Detention hearings set Monday for seven arrested

By Andy Jackson Seven defendants arrested Thursday morning on charges of trafficking methamphetamine in Clovis will have detention hearings Monday, according to the federal prosecutor handling the case. The hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in federal court in Albuquerque, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharon Kimball. The state will argue the individuals be held [...]

Public meetings planned to clarify Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra Experts in the Ute Water Pipeline project want to paint a clearer picture for eastern New Mexico residents so they can understand the need, costs and benefits of the proposed pipeline. They plan to do this with public meetings. The first of four meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday [...]

Warriors hope to improve seeding, Rams want a win

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ruidoso coach Ridge Bowden thinks that both the Warriors and the Portales Rams have already earned their way into the Class 3A playoffs, and tonight’s game is a chance for each to improve their seeding. “Our entire district should be looking (forward to the playoffs),” Bowden said. “Even Portales [...]

Zias win in four

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Letting a quick 9-1 lead get away in Thursday night’s first game didn’t bode well for Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team. Undaunted, the Zias bounced back with a solid performance the rest of the way to beat Angelo State 33-35, 30-17, 30-23, 30-20 in a Lone Star Conference South [...]

Boit ENMU’s best chance for national slot

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Felix Boit knows his work is cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet at Abilene, Texas. The redshirt freshman from Kenya — a nephew of former ENMU track and cross country standout Mike Boit — is ENMU’s best chance at [...]

Small-school teams battle for state berths

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers On paper, the Texico volleyball team appears to be in good shape heading into this weekend’s Class 2A Region C tournament, which the Lady Wolverines will host. Texico, the District 6-2A champion, faces 7-2A runnerup Dexter (13-10) in the first of two semifinal matches at 5 p.m. today. The Lady [...]

Seven arrested for meth trafficking

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Seven area residents were arrested early Thursday morning on federal charges of methamphetamine trafficking in a series of raids throughout Clovis. Dubbed “Generation Ice Takedown,” the raids resulted from long-term federal, state and local police investigations, a Clovis police press release said. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the arrests will make [...]

Saltclah crowned Miss Native American

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Shannon Saltclah stood proud on Thursday night with her new crown sitting atop her head as the new Miss Native American Queen for the 2005-06 school year. Saltclah, a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, was selected as the new queen in front of a crowd in the Zia Room [...]

Hospital board elections will be held Tuesday

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Four Portales people are hoping to help with health issues in the Portales community as members of the Roosevelt County General Hospital board, but only two of them will be chosen in Tuesday’s election. Positions are open in District 1 and District 2. Both positions are five-year terms running from [...]

Nov. 4 Local Briefs

Personal safety workshops set The Eastern New Mexico Student Affairs Office has announced a series of personal safety workshops for students, in a news release Thursday. The workshops will be conducted by members of the counseling center and local law enforcement personnel. The workshops will held at noon Friday in the Pecos room in the [...]