Fans notice Hounds’ winning ways

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By Christina Calloway and Eric Norwood Jr. PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The last time the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds won a conference football title, George W. Bush was elected president for the first time. Under second-year coach Josh Lynn, the Greyhounds (6-3 overall) are assured of their first winning season since 2004, and with […]

Lady Rams coach likes team’s chances

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Portales Lady Rams are looking to end a five-year “drought” when it comes to Class 3A state volleyball championships this weekend. The Elida Lady Tigers, meantime, are hoping to extend their Class B title run to four. Pool play is scheduled today in all classes at Rio […]

Costco wants peanuts back

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By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com The largest processor of organic Valencia peanuts in the country was so strapped for cash, its single largest customer — Costco — had to front it $20 million. And most employees didn’t get paid for their work in the final days before the Portales plant was shuttered last […]

City funds support economic growth

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A local group is using economic development funds to spruce up the Sands Shopping Center in Portales in an effort to attract new business to the area. The Portales City Council recently granted $70,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds for the Falcon Group, LLC, for improvements to […]

Veteran’s journey true example of sacrifice

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Like most children, Rick Fails and Janie Stokes consider their dad a hero. In this case, most of America would agree with the kids’ perspective. Alvin Fails, who was born in Milnesand and grew up in Portales, joined the New Mexico National Guard in 1941. He survived the Bataan Death March a few months later, […]

Four down, one to go for Hounds

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Win next week gives ENMU share of LSC title By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Another long losing streak for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team fell by the wayside on Saturday — this one in impressive fashion. Now the Greyhounds will bid to end another drought — as in Lone […]

Students weigh “going green” at preview day

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com While high school seniors have yet to take their final exams, they are already looking towards the future. Many seniors and their families spent Saturday seeing if those futures could be in Portales. They came in abundance to Eastern New Mexico University for Senior Preview Day. Parents […]

Seven vying for Little Miss Merry Christmas

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PNT staff There are seven contestants in this year’s Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The annual contest is a fundraiser for the white Christmas lights that are on display throughout town and on the Roosevelt County Courthouse during the holiday season. The contestant that raises the most money through donations collected by her sponsor and […]

Greyhounds counting on large senior contingent

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By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com If a preseason exhibition means anything, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team is ready for the regular campaign to start. That happens when the Greyhounds (12-15, 9-9 Lone Star Conference last season) face Missouri Southern at 6 p.m. (MST) today in the last of five games in the two-day, […]

A lifetime of collection for Portales couple

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Editor’s Note: This is the second profile in a monthly series on people and their collections. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas could be jokingly referred to as a couple of collectors or the collectin’ couple. The Thomas’ each have a collection of unique items, accumulated over a lifetime […]