Artesia Bulldogs win 25th state championship

The Associated Press ROSWELL, N.M. — Artesia halfback Jeremy Duran ran 6 yards for a touchdown to lift the Bulldogs to a 30-23 victory over Goddard in the Class 4A championship game Saturday. The TD, with nine minutes remaining in the game, gave Artesia (13-0) its 25th state football title — more than any other […]

Rams derailed

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — As the clock began to run out on the Portales football team’s chances of winning its first state title in 18 years Saturday, their principal, Melvin Nusser, knew there was still some fight left in the team. As the former coach turned-principal spoke, the Rams proved […]

Floyd quilting group shares stitch in time

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Seated in a circle, focusing on the quilt they are hand stitching, the ladies of the Floyd Quilters group continue a 35-year tradition that has been the foundation upon which a strong and lasting circle of friendship and camaraderie have been built. The group was started in 1971 by […]

Empty Stocking Fund: “Ms. D”

Today’s focus: “Ms. D” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. D” has lupus and the family travels to Lubbock frequently for her to receive care. Her holiday hopes: To have nice presents for the children. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size 8. Boys pants size 6 to 7. Boys shoe size men’s 1. Girls […]

Fund established for pilot’s family

By Freedom Newspapers A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Air Force pilot Troy Gilbert, whose F-16 jet crashed in Iraq last Monday. Donations may be made to the Gilbert Family Memorial Fund, in honor of Maj. Gilbert, whose wife, Ginger, is a Clovis native. The fund was announced Saturday by […]

Holiday Happenings ranges from whimsical to elegant

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer Phantom of the Opera, wedding cakes and John Deere are not common Christmas themes, but it was anything goes during the ninth annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday. The sold-out affair was sponsored by Altrusa International Inc., of Portales, and featured 67 uniquely decorated Christmas tables inside of the […]

Body image shouldn’t be focus of sports

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Three of our five children play soccer. My husband and I believe any sport they practice will help them develop self-esteem, discipline and focus. But according to my husband, no “sport” includes dance, cheerleading or ice skating. Not only do I love to watch these three “sports,” I also studied […]

Little car not destined to be big sleigh

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Our little bit of snow last week was a cakewalk compared to over a decade of living in the mountains of Colorado where driving on snow and ice all winter long was the norm. The winter roads in Colorado were one of the top reasons coming home to New […]

Letter to the Editor: Ute golf course gets kudos from mayor

I would like to congratulate the leadership of Quay County including the Quay County Commission, the village of Logan, city of Tucumcari, village of San Jon and all of their citizens for the success they’ve had with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and the recent approval to allow Ute Lake Ranch Development to construct […]

Bullying journalists endangers freedom

By Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to take a case involving a prosecutor seeking the telephone records of two reporters with The New York Times. The decision is regrettable — even though it is far from certain that the high court would have decided the case as we would have preferred. […]

Rams … or repeat?

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers When the Portales Rams met Las Vegas Robertson in the 2006 season opener, little could anyone have known those teams would be playing again for the Class 3A state title. Under first-year coach Andy Correll, Portales struggled for much of the season before squeaking out a District 4-3A title. The […]

Clovis native leads Cardinal turnaround

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When he first accepted the job as Las Vegas Robertson’s football coach, Chad Roanhaus had a goal for the Cardinals, who had never won a high school football championship. “We’re going to get one,” Roanhaus said in 2003. He’s done that, and arguably become the most successful coach in Robertson’s […]

Clovis blows past Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Clovis junior Ebony Bunton scored 22 points in keeping the Clovis girls undefeated, leading the Wildcats to a 51-34 domination of the Portales Lady Rams Friday night at Portales. “I felt like we defended very well tonight, and played physical, got after it,” Clovis coach Miles Watters said. “I […]

Small fires extinguised at home, school

Freedom Newspapers Clovis Fire Department firefighters extinguished small fires Friday at a Clovis school and residence that caused no injuries, according to officials. An electrical fire about 11 a.m. at Marshall Junior High School caused by a malfunctioning stove was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to Clovis Fire Department Public Information Officer Karen […]

Tree lighting, parade set for tonight

Freedom Newspapers Seventy small dancers clad in green and red elf costumes will perform on Main Street tonight in downtown Clovis. The performance will kick off the city’s 2006 Christmas Lights Parade. The theme for this year’s parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is “A Downtown Christmas.” According to Clovis MainStreet executive director Robyne Beaubien, […]

Portales — Robertson II

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By Kevin Wilson It was a sunny day in Las Vegas, N.M., with highs nearing the 80s and a clear night, with temperatures in the mid-50s when the Portales Rams and Robertson Cardinals first met to open up the 2006 Class 3A football season. The days now, are cold and windy in Portales, and snowfall […]