New Mexico ranks in top ten for dairy product sales

From staff reports LAS CRUCES — New Mexico ranks seventh nationally in dairy product sales, with dairies adding more than $730 million to the state’s economy, according to a New Mexico State University agricultural economist. “Dollar for dollar, dairy is one of our big players,” said Ereney Hadjigeorgalis, an assistant professor in NMSU’s agricultural economics […]

ENMU runners fall short of national slots

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas — Running in abnormal heat, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t qualify anyone for the NCAA Division II national cross country meet in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kenyan freshman Felix Boit, ENMU’s top hope of qualifying, was in 12th place with about 100 meters left in the 10-kilometer […]

Boit ENMU’s best chance for national slot

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Felix Boit knows his work is cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet at Abilene, Texas. The redshirt freshman from Kenya — a nephew of former ENMU track and cross country standout Mike Boit — is ENMU’s best chance at […]

Hounds finish second in Las Cruces

Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — For one day at least, Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen said the Greyhounds had the top men’s collegiate team in the state. Redshirt freshman Felix Boit finished eighth in 24 minutes, nine seconds to lead the Hounds to a second-place finish Saturday behind powerful Texas-El Paso […]

Signs that you may be over the hill

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist I was rocking my chair last week when it dawned on me that I might be over the hill — a hair-raising experience for someone as young and vibrant as I am. So I called my daughters to confirm my youthful status: “What brought this on?” they asked. “Well, things are […]

Cross country ready for opener

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams were a bit disappointed with their finishes in last year’s Lone Star Conference meet — fifth for the men, ninth for the women. They hope to make amends this season, beginning with Friday’s season-opening Buffalo Stampede at Canyon, Texas, hosted by West Texas A&M. […]

Floyd in rebuilding mode

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines have gotten used to playing in the state Class 1A championship game. Despite significant graduation losses, sixth-year coach Mike Prokop thinks his team is capable of making a run at a third consecutive crown and fifth appearance in a row in the title clash. “We expect to […]

March 27 Dora School News

The week has passed quickly to most as the spring break was spent by most just having great fun. However, some staff members and students have spent the time wisely. FFA teams Not one day has gone by that Kit Pettigrew and the special teams have not been hard at work practicing for the task […]

Commissioners agree: Roads top priority for area

By Tony Parra Deteriorating road conditions in the county caused commissioners to dispute which is the best way to distribute funding for roads throughout the county during Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. District 2 Chad Davis is of the opinion more money should go to the roads which have the most traffic. District 3 commissioner […]

Commission makes roads top priority

By Tony Parra Deteriorating road conditions in the county caused commissioners to dispute what is the best way to distribute funding for roads throughout the county during Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. District 2 Commissioner Chad Davis is of the opinion more money should go to the roads which have the most traffic. District 3 […]

New Mexico’s top races

The Associated Press Here is a summary of New Mexico’s top races: President 1,483 of 1,495 precincts – 99 percent George W. Bush, GOP (i) 333,631 – 50 percent John F. Kerry, Dem 322,657 – 49 percent Ralph Nader, Ind 3,556 – 1 percent Michael Badnarik, Lib 2,128 – 0 percent David Cobb, Grn 1,092 […]

Oct. 24 Elida School News

Elida FFA chapter housed the 2004 Greenhand Quiz and FFA Creed Speaking contests. The contest took place Oct. 18 at Elida High School. Forty-four contestants from 11 neighboring schools participated. The judges were Tommy Thompson, San Jon; Arkie Kiehne, Portales; Mike O’Connor, ENMU; Jesus Trujillo, Hagerman; Glen Trammel, Dexter; and Kelly Jones, Goddard. The students […]

Hinson en route to top QB spot

By Dave Wagner Unless he gets hurt or something goes drastically wrong, senior Steven Hinson will be ENMU’s starting quarterback this fall for the second consecutive year. Elliott said after Saturday’s situational scrimmage at the ENMU practice facility that the real battle is for the No. 2 position. “Steven’s No. 1, (redshirt freshman) Michael Benton’s […]

Tops in Blue to perform

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The military’s premier musical group will bring its tunes to Clovis on Thursday. Tops in Blue, an all-active duty Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment gifts, will play at the Doc Stewart Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday.  Gates will open to […]

Merrick, Welch shoot top scores in Lovington

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — The Portales boys golf team is on its way to state. Behind the efforts of Cassidy Merrick, there’s no reason to believe the girls won’t join them. Merrick and Kevin Welch took the top finishes Thursday at Lovington, and both Portales teams got qualifying scores. Behind a 72 from Welch and […]

Lovington the favorite in District 4-3A play

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By Kevin Wilson There are two things that are clear for boys basketball in District 4-3A. The Lovington Wildcats are the favorite. That, and being the favorite doesn’t mean a lot in 4-3A. “I’ve been in this district long enough to know that you don’t overlook or count anybody out,” New Mexico Military Institute coach […]

Portales woman wins big on scratch-off lottery ticket

PNT Staff A Portales woman won a $50,000 prize on Saturday after she scratched a winning lottery ticket while working at the locally operated KC Express No. 4. Rachel Martinez, who is the manager of KC Express, said she claimed a check totaling $34,500 after taxes on Monday in Albuquerque. She said she has already […]

Lady Rams regain 3A hoop title

By Rick White Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a series of 2003’s Top 10 News-Tribune sports stories. ALBUQUERQUE — The more Kassandra Richards shot the ball, the better her injured finger felt. By the end of the game, the Portales High junior was all smiles and dreaded rival Lovington was the one […]

Watch out for Old Man Clonch this holiday season

Bib Huber (Christmas carols playing.) Ah the holidays, that time of year for fireplaces and hot spiced cider, the sounds of crinkling wrapping paper and children squealing, and, of course — THE CURSE OF OLD MAN CLONCH! (Carols segue to ominous music.) When I was a kid, it was tough being bad during the holidays, […]

ENMU runners have work cut out for them

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Greg LaSage knows his Greyhounds and Zias have their work cut out in Saturday’s South Central Region meet at Commerce, Texas. “The teams that beat us in the (Lone Star) Conference meet are all ranked in the top 10 in the region,” said LaSage, whose squads […]