Researcher studies ways to help cows bear more calves

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer An animal scientist’s research is exploring ways to save dairy farmers thousands of dollars a year by helping prevent miscarriages in cows. Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor Darron L. Smith said research suggests a “significant number” of dairy cattle pregnancies — 17 percent to 20 percent — are […]

New Rec Center leaders focus on improvement

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The new management team of the Portales Recreation Center is focusing on fun and improvement. Michael Doerr, athletic director for the center, and Andrea “Andy” Copenhaver, after school program director, want to see the center used by the community all day long, not just for children’s activities after school. […]

Local Briefs Nov. 23

PNT Staff Reports ENMU on fall break this week Faculty and students at Eastern New Mexico University will observe Fall/Thanksgiving Break this week. The university will be open and staff will work Monday-Wednesday. Classes will resume Dec. 1. Mayor’s Toy Drive continues The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop continues through Dec. 24. Police […]

Events Calendar Nov. 23

Sunday ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ — 2 p.m. Portales High School Performing Arts Center, high school production. Tickets $5. Monday ENMU Board of Regents — 10 a.m. ENMU Regents Room. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. To submit an item call 356-4481, ext. 33 […]

Analysis: Libertarianism is far from dead

By Alan W. Bock: The Orange County Register It’s almost enough to make you wonder whether the cause of individual liberty is lost. Shortly after the financial crisis hit, Jacob Weisberg, editor in chief of the online magazine Slate, wrote an article with the headline “Libertarianism is dead.” The burden of the piece was that, […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot […]

Zias rout UT-Permian Basin

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team will go as far as its shooting will taken them. The Zias rode a 10-for-22 performance from 3-point range and a solid defensive effort Friday night to a 69-51 win over Texas-Permian Basin at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore Cat […]

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Clovis man sentenced for molestation

Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for child molestation, according to the district attorney’s office. Nathaniel Allen Steward pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, court records show. According to a […]

Library News Nov. 23

The following books currently are available at the Portales Public Library. The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver. Deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table to investigate a 9-1-1 call at Lake Mondac. What she stumbles into is true horror, and she narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. In a […]

Dora School News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving schedule Monday — Full school day Tuesday — Students will be released early. High school will be on an abbreviated seven-period schedule. Lunch will be served. Buses run at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday-Friday — No school; have a great Thanksgiving! Sports Tuesday — Junior high (red) teams and varsity teams will host Grady, starting at […]

Elida School News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving holiday School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

PJHS News Nov. 23

Penny Wars end Student council sponsor Sara Bulls and Principal Steve Harris took more than 360 pounds of pennies, coins, and paper money to the bank last Friday. Tuesday the bank returned the final count of $1,213.62. The seventh grade collected a total of $665.96 with $260.41 in pennies. The official penny wars rules were […]

PHS News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving holiday PHS will be closed Wednesday-Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume Dec. 1. SAT, ACT exams Seniors interested in attending a four-year university after graduation must take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or the SAT. The next ACT will be given Feb. 7. Deadline to register is Jan. […]

Club Notes Nov. 23

RGH Auxiliary The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met Nov. 19. Members were given flu shots before the meeting. The minutes were approved as read. Treasurer Wanda Martinez reported a healthy balance in the gift shop with all bills paid. Gay Weese is starting a program of giving newly-admitted patients a cup with a balloon. The […]

Anniversary: Baugh

Marvin and Beverly Baugh of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters and granddaughters. The couple was married Nov. 29, 1958, in Topeka, Kan. Both are retired. The couple has two children and six grandchildren. The […]

Creative Living Nov. 23

Information on children’s books, creating a soothing home sanctuary, and making personal changes in our lives will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rowena Fullinwider, owner of Rowena’s Foods Inc. in Norfolk, Va., is not only a great cook and the head of a large food […]

AP source: Richardson likely Commerce pick

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson had emerged as a likely pick as Commerce Secretary, according to officials. Richardson was a rival of Obama’s for the Democratic presidential nomination last winter. He dropped out after the early contests, though, and soon threw his support behind the eventual winner. It was not […]

County’s teen smokers above state averages

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In a recent statewide study commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Health, 34 percent of Roosevelt County high school students admitted they smoked cigarettes — a rate much higher than surrounding counties. With such high numbers, it was important for Terry Teti, executive director for community resources, to come to Portales High School to […]

Ute Water Project reaches delay

Some delays are inevitable for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, such as in Washington, D.C. Some delays it would like to avoid, such as in Santa Fe. Authority members found out an omnibus bill that included authorization for the Ute Water Project will not be introduced in a lame duck session for the […]