Farmers hope for more rain

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Tuesday’s rain helped area farms and ranches, but didn’t solve the problem of the year’s dryness. Rain fell throughout Curry and Roosevelt counties Tuesday night. “This will buy some breathing room for the people that got some rain,” said Roosevelt County Extension Agent Patrick Kircher. However, he said the […]

Advocates for developmentally disabled lobby for funding

By Dennis J. Carroll: The New Mexican Advocates and families of the developmentally disabled, in the midst of a Roundhouse lobbying push for funding vital to the well-being of those in their care, hope they aren’t just being “niced to death” by state lawmakers. “In the last three days we’ve heard nothing but a willingness […]

Non-American tracking system isn’t feasible

Freedom New Mexico In what we hope is its last great act of lunacy, Michael Chertoff’s Department of Homeland Security has announced it will subject all non-Americans, including those who have been permanent legal residents for decades, to biometric tracking. The tracking is part of the US-VISIT program that began in 2003. Various elements of […]

Greyhounds hope to have larger player pool for weekend

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is hoping to have closer to a full roster this weekend. The Greyhounds, with only eight players in uniform, upended Lubbock Christian 68-67 on Monday night at Greyhound Arena and return to Lone Star Conference crossover play at 4 p.m. […]

Have hope in the new year

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Despite New Year’s resolutions, a New Year does give an opportunity to start over. What is past is just that … past. Time wasted in reliving the past and time worrying about the future is counterproductive and a lesson in futility to say the least. God meets you where you […]

Zias hope to string two wins together hosting Highlands

Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There’s nothing like a win to get a team feeling better about itself. Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a four-game slide with a 58-52 Lone Star Conference crossover win on Sunday at Ada, Okla., and now will try to build on it in a 6 p.m. contest against New […]

ENMU hoops teams hope to pull surprises

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Based on the Lone Star Conference South Division polls, not much is expected of Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams this season — both were picked for last place in the seven-team circuits. With practice starting Wednesday afternoon, men’s coach Shawn Scanlan and women’s coach Linden Weese hope their […]

Cyclists raising money for the disabled stop in Portales

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Thomas Garcia Forty people gathered on the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn to welcome and support Journey of Hope cyclists as they rode through Portales. “We are real happy with the turnout today,” said event coordinator, Veda Urisote, Roosevelt County Deputy Clerk. “This group of young men are riding for such a good cause and it […]

Push America wheels back into town Monday

PNT Staff Report The Journey of Hope will make its seventh annual visit to Portales on Monday. Journey of Hope involves a team of about 30 bicyclists riding across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The bike riders will arrive at the Roosevelt County Courthouse in Portales at about 1:30 […]

Library adds summer reading program for teens

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is launching a new summer reading program designed to get teenagers booked while giving them a chance to win an MP3 player. Librarians hope younger children also “catch the reading bug.” “Catch the Reading Bug” is the theme for the summer program for children in […]