ACU pounds Hounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked Abilene Christian, so he decided to throw a few things at the Wildcats. Like an onside kick to start the game (it didn’t […]

Rambelles sweep Zias in LSC-South volleyball

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior Kimber Duncan collected match highs of 11 kills and 16 digs on Saturday as Angelo State posted a 25-14, 25-19, 28-26 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Angelo (11-7, 2-2 South) overcame a 2-0 deficit to take a 10-4 lead in […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked Abilene Christian, so he decided to throw a few things at the Wildcats. Like an onside kick to start the game (it didn’t work), a 2-point conversion off the […]

Area residents make sports connections with fantasy football

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Clovis resident Dan Booth was at the Cowboys-Eagles Monday night football game Sept. 14 at Texas Stadium. Booth is a die-hard Cowboys fan who wanted the Cowboys to win the game — but he also wanted Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook to have a big game. Such a scenario […]

Grant helps city, county prepare for disaster

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer City of Portales and Roosevelt County personnel said they benefited from a federal grant for vulnerability assessments in Roosevelt County. The equipment and training purchased through grant monies will be used to form vulnerability assessments teams in Roosevelt County, said Keith Wattenbarger, Portales and Roosevelt County Emergency Management Director. […]

Defense bill includes Cannon funding

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Troops would get a pay raise in a defense bill that Congress sent President Bush on Saturday. Even before passage, lawmakers had backed away from an election-season showdown with the administration over Iraq. Legislation approved by a voice vote in the Senate would increase pay by 3.9 percent, extend […]

Police seek homicide suspect

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police are seeking a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with Thursday’s double homicide. An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for Anthony Ray Casillas, charging him with two open counts of murder, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Gary Payne, 52, of Melrose, and Melissa Ward, 36, of Lubbock were shot […]

Local Brief Sept. 28

Hunter education classes offered Hunter education classes will be offered Oct. 10-12 at the Jake Lopez Community Center in Portales. Registration will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Cost is $5. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate or their Social Security card. Participants age 11 or younger […]

Events Calendar Sept. 28

Sunday Altrusa Home Tour — 2-4:30 p.m. Information or tickets: Frankye King, 356-4212, or Dianne Parker, 356-8234. Monday-Friday WPA Art Show — In the old jail on the fourth floor of the courthouse. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nicole Wilkening, 356-6662. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next […]

Losing documents results in ‘Catch 22’

By Karl Terry, Local Columnist Identity theft is a terrible thing but simply misplacing your identity isn’t a lot of fun either. My wife recently lost her purse containing her credit cards, driver’s license, Social Security card and approximately $5,000 in makeup. She said the loss of all of her personal information made her feel […]

Editorial: Debate shows few differences

From a political perspective, the big debate Friday night was probably a draw. Given that the electorate is nearly evenly divided on which candidate to choose, the debate results will only reinforce this indeterminate status quo. Republican John McCain had better answers on the economy. But Democrat Barack Obama had better answers on foreign policy […]

Oct. 1, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune reported that an almost complete skeleton of a bison was found in a borrow ditch alongside Kakawate Road. Dr. George Agogino of the Paleo-Indian Institute at ENMU oversaw the full excavation during the next two days.

Sept. 30, 1944

Portales Valley Sweet Potato Growers met to set a time for the opening of the curing houses, as the fair weather was guaranteeing a good crop that season.

Sept. 29, 1936

State Governor Clyde Tingley ran a letter in the Portales Tribune to the citizens of Roosevelt County stating that the county fair was a “splendid medium to call attention of the state and the Southwest to the great

Sept. 28, 1967

David Lead’s film adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s novel, “Doctor Zhivago,” was showing at the “Scientifically Cool” Tower Theatre, according to an advertisement in the Portales News-Tribune.

Sept. 27, 1951

“Hey Moms — Want to Park the Kids?” Gambles Funny Book Table ran an ad in the Portales Tribune encouraging parents to leave their children at the store where there were books for their enjoyment while the parents

Hounds get set for No. 4 Abilene Christian

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior nose guard Ronald Green says he enjoys a challenge, and he’ll get one in Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott when the teams open Lone Star Conference South Division play today at Blackwater Draw. The Wildcats (3-0), No. 4 in NCAA Division II, feature […]

Zias hold off Adams State

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Cruising towards victory, Eastern New Mexico University’s women suddenly found themselves fighting off Adams State. The Grizzlies, whose roster includes 18 freshmen, scored with less than six minutes left and then had some chances down the stretch. But the Zias were equal to the task and escaped with a […]

Hounds fall to CSU-Pueblo

Freedom New Mexico Grand Junction, Colo. — Robert Kinsey scored his ninth goal of the season as Colorado State-Pueblo beat Eastern New Mexico University 2-0, ending the Greyhounds’ four-game undefeated streak Friday in a non-conference match. Kinsey scored on header midway through the first half to put Pueblo up 1-0. Allan Chacon added an insurance […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with his blanket,” said his mother, Monique Garcia. “When you’d go to the grocery store, he’d say hi to everybody,” said Rachel Garcia, Thomas’ grandmother. The […]