Stuart Ingle guest column

Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. A move is afoot in Santa Fe to change the way in which millions of your tax dollars are spent on badly needed […]

Brian Moore guest column

Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. A billion dollars here, a billion dollars there … pretty soon you’re talking real money. Even though our budget is one of the […]

Honors continue for Howard

PNT Staff The honors continue to pour in for Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker. Howard, a first-team All-Lone Star Conference South choice in both 2003 and 2004, was named first-team NCAA Division II All-Southwest Region for the 2004 season this week by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. Strong safety Adrian Quigley and free safety Ty […]

Gay Kernan guest column

Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. The pre-kindergarten initiative presented by the governor and lieutenant governor has been trumpeted as a solution to many of the problems we face […]

Ihde a big name with cancer research

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dr. Daniel C. Ihde was a medical scientist that was nationally important in cancer research. He died Dec. 9, 2004, after a long illness. Ihde was a private person but his attitude towards life added knowledge to the medical field changing the face of medical history while extending the lives […]

Hounds rebound to knock off ECU

PNT Staff ADA, Okla. — Jamaal Hunnicutt and Edmound Elzy posted double-doubles and Jolen Montoya hit 5-of-7 shots from 3-point range Saturday, helping the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball post post an 83-70 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over East Central. Hunnicutt scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Elzy came off the […]

Sustaining budget a big priority

By David Irvin Sustaining the state budget will be a central topic when the New Mexico Legislature convenes for its 60-day session Tuesday. Local legislators said inflating health care costs and problems with financing Medicaid have become an increased burden to the state and its budget. The question of whether the budget and future budgets […]

Ingle never imagined long senate career

Portales farmer Stuart Ingle receives countless phone calls, wears a jacket and tie for two months straight and addresses his co-workers through the lieutenant governor. It’s a process the state senator been doing for 20 years. Ingle, who was sworn into the Legislature in 1985, now represents Portales as the minority leader in the state […]

Zias snap five-game losing streak with comeback win

PNT Staff ADA, Okla. — Junior Riikka Lehtonen delivered a tie-breaking 3-point basket with 2:53 to go on Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 47-44 victory over East Central in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. The Zias (6-8) held ECU to one field goal in the final 11 minutes, coming with […]

Lady Tigers coast to win over Hondo

PNT Staff HONDO — Senior Adrienne Coe scored 18 points Saturday as Elida’s girls cruised to a 58-34 victory over Honeo. Eleven players contributed points for the Lady Tigers (10-5), who were never seriously threatened after building a 19-4 lead at the quarter. No one reached double figures for Hondo, which was paced by nine […]

Lobbyists have different kind of labor

By Mike Linn Mike Miller knows how government works. He knows state lawmakers and he’s a “people person.” He likes to talk. In many ways the Portales resident is a prototype lobbyist, a profession that much like sports runs in seasons — in annual stints of 30 or 60 days. “Santa Fe is right up […]

Director impressed with high school choir

By Tony Parra Portales High School Choir Director Franklin Smith said Portales students represented the high school well for All-State. Portales high school choir and band students performed in Albuquerque on Jan. 8. Seven members of the Portales High School choir were able to travel to Albuquerque for the 61st annual event. Smith said there […]

Jan. 16 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Esequil Cordova, 19, pled guilty to possession of marijuana less than one ounce and was ordered to pay fines. • Miguel Garcia, 49, pled guilty of aggravated driving while intoxicated (third offense) and driving left of center and will serve 90 days in […]

Jan. 16 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon School closed Monday Students and staff will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday in various ways with their families and friends.  School will resume Tuesday with the teachers preparing students for a busy quarter.   Spelling bee Donna Hammons has students practicing some unusual words in preparation for the Spelling […]

Jan. 16 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. • Floyd Country Jamboree tryouts are Jan. 23rd at 2pm in the Old Gym. Basketball • Tuesday: all girls and boys junior high, junior varsity and varsity teams vs. Ft. Sumner, 4 p.m. • Friday: […]

Jan. 16 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather has been pretty nice this week again so the remodeling and construction on the school buildings has had nice progress. When it’s done, the students don’t have to walk so far to the cafeteria. Coming dates Tuesday through Thursday, the sophomores will take the New Mexico High School Competency Exam. […]

Jan. 16 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly There will be no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The office will be closed as well. On Tuesday, a representative from Eastern New Mexico University will meet the senior class at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the ASVAB test will be administered to students in grades 9-11. […]

Sudan takes victory over Lady Rams

By Dave Wagner SUDAN, Texas — Already playing without injured junior forward Megan Kabrick, the Portales High Lady Rams couldn’t have gotten off to a much worse start Friday night. They turned the ball over on their first four possessions, and on seven of 10 overall in the first quarter. In the meantime, PHS missed […]

Coyotes overhaul Rams in fourth quarter

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High may have led a good part of the way, but Rams coach Mark Gallegos wasn’t pleased with his team’s performance Thursday night. “We weren’t prepared to play,” Gallegos said after the Rams dropped a 58-46 decision to Roswell High. “We were really never in the game. We gave them […]

Savages rip Hounds

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Sophomore guard Jason Stampley hit seven 3-pointers en route to 28 points Thursday night as Southeastern Oklahoma rolled to an 84-62 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Stampley scored 20 of his points after halftime as the Savages (10-4) pulled away following a relatively close […]