Boeing also considering Cannon

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Unmanned aerial vehicles could possibly soar over the skies of Clovis in the near future, according to a Boeing executive. The Seattle-based commercial jet and military contractor giant is interested in conducting test flights for its ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles in Clovis, said retired Brig. Gen. Ben Robinson, who […]

Regents ponder budget woes

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer With budget numbers on their minds, the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents want to see more interaction between the community and athletics programs and more energy-conservation at the university. The board members emphasized their money concerns during a regents’ meeting Tuesday morning. Board members were concerned with […]

ENMU University Singers to rub shoulders with pros

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By William P. Thompson: PNT Staff Writer Culture mavens of Santa Fe will turn out this weekend to hear the voices of the University Singers from Eastern New Mexico University. A group made up of most of the vocal music students at ENMU will perform alongside the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus for two performances at […]

Missing PHS track girls are safe

By William P. Thompson: PNT staff writer A high school track meet at Hobbs was canceled Tuesday after two Portales female track athletes were reported missing. The two athletes left with friends and returned to the meet about two hours later, according to Hobbs school and law enforcement officials. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said […]

Lovington downs PHS tennis squads

LOVINGTON — Portales High’s tennis teams took it on the chin in District 4-3A duals against Lovington on Tuesday, but the Rams and Lady Rams figure to get quick shots at a return match. Lovington won the boys matchup 6-3 and took a 5-4 victory in the girls dual. Lovington’s boys finished second in the […]

Wildcats foil PHS’ bid

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PNT staff The Portales Rams had rival Lovington on the ropes Tuesday — not once, but twice. Both times, the Wildcats were able to pick themselves off the deck with sixth-inning rallies, winning the opener 3-2 and the second game 6-4 to lock up the District 4-3A regular-season title. Strong pitching performances by junior Mario […]

Obituaries For April 26, 2006

Kenneth Hubbard Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Portales Kenneth Hubbard, 85, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Afton, Okla., to Gladys and Osgood E. Hubbard, he grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, graduating from high school in Festus, Mo. He […]

SEC should exempt small businesses from Sarbanes-Oxley law

Editorial: Freedom Newspapers An advisory panel to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formally recommended that thousands of smaller publicly traded companies be exempted from the strict accounting and reporting requirements imposed by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley law, passed in the wake of the collapse of Enron. “The benefits that are derived by investors are […]

Medicare prescription signups slow

By Sen. Pete Domenici: Guest Column The May 15 deadline for signing up for Medicare prescription drug benefits is quickly approaching and there are still thousands of New Mexicans, particularly low-income residents, who have not signed up. Because we built in extra compensations to help poor seniors, I strongly encourage them to act now to […]

Cartoon network out of line

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It was a late Tuesday night, and I was winding down with a little bit of television. There was nothing good on HBO, so I decided to see what was happening on Cartoon Network. I was able to catch the last few minutes of a “Family Guy” episode from the […]

Richardson promotes renewable energy, film

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Renewable fuel and film. Gov. Bill Richardson is optimistic New Mexico can be a key state for both, and he highlighted Tucumcari’s role during a Monday town hall meeting. Richardson spoke to a packed crowd at the Tucumcari Convention Center’s meeting room, where the governor heard concerns on […]

Tucson group says Cannon answer to noise reduction

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A group in Tucson, Ariz., is searching for some quiet. And deliverance could be available in the wide, open spaces of eastern New Mexico. Land up for grabs at Cannon Air Force Base is under evaluation by members of the Military Community Compatibility Committee, according to Tahnee Robertson, a contracted […]

Baca vows to protect lands

Freedom Newspapers The following is one of a series of profiles on state candidates who visit the Clovis-Portales area: Jim Baca is campaigning for the Democratic ticket position of State Commissioner of Public Lands against Ray Powell. The office is currently held by Patrick Lyons, R-Cuervo. Baca held the office from 1983 to 1986 and […]

Governor asks oil industry to help

The Associated Press The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has called on the oil and gas industry for a second time to pitch in $50 million to help consumers with high gasoline prices, but an industry leader says supply will have to increase and demand must decrease before prices will come down. […]

Attorneys caution inmates on calls

By WIlliam P. Thompson Portales attorney Nettie Griffin said she understands why Roosevelt County Detention Center officials monitor phone calls placed by inmates. She said she assumes inmates’ calls to their attorneys are not monitored, but tells her jailed clients to be careful anyway. “I absolutely feel confident that the detention center authorities are not […]

PHS boys finish third in meet

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — For the second time in a week, the Portales High boys saw what figures to be some of their toughest competition in Class 3A postseason play in Grants and Socorro. After beating both teams soundly in last week’s Leroy Gooch Invitational at Ruidoso, the Rams settled for third place this time […]

Clovis Christian coach steps down

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Though he’s tried to step away from the game before, this time Jimmy Joe Robinson said it’s for good. The Clovis Christian boys basketball coach has decided to retire and end a 34-year stretch in which he was also a head coach at Clovis High, Melrose, Grady and, […]

Elida completes perfect district run

PNT staff ELIDA — Tom Sullivan went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs Monday, and the Elida Tigers completed a perfect run through District 6-1A baseball on Monday with a 17-7 victory over Dora. The Tigers (8-4, 4-0 district) have a non-district game remaining against defending Class 1A state champion Texico in Clovis […]

Rams look to bounce back against Lovington

PNT staff A pair of tough losses to New Mexico Military Institute on Saturday in Roswell have put the Portales High baseball team in a more vulnerable position as District 4-3A play winds down. The Rams (12-9, 4-4 district), who lost both games to the Colts in the bottom of the seventh, entertain first-place Lovington […]

Hounds split with No. 7 Abilene Christian

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PNT staff Derrick Kennedy delivered a two-out, two-run double and Justin Gee followed with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team past Abilene Christian 4-0 on Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Wildcats, ranked […]