Lady Rams lose low scoring game

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Rams opened the 2006 Mel Otero Rio Rancho Invite with a 33-24 loss to Los Lunas Thursday afternoon. Turnovers plagued Portales (1-2) against Los Lunas (3-3), although future Eastern New Mexico University player Clarissa Krum did her part to do in the Lady Rams, too. Krum finished […]

Shopper stories

Freedom Newspapers Some shoppers got everything they wanted in a matter of minutes. Others fought through crowds to discover their targeted items were sold out. We talked with a few shoppers on their Black Friday experiences in eastern New Mexico. Ashly Baccas, shopping in the afternoon with family, said she has never done the early […]

County fair provides youth chance to showcase livestock

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer It’s show time! The countdown is on for area kids to showcase their skills at the upcoming Roosevelt County Fair. After months of preparation, all their hard work will be on display in the show ring and indoor exhibits this week. For Jalayna Roberts, 13, of Dora, says this […]

Maypole tradition marks 77th year

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Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Imagine being able to step into a fairytale and feel like a princess with the beautiful dress, the perfect hair and having all eyes on you. For Portales High School senior, Kacee Lovato, and everyone who participated in Thursday’s Maypole at PHS, that fairy tale seemed to come true. “It’s […]

Portales police officer injured directing traffic

PNT Staff Report A Portales police officer and a motorist were injured Wednesday in an accident that occurred as the officer was arriving to direct traffic at a railroad crossing near the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.M. 467, according to state police. According to State Police officer Ramon Borjas, a Dodge Dakota pickup turning […]

Hound gridders getting their licks in this spring

Freedom Newspapers Nearly two weeks into spring drills, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo likes the look of his team. The Greyhounds are slated to have the first of two game-style intrasquad scrimmages at 3:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Stadium. Ribaudo said the scrimmage should last about two hours and is open to […]

Aug 24 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The area is really getting soaked lately, with the area around Pep getting the most so far. At Pep and regions west, some reported five inches of rain Saturday. There was some hail damage on crops to the southeast of Pep early last week. Some cotton was just about destroyed in the […]

Ex-officer tells war stories

By David Irvin A former Clovis police detective returned from Iraq last month after spending a year training police. He recently took a job as an investigator in the district attorney’s office and is involved in a Roosevelt County homicide case. Safely back in the states, Keith Bessette spoke recently about his experiences in Iraq, […]

Mason finds joy in daughter, music

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What do you think of Portales? “There’s a lot to like about Portales: No traffic, amazing summer nights, more culture (because of the University) than your average small New Mexico town, low crime, the weather in April and October is a perfect 75 during the day and 50 at night.” What do you visualize your […]

Applebee’s to construct location in Clovis

By Mike Linn Another national chain restaurant is scheduled to open in Clovis in the near future. City officials said construction on an Applebee’s west of North Prince Street on Llano Estacado Boulevard will likely begin at the end of the month. “They’re getting through the process now,” said Claire Burroughes, community relations director for […]

Meth Watch program started

By Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — District Attorney Matt Chandler has teamed up with law enforcement officials and area retailers to curb sales of products commonly used to manufacture methamphetamines. On Thursday, Chandler announced the kickoff to Meth Watch, a program alerting store retailers to consumers purchasing or stealing suspicious amounts of products used in the […]

Hospital board does expansion planning

By Kevin Wilson The Roosevelt County hospital board talked about the medical center’s expansion for right now and in the years ahead during Thursday’s regular meeting. Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino told the board members that work was on schedule for the medical office building, which will be located in the northeast area of […]

Next step could be a tough one for graduates

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent After four years in the classroom, many newly crowned graduates are eager to take their new knowledge and hit the job market. Not so fast. Getting a good job for some may actually be tougher than that calculus final they just got done taking. For those thousands of college graduates […]

Primaries could be determined by new voters

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent he area’s high-profile district attorney’s race may be playing a key role in getting more people to register to vote. The deadline to register to vote for the June 1 primary is Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, early voting and absentee voting begins. Curry County Clerk Mario Trujillo said that during […]

Next spring break try to get away — without your cell

Helena Rodriguez I’m in! First I was out, but now I’m in. But now that I’m in, I hope that doesn’t mean I’m more out. Know what I mean? I just got my first cell phone last week, so now I’m officially “in.” But I’m afraid that now that I’m more “in touch,” that I’ll […]

Injuries give new Hound players opportunity

Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Several veterans are nursing injuries during Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football drills, but coach Bud Elliott and his staff aren’t too concerned. It just gives them more opportunity to look at less experienced players. The Greyhounds, who have been practicing for three weeks, had an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday morning […]

Magistrate judge always on duty

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Mike Linn Magistrate Judge Jane Martin relaxed at her desk after work on Thursday and noted that her job is not just a black-robed affair filled with weekday gavel pounding and sentencing of lawbreakers. In fact, Martin said she is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in her home, sometimes […]