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 […]

State to fund health program at La Casa

Tony Parra Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The Women, Infants and Children Program will be handled by the New Mexico Department of Health instead of La Casa de Buena Salud in an effort to reduce costs. The county commission decided on the change at Tuesday’s meeting and opted not to compensate La Casa de Buena Salud for the change. […]

Zias on a streak coming into matchup with West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner Now that the Lone Star Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time […]

Elida volleyball squad gets good start on loaded week

By Kevin Wilson DORA — It was an easy enough night for the Elida volleyball team, even when its coach was scoring a point for Dora. The visiting Lady Tigers got a good start on a loaded week, sweeping Dora in three games Monday night at Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Elida (8-3, 3-0 District 3-1A) has […]

New mexico schools to teach dual languages through video

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The state of New Mexico Educational System has taught children English, now it will have an opportunity to teach them Spanish. Dr. Julia Rosa Lopez-Emslie, bilingual/multicultural education program director at Eastern New Mexico University presented, “Planting Seeds of Success Through Language,” a 30-minute instructional video on […]

Injury-prone rodeos don’t report many deaths

Mike Linn Local, state and national rodeo officials say bull riders are more likely to die in traveling accidents to and from rodeos than in the arena. But while the death of Eastern New Mexico University freshman Rolland Ellsworth Jr. — who was thrown and stepped on by a bull at a rodeo last week […]

Obits 10-7

Mrs. Ruby Nichols, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Graham, Texas, to Mattie and Michael G. Fields. She grew up in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. She lived most of her younger life in Hobbs. She married Ervin […]

Rape trial postponed

Darrell Maurina The trial for a Clovis man accused of rape has been postponed until Feb. 2. John Jacobs’ trial had been scheduled for today and Wednesday in Curry County District Court. Jacobs’ attorney Gerald Baca said he was not prepared for the Clovis trial because he defended Jacobs in a Portales trial on Thursday […]

Homecoming features week full of events

Helena Rodriguez By Helena Rodriguez Freedom Newspapers Helena_Rodriguez@link.freedom.com Things are already starting to look green around town this week as Eastern New Mexico University kicks off its 2003 homecoming celebration. Under the theme “Classic Movies,” events have already kicked off, with many more planned throughout the week, all leading up to Saturday’s big homecoming parade […]

Rams break two-game skid

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By Kevin Wilson BLACKWATER DRAW — In an NFL game, it’s usually a bad sign when the kicker is one of the team’s leading scorers. On Friday night, it was a very good sign for the Portales Rams. Senior quarterback Seth Clabaugh accounted for 269 yards of offense and five touchdowns in the first half, […]

Portales volleyball sweeps Ruidoso

By Kevin Wilson Megan Kabrick was in the unusual position of playing as a freshman last season, largely because she was tall. Now, the 5-foot-11 sophomore is in the lineup not to cover up the Portales Lady Rams’ lack of height, but to anchor a front line that made all of the difference in Saturday’s […]