Hounds close season against first-year Cardinals

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Incarnate Word has had an inaugural football season worth remembering. Eastern New Mexico, meanwhile, is looking to cap off a season with both forgettable and unforgettable accomplishments. “We want to get the victory, and we want to play well,” Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo said of Saturday’s 6 p.m. season […]

RGH looking to replace retiring administrator

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital Board is looking into the many ways available to find a replacement for retiring Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino. Covenant Health System has already posted the announcement for the position on its Web site, and the hospital is posting it internally for the staff to consider. At […]

Sheriff looking to expand inmate crew services

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sheriff Darren Hooker is looking to expand the services of inmate work crews from public to private property. The crews have long provided cleanup and trash pickup services along public roads and streets. Now, Hooker says they will repair damage to private property if it is due to a […]

Couple looking to part with windmill collection

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico

Amber Alert issued

PNT Staff Report An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-month old from Andrews, Texas.The Andrews Police Department is searchng for Jesse Jaramillo Jr., and seek Jesse Jaramillo in his abduction.Police are looking for a white 1993 Nissan Maxima with New Mexico license plates (KWF247 or KBK966).Contact: 432-523-5545.

Officials investigating cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

Air Force families boost area home sales

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When Jon and Hailey Clark learned the Air Force was relocating them to Cannon Air Force Base, they immediately set out to find a home to rent. But when the young couple arrived in Clovis and began looking at the rental homes, they had a change of heart. “Carolyn […]

ENMU offers reading assistance for youth

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University educators are looking for children struggling with reading. Kathleen Donalson, Dan Greathouse and Shona Thomason are looking for children in second through sixth grade.

Council reviewing animal ordinance

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales City Council is looking at revising parts of its animal ordinance today. City Manger Debi Lee said there has been some discussion at the state legislature about destroying animals humanely. “We were way of ahead of what was coming for this,” Lee said. “If you go out to […]

Hounds looking for 30 signees

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Fifth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping to have 30 high school players signed to national letters of intent on today’s first day of the national signing period. The prospects are mainly from New Mexico and Texas, he said. The Greyhounds, who went 2-9 overall and […]

It’s Their Job: Steve Rooney

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Name: Steve Rooney Job: Owner of Rooney Moon Broadcasting Background: Rooney spent his first 15 years in Cork, Ireland. After moving to the United States, a business-ownership opportunity brought him to Portales as he was looking to get into the radio business. Time on job: Six and a half years What does your job entail? […]

Local Brief Nov. 11

PNT Staff Report AARP seeks income tax preparation volunteers AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers for tax counseling and leadership positions. Each year from Feb. 1 through April 15, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle-income taxpayers.

Zias looking for turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Like many coaches, Eastern New Mexico University’s Kim Falkenhagen isn’t much for preseason polls. After suffering through a winless Lone Star Conference campaign in 2007, her first year at the school, Falkenhagen said the Zias are ready to turn the page. ENMU was picked next-to-last in the 14-team LSC. […]

ENMU Briefs July 15, 2008

Alumni/Employee BriefsTwo former employees recently died. John (Josh) Burdine and Maria Enriquez. Both worked with the physical plant.ENMU marketing graduate Katherine Kirkes, 27, was killed Saturday morning in a car crash south of Carlsbad. She participated in rodeo at Eastern. College of Fine Arts relocatedDue to the music building renovation, the dean’s office for the […]

Farmers ready for this year’s market season

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Local growers say the crops are looking good and they’re ready for the official opening of the Portales Farmers Market. The market will be open at a new time — 5 p.m. — Mondays and Thursdays now through the end of October, said Margie Plummer, market manager. “We got […]

Local summer happenings

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Freedom New Mexico Looking for something to do this summer? Here is a list of some events happening in the eastern New Mexico area. Today • Pioneer Days — 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo at Curry County Fairgrounds. • Curry County Trade Days — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Curry County Fairgrounds. Information: 762-8827. Sunday • Curry County […]

2-24-08 Local Briefs

Habitat looking for applicants Habitat for Humanity Roosevelt and Curry Counties is holding a Habitat Town Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The organization is looking for applicants to purchase a home as well as volunteers. Information: Joyce Davis, 359-1344 or 356-5292 Web site: habitatrcc.com Altrusa sets spaghetti supper Altrusa […]

Residents prepare to celebrate holiday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Labor Day signals the last vacation and three-day weekend of the summer for many residents. Karen Banda said she and her family didn’t have any specific plans for the weekend other than to get together with her husband’s family. “We usually just get together on holidays and cook out,” […]

Color displayed at flower show

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter A myriad of flowers of all types and colors were on display at the Roosevelt County Fair on Wednesday. Hosted by the Portales Woman’s Club, flower show entries included dahlias, roses, gladiolas, Gerberas, trumpet vines, geraniums, among other varieties, along with a few plants. Arliss Spinks returned to the […]

Ram soccer pitch ready

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Ram and Lady Ram soccer players will be kicking the ball around in their first practice Monday, less than nine months after the Portales school board approved the re-starting of the program. Between the hiring of a coach and the installation of two fields, administrators say they’re ready. “Growing […]