May 16 Elida School News

This has been an extremely busy week with senior tests and baacalaurate last Sunday evening. On Tuesday evening was the junior play with many people from the community turning out for the presentation. Good job juniors. Also Tuesday was the Kiwana Track Meet for elementary and the AR field trip. Graduation was Saturday and semester [...]

May 9 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • There will be a Band Recital Monday at 6:30 p.m. • The School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Fourth-Grade Track will be in Elida on Tuesday. • The Athletic Banquet is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. • Academic Awards will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Field Trips Several classes have [...]

May 9 Elida School News

The junior high basketball girls team won first place at an AAU Tournament in Lubbock a couple of weeks ago. Way to go girls. They beat several Lubbock teams and we are really proud of them.   Vocational Awards The vocational awards were held April 23rd. Mrs. McAfee recognized the members of the BPA: Shay [...]

Closing in on state

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By Kevin Wilson For the Portales High track teams, it’s a matter of athletes being an inch away from Albuquerque, a second removed from the state track meet in May. The teams are preparing for Friday’s meet in Lovington, the final meet before the District 4-3A championship (also in Lovington, May 7). Portales track members [...]

Prep News and Notes, April 15

By Kevin Wilson The Ram baseball team couldn’t get a doubleheader sweep against New Mexico Military Institute Tuesday night, but they managed to pick up a new fan: NMMI coach Charlie Ward. The doubleheader was enough to convince Ward that the Rams are for real — he sent in his ballot Wednesday for the Albuquerque [...]

Vandals damage school

PNT Staff Vandals broke into Broad Horizons either Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning, causing $700 in damage to glass windows and a glass door, police said Wednesday. The individual or individuals broke three 3-by-5 windows on the west side of the school building and a glass door which led to a classroom. At this [...]

Mayor sticking to local politics — for now

Mike Linn For the next two years the only offices Mayor Orlando Ortega will hold will be in his hometown of Portales. The Democrat on Tuesday made public his decision to not seek the District 66 position with the New Mexico House of Representatives. But Ortega said he plans on running for the position when [...]

Zias crushed by Northeastern State

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — A successful season for Eastern New Mexico University came down to a crashing end Tuesday night, as Northeastern State routed the shorthanded Zias 77-46 Tuesday night at Jack Dobbins Fieldhouse. Leslie Warner had a game-high 20 points to lead four in double figures for Northeastern State, the Lone Star Conference [...]

Snow wets city, soaks state

Mike Linn Light snow showers on Tuesday prompted residents to scrape ice off automobile windows and tread slowing on city streets adorned with rain puddles shin deep in some areas. But snowfall in Portales was relatively minor compared to other areas of the state, where some mountain ranges received up to 20 inches. Local law [...]

Rams tied for District 4-3A lead

Freedom Newspapers Portales’ 40-38 win over Ruidoso, coupled with New Mexico Military Institute’s 55-54 shocker over Lovington, marked an unexpected start to District 4-3A play Tuesday night. Following Tuesday’s games, the district lead is a two-way tie between a pair of teams that are a combined 11-22. The two teams at the bottom of the [...]