Gasoline prices continue to rise throughout U.S.

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Brad Foss: The Associated Press Gasoline prices leaped nationwide Wednesday as key refineries and pipelines remained crippled by Hurricane Katrina, crimping supplies and leading to caps on the amount of fuel delivered to retailers. Wednesday in Portales, gas prices averaged $2.75 per gallon for regular unleaded. Javier Gomez filled up his truck at the Town […]

Family opens coffee shops in Portales, Clovis

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The coffee cups pour in Portales and Clovis, as one local family has created a significant share in the growing business. Sheryl McClary and husband Kelly McClary of Portales own three coffee shops in eastern New Mexico. Sheryl McClary said the Coffee Depot in Clovis was opened November and Casa […]

Trial date set for street preacher

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The trial of a Portales street preacher accused of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest has been set for Jan. 27. Shawn Miller, 33, was arrested on April 17. Roosevelt County Magistrate Court Judge Jane Martin is presiding over the case and presided over Miller’s pre-trial conference on Wednesday afternoon. Miller […]

Cross country ready for opener

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams were a bit disappointed with their finishes in last year’s Lone Star Conference meet — fifth for the men, ninth for the women. They hope to make amends this season, beginning with Friday’s season-opening Buffalo Stampede at Canyon, Texas, hosted by West Texas A&M. […]

9-1 Obituaries

Services: 10 a.m., Friday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton. Edna Ray Wagner, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born May 9, 1925, in St. Vrain to William “Bill” and Minnie Thurman Glen. Family members said she was a true daughter of the pioneers, and was […]

Portales volleyball squad rallies for win

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales and Roswell hit the volleyball court Tuesday night wearing almost identical uniforms. In fact, the only difference between the squads — attired in red shirts and black shorts – was the “RHS” on the Coyotes’ jerseys. By the end of the contest, the squads were also just as even […]

Zias lose season opener at Wayland Baptist

Freedom Newspapers PLAINVIEW, Texas — Junior outside hitter Randi Trew collected 13 kills and six digs Tuesday night, lifting Wayland Baptist past Eastern New Mexico University 23-30, 30-24, 31-29, 30-17 in the volleyball season opener for both teams. Freshman middle hitter Analicia Estrada added 10 kills while freshman setter Abby Loerwald compiled 10 digs and […]

City employee receives overdue medals

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Years before Tom “Mack” Tucker was working for the city of Portales in its parks and recreational areas, he was fighting for the United States in Vietnam. More than 35 years after he finished five tours in Vietnam, Tucker was honored for his service with a Purple Heart and […]

Udall pays visit to local Democrats

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., told members of a largely Democratic audience that the Republicans in Washington are not doing enough to help Americans, but also said Democrats need to do more if they hope to change that. Udall was the guest during a luncheon organized by Friends of […]

Gas prices squeezing people at the pump

Staff and wire reports Crude-oil prices spiked to a new high Tuesday, as traders grew increasingly concerned about the amount of damage Hurricane Katrina did to the nation’s energy infrastructure. The runup in trading prices doesn’t directly affect consumer prices, but the market’s jittery climb suggests U.S. consumers are about to see another surge in […]

Base supporters view enclave as a positive

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Members of a Cannon Air Force Base advocate group urged the public Tuesday morning to regard the federal decision to enclave the base as positive. “Now we have a definite opportunity. I don’t feel like we are in limbo. I feel like we have a known,” said Clovis banker and […]

Pastor: Love is best response to destruction

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Boarded up windows and remnants of spray paint mar the facade of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church. Located on Fourth Street in downtown Clovis, the church has been vandalized twice in the last two weeks, according to church officials and police. Church members fear their lifestyle has attracted the […]

Rumsfeld concerned about commission’s decisions

By John J. Lumpkin: The Associated Press FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has reservations about the base closure commission’s decision to spare several high-profile installations, saying the commission focused on the economic impact of some bases instead of their military usefulness. Rumsfeld said he was uncertain whether he would recommend to […]

Aug. 31 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent The rainfall this summer has really been great on all the farmers and the ranch land as well. I took a drive over some of the area Sunday and found a lot of green areas. All of the milo crops and hay should really produce well. Thanks The Dora Baptist […]

Aug. 31 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent The showers have been much smaller this past week and there is no hail reported in the area. On Monday of last week hail was reported east of Rogers and on in the Arch area. There was also a lot of “electrical” displays from lightning across the area. Several reported […]

Aug. 31 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Transitions Birthdays: Chrysten Smith; Chance Essary (3 years old). Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The Fire Department will meet Thursday night at the fire station […]

Aug. 31 Veteran Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Carl Field Born: 1921 Dates of Service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Dora Lives in: Dora Theater or location of service: Mesa, Ariz. Branch: Army Rank: 2nd lieutenant Unit and Specialty: Flight instructor After discharge: San Angelo, Texas Field served as a flight instructor throughout his enlistment in the Army. Henry Gallegos Date […]

Voiceovers could play integral part in life

By Kevin Wilson In every movie collection, there lies at least one movie that represents the utter stupidity of filmmaking, and the excesses of movie collection at once. It’s the one that makes friends say, “Why did they put THAT out on DVD?” As far as my collection goes, that movie is “I’m Gonna Git […]

Cannon team claims win at world tourney

Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A crew of bench players, an MVP, and some late-game heroics helped a Cannon Air Force Base men’s softball team recently take home a military world tournament. The USSSA tournament is an annual event pitting the best of the armed services has to offer against each other in an exhibition of […]

New Mexico leaders invite Defense Department to visit Cannon AFB

Jennifer Talhelm: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico leaders are inviting Defense Department officials to visit Cannon Air Force Base, hoping that will help convince the Pentagon the base should stay open. The request comes days after the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted to move Cannon’s three F-16 fighter squadrons elsewhere, reducing […]