PRMC births down in 2009

Freedom New Mexico Gift baskets were ready and there was no shortage of expecting mothers in the community. But as the sun fell on the first day of 2010, there was still no first baby of the year. It was close, said Ellen Augustine, interim women’s and pediatrics’ manager for Plains Regional Medical Center. One […]

Zias win on late 3-pointer

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The basketball gods don’t give many breaks to a 5-foot-4 player. So Vanessa O’Neal’s got to make her own. The Zias senior did just that Monday, making small plays throughout and the biggest play at the end — an assist to Cat Clay for a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds […]

Hounds hold on late against Bulldogs

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Junior guard Victor Reid scored 19 points and his jump shot with 1:59 left started a game-ending 9-0 run that secured Eastern New Mexico University’s 82-71 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Southwestern Oklahoma Monday night. The Greyhounds (5-4), who ended a three-game losing streak, built a 71-51 […]

Local officials laud land gift for Melrose bombing range expansion

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico News that the Melrose Bombing Range is a go for expansion was hailed Tuesday by local officials as a positive for Cannon Air Force Base and eastern New Mexico. Gov. Bill Richardson announced a waiver from Defense officials late Monday which approved the state’s gift of $5 million in […]

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 […]

Metro State edges Zias on late FTs

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — Senior forward Rae Bean scored 20 points and Metro State converted four free throws in the final 15 seconds Friday to edge Eastern New Mexico University’s women 57-53 in Metro State’s Thanksgiving Classic. ENMU (0-4) will face defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament champion Colorado State-Pueblo, which beat Northwest Missouri […]

Nov. 13 -Nov. 19 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing Zone. Open to the public. Featuring DJ Damige and DJ-Jamz. Tween and Teen Celebration Dance — 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for tweens and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for Teens. Includes food, music and games.

Hounds pull out late win in finale

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Name a college, take away their most prolific passer in school history, give them a deficit and it’s probably a disaster. It very well could have been for Eastern New Mexico, had Wes Wood not been waiting in the wings. Wood, a 6-foot-1, 155-pound freshman gunslinger, […]

Oct. 30 -Nov. 5 What's Happening

Friday Fright Night Halloween Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing Zone. Four Seasons of Marriage workshop — 10 a.m. to noon, Airman and Family Readiness Center. Register by Oct. 29. Information: 784-4228. Library Swap Shop — Cannon Library. Drop off gently used items and receive ticket per item. Family Bowl-a-Rama — […]

Hangar contract awarded

By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections The government apparently is going under budget on this one. Big D Construction of Salt Lake City was awarded in late September a contract for the building of a 38,300 square foot, single story, single bay maintenance hangar at Cannon Air Force Base. Bids from 15 companies were received for […]

ENMU alumni to be honored

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Two Portales residents, two teachers and a state senator stand to receive awards from the Eastern New Mexico Alumni Association at the ENMU Foundation 34th Annual Breakfast during homecoming Saturday. Sunland Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer and late communicative disorders instructor Shirley Gail Ferguson will be given Distinguished Service Awards. […]

Hounds, Zias post shutout wins

Freedom New Mexico LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Junior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored twice in the final 10-plus minutes Friday, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Colorado Christian. Rodrigues scored with 79:55 elapsed in the match, taking a pass from sophomore midfielder Tyler Hart and beating goalkeeper Jared Jacobs. […]

Sept. 9, 1970

The Portales News Tribune gave a local forecast of: increasing cloudiness through the day; partly cloudy that night and the next day; occasional showers or thunderstorms late that day and over the south the following day; gusty winds late that day; cooling trend that night and the following one; Portales low of 60 that day, […]

Aug. 21 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. Saturday Block Party — 4 p.m., 801 Clovis Community Center. Mini triathlon — 8 a.m., Liberty Pool. Featuring 500 meter swim, 10K bike ride and 5k run. Amarillo tax-free shopping trip — 6 a.m. departure from ITT. Give Parents a Break — 11 a.m., CDC. Nine-pin […]

Portales historian’s road marker dedicated

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Rosalie Powers White played the roles of teacher, wife, mother and leader, but it was her work as a Portales historian that brought her recognition Thursday. At the rest stop near the Blackwater Draw Museum on U.S. 70, the New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative has placed a roadside […]

Late local historian honored

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative is set to honor Rose Powers White, historian of the Portales area’s early days of settlement, with a historic roadside marker. A dedication and reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. July 30 at the Portales Public Library. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will speak. Ruth […]

Late harvest still possible

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the middle of the growing season here, plants need plenty of water, and there’s still time to plant vegetables for a late harvest, according to local garden experts. “At this juncture, the thing to stay on top of is the water,” said Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County extension agent. […]

July 17 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter —9 p.m. to 3 a.m., Landing Zone. Entertainment by D-Jamz and DJ Damage. Open to the public. Whistle Pig Shoot trap and skeet range — Noon to 5 p.m., Outdoor Recreation. Includes one round trap, one round skeet, sack lunch and two boxes of ammo. Information: 784-2773.

7-5 Births

Everhart Hunter Levi Everhart was born June 11, 2009, to Kristofer and Alisha Everhart of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 0.3 ounces. He has 1 brother, Sterling Everhart, 4 years old. Grandparents Keith and Sheila Riden of Clovis and the late Robert Pacheco Jr., and Darlene Pacheco of […]

Staff memories of Michael Jackson: Greatest entertainer of my lifetime

By Tony Bullocks: Freedom New Mexico photographer My sister Jeannette and I would get on the bus to ride across town to see Michael Jackson and his brothers at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Every time they came to the city, we went to see them. Later when they became the Jacksons, they would […]