ENMU baseball team picked fifth in LSC preseason

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was pegged for fifth place this season in the six-team Lone Star Conference South Division baseball poll, released on Tuesday by the conference office. Abilene Christian, ranked 17th in Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division II preseason poll, received nine of 14 first-place votes and 79 points to […]

Zia softball polls fifth in preseason

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has been chosen for fifth place out of seven teams in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason poll, released Tuesday by the conference office. Defending champion Abilene Christian earned 14 of 18 first-place votes and racked up 122 points to 105 for […]

Curry election results not certified

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The results of Tuesday’s Curry County primary were not certified in a special meeting of the county commission Friday, yet county officials remain confident in the election results, according to officials. Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman recommended the county commission not certify the results. “I don’t think any […]

Montoya campaigns for secretary of state

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Letitia Montoya, 43, is a candidate for the Democratic nominee for New Mexico secretary of state in the June 6 primary election. The secretary of state is the third-highest state official, after the governor and lieutenant governor, and fills in for them when they are out of state. New Mexico’s […]

Incumbents make sweep in municipal races

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By William P. Thompson All Portales incumbent city councilors kept their seats on the council after Tuesday’s municipal election and Municipal Judge Fred Arnold retained his seat on the bench. A total of 997 voters participated in the election, about 15 percent of the city’s 6,322 registered voters. The closest race was in Ward D […]

Baseball squad tabbed for fifth

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University was picked for fifth place in baseball and seventh place in softball in Lone Star Conference South Division preseason polls released by the conference office. The baseball team, which finished 26-27 under 15th-year coach Phil Clabaugh in 2004, finished ahead of only West Texas A&M in […]

Cone retains seat on Roosevelt Hospital board

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Local accountant Terry Cone retained his seat in a three-way race for a spot on the Roosevelt Hospital board Tuesday. Four candidates ran for two spots in Tuesday’s hospital board elections. Cone, Margaret Davis and Linda Baca ran in District 2, while Lydia Ornelas ran unopposed in District 1. Cone […]

ACU unanimous for top spot, Zias ranked fourth

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been picked for fourth place — one point behind Angelo State — in the Lone Star Conference South Division preseason poll, released Friday by the league office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which ended West Texas A&M’s seven-year run atop the South last season, […]

Brooks, Garrett take school district wins

By Kevin Wilson Winners in both of Portales’ school board district elections took comfortable victories, and a double mill levy passed for Dora schools. Alan Garrett won by 25 votes in District 3, while incumbent David Brooks held on in District 4 by a 33-vote margin. Totals in District 3 were 68 votes for Garrett, […]

ENMU set to name new softball coach

By Dave Wagner For the second time in three years, the Eastern New Mexico University softball program is looking for a new coach in January. Kevin Blaskowski, who was hired in May 2003 after a five-year stint at Southern Arkansas, has left the school to start up a new program at Lone Star Conference South […]