Wolverines hand Dora 32-11 loss

PNT staff CLOVIS — Texico’s bats went crazy on Tuesday and the Wolverines rolled to a 32-11 victory over Dora at Brady Field. Casey O’Connor led the Coyotes (5-6) with three hits in four at-bats, but Dora coach Ty Thatcher said Texico belted several home runs in a game stopped in the fifth by the […]

PHS tennis squads cruise past Valley Christian

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PNT staff Portales’ tennis teams were virtually assured of dual wins Tuesday when they took on the first-year Roswell Valley Christian program at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts. Valley Chritian brought just four girls and three boys to the contests. Although some of the matches were fairly competitive, the Rams and Lady Rams […]

Rams lead small-school division at LeRoy Gooch Invitational

PNT staff RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams overcame windy conditions to take an eight-shot lead after the first round on Monday in the small-school division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational at Alto Lakes Country Club. Portales shot a four-man score of 335 in a seven-school field. Grants’ tally of 343 was good for second place […]

ENMU packed with spring events for students, public

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By Tony Parra During April and May Eastern New Mexico University will offer a chance to sample a diversity of cultures through a series of events sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Affairs office. A group of ENMU students and multi-cultural affairs directors are working to bring talents reflecting the different cultures of students. Talents such as […]

ENMU raises tuition for 2006-2007

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By William P. Thompson Tuition increases at universities throughout the nation have become an annual rite of passage for college students, and Eastern New Mexico University offers no exception. The university’s board of regents approved a measure Monday to raise undergraduate tuition by $72, graduate tuition by $81 and fees by $18 for the 2006-2007 […]

Split drops Zias to fourth in South

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team earned another split on Saturday. The problem is the Zias will now need more than that next weekend to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. Senior shortstop Jessica Nocas’ three-run double capped a five-run second and the Zias made it stand up […]

Tarleton rallies for split with Hounds

PNT staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Since winning 16 of its first 20 games, it’s been either feast or famine for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. After scoring just six runs in a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader loss to Tarleton State on Friday, the Greyhounds erupted for 22 hits in a 22-5 […]

Rams cruise past Ruidoso in district play

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Antonio Lucio wasn’t ready to say it was his best varsity pitching performance, but if not, it had to be close. The Portales High senior allowed just four hits and retired the final seven hitters in the Rams’ second 13-3 District 4-3A run-rule victory of the day over Ruidoso […]

Everybody’s going digital

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By WIlliam P. Thompson Conventional film photography is becoming more and more relegated to artists’ darkrooms. For family snapshots, vacation pics and general documentation, digital cameras are by far the tools of choice for Americans, according to Eastern New Mexico University photography professor Greg Erf. “I read recently that 93 percent of cameras sold in […]

Dairies question meaning of groundwater report

By Marlena Hartz About half of New Mexico’s 160 dairies have groundwater beneath them that’s been polluted with nitrate, according to a New Mexico Environment Department internal review completed in January. Dairy proponents, however, are questioning the meaning of NMED’s report, pointing out that groundwater contamination was a concern across the state before the population […]

Sheriff’s race to be decided in June

By Tony Parra With the June primaries coming up some Roosevelt County residents may not realize that unless they are registered Republicans they will not be able to make a choice for county sheriff. The race for the sheriff’s position is between two Republicans, incumbent sheriff Tom Gossett and sheriff’s deputy Darren Hooker. The primary […]

Judge rules in favor of state representative Gardner’s challenger

The Associated Press ROSWELL — A district judge has ruled that the name of a Republican legislative candidate will remain on the primary ballot, rejecting an attempt by her GOP opponent to have her removed. Lucille B. Tucker of Roswell will face state Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, in the primary for District 66. Gardner had […]

Business expert Schallert speaks to chamber crowd

By Tony Parra There may have only been two business owners who attended a small business workshop in Portales Thursday, but those two owners say they learned something they could take back to improve their businesses. Dave Hunton of Dave Hunton Insurance in Portales and Rosemary Metcalf of Windrush Alpacas in Clovis gained some ideas […]

Feathered friends move onto porch

By Karl Terry The Terry household officially began taking in boarders this week as a pair of barn swallows have taken a shine to our front porch and are now building a nest. I first noticed them going out the door one evening. I first thought the winged creatures were bats. They circled the yard […]

Technology has let my beard down

By Kevin Wilson I have a problem with technology. Or maybe it has a problem with me. I sometimes marvel at just how far we’ve progressed. You could look at the video games we play now, with voice actors and story arcs that are far reaches from Pac-Man and Pong. You could look at our […]

Fixing it right

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By William P. Thompson Doug’s Garage in Portales has been operating since the early 1980’s without offering customers flashy deals or promises to attract the customer. The shop operates in a simple, straight-forward manner. The auto shop’s owner, Doug Frank, said most of the time he tells the customers, many of them regulars, to leave […]

Wants no part of daylight savings

Here at the Ministry of Pesky Problems we’ve stated again and again that we’re not putting up with daylight-saving time anymore. If the powerful daylight-saving time lobby wants to make something of it, so be it.       This straightforward decree came about because the entire civilized world went totally wacko this month over clock juggling. This […]

Clovis alum primes for solid season season

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Clovis grad Nathan Nuttall said, so far, the college football experience has been even better than expected. “I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Nuttall said. Primarily a running back in high school, Nuttall helped the Wildcats to a 13-0 record and a state title in 2001. Now, Nuttall is […]

Late grand slam sends Texans to sweep of Hounds

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior shortstop Ryan Howard hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, lifting Tarleton State past Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 on Friday in the opener of their Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader. The Texans won the second game 9-2 as catcher Keith Peacock homered twice and […]

Zias get split at Texas A&M-Kingsville

PNT staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Rosemary Moreno fired her seventh shutout and earned her 19th complete game of the season on Friday, pitching the Zias to a 6-0 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville in the opener of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. The Javelinas came back to win the […]