Hounds fall at 17th-ranked ACU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Even in some seasons when it was struggling, Abilene Christian has been a thorn in Eastern New Mexico University’s side over the years. In 2007, though, the 17th-ranked Wildcats are for real. They proved it on Saturday night by piling up 551 total yards in rolling to a 45-20 […]

Angelo State sweeps Zias

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer First-year Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Kim Falkenhagen knows her squad is close to being competitive in the Lone Star Conference. But Falkenhagen and her Zias are getting tired of being close. The Zias were swept by LSC South Division foe Angelo State on Saturday at Greyhound Arena […]

Floyd hangs 50 on Pine Hill

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent From the moment of the opening kickoff, when Pine Hill’s return team was in disarray while lining up, a victory for Floyd seemed somewhat inevitable on Saturday. As the opening act in what was dubbed “Super Saturday,” a slate of three 8-man football games at Menaul High in Albuquerque, Floyd […]

New neighbors up north

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The final step in a nerve-racking 2 1/2 year effort to keep Cannon Air Force Base from extinction will take place Monday when the base transitions from a fighter wing to a special operations wing. The Special Operations Command wing puts Cannon in the vanguard of the war on terrorism and will make it larger, […]

Residents prepare for transition

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The impact Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission will have on the local community is still unknown. Everett Frost, vice chairman for the Local Growth Management Organization, said his group plans to use Defense Department funds to hire a consulting firm to study plans for Cannon and make projections […]

Special Operations: MC-130W Combat Spear, AC-130 Gunship

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MC-130W Combat Spear The MC-130W Combat Spear flies in “direct support of unified and theater special operations commands and USSOCOM contingencies,” according to the Armed Forces Special Operations Web site. The aircraft participates in “infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of U.S and allied special operations forces,” according the the AFSOC Web site. Flying primarily at night […]

Special Operations: CV-22 Osprey, MQ-1 Predator

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MQ-1 Predator In operation since 1995, the Predator has been used in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq and Yemen. While the Predator will remain in the desert, the unmanned aerial vehicle’s crew is expected to arrive at Cannon Air Force Base in June according to Col. J.D. Clem, director of plans and programs for the 3rd […]

Residents draw up downtown dreams

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Community members, business owners and officials met for a design session Saturday morning as part of the Portales Downtown Plan. During the session, participants were able to break into small groups and lay out designs they envisioned for the downtown area. Most groups agreed that the area needed to […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Dora School News

Sports • Tuesday: Dora volleyball hosts Friona, JH & JV teams, 4 p.m. • Thursday: Dora plays volleyball at Ft Sumner, JH, JV, Varsity, 4 p.m. • Friday: Dora football at Floyd, JH at 1 pm, Varsity at 4 p.m. • Saturday: Varsity volleyball tournament at Melrose Citizenship classes The Roosevelt County Literacy Council is […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Harry Richard Vidal, 42, and Alison Maree Read, 33, both of Townswille, Qld., Austrailia. • Jose J. Moreno, 19, and Margarita N. Dimas, 22, both of Portales.

Sept. 30, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Department Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 10:25 a.m., a caller reported a business had been broken onto in the 100 block of East Fourth Street. • At 10:05 p.m., a caller reported kids in a van were driving around and shooting […]

Sept. 30, 2007 Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Alfred Tacorante, 39, pleaded no contest to the charges of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor (second offense) and open container, and was ordered to serve 192 consecutive hours in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, […]

Internet tax would only slow progress

Freedom New Mexico Congress has an opportunity to permanently ban Internet taxes, but it had better act fast. The temporary moratorium instituted in 1998 and extended twice since then expires Nov. 1. We hope Congress has the courage to take advantage of its opportunity, but if lawmakers are tardy, prepare to see a feeding frenzy […]

Blog: Verb, noun and new territory

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Welcome to my blog. Now that I’ve researched it, I think maybe I can blog. You’ll notice that I’ve used the word blog as both a noun and a verb. Pretty good for a word I couldn’t even find in my dictionary. OK, maybe I should buy a new […]

Iranian president OK, but not ROTC?

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist Last week, Columbia University was on my mind — not because I wanted to think about it but because, being an alumna, I was bombarded by e-mails, statements from alumni offices and all sorts of comments regarding Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the university. My e-mail box was full of […]

Plant reps testify on location

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Witnesses for ConAgra Foods testified the plant did follow state and federal regulations to notify and have gone above and beyond what was needed to prove its environmental impact. A two-day hearing regarding an air-quality permit for the food company’s ethanol plant concluded Friday. The New Mexico Environmental Improvement […]

Witnesses discuss weapon

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A man originally charged with tampering with evidence in the trial involving the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy testified Friday in the district courtroom in Portales about helping hide a gun and a vehicle, as well as an early morning visit from the defendants in the case. […]

Hay fire erupts at Roosevelt County dairy

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PNT Staff Report Firefighters from multiple area departments were on the scene Friday night fighting a hay fire at Grande Vida Dairy, approximately nine miles east of Portales. As darkness fell flames could be seen by motorists traveling U.S. 70 between Portales and Clovis. According to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill his department […]

Goddard thumps Portales 35-0

The Goddard Rockets shutout the Portales Rams (0-5) Friday night at Roswell’s Wool Bowl 35-0. The Rockets led at the half 28-0.

9/28 Friday night football scores

Clovis 38, Rio Rancho 8 Goddard 35, Portales 0 Ft. Sumner 19, Cloudcroft 0 Muleshoe 63, River Road 0 Texico 40, Hagerman 7 Magdalena 66, Clovis Christian 26 Tatum 36, Dora 12 Tucumcari 48, Loving 0 Wellington 15, Bovina 3 Sundown 39, Farwell 0