You’ll shoot your eye out Dick

By Karl Terry Call it a premonition or just good judge of character, but I called Vice President Dick Cheney’s hunting style into question just a few weeks before his ill-fated and much-recounted hunting accident. The descriptions published about the vice president’s infamous hunt pretty much back up the assumptions I made about Cheney’s hunting […]

Portales residents cope without water for a day

By William Thompson Portales residents who hopped in the shower the morning of Feb. 18 got a chilly surprise. A water main break had left the city without running water. Water service wasn’t fully restored until about midnight. The following residents tell how they dealt with the incovenience. • Zach Cathey, a conductor for BNSF […]

Portales claims district title

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer It was the third meeting in eight days for the Portales Rams and Ruidoso Warriors, but this time it had more meaning with the same results. The Portales Rams defeated the Warriors, 52-41, to claim the District 4-3A championship on Saturday night. The Rams defeated Ruidoso, 66-40, on Feb. 17 […]

ENMU baseball team sweeps Northeastern

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University rode hot hitting of second baseman Mike McDuffie and stellar relief work by sophomore right-handers Charlie Ward and Keith Balderaz to a sweep of Northeastern State in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Saturday at Rousey Field. The Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 and scored twice […]

Spring Greening: Experts say with a little work now you can have a lush green lawn this summer

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By Sharna Johnson Recent warm weather may have local residents inspired to begin sprucing up outside. Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones said it’s still a little early to begin gardening, but it’s a great time to start preparing for a luscious, green lawn. Before hooking up the hoses and arranging the sprinklers, a little […]

Lady Rams cruise to district title against Lovington

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By Tony Parra It wouldn’t be a district championship game without coach Brenda Gomez marching back and forth on the sidelines and on Friday Gomez and her girls marched to a District 4-3A championship win over the Lovington Lady Wildcats. The Portales Lady Rams defeated Lovington, 68-33, on Friday behind double-digit scoring from Briana Hernandez, […]

Portales Rams set to host Warriors in district championship

By Jesse Wolfersberger By coming out on top of the three-way tie for first place in District 4-3A, the Portales boys basketball team greatly improved its chances of winning the district tournament for a second consecutive season. First of all, Portales was able to sit back and wait while third-seeded Ruidoso beat New Mexico Military […]

Hundreds walk for cancer cure in area’s annual Relay For Life

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By William Thompson Anna Winslow, a freshman at Portales High School, said she was walking in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Friday night because she loves her grandmother so much. “My grandmother has had cancer three times,” Wallace said, “I’m doing this for her.” Wallace was joined by hundreds of area residents as […]

And the show did go on …

Airman Wardell Wheeler Jr., 27th Services Squadron, pulls down light panels after the Top In Blue show Feb. 16. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey thanks to Cannon’s hard-working volunteers As she eyed more than 52,000 pounds of equipment waiting to be unloaded and assembled, Senior Airman Shawnta Butler, 27th Operation Support Squadron said, “no way.” Although not […]

Coming to America

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Airman 1st Class Yi Liu, 27th Services Squadron, returned to Cannon following a deployment to Qatar. Airman Liu came to the United States from China two years ago, became a citizen and hopes to become a Chinese linguist for the Air Force. Mr. Greg Allen Airman answers opportunities’ knocks offered by her new country, Air […]

If a stranger calls, let it ring

Janet Taylor-Birkey New DoD policy prohibits using cell phones while on the road Effective Monday, vehicle operators on Cannon will not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or they are using a hands-free device, according to an updated Department of Defense Joint Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision Regulation. The regulation further says that […]

Fitness center calms down for final game of day

Airman Thomas Trower Tuesday night was a rowdy night for the Cannon Fitness Center. The first two intramural basketball games ran into overtime and the third game sent someone to the hospital. Luckily for the sanity of the officials, the final game of the night was relatively calm. The two bottom teams in the National […]

Tarleton puts Hounds in a deeper hole yet

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University is down to its last chance to qualify for the Lone Star Conference tournament. Riding a dominant inside game, Tarleton State beat Eastern 81-64 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference South men’s, putting the Greyhounds in a must win situation in Saturday’s season finale at Midwestern […]

Sentencing for convicted deputy delayed

By Tony Parra Sentencing for a former Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy convicted of criminal sexual penetration has been delayed at least 60 days while the defendant undergoes a diagnostic evaluation. Ninth Judicial District Judge Ted Hartley agreed to the evaluation for former Deputy Gary Adkins during court proceedings Thursday at the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Adkins, […]

PRMC gets time to respond before inspection is public

By Marlena Hartz New Mexico Department of Health officials did substantiate an allegation against Plains Regional Medical Center during a February inspection of the hospital. But federal regulations bind them from releasing their findings to the public expeditiously, according to David Rodriguez, chief of the Health, Facility, Licensing, and Certification Bureau. Rodriguez said “the public […]

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80 Services: 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas. Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Avalon Place. He was born April 27, 1925 in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy for more three years during World War II. […]

U.S. should take a hard and objective look at port deal

Editorial At first glance it looks just like what South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called it: an “unbelievably tone-deaf politically” decision. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., a government interagency panel, signs off on allowing a company owned by the government of Dubai, second-largest of the seven United Arab Emirates, to buy […]

Excuses for playing hooky listed

By Helena Rodriquez When it comes to playing hooky from work or school, the names of pros come to mind: Laverne & Shirley and Farris Bueller. Granted these are fictional characters who went through more trouble than it was worth to treat themselves to a day off. I think we can all get away with […]

Praying for others builds a hedge of protection

By Joan Clayton I heard a story about a lady who saw a beautiful bald eagle soaring above a lake. He spotted his prey in the water below and swooped down into the water. The eagle sank its talons deep into the fish, but the fish, being far too heavy, caused the eagle to sink […]

Melrose ends Dora’s season, Tarleton State pounds Zias

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Dora Coyotes boys’ basketball season came to a close on Thursday night after they lost 63-51 to the Melrose Buffaloes in Dora. The loss came in the semi-finals of the District 3-1A tournament. The Coyotes were coming off a close victory over the Elida Tigers on Tuesday night, 60-57 in […]