Area schools get upgrade

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer For some area students and teachers, the second half of the school year will bring some new changes, as Brown Early Childhood Center and Dora schools open up new additions at their schools. Dora schools are getting set to be completely up and running in the new addition of […]

Small fires extinguised at home, school

Freedom Newspapers Clovis Fire Department firefighters extinguished small fires Friday at a Clovis school and residence that caused no injuries, according to officials. An electrical fire about 11 a.m. at Marshall Junior High School caused by a malfunctioning stove was put out with a fire extinguisher, according to Clovis Fire Department Public Information Officer Karen […]

Killer Bees permanent addition to local area

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Africanized honeybees, or killer bees as they are commonly known, are here to stay, according to officials. With a little education and a keen sense of the surrounding area, area residents can co-exist with the insects in relative peace, according to Carol Sutherland, an entomologist with New Mexico State University’s […]

Fuel spill causes evacuations

By Sharna Johnson:Freedom Newspapers About a dozen homes and businesses had to be evacuated and vehicular and train traffic curtailed Wednesday morning in Texico after a tractor-trailer overturned and spilled about 6,000 gallons of fuel, officials said. The tanker, carrying gasoline and diesel fuel, rolled over about 8 a.m. at U.S. 60 and State Street, […]

Brown Early Childhood to have more space for expected higher enrollment

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” and at L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales, there will be more room for learning during this critical stage. When pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students begin filling the halls on Aug. 21, there will be […]

Obituaries for June 10, 2006

Gary Don Burns, 46, of Clovis, and formerly of Roswell, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Feb. 23, 1960, to Robert (Bob) and Dorotha Burns in Roswell. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1978 and worked at Xcel Energy for 22 years. He was preceded in death by his father […]

Wind gusts measured at 75 mph on Thursday

By Sharna Johnson Southerly winds sand blasted the area Thursday, blanketing the sky with a coffee with cream hue and making driving difficult and life generally miserable. However, one local business manager didn’t seem to mind. “We love bad weather,” said Anna Cardonita, general manager of Domino’s Pizza on Prince Street, even after the wind […]

Wolverines top Dora, seek 3-peat

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers The Texico Wolverines are on the verge of their third straight EPAC championship. With 19 points from Aaron Vaughan, Texico held off Dora 55-39 in the semifinals of the EPAC tournament Friday at Greyhound Arena. “We played well as a team,” Vaughan said. “We got it down on the inside […]

Rams, Colts trying to get back into 4-3A race

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer If there has been a closer district battle for Portales over the last four years than New Mexico Military Institute, one would be hard-pressed to find it. The Colts and Rams have alternated as winners each of the last four years, and the road team has won the last […]

6/2 Obituaries

Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr., 90 Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clovis. Dr. Allan L. Haynes Sr., 90, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Morgantown, Ky., to Alonzo Lucien and Meriam H. Gillen Haynes. He received his medical degree […]

Portales hit hard by Cannon’s spot on BRAC list

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Friday the 13th of May was certainly a horror story for supporters of Cannon Air Force Base, as Portales residents learned that CAFB is one of 33 bases on the Base Realignment and Closure Commission list. While some were shocked and imagining worst-case scenarios, others hope the story can […]

April 20 Obituaries

Rodney Wayne Burns Sr. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis. Rodney Wayne Burns Sr., 69, of Clovis, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Clovis, to Matt and Elva Burns. He married Diane Curry Hays in 1983. He graduated […]

Portales receiving second Dollar General store

By Tony Parra Discount store executives looked at Portales as a market to bring in their stores and in January the second Dollar General store will go up within the last 11 months. The new Dollar General store will be located at 1015 W. 2nd Street by the Movie Gallery video store some time in […]

Rams rush into district season

By Dave Wagner If you believe the Associated Press poll, the Class 3A state football champion is highly likely to come from District 4. The top four teams in the AP rankings — New Mexico Military Institute, Ruidoso, Portales and Lovington — are all in that district. They start knocking heads Friday night with NMMI […]

Awards to help seniors make transition

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By Tony Parra Portales seniors are winding down their high school careers and for some the finality hasn’t hit them yet. Not even after the Academics Assembly, which took place on Friday. “I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been able to soak it all in,” Amy Archibeque, Portales senior and facilitator of the academic […]

Dry winds spark fire season for High Plains

Darrell Todd Maurina Many New Mexicans watched in shock this summer as the scenic Rio Grande bosque passing through downtown Albuquerque caught fire and threatened the city. Similar fires in California didn’t just threaten but actually destroyed many structures and killed some residents. Local fire officials warn that it’s now the season for fires on […]

Rams go out with dominant win

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Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Without the pressure of playoff possibilities and with any spoils of victory limited to what transpired on Colt Field, the Portales Rams had one of their most dominant performances in recent memory. The Ram offense controlled the ball and the defense controlled the field in a 39-0 rout over New Mexico […]

Rams can still impact playoff race

By Kevin Wilson One team will look for a chance to extend the 2003 football season tonight, the other a chance to build momentum for 2004. The Portales Rams represent half of the playoff equation in District 4-3A in the 7 p.m. battle at New Mexico Military Institute, but only in the respect that Portales […]