Hounds salvage win at Abilene Christian

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — First baseman Allen Smith’s two-out, bases-loaded error in the top of the eighth allowed two runs to score, and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pulled out a 7-6 win over Abilene Christian on Sunday to avoid a four-game Lone Star Conference sweep. ENMU (17-17, 10-14 LSC) led […]

Zias struggle against Cameron

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Bad early innings did in the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Sunday. Cameron scored five times in the top of the first en route to a 10-1 victory over the Zias, then Southeastern Oklahoma turned a throwing error by catcher Michelle Anderson into six unearned runs in […]

Mystery drama comes to Dora

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Flying books. Slamming doors. A thumping heart. A chair that rocks by itself. A floating skeleton. These are just some of the special effects in Dora High School’s drama production, “The Beating Heart.” The free, one-night only performance is a historical gothic story which fine arts teacher and drama […]

Teens to tackle problems in Youth Town Hall

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County teens will have the opportunity to participate in a Youth Town Hall meeting in Portales. The meeting is part of New Mexico First’s ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Program’ and will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 9 at the Memorial Building.

CRP changes being considered

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years.About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in CRP […]

Wilson, Pearce spar over Cannon AFB vote

By Heather Clark, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE —

It’s Their Job, Weston Pierce

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Name: Weston Pierce Job: Peanut butter plant manager at Sunland Inc. Time on job: Nine years Background: Pierce has scientific training in food services and food science training from Safeway and University classes in Microbiology. Pierce’s career began at Safeway milk plant and Froze Fruit Quality Assurance in Clovis. He has always been in the […]

Events Calendar, April 1, 2008

TodayRoosvelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commissioners RoomPortales City Council — 7 p.m., Portales City Hall council chambersDora High School drama, “The Beating Heart” — 6:30 p.m. Dora School Auditorium, free. ThursdayFun With Poetry, Family Reading Night — 6 p.m. Portales Public Library. FridayOgallala Quilter’s Society 11th annual festival “Diamonds in Dimmitt” — All day, […]

Melrose man killed in two-vehicle crash

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west about 12:30 p.m. in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the […]

Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle […]