Officials to visit Hurlburt Field

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers This Thursday, a group of local officials will board a military aircraft headed for Hurlburt Field, Fla., home of the Air Force Special Operations Command. An AC-130U Gunship from Hurlburt will usher about a dozen regional officials to the installation, where they will meet with Air Force Special Operations […]

Mead helps Clovis contain La Cueva

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers After going scoreless in the first half, the Clovis Wildcats exploded in the final two periods en route to a 31-13 victory over La Cueva Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior running back Brian Mead scored all four of Clovis’ touchdowns and finished with 26 carries for 165 yards […]

Sept. 3, 2006 Honors

Iremonger Air Force Airman Andrew J. Iremonger has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. A 2005 Portales High School graduate, he is the son of Aaron Iremonger of Portales. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; […]

Floyd alumni fill Hound roster

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer By Mickey Winfield PNT Staff Writer mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com Bobby Reed is one of three players from Floyd to make the jump from six-man football to college football at Eastern New Mexico University. Reed, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior outside linebacker, teamed with senior running back Fide Davalos to lead the Broncos […]

Feds shouldn’t regulate oil fields

Editorial It certainly looks as if BP miscalculated when it came to how often it needed to perform maintenance on a pipeline leading from the oil field at Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska. As Severin Borenstein, of the Energy Institute at the University of California-Berkeley said, that’s an internal BP problem and […]

Field day shows off crops

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Around a bend on a narrow road, pockets of sorghum, canola, sunflowers, cow peas and corn sprout from the rutted brown soil. The crops are the research of about a dozen New Mexico State University researchers and staff. At the Agricultural Science Center north of Clovis, the group uses […]

Hurlburt: We’re full

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Picture a full parking lot with nary an empty space. That is Hurlburt Field, current home of Air Force Special Operations Command and its 16th Wing in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. On this steamy July day, the ramp at Hurlburt is at 30 percent capacity, according […]

Pararescue one of Special Ops assignments

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Skinny tubes of blue neon their only source of light, John’s rescuers insert an air tube into his mouth. The sounds of war are deafening: Gunfire ricochets, tanks rumble. But John’s saviors are not on a battlefield. Though his chest moves up and down and his eyes blink, he is […]

Vandals go off-road on ENMU soccer field

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer One vehicle’s off-roading venture at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday has cost an Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer field considerable damage, as well as serious safety concerns for the players. Deep tire tracks were found meandering throughout the grass by the team’s head coach Travis McCorkle. “It’s the second time […]

Portales readies blast for Independence Day

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Honor and entertainment are the themes for tonight’s $8,000 fireworks display at Eastern New Mexico University’s football practice field. More than a thousand explosive shells will be fired into the air, so officials are making sure that utmost safety precautions are taken. The Portales fireworks display has been run […]

Florida residents say Special Ops a class act

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Residents of the Florida town now home to Air Force Special Operations refer to the unit as good neighbors, and said Clovis will receive an asset in the 16th Special Operations squadron. A town of roughly 20,000 people, Fort Walton Beach is a coastal community located on the Florida panhandle […]

Local oil wells reactivated

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Orbit Petroleum recently activated seven more oil and gas wells in the southern tip of Roosevelt County, bringing their total number of active wells to 35, according to a company press release. The Oklahoma City-based company has plans to re-activate an additional 25 wells in what is known as […]

Youth summer track program hitting its stride in Portales

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer As she stood demonstrating to seven or eight pairs of watchful eyes on how to throw a shot put at the Portales High School track, 14-year-old Samantha Ochoa encouraged the girls to do a couple warm up throws so they could get the hang of it. “It’s okay just […]

Rams storm past Bloomfield

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Rams — and District 4-3A, in general —have made a loud statement in the Class 3A state baseball tournament. Portales, seeded 12th in the 16-team field, advanced to the semifinals with an 18-6 rout of Bloomfield on Thursday at the University of New Mexico’s Lobo Field in a game […]

Lady Wildcats capture district championship

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Despite a nine-point cushion at halftime, Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters was convinced the Lady Wildcats could play better. Clovis turned up the defensive heat in the second half, holding Hobbs to 12 points until the final two minutes and finished 56-38 win on Friday night at Rock Staubus […]

Javelinas best Hounds in 91-76 rout

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville took the lead for good with a 10-0 run midway through the first half Thursday night and the Javelinas went on to rout Eastern New Mexico University 91-76 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball matchup. Senior guard Remi Yusuf scored 17 of his game-high 28 […]

Zias drop second LSC South game

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State opened a 13-2 lead in less than five minutes and the Rambelles went on to an 82-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. All five Angelo starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore forward Kandra […]

Whiteface knocks of defending champ Texico

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FARWELL — For the first time in four years, there’ll be a new boys champion in the Farwell Invitational. Whiteface saw to that on Friday, holding three-time defending Texico to 10 field goals for the game and pulling away late for a 53-35 semifinal victory. The Antelopes (4-4), who lost […]

Turkey Bowl more than ordinary game

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the family sprawled around the living room watching Denver beat Dallas after Thanksgiving dinner, I was thankful. I was thankful no one called or knocked on the door to tell us the Turkey Bowl was on at Lamb Field that afternoon. I was stuffed to the gills with dressing […]

News Briefs (Nov. 17)

Banquet goes on tonight The Annual Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Portales High School Cafeteria. T.J. Casey will be the featured entertainment for the night. Casey is a singing cowboy from Billings, Mont. Casey has been a singing entertainer for more than 30 […]