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 […]

Portales blows past Ruidoso for district title

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Portales Lady Rams expect to get one of the top two seeds in next week’s Class 3A state volleyball tournament at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center. If they play like they did on Thursday night at the Ram Athletic Center, they could well be in the […]

Turkey dinner family tradition

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales residents know it’s the first Thursday of November when they smell the aroma of turkey wafting from the First United Methodist Church on U.S. 70 and Avenue C. In its 60th year, organizers and church members say the Turkey Dinner and Bazaar represents tradition, community and extended […]

Students remembered in vigil

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Losing a loved one is never easy, but the pain was eased for those who knew and loved Padyn Reanell Hughes and Adrienne Trujillo on Wednesday night. A memorial service was held for the two Eastern New Mexico University students who were killed in a car accident […]

Zias have definite local flavor

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By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Don’t put too much stock in a 21-point exhibition loss at Grand Canyon on Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. The Zias, under first-year coach Joshua Prock, also hope to prove wrong the Lone Star Conference preseason poll, which has them finishing […]

Director: Show aligns with Portales

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University Professor Jon Barr is bringing a story about a girl’s attempt to escape a hard life by becoming a famous soccer player to the University Theatre Center’s Main Stage. “Guapa” has a message that Barr believes everyone can relate to, but will also show […]

Pair of new Portales officers introduced

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By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Interim Portales Police Chief Pat Gallegos and City Manager Doug Redmond introduced the Portales Police Department’s two newest staff members at Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting. Daniel Narvaez and Calvin Tayler graduated from the Farmington Police Academy the end of September and have been in field training since, […]

Two ENMU students die in rollover (update)

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Adrienne Trujillo was a caring person with a goofy side who wore her heart on her sleeve, according to family and friends. Padyn Reanell Hughes was outgoing and always having a positive outlook on life. The two Eastern New Mexico University students were killed Sunday evening after being […]