Discretionary funding needs reconsideration

For the past few years, Bernalillo County commissioners have had their own pots of public money to pretty much use as they like — as long as it’s spent in “the public interest.” However, unlike the normal appropriations process, each commissioner can dip into his or her $50,000 “discretionary” fund for pet projects or organizations […]

Lady Tigers back in finals

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Clovis Media Inc. BERNALILLO — The good news for the Elida Lady Tigers is they don’t think they’ve played their best basketball in this week’s Class B state tournament, yet they’re ready to play for their second consecutive title. The top-seeded Lady Tigers overcame what coach Dan Howard called a “streaky” performance Friday to down […]

Care package effort mushrooms into larger outpouring

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It started innocently enough, as Eastern New Mexico University senior Lisa Hunter was just putting together a care package for a friend in Iraq a few weeks ago. “We were trading e-mails,” Hunter said, “and he told me there were guys in his company that didn’t ever get anything.” With […]

Rams can’t finish rally against Bernalillo

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By Dave Wagner ALBUQUERQUE — After losing twice to Portales by double-figure margins in late December and early January, the Bernalillo Spartans hardly looked like they were in position to defend their Class 3A title. Saturday, though, they returned the favor against the Rams and earned back-to-back titles for the first time in school history […]

Rams waltz past two foes in Shoot Out

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High Rams might have buried Bernalillo early Friday night, but they struggled to get shots down. Their problems, though, paled with what the Spartans were going through. Portales held Bernalillo to just four field goals in the first 23 1/2 minutes and cruised to a 55-37 win over the defending […]

PHS squads play at home today, Saturday

By Kevin Wilson With both Portales teams hovering around .500 coming into this weekend’s Portales Ram Shootout, the aim is to get some wins to start momentum. The teams coming in, however, provide little opportunity for either the girls or boys team to do just that. The inaugural tournament, which includes three defending state champions, […]

Rams thump defending 3A champs

PNT Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Junior guard Chris Adkins scored 11 points Wednesday to help the Portales High Rams claim fifth place in the 51st Stu Clark Tournament at New Mexico Highlands University with a 52-37 win over defending Class 3A state champion Bernalillo. PHS (6-5) took early control of the game, bolting to […]

Rams fall to No. 3 Bernalillo

Freedom Newspapers BERNALILLO — Three was not a good number for the Portales Rams on Friday night. Portales suffered a 65-55 loss to Bernalillo, ranked No. 3 in the Albuquerque Journal 3A Coaches Poll, thanks in large part to a 16-6 third-quarter edge for the host Spartans. Portales coach Mark Gallegos said the Ram defense […]

ENMU considers changing dorm to all-male residence

Tony Parra The days of women and men living in Lincoln Hall together may be over. Eastern New Mexico University is considering changing Lincoln Hall from a co-ed dormitory to all male. The move could be made because of the increase of male residents and not enough space to accommodate them according to Housing Director […]