Hounds top Highlands with 16-hit attack

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By Dave Wagner Making just his second pitching appearance and first start for Eastern New Mexico University, junior Micah Bernhardt got off to an inauspicious start — he walked the first two hitters and plunked the next two. New Mexico Highlands took advantage for a five-run first, but Bernhardt pitched creditably over the next four […]

Hounds roll to twin bill sweep

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By Dave Wagner If it were this easy all the time, baseball wouldn’t be much of a challenge. Junior right-hander Kelly Crain outpitched Southwestern Oklahoma ace Gunner Poff in the opener, then junior left-hander David Swinconos rode a strong offensive barrage from his teammates in the nightcap as the Greyhounds posted a 3-1, 10-0 sweep […]

ENMU’s Buzard tries to recover from tumor after stellar season

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Dan Buzard’s second season as Eastern New Mexico University women’s head basketball coach was a rewarding one. Picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, the Zias surprised […]

Griggs had generous nature

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Eddie Griggs was a man whose generosity reflected his love and friendship. The second born of 12 children, Griggs mentored and inspired family members with his wisdom and positive attitude towards life. Shirley Moore, Griggs’ sister, said her brother often supplied family members, especially the children, with shoes when a […]

Aug. 18 Obituaries

Vera Rogers, 89 Mrs. Vera Rogers, 89, of Elida, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Gwendolyn and Henry W. Davis. They moved to Elida when she was young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934. She married […]

Local softball team wins at nationals

By Dave Wagner It’s not the Clovis-Portales Speed’s fault there were only three teams in the 12-and-under division of the USSSA youth slow-pitch recreational national tournament last weekend in Moore, Okla. The Speed took care of its business, sweeping four games in double-round-robin play and then routing the Moore-based Angels 18-7 in the finals. Speed […]

Sleep depravation helps spawn local junior rodeo association

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By Rick White CLOVIS — Keith Moore liked the idea of his son and daughter taking part in junior rodeos because it kept them out of trouble, he said. It was getting home at 3 or 4 in the morning from a junior rodeo and having to get up for work the next day that […]

Longtime coaches host camp

Kevin Wilson Within the four walls of the old Portales Junior High gym, and within four walls of the new PJHS gym, longtime girls coaches are trying to make sure their students don’t hit a wall when it comes to basketball. About 45 girls are taking part in this week’s girls fundamentals camp, taught by […]

Political Notebook, May 19

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Kernan, Palmer speak out Rep. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs and her opponent for Senate District 42, William Palmer, also a Republican, of Lovington, are hitting the airwaves in what’s becoming one of the most interesting and hotly contested seats in the state. Two weeks ago, both candidates appeared on KENW, an […]

May 12 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays May 15-21 Ronald Berry, Becky West, Kelby Widner, Twanya Craig, Roberta Burkstaller, Joe West, Russell Craig, Peggy Patterson, Cinco Boone, Cathy Daughtery and Eileen Husted. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hymes, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Nuckoles, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Fine, […]

Lawmaker: Gorham situation ‘disappointing’

David Arkin An eastern New Mexico lawmaker said in-party GOP fighting that led to the resignation of the party’s leader is disappointing. State Sen. Ramsay Gorham on Wednesday resigned as chairwoman of the state Republican Party. She doesn’t plan to seek re-election to her Senate seat. Gorham has been under fire from some party members […]

Obits March 28

DeWayne Bryant, 58 DeWayne Bryant, 58, of Clovis died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his home. He was born April 12, 1945, in Carrizozo to Annie Ruth and Leonard Bryant. He grew up in Portales, graduating in 1963 from Portales High School. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard, where he worked in electronics. Upon discharge, […]

Officials examine why more don’t run for office

David Arkin Voters expecting to find plenty of choices for House and Senate seats on the upcoming June 1 primary and Nov. 2 general election may be in for a surprise — their choices are severely limited. There will be 29 House and 18 Senate contested races in the November election. And the figures for […]

Gov. Richardson calls session ‘major victory’

David Arkin Gov. Bill Richardson termed this the “year of the Legislature.” Many lawmakers left Santa Fe on Thursday using different words. “This session was mean, ugly, nasty and vicious,” said Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis. “We didn’t get off the floor until 5 a.m. on Thursday. Thank goodness this is over.” Many veteran lawmakers said […]

Lottery bill hopes fade

David Arkin With less than two days to go in the Legislative session, the future of a controversial Lottery Scholarship bill doesn’t look good for its supporters. The bill, submitted by Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, would allow students who graduate from a New Mexico high school to wait a year before going to college and […]

Controversial bill would require ignition locks on all vehicles

David Arkin A bill packed with controversy and expense is headed to the Senate for consideration. The House on Monday approved a bill that would require ignition locks to be put on all new vehicles starting in 2008. Used vehicles would have to have the devices on cars for sale by 2009. The House approved […]

Nursing home tax gets mixed reviews

David Arkin A House committee’s move on Sunday that one local lawmaker called “an example of the worst kind of government” could implement an $8.82 fee per occupied bed in nursing homes across New Mexico. The move is projected to raise about $22.5 million in state money. Because of the money the state would raise […]

House budget wouldn’t severly impact Medicaid

David Arkin By David Arkin PNT Correspondent The Medicaid crisis may not be as bad as officials once anticipated. That’s thanks to the state’s oil and gas revenues. Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, whose district includes Quay County, said after all, Medicaid won’t be the financial nightmare that officials once imagined it would be. Moore said […]

Obits Feb 3

Maggie Lou Lawson, 95 Maggie Lou Lawson, 95, of Portales, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 23, 1908, in Thurber, Texas, to Annie Jane and Joseph A. Booth. She attended school in Minco, Texas. She married Gayle U. Lawson on Aug. 2, 1928, in […]

Governor looking to curve Medicaid spending

David Arkin Gov. Bill Richardson has proposed a 3.5 percent reduction in payments to providers of medical services in an effort to put a squeeze on Medicaid spending next fiscal year. Health care groups want Medicaid fully funded next year, saying cuts to the program would be devastating. Lawmakers realize they have some tough decisions […]