Clovis teen makes mark in weightlifting

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Zack Williams, 15, has been lifting weights since he was 12 years old. The Clovis native was going through some Web sites looking for competitions in weightlifting. He came across Natural Athlete Strength Association, and entered. “I won my division in junior,” Williams said. “I was a little nervous.” [...]

Oct. 12, 1975

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Mark Baca and Christine Gutierrez were named “Carrier of the Year” and runner-up of Portales News-Tribune carriers this week.

Council honors century mark with new flag

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer Portales officials took a major look at the city’s past while ushering in the future. A council meeting Tuesday marked the first in which members used laptops instead of paper to look over the evening’s agenda. But after regular business items were tended to, the council reconvened outside for [...]

My Portales: City proud to mark successes

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PNT Staff Report Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. So what was Portales like 100 years ago? On Jan. 6, 1910, the Roosevelt County Herald newspaper listed 12 of Portales’ accomplishments in 1909: [...]

ENMU sprinter sets mark

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University track athletes Kyle Harris and Tyler Anderson had strong outings Saturday in the Tailwind Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Competing against largely Division I competition, Harris, a junior, earned a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II national outdoor meet [...]

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 [...]

Local restaurant hosting record release party

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Freedom New Mexico Local musician Keeson Bell will perform at a Blues Farm Records CD release party Saturday at Kripple Creek Restaurant. Blues Farm Records country recording artist Mark Kelley is bringing the release party for his December album to Clovis. Mark Kelley released his second CD, ‘Til I Get Home, in December of 2008. [...]

It’s their job: Lacy Price

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Name: Lacy Price Job: Waitress at Mark’s Restaurant and Catering Background: Price was raised in Texico, but moved to Portales to study speech therapy at Eastern New Mexico University Time on job: Two years What does your job entail? Typical waitress duties. My overall job is to keep customers happy. What is a typical day [...]

PHS students choose McCain in mock election

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Maybe there is hope for John McCain yet. Based on the results of a vote by students in Mark Gallegos’ government classes at Portales High School, the Arizona Republican won by a slight margin. Citing Barack Obama’s nationwide popularity among young voters, Gallegos was surprised by the result based [...]

Hounds gear up for No. 4 WT

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about what his squad faces tonight. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team, currently on a four-game losing streak, has the unenviable task of taking on rival and fourth-ranked West Texas A&M in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Divison clash. “They’re No. 4 [...]