West Nile hits Roosevelt County

Roosevelt General Hospital reported two cases of West Nile Virus to the New Mexico Department of Health on Friday. Hospital officials said the two patients were diagnosed through RGH out-patient services; however public health officials said the cases have not been confirmed through the Public Health department. Chris Minnick, public information officer for NMDOH, said […]

No. 11 Buffs shut out ENMU

Dominic Furness had a goal and an assist and Carl Prestidge added two assists on Thursday as 11th-ranked West Texas A&M pulled away in the second half for a 3-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference men's soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Greyhound sophomore Abayneh […]

Lady Broncos fall in four

Floyd dominated the first set, but Clovis Christian rallied for an 11-25, 25-20, 28-26, 25-20 victory over the Lady Broncos on Thursday night at Clovis. Jasmine Gomez had 16 kills and two blocks for the Lady Broncos (6-4), while Dominique Gomez chipped in 13 kills, four blocks and three aces and Taryn Lee had nine […]

Rams set for first true home game

While they were technically the "home" team once, the Portales Rams are looking forward to their first game at Greyhound Stadium tonight. The Rams (1-3) host the Dexter Demons (1-3) in a game which will also serve as Homecoming for PHS. Portales broke into the win column last week with a 48-28 win at Raton, […]

Prep football capsules

Floyd/Elida (1-3) at Mountainair (1-3) When: 7 p.m. today Last week: The Broncos lost to Foothill 32-12, while the Mustangs scored a 50-6 win over Melrose. Floyd/Elida coach Steve Foust: "They're better than their srecord shows. They're big and they're going to spread it out and throw the ball. Defensively, they'll put eight guys in […]

Rams, Lady Rams drop road outings

ROSWELL — After finishing second in the state Class 1A-3A state tourament last season, Portales boys soccer coach Brian Kirchner tried to toughen up the Rams' schedule this season. So far, they're paying a price in the win-loss column, but Kirchner is hoping the experience pays off down the line. PHS played without two injured […]

Community groups join drug disposal effort

Saturday marks National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and asks individuals to turn in unused or expired medication to locations in their communities. File photo The New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is […]

Letter to the editor: Government regulation needed to protect markets

Recently when Ben Bernanke announced the Federal Reserve's position on the economy, the radical conservatives and Romney went ballistic. The approved conservative game plan is to do nothing that might give Obama credit, regardless of whether or not it is good for the country. The conservative policy to address our recession is tax cuts and […]

Editorial: Can we please move to non-NFL referee topics?

Pardon a moment of snarkiness, but let's remember that the Earth didn't move overnight Wednesday when the NFL referees and owners patched things up and ended their petulant little strike. Now can we get back to learning more specific details about what is sure to affect all Americans, like who has the right stuff to […]

Restitution could provide justice

Recent and ongoing local events illustrate the folly of imprisonment. The situation is not unique. The same type of events repeat, in limited variation, all across America on a continuous basis. The Stanford Prison Experiment, and subsequent studies that keep confirming it, should demonstrate that you can't give one group of people dominion over another […]