Daylight-saving time kicks into action

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Some people love it, others hate it. Either way daylight-saving time arrived early this year thanks to a law signed by President Bush in 2005. Officially the change should have been made at 2 a.m. this morning — local time. “It’s good for our business,” Portales Country Club pro […]

Lady Rams get slow start in state pool play

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams finished sixth in Pool A on Wednesday in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at Tingley Coliseum with a 3-7 record in games. The Lady Rams will play a first-round bracket match at 9:45 a.m. today against Laguna-Acoma, which finished third in Pool B. Portales (14-6) split […]

Elida splits in pool play at state

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Elida Lady Tigers dropped a couple of games in Class 1A state volleyball pool play on Wednesday at Del Norte H.S., but still earned the top seed from Pool B heading into today’s quarterfinal round. Elida, which brings a 20-0 record into bracket play, went 4-2 in games to tie […]

Memorializing Mireya

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer She loved lipstick, Bratz dolls and sunglasses. She voluntarily completed household chores. She loved to help others. Family and friends of 7-year-old Mireya Zapata Rascon shared stories about her too-short life on Saturday, mostly remembering her smile and charisma. “She was very vibrant, very electrifying. There was never a […]

Youth splash at Kiwanis swim meet

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Local children and teens competed in an annual swim meet sponsored by the Portales Kiwanis Club at the Portales City Pool Wednesday afternoon. The event also included a coin diving competition and a watermelon picnic. Nearly 100 participants took part in the event, according to Bill Wood, a member […]

June 4, 2006 AAU tournament scores/schedules

Freedom Newspapers State AAU girls tournament At Clovis Friday’s pool play 10-and-under Pool A Clovis Wildcats 26, Lea County Flames (Hobbs) 0; Navajo Nation (Gallup) 19, Zias (Portales) 13; Clovis Wildcats 37, Eastern New Mexico Pride (Texico-Clovis-Portales) 4; Zias 20, Lea County Flames 11; Navajo Nation 44, Eastern New Mexico Pride 7. 11-and-under Pool B […]

Clovis, Portales gain semifinals

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Cade Wheeler didn’t get off to the kind of start on Friday that he’d hoped for on the mound. Leave it to an older hand to help him get on track. Wheeler, who will be a senior at Clovis High in the fall, was touched up for three […]

Safety major concern at public pools

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By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers Public swimming pools are a hot spot for children to spend their summer days. Safeguards, including lifeguards and fences, border the area, but the element of danger is never far away. Rough play, falling, stubbed toes and novice swimmers venturing into water over their heads are some of the more […]

Portales getting set to remodel swimming hole

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Plans to renovate the Portales Municipal Pool are under way with the money received from the 2006 New Mexico Legislature. With even more money than what was requested, the plans are substantial. The aging of the almost 40-year-old pool has become a real problem. Passing Environmental Improvement Division examination […]

Everybody in the pool! It’s time for March Madness

Staff and wire reports Every year about this time, Eddie Gontram’s architecture firm becomes one of the most popular in the country. Hundreds of people he doesn’t know — and probably will never meet — check out his Web site, eagerly awaiting the latest news. And we’re not talking about blueprints for that new day […]

PHS girls advance in pool play

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales in Class 3A and Texico in Class 2A captured first place in state volleyball tournament pool-play competition on Wednesday, setting up today’s eight-team bracket quarterfinals. At La Cueva High School, Portales swept all six of its games — two games to 15 against three pool opponents — to earn the […]

Portales has target on its back

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With the No. 1 seed, a 10-match winning streak and an undefeated record against Class 3A, there’s no denying that Portales has the target on its back coming into the Class 3A state volleyball tournament in Albuquerque. Though the answers might be different in some ways, it seems that […]

Football team earns No. 11 seed

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Albeit with an expanded field, the Portales Rams are again a playoff team after a two-year drought. Despite losing their final eight games of the season, the Rams (2-8) earned the No. 11 seed in Class 3A and will face Raton in a 7 p.m. Friday game at Tiger […]

Lady Rams struggle at Clovis Invitational

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent If the Clovis High volleyball team can become as consistent as Kim Perkins’ serve, this just might be a pretty good year for the Wildcats. Clovis and Portales were among 16 teams in the field when the annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament began on Friday. The host ‘Cats won their four-team […]

Child drowns at Clovis pool

Freedom Newspapers A 3-year-old boy drowned Wednesday at Potter Park pool. He was pronounced dead at Clovis’ Plains Regional Medical Center in the late afternoon. Police were withholding the name of the child pending notification of the mother, police said late Wednesday. Officials said they believe the boy lives in the Dallas area and was […]

Local News

Floyd News Upcoming events l The Lion’s Club will meet tonight at 7 in the Community Building. They will not meet the first Wednesday of July due to the holiday weekend. l Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. l The Back Porch […]

6/22 Local News

Dora News Some of our wheat farmers have their crop combined and very little if any damaging hail. I have not heard of anyone losing wheat or young crops because of hail, only to homes and buildings mostly in the Redlake area, out west of Dora. There has been no rain or anything the past […]

Pool back in business for summer

By Tony Parra As May ends and June begins, the Portales City Pool is filled with children enjoying the start of summer. The swimming pool has been open since Thursday and many children have started going to the swimming pool. Tessa Smith, assistant director, said it was slow for the first few days when it […]

5/22 Local Briefs

Campos holding town hall in Clovis On Monday at 6:30 p.m., the Curry Democratic Party will be hosting a town hall meeting for Representative Jose Campos. The meeting will take place at the Carver Library; located at 701 N. Main, in the North Annex. Swimming pool opens Thursday The city swimming pool will open beginning […]

Lady Rams anxious to begin defense of Class 3A state title

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By Dave Wagner The Portales Lady Rams hope it’s the team at the end of the season which shows up at this week’s Class 3A state volleyball tournament, not the one which went 6-15 during the entire regular season. The defending 3A state champions enter the three-day competition beginning Thursday at Albuquerque’s Manzano High School […]