Centennial parade expected to draw record numbers

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Expect to see a 1963 Coca-Cola Cadillac, a three-star general and a record amount of entries in Saturday’s Pioneer Days parade in Clovis. In addition, there will be an fly-over prior to the parade featuring four F-16 jets. “Honoring Our Past” is the theme for the 2007 Pioneer Days celebration, […]

Rains reach near record

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor March 2007 will go into the record books as one of the wettest in more than a half century in Roosevelt County. The 2.83 inches of rain is the most since 1948, according to meteorologist Bryan Guyer at the Albuquerque office of the NWS. Most of last month’s precipitation […]

Clovis clobbers Portales

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — By the end of the first half, the Clovis Wildcats had hit so many 3-pointers the cheerleaders ran out of t-shirts to throw to the crowd. Clovis set a school record with 16 treys on Saturday night in dominating Portales 82-48 at Rock Staubus Gym. The Rams (14-9, […]

President Bush’s op-ed piece too little too late

Editorial President Bush took the unusual step, for a sitting president, of releasing an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal last week to announce his hopes of working together with the Democratic majority in Congress “to accomplish important things for the American people.” Good luck. If he were just starting a term facing a […]

Lady Rams capture spring basketball title

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at the important local sports stories in 2006. As winter sports began to wind down in early 2006, the Portales Lady Ram basketball team found themselves in a familiar position while the Ram football team found themselves without […]

Zias shoot for attendance record

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — When the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team hosts Lone Star Conference South Divisin foe Texas A&M-Kingsville on Thursday night, the Zias are shooting for the moon. ENMU athletiec director and volleyball coach Mike Maguire said a cookout is planned outside the arena at 6 p.m., with the match starting at […]

Good night and good luck with TIVO

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor My granddad used to call it the idiot box 30 years ago. If he reappeared alive today, television would be a foreign thing to him. On my day off this week my wife and I (history buffs both of us) purchased the movie “Good Night and Good Luck” on […]

Former ENMU standout makes record fish catch

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Two years after the end of his college football career at Eastern New Mexico University, Cale Sanders made one of his most famous catches. Sanders, now a teacher and coach at Roswell’s Goddard High School, landed a state-record smallmouth bass on Friday evening at Ute Lake. “No one […]

ENMU’s Elliott inspired many, greatly missed

Freedom Newspapers Our region lost a good man last week. Bud Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died early Tuesday morning. He was 73. Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at the Campus Union Ballroom on the ENMU campus. Elliott was one of college football’s all-time winningest coaches, compiling […]

Oct. 20 ENMU football notes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers WHEN TARLETON STATE BEAT Eastern New Mexico University 34-27 on Saturday, it was the program’s first win at Blackwater Draw in six tries. This week, the Greyhounds travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville — a place they’ve never won (0-10). So could another “jinx” come to an end? “There’s a difference, though,” […]