ENMU to host mud volleyball tournament

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Things are about to get down and dirty with some fun in the mud at Eastern New Mexico University’s mud volleyball tournament on May 2. The annual event sponsored by Associated Students and the ENMU Foundation is open to the public. All proceeds go toward ENMU scholarships. “We usually […]

Experience pays off for Clovis fighter

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent After the opening bell for the third round, but before a punch could be thrown, Elijio Sena of Clovis pointedly looked in the direction of his opponent’s corner and laughed. In Mark Martinez’ corner, his trainer had just told his fighter that he “had been here before.” Sena heard something […]

March 27, 1970

A freshman from Eastern New Mexico University, Lynda Morgan, of Colorado Springs, Colo., climbed the Rotary Park water tower and threatened to jump in front of onlookers. She came down only after a News-Tribune reporter asked for an interview.

Road boss stepping down

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Time for salaries to come back down

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Will our ailing economy finally bring salary figures back into reality? With regular folks hit hard by the current downturn the outcry over CEO salaries has turned pretty ugly. Automaker CEOs got the message pretty quickly after each of the Big Three hopped individual private jets to Washington in order […]

March 7, 1978

A “truck shut-down” coordinated by area farmers began

Buffs down Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men hung with West Texas A&M for most of a half Saturday night. In the end, the Buffaloes’ 3-point shooting was the major difference as WT pulled away to a 73-52 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory at Greyhound Arena. Junior guard Nick Burns went 5-for-7 from […]

Shades, snacks on new shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a top-down/bottom-up window shade and gluten-free appetizers and snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.Terrell Sundermann will show how to make a top-down/bottom-up window shade. She’ll also talk about how to measure the window, determine the size […]

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Winter driving key: Slow down

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require they leave more space between themselves and other drivers on the road. “It is extremely important to slow down. Giving yourself more […]

Census metropolitan population estimates

The Census Bureau cannot go out and count every man, woman and child each year. Instead, it uses statistical models and a multitude of data sources to estimate the nation’s population down to the smallest geography. The data here is sorted in descending order by the overall population change from 2000 to 2006. Click on […]

Abengoa shuts down temporarily

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Abengoa Bioenergy in Portales is shutting down temporarily, according to Chris Standlee, executive vice president of the ethanol production plant. Standlee said Wednesday the plant is “laying off some staff” because of the “general economy in the industry.” “We’re operating plants the best we can under market conditions,” he […]

Down ticket, races mean even more

Freedom New Mexico The term “down the ballot” refers to the congressional, state and local races that ostensibly play second, third and fourth fiddle to the presidential contest. The names of the White House contenders will appear at the tops of ballots, with everything else further down. This presentation more or less mirrors the conventional […]

North Korea deal not perfect, but it works for now

Freedom New Mexico You might say the new quasi agreement with North Korea amounts to kicking the can down the road, and you might be right. But kicking the can down the road to be handled by the next administration is probably a less-worse outcome than continuing a strictly confrontational approach to the “hermit kingdom” […]

Zia volleyball splits four tourney games down the middle

SEASIDE, Calif. — Eastern New Mexico University finished 2-2 after losing twice on Saturday in a volleyball tournament being hosted by Cal State Monterey Bay. Late Saturday, the Zias (2-6) lost to host Cal State Monterey Bay 25-22, 27-25, 25-11. Senior Vanessa Wilcox had nine kills and sophomore Veronica Valdez seven for ENMU. The Zias […]

Chief candidates narrowed down

Freedom New Mexico The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said […]

Sheriff: ‘Four down, four to go’

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Victor Sotelo, the fourth escapee to be captured from Sunday’s jailbreak in Clovis, was apprehended late Thursday night in Albuquerque. “We’re four down, four to go,” Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday morning. “We’re optimistic.” Sotelo, 26, of Portales was caught without incident around 11:45 p.m. in the […]

Round and Round

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Cruz Viegas swings out from the merry-go-round at Lindsey Park Saturday evening. Cruz and several neighborhood friends migrated to the park to play as the sun went down. High temperatures have been in the mid- to high-90s this week in Portales. More hot weather is on the way this week.

Junior Rodeo winds down

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Aspyn Reames was hoping for a big finish in Saturday’s final day of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Mounted Patrol Arena, and she got it. The 14-year-old from Clovis took first-place finishes in age 13-15 pole bending and barrel racing, and was second in […]

KENW tower coming down this week

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor One of the taller landmarks on the High Plains and easily the tallest in Portales is coming down. The 300-foot tower at the old KENW-TV studios will be taken apart this week by Advanced Tower Services of Albuquerque. Work began Tuesday and depending on the weather, the tower could […]