NMAA going to seeds for state meets

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The New Mexico Activities Association is moving pretty fast these days. So fast, in fact, that local basketball coaches were still fuzzy on the details even after the prep athletic governing body decided to seed the eight teams in the state tournaments for Class 3A through 5A. Slowly but surely, [...]

Warriors stun Conquerors

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PNT Staff Guard Jon Jones scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter Monday night and Hereford Community Christian stunned Faith Triumphant 70-65 at the FTCS gym. Nathan Louden had 23 points and Brook Brookhart 12 for the Warriors (13-7), who had lost to FTCS by 21 points in each of the [...]

Rams host Ruidoso in district opener

By Dave Wagner The Portales High boys basketball team enters play tonight in what should be a competitive District 4-3A schedule on a bit of a role. The Rams (11-7), playing against mostly Class 4A and 5A competition, have won seven of their last nine and already exceeded last year’s win total (10-14). They begin [...]

School board choices on ballot today

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents will be hitting the polls today to decide who they want making decisions on the Portales district school board. Two district school board positions are up for election, District 3 and District 4. The District 4 incumbent, David Brooks, will be running against Steve Adkins. Adkins said many parents [...]

New rules could be inconvenience for some stores

By Tova Fruchtman New Mexico convenience store employees will not have to brave the graveyard shift alone any more. Starting today, convenience stores must have two employees working between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or only allow customers access to clerks through safety features such as bulletproof glass under a new regulation passed by the [...]

Feb. 1 Obituaries

Thomas E. Scott, 91 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mr. Thomas Elmo Scott, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Oct. 7, 1913, near Lafayette, Chamber County, Ala. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to [...]

Personalities Plus: Lisa Ribaudo

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Your name: Lisa Ribaudo Your job: Elementary School Counselor Your age (and Birth Date): 37 years old; May 2, 1967 Your hometown: Carson, Calif. Your family: Mark Ribaudo (husband), John Ribaudo (son), and Mary Ribaudo (daughter) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: What do you think of Portales? “I enjoy the [...]

Critics, supporters of Cannon expansion speak

By Ryan Lengerich CLOVIS — Area ranchers’ dissent toward the Air Force’s proposed air-space expansion surrounding Cannon Air Force Base was countered by support from Clovis residents at a town hall meeting Friday evening at Clovis Community College. About 100 people attended the final of four public forums to discuss concerns or voice support about [...]

Portales talks business with seminars

By Tony Parra Portales Small Business owners and entrepreneurs arrived at a workshop by ACCION representatives in Albuquerque in an effort to gain more knowledge about the small business world and how they can start one up or expand. The owners and entrepreneurs met with ACCION officials for three hours on Thursday. Linda Lee, Accion [...]

Bill would help undocumented students

By Tony Parra Portales residents are using their forces and efforts to try to give undocumented area students an opportunity for a higher education. The residents believe they should have a chance at a future like any United States citizen. Portales city officials, Somos Un Pueblo Unido (We Are a Town United) Organization members and [...]