Hounds sign forward

Freedom New Mexico Darsenio Carter, a 6-foot-6 junior forward out of Yuba (Calif.) College, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carter averaged 8 1/2 points and 4 1/2 rebounds a game last season, helping the 49ers to a 32-4 record, a Bay Valley Conference […]

Coby Carter not just fiddlin’ around

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A local fiddler is starting to make his name known and will play with some big boys this summer. Even more impressive, though, is that Coby Carter is only 12 years old. Coby recently took first-place in the 12-and-under division at the Bob Wills fiddle contest in Turkey, Texas, […]

Campaign against cancer

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Marilyn Carter won’t be on the floor of Greyhound Arena tonight when Portales’ Relay for Life gets under way. It’s the first time she’s missed since she was diagnosed with cancer. Carter’s spirit and drive will be there through the efforts of her daughter, Debbie Stenstrom, who has helped […]

Carter elected president of ENMU regents

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents named new officers at its regular meeting Friday morning. Outgoing board President Jay Gurley officially handed the gavel to his successor, Alva Carter. Gurley spoke about the productive relationship he has had with the university and specifically with ENMU president Steven […]

Commissioners hold Adobe Estates hearing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Residents aired drainage and traffic concerns about a proposed subdivision east of Portales at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. Commissioners convened a public hearing on the 58-lot Adobe Estates subdivision proposed by Alva Carter to be located one mile east of Portales city limits. Engineer Chad Lydick explained the […]

Builders going full speed ahead on new homes

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Planners and developers said the market for new homes in Portales is still strong and will get stronger as Cannon Air Force Base grows. Larry Combs of Combs Properties is in the early stages of putting in a 55-lot residential development adjacent to Western Skies, west of Greyhound Arena. […]

Karnival offers high-flying fun

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By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers Kites colored the sky above Doc Stewart Park Saturday and captivated the crowd below at Cannon Air Force Base’s fourth annual Kite Karnival. “At a good kite festival, you want color on the ground and in the air,” Bruce DeFoor, 52, of Ruidoso explained as he corrected terminology for an […]

Officials urge everyone to get flu vaccine

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer Following last year’s shortage, the supply of flu vaccine is plentiful during what health officials say is a mild flu season, so far. Health officials are urging everyone, particularly high-risk people, to get vaccinated. “The more people we can get protected now, the less likely the severity of the […]

College, elementary students join efforts for food drive

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Students from Valencia Elementary School recently collected 2,342 cans for the food pantry at the Community Services Center. Valencia student Amy Carter went above and beyond the call, donating more than 200 cans of food. According to Amy’s mom, Christie Carter, when Amy asked for money she thought her […]

Police up patrols for Halloween

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Halloween night will see an influx of local law enforcement agencies out on patrol in Portales to ensure the safety of area trick-or-treaters, according to officials. Officers from the Adult Probation and Parole office in Portales will be out during the evening to ensure that children do not visit […]