Fourth-grader’s design to be featured as hospital Christmas card

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In September, 10-year-old Treyton Neece drew a picture of the Roosevelt General Hospital. This holiday season, the picture he drew may show up in your mailbox in the form of a Christmas card from the hospital. In an effort to familiarize Portales children with the building, hospital administrators asked […]

Dec. 11 Rec Center News

Basketball There will be a youth basketball coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rec Center. Youth basketball tryouts are set for Saturday at the Portales Junior High School gym. The junior league (third- and fourth-graders) will begin at 9 a.m., and the senior league (fifth- and sixth-graders) will begin at 1 p.m.

Moseley falls to fourth

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell knocked over a barrel in Tuesday’s sixth round of barrel racing competition in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, causing her to drop from first to fourth place. With a five-second penalty, Moseley posted a time of 19.03 seconds on Tuesday. Her overall score with […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked Abilene Christian, so he decided to throw a few things at the Wildcats. Like an onside kick to start the game (it didn’t work), a 2-point conversion off the […]

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 […]

Jail escapee from Portales nabbed in Albuquerque

PNT Staff A fourth escapee from Sunday’s jailbreak in Clovis has been captured.

Fireworks show moves to July 3

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The date for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Portales has been bumped up a day, according to an Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce official. The fireworks display outside Greyhound Arena will be held July 3, according to chamber officials. The pyrotechnic crew from Clovis, which has […]

Joe’s Boot Shop to host fourth calf roping

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent You can find events all over the country these days that consist of calf roping and only calf roping. Breaking apart from the traditional rodeo slate of competitions, much the same way bull riding has done, calf roping has carved out its own niche among cowboys looking to make some […]

Area residents sound off on health care issues

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Norma Rey Vazquez de Houdek does not advocate gun control. That is a political issue. She says she is concerned about the people issue. New Mexico ranks fourth in the nation for teen suicides, losing one person a day. “When we live in a state that is so diverse, […]

Rush declares for Dist. 63 rep

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PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County resident and fourth generation New Mexican, Matt Rush,