Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower Cemetery, located west of the Chavez West Housing edition near Cannon Air Force Base, appears to be a fraction of what it used to be. About eight headstones stick inches, and possibly […]

Museum captures American West

Courtesy photo Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. Place: Hubbard Museum of the American West Location: 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. The museum is located 175 miles, or a three-hour drive, from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy at this location? You […]

ENMU-WT baseball capsule

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M at ENMUWhen: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Greyhound Field, PortalesRecords: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20).Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games.Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to end the 2008 season.At […]

March 25, 1943

Thirty-two carloads of peanuts were shipped from the warehouse in Portales, according to Taylor McCasland, Bonded Warehouseman for New Mexico and West Texas. Seventeen of the cars were shipped to Columbus, Ga., and 15 were shipped to Stephensville, Texas, for candying and peanut butter purposes. McCasland did not know how much the government received for […]

Road work to start

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation will begin pavement rehabilitation work on U.S. 70 west of Portales on Monday.

Clovis woman killed in car collision

The Associated Press An 18-year-old Clovis woman and five members of an extended family died Friday in a head-on collision west of Roswell. Elaina Hita was killed on U.S. 70 when the vehicle she was driving hit a van carrying five adults and two children, according to State Police spokesman Peter Olson. Hita’s passenger, 22-year-old […]

Portales’ country roads eyesore

I live three miles west of Portales. As the population grows outside the city limits, so do my concerns about the piling up of trash and tumbleweeds. It’s not only an eyesore, but a fire danger. Our county officials need to look into controlling this problem because it looks like individuals won’t do it. There […]

West Texas beats Zias by 40

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico The score was virtually identical to the one three nights earlier. Still, West Texas A&M coach Krista Gerlich felt a lot better about it. The Lady Buffaloes dominated from the get-go this time, hitting their first three shots while Eastern New Mexico University turned the ball over on its […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Honors

WTAMU West Texas A&M University has named more than 1,100 students to honor lists for the fall 2008 semester. Of that total, 417 were named to the President’s List and 758 students were named to the Dean’s List. Area students include: • Travis D. Field Students named to the President’s List must have a grade […]

Jan. 20, 2008 Lone Star Conference basketball update

Standings All times MST Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 2-0 13-4 West Texas A&M 1-0 11-5 Angelo State 1-1 13-4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1-1 11-6 Abilene Christian 1-1 7-8 Eastern New Mexico 0-1 4-12 Tarleton State 0-2 12-5 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 2-0 15-2 Cameron 2-0 7-8 Southwestern […]

No suspects in vehicle theft

PNT staff Someone stole a car from West 18th Street Wednesday night, and the vehicle was found wrecked Thursday morning near the City of Portales soccer fields, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The Ford Escape belonging to a 64-year-old woman was reported stolen between 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday. Berry said it may have […]

Bronchos start hot, beat Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico After absorbing its first loss of the season two nights earlier at West Texas A&M, third-ranked Central Oklahoma was in no mood to fool around on Saturday. The Bronchos hit three consecutive 3-pointers — two by guard Chance Hardaker — and opened an 11-0 lead over Eastern New Mexico University en route […]

West Texas blanks Zias 4-0

CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M avenged a loss three weeks ago by beating Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 Wednesday in a Southwest Soccer Conference contest. Nicki Nielsen, Jacob Fynboe Jensen and Itamar Keinan each recorded a goal and an assist for the 24th-ranked Buffaloes (11-5, 5-2 SSC). WT, which is second in the SSC, […]

West Texas A&M turns back Zias

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By Eric Butler, Freedom New Mexico Correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player on a team struggling mighty. Valdez, a former Canyon High standout, is a sophomore outside hitter for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. On the other […]

West Texas A&M sweeps Zias

By Eric Butler: FNM Correspondent Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player on a team struggling mighty. Valdez, a former Canyon High standout, is a sophomore outside hitter for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. On the other end of the court […]

West Texas A&M survives lightning delays and Hounds comeback attempt

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — The Eastern New Mexico University football team was on the verge of one of the most stunning comebacks imaginable Saturday night. Trailing 37-0 early in the second quarter against fourth-ranked rival West Texas A&M, the Greyhounds intercepted WT senior quarterback Keith Null three times and pulled […]

Seeking wheel watchers

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Eastern New Mexico University junior Shane Vigil Puts up a Wagon Wheel tailgate sign outside of Eddy Hall Thursday afternoon. The Greyhounds host West Texas A&M Saturday in the annual Wagon Wheel football game. A preview of the game will be available in Saturday’s Portales New-Tribune.

ENMU edges rival West Texas A&M

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has shown it can hold its own at home. Now the Greyhounds will try to keep building during a seven-match road stretch. ENMU notched its first win ever over rival West Texas A&M on Wednesday, beating the Buffaloes 2-1 in Southwest […]

ENMU Briefs Oct. 7

Wagon Wheel game set for Saturday The annual Wagon Wheel football game against West Texas A&M University is at 6 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Stadium at Blackwater Draw. Undefeated WT is ranked in the top five in NCAA II. Lecture focuses on Southwest plants Author Bill Dunmire will discuss how plants and foods made their […]

Zias routed by West Texas

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Zia soccer team began its Lone Star Conference schedule with a 7-1 loss to the defending LSC champion West Texas A&M Lady Buffs Monday afternoon in Canyon, TX. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Zias (3-4, 0-1 LSC South), while the Lady Buffs are […]