United Way celebrating anniversary at banquet

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer United Way of Eastern New Mexico is celebrating the last 50 years and looking into the next half-century at its annual banquet Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. The event celebrates the end of the annual fundraising campaign and, this year, the organization’s 50th anniversary. Erinn Burch, executive director […]

Strong second half start pushes WT past Zias

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By Karl Terry: Freedom correspondent The West Texas A&M University Lady Buffs overcame a slow first half to humble the Eastern New Mexico University Zias 75-57 Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Buffs (21-2, 5-1 LSC) took advantage of a 21-point night from junior Joni Unruh and 28 turnovers to hand the Zias (6-15, 1-6) […]

Tarleton State pulls away from Zias in second half

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS — Tarleton State opened the second half with a 10-0 run and pulled away for a 55-43 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South women’s game Wednesday at Wisdom Gym. For the first 20 minutes of play, the Zias had things going their way, grabbing […]

Holiday crimes down

PNT staff Christmas holiday crimes were down this year in Roosevelt County and Portales. Portales police reported 14 cases between Dec. 23 through Dec. 28, which is less than half of 2008’s numbers for that period. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said the department had one criminal damage report. “It was a chain link […]

Hounds can’t keep pace with hot-shooting East Central

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico East Central gave up nearly 100 points Saturday, but the Tigers won and coach Terry Shannon said it was primarily because of defense. Guards Maurice Abraham, Wayne Andrews and Eric Allen combined for 78 points and the Tigers pulled away late in the half, holding on down the stretch […]

AARP seeks tax volunteers

Freedom New Mexico AARP is seeking volunteers statewide to help others with their income taxes. All volunteers are trained in basic tax law and tax forms as well as how to use computers and software. Volunteers use their knowledge, along with computers and software provided to prepare tax returns for others. Volunteers are asked to […]

Zias stun first-place Wildcats

Freedom New Mexico Freshman midfielder Jordan Sjue of Roswell scored her first goal of the season with just over 18 minutes left in the first half and Eastern New Mexico Univesity made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Lone Star Conference women’s soccer leader Abilene Christian on Friday at the ENMU pitch. Sjue […]

Central Oklahoma snaps Zia soccer streak

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Central Oklahoma crashed the net, and steamrolled a pair of Eastern New Mexico streaks in the process. Katleyn Cropp scored off a deflected pass in the first half for the first goal against the Zias in nearly 500 minutes, and the Bronchos exploded for three goals in the first […]

Hounds break away in second half for 5-1 win

Freedom New Mexico Freshman midfielder Diego Santos scored two second-half goals Sunday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team pull away from winless Adams State 5-1 at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Greyounds (7-2-1) and Grizzlies (0-7-3) played to a 1-1 tie in the first half, but ENMU dominated the second stanza. […]

Wizard Advisory Council hosts half marathon at Cannon

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer How does a 13.1-mile run at 7:30 a.m. sound to start your Saturday? More than 50 people ran the first 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Wizards Half Marathon at Cannon Air Force Base on Saturday morning, with support from about 45 volunteers. The event raised a take-home total of […]

Hospital sees profits

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer By Argen Duncan Roosevelt General Hospital finished the last fiscal year with a profit of more than $115,000, in spite of seeing losses in June, the chief financial officer has said. At the hospital board meeting Tuesday at RGH, hospital CFO Eva Stevens reported on the past fiscal year […]

Cannon training exercises to become routine

Freedom New Mexico A military plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night could become a routine event across the region. A Cannon Air Force Base spokesperson confirmed the plane — which had many residents worried and local officials preparing for an emergency — was a U.S. Air Force plane conducting a […]

Meet the pastor: Pastor prefers small-town life

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Kelly Fulfer is the pastor at Trinity Family Center at 601 South Avenue B. Kelly, his wife Elizabeth and their four children moved to Portales 3 1/2 years ago after previously serving seven-and-a-half years as a pastor in Bernalillo. Originally from Mountainair, Kelly met Elizabeth in her hometown of Truth Or Consequences. Because of the […]

Sports nutrition featured

Information on making half-doll tassels and sports nutrition will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Author, designer and teacher Helen Gibb will show how to make half-doll tassels with ribbon flowers. This technique originated in Germany at the turn of the century and is further enhanced […]

Flags fly at half-staff for former Cannon airman

Staff and wire reports Flags are at half-staff around the state in honor of a former Cannon Air Force Base airman killed March 15 in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Timothy Bowles, 24, was killed when an improvised explosive device destroyed his vehicle while he was on a four-vehicle patrol checking a local school. Funeral services were […]

Mustangs ride big second-half run to beat Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women were in position to get their first Lone Star Conference South Division win Saturday night, but they couldn’t overcome a long dry spell. Midwestern State erased a three-point deficit with under 14 minutes left by going on a 16-0 run and the Mustangs had just enough at […]

WT dominates Zias in second half

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias hung tough with division-leading West Texas A&M for a half. But the final 20 minutes belong to the ninth-ranked Lady Buffs, who held the Zias to four second-half field goals en route 87-49 Lone Star Conference South win on Wednesday. Senior guard Emily […]

Legislators talk with business leaders

By Bob Quick: The Santa Fe New Mexican With a budget deficit of more than half a billion dollars looming over the state, there’s a need to “keep an eye on what’s happening” in Santa Fe during this legislative session, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish told a Tuesday morning gathering of business leaders from around New […]

Javelinas use big second half to zap Zias 73-66

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball coach Scott Hyland says the Javelinas are a second-half team. They demonstrated that Wednesday night, shooting 68 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 73-66 Lone Star Conference South Division loss at Greyhound Arena. The Javelinas […]

Jail escapee sentenced

Freedom New Mexico The first of eight Aug. 24 jail escapees caught by police is getting another two and a half years behind bars, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Victor Apodaca, 40, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of escape from custody and was sentenced as a habitual offender. Apodaca […]