Lady Rams open Shootout by blowing out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With another contest about 20 hours away, Portales’ first unit did more than enough Friday night to save energy for Saturday. Morgan Hill had 18 points and Briana Hernandez 16 in three quarters, and Portales rode an early 14-2 start to come away with a 54-39 victory over Kirtland […]

Food bank prepares to collect items

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is asking Clovis residents to leave out more than their trash today. Volunteer drivers will cover Clovis looking for bags of non-perishable food by mailboxes and curbs, for the food bank’s third annual holiday canned food drive, according to Food Bank director Nancy Taylor. […]

Melrose sweeps past Dora

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer DORA — Melrose wanted to be less afraid to make mistakes. Dora made enough errors on its own to ensure that Melrose’s errors didn’t matter. The visiting Lady Buffs were far from perfect, but jumped out to big leads and rode them to an easy 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 win […]

Portales prepares for flu vaccine

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Many health providers in Portales are anticipating having enough flu shots go around this fall and are hopeful to begin receiving shipments for the general public in late October and early November. Carol Morgan, nurse manager for the public health office in Portales, said she is hopeful of having vaccines […]

Cannon advocates prepare for future endeavors of base

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The window of opportunity for Cannon Air Force is ever-growing. That’s the message Randy Harris, one of Cannon’s most loyal supporters, walked away with Monday after participating in two separate telephone conferences. “The bottom line is excitement,” said Harris, member of a subgroup nominated by the Cannon advocate group Committee of […]

4/10 Local Briefs

Elida makes preparations for centennial in 2007 The Elida community is preparing for its 100th anniversary in 2007. Community members are seeking to find pictures that can be used in the publication of a memorial book. Pictures for an of the schools that consolidated with Elida as well as pictures and information of general interest […]

April 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand community is sponsoring its annual prairie chicken dance festival this weekend from Friday to Sunday. The sign-in on Friday night at the community building. This is usually the biggest event of the year for the community and Country Junction Store plan to the up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings […]

Gay Kernan guest column

Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. The pre-kindergarten initiative presented by the governor and lieutenant governor has been trumpeted as a solution to many of the problems we face […]

Applying early for college has benefits

By Ryan Lengerich Clovis Christian School senior Andrew Hertel has a plan for college. He wants to study law at Texas Tech University. He has taken his ACT, a standardized test used by many colleges. He is visiting the Lubbock campus today. Only one thing remains — filling out the application. “I don’t even know […]

County clerk’s office full of early voters

Staff and Wire reports Staff and wire reports About 20 percent of Roosevelt County’s registered voters have already weighed in on the 2004 general election, assistant county clerk Janet Collins said Wednesday. She said 2,400 voters had either cast their ballots or requested a ballot by mail as of Wednesday night. The county has 11,591 […]