Local Brief Sept. 18

Peanut Field Day set for Monday The Agricultural Science Center of Clovis will have its annual Peanut Field Day on Monday. Registration will be at Eastern New Mexico University Farm-Portales from 8-8:30 a.m. followed by opening remarks. A tour led by Paxton Payton, a physiologist for the USDA-ARS cropping systems research lab in Lubbock, will […]

Events Calendar Sept. 18

Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents Room, ENMU. WPA exhibit opening reception — Noon-5 p.m. District courtroom, courthouse. Photo 76 opening reception — Investments Out West Fine Art gallery, 113 W. Second St. Tuesday City Council — 5 p.m. Work session. Discussion of water reuse and desalination. City Council — 7 p.m. […]

Sept. 22, 1970

Portales News-Tribune reported that a 16-year-old was arrested after being seen driving a stolen car. A police officer followed the car, and after the driver did not respond when the he signaled to pull over, the officer headed him off at the ENMU campus.

Sept. 21, 1933

Coyotes had become a problem to area farmers, and an editorial in the Portales News-Tribune suggested poisoning them. “A systematic poisoning of these pests would save the poultrymen and livestock interests many thousands of dollars,” it read.

Sept. 20, 1966

An automobile accident occurred between a Dora school bus and a pickup truck north of Causey on a foggy morning. There were no children on the bus and no injuries were reported.

Sept 19, 1958

The Portales High School Ram Marching Band was to perform a half-time performance at the Portales-Clayton football game with the theme “Salute to the Service Clubs,” because the local clubs helped raise money for new uniforms.

Sept 18, 1974

The Portales News Tribune reported that two men, one a student from ENMU, entered guilty pleas before District Judge James C. Compton on grand jury indictments for selling marijuana.

Sept. 17, 1948

An ad in the Portales Daily News for “Johnny Rose’s Western Band,” which would be performing at the Roller Rink, stated that “Young and old alike enjoy dancing to real Western music.”

Hounds earn tie with UT-PB

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Freedom New Mexico Twenty seconds away from victory, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had to settle for a 2-2 double-overtime tie against Texas-Permian Basin Tuesday at the ENMU pitch. Sophomore midfielder Edgar Bear scored his first goal of the season and added an assist later for the Greyhounds (1-1-1), who played to […]

Cowgirls sweep Zias

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Ashley Murray collected 11 kills and Kristina Petty added 10 kills and four aces Tuesday night as New Mexico Highlands posted a 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Zias (4-11) were competitive in the middle game, but Highlands (5-5) dominated the first and third […]

Property taxes going up in county

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Portales residents will see a 3 mill increase on their 2008 property taxes. Other Roosevelt County residents will see a rate increase of 1 to 2 mills. Taxes on a $50,000 home will jump from $408 to $456, according to Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Assessor Royene Tivis. A mill […]

Cannon implements energy-efficient measures

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico It may take one bulb at a time but Cannon Air Force Base officials are attempting to cut its energy consumption. Cannon on Tuesday launched the Energy Star Operation Change Out, a national military campaign to reduce energy use by replacing about 1,053 light bulbs with compact fluorescent light […]

ENMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

PNT Staff Report The Hispanic Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University is holding 20 events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Multicultural Affairs Director Diana Cordova believes it is important for individuals to learn the history behind other cultures. “The more we understand each other,” she said, “the better we are going to synergize […]

Local Brief Sept. 17

PNT Staff Report Hospital offers smoking cessation Roosevelt General Hospital is holding its second free eight-week Smoking Cessation class starting Oct. 7. The class from 5:15-7:15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Roosevelt General Hospital. Class instructor Laura Murdock and her assistants, Bill Rice and Jessica Meeks, are trained by the New Mexico Medical Review Association […]

Events Calendar Sept. 17

Wednesday AARP — 2 p.m. in the board room of the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way. Tony Gennaro will present a program on birds of Portales. The meeting is open to interested community members. Information: Mercedes Agogino, 356-8709. Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents Room, ENMU. WPA exhibit opening reception — […]

Zias routed by West Texas

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Zia soccer team began its Lone Star Conference schedule with a 7-1 loss to the defending LSC champion West Texas A&M Lady Buffs Monday afternoon in Canyon, TX. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Zias (3-4, 0-1 LSC South), while the Lady Buffs are […]

Lady Buffs snap Zias three game win streak

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Zia soccer team began its Lone Star Conference schedule with a 7-1 loss to the defending LSC champion West Texas A&M Lady Buffs Monday afternoon in Canyon, TX. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Zias (3-4, 0-1 LSC South), while the Lady Buffs are […]

University searches for “Heroes”

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Fingers were flying and wannabe rock stars were strumming at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom in a Guitar Hero video game student tournament Monday night. Guitar Hero is a musical video game with a guitar-shaped controller that allows the player to simulate playing well-known rock songs by […]

Roosevelt County crews help out with Ike’s effects

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Three Roosevelt County emergency medical technicians are scheduled to return soon from aiding in the Hurricane Ike recovery effort.

Savage Storm uses big third quarter to beat Hounds

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Shut out through a half, Southeastern Oklahoma scored four times in the first 10-plus minutes of the third quarter Saturday and the Savage Storm went on to a 29-14 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Wide receiver Daniel Nichols caught seven passes for 166 yards […]