Fire forces evacuations

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Floyd Public School students got a scare on Wednesday with a fire blazing through south Melrose and north of Floyd and school administrators had to evacuate the students shortly after 1 p.m. Associated Press reports stated that the fire burned more than 35,000 acres in the Floyd area. The entire […]

Daytime inferno relentless

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Dozens of Roosevelt County residents were evacuated from their homes on Wednesday as a grass fire swept across the Melrose Bombing Range then south to Floyd, destroying an estimated 35,000 acres, officials said. There were no reports of major injuries, though at least one individual was treated for respiratory problems. […]

Huge wildfire causes evacuation of Floyd Schools

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Tony Parra Floyd Public School students got a scare on Wednesday with a fire blazing through south Melrose and north of Floyd and school administrators had to evacuate the students shortly after 1 p.m. Associated Press reports stated that the fire burned more than 6,400 acres in the Floyd area. The entire eastern New Mexico […]

Club Notes

PNT Staff El Portal THE NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at 104 E. 17th in Portales. The hostess was Carolyn Thompson. The program subject was Washington, D.C. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Cori Snobble, Carol Nash, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Bess Jones, E. C. […]

Mead/Ruiz engagement

PNT Staff Kathy Mead of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Becky Mead of Hewitt, Texas to Ryan Ruiz, of Hewitt, Texas, son of Nick Ruiz of Portales and Robin Ruiz of Roswell. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m., Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church. The reception will also […]

Lists: People, places, things

PNT Staff Irene Jasso, a substitute teacher and an associate at Bealls, said the three things she did this year which Santa would consider naughty are: * Lost my wedding band that my husband bought me after being married 30 years * Eaten way too much at work gatherings * Griped at my fellow employees. […]

Portales cruises past Muleshoe

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Even with 18 points, Morgan Hill thought defense was the most important aspect of Portales’ 54-26 rout of Muleshoe. Even with Navy’s hoops team waiting for the senior post, it’s all about the here and now for Hill and her Portales teammates. “I know it’s going to be harder […]

Mules edge Rams for first victory

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It was a playoff atmosphere Tuesday night, with the visiting Mules trading baskets all night with the host Portales Rams. Come Thursday, it will feel like a playoff series. Trevor Turnbow scored a game-high 13 points and hit a go-ahead baseline jumper with 1:13 to play and Muleshoe grabbed […]

Elida sweeps Tucumcari

PNT Staff ELIDA — After saying goodbye to a friend and teammate, Elida had a prayer answered Tuesday night aginst Tucumcari. Sophomore Trenton Chenault stole an inbounds pass at halfcourt with one second left and hit a desperation 3-points as the Elida Tigers claimed an emotional 54-51 win over the visiting Rattlers. Elida took the […]

Business Feature: Shiner Computer Repair

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor What Jimmie Shiner III lacks in experience and formal training, he says he overcompensates for in desire, tenacity and intuitiveness. Desire got the young man into business for himself, the tenacity has kept him going through his first year at Shiner Computer Repair. Shiner was born in Chicago and moved […]

Humans have ability to choose right, wrong

Tibor Machan: Columnist Some ideas have so little merit to them they shouldn’t ever see the light of day — not in intellectually respectable forums. It’s as if we gave Nazis a place at the table when discussing how societies should be organized. Here, once again, I find a notable person, indeed, a Nobel Laureate […]

Prepare for holiday depression in advance

Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Now it’s official. Halloween candy has hardened and most of us have recovered from eating three times our body weight at Thanksgiving. That means we can gallop onward like a Santa sleigh to the very next step. The big stretch of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza and whatever year-end celebration may abound by cavemen in […]

General Motors’ cuts may restore competition

Freedom Newspapers The United Auto Workers’ top two officials held a news conference recently blasting General Motors’ decision to slash 30,000 jobs and close nine manufacturing plants in North America. “(The) action by General Motors is not only extremely disappointing, unfair and unfortunate, it is devastating to many thousands of workers, their families and communities,” […]

Obituaries Nov. 30

Teresa Jaquez Services: 4 p.m. today at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Teresa A. Jaquez, 40, of Clovis, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Aug. 28, 1965, in Albuquerque to Albert and ElJuena Jaquez. She moved to Clovis at the age of 4. She attended high school […]

Local Briefs (Nov. 30)

Bio-diesel promoter in Clovis Calvin Hildebrand of Energy Conversion Corp., will be in Clovis at 9 a.m. Friday upstairs at the Clovis Chamber of Commerce, 215 N. Main to meet with anyone who has further interest in bio-diesel production in Clovis. This can be potential investors or others that might have an interest in by-products, […]

Local dealership owner wins legal fees back

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a Portales car dealership owner in court action related to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling allows Alva Carter, owner of Big Valley Auto in Portales, to recoup some or possibly all of his […]

ENMU announces retirement of long-time dean Elder

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer When July rolls around Eastern New Mexico University will look different without Thurman Elder roaming the hallways of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building with a calculator and math textbooks in hand. Elder has announced he will retire after more than 37 years of teaching math at Eastern New Mexico […]

Team arrives at CAFB

Freeedom Newspapers An eight-member mission team from the Air Force arrived Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base to begin evaluating possible missions for the base. Randy Harris of the base support group Committee of Fifty said the Air Force team spent the day collecting data, which will help determine Cannon’s future. Community leaders have said […]

Dora improves to 2-0

Freedom Newspapers J.R. Gonzales had 17 points to lead a balanced effort as the Dora Coyotes improved to 2-0 on the season with a 64-45 victory Monday at Clovis Christian. Gonzales was one of two Coyote scorers in double figures, along with Tyler Wilhoit (10 points), and 10 Coyotes scored against the Eagles. The Coyotes […]

Community Calendar (Nov. 29)

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Friday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]