Lady Rams begin quest for fourth 3A title in five years

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By Dave Wagner Veteran Portales High girls basketball coach Brenda Gomez has a lot of faith in her team, and for good reason — the Lady Rams have won the last two Class 3A state championships, and three of the last four. So, even though they have to replace three starters from last year’s 23-4 […]

Hounds win, Zias split in Colorado

PNT Staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Forward Jamaal Hunnicutt and point guard Jolen Montoya combined for 45 points, including 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final 1:22, and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team pulled out a 72-67 win over Adams State College Saturday night. The Greyhounds (1-1), coming off a 31-point […]

Handbells mark holiday tradition

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By Kevin Wilson Before she began conducting the Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival, Valerie Stephenson asked how many audience members were there to watch a relative — in other words, as she quipped soon after, how many would be in trouble had they not attended. A little more than an hour later, Stephenson said the […]

Groups combine efforts for free meal

By Tony Parra Having Roosevelt County together as one big family is the goal of organizers for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Building on Thanksgiving Day. Organizers put together the free Thanksgiving feast with the help of the community through donations. Elvia Garcia of St. […]

Elida girls, FTCS boys notch home wins

PNT Staff ELIDA — The Elida Lady Tigers got off to a fast start Friday night and cruised past the Lovington junior varsity 57-32 in their season opener. Elida roared to an 18-2 lead at the quarter and never looked back. The Lady Tigers opened a 24-point lead by outscoring the Lady Wildcats 14-4 in […]

Late appointment leaves district without D.A. temporarily

By Mike Linn Criminal court cases scheduled for Monday were postponed because Gov. Bill Richardson had not appointed a district attorney in time to replace Brett Carter, whose duties end at 5 p.m. today. Carter has accepted a job to work as the district public defender. Incoming District Attorney Matt Chandler — whose official term […]

Paper collecting for Empty Stocking Fund

PNT Staff The Portales News-Tribune is teaming up with the Salvation Army again this year to help make sure needy families have a good Christmas. Each day, beginning on Thanksgiving and running through Christmas Eve, the stories needy families report to the Salvation Army will be printed — with names changed to protect privacy — […]

Spending package has projects for area

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Republicans whisked a $388 billion spending bill through the House on Saturday, a mammoth measure that underscores the dominance of deficit politics by curbing dollars for everything from education to environmental cleanups. Lawmakers approved the measure by a bipartisan 344-51 margin on what might be the last day of […]

Broncos seek quick transition to basketball

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Jeff Gillespie knows his Floyd boys basketball team may need a little time to adjust after most of his players were participating in the state six-man football championship four days ago against Melrose. With only two practices to get ready for Monday’s opener at Tatum, Gillespie warned not to expect […]

Logan out of Ute Water Project

By Mike Linn The Village of Logan will no longer be involved in the Ute Pipeline Project, a decision that is expected to have little impact on the project and Logan’s future water supply. Logan Village Administrator Larry Wallin said the town will continue to reserve its 400 acre feet of water from the lake, […]

Nov. 21 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Marcos Velasquez, 25, found guilty of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana, less than one ounce) and will serve 15 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. — David Carrillo, 20, found guilty of possession of marijuana and concealing identity and will serve […]

Nov. 21 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Standards assessments for all Juniors are Tuesday and Wednesday. • Thanksgiving Holidays will start on Wednesday. School will resume Nov. 29. • The Christmas Program will be Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Basketball • Monday, Junior High Boys and girls at Logan, 5 p.m. • Monday, JV and Varsity […]

Nov. 21 Elida School News

Congratulations to Audrey Powell, a middle school teacher at Elida, for being honored in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004. Also, the school congratulates Powell for earning her M. Ed., a graduate degree for classroom educators. The school was proud and privileged to honor its veterans who live in Elida and […]

Nov. 21 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael There will be school on Monday. When the school bus delivers your students home on Tuesday, they will be out for the Thanksgiving holidays. They will not come back to school again until Nov. 30 for a regular daily schedule. This week This is children’s book week, so it would be nice […]

Lady Broncos looking to compete

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Whatever helped Floyd reach the six-man football state championship game, Noel Carpenter wants some of it to rub off in the girls basketball squad. The Lady Broncos have their work cut out trying to compete in District 3-1A, one of the toughest small-school circuits in New Mexico. But Carpenter, a […]

Nov. 21 Broad Horizons School News

Broad Horizons will host an open house on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Anyone interested in viewing the school is invited to come by 1034 Community Way at this time. Teachers are sponsoring homemade refreshments for your enjoyment. Students will be dismissed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, but teachers will be on site working […]

Space: The final frontier for garbage

By Jim Lee Usually, when a problem seems so complex with barriers to just about any conceivable answer, the solution eventually comes in a flash of inspiration in a very basic form. This is because an uncomplicated, direct answer has been staring at everybody right in the face all along, but nobody notices until some […]

Turkey rodeo a precious Thanksgiving memory

By Bob Huber Now comes Thanksgiving Day with fond memories of family gatherings and succulent roast turkeys — you know, those buzzard-looking birds with Jurassic brains the size of peas and flapping wings strong enough to tear your head off. One particular event in my family’s history had to do with 200 of those nasty […]

District 3-1A selects top volleyball players

PNT Staff Class 1A state champion Fort Sumner dominated the District 3-1A volleyball first-team selections, earning six spots on the 14-person squad. Representing the Vixens on the first team were seniors Leslie Wood, Kayla Britain, Tobea Patterson, Sandy Fortner and Kelly Fortner, and junior Julie Wood. Junior Lindsay Mansell was an honorable mention selection for […]

Knudson known as friend and educator

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Russell Knudson was a life-long educator and coach. His humorous and kind-hearted nature was infectious to those that knew him. Russell Knudson died on Oct. 11, 2004 at the age of 78. With his refreshing outlook on life, Wilma Knudson, Russell Knudson’s wife, said he was an optimistic person that […]