September 21, 1969

• Roosevelt County youth Kent Allison of Portales and Dwayne Chenault of Elida, sold their winning livestock in the Junior Livestock Sale at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. Allison sold his grand champion market lamb for $13 a pound, for a grand total of $1,209, and Chenault sold his grand champion Duroc barrow […]

ENMU’s College “Daze” Rodeo begins tonight

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ENMU rodeo head coach David Browder expects a good performance by his Greyhounds and Zias this weekend. “You always want to come in with high expectations, and I think we have just as good of shot as anyone at winning our home town rodeo,” Browder said. The Eastern New […]

Zias lose in three at West Texas

Freedom Newspapers First-year Zia volleyball head coach Kim Falkenhagen probably could have imagined a better homecoming to her former stomping grounds in Canyon than she got Wednesday night. As it turned out, her Zias (3-14, 0-3 LSC) were swept by the 19th ranked West Texas Lady Buffs (13-5, 3-0 LSC), 30-19, 30-28, 30-22. The bright […]

Running for awareness

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Entering the Portales High track, Tim Borland was greeted with cheers and whistles as he made the first of 11 laps to complete his 26.2-mile run as part of the A-T Cure Tour. Since Sept. 3, Borland has been traveling to designated cities across the U.S. and running a […]

Authority discusses legislation timing

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority would like to become a governmental authority during the 2008 New Mexico Legislature — 30-day session or not. During the water authority’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday at Melrose High School, members discussed the challenges in becoming a government authority. The water […]

Tarantulas turning up across state

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Every year about this time male desert tarantulas emerge from burrows and crevices in search of a perfect mate. About the size of a human hand — counting their eight long, hairy legs, they traverse roads and fields in a mad dash to reproduce. “They’re basically pretty harmless. They’ll mate, […]

Man arrested in Tucumcari slaying

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — State police arrested a man in connection with the death of a 60-year-old employee Wednesday at the Microtel Inn. State Police Sgt. Andrew Tingwall said James Benuska has been charged with an open count of murder in the death of Nancy Archibeque of Tucumcari. Investigators believe she was […]

Sept. 20, 1969

• The Roosevelt County 4-H Club exhibit received seventh place in the booth competition at the 1969 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. The booth theme was care of horses and netted the group $40 for their efforts. • Dennis Luce, of Floyd, showed the grand champion Suffolk ewe and the grand champion Suffolk ram at the […]

Goddard dispatches Lady Rams

PNT Staff Report The Portales Lady Rams visit to Roswell Tuesday night lasted about an hour, as the Goddard Lady Rockets quickly dispatched the Portales girls in three games, 25-9, 25-14, 25-9. “We just didn’t serve, receive or pass the ball,” Chavez said. “I think (Goddard) is better than us right now, but I don’t […]

Councilors OK project expansion

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at Tuesday’s regular meeting to expand a street project currently under way in northeast Portales to include areas cut out in the project’s grant process. City officials say engineer Chad Lydick is estimating the extra work — on First Street near Mental Health […]

School bond passes

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Portales voters emphatically said yes to a school bond that would pave the way to a new building. By a 871-172 count, $9.5 million in General Obligation Bonds will be issued. The money will be coupled with $11.8 million already awarded by the state for construction of a new facility […]

Hospital gains new staff

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A new doctor and a new director of cardiopulmonary services were introduced at Tuesday’s monthly Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting. Monica Panwar will specialize in internal medicine and infectious diseases while Alex Wynn replaces John Bridges director of cardiopulmonary services. Bridges was appointed Portales Fire Department chief. Also, Doyle […]

Talk of extraterritorial zoning dominates meeting

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Roosevelt County Commissioners heard a report from Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. on extraterritorial zoning. Ortega said growth in outlying areas and conflicts like odors and insect control prompted him to begin exploring the process. Ortega said a preliminary meeting to learn how extraterritorial zoning might benefit citizens included […]

Vote-by-mail promising system

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties buy […]

Clinton’s proposed health-care plan step backwards

Editorial HillaryCare is back with a promise to make health care more affordable, more available and with more choices for everyone. But if Sen. Hillary Clinton’s health care program financed with $110 billion a year in new taxes becomes law, health care will be substantially more expensive, health insurance will be much less available, and […]

St. Mary’s hands Greyhounds third straight loss

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s scored three unanswered goals in the second half and pulled away to a 4-2 men’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday. The loss was the third in a row for the Greyhounds (3-4). The Rattlers (4-2) scored in the eighth minute when senior Funmilola Dada […]

Sept. 19, 1961

• Temperatures in Portales were recorded in the low 30s even though it was still summer on the calendar. • Montgomery W. Smith, received a two-year Army ROTC scholarship at New Mexico State University. Smith, a junior was studying mechanical engineering. • Charles Bennett, of Causey, won he showmanship trophy for the swine division at […]

Sept. 18, 1961

• Local artist Vernon Acker was chosen to be the featured guest artist for the Fine Arts Show at the Tri-State Fair in Amarillo. • Jimmy Terral, of Causey, showed the grand champion hog during the Roosevelt County Fair. • A 3-pound can of Crisco was 89 cents at G&G Food Market.

Bond’s fate in voters’ hands

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer With early voting closed and the election slated for today, residents will soon know the outcome of the proposed bond for the Portales Municipal School District. Voters are being asked whether $9.5 million in General Obligation Bonds will be issued to help construct a new school facility to replace […]

Employers seeking students

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Members of the Community Development Corporation Board, in conjunction with Eastern New Mexico University, will hold an Employment Fair to seek students interested in filling area positions. “The whole intent is to find part-time employees,” said Sharon King, interim director of the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation. The fair […]