Voters go to polls today in municipal elections

PNT Staff Report Early voting concluded Friday for today’s municipal election, said Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. She said 83 people voted early in-person and 16 people requested ballots by mail. The new voting machines will be used for the municipal election, she said. Four city council seats are up for election. Alfredo Bachica Jr., […]

BNSF Railway earnings

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico BNSF Railway is doing well even as the national economy is stumbling. The company reported record earnings per share, revenues and operating income for the fourth quarter of 2007, and record annual revenues for five consecutive years despite a soft economy, Matthew K. Rose, BNSF chairman, president and corporate […]

Snow causes slick roads

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Sunday night’s snow brought slick roads by Monday morning, contributing to a few accidents and some school delays and closures. The winter storm stretched from the southwest to the northeast over New Mexico, bringing snow and gusty north winds to the eastern half of the state as it headed […]

Events Calendar March 4

Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners — 9 a.m., Commissioners room, courthouse Portales City Council — 7 p.m. Portales City Hall Blood Drive — 1-5 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building Wednesday Blood Drive — 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building Thursday High Plains Film Festival meeting — 1:30 p.m., Zia Room at ENMU Campus […]

ENMU athletes pullng out stops for gala benefit

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Instead of blitzing on third down or calling for a hit-and-run, Eastern New Mexico University athletes will be serving up roast beef and dancing the Tango — all in the name of restoring a Portales landmark. On Tuesday, March 11 ENMU athletics will host the first High Hopes Benefit […]

City race plays out Tuesday

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales voters will have choices to make in two of the four open city council seats in Tuesday’s municipal election. Alfredo Bachicha Jr., incumbent in Ward A and Donald K. Shafer, incumbent in Ward C are both running unopposed. Incumbent Gary Watkins is facing challenger Michael Martinez in Ward […]

New Mexico foods have ‘Old World’ influence

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico author traced the path of now common foods across the Americas and from the Old World to the New World during a presentation Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. William Dunmire of Placitas based his talk on his book, “Gardens of New Spain.” His wife, Vangie, […]

Powerful lift

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Portales High School junior Ethan Grubbs bench-presses 245 pounds Saturday morning at a power-lifting competition at the PHS weight room. Jesus Davalos won first place in the middle-weight division and Jacob Brady won first place in the heavy-weight division.

Hound baseball splits with Cameron

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Freddy Carmona hit a tie-breaking, two-run double to key a four-run ninth that lifted Eastern New Mexico University past Cameron 15-13 Saturday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Aggies won the seven-inning nightcap 4-0 to earn a split for […]

ENMU basketball splits final games

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Freedom New Mexico It’s been a long season and a tough learning process for the freshman-dominated Eastern New Mexico University women’s squad. Still, the Zias were able to close out their campaign in style Saturday night, getting a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Megan Kabrick in rolling to a 75-56 Lone Star Conference South […]