Floyd’s Chenault recognized

Freedom New Mexico Chet Chenault of Floyd, a member of the University of the Southwest baseball team, was one of 73 USW athletes recognized for helping the Hobbs-based school win its second consecutive Red River Athletic Conference GPA award for the 2010-11 school year. USW’s 160 student-athletes compiled a combined GPA of 3.02 in 2010-11, […]

Floyd’s Chenault recogized by USW

Freedom New Mexico Chet Chenault of Floyd, a member of the University of the Southwest baseball team, was one of 73 USW athletes recognized for helping the Hobbs-based school win its second consecutive Red River Athletic Conference GPA award for the 2010-11 school year. USW’s 160 student-athletes compiled a combined GPA of 3.02 in 2010-11, […]

Floyd cheerleaders take state 1A championship

PNT Staff Report The Floyd High School varsity cheerleading squad was crowned Class 1A state champion Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque, according to co-sponsor Sheri Chenault. The girls, coached and sponsored by Chenault, Vickie Mendoza and Darcee Benoit, competed Friday and Saturday. For more details look for a full story in Tuesday’s PNT.

Elida sweeps Melrose, clinches state berth

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — The Elida volleyball team was dormant for nearly two weeks before hosting Melrose Thursday night in the District 3-1A semifinals, but the Lady Tigers showed no signs of rust in sweeping the Lady Buffs 25-14, 27-25, 25-22 to clinch a spot in the 1A state tournament. “We […]

Lady Tigers edge Vixens in five games

PNT Staff Report ELIDA — The District 3-1A volleyball season is at the midway point, and if Thursday night’s Elida-Fort Sumner match is any indication, it may be a wild finish. The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early two-game lead, but the Vixens rallied to force a fifth game before Elida won 25-21, 25-15, […]

September 21, 1969

• Roosevelt County youth Kent Allison of Portales and Dwayne Chenault of Elida, sold their winning livestock in the Junior Livestock Sale at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. Allison sold his grand champion market lamb for $13 a pound, for a grand total of $1,209, and Chenault sold his grand champion Duroc barrow […]

Elida beats Tucumcari

PNT Staff Report The Elida Lady Tigers swept Tucumcari in three games at home Thursday to remain perfect in early-season play at 5-0. Elida made quick work of the visiting Lady Rattlers with scores of 25-6, 25-6 and 25-15. Elida coach Darrell Chenault said the young Lady Tigers, with just one senior in their ranks, […]

Smokey Bear signs utilized to inform public of fire danger

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As residents and visitors leave Portales via N.M. 206, N.M. 467 or U.S. 70, they will be seeing some new signs that are common in mountainous areas, but new to the Portales region. The brown and yellow signs show a picture of Smokey Bear with his shovel. An interchangeable […]

Veteran firefighter retires

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Closing the book on one life chapter and beginning another is in the immediate future for retiring Portales firefighter Darwin Chenault. Gathered in Portales City Hall chambers, members of the Chenault family, the Portales Fire Department and city officials expressed appreciation for Chenault’s 20-plus years of service to the […]

First-team 3-1A hoops announced

PNT Staff Report The All-District 3-1A basketball team was announced earlier this week, and it wasn’t much of a surprise to see the boys list dominated by Elida and Dora juniors, while the girls list was a much more eclectic mix. District tournament champion Elida and state runner-up Dora both placed four players each on […]

Elida Tigers roll to state

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida boys basketball coach Darrell Chenault says his kids began Saturday’s game nervous. After taking a fast 25-1 lead midway through the first period, the Tigers may be well advised to pack their nerves as they travel to the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time in more than […]

Elida Tigers hang on to beat Fort Sumner

PNT Staff Writer The Elida Tigers were tested on their home court Thursday night, but they did enough to clinch a spot in the 1A state basketball tournament. Elida senior Caleb Widener led the Tigers to a 49-47 District 3-1A semifinal victory over Fort Sumner. Widener finished the game with 13 points as the Elida […]

Elida’s life after EPAC

By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Don’t expect the Elida Tigers to continue to bask in the glow of their history-making EPAC championship, not with the district schedule around the corner. In fact, moments after the Elida boys won their first EPAC title on Saturday at Texico, the eye of the tiger shifted from the shine […]

Elida state bound

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PNT Staff Writer The Elida Lady Tigers (21-0) volleyball team is in the Class A state volleyball tournament for the second time in as many years, but this time, they believe things are different. Elida rolled through their regular season with an undefeated 20-0 mark, followed by a three games to one defeat of Fort […]

Elida girls movin’ on up

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers are still living the dream after beating the Fort Sumner Vixens in four games in the District 3-1A tournament championship game Saturday afternoon. After dropping the first game, Elida (21-0) won the final three games to take the crown, and although they are […]

Elida still perfect, edges out Melrose

Freedom Newspapers The Elida Lady Tigers continued their perfect season Tuesday night, but they were tested on the road by district rival Melrose. Elida was taken to five games, but the Lady Tigers were triumphant on the road, 27-29, 25-11, 25-19, 21-25, 15-13. With the win, the Elida girls are 17-0 on the season. Elida […]

Fire destroys building in Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Fire destroyed a shop building on South Globe in Portales early Friday morning, sending thick clouds of black smoke rolling across the city. Total damage caused by the fire, including the shop and its contents and two RVs parked inside was estimated at $650,000, according to fire officials. Portales […]

Dry conditions, fireworks make for nervous mixture

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer With dry conditions and bans on some types of fireworks in place, local fire officials are nervous about the possiblity of fires while vendors are concerned that business may fizzle. Eric Segovia, the manager of two Segovia Fireworks stands in Portales said stands are going to have to go […]

New fire chief gets acquainted

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Raul Muniz’s first day on the job on Monday was mostly spent doing what he figures he needs to do a lot of in the following months — getting to know the people of Portales. Muniz is the new fire chief for the Portales Fire Department and was a captain […]

Elida cruises into EPAC title game

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Elida Lady Tigers spent Friday afternoon filling up the stat sheet, and the team was able to fill in its name to the final game in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament. Jewlie Paiz scored 16 points and stole eight Floyd passes and freshman guard Lindsey Bob Smith […]