Portales sweeps Goddard

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In its last match against Goddard, Portales had trouble with the way it started. This time around, the Lady Rams opened strong and struggled at the finish, but the late struggles did nothing to spoil an otherwise easy 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 sweep Tuesday night at Portales High. The win […]

Volleyball team off to fast start

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer It’s a different feeling for Portales junior Morgan Erf to be a libero. It’s a different feeling for her and her Portales teammates by winning so much so early. A sweep Tuesday night at Goddard pushed Portales to 9-2 on the season, unfamiliar territory for Portales coach Ruth Chavez. […]

Portales spikers move to 8-2

PNT Staff After losing out on a pool play tiebreaker, Portales gained a new focus and swept the field in the consolation bracket of the Zia Classic in Roswell. Portales finished in a three-way tiebreaker with Lubbock Christian and Carlsbad, but got knocked to the consolation bracket on points. “We had a great tournament except […]

Refugees find temporary shelter in Albuquerque

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Hurricane refugee Lee Nions attended a job fair Thursday at the temporary shelter at Albuquerque’s Convention Center, but had a hard time finding work in landscaping because he doesn’t have a driver’s license. But by mid-afternoon, the 30-year-old from New Orleans was headed to a job with a landscaping […]

Rams take third in volleyball tournament

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor If the New Mexico Activities Association were to pull a surprise and announce that state volleyball match will be a best-of-nine format, consider Portales well prepared. Long matches created just that circumstance, as Portales had to play a pair of matches with a 15-minute break in the second day of […]

Lady Rams hungry for another shot at state

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT managing editor For all intents and purposes, the next state volleyball tournament for Michaela Alexander will be her first. She hopes it will end in her first state championship. “I see every girl going hard,” the senior outside hitter said of this year’s practices at Portales High, “and I think every […]

Libero usage may vary

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Kevin Wilson: Managing Editor The word doesn’t exist in a standard dictionary, but it has a meaning in volleyball. What that meaning is depends on who and when you ask. The word is libero, and it’s one that high school volleyball fans will be more familiar with as the sports season progresses. The libero is […]

Health fair scheduled for Roosevelt County

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Third Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration is set to keep Roosevelt County residents healthy in Portales just before the youth of Roosevelt County heads back to school. Professionals in health care will assist residents in any of their needs with check-ups and information to stay healthy. The […]

Rams looking for better season

Marc Schoder: PNT staff writer Portales football coach Glenn Johnson said that there are no excuses for the way his team finished last year and he plans to do things differently as two-a-day practices started for the Rams. “We are going back to working on the fundamentals of football,” said Johnson, “both teaching it on […]

Camp has Olympic presence

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By Kevin Wilson After playing volleyball on a collegiate and international level, it could be understood if high school players were unimpressive to Ruth Lowanson. However, that wasn’t the case as the incoming head coach of Angelo State University started the first day of the annual Portales Ram Volleyball Camp. “I think these girls are […]

University construction on hold pending BRAC

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A proposed 270-bed apartment-style building is on hold for now at Eastern New Mexico University. The university’s board of regents said Saturday they want to see what happens with the proposed closing of Cannon Air Force Base before moving ahead with the project. ENMU has partnered with Collegiate Development […]

Cross country members earn awards

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen and assistant Matthew Gordillo have announced winners of the inaugural Mike Boit Award as the program’s runners of the year. Award winners for 2004-05, based on their placings in cross country meets during the fall, were freshman Jason Garcia of Alamogordo for the men […]

4/26 Obituaries

R.L. Borden, 91 Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. R.L. Borden, 91, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 12, 1914, in Wheeler County, Texas, to Nellie and Bill Borden. He came to the Floyd community by covered […]

4/3 Obituaries

Jose Chavez Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis. Jose Horacio Chavez, 68, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was born on Sept. 20, 1936, in Santa Rosa, to Jose Lino and Estella Chavez. He married Celina Gonzalez on Sept. 19, 1953, in Clovis. He […]

Extravaganza expected to be big

Freedom Newspapers The 16th Annual Hartley House Extravaganza is expected to be “bigger and better than last year,” according to Debra Chavez, program director for The Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence. The event is at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Last year’s event raised around $10,000. Chavez hopes […]

Feb. 15 Obituaries

Conchita Sisneros, 86 Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Conchita Sisneros, 86, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at SCCI Hospital in Amarillo. She was born on Aug. 21, 1918, in Moriarty, to Maria and Marciso Chavez. She grew up in LaPalma. She married Casimiro Sisneros on Sept. 16, 1944, in […]

Fuel prices dropping during holiday season

By Mike Linn Virgil Helker fills up his gas tank twice a week for frequent trips to Tucumcari and Portales from his Clovis home. While his Buick LeSabre gets good gas mileage, a recent drop in gas prices in the area is saving him even more money. In Clovis, average prices for regular gasoline have […]

Woman arrested on charges of fake nursing license

By Mike Linn A woman who worked for more than two years as a nurse in Clovis was arrested Friday on charges she forged nurse licenses and embezzled from one of her employers. Jennifer Jenwah King, 33, is charged with embezzling $907 from La Casa Family Health Center, working as a nurse without a license […]

Floyd wins battle of unbeatens from Melrose

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By Eric Butler FLOYD — Jonathan Chavez wasn’t happy with the support his teams was getting so he marched over to the home stands and exhorted the faithful to stand up and cheer. TheFloyd senior gave the Broncos faithful something to holler about midway through the fourth quarter, hauling in a 10-yard touchdown lob from […]

Portales schools receive grant to fight obesity

By Laurie Stone The Portales Municipal School District has been awarded a $398,044 three-year grant through the U. S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). According to a pair of press releases, U. S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and U. S. Representative Tom Udall announced that three New Mexico schools and two […]