Prep football scoreboard, Sept. 17

Elida 46, Vaughn 18 San Jon 53, Dora 41 Raton 38, Portales 34 Cleveland 28, Clovis 17 Farwell 33, Tucumcari 10 Dimmitt 25, Bovina 18

Weather changes sports schedule

Inclement weather has changed weekend basketball games for Portales and Clovis teams. The Milk Cow Classic, which included the Clovis, Roswell, Moriarty and Rio Rancho girls, has been rescheduled due to school cancellation in Moriarty. Clovis will still face Rio Rancho in a 5:30 p.m. contest Friday, but will not play Saturday. Rio Rancho will […]

Restaurant hosts annual community dinner

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer El Rancho Restaurant is reaching out with Christmas turkey and posole once again this year. The restaurant is continuing its tradition of serving a free Christmas dinner for the sixth year. The meal is free and open to anyone. “We just get all kinds of people from all walks […]

Business feature: El Rancho immersed in community

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The El Rancho Restaurant celebrates 20 years of serving the Portales community this month. Owners of the family-owned business say they are working to give back blessings they have received through the course of the year. A little history: Joe Garcia and his parents, Ruben and Sara Garcia, own […]

Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill in N.M. stop

By Darlene Superville: The Associated Press RIO RANCHO — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets. “There’s no doubt that people need to accept responsibility,” Obama said […]

Obama to hold town hall at Rio Rancho HS

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — President Obama will hold a town hall Thursday at Rio Rancho High School, where he is expected to discuss his efforts to stop credit card companies from taking advantage of consumers. Obama used his weekend radio and Internet address to outline proposed reforms. He challenged congressional leaders to send him […]

State tournament scoreboard

Go to varsitynow.com for game stories and photos. BoysCLASS 5AAt The Pit, AlbuquerqueWednesday’s quarterfinalsEldorado 46, Manzano 40La Cueva 61, Clovis 57Highland 59, Onate 44Las Cruces 77, Gallup 74 Thursday’s semifinals Eldorado vs. La Cueva, 4:45 p.m.Highland vs. Las Cruces, 8:15 p.m. CLASS 4AAt The Pit, AlbuquerqueWednesday’s quarterfinalsEspanola Valley 54, (8) St. Pius 51Artesia 69, Los […]

State basketball tournament scoreboard

Go to varsitynow.com for games stories and photos. Girls CLASS 5A Tuesday’s quarterfinals At Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho Cibola 60, Clovis 52 La Cueva 50, Gallup 47 Sandia 59, Eldorado 46 Rio Rancho 58, Valley 55 CLASS 4AAt The Pit, AlbuquerqueTuesday’s quarterfinals Roswell High 46, Belen 38 St. Pius 41, St. Pius 27Kirtland […]

It’s their job: Gloria Holguin

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Gloria Holguin Job: Server/manager at El Rancho Restaurant Time on the job: 11 1/2 years Background: Before El Rancho opened in 1989, Holguin worked as a caretaker for an elderly lady for about 10 years. She has also been in the restaurant business since the 1970’s. Q. What […]

9/28 Friday night football scores

Clovis 38, Rio Rancho 8 Goddard 35, Portales 0 Ft. Sumner 19, Cloudcroft 0 Muleshoe 63, River Road 0 Texico 40, Hagerman 7 Magdalena 66, Clovis Christian 26 Tatum 36, Dora 12 Tucumcari 48, Loving 0 Wellington 15, Bovina 3 Sundown 39, Farwell 0

Portales native to take over at Rio Rancho

PNT Staff According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Portales native Michael Worley has been offered and accepted the position of head football coach at Rio Rancho High School. After leaving Portales, Worley served as defensive coordinator at Artesia for 12 years helping the Bulldogs win nine state championships in that period. Worley reportedly beat […]

Lady Cats fall to Sandia in tourney semifinals

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — The Clovis girls basketball team was taught a physical lesson on Friday, but it’s one that Lady Wildcats coach Miles Watters hopes will benefit his squad in the future. In the semifinals of the Mel Otero Invitational, Sandia knocked off Clovis 57-45 to move into the championship against Rio […]

Lady Rams look to improve at Otero Rio Rancho Invite

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Brenda Gomez runs from one side of the court to the other shouting instructions to her girls Wednesday night at practice in the Portales gymnasium, just hours before the team heads north for an annual competition against much bigger schools. Gomez and the Lady Rams are by far the […]

Church group protests N.M. funeral

Staff and Wire reports RIO RANCHO — Members of a Kansas fundamentalist group that contends the deaths of U.S. soldiers are God’s punishment for America’s tolerance of homosexuality showed up at an Army soldier’s funeral. Flags around the state were flown at half-staff Thursday as family and friends honored Spc. Alexander Jordan, 31, who died […]

Clovis’ Sweet takes Rio Rancho AD job

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Andy Sweet is preparing to take over the largest high school athletics program in the state. Sweet, 45, a math teacher and a volleyball and track assistant coach at Clovis High for the past two years, has been hired as athletic director at Rio Rancho High School. He […]

Restaurant serves free Christmas meal

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Christmas is all about tradition and the Garcia family, which owns the El Rancho Restaurant, is continuing a three-year tradition of offering a free Christmas meal to Portales residents. El Rancho Restaurant is owned by Ruben and Sara Garcia and their son Joe Garcia. “One reason we do this is […]

Wildcats win another late

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers RIO RANCHO — Clovis rolled the dice twice in the final minutes and came out winners of its fourth straight game. In what turned out to the winning drive, senior quarterback Devin Sweet kept the drive on a short fourth-down run and threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Rishard Matthews […]

8-26 Obituaries

Lawrence Thurman Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Lawrence (Bob) Thurman, 91, of Farwell, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Thurman was born Jan. 8, 1914, in Hopkins County, Texas, to Robert and Dollie Thurman. He came from a large family in which he had 11 […]

8/18 Obituaries

Elwanda Mieas, 70 Services: Memorial services are planned in Lubbock. Elwanda Williams Mieas, 70, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 6, 1935, in Portales, to Clifton and Ineta Williams. She lived in Clovis a number of years and worked for a lawyer and […]

Lady Rams overwhelmed by Rio Rancho in semis

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — If they hadn’t been already, the Portales Lady Rams’ problems against pressure defense were clearly exposed Tuesday. Rio Rancho hounded the Lady Rams from start to finish, forcing Portales into more turnovers (31) than shots (25) and rolling to a 51-25 victory in the championship semifinals of the Plateau Holiday […]