It’s Their Job: Steve Rooney

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Name: Steve Rooney Job: Owner of Rooney Moon Broadcasting Background: Rooney spent his first 15 years in Cork, Ireland. After moving to the United States, a business-ownership opportunity brought him to Portales as he was looking to get into the radio business. Time on job: Six and a half years What does your job entail? […]

Intern returns from Washington, D.C.

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University senior political science student Erin Griffith spent her summer as an intern for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.Her thoughts on the experience: Life on the Hill: “It was a one-of a-kind experience. We got the chance to shadow Senator Bingaman and see what his days are […]

First Person: Staying in the game

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Kayne Gutierrez, 27, spent his high school and college years playing football and running track. He stays in the game as a referee with the New Mexico Activities Association. At the beginning: I’ve been a referee for seven years. I ref football and basketball. I started in college for the extra money. As I did […]

Empty promise?

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By Jenna Dewitt: Freedom New Mexico With catchy names such as Rock Star, Monster, Venom and Amp, energy drinks are trendy and widely used by teens and young adults. Researchers say U.S. consumers spent $744 million on caffeinated energy drinks last year, a 34 percent increase over the previous year, according to WebMD. Advertisements for […]

Prosecutors lay out timeline in Salas case

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The prosecution used a parade of people Tuesday to place Edward Salas and four others at the apartment complex where 10-year-old Carlos Perez was shot and killed more than two years ago. Jurors heard about 7 1/2 hours of testimony from six witnesses in the second day of trial […]

2-10-08 Honors

Toombs Wendy Toombs of Portales recently earned an award for logging 500 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program, according to a news release. The program recognizes members for time spent in the saddle in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and riding. Toombs will receive recognition in The […]

Summer stories

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Serious about the series Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman attended the college softball World Series in Oklahoma City. “I actually contacted somebody at the NCAA before I went because I thought it would be a good experience for me,” Pitterman said. Pitterman watched the entire first round including the final game […]

Harth earns Pioneer nomination

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County resident Irene Harth spent the first 19 years of her life moving from place to place with her family. After marrying her husband in 1936 in Roswell, Harth eventually became a long-standing resident of Roosevelt County. After marriage, the couple moved to the Rogers area and built […]

ENMU volleyball has new leader

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Kim Falkenhagen is from the upper Midwest, but she’s no stranger to this part of the world. The 33-year-old Falkenhagen was named Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach on Tuesday. She replaces longtime coach and current athletic director Mike Maguire, who stepped down from coaching after six years in a […]

ENMU searching for new Zia coach

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has begun the process of finding a women’s basketball coach after announcing last week that Dan Buzard’s contract would not be renewed for next season. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Wednesday that a selection committee is being put together. He said several applications have already been received, and […]