Hounds turn back previously unbeaten Chaps

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Dave Wagner After a couple of disappointing performances last week in Colorado, including one in a victory, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Andrew Helton decided it was time to shake things up a bit. Guards Tralyn Harden and Jordan Romero were inserted into the lineup Saturday and the Greyhounds rode solid backcourt play […]

Their view: Coyote hunt setting bad example

Coyote hunt setting bad example The Curry County community of Grady was scheduled to host a coyote hunt this weekend with two purposes — thin the coyote population that threatens cattle ranchers and raise money for school athletics teams. A Grady resident complained about the event, saying coyote killing should not be sport. Anonymous reader […]

Bill infringes some rights to protect others

Freedom New Mexico Reason and prudence are needed to untangle the digital-age Gordian knots posed by Internet technology. Unfortunately, Congress can be short of reason and prudence. A bill to protect online property rights of owners’ copyrighted material sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee this month, 19-0. We urge the Senate to rethink this approach, […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas on way

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PNT staff report The Little Miss Merry Christmas contest is returning for another holiday season, with a few changes this year. The annual contest raises money for white lights displayed on the Roosevelt County Courthouse and other places around town during the Christmas season. This year, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County […]

My turn: Living my life through you

Recently, I shut off all distractions —TV, Internet, reading — to see what condition my condition was in. Quickly, I realized that my life revolves around others’ Raison d’

Cattleman’s challenge curbs carcinogens

I sent the final postcard to Bob before Christmas. For the last 20 years I’ve sent a postcard to Bob and Dottie from every place I traveled. That would be over a thousand cards. I didn’t write much on them, just where I was, what the weather was doin’, and maybe what group I was […]

Nov. 28 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • About 5:40 p.m., a magistrate probation officer requested a police officer in the 200 block of South Avenue I to handle a narcotics violation. When the police officer arrived, the probation officer told him a 21-year-old man on probation had tested […]

Nov. 28 —

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents: Nov. 3 • Shane McNicoll, born in 1980, pled guilty to battery on a household member, with the charged amended down to a misdemeanor and a charge of defective equipment dismissed, as per a plea agreement. McNicoll was sentenced to 39 days in jail […]

Herrin providing boost as Zias look to hit stride

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Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese was looking for a forward-type player with some all-around skills during the offseason. Thanks to a reference from another coach, he landed Precious Herrin. The 5-foot-10 junior from Shreveport, La., transferred to ENMU in the fall from Jacksonville (Texas) College. She’s given the Zias […]

Area Texas prep playoffs — Nov. 26

Freedom New Mexico Regional semifinals Class 2A Division I At Lubbock Wall 22, Muleshoe 7, halftime Class 1A Division II At Canyon Bovina 21, Farwell 20, 3rd quarter