Relay for Life raises $22,000

PNT Staff Report Portales Relay for Life raised nearly $22,000 Friday and early Saturday morning. Twenty-two teams participated in the overnight event at the Greyhound Arena, with all the proceeds raised going to the American Cancer Society. Top fundraising teams • Roosevelt General Hospital “Spark of Hope” — $4,225 • Southwest Canners “Life Walkers” — […]

Top-ranked Angelo sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State showed Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team why it is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II over the weekend. Freshman first baseman Sandy James homered in each game, giving her a Lone Star Conference-leading 15 for the season, as the Rambelles (26-3, 5-1 LSC South) […]

Education feature: Students take home wins in academics

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Portales earned top honors Saturday at the Destination ImagiNation competition in Albuquerque. Portales Junior High School finished second in two events, and Lindsey Elementary School’s third-grade team finished third and received the Renaissance Award. “The students at Lindsey came in third in the Central Challenge,” Lindsey teacher […]

Top-ranked Angelo State rolls to 11-2 win over Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II, flashed its power on Saturday and rolled to an 11-2 Lone Star Conference South Division victory in the opener of a three-game series. Senior shortstop Macy Baker gave the Rambelles (24-3, 3-1 South) a 1-0 lead with a two-out […]

Sleeping is store’s top priority

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sleep Solutions has been open for three weeks. Bobby Hamilton is the store manager. “Everything was pretty smooth sailing in getting everything setup,” Hamilton said. “We threw the sign up out front and we didn’t start advertising until Feb. 1. We were open about a week before the advertising […]

Fiscal crisis Mullen’s top concern

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Though he’s a warrior, not an economist, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The scope of it is, to me, mind-boggling,” said Mullen in an interview with Military […]

Local volunteer wins top chamber award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer received the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s top award for the year, and a local family won recognition for improving property. Joyce Davis, who is active in many service projects, was named the 2009 Workhorse of the Year at the Chamber’s annual banquet […]

Enacting global mandates hurts U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico A new poll found that people rank global warming dead last, 20th out of 20, among their top concerns. The economy was No. 1, while other economic-related issues unsurprisingly gravitated to the top. The survey conducted Jan. 7-11 asked 1,503 adults on cell phones and landlines to rank 20 issues by importance, […]

Education feature: Youth take top honors at Special Olympics

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer While Portales fans cheer on the Ram football and basketball teams, another group of Portales youth are winning daily battles — in a much different arena with little recognition. They are members of

Still seeking the Bigfoot exclusive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist “Bigfoot discovered living on top floor of Lincoln Hall” “Subsisted on discarded pizza and stale beer” I’ve always wanted to write a Bigfoot headline. Those guys at the National Enquirer get all the fun assignments. My wife is a fan of various radio and television programs that explore the unexplained […]