Local golf results — Sept. 8

PCC 2-person scramble Saturday, Sunday At Portales C.C. Championship Flight: 1. Mark Foster/Sid Felan 58-58 — 116; 2. Charlie Maciel/Hunter McLemore 61-65 — 126; 3. Amit Bhakta/Keith Kiser 66-62 — 128-x; 4. Andy Reynolds/Clark Colson 63-65 — 128; 5. (tie) Bobby Crane/Clay Hawk 67-64 — 131 and Brad McConnel/John Gutierrez 65-66 — 131; 7. (tie) […]

State prep football polls — Sept. 8

Maxpreps.com Class 6A Team    Record 1. Las Cruces High    2-0 2. Mayfield    2-0 3. Rio Rancho    2-0 4. Eldorado    2-0 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland    1-1 6. La Cueva    1-1 7. Hobbs    1-1 8. Sandia    1-1 9. Manzano    1-1 10. Clovis    1-1 Class 5A Team    Record 1. Roswell Goddard    2-0 2. Centennial    2-0 3. Farmington    2-0 […]

Hounds survive red cards in win; Zias edged

Staff report Sophomore forward Ryan McManus scored in the 12th minute on Sunday to give the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team the lead and the Greyhounds went on to a 3-1 win over Colorado-Colorado Springs in their home opener at the ENMU pitch. ENMU (1-1) improved to 6-3-2 all-time in home openers, but […]

Commerce sets several records in opening rout

Lone Star Conference.org COMMERCE, Texas — Senior quarterback Tyrik Rollison broke three school records and tied another and Texas A&M-Commerce set a Lone Star Conference record for points in a season-opening 98-20 rout of NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist on Thursday night. The Lions broke the NCAA Division II record for total yards with […]

Floyd earns national acclaim

By Joshua Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com Floyd High School has claimed two top spots on “Newsweek’s” lists of top high schools in the nation. Floyd ranked 98th in the “Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students” list and made the top 500 in the magazine’s “America’s Top High Schools 2014” list. “We’re […]

Meetings watch: Portales school board

Portales Municipal Schools Board members on Monday: • Approved a request for easement for enhanced firefighting capacity. City Public Works Director John DeSha said officials want to place a pipe, which will run water from the wastewater plant, on the south side of Valencia Elementary School. The water will run to all the schools except […]

To do list — Sept. 9

Today • Afterschool @ the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Lego Bookmarks. Information: 575-356-3940. Wednesday • Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., board room at Portales Municipal School District, 501 S. Abilene. Property tax rates will be set. Interviews for the county manager job will be held in executive session. […]

Police blotter — Sept. 9

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 12:02 a.m.: Trespass in progress, 1500 block of South Avenue K. • 1:13 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 200 block of South Avenue H. • 1:26 a.m.: Deputy requested, Second Street and Avenue I. • 2:25 […]

9/11 anniversary triggers dread

By Sandy Fields Local columnist The anniversary approaches. September 11. I remember that fateful day 13 years ago with anguish in my heart. I have grown to dread the date every year as it approaches. There is reason to worry. There is chatter. I wonder how there could be such a vicious element of anger […]

Attorney: County manager candidates have ‘wide range of experience’

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Eight of the 12 candidates for the Roosevelt County Manager’s job will be participating in interviews that begin Wednesday and continue through Sept. 16, county officials said. Half of the finalists have close ties to Portales, while all eight are in New Mexico. All the candidates have managerial experience. […]

New ‘in-state tuition’ protection starts fall 2015

By Tom Philpott Military Digest Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new “in-state tuition” protection that Congress approved last month is that it won’t take effect for another year — fall semester 2015. That delay will give state-run colleges and universities — or, in some cases, state legislatures […]

ENMU grad returns to comedy roots

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Steven Michael Quezada, a former ENMU student, said his comedy act is about family.

By Desiree M. Cooper ENMU Communication Services Former Eastern New Mexico University student Steven Michael Quezada is returning to the Portales campus for a comedy act at 7 p.m. Monday in the ENMU Theater. The actor is known for his role as Steven Gomez on the Emmy-Award winning series “Breaking Bad.” “The show was not […]

On this date

Sept. 9, 1954: The Las Vegas Daily Optic newspaper published an editorial praising former state Rep. R. G. Bryant of Portales and Dr. H.A. Miller of Clovis for publicly questioning payment of a state education department employee while she attended classes at the University of Colorado. “The two have been assailed in some circles as […]

Zias drop pair of four-setters at Lady Buff Classic

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team finished 1-3 in the sason-opening Lady Buff Classic, losing a pair of four-setters on Saturday. The Zias were beaten by Adams State 25-18, 10-25, 26-24, 25-16 before dropping an evening matchup with New Mexico Highlands 25-21,20-25, 25-13, 25-20. Adams State, winning for the first […]

Skinny dipping issue offers chance to teach

The “Most Likely to Skinny Dip” award presented in the Portales High School yearbook a few weeks ago was controversial only in extreme circles. Anyone worried about our children’s morality being reflected in those pages needs a reality check. And a hobby. But the incident has raised an issue dear to our hearts, one that […]

Taking the road more traveled

Leslie “Wildfire” Radford, a 1997 Muleshoe High School graduate, is living my fantasy — exchanging an education career for trucking down the highway. A 2001 graduate from college in Portales, Radford taught first through sixth grades in Texas schools — until becoming fed up. “The parents and administration don’t support teachers,” said the former high […]

Parenting, coaching must be team effort

It’s happening in stadiums all over the country. Football is America’s most popular sport. It’s my favorite sport, too, but that doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to the severe health consequences that can happen to those who participate. I played for a while, in my much, much younger years, though I wasn’t […]

Cannon appreciation day set

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Cannon children will be supplied with pumpkins to decorate during the annual Cannon Appreciation Day 
scheduled for Saturday in Portales. These unidentified youngsters were beneficiaries last year.

Staff report The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to show Cannon Air Force Base personnel how much they mean to the citizens in and around Portales. The Chamber’s annual Cannon Appreciation Day is scheduled Saturday and will feature games, live music, and food for CAFB personnel and their families. Karl Terry, the […]

ENMU enrollment hits another high

Staff report Aggressive recruiting efforts, expanding athletic programs and the advent of online education are just a few reasons Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment figures continue to rise, according to university President Steve Gamble. The university announced on Saturday its fall enrollment is up for the 18th consecutive year. The number of ENMU students enrolled […]

Mother, children get help from locals

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Quaylene Parkey was walking into Portales’ Wal-Mart when she noticed a pregnant woman with two small children in front of the store. They had a bag of groceries, but seemed to be having a “melt down,” Parkey said. Parkey began talking to the woman and learned she was dropped […]