Non-traditional students establishing honor society

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Joe Lafuente and others have been working to create an honor society geared toward non-traditional Eastern New Mexico University students. The school was granted a charter in October by Alpha Sigma Lambda, thereby becoming the first chapter in New Mexico, according to Lafuente, student director for non-traditional student educational […]

Public invited to task force meeting

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Officials are encouraging residents of Portales and Roosevelt County to let their voices be heard at a meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on “Our Communities, Our Future,” to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Portales City Hall. Comprised of members from government and private sectors […]

Golf course approved near Ute Lake

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission approved an agreement on Thursday that allows Ute Lake Ranch to construct and operate a golf course on the shores of Ute Lake, according to a news release from ISC. The project has had strong backing from Quay County area governments as a catalyst […]

Just one county race up for voters

By Ashley Lee and Karl Terry: PNT staff In a general election that is heated nationally, Roosevelt County residents have little to get excited about with just one contested race locally. Despite that fact, the turnout for early voting seems to be strong, according to County Clerk Janet Collins. Early voting ended at 6 p.m. […]

Ruidoso stuns Lady Rams

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By Mickey Winfield: CNJ staff writer David marched right into the heart of the enemy, raised her sling shot — took aim, and fired a deadly shot right between the eyes of Goliath, Saturday night at the Portales High School gymnasium. The Portales girls won both matches against Ruidoso during the district regular season, going […]

Hounds fall at Wichita Falls

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Senior running back Ulysses Odoms rushed for 203 yards and three touchdowns — including runs of 60 and 71 yards in the opening period — and Midwestern State kept its hopes alive for an NCAA Division II playoff berth on Saturday with a 29-19 Lone Star Conference South Division […]

ENMU’s Lelei finishes ninth overall

Freedom Newspapers WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Nimrod Lelei just missed qualifying for NCAA Division II national cross country competition on Saturday, placing ninth overall in the South Central Region meet hosted by Central Missouri. ENMU’s men finished 13th out of 17 teams overall, while the women came in 15th out of […]

Portales receives 7th seed

PNT Staff Report The District 4-3A champion Portales Rams were given the seventh seed Saturday in the state football playoffs and will host Cobre at 7 p.m. Friday. The lower seeding in a four district conference came as a bit of a surprise to both Ram Coach Andy Correll and Portales Athletic Director Don Gomez. […]

Letters to the Editor: Pumpkin smashing disrespectful

On Wednesday morning as I was driving to work, I noticed several smashed pumpkins in front of my neighbor’s house and in his driveway. The last few years have been difficult for him; he suffers, as many of us do, from the pain and loneliness that is caused by depression. My neighbor loves Halloween, and […]

Kerry comment won’t blow over anytime soon

By Freedom Newspapers John Kerry is the gift that just keeps on giving — to the Republicans. He did come around with an apology Wednesday to any service members who might have been offended by his remarks at Pasadena City College last week. The question is whether that will be enough to make this episode […]

Golf adventures best kept close to home

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Pity me if you will, play with me for a good laugh — I’ve finally officially taken up the sport of golf. After years of occasionally reporting on golf and a few attempts to play the game during friendly tournaments, I broke down last weekend and bought a set […]

Day Trip: Western memorabilia on display

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Roswell has more to offer than UFOs. The Roswell Museum and Art Center has reopened an exhibit called “West of Beyond.” “The collection consists of 2,000 artifacts, all western material,” said museum spokesperson Laurie Rufe. “The collection was bequeathed to the museum by Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston. The […]

Hot toys top shopping lists

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers He’s a furry, red monster with googly eyes who goes by the name of Elmo. And he tops the list of must-have Christmas toys of 2006, according to the Web site www.besttoys2006.com. The original Tickle Me Elmo doll was a Christmas favorite in 1996, with children delighting in the doll’s […]

Elida advances to Albuquerque

By Karl Terry, Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — A sign above the Elida Lady Tiger’s locker room door Friday night read: “Clear eyes and full hearts can’t lose.” The Tigers’ hearts remained full throughout the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs as they defeated Temple Baptist Academy of Albuquerque. In taking the match 25-17, […]

Rams rout NMMI

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — The Portales Rams did what they had to do to keep their Distridct 4-3A title hopes alive by beating winless NMMI 42-0 on Friday at Greyhound Stadium. The Ruidoso Warriors did what the Rams needed to as well, winning 17-0 over Lovington and giving Portales its first […]

Laptop sparks new interest in technology

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist Computers, laptop, PalmPilots, BlackBerry phones, iPods, Mp3— technological devices are everywhere we turn. I am not sure what half of these “toys” can do, or what some of them look like. But I am an enthusiastic shopper. In my hands, technological devices become an opportunity to spend significant amounts of […]

Base namesake a leader in developing America’s airpower

Gen. John K. Cannon was a World War II Mediterranean combat commander and chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe for whom Cannon Air Force is named. 27th Fighter Wing Historical Office When Headquarters USAF announced that Clovis Air Force Base, N.M., would become a permanent facility effective June 1, 1957, it approved redesignation of […]

Young readers tumble into a world of e-books

A Cannon dependent prepares to let her pumpkin fly during the 2004 Pumpkin Launch. Cannon organizations and families can build catapult to launch their Halloween pumpkins and bring it to Doc Stewart Park beginning at noon Saturday to launch them. Janet Taylor-Birkey TumbleBook library, an e-book program offered at the Cannon library is a new […]

All I want for Christmas

Janet Taylor-Birkey An informal survey of Cannon’s middle tier asked the question, “When you were deployed, what would you have enjoyed receiving in a package?” Here are some of the responses we received, ranging from humorous to sentimental, practical to just-for-fun. No federal endorsement implied. Socks (white) Cheap insoles for our boots Plain notepaper/envelopes Batteries […]

Operation Season’s Greetings

Janet Taylor-Birkey Many stateside spouses are gathering goodies for their mates overseas, but stateside wife, Laura Cluverius is not only sending goodies to her husband, but his squadron team members in the form of “Operation Season’s Greetings.” Tech. Sgt. Michael Cluverius, is currently deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, with the 27th EMS. “Being the […]