Hounds, Zias prepare for 2006 hoops season

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Preseason conditioning is behind them, and the Eastern New Mexico University basketball teams are ready for the start of practice on Sunday at Greyhound Arena. First-year women’s coach Linden Weese said the public is welcome to his squad’s opening workout, scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. Seventh-year men’s coach Shawn Scanlan will […]

Rested Rams play Coyotes

By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams have had two weeks of preparation, leading up to tonight’s pre-district finale against the Roswell High Coyotes at Roswell’s Wool Bowl. With the district schedule just a week away, both teams have objectives they’d like to check off their list. First-year Rams head coach Andy Correll […]

Sexual assault report rates remain stable

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Sexual assault reports in Roosevelt County have remained constant over the year, unlike Curry County were a recent spike has been noticed say authorities. “Curry County is seeing the spike and Roosevelt County has remained consistent,” said Amber Hamilton, 9th Judicial District SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) administrator. To […]

Wagon Wheel rivalry game Saturday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds are set to face the West Texas Buffaloes Saturday evening at Greyhound Stadium in the 20th annual Wagon Wheel rivalry game, an exclamation point to a day full of music and meat. The ENMU Associated Students Activities Board is hosting a pre-game show, […]

James Elementary hosts family night

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer The 11th Family Math and Science Night at R.M. James Elementary School in Portales had students and parents scratching their heads from time to time Friday night but most said they had a great time. The night is put together by Eastern New Mexico University students majoring in elementary […]

Pastors play important role in people’s lives

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist October is Clergy Appreciation month. It’s a time to honor those who dedicate themselves to our spiritual needs. My life has been blessed with those who minister so sacrificially to hurting souls. A minister who gives his life to a church and shares their lives as well gives a great […]

Bosses must earn respect of employees

By Helena Rodriguez : Freedom Newspapers It’s time to say hail to our chiefs! Long live our fearless leaders! Our head honchos! Our top dogs! Our sometimes ruthless dictators! Our jefe de los jefes or boss of all bosses. Monday is National Boss Day, an ancient ritual that dates back to the caveman days. During […]

Farm families must be able to roll with the punches

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist Farming is a partnership — man and wife engaged in the century’s old “business” of raising livestock and coaxing a crop from the ground. And yes, there really are moments that inspire the romantic images poets and artists portray; the couple sitting on the porch swing — watching the sun […]

North Korea no reason to panic

Editorial We should know a great deal more in a few days and weeks about the underground blast in North Korea that is widely viewed as a test of a nuclear weapon. Supposed experts are still pondering the evidence of what seems to have been, from an initial analysis of the seismic data, a low-grade […]

Zia senior believes soccer right choice

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers It’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Megan Dozier not playing soccer, but after years of throwing her body around on the pitch she admits she’ll be ready to give it up with the Zias’ season ends in a few weeks. One of ENMU coach Travis McCorkle’s […]

Ute plan included in water initiative

Staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2007 legislative agenda for the “Year of Water” includes $5 million for the Ute Water Project that will serve communities throughout Curry and Roosevelt counties. The governor included the investment in a $103.5 million spending plan he outlined Wednesday for projects and programs he says would move the […]

New voting machines ready

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County voters will have the opportunity to try out the new federally-funded voting machines in the upcoming General Election Nov. 7. According to Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins, the machines have been provided to the county through the federal Help America Vote Act. The state legislature also passed […]

School soccer supporters go before board

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Soccer moms and dads and children in soccer uniforms filled the Portales Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday in a show of support for adding a school soccer program. The proposal was launched in the spring and backers of the sport submitted a formal proposal to the school board […]

‘Believe in Me’ to be released in March

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers A movie about an Oklahoma high school basketball coach filmed mostly in the Clovis area is bound for a big-screen debut in March, according to movie officials. Filmed locally in October 2004, “Believe in Me” is being courted by several distribution companies, according to its director, Robert Collector. He said […]

Elida still perfect, edges out Melrose

Freedom Newspapers The Elida Lady Tigers continued their perfect season Tuesday night, but they were tested on the road by district rival Melrose. Elida was taken to five games, but the Lady Tigers were triumphant on the road, 27-29, 25-11, 25-19, 21-25, 15-13. With the win, the Elida girls are 17-0 on the season. Elida […]

West Texas Lady Buffs handle Zias

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers About all you would need to know about Eastern New Mexico University’s match against Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball leader West Texas A&M on Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena is that the Lady Buffs had three players with more kills than anyone on the Zias’ roster. ENMU hung with […]

Portales punishes Lovington

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Lady Rams took another step toward defending their class AAA state championship Tuesday night in a three game victory over Lovington at home, 25-11, 25-11, 25-16. Portales head coach Ruth Chavez said it was a total performance by the Lady Rams. “I thought they played well, because […]

Bond election cancelled

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday to cancel a bond election proposed for February. After examining the schedules for retirement of previous bonded indebtedness, Superintendent Randy Fowler told the board raising $6.5 million to $7 million wouldn’t be feasible. Instead he said that total amount […]

Folk healing still evident

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The art of Mexican folk healing is still evident in today’s culture, said Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, student affairs vice president at the University of New Mexico, during a seminar he presented Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Part of the Hispanic culture, curanderismo is a form of folk healing […]

ENMU presents Carroll classic

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University’s theatre and dance department will present Alice and Wonderland for their first play of the season. The play will be held at the University Theatre Center and will start this Thursday and run through Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. every evening. This play is roughly […]