30th KENW tele-auction looking for weekend rebound

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer An autographed football signed by the Indianapolis Colts football team, including Peyton Manning, and a pair of autographed boots signed by EmmyLou Harris are just a few examples of items that have been sold during KENW-TV’s tele-auction. “Celebrity boards are always really popular. We have various items, some of […]

Retired teacher riding for local charities

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers As a retired math teacher, Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle to benefit Quay and Roosevelt county charities. Petrak is getting set to travel the […]

Local professor sees damage first-hand in Louisiana

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though he’s been a preacher throughout New Mexico for nearly 20 years, Portales’ Don Holladay decidedly has a past, a present and a future in New Orleans. Holladay, an assistant professor of religion at Eastern New Mexico University, recently returned from a five-day trip to help one family in […]

Ruidoso hosts festival of lights

Compiled by Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff writer For most people — and anyone who enjoyed National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — a big part of the holiday season is the variety of lighting displays. A few hours down U.S. 70, Portales and Clovis residents can enjoy the lights of homes and businesses in nearby Ruidoso, and […]

Local Rotaract goes to Mexico

Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern “Service Above Self” is not just another tired cliche, it’s Rotary International’s official motto and one that a group of students and local community members put into practice when they traveled to Delicias, Mexico to meet and interact with their counterparts recently. A group of students who are members of the […]

‘Old West’ lives in Fort Sumner

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who […]

Chorale group close to fund-raising goal

By Tony Parra The Portales High School Chorale group is $8,000 short of its goal in getting what some of the students said is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Franklin Smith, PHS chorale director and instructor, said choir students will have their final fund-raiser on Sunday in order to raise enough money so that 35 students can […]

March 30 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no anniversaries or birthdays this week. Please let me know if you would like your special dates included in the news. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Church news Bill Bowman from Clovis will be delivering the sermon for the Floyd Baptist Church this […]

ENMU hoops teams having struggles

By Dave Wagner For the better part of a month, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was competitive game-in and game-out despite the loss of senior guard Laci Lee to a season-ending injury. That all came apart in Monday’s 91-44 thrashing at rival West Texas A&M, leaving the Zias to regroup for Lone […]

Teleauction survives minor glitch

By Tony Parra The beginning to the KENW-tele auction wasn’t what organizers had planned on, but all the kinks were worked out before the second day of the tele-auction and they were able to raise over $55,000. “It started off rocky when our computers locked down on Monday,” KENW tele-auction coordinator Sheryl Borden said. “We […]