ENMU students evacuated after bomb scare

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By Kevin Wilson A bomb scare caused the evacuation of two Eastern New Mexico University residence halls on Thursday, but no explosive devices were found. “What happened was ENMU police saw a suspicious vehicle and they called us with a mutual aid request,” said Airman 1st Class Jason Marquis of the 27th Fighter Wing Public […]

Players turn to umpiring

Dave Wagner While baseball umpires often take a lot of grief, most are in it for the love of the game. Former area high school players Wes Hatley and Ricardo Anaya said they’ve used umpiring as a means to stay close to the sport. No one does it to get rich. Anaya, 25, said normal […]

Church set for second food giveaway

By Michelle Seeber Trinity Family Church members are preparing to give away about 28,000 pounds of food from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at their Family Center, located at 601 S. Ave. B. Pastor Jim Maxwell said the church is giving away the food in conjunction with Open Door Ministries of Joshua, Texas. “We’ve done […]

Judge refuses Moshier’s release request

By Tony Parra Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker denied Brian Moshier’s request for release from incarceration to house arrest on Thursday in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Moshier’s attorney, Gary Mitchell, presented a motion to amend conditions of Moshier’s release because of Moshier’s medical conditions. Mitchell said his client is suffering from lung problems, due […]

PHS teams end regular season on high note

Freedom Newspapers The Portales tennis teams finished off their home season with 5-0 wins against Roswell High Thursday afternoon. The wins put the Portales girls at 18-2, the boys at 15-5. The matches were played in district format, with players compete only in singles or only in doubles. Hailey Quick, Rachelle Self and Morgan Erf […]

Cinco de Mayo needs no justification

By Helena Rodriguez According to late night TV show host Jay Leno, “St. Patrick’s Day is the Cinco de Mayo for white people.” That had me laughing, but also nodding in agreement when Leno said this on TV in March. I just have to mention it now as we prepare for a big Cinco de […]

Welch sets personal highs

Rick White Guillermo Chavez’ timing couldn’t be better. With the district and state tournaments coming up in the next two weeks, the long-hitting Clovis junior is playing his best golf of the season. Chavez fired his third-straight, sub-par round Thursday, a 1-under-par 70 to win the Clovis Triangular golf tournament. His short birdie putt on […]

Three-tiered plan causes concerns for school board

By Tony Parra Portales Schools Finance Director Murphy Quick presented a rough draft of the 2004-05 budget to the school board members on Wednesday and all of the talk was regarding what effect a three-tier licensure will cause to the budget. The New Mexico Legislature approved House Bill 212 to implement a three-tier plan to […]

Closing in on state

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By Kevin Wilson For the Portales High track teams, it’s a matter of athletes being an inch away from Albuquerque, a second removed from the state track meet in May. The teams are preparing for Friday’s meet in Lovington, the final meet before the District 4-3A championship (also in Lovington, May 7). Portales track members […]

Postal employees prepare for food drive

By Michelle Seeber The National Association of Letter Carriers in Portales is working with the U.S. Postal Service to prevent hunger among the needy. Letter carriers in the community on May 8 will collect canned and packaged food left in or near mail boxes and give it to the Community Services Center in Portales. Portales […]