Voting critical part of being heard

By Helena Rodriguez I cast my vote in the New Mexico caucus last week and, if we’re lucky, we may finally learn the results today — only a week-and-a-half after the fact. New Mexico will be the last of the Super Tuesday states to announce results from the Feb. 5 balloting. If we Nuevo Mejicanos […]

Phone problems continue in Portales

PNT Staff Report People in Portales began experiencing problems with phone service Thursday afternoon. The PNT didn’t receive followup calls from Qwest or Yucca Telecom late Thursday seeking more information. Numbers the PNT had dialed earlier that weren’t working were back in service by press time, however. Residents were reporting problems dialing some local numbers […]

Housing unit estimates too pricey for councilors’ comfort

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales city councilors are concerned pricing estimates for putting together an affordable workforce housing project may not be affordable enough. Councilors met in a special meeting Tuesday morning to revisit the project, which has been under study for several months by UniDev of Bethesda, Md. on the city’s behalf. […]

Air Force releases impact statement

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Plummet. Spike. Drop. Level out. The next few years of Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed transition to a Special Operations base look like a chart of the stock market. Over the next six to seven years, Cannon population numbers will drop significantly when the F-16s leave and the base prepares […]

Grad numbers up this fall at ENMU

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Numbers at Eastern New Mexico University continue to be rosy. Friday the university’s board of regents learned that the total number of students graduating this fall is up 69 students over last fall. There are 261 students eligible to receive their diploma at the ENMU graduation today. ENMU president Steven […]

Wednesday’s Lottery Numbers

Powerball: 9, 12, 24, 25, 27, Powerball 33, Power Play 4. Texas Lotto: 6, 20, 21, 29, 35, Bonus Ball 34.

Prep football capsules

Freedom Newspapers Bovina 7, Texico 0 Records: Texico 1-1, Bovina 1-1 Impact: Bovina ends Texico’s 25-game winning streak Difference: Michael Ortiz threw a 19-yard TD pass to James Lara with 4:38 left after Bovina recovered a fumble at the Texico 35. Difference makers: Junior defensive lineman spearheaded a Bovina defense that held Texico to 30 […]

Prep Capsule

Muleshoe 35, Friona 0 Records: Muleshoe 1-0, Friona 0-1 Difference: Brady Black scored twice for Muleshoe in a 21-point second quarter. Difference makers: Junior Brant Hamilton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and senior Brady Black rushed for 130 yards and three scores. By the numbers: Nine Mules caught passes, led by Caleb Heinrich […]

Numbers are clear, and in Cannon’s corner

Fittingly, the fate of Cannon Air Force Base started with numbers and they will greatly impact the outcome. The numbers are clearer now than they were last spring because we know more about the numbers behind our national defense leaders’ plan to close the base. Not all the numbers are pretty and many Air Force […]

Enrollment numbers high for Eastern

By Tony Parra It’s not a summer break from school for everybody as enrollment numbers for Eastern New Mexico University as of July 15 are up compared to the same time last year. Wendel Sloan, public relations director for ENMU, reported enrollment of 1,411 students and last year at the same time enrollment was 1,271. […]

Sanders beats out May for seat

By Tony Parra Democrat David Sanders defeated Republican Charles May 851 votes to 775 votes in the Roosevelt County Commission, District 2 race on Tuesday. The final unofficial results showed Sanders earned 76 more votes than May. “It’s been hectic,” Sanders said about the results. “I was down then I was up then I was […]

Gamble claims solution to 135-mile rule problem

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble said there is a solution for a problem with the 135-mile rule which will help ENMU’s enrollment totals and to better benefit from the program. Gamble disclosed the information at the Board of Regents’ meeting on Wednesday afternoon in the Sandia room in the Campus […]

Numbers high for Ram track teams

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By Kevin Wilson The future looks pretty bright for the Portales boys track team. Meanwhile, the Portales girls team seems OK with the present. Both teams have good numbers going into Friday’s meet at Carlsbad, with the boys team posting its highest participation in six seasons. “Being excited about the numbers, I’m even more excited […]