Eurasion collared dove: New species on the block

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Not too many years ago, a different kind of bird began to show up in our yards. It was obviously some kind of dove, and many individuals wondered if it was a domestic pigeon or a large mourning dove. But, after a careful observation, even the most amateur bird watcher would recognize the bird as […]

Police blotter — March 7

Here are Portales police call logs from Monday and this morning: Monday: 2:05 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 700 block of Wylie Cox. 6:04 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance, 1900 block of South Avenue I. 7:50 a.m.: Animal officer responded to a rooster in a garage, 800 block of South Avenue A. 8 a.m.: Caller […]

Police blotter: March 6

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PNT staff report Here are Portales police call logs from Friday: 1:34 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, First and Elgin 1:35 a.m.: Driving while intoxicated, Second and University 2:55 a.m.: Caller requested cat trap. Address not specified. 8:41 a.m.: Officer advising of arrest (bench warrant) in 200 block of South Knoxville. 8:54 a.m.: Caller asked for […]

Kim Jong Il’s death brings opportunity

Freedom New Mexico The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il presents both dangers and opportunities for America. The dangers come from the instability in the North Korean regime, which with Cuba is the last of the old, hard-core communist regimes. Every other communist regime — China, Russia, Vietnam, etc. — has switched to some […]

Government has no place to rule on marriage

The unemployment rate in Cleveland County, N.C., hovers just under 12 percent. In North Carolina, the rate is at 10.4 percent. When a major problem affects thousands in North Carolina and Cleveland County, legislators are expected to work for solutions. Instead, ours went looking for another problem. With the state’s economy in peril, legislators decided […]

My turn: Summer still memorable

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Growing up in north Portales in the 1970s was rarely boring. We spent hot summer days at the North Portales Community Center located at Lindsey Park in a summer program called Jovenes Para Los Ni

Grassfire on Curry and Quay county line under control

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Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she […]

My turn: North Portales contains rich memories

Growing up in north Portales, the barrio of my childhood, has created rich memories of a multicultural upbringing which has taken me to both sides of the tracks and back. Every city has its barrio. In Albuquerque, it’s the infamous Barelas, now home to the impressive Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. Like any barrio, there was […]

Hounds bounced from LSC Tournament

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Freedom New Mexico BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico’s first appearance in the Lone Star Conference in five years was a short one. Victor Driver scored a career-high 25 points off the bench as Central Oklahoma pulled away in the final 12 minutes for a 100-78 win in Thursday’s quarterfinal matchup. Junior Max Carrier with […]

Jefferson LSC South Defensive Player of Week

Jefferson (Sr., F, Fort Worth, Texas/ North Crowley HS/Tyler JC) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division’s Men’s Defensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding performances against Angelo State and Abilene Christian, last week. Jefferson is the second Greyhound to receive weekly […]

U.S. set to expand base in Korea

Tom Philpott Two deadly incidents instigated by North Korea in 2010, most recently the shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island Nov. 23, have raised military tension on the peninsula to its highest level in many years. But the provocations, said the commander of U.S. Forces in Korea, haven’t weaken a commitment by the United States […]

Press release: Wood, Tillman highlight All-LSC North selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Sophomore quarterback Wesley Wood (So., QB, Muleshoe, Texas/Muleshoe HS) was chosen as the Lone Star Conference North Division Co-Offensive Back of the Year, while Tillman Stevens (Sr., DB, Baytown, Texas/Sterling HS) was selected as the division’s defensive back of the year, highlighting the selection of 20 ENMU players to the All-LSC North […]

Hounds need win to stay in LSC North title hunt

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Few people, outside of the participants, saw this coming. Eastern New Mexico University plays at Northeastern State today with potentially a three-way share of the Lone Star Conference North Division title on the line. The Hounds (4-5, 3-2 North) were picked fourth and the RiverHawks (5-4, 4-1) fifth in […]

Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The defense picked up the Greyhounds in the third quarter. ENMU rode a fast start and timely plays to a 55-20 Lone Star Conference North win over Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Stadium, keeping the Hounds alive for a […]

LSC football, volleyball roundup

Football standings All Times MDT North Division Div. All W-L W-L Northeastern State 4-0 5-3 East Central 3-1 3-5 ENMU 2-2 3-5 SE Oklahoma 2-3 3-5 SW Oklahoma 2-3 2-6 Central Oklahoma 1-3 2-6 Texas A&M-Comm. 1-3 2-6 South Division Div. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 4-0 8-0 Texas A&M-Kings. 4-1 7-1 West Texas A&M […]

Oct. 23 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales-area dispatchers, according to records: Tuesday About 8 p.m., an officer spoke with a 22-year-old man who said someone had thrown a rock through the window of his apartment in the 500 block of North Avenue K. The man said he heard the sound of glass breaking while he was […]

Hounds seek 2-0 start in LSC North

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s debut in the Lone Star Conference North Division turned out to be a rousing success last week. Meantime, sophomore defensive tackle Bracy McCoy was breathing a sigh of relief. The 6-foot-2, 264-pounder from Freeport, Texas, delivered two sacks for 16 yards in losses against Texas […]

Maple Street drainage project begins this week

PNT staff report Portales city workers are making drainage improvements on Maple Street from North Main Street to North Abilene Avenue. According to a city press release, this phase of the improvement begins this week and is scheduled for completion in 45 days. It’s being funded by a grant from the New Mexico Department of […]

Press release: Maple Street construction project begins this week

The City of Portales will be conducting street and drainage improvements on Maple Street from North Main Street to North Abilene Avenue in Portales, NM beginning the week of September 5th, 2010. The curb and gutter improvement project phase on Maple Street is scheduled to be completed in approximately 45 calendar days. The prime contractor […]

Lone Star Conference football roundup — Aug. 30

Standings School LSC All North Division Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 East Central 0-0 0-0 Northeastern State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0 0-0 Central Oklahoma 0-0 0-1 SE Okla. 0-0 0-1 SW Okla. 0-0 0-1 South Division Abilene Christian 0-0 0-0 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Midwestern State 0-0 0-0 Tarleton State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville […]