Portales seniors keep active through Olympic games

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Local seniors are competing all week in the Roosevelt County Senior Olympics Summer Games with a chance to move on to the regional games in Las Cruces in July. Remaining events take place at Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday and Friday. Roosevelt County Senior Olympic Coordinator Lupe Montoya [...]

Santa Fe candidate hopes to end ‘No Child Left Behind’

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Harry Montoya, a Democrat from Santa Fe who has declared his candidacy for New Mexico’s Third Congressional seat, hosted a meet-and-greet event Saturday morning at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. Montoya served two terms on the Pojoaque Valley School Board before winning a seat on the Santa Fe County Commission [...]

Competition of olympic proportion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Twelve Roosevelt County residents will be traveling to Las Cruces on Tuesday to participate in the Summer State Senior Olympics. For a fee of $45 each, Roosevelt County residents aged 55 and older were eligible to participate in the local games that were held in April. Over a period [...]

Montoya campaigns for secretary of state

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Letitia Montoya, 43, is a candidate for the Democratic nominee for New Mexico secretary of state in the June 6 primary election. The secretary of state is the third-highest state official, after the governor and lieutenant governor, and fills in for them when they are out of state. New Mexico’s [...]

l Far-flung football fans prepare to cheer their teams through the Super Bowl

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By Tony Parra Robert Montoya, Jr. a die-hard Pittsburgh Steeler fan from Portales, in a friendly, gesture extended an invitation to John Vestal Jr. an excited Seattle Seahawk fan from Clovis, to watch Super Bowl XL with the Montoya family on Feb. 8. However, Vesal said he’s going to devote Super Bowl Sunday to his [...]

Hounds look to sustain recent effort

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With the kind of effort they put forth in Wednesday’s 75-69 loss to visiting Tarleton State, Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Jolen Montoya figures the Greyhounds would win most games. ENMU has been playing better of late and hopes to keep the higher level of play going when it [...]

Guards carry load for Rams

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Artesia had one statistic that was imposing for the host Portales Rams — 6-5, the height of sophomore center Landry Jones. Portales had control of two other statistics — 43 points from its starting backcourt and 10 fewer turnovers — to make the difference in a 58-55 win in [...]

Montoya adjusting to role of leadership

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer This wasn’t the plan when a small guard from a small town transferred to Eastern New Mexico University. Jolen Montoya wasn’t supposed to be the most experienced Greyhound on the 2005-06 basketball roster. “We recruited him to be a backup point guard and possibly spend some time at the [...]

ENMU gets back on track after 2004-05 train wreck

By Dave Wagner Coming off back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division championships, Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan thought the Greyhounds were positioned for a three-peat in preseason a year ago. Injuries, defections and dismissals helped put that idea to rest in a hurry as the Hounds staggered to a 9-18 finish [...]

Four arrested on drug charges

PNT Staff Report Portales Police arrested four people on drug charges Monday after serving a search warrant in the 800 block of North Avenue I in Portales. The bust came about after officers, working with a confidential informant performed an undercover drug buy at the residence on Sunday, said Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales [...]