ENMU to honor alumni, governor

MIke Linn In his heyday, Jimmy Joe Robinson was a consummate coach on the hardwood, a strategist of the local high school basketball circuit. A coaching record of 528-213 and four state championships lends support to his ability to inspire teams in gymnasiums laced with the aroma of sweat and popcorn. Now retired, the Eastern […]

Obits 10-10

James Hill, 72 Mr. James L. “Jim” Hill, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 25, 1930, in Kerns, Texas, to Mittie and Ernest Hill. His professional career began in 1948 as an apprentice lineman with Roosevelt County Electric C ooperative (RCEC). After serving […]

Obits 10-9

Carol Depperman, 68 Carol Lavon Kemp Depperman, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at her home. She was born on Sept. 4, 1935, in Muleshoe, to Walter A. and Grace Fish Kemp. Her family moved to Portales where she graduated from high school in 1953. She married Warren Bell Depperman on Oct. 3, […]

Jana Stanfield headlines concert and youth rally

Helena Rodriguez She’s a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Her music has been featured on the movie, “Eight Seconds.” Her story has appeared in “Third Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul.” And yet many people have never heard of Jana Stanfield. Stanfield – a Clovis native and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University – sometimes referred […]

Video system will ease court transports

Mike Linn By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com Once just a cool tool used in science fiction flicks, the video conference system has now made its way to the Portales Municipal Court. The new video system will allow Municipal Judge Fred Arnold to arraign inmates incarcerated at the Roosevelt County Detention Center from his […]

Portales police get pay raises

Mike Linn Citing problems keeping police officers working for the city, Portales Police Chief Jeff Gill successfully lobbied to attain a pay increase for certified police officers at Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting. The increase raises the minimum salary of certified police officers with at least six months training on the job to $24,000 from […]

Portales defeats rival Lovington in four games

Special to the PNT LOVINGTON — The match was just as one would expect from the first meeting of the season between arch rivals. Each game between Lovington and Portales was close and intense, with three of the four being settled by three points or less. When everyone’s pulses returned to normal, it was the […]

West Texas keeps streak alive against Zias

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By Dave Wagner West Texas A&M’s Lone Star Conference volleyball winning streak lives on. Barely. The Lady Buffs won their NCAA Division II record 77th consecutive match against conference opponents, dating to the 1998 LSC tournament, by bailing out a 30-28, 26-30, 30-28, 30-28 win over scrappy Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday night at Greyhound […]

Ellsworth will be missed

The family of Rolland Ellsworth Jr., an Eastern New Mexico University student killed in a bull-riding accident Oct. 2, remembers him as a loving brother and a son who “lived life with no regrets,” according to a Tuesday release from ENMU. “We know it wasn’t an accident. We know it wasn’t a freak accident. We […]

City officials eager for certification

Tony Parra With an eye toward economic growth, Portales city officials say their first step is to gain certification from the New Mexico State Department of Economic Development. Mayor Orlando Ortega and city council member Jake Lopez are concerned over Portales’ failure to become certified by the NMSDED in late July. “I believe that you […]