PHS, Floyd volleyball teams fall

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Roswell High opened its 2004 volleyball season Tuesday night with a 25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18 victory over the Portales Lady Rams. Stephanie gomez had nine kills, Sugar Tarin seven and Samantha Matta six for the Lady Coyotes. Meantime, Elizabeth Bennett chipped in five kills and three blocks and Lena Lucero pounded […]

City officials celebrate new railroad crossings

By Laurie Stone City and county officials on Tuesday celebrated the grand opening of North Main Street as repairs were completed on railroad crossings. For the past two years, city, county and state officials have worked with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad officials seeking funding to fix the North Main crossing and its approaching roadways. […]

Success at fair means returns for some events

By Tony Parra Good crowds will likely mean a return performance for the Spanish Musical Fair and Demolition Derby at Roosevelt County’s fair, officials said on Tuesday. Scott Tucker, Demolition Derby organizer, said there were approximately 2,500 people for the derby’s second year. Fair board president Kent Best said there were approximately 1,500 people for […]

First-year Hounds waste little time getting into win column

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — It didn’t take long — just two matches — for the first-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer program to break into the win column. Of course, ENMU coaches Carlos Elizondo and Travis McCorkle thought it could’ve been even sooner. The Greyhounds scored just 61 seconds into their history on […]

Carter to interview for public defender

By Mike Linn The outgoing district attorney and a longtime public defender are vying for the top position in the district defender’s office, which will become open after Oct. 29. Assistant public defender Jim Wilson, an Idaho native, and District Attorney Brett Carter are scheduled to meet with the state’s top public defender in two […]

Portales schools fail state standards

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — Two-thirds of New Mexico’s schools met basic requirements for student performance and participation under a new federally mandated system for rating schools. None of Portales’ eight public schools reached the goal of making adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The 2004 school […]

New additions bolster cross country teams

By Dave Wagner Joel McMullen thought his first Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team would be respectable. If everything falls into place, the Greyhounds could be more than that. Kenyans Kennedy Baiywo (pronounced “bi-E-woe”) and Felix Boyt, nephews of former ENMU cross country and track standout Mike Boyt, arrived on campus Friday and […]

Blessid Union of Souls rocks ENMU

By Tony Parra The Blessid Union of Souls started out Saturday night’s festivities by singing the national anthem before the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds football game against Central Arkansas at Greyhound Stadium and they capped off the night with a concert at Greyhound Arena. Blessid Union of Souls made a tour stop in Portales […]

First day has mixed feelings for ENMU

By Laurie Stone Monday was the first day of school for those attending the fall semester at ENMU. As some students were confident beginning the semester, others were uncomfortable because of the changes they were facing. Margaret Estrada, the records clerk at ENMU said everything was going smoothly in her opinion. “The kids have had […]

Ex-ENMU athlete recalls Olympic dream

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — When most people turn on their televisions this week to tune into to the 2004 Olympics from Athens, they see little more than a gathering of athletes competing for awards and recognition. For oneformer ENMU student, however, watching the Olympics is different. It is different because he represented his country […]

Hounds’ comeback falls short

By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If it could, Eastern New Mexico University would take a mulligan on the first 25 minutes or so of Saturday night’s season opener against Central Arkansas. The Greyhounds struggled on offense for most of the first half, found themselves in a 21-point hole just before halftime, and then came […]

ENMU men’s soccer team posts win and tie in first matches

PNT Staff DALLAS — Brian Schonberger’s goal late in the half broke a scoreless tie and Eastern New Mexico University went on to beat Dallas Baptist 3-1 on Saturday for the Greyhounds’ first win in the sport. Playing the first match in the program’s history on Friday, ENMU held on for a 1-1 tie in […]

Lady Rams battle tough rivals in 3A

By Eric Butler The Portales Lady Rams got a strong dose during this weekend’s Clovis volleyball invitational of what may be its toughest competition in Class 3A as the Rams try to defend their state title. Rio Rancho, the reigning champ in 5A, won the overall title with a 21-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 victory over […]

Broncos down Mountainair in opener

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — In the quest to break his own record, Jerrod Long helped Floyd start the season with a perfect record. Long intercepted a pair of Mountainair passes, returning both for touchdowns, and accounted for two more scores on offense Saturday as the Broncos held off the Mustangs 33-12. Floyd (1-0) was […]

Rams topple Dons in season opener

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Senior Chris Carter returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and senior quarterback Tyler Rutherford added a game-clinching 57-yard TD run with just over a minute left as Portales High opened its football season on Saturday with a 29-21 victory over West Las Vegas. Rutherford threw touchdown […]

Baca pre-trial postponed due to evidence delays

By Tony Parra A pre-trial hearing for a Portales murder suspect has been postponed after defense attorneys and prosecutors met with 9th Judicial District Court Judge Stephen Quinn on Friday morning in the Roosevelt County Courthouse. The pre-trial hearing for Richard Baca was originally set for Friday. The delay was granted because the prosecuting attorney […]

Livestock sale nets $130,000 for local youth

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By Laurie Stone This year’s Junior Livestock Sale was a smashing hit raising more than $130,000 for the Roosevelt County youth. Darcee Chenault was the first person to show off her grand champion lamb who sold for $3,200 . As the auction got under way, Caleb Wideners, 15, who shows pigs, beamed with a smile. […]

Most enjoy Roosevelt County Fair

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By Laurie Stone This year’s Roosevelt County Fair seems to be going off without a hitch. For many, this is a time of year when family and friends can come together and enjoy themselves no matter what their interests are. The fair has a little bit of everything for each personality and character no matter […]

Aug. 29 Obituaries

Berniece MeAmber, 82 Mrs. Berniece “Bea” MeAmber, 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Jan. 7, 1922, in Sullivan, Mo., to Geneva and Rector H. Davis. She grew up in St. Louis, and graduated from high school in 1940. She married to Charles William […]

Aug. 29 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Great Beginnings Principal Steve Harris reports that the junior high has gotten off to a great start this year. Along with welcoming new students and the seventh grade class, he welcomes Mark Poynor, reading teacher; Eva Deen Stephens, family and consumer science teacher, Amy Dornblaser, cheerleading coach; Vicki Gonzales, special student services […]