Carter signs with Greyhounds

By Kevin Wilson Some things never seemed to change for Chris Carter, like his height and his desire to play college basketball. “In eighth grade, I was this tall. In sixth grade, I was this tall. I was head and shoulders above everybody else, and people started telling me, ‘You can, you can.’” It appears […]

5/26 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament —Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest Park. Information: 763-6188. Pioneer Days — Monday through June 4. Various events and locations. Information: 763-3435. Merle Haggard’s UFO Music Fest — 1:30 p.m. July 3. Doc Stewart Park. Tickets on sale at www.ufomusicfest.com, (800) 470-5361, and various locations in Clovis, […]

Rosin up your bow

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Lance Dial’s music career began at age 14 when he picked up a fiddle. Twenty-four years later he still saws on the fiddle and has even written a few songs along the way. Dial returns to the area Wednesday to play at Kelley’s Bar and Grill after spending the […]

Yates promoted to brigadier general

By Freedom Newspapers Former Cannon Air Force Base commander Robert “Rowdy” Yates was promoted to the rank of brigadier general Wednesday at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. According to Air Combat Command officials, Yates will be taking a post as commander of the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano, Italy. Area community members remember his […]

5/26 Obituaries

Donald Breech, 70 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Portales Cemetery. Donald Richard Breech, 70 of Elephant Butte, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Winterhaven, Calif., to Donald Todd and Esther Tinsley Breech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. […]

Community urged to remember soldiers

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Veterans want members of the Portales community to celebrate Memorial Day and help remember those who gave their lives for Americans’ freedoms. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515 will each conduct activities during the weekend in commemoration of those who served in the military. The […]

Top students to speak at PHS graduation

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Kari Jones has always been one to set long-term goals. The future New Mexico State University pre-chiropracty student had wanted to be just that since eighth grade. “When my mom went to the chiropracter,” Jones said, “I wanted to do a better job than he did.” Six years before […]

Gardner views online program

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Rep. Keith Gardner was able to obtain $50,000 for the online courses at Portales High. On Wednesday, he took a tour of Portales High School and watched a presentation to learn more about the investment he lobbied for. Gardner was able to attain $50,000 through the Legislature for the […]

Delegation wants base closing details

By Staff and Wire reports SANTA FE — The state has hired a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm and an Albuquerque consulting company to help in the effort to save Cannon Air Force Base from closing. The base at Clovis is one of only two Air Force bases recommended by the Pentagon for closing nationwide under […]

Five finalists named for superintendent post

By Tony Parra The committee involved in the search for a new superintendent has narrowed down the selection to five finalists — all with ties to Roosevelt County. The finalists are David Briseno, Jack Burch, Robert Crane, Randy Fowler and Melvin Nusser. The next step is to have meet and greet receptions for each of […]

Smith, Self win PHS awards

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By Kevin Wilson Chris Smith’s senior year at Portales High School was in all probability going to go down as a frustrating one, as injuries took their toll during the football, basketball and track seasons. “The year was one of the worst years, as far as I was concerned,” said Smith. Smith’s year took a […]

Three qualify for national rodeo

Freedom Newspapers Three Eastern New Mexico University rodeo athletes have qualified for the 2005 College National Finals Rodeo June 12-18 at Casper, Wyo. The ENMU qualifiers are senior Dusty Higgins of Roswell (bull riding), James Gilliland of Tularosa (team roping) and freshman Brittany Bennett of Portales (barrel racing). The top three finishers in each region […]

May 25 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael April showers are producing some May flowers and grass growth in all the area of South County. It also is triggering a lot of sneezes and coughs because of allergies. The showers that fell recently were surely a boost to the wild life and crops in the area. There is a lot […]

May 25 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Hot and dry this week so far and there are no snow storms in sight, only a raging snow melt which has cause the river flow up in the mountains. Sure hope there are showers soon on our dry land farmers’ fields and grass. Wheat in the area looks pretty good and […]

May 25 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Kim Lee, Waynell Nall, Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • Lions Club will meet June 1. Heritage Days The Roosevelt County Heritage Days Festival is coming up in June. An added feature this […]

High Portales turnout sought for hearing

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By Tony Parra The city of Portales will soon be decorated with yellow and red signs which say Keep Cannon. Members of the Keep Cannon Portales committee looked over designs and logos for banners and ribbons showing support for Cannon Air Force Base on Tuesday. Committee members are trying to create a push of support […]

ENMU succeeds with letter campaign

By Kevin Wilson Like others in the enrollment office, Christina Gregg-Cherry spends most days at Eastern New Mexico University trying to recruit students to come to the college. A two-day effort last week saw Gregg-Cherry and other employees of ENMU recruiting letter-writers for the purpose of keeping Cannon Air Force Base, along with the economic […]

Full commission requested

By David Irvin New Mexico’s congressional delegates formally requested all nine members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission attend a regional meeting next month in Clovis because the city tops the list of communities that would be hardest hit by a base closure. At this point, only three of the nine commission members are […]

May 25 Obituaries

Jerry Clingenpeel, 67 Services: 3 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Jerry Clingenpeel, 67, of Portales, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Sept. 2, 1937, in Stroud, Okla., to Lois and Burl Clingenpeel. He grew up in Stroud, Okla., and Oklahoma City, Okla., where […]

How much truth is in “24”?

By Kevin Wilson With Jack Bauer walking into the sunrise, a fourth season of 24 ended Monday night with a hero, a villain, a death and a second chance at life. And that was just for Bauer. If you’re confused, don’t feel ashamed. Those who have watched any season of the drama — which stars […]