City council makes changes to street repair plans

By Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega and city officials approved a change order on Tuesday during the city meeting to a project which would allow the city to use an excess amount of money from a Community Development Block Grant to make further street improvements. The original grant agreement awarded the City of Portales $457,882 […]

Richardson to visit tonight

PNT Staff Gov. Bill Richardson will visit Portales today to discuss legislative priorities with the public at 6 p.m. at Buchanan Hall, located in the music building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. The visit is part of a message about education, according to Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Richardson. The visit is […]

Oct. 20 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 21-28: Heather Baca, Sarah Boone, Jon Mark Rogers, Burton Smith, Sandra Ferguson, Austin Shrock, Joe Smith, Tiffany Winston and Shearton Veo. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Thurman, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Southard and Mr. and Mrs. Garland Creighton. Volleyball Thursday: All teams will play Dora, there at 4:30 p.m. […]

Oct. 20 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael These cool days are a good reminder that winder is on its way. The ice on Johnny Piaz’s car top Thursday morning was thick enough that he said he could not just wipe it off. Farmers are thankful it didn’t seem to stop the milo from maturing, but it served as a […]

Oct. 20 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week! Upcoming Events • Floyd Senior Citizens will meet Thursday evening at the Senior Citizen Building for fellowship and games • School will let out early at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday for Report Card night. Parents may pick up their child’s report cards from […]

Oct. 20 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Harvest Peanut harvest is well underway now. Don’t know if are dry enough to thrash yet but should all be dry and waiting. Some hay has already been cut and is also waiting until it can be ailed. There is sure some good cotton opening fast, by the time the peanuts and […]

Be wary of misleading movie quotes

By Kevin Wilson On Monday, I frequented one of my three favorite movie rental places in Portales. I found the movie I wanted right away, but had no cash on me and felt it awkward to write a $1 check. What followed is what I like to call browsing. During my browse, I managed to […]

ENMU students debate platforms

By Tony Parra There were no video cameras, no crowd of reporters, no analysts, however, debaters argued for President George W. Bush and presidential candidate John Kerry on Monday in the Becky Sharp Auditorium on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. College Republicans and Democrats of ENMU weighed in on the issues and tried […]

Voter claims ballot is confusing

By Ryan Lengerich A Curry County woman says misuse of Spanish grammar on the state absentee ballots’ inner envelope causes confusion as to whether the vote will be counted. Election officials have acknowledged the mistake but said all votes will be counted. Maria Cheverez said when she received her absentee ballot last week she noticed […]

Oct. 19 Obituaries

Celeste Alloy, 48 Celeste Alloy, 48, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Marie and Frank Alloy. She moved from Brooklyn to Portales in 1971. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and […]

ENMU soccer teams lose on road

PNT Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Giovanni Barletta scored midway through the first half and St. Edward’s made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Sunday in a Southwest Soccer Conference matchup. The Cardinals (3-10-1, 3-7 LSC) avenged an earlier loss to the Greyhounds (5-9-1, 2-7) in Portales. St. […]

Hounds picked first, Zias third in LSC South basketball

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been given the favorite’s nod to make it three consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division championships in 2004-05, according to the conference’s preseason poll of coaches, sports information directors and media. Meantime, ENMU’s women were third in the poll, behind Angelo State and defending […]

ENMU spikers stretch winning streak to six

PNT Sports The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team used a 15-0 run in the first game to take control and the Zias cruised to their sixth consecutive win, a 30-8, 30-26, 30-18 sweep of Tarleton State Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Senior Anna Bellum and junior Lindsay Schiely […]

Roswell High shuts out Rams

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By Dave Wagner ROSWELL — The first serious hint that the Portales Rams were in trouble Friday night occurred on the first play from scrimmage — a 57-yard touchdown pass from Roswell High quarterback Zane Klemo to Aaron Farmer. While the Rams competed pretty well most of the way, they never really recovered from that […]

Ruidoso tops Lady Rams

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By Dave Wagner Ruidoso coach Maria Bennett has earned a few state championships in her time, but she knows Saturday’s win against Portales High was an important one for her team. Senior middle hitter Christine Brown pounded out 19 kills to help the Lady Warriors rally for a 19-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-21 District 4-3A victory […]

Broncos get season for Melrose after thrashing Eagles

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — After a slow start on defense, the Floyd Broncos recovered to do their part for a matchup of two undefeated squads. Behind a steady offense and an opportunistic defense late, the host Broncos clipped the visiting Clovis Christian Eagles 70-14 Saturday afternoon. The game was called at halftime due to […]

Hounds post another comeback win

PNT Staff COMMERCE, Texas — For the fourth consecutive week, the Eastern New Mexico University football team saved its best for last. Down 21-7 late in the third quarter, the Greyhounds stormed back with 24 points in the final 16 minutes to defeat Texas A&M-Commerce 31-21 Saturday in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup. […]

Coe wins Eastern New Mexico Fair queen honor

By Laurie Stone Roosevelt County Fair Queen Adrienne Coe was crowned queen at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair in Roswell earlier this month. Coe, an Elida High School senior, was among three other girls from Chaves county competing for the crown, of New Mexico State Fair Queen, to represent the 13 counties neighboring New […]

Portales resident receives Purple Heart

By Tony Parra CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It took 63 years, but Portales resident Alvin Fails finally received his Purple Heart for his military service for the United States during World War II. Brigadier General Kenny Montoya, the New Mexico Adjutant General, presented Fails with the Purple Heart on Friday afternoon at The Landing […]

City, county hold different views on legislative priorities

By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson sent a letter of request to local government entities for their legislative priorities, but received a mixed response from city and county officials in Roosevelt County and legislators representing Roosevelt County. Richardson sent out a letter requesting legislative priorities from government entities to counties, municipalities and other entities. James […]