State tournament games to be Webcast

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico For KFCL, opportunity knocked. Now, the Clovis television station will be helping stream that opportunity to the world. The station is partnering with the New Mexico Activities Association and NMAA.tv to produce a live stream of every state basketball tournament game from The Pit in Albuquerque. That’s 38 games, […]

Steiner lauded for its reading performance

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer It was a night to toot their horns on Monday as the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education learned that Steiner Elementary School has been recognized as one of three model schools in the state for increasing reading performance. Regarding the Steiner Elementary honor, principal Becky Flen, said, “Our […]

Ethics of animals for consumption discussion planned

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Many people don’t view dragging a fish out of a lake with a hook as a bad thing. When it comes to the consumption of animals, it’s generally red meat eaters who come under fire. This is according to Darron Smith, a professor of agriculture at Eastern New Mexico […]

ENMU Employee Briefs

Trio Encantada, featuring Tracy Carr, oboe, Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas, lyric soprano and Mark Dal Porto, pianist and composer, presented a three-day residency at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell Feb. 25-27. The Trio presented masterclasses and clinics to choral, band, and humanities students. The Trio also performed a full-length recital in Pearson Auditorium. Mark Dal […]

Kobritz to talk baseball at Rotary

Jordan Kobritz will give a presentation to the Portales Rotary Club at noon Wednesday in the ENMU Campus Union Building titled: “Roger Clemens:

It’s Their Job March 11

Name: Peter Thompson Job: Dentist, Thompson DentistryTime on job: 9 yearsBackground: Thompson was born and raised in Seattle Wash. He came to eastern New Mexico with the Air Force and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University Suma cum Laude then moved to Houston for Dental School at University of Texas.He holds a Fellow of Academy […]

Angelo State women sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico Twice on Saturday, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team got within one out of beating fifth-ranked Angelo State. In the end, all the Zias had to show for it was two Lone Star Conference South Division losses. The Rambelles (19-4, 5-1 South) scored twice in the top of the seventh to […]

Kids Day mixes education, history

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Where’s there’s food, you will find kids. And where there’s a nationally-recognized Smithsonian food exhibit, kids will get more than a full tummy. They’ll get lessons in history, as they did during Saturday’s Kids’ Day. “We’re celebrating food and we’re celebrating the ‘Key Ingredients: American by Food’ exhibit from […]

Portales marks 60th anniversary of first championship

By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Portales Rams and Lady Rams have combined for 10 New Mexico state basketball championships over the last 40 years, and they are usually in contention for a state championship every season. But it was a group of boys 60 years ago that laid the foundation for Portales basketball […]

Official discusses possible Cannon nuclear reactor

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base has been mentioned as a possible home for a nuclear reactor. While that decision seems months away, Air Force officials held an energy forum Monday in Arlington, Va., to talk about a vision for nuclear energy.Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Kevin W. Billings […]

Local Briefs March 9, 2008

Kit Carson coming to ENMUHampton Sides, acclaimed author of “Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West,” will speak in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business Building at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Monday. There will be a meet-and-greet from 4-4:30 p.m., […]

Prairie Chicken Festival set for April 11-13

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PNT Staff Report Once a year, the small eastern New Mexico community of Milnesand hosts the annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, drawing spectators from near and far, to watch the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken. Registration is now being taken for the seventh annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival which is slated […]

Hounds split two with Texans

Freedom New Mexico After trading blowouts with Tarleton State in the first two games of their Lone Star Conference baseball series, Eastern New Mexico University needed a little extra-inning magic to take the series lead. Tarleton State pounded the Greyhounds 15-5 in Saturday’s opener at Greyhound Field. In the nightcap, scheduled for seven innings, ENMU […]

Events Calendar March 9, 2008

SundayLocal Flavor Day at Key Ingredients — 1:30-5 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building. MondayHampton Sides author’s lecture — 4:30 p.m. ENMU’s Becky Sharp Auditorium ThursdaySenior benefits forum — Noon to 3 p.m. Portales Senior Citizens Center.New Mexico Grain Sorghum Association annual meeting — 6:30 p.m. K-Bob’s, 1600 Mabry Drive, Clovis

Police Blotter March 9, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to reports: Friday• A caller reported that someone broke into his house on West 15th Lane while he was gone. • A caller said someone broke into his house on East Danube while gone. A garage door sustained […]

District Court Dispositions March 9, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County 9th Judicial District Court. According to the report: • Maria Stevens, 32, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, and was ordered placed on probation for one year and must pay court fines. • Miguel Galvan, 20, pleaded guilty to charges of […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions March 9, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the report: • David M. Brown, 20,

Intervention in Venezuela is problematic

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s threat to go to war with Colombia is almost certainly more bluster and opportunism than a real thirst for battle. Machiavelli formulated long ago what rulers have known since the dawn of time: A leader facing problems and potential opposition at home can often prosper by turning peoples’ attention to a […]

Note jotting becomes body art

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The other morning I had the shower temperature just right and was about to get in when I glanced at the palm of my hand. Nope can’t get in yet — important notes on that left palm. Naked, I ran out to my night stand to find a pen […]

Big-city distrust slowly giving way

By Anita Doberman I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome and many […]