Firefighting should be privatized

Thank you to all the firefighters who defeated the recent grass fires. They did an excellent job. Firefighting is an important task no matter what society you live in. It is a job that will always need to be done and be paid for. But is depending on government for this crucial service the best […]

Pot legalization needs to be taken seriously

Freedom New Mexico Proposition 19, an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, was soundly defeated in the November election after California’s political establishment, Democratic and Republican, came out strongly against it. We had concerns with a provision related to the ability of employers to combat marijuana use at the workplace, but we are […]

Portales Past: April 15, 1955

April 15, 1955: Barry Stone, a basketball and track star, had been selected president of the Portales High School student body. He defeated Kent Greathouse and Wynn Martin in what The Portales Valley News called “a lively campaign.”

Portales Past: April 4, 1950

April 4, 1950: Former mayor Floyd T. Kennedy was re-elected by Portales voters after a four-year absence. Kennedy defeated future New Mexico Gov. John Burroughs, 916 votes to 596.

Releasing records not private matter

By Ray Sullivan: FNM publisher Five years ago next month, New Mexico legislators defeated — for the second time in two years — a bill that would have set up an electronic portal the state declared would make public records more accessible. The bill died because it was poorly thought out and ambiguously worded. Those […]

Dora roper wins NHSFR short round

By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer Dora junior calf-roper Jessie Clark defeated over 160 other competitors in winning the short round late last month at the National High School Finals rodeo in Farmington. “It’s kind of a novel deal to see somebody make it that far,” Jessie’s dad Jerry said. “And to go and do […]

All-Stars continue to roll at state tourney

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars will take to the field once again against Carlsbad for a chance to advance in the state 10-11 Little League Championships. The All-Stars defeated Deming 13-0 Tuesday night in the fourth due to the run rule, said All-Star coach Sammy Villanueva.“We took the wind out of them early, […]

Oct. 31, 2007 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and anniversaries: Wednesday — Linda Rippee, Dave Nash and Sherry Fahrenkrug Thursday — Chay Chenault Upcoming events l Seniors meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck, 6 p.m.; games, 7 p.m. l The fire department meets 6 p.m. Thursday. l Lion’s Club meets 6 p.m. Monday, Community […]

October 17, 1986

• Doors opened at 1 p.m. for the 13th annual Peanut Valley Festival that was held on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. • The Elida girls volleyball team defeated the Tatum girls volleyball team in four games during district playoffs in Elida. • A fully furnished one bedroom apartment rented for $175.00 a month […]

July 18, 1977

• A “shu-fly” was completed around the 12 derailed freight cars at the Elida Crossing. The “shu-fly” allowed restoration of freight service on the Pecos Valley Branch of the Santa Fe Railroad. • Members of the Portales 13 year-old Babe Ruth All-stars defeated Jal-Eunice 15-5 during the district tournament in Portales. • Tuesday was double […]

June 17, 1980

• Bronco Billy, starring Clint Eastwood and Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta, were both showing at the Tower Twin. • In junior league girls softball, the Blue Jays defeated the Bobcats 21- 9 at Morrison Field. • A 19 ounce package of Oreo cookies was on sale at Gibson’s Discount Center for 99 cents.

May 8, 1981

• ”Every Which Way But Loose” starring Clint Eastwood was playing at the Varsity Drive-in Theatre. • The Portales Rams baseball team defeated defending state champs Deming Wildcats 6-4 during the opener of the Class AAA State Championships. • Country Flowers offered a spring arrangement in a wicker basket for $12.50.

Lady Wildcats double up Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Clovis Wildcat girls tennis team used a dominating doubles performance to charge a 6-3 team victory over the Portales girls Tuesday afternoon at the Portales and Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts. The Portales boys, however, defeated Clovis 7-2. Clovis girls head coach Billie Merritt was happy with […]

Zias fall in three games at Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers ABILENE, Texas —Erin Curry had 14 kills and Lauren Leone added 12 as Abilene Christian defeated Eastern New Mexico University 30-18, 30-25, 30-22 on Saturday in the Lone Star Conference South Division finale for both teams. Junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins had eight kills each for the Zias (6-26, 1-9 […]

Zias earn split, Macknicki earns award

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University defeated host Colorado Christian 30-27, 30-19, 30-23 late Saturday night to finish 2-2 in the Cougars’ season-opening volleyball tournament. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki recorded 14 kills and 14 digs for the Zias, while junior outside hitter Kari Adkins added 11 kills. Sophomore libero Kara Killian […]

Cinco de Mayo needs no justification

By Helena Rodriguez According to late night TV show host Jay Leno, “St. Patrick’s Day is the Cinco de Mayo for white people.” That had me laughing, but also nodding in agreement when Leno said this on TV in March. I just have to mention it now as we prepare for a big Cinco de […]

PHS tennis teams split Saturday matches

Freedom Newspapers Both Portales teams split a pair of home matches Saturday, moving them to 3-2 on the season. The Ram boys defeated Amarillo Caprock 7-2 in their opener, but dropped a 9-0 decision in the second match against defending Class 1A-3A champion Las Vegas Robertson. The Portales girls, meanwhile, defeated Robertson 8-1 and lost […]

PHS volleyball takes third at Roswell

PNT Staff Freedom Newspapers The Lady Ram volleyball team swept its pool and won two of three matches in bracket play for a third-place finish in the Zia Classic at Roswell this weekend. “I thought we did really well,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez said. “It was a great tournament for us.” After sweeping Pool D […]