Greyhounds win fourth-straight

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University put together a 21-0 run and got double-figure scoring from six players on Thursday to rout depth-think Oklahoma Panhandle State 97-71 in men’s college basketball. The Greyhounds (6-3) won their fourth in a row — all on the road — and broke away from a 28-28 […]

Las Posadas reenacts birth of Christ

Helena Rodriguez Sylvia Baca’s great-grandfather, Nicolas Baca, participated in Las Posadas, a Mexican reenactment of the birth of Christ, as a young man and told her of the long Posadas processions in Encino. This week, Baca not only attended her first Posadas, she and her sisters also played host to one on Wednesday night at […]

Obits 12-19

Myrtle Maye Pollard, 87 Myrtle “Myrt” Pollard, 87, of Clovis died Dec. 15, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 1, 1916, in Cameron, Texas, to Ira Lee and Eula Mae Dotson Pascal. She married Joe Wesley Pollard in March 1933, in Cameron, Texas. She moved to Clovis on […]

Horse races cause concern for area police

Mike Linn A family residing about five miles east of Portales has been hosting horse races twice a month, contending it wants to keep Mexican tradition alive and boredom at bay. But local law enforcement officials say tradition can only go as far as American law permits — and to that end Roosevelt County Sheriff […]

Police arrest six for fake money

Darrell Maurina Clovis police say they have arrested six people so far while investigating area counterfeiting incidents, including a man they believe is responsible for producing the phony currency. Terry Maes, 30, of Clovis has confessed to manufacturing at least $2,500 in counterfeit money, Detective Matthew Solari said. “Basically through his confession he gave a […]

Drug awareness seminar receives poor attendance

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Tony Parra No community is immune from drug problems and drug awareness was the main issue during the “Taking Control” seminar at the Portales High School Auditorium on Thursday. “I’m very disappointed that we didn’t have more people than the ones that attended,” Roosevelt County Sheriff Tom Gossett said. “I am proud of the law […]

Impact forward gives ENMU added scoring

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Dave Wagner PORTALES — Travazz Buckley made a big impact in his Eastern New Mexico debut. After not playing in a college basketball game for about a year, the ENMU junior learned Friday morning that he had gained his academic eligibility in time to make the trip with the Greyhounds for Saturday’s contest against Incarnate […]

Portales boys look to bounce back

Kevin Wilson It’s not the question of the century for the Ram basketball team. Rather, it’s the question of the half-century mark. Since winning its first two games, Portales has suffered a four-game losing streak. Every team that has beaten the Rams this season has scored at least 50, including Robertson in a 50-49 overtime […]

Lady Rams open against Los Alamos

PNT Staff PNT Staff What better way to do forget about losing in a tournament championship game than winning one the next week. Portales (4-2) plays the Los Alamos Lady Hilltoppers at 1 p.m. Thursday in the opening round Lady Horseman Christmas Tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “They have some good […]

Water officials raise cost of pipeline project by 20 percent

Jack King By Jack King Freedom Newspapers Jack_King@link.freedom.com The board of directors of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to raise the official cost of the Ute Pipeline Project by $52 million. A peer review of the conceptual design of the project estimated that its total capital cost should be estimated at […]

Obits 12-18

Myrtle Mae Breuning, 90 Myrtle Mae Breuning, 90, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at her home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1913, in Bellview to Alphus “Alf” Monroe and Mattie Ann Stafford Mitchell. She was raised in and graduated from high school in Bellview. After graduation she attended Highlands Normal. […]

Local mom hopes for help with Christmas

Eric Butler Catching up on finances is easier said than done, especially when the holiday season rolls around. Sandy (not her real name) knows that as well as anyone. Several months ago, chance intervened on the life of Sandy and her three children when the single mother got into a car accident. A resident of […]

United Way close to reaching goal

Tony Parra The United Way of Roosevelt County has raised more than $56,567.25 and they are closing in on the ultimate goal of $70,000 on Wednesday. The sign in the downtown area has shown the amount over the $55,000, short of the goal, but only inches of red paint short of reaching the top of […]

Alcohol sting busts businesses for underage sales

Michelle Seeber Four out of five Portales business employees sold alcohol to minors during an undercover sting conducted over the weekend, resulting in citations for both the business owners and the employees who sold the liquor. The only business to pass the undercover sting was Wal-Mart, leaving employees and owners of Town & Country, IGA, […]

Not showing at a theater near you

Mike Linn The holiday season usually brings with it a barrage of new movies, from suspense thrillers to dramas. Here are a few movies I’d like to see come to the area: Title: Good ’Till The Last Drop Plot: Set in the year 2035 with a population dwindled to only a handful of residents, a […]

Commissioner critical of county lobbyists

Mike Linn A Roosevelt County commissioner is disgruntled with two lobbyists the commission hired last year to seek state funding for county projects. Commissioner Tom Clark said one of the lobbyists failed to keep a promise they would only lobby for Roosevelt County. Moreover, Clark said the lobbyists, Portales City Councilman Mike Miller and Arch […]

Obits 12-17

Floyd Moore, 94 Mr. Floyd L. Moore, 94, of Hobbs, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, in Hobbs. He was born on Sept. 21, 1909, in Sentinel, Okla. He married Ethel Amber Hynes on Nov. 29, 1927, in New Cordell, Okla. He moved to Hobbs in the 1950s. He owned and operated Floyd’s Auto Repair from […]

Lee breaks out in Zias’ home debut

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Laci Lee was at her best Tuesday night. The junior guard from Portales poured in 21 of her career-high 27 points in the first half as the Zias, scoring the game’s first 10 points, rolled to a 76-57 Lone Star Conference South Division pounding of rival West Texas […]

Rams lose fourth straight at Robertson

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Turnovers and fouls played major roles for the Portales Rams in Monday’s 50-49 overtime loss to Robertson, a game Portales coach Mark Gallegos felt his team had no business losing. Jess Price had 13 points, including all six of the Cardinals’ overtime points, and 22 Portales turnovers contributed to […]

Pleasing customers is a hairdresser’s duty

Don McAlavy Not every hairdresser would work at a funeral home. The former Verdine Crume, now Mrs. Duane Howard of Clovis, has been praised by many husbands, fathers and children of the deceased with the wonderful work she performs. Verdine received her cosmetology license in 1938 and was soon called by a funeral home to […]