Local students among 250 graduating Saturday at ENMU

By Tony Parra A select group of Eastern New Mexico University students have spent most of their academic lives in eastern New Mexico. With graduation Saturday, many will spread their wings and exit eastern New Mexico in search of a promising future. Some of the students who will be walking across the stage and receiving […]

Zias blow out Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]

No. 9 Rambelles cruise past Zias

PNT Staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore guard Ashley King recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday to lift Angelo State, ranked ninth in NCAA Division II, to a 61-42 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s game. King shot 9-for-11 from the field as […]

Residents have varying concerns on expansion

By Tony Parra FORT SUMNER — There are no major environmental impacts revealed from the Environmental Impact Study of the New Mexico Training Range Initiative to expand the airspace for Cannon Air Force Base, according to Brenda Cook, the project manager for the initiative. Cook and other CAFB officials held a hearing with members of […]

Nov. 9 Obituaries

Bonnie Cooper, 76 Bonnie Marie Cooper, 76, of Cathedral City, Calif., died Friday Oct. 22, 2004, in Palm Desert, Calif. She was born on June 14, 1928, in Rotan, Texas, to Samuel and Addie Cook. She moved to Portales at an early age. She graduated from Portales High School in 1948. She married Delbert Cooper […]

Nov. 3 Obituaries

Aaron LaRue, 17 Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, near Dora. He was born on Jan. 18, 1987, in Portales, to Donna and Larry LaRue. He has lived in the Arch community for the past 10 years. He attended school in Portales until high school. He was attending Dora High School. […]

Cook to stay with home team

Kevin Wilson Time will tell as to whether the middle and ending are similar, but Erika Cook has chosen to start her college years the same way she started her high school years — in Portales, alongside Laci Lee and Ashley Golden. Cook has signed on with Eastern New Mexico University to play basketball, where […]

Portales players prep for showcase games

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By Kevin Wilson For one, it’s a chance to revisit the past. For another, it’s a chance to determine a future. Two Portales High School seniors are preparing their first of two postseason basketball all-star games, starting this weekend at Canyon, Texas, and Albuquerque and ending in Las Vegas, N.M. this summer. Roni Gomez is […]

Lady Rams win state 3rd time in four years

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By Rick White ALBUQUERQUE — Three seniors synonymous with Portales girls basketball went out in style Friday as the Lady Rams captured their second-straight Class 3A state basketball and third in four years. Kassandra Richards finished with her second double-double of the tournament with 21 points and 10 rebounds and the Lady Rams pulled away […]

Seniors make final push for state title

By Kevin Wilson Erika Cook spent a good deal of her formative years in the Portales High School gymnasium. “I remember me and Roni (Gomez) coming when we were starting in sixth grade,” the Lady Ram senior said, “and we’d come to my sister’s practices.” For the past four years, she’s been the one practicing […]

Portales wins seventh-straight

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By Kevin Wilson The Ruidoso Lady Warriors had a first half that made an upset seem plausible. The Portales Lady Rams had a better second half, though, and they cruised to a 64-47 victory Tuesday night, securing a perfect regular season in District 4-3A. In winning their seventh-straight, Portales (18-4, 6-0 district) concentrated on pounding […]

Portales wins district opener at Lovington

By Kevin Wilson LOVINGTON — Erika Cook left the Lovington court Friday night with a smile and her hand in the air, holding up one finger. The game that preceded the gesture, however, was anything but a first for Cook and the Portales Lady Rams. Instead Cook, Roni Gomez and Kassandra Richards finished off a […]

Clovis cruises past Portales

By Rick White CLOVIS — Portales had no answer for Clovis’ inside attack. Twin posts Brittany Blackmon and Monique Walker combined for 34 points and 11 rebounds as Clovis manhandle the smaller Lady Rams in the paint en route to a 57-39 win Wednesday in the championship game of the Plateau Classic at Rock Staubus […]

Portales avenges earlier loss

Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — Erika Cook and Kassandra Richards have seen just about everything as teammates at Portales High School. It was that familiarity that helped them knock Rio Rancho into unfamiliar territory. Cook set up Richards for a late jumper from the baseline, giving Portales a 47-45 win over previously unbeaten Rio Rancho in […]

Former Portales officer woulded while on duty

Staff and Wire reports Staff and wire reports CARLSBAD — Two Carlsbad police officers were hospitalized Friday, one in critical condition, after being wounded in a shootout with a man they had been chasing. The man was killed in the shooting. Officer Susan Kym Redman, a 13-year veteran, and Officer Eric Jameson, a former Portales […]