Lady Rams suffer growing pains

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer History was made Saturday afternoon at the brand new Portales soccer complex as for the first time in several years, Portales fielded a girls soccer team. The inaugural game wasn’t exactly what the Lady Rams and first-year head coach Traci Sievers wanted though, as the Hobbs junior varsity scored […]

Hounds scorch Bacone College in opener

Freedom Newspapers MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University broke its team single-game rushing yards record on Saturday and the Greyhounds cruised to a 63-20 win over Bacone College in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Michael Benton rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns while his backup, J.T. Thompson, added 171 yards […]

Zia volleyball wins two at West Texas tourney

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team bounced back from a pair of losses on Friday, beating New Mexico Highlands 26-30, 30-18, 30-27, 30-16 and Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-30, 30-25, 30-15, 30-26 to wrap up their schedule in the season-opening West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. The Zias struggled early […]

Greyhound soccer crushes Colorado Christian

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Sophomore midfielder Ryan McClanahan scored two goals and junior forward Jared Morris added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team opened its season with a 6-1 win over Colorado Christian. McClanahan scored the game’s opening two goals, the first on a penalty […]

Zia soccer loses to Montana State-Billings

Freedom Newspapers DURANGO, Colo. — Montana State-Billings scored a goal just before halftime to break open a close match and the Yellowjackets went on to a 5-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in women’s college soccer. Leading 1-0, freshman forward Samantha Sandau punched in a goal on an assist from Kari Foreman […]

County fair winds down

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter In front of a packed house, the hard work paid off for several 4-H and FFA members as they received awards during the Junior Livestock Awards ceremony on Friday night. During the awards ceremony, Elida FFA member Ryan Best picked up six buckles, four of which were for showmanship. […]

Junior Livestock sale nets area youth thousands

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor The Pinedo clan is a competitive bunch, first in the show ring, then at the Roosevelt County Junior Livestock sale. This year was no different as Portales High School FFA student Joey Pinedo took grand champion dairy heifer for the second year in a row, following a legacy left […]

County plays host to annual Cycle City Arenacross event

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Engines were humming and bikes were catching big air Saturday night, as the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds’ Special Events Arena played host to the annual Cycle City Arenacross. Nearly 300 riders from all around the region competed in 18 classes. According to Tod Hammock, manager of Cycle City Promotions, that […]

Fair offers unique sounds, smells, sights

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor A good number of us have just experienced that most magical time of year in Roosevelt County — fair time. The sights, the sounds, the smells. I could list a million of them if I had the time and the newsprint. Here’s a few to keep the memory alive […]

Lessons must be learned from tragedies

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of loosing their lives, expect that those in charge live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]

Government should take cue from aid groups

Editorial Even as many Americans continue to clamor that government hand just about everything into our waiting palms, elsewhere more people and groups are recognizing how vital free markets are to international development. The international humanitarian relief group CARE recently rejected a shipment from the U.S. government of some $46 million worth of food to […]

Aug. 26, 1965

• Portales Schools superintendent Finman Hayhie reported that enrollment was down by 67 students compared to last year. • Mrs. Clarabell Fuque re-opened the Yucca Grill. The cafe re-opened after being shut down for two weeks prior. • With a purchase of $5.00 or more customers at Foodtown could purchase a three pound can of Crisco for […]

Roosevelt County Youth bring home fair awards

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter In front of a packed house, the hard work paid off for several 4-H and FFA members as they received awards during the Junior Livestock Awards ceremony on Friday night. During the awards ceremony, Elida FFA member Ryan Best picked up six buckles, four of which were for showmanship. […]

Area volleyball gears up

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent The last time a group of athletes like this came through, Texico volleyball coach Mike Littlejohn got a cut in the action equal to one state championship. This time, the Lady Wolverines may be primed for more. Texico begins the season as the reigning Class 2A champs. The state title […]

Zias drop first two matches

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team got off to a rocky start under first-year coach Kim Falkenhagen Friday, losing twice in three games each on the first day of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU lost to Incarnate Word 30-19, 30-28, 30-23 in its first match before bowing […]

Greyhounds open season tonight

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers As a freshman at West Texas A&M in 2004, Jeremy Hibbler suffered through a 2-8 season. The following year, the Amarillo native led the Buffaloes in tackles from his strong safety position on a 10-2 squad that won the Lone Star Conference South Division championship and reached the NCAA Division […]

Senator pressured to support renewable energy standards

By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE — The message seems simple, and it’s hard to miss when plastered on a large yellow billboard along one of New Mexico’s busiest interstates. “Senator Domenici: Don’t Dim Our Future! Support Renewable Energy.” The billboard — along with radio ads, bumper stickers and yard signs — is part of a […]

Competitive K-9s

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer While cows were tied up just yards away, several Portales and Clovis canines had free run of green grass and challenging obstacles with the Clovis/Portales Kennel Club on Friday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Dee Durlande of Clovis has been training dogs for more than 20 years, including several […]

Calendar week of Aug. 26-31

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Saturday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon to […]

Fort Lewis beats ENMU in soccer opener

Freedom Newspapers DURANGO, Colo. — Freshman forwards Hayley Hollenga and Sara Egbom each scored a pair of goals Thursday as Fort Lewis defeated Eastern New Mexico University 5-2 in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams. The Skyhawks outshot ENMU 25-4 overall and 17-4 on goal. Fort Lewis opened a 3-1 halftime lead with […]