Unknown person injured in wreck

PNT staff reports Law enforcement officials found blood but no people upon arriving at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover Monday afternoon on N.M. 358 in northeast Roosevelt County. County Sheriff Darren Hooker said he and a deputy responded to the call about the wreck around 1 p.m. A van had left the road, and […]

Fire cause undeterminable

PNT staff reports A New Mexico State Forestry Division investigator has ruled the cause of the grassfire southwest of Causey on April 9 could not be determined, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. Hooker said the investigator was able to approximate a point of origin, but couldn’t find the cause. The fire burned 1,300 […]

Ex-Hounds assistant longs to return

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By Eric Butler: PNT correspondent Greg Young is certainly one coach who believes that the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team can successfully compete in the Lone Star Conference. If not, the current head coach at Jacksonville (Texas) Junior College wouldn’t have been quite as enticed to enter the race to be the Greyhounds’ […]

Rodeo: Hounds fifth at Howard

Freedom New Mexico BIG SPRING, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men finished fifth in the Howard College rodeo over the weekend. Senior Kyle Roberts of Durango, Colo., teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford College (Texas) for first place in team roping with a time of 13.3 seconds. Junior Payton Terry teamed with Tarleton State’s […]

Area students take FFA honors

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By Helena Rodriguez: FNM correspondent Dora High School students have uncovered a lot of dirt at their school, and that helped them take first place in the homesite evaluation competition at the New Mexico State FFA Career Development competition. The DHS homesite evaluation team — consisting of Jake Tayler, Chase Varnell and Calvin Tayler — […]

4-21 ENMU briefs

New hires • Jake Simmons will join the Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences as assistant professor of communication. • Patty Saylor will join the Department of Health and Human Services as the new director of the social work program. • Jason Vest has moved into a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor of voice. • […]

Split drops Hounds to seventh in LSC

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Senior catcher Freddy Carmona went 6-for-8 in the doubleheader, but it was his RBI groundout that drove in the go-ahead run as Eastern New Mexico University beat Central Oklahoma 5-1 Sunday in the second game to earn a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball twin bill and a […]

Freedom newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize

Freedom New Mexico A Freedom Communications newspaper in Mesa, Ariz., won a Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism, for a five-part series that exposed how police protection suffered as Sheriff Joe Arpaio focused on efforts to combat illegal immigration.

Four students injured in one-car crash

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Four Portales High School students were injured Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Lime Street. Two of the students were reported in stable condition at Lubbock hospitals Monday evening, and another was treated at Roosevelt General Hospital and released, according to officials and hospital staff members. An updated […]

Marinades, charm quilts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on a unique way to attach a pocket to a shirt or blouse, cooking with pecans, and using marinades will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m., Saturday. Sewing expert Carol Bell, who represents Ann Silva”s Bernina Sewing Center in Albuquerque, will demonstrate […]

Child predators can lurk anywhere

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I try not to judge someone when I first meet them, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this man at my neighbor’s daughter’s birthday party. He looked scary. The neighbor introduced him as an ‘uncle.’ He had long white hair in a pony tail, blue eyes and a […]

Wife’s hair color livens up marriage

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist My true hair color is blonde. I’m not so sure about my wife’s color. I knew when I got married I was getting a bottle blonde but she was hot looking and I was in love so I didn’t really care. Had I taken the time to calculate the investment […]

Gates’ proposed defense reforms highly unlikely

Freedom New Mexico In proposing a major reshaping of defense spending even before the White House has processed the proposals and added its stamp of hopeful approval to the blueprint, Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged that it will be difficult “to make tough choices about specific systems and defense priorities based solely on the national […]

April 19, 2009 Wedding

Thompson Joy Widener of Portales and Michael Thompson of Clovis were joined in marriage at 2 p.m. April, 11, 2009. The Rev. Kelly Fulfer performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol Widener of Alamogordo. She is the granddaughter of Ila Fay and the late Glenn Widener of Portales; B-Etta […]

April 19, 2009 Dora school news

Report cards out Monday Teachers will issue Progress Reports for students to take home Monday. The reports will reflect students’ academic progress so far during the fourth nine-week grading period. Sports • Tuesday – Baseball at Floyd, 3 p.m./5:30 p.m.; Junior High EPAC Track • Thursday – Varsity EPAC Track at Fort Sumner • Friday […]

April 19, 2009 PJHS news

Students study possible careers Eighth graders-spent Friday job shadowing a person working in a career they might want to enter. Students have taken interest inventories, which indicate several careers they might pursue based on their high interest scores. If at all possible, students then contact a professional working in one of those fields and request […]

April 19, 2009 Elida school news

Baseball: April 20 – Melrose, varsity and junior varsity at Elida — 3 and 5 p.m. April 24

April 19, 2009 PHS news

College dual credit signup deadline Monday Portales High School juniors and seniors wishing to take dual enrollment courses at Eastern New Mexico University or Clovis Community College other than the courses taught at PHS must complete and turn in College Dual Enrollment Approval Forms to the Counseling and Guidance Office by Monday. Forms must have […]

April 19, 2009 Floyd menu

Monday: Breakfast — Sausage, biscuit, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken and broccoli alfredo, garlic bread, salad, apricots, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Tuesday: Breakfast — Scrambled eggs, toast, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Taquitos, salad, ranch-style beans, spiced cake, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancakes, bacon, cereal, […]

April 19, 2009 Library news

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