Sept. 3 Obituaries

Bill Ward, 52 Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned to Ruidoso for […]

Lady Rams sweep Ruidoso

By Dave Wagner Once the Portales softball team pulled out Saturday’s District 4-3A opener in extra innings, the rest was a piece of cake. After first baseman Ashleah Richards’ two-run single capped a three-run eighth in Portales’ 11-10 win, the Lady Rams punished Ruidoso starter Appolonia Page for nine first-inning runs in the nightcap en […]

Portales boys golf team snowed out

Freedom Newspapers The weather had its way with the Portales boys golf team Monday at Ruidoso, but it wasn’t enough to stop Cassidy Merrick from hitting a qualifying leg across town. Snow put a stop to the boys portion of the Leroy Gooch Invitational at Alto, but the Portales girls still managed to get in […]

ENMU regents announce tuition hike

Tony Parra@link.freedom.com Eastern New Mexico University officials announced a 6 percent tuition increase during the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday in Ruidoso. ENMU president Steven Gamble said an increase of 6 percent to the tuition rate was approved by the Board of Regents members. Gamble said the rate is low compared to other universities, such […]

Lady Rams prep for Dexter tourney

Freedom Newspapers Spring break ends early for the Portales High softball team, as it resumes playThursday in the Dexter Tournament. Portales (2-2) plays against District 4-3A rival Ruidoso in an 8 a.m. game, one of three the Lady Rams will have during the weekend when most students are enjoying their mid-semester break. “There really isn’t […]

Regents OK branch status for Ruidoso

Tony Parra The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved a resolution supporting branch campus status for the Ruidoso Instructional Center on Monday during the Board of Regents meeting. For Ruidoso to become a branch campus, the New Mexico Commission for Higher Education and the Legislature must approve the request. Eastern officials hope the […]

Principal pursues selflessness

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Lindsey Middle School Principal Todd Morris likes to play golf and watch the reality hit “Survivor.” The Ruidoso native also enjoys influencing the lives of youngsters, Florida State University football and helping Nick Brady call Clovis Wildcat football games on the radio. Name: Todd Morris Job: Principal at Lindsey Middle School. Age (and birth date): […]

Portales wins seventh-straight

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By Kevin Wilson The Ruidoso Lady Warriors had a first half that made an upset seem plausible. The Portales Lady Rams had a better second half, though, and they cruised to a 64-47 victory Tuesday night, securing a perfect regular season in District 4-3A. In winning their seventh-straight, Portales (18-4, 6-0 district) concentrated on pounding […]

Rams rout Warriors

By Kevin Wilson Tuesday was Daniel Aranda’s 16th birthday, and the Ram guard made sure his teammates would be celebrating the night as well. Aranda hit a 3-pointer that sparked a pivotal 11-0 run to close out the third quarter, turning a close game into a blowout, and host Portales went on to a 46-28 […]

Lady Rams clinch top spot in district

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Erika Cook scored 15 points, and the Portales Lady Rams clinched the top seed in District 4-3A with a forgettable 49-28 win at Ruidoso. Ruidoso (9-10, 1-2 district) used a stall tactic throughout, which helped to explain a 17-12 halftime score. Portales (16-4, 4-0) steadily built a double-figure lead and left […]