Floyd girls win Hagerman meet

PNT staff HAGERMAN — Floyd senior Kelli Johnson captured wins in the three distance races on Friday to lead the Lady Broncos to the team title in the Alfalfa Relays track meet. Floyd finished with 92 team points to outdistance second-place Fort Sumner, which had 82. Johnson ran times of 5:52.75 in the 1,600 and […]

ENMU bats come alive in twin bill

PNT staff EDMOND, Okla. — After scoring just 23 runs on 63 hits during a 10-game losing streak, Eastern New Mexico University’s bats came to life again on Sunday. The Greyhounds pounded out 15 hits — including two doubles and two homers by designated hitter Kelton Hayes — and broke the streak with an 18-10 […]

Local roper wins national calf-roping title

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By Jesse Wolfersberger Since they couldn’t make it to the competition, J.D. Kibbe had to break the good news over the phone to his parents. “We were on pins and needles,” his mom, Karen Kibbe, said. “And at about 9:30, he called, and the first thing he said was, ‘Dad, I’m the champ.’” J.D. Kibbe […]

Police officers wary of stops after shooting

By Marlena Hartz An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop last Wednesday. When he stopped the driver of a gold pickup truck, Deputy James McGrane Jr., 38, was shot in the head. For the Bernalillo County employee, the […]

What’s that smell? Clean, fresh air

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By William P. Thompson The smell of money is not for everyone. And so some area dairy owners are adding technologically enhanced bacterial cultures to their lagoons in efforts to diminish odors. Doug Idsinga, owner of Crosswinds Dairy about 15 miles northeast of Portales on Highway 202, has been adding a bacterial product called Roetech-106 […]

Obituaries March 26, 2006

Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steed-Todd Chapel. Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp, 65, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ysleta, Texas, to James W. and Willie Blanch Tharp. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of […]

PJHS News: 3-26

FFA competes locally Instructor Eric Greer’s FFA judging teams competed Wednesday in dairy foods and livestock judging at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Team members for dairy foods are Tanner Ainsworth, Tony Mendoza, Stephen Phillips, Jonathan Meza, and Damian Lozano. Johanna Levacy, Molly Legler, and Taylor Tallent comprise the livestock team. Three members of the Dairy […]

Floyd School News: 3-26

Upcoming Events Spring break is all this week. Fundraisers scheduled The Love Soup Extravaganza will be April 3. Fundraiser cookbooks will be on sale for $5. Both will benefit the fine art and athletic booster club. Spring athletics continue State cheerleading competition will be Friday and Saturday at The Pit in Albuquerque. The Floyd cheerleaders […]

Letters to the editor: 3-26

Mayor applauds drama students On March 18, I attended a theater performance of “Oliver” at the Portales High School Auditorium. The packed-house performance was the third of four held that weekend. The cast consisted of Portales students of all grades. The music was performed by the high school band. Equally important were the sets, props […]

Just swipe it and get on with it

The science fiction dream of a cash-free society is pretty much here these days. The little debit cards we all carry and the online bill paying software have even made checks nearly obsolete. Nearly, but not quite. There are still a couple of places in my life where I can’t swipe and enter my secret […]

France proving guarantees from government risky

Freedom Newspapers French students, joined in some instances by union members, have been rioting in the streets for more than a week. Is this simply a rite of spring in la republique, where street demonstrations against the establishment that often turn violent are something of a national tradition? The answer in part is yes. But […]

Santa Fe architect seeking election to U.S. Senate

Republican David Pfeffer is campaigning to win the U.S. Senate seat held by Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. Pfeffer, 61, is a self-employed architect from Santa Fe, where he has served on the Santa Fe City Council since 2002. Born in upstate New York, he has lived in New Mexico for more than 30 years. Pfeffer visited […]

Prevention noted as key to knee health

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer According to medical professionals in Portales knee problems are among the most painful and debilitating ailments one can suffer. Knee surgery or special braces aren’t always the best solution. Just because someone may have a knee injury, doesn’t necessarily mean that person will need surgery. Joel Sievers, M.D. with […]

Farwell man raising funds for Panhandle fire victims

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The land Brandon Embry farms was untouched by the grassfires that charred an estimated 750,000 acres of Texas Panhandle land in mid-March. Yet, the Farwell wheat and milo farmer has decided to donate some of his farming supplies to help rebuild what the fires consumed. And he is urging others […]

Town hall meetings bring teen drinking to light

Freedom Newspapers A harsh light will be shone on underage drinking at two town hall meetings scheduled this week for Portales and Clovis. The meetings will examine the extent of underage drinking in the area and address ways to prevent it, said Terry Teti, a consultant with Community Resources in Portales. According to the 2004 […]

Rams steal doubleheader sweep

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT Staff Writer After he shot a rocket off the first basemen’s glove in the bottom of the seventh, Portales senior catcher Lynn Pinedo said two words came to mind. “Game over,” he said. Pinedo’s single drove in the game-winning run to give the Rams a 7-6 win and a doubleheader sweep […]

Silver team wins ENMU spring game

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had just put the Green squad ahead with a 78-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter of Saturday’s Green & Silver spring game at Leon Williams Stadium. […]

Lady Rams take third in Dexter tournament

PNT Staff Report DEXTER — The Portales Lady Rams played well enough to win the Dexter Tournament, unfortunately, they ran into their nemesis — Jal. Portales went 2-1 and took third place, its only loss coming in the semifinals against Jal. The Lady Rams are 6-5 for the season, three of those losses were against, […]

Central Oklahoma extends Hounds’ losing streak

Freedom Newspapers EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma is usually not a good place for a baseball team to try to break out of a slump. Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds saw their losing streak reach 10 games on Saturday, dropping a tight 4-3 decision in the opener of a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader before […]

Zias pound West Texas for sweep

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Kelsey Kubik had more-than-respectable numbers coming into a four-game weekend series against West Texas A&M. She’s probably sad to see the first-year Lady Buffs squad leave town. Kubik, who belted a pair of homers in the opener of a doubleheader on Friday, knocked in six runs in the […]