Former Greyhound transforms into successful sports management CEO

By Dave Wagner Former Eastern New Mexico University football player and golfer Steve Loy has carved out a successful career for himself in the sports world since his playing days. The 52-year-old Albuquerque native spent several years as a successful college coach and administrator, and now serves as managing partner/president and CEO of Gaylord Sports […]

Caregiving … A Sacrifice of Love

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist The physical and emotional stress of meeting needs of loved ones can be debilitating. Even if that loved one is in a rest home, many needs still have to be met. The responsibilities can be overwhelming. Uncle Steve, the last of many relatives we have helped, is now 92. […]

Retired cop turns to new life of service

By Darrell Todd Maurina On Sunday, Clovis resident and retired state police Capt. Alan Brockmeier exchanged his police uniform to become a man of the cloth with a different color — the black cassock and white collar of an ordained Episcopal priest. Raised in a small German denomination that merged with the United Methodists in […]

Middle feels pretty lonely right now

By Helena Rodriguez I’m under attack! It’s personal. It’s political. It’s spiritual. It goes straight to my heart. There is no middle ground! And it’s not just me. America is under attack! Since we were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, Congress has become like suicide bombers, launching Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) on us. First […]

Fair week could get boost from ENMU

By Tony Parra Hotel managers in Portales may be salivating once they see the schedule of events planned for the weekend of Aug. 27-29. The hard-hitting opening of the football season for the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds and the soft cotton candy at the Roosevelt County Fair are just a few of the treats for […]

July 15 Obituaries

Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86 Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 14, 1917, in New Home, Texas, to Valentine and Ada Estes Leavitt. She married James W. Porter on June 3, 1972, in Clovis. She moved to New […]

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 […]

Portales High girls win all-sport trophy

By Kevin Wilson For the second year in a row, Portales High School has won thei girls all-sport trophy for Class 3A. For the first year, they will have something to show for it. On Oct. 14, during the New Mexico Activities Associations’s annual meeting of schools, PHS will receive a plaque along with nine […]

Saga will continue … as clothing store

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega called the Saga Motel, located on Ave. D near Family Dollar, an “eyesore.” By the end of the year the new owner hopes to change that. Suzi Webb purchased the property where the Saga Motel is located and will begin a new children’s clothing store and hopes to have […]

July 14 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mike Lee. Upcoming Events • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building. Commodities Commodities will be given out Friday at the Bethel Baptist Church from 5-7 p.m. For more information, contact Audrilla […]

July 14 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There were a few light showers again this week in the area and were all the way from Portales on to the Lea County line that I have had reports. All the way up to an inch in some locations. Hays Ivy Hays had a daughter and grand-daughter visit Saturday night and […]

July 14 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays July 17-23: Sharon Gilmore, Donald Creighton, Ronald Anthony, Angela Sims, Meranda Ryann Welch, Charles Howard, Melody Lee and Bill Bumguardner. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Aubra King, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Merrick and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Chenualt. Reminder The Homemakers will meet at the Senior […]

Professor wants to document female farmers

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of […]

Volleyball camp comes to Portales

By Kevin Wilson The Kenneth Livingston Gymnasium was a place that Megan Kabrick had never played in, and it is a place she’ll likely never play in again. Still, the Portales High School junior-to-be felt like she belonged. “It feels awesome,” Kabrick said. “It feels like I’m back home.” Kabrick is one of about 80 […]

Movies can be predictable

By Kevin Wilson I saw “Spiderman 2” two weekends ago, and I could spend thousands of words elaborating on it. Instead, I’ll just give you this paragraph. Read Roger Ebert’s review of the movie. I agree with everything he said, and he has a Pulitzer Prize that says he’s better at writing than I am. […]

Zias softball team announces new signings

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary […]

ENMU teams earn no respect

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — If their conference preseason polls are to be believed, Eastern New Mexico University’s soccer teams have their work cut out this fall. The second-year women’s program is projected to finish ninth in the 10-team Lone Star Conference race. The Zias were 3-12-2 last year in their inaugural campaign, […]

Group pedals with a purpose

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By Tony Parra A bicycle journey across America made its annual stop in Portales on Monday on its way to Charleston, S.C. The bicycling event is called the Journey of Hope and bicycle riders dressed in their blue, red and white uniforms made time to pose for a group photo outside the Roosevelt County Courthouse […]

July 13 Obituaries

Ubaldo Valdez, 86 Mr. Ubaldo J. Valdez, 86, of Lubbock, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 4, 1918, El Vado, to Inecita and Amarante Valdez. He made his home in Cebolla until 1955. He married Josephina Trujillo on Aug. 19, 1941, in Cebolla. During World […]

School board decides on seating

By Kevin Wilson Three inches, and $20,000 in savings, made more of an impact than 60 chairs on the Portales School Board at Monday night’s meeting. The board approved a purchase from Norcon of New Mexico for seating as part of a renovation for the Portales High School Auditorium. The proposal from Norcon covers the […]