Hounds look for improvement in home opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo knew there would be some kinks going from Eastern New Mexico University’s traditional triple-option look to a spread offense. The Greyhounds hope they’ve got some of the bugs worked out this week as they prepare to host Southwestern Oklahoma in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover […]

Anniversaries mark much more than dates

By Karl Terry It’s a bittersweet occasion but we’re going to remember it anyway because of its importance. Earlier this week my parents would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together, had my dad lived. He died a little over three years short of the milestone. We’re planning a small, private family gathering today to […]

Hounds have ‘chip on their shoulder’

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo admits he’s a little more than annoyed, and it has him fired up. The fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach said he was none too happy to see the Greyhounds picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, and said they have […]

Two-thirds of N.M. schools miss AYP mark

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Heritage Days 5K run/walk and 10K run set for Saturday

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Runners and walkers take your mark — the 8th annual Heritage Days Fun Run is sure to bring together the ultra-competitive and social runners/walkers as it gets under way bright and early Saturday morning outside of Portales’ Yam Theater on South Main Street. “Don’t kid yourself,” MainStreet president Danny […]

Sanders, George get primary wins in Roosevelt County

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Thomas Garcia Republican David Sanders won the District 2 Roosevelt County Commissioner seat and Barbara George defeated Laverne Standifer and Mitchell Morgan in the Republican primary for probate judge in the two locally contested races Tuesday night. George will face Democrat Mark Paternoster in the November general election. Sanders received 59.81 percent (250 votes) defeating […]

Four seek probate position

PNT Staff Report In addition to the contested County Commission District 2 race, the only other contested race in Roosevelt County is for probate judge. Democrat Mark Paternoster, 61, District Court bailiff, will face one of three Republicans in the general election. Paternoster also has worked at a local title company and at the County […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Mark Paternoster

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Name: Mark Paternoster Age: 61 Occupation: District court bailiff Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Democrat Elected offices held: none What is your background? After living and working in Albuquerque for over 20 years, my wife and I moved our family to Portales in 1988. Here, I have worked at a local title company and […]

Alumni Bowl II on tap

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo believes it’s been a successful spring season for his Eastern New Mexico University football team. Now the Greyhounds want to wrap it up with some fun in what has been dubbed “Alumni Bowl II” at 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Field. ENMU, with about 60 players participating […]

Ribaudo: Football transition at Eastern going smoothly

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo believes the Greyhounds’ transition from a wishbone-style offense to a mainly one-back set won’t be that tough an adjustment for the team’s running backs. They figure to be prominent in the new scheme. “It’s a lot easier to run a (pass) […]