Four N.M. newspapers win ‘best of show’

The Associated Press The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Tribune, Hobbs News-Sun, The Durango Herald and Clovis News Journal won top honors Saturday in the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest. Awards for excellence in news coverage for 2004 were given in three circulation divisions for newspapers in New Mexico, as well […]

Home-schooled students win big at science fair

Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Home-schooled students from Portales were some of the top winners in the 2005 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair at New Mexico Tech in Socorro on April 9. Megan Speshock and Alexandra Zablotsky each won awards for their science fair projects in the junior division. The junior division is for grades 5-8 and the […]

PHS tennis squads rout Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA — Portales High’s tennis teams had no trouble with Artesia on Tuesday, not losing a set all day in rolling to 9-0 victories. The PHS boys lost only five games in singles and seven in doubles in improving their dual record for the year to 6-4. Chris Kirchner, Chance Plummer and Nathan […]

ENMU in negotiation for Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra Country legend Willie Nelson may just be going “On The Road Again” and make his way down to Portales for a concert at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU officials confirmed that university representatives are in negotiations with the country singer to perform in Portales. “Officially we haven’t released anything,” Jeff Blake, program […]

Inauguration still serves a purpose

By Jim Lee On Thursday, President Bush will take the oath of office for the second time. To most of us, a second term inauguration is about as exciting as an instant replay at a chess tournament. After all, we won’t get a new president. We may get some entertainment value in seeing him try […]

In an election, all participants win

By Jim Lee Although last week’s column followed the general election by only five days and would have been a timely topic, I decided against commenting about it then. At first, I thought I should write about it, but after a bit of reflection, I changed my mind. The event culminated a period of particularly […]

Sanders beats out May for seat

By Tony Parra Democrat David Sanders defeated Republican Charles May 851 votes to 775 votes in the Roosevelt County Commission, District 2 race on Tuesday. The final unofficial results showed Sanders earned 76 more votes than May. “It’s been hectic,” Sanders said about the results. “I was down then I was up then I was […]

Pettigrew earns all-around cowboy honors

Freedom Newspapers ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew won the steer wrestling competition and the all-around cowboy title Oct. 2 at Sul Ross State. Pettigrew won the first round in 3.6 seconds and the short round in 4.3 seconds. Since no other cowboy won points in more than one event, Pettigrew […]

Sept. 5 Elida School News

The Elida School District earned an “adequate yearly progress” rating, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. It indicates that Elida Elementary and Elida High School met the annual academic performance targets in reading and math. Breakfast program starts Elida Municipal Schools is kicking off a meal program this year called “Breakfast in the […]

Cookie handout turns into legal battle

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis native who now serves on a California city council is embroiled in a lawsuit that has already cost her city more than $538,000 in lawyer’s fees. According to Julie Ruiz Raber, the case revolves around her decision to hand out cinnamon snickerdoodle cookies to poll workers in 24 of […]