Jan. 4 Police Blotter

A sampling of recent calls received by the Portales Police dispatchers, compiled from reports: Dec. 28: About 2:40 p.m., a woman reported she returned to her residence on South Avenue A to find her back door open. Dec. 29: About 10 a.m., a woman reported someone tried to break into her house on University while [...]

Hounds leave no doubt against Aggies

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men have struggled in the second half of games at times this season — including Monday, when they nearly let a 15-point cushion get away before holding off Lubbock Christian. Saturday, after building a nine-point halftime lead, the Greyhounds finished the job in style with [...]

Hunter education course available

PNT staff A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Portales. Darren Elrod, volunteer hunter education instructor with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said the course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Cost is [...]

County officials look to boost local economy

By Clarence Plnk: PNT Staff Writer One of two Roosevelt County Commissioners being sworn into office Monday has already set a hefty agenda. Republican David Sanders says his top priorities are fixing overcrowding at the county jail, attracting new business and getting the county to go green. “One of our major concerns is the jail [...]

Livestock show gives 4-H youth chance to show off

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico At a wispy 4-feet-10-inches-tall, Heath Hadley barely peeks out above his steer’s woolly body. But the 10-year-old Parmer County boy had little trouble Saturday leading his 1,200-pound project around the show floor behind the Farwell Community Center. Heath was among the dozens of Farwell FFA and 4-H members showing [...]

Second-half rally pushes Cameron past Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Cameron’s Tera Tremayne entered Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game against Eastern New Mexico University shooting less than 18 percent for the season from 3-point range. Suffice it to say, she found her stroke against the Zias. Tremayne went 5-for-6 from 3-point range, including three in a row [...]

Year in review: Jail escape among most notable of crimes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico An initially quiet year was fraught with high profile criminal cases in the last quarter. Law enforcement scrambled to recapture eight escaped inmates and the prior year’s homicide rate doubled in the space of weeks. With the exception of a summertime rash of home invasions, things were relatively calm [...]

Domestic violence calls suddenly increase

By Sharna Johnson: Freedm New Mexico Whether it’s the strained economy, the holidays, population changes or something else area law enforcement leaders can’t be certain. But what they do know is they are seeing an increase in domestic violence calls in recent months. In Clovis, calls for assistance in domestic disputes have risen moderately. In [...]

Jan. 3, 2009 ENMU basketball capsules

Men ENMU (3-9) vs. Cameron (5-4), 4 p.m. today, and vs. Southwestern Oklahoma (8-3), 8 p.m. Monday, in Lone Star Conference crossover games at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: ENMU beat the Aggies 76-74 in overtime last January in Lawton, Okla. … The Aggies are 0-4 away from home, including [...]

Greyhounds hope to have larger player pool for weekend

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is hoping to have closer to a full roster this weekend. The Greyhounds, with only eight players in uniform, upended Lubbock Christian 68-67 on Monday night at Greyhound Arena and return to Lone Star Conference crossover play at 4 p.m. [...]