City clerk: Early election votes jump to nearly 250

PNT staff report Early voting for Portales Sunday alcohol sales sped up dramatically the last two days, according to Joan Martinez-Terry Portales city clerk. “We got 38 voters on Thursday and that’s good because initially we were averaging 20 voters a day at the beginning,” Martinez-Terry said. Martinez-Terry said 248 residents have voted so far […]

ENMU track results — April 22

Freedom New Mexico Texas Tech Invitational Men Field events Javelin: 1. Daniel Draper 210-8; 7. Benjamin Faust 149-10. Shot put: 2. Bill Squire 54-10. Hammer: 2. Squire 181-5. Discus: 5. Squire 159-11; 6. Marcus Oakley 159-1. Long jump: 2. Robert Matthew 22-2 1/2. Triple jump: 2. Matthew 45-11 3/4; 3. Kenyatta Carter 42-4 1/2. Track […]

My turn: I don’t think Roy did it this way

I grew up watching Roy Rogers every Saturday morning. Roy could ride like the wind. Roy could jump off of a big rock and knock a bad guy off his horse. Roy could jump off of Trigger onto a bad guy’s horse and knock him off. I was watching Roy a couple of nights ago. […]

Veteran benefits not under attack

Some of us, when we see a proposal to raise VA health care fees for a category of veteran in a report on ways to curb federal budget deficits, jump to the conclusion that veteran benefits are under fresh attack. Bernard Rostker, former under secretary of defense for personnel and now a senior fellow at […]

Athletes take to Twitter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Athletes run, jump, shoot pass and hit. Volumes of pages couldn’t sum up local philosophies on managing those. They also Tweet, MySpace and Facebook. Regarding those social networking verbs, the response could fit in a text message: Ask me later. Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach banned usage of […]

ENMU’s Harris places 14th in NCAA Division II triple jump

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris placed 14th in NCAA Division II national triple jump track and field competition on Saturday night at Angelo State University. Harris went 45-7 1/4 inches, bettering his mark of 45-0 1/2 in the 2007 national meet in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, from […]

It’s Their Job: Portales repair man is his own boss

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Name: Jonathan Nagal Job: Owner of Jump River Repair

Harris breaks school triple jump mark

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Kyle Harris won the triple-jump with a school-record jump of 49 feet and 10 1/2 inches, leading the Eastern New Mexico University track squad Friday at Linda Fuller Track and Field Complex at Texas Tech University. Harris’ jump was ruled as wind-aided and did not qualify for the NCAA national […]

March 27, 1970

A freshman from Eastern New Mexico University, Lynda Morgan, of Colorado Springs, Colo., climbed the Rotary Park water tower and threatened to jump in front of onlookers. She came down only after a News-Tribune reporter asked for an interview.

Jump rope fundraiser promotes active lifestyle

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer An Eastern New Mexico University freshman class teamed up this month with students from several local schools to raise almost $1,800 for the Jump Rope for Heart Foundation. The Freshman Seminar class and local schools competed in raising money for the Jump Rope for Heart Foundation with Jump for […]

Indigent care demands jump

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Demand for indigent care has jumped almost 40 percent at one local hospital and increased four-fold at area clinics for the poor and under-insured. Administrators at Plains Regional Medical Center and La Casa Family Health Centers in Clovis and Portales say they believe the reason for such huge increases […]

Wedding: Jump-Sparks

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Kelly Jump of Portales and Cody Sparks of Fort Sumner were joined in marriage Sept. 12, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Portales. The Rev. David McFadden performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Janeen Jump of Glenwood and Rick Jump of Belen. She is the granddaughter of Georgia Klumker of […]

Adventurous youngsters open door for others

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I received an excited voice mail the other day that Travis Pastrana had actually been in Portales and attended a Little League team’s practice.It sounded like a really big deal, though I’d never heard of Pastrana. And as is often the case, his appearance was reported to me after […]

Getting a jump start on fitness

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Health and physical education students at Eastern New Mexico University will sponsor a Jump Rope for Heart event on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Backed by the American Heart Association, HPE majors organized the event as a class assignment, said Mary Drabbs, chair of ENMU’s Health and Physical Education Department. […]

Lady Cats early leaders

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s girls are leading Class 5A after the first day of the state track meet at the University of New Mexico, but coach Darrel Ray is anything but confident. The defending 5A champion Lady Wildcats scored 21 points in five field events on Friday, but left some […]

Clovis Christian’s Bell wins 1A triple jump

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis Christian Eagles junior Keeson Bell beat his personal best by more than two feet to win Class 1A state boys triple jump competition on Friday at the University of New Mexico’s track facility. He barely missed winning in high jump. That performance gave CCS 12 team points after the first […]

Hounds fare well at Albuquerque track meet

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team took multiple places in several field events in Saturday’s Don Kirby Memorial Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. No team scores were kept. Freshman Steven Aragon led a 2-3-4-5 Greyhounds finish in javelin, throwing 190 feet, 2 inches. Two-time […]

ENMU track signs 11 men and eight women

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University track coach Eric Boll has announced the signing of 11 men and eight women to national letters of intent for the 2006-07 school year. “This is probably the strongest recruiting class I’ve had as far as talent,” said Boll, entering his fourth season as ENMU’s track coach. “We have […]

Portales girls finish third, boys fourth at Carlsbad meet

PNT Staff Report CARLSBAD — In a highly competitive meet, the Portales boys and girls had a productive day and qualified for state competition in several events. The boys finished fourth, and the girls third out of five teams in Carlsbad on Thursday. Portales girls coach Ruth Chavez said Kandace Bergsieker, who placed first in […]