Vickie Perea seeking secretary of state post

Freedom Newspapers Vickie Perea Candidate for Secretary of State Vickie Perea was born and raised in Los Lunas. Married for 43 years, she has two sons. She is a former president of the Albuquerque City Council and serves on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Q: What is your highest priority if elected? […]

Obituaries for May 3, 2006

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Romero Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Virginia “Ginny” Romero, 62, of Clovis died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born April 7, 1944, to Onesimo J. and Emma Leyba Encinias in Melrose. She married Raymond Romero on Dec. 16, 1972, in Clovis. […]

Fakers while reprehensible, harm no one

Editorial: Freedom Newspapers Perhaps more than a winner, Americans love a hero. Heroes embody qualities we believe represent the best of the American spirit, including the resolve to see something through to the end, battling against fearsome odds and a never-say-die attitude. Our ancestors displayed these qualities as they forged a new nation out of […]

Smile; We still have cookies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Most weeks, I’ve got a great idea that I can bore my readers about for at least 500 words. That being said, this isn’t one of those weeks. Instead, this is a week of four really good ideas that are just below the mark of deserving their own column. Enjoy: […]

Lady Rams earn No. 1 seed at state

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams have earned the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A girls state tennis tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sierra Vista Tennis Complex. Portales takes on eighth-seeded Ruidoso in a quarterfinal match at 9 a.m. Saturday. If the Lady Rams win, they advance to a semifinal […]

Coyotes fall to Magdalena in regional final

PNT staff MAGDALENA — Host Magdalena used two big innings to beat Dora 13-4 on Tuesday in the finals of a Class 1A regional tournament. The tourney was one of two three-team events involving district runnersup to determine the final two spots in next week’s 1A state tournament. The other six berths were filled by […]

PHS track teams looking to qualify events for state

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Coming off a solid overall performance in Lovington’s Ross Black Relays on Friday, Portales High’s track teams return to Lovington this Friday for the District 4-3A meet hoping to add to their lists of state qualifiers. Boys coach Glenn Johnson knows the Rams probably won’t win the team title, […]

Lady Rams awarded first-round home game

PNT staff The Portales Lady Rams earned a No. 7 seed in the 16-team Class 3A state softball tournament, and will host 10th-seeded Santa Fe Indian School in a 4 p.m. first-round matchup on Friday. Pairings for state baseball and softball tournaments in Classes 3A-5A were announced on Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association. […]

Zias place two on All-LSC South softball team

PNT staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Junior right fielder Kelsey Kubik of Tucson, Ariz., and senior shortstop Jessica Nocas of Riverside, Calif., have been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball first team in selections released on Monday by the conference office. All told, eight Zias were honored by the LSC, with three second-team […]

Rams hold off Lovington, win district golf title

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer CLOVIS — The Portales High boys golf team has its goal directly in sight. The Rams didn’t exactly enjoy their best day of the season in Monday’s Class 1-3A District 3 tournament at Chaparral Country Club, but they had more than enough to take the team title. Now they’ve […]