PHS girls down La Cueva for third place in tourney

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — After getting thrashed by Rio Rancho on Tuesday in the semifinals of Clovis’ Plateau Holiday Classic, the Portales Lady Rams quickly put that game in their rear-view mirror. Leading for all but about three minutes over the final three quarters, Portales used a solid team effort to dispatch La Cueva […]

Causey says goodbye to fire chief

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By Kevin Wilson DORA — The community of Causey, and a community of emergency personnel, said goodbye to Hank Merrick — a mayor, a fire chief, and “a partner” to many. Merrick died Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 68. Due to the large number of people paying their respects, services were […]

Clovis death investigated as homicide

By Mike Linn Police are investigating the death of an elderly Clovis woman as a homicide, and plan to charge a man today in connection with her death, officials said. Essie Thomas, 75, was found dead in the bathroom of her home at 716 Grand Ave. on Tuesday evening with injuries that led police to […]

Floyds find sweet success with business

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a periodic series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or more. Local owners of Daylight Donuts, Thane and Sandy Floyd have invested 20 years of kneading, rolling, frying and frosting in order to provide a […]

Rams roll to victory over Taos

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Seniors Chris Carter and Bo Gabriel combined for nearly half the points and the Portales Rams made short work of Taos on Tuesday, rolling over the Tigers 48-30 in the consolation semifinals of the 51st Stu Clark Classic at New Mexico Highlands University. Carter scored 12 points and Gabriel […]

Elida girls garner semifinal win in Roswell tourney

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Senior guard Casey Ford scored a season-high 16 points Tuesday night to help the Elida Lady Tigers reach the finals of a tournament at Roswell Goddard with a 49-28 win over the Roswell High junior varsity. The Lady Tigers will play for the championship at 1 p.m. today against the Goddard […]

Lady Rams overwhelmed by Rio Rancho in semis

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — If they hadn’t been already, the Portales Lady Rams’ problems against pressure defense were clearly exposed Tuesday. Rio Rancho hounded the Lady Rams from start to finish, forcing Portales into more turnovers (31) than shots (25) and rolling to a 51-25 victory in the championship semifinals of the Plateau Holiday […]

Rain makes tough times for milo farmers

By Tony Parra Area milo farmers did not have to worry about a drought this year, but instead had a different type of problem. A long rainy season has caused some farmers to not even be able to harvest their milo at all. Harvesting usually takes place from late October to November, however, this year […]

Billy the Kid still a newsmaker in 2004

By Mike Linn Western legend Billy the Kid has been dead for more than a century, but you wouldn’t know that from the headlines the legendary gunslinger made in 2004. An investigation spearheaded by a group of New Mexicans — namely Lincoln and De Baca County sheriffs Tom Sullivan and Gary Graves, and Capitan Mayor […]

Cows, cold weather don’t mix

By David Irvin Cows with pneumonia stuck in the mud is both a picture of helplessness, and for area cattle raisers, a symbol of lost profits. This year’s wet weather and recent cold temperatures meant sickness and death for many cows at area dairies, feed lots and ranches. The financial impact of poor weather strikes […]