Zias swept by East Central

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior libero Caitlin Murphy reached a milestone on Saturday, but East Central kept the Zias winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball action with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 decision. Murphy posted a match-high 24 digs, giving her 616 for the season and making her the third […]

Zias split games in home tournament

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There was more than one moment Saturday when Eastern New Mexico University looked like it was down for the count against East Central. Then things turned, the Zias held on after nearly blowing an 11-point lead in game 3 and the bounces went their way late in an 18-25, […]

Mother of four dies in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 22-year-old Clovis mother of four died in a single-vehicle crash Friday on U.S. Highway 60 east of Vaughn, according to state police. Suzanne M. Urioste died at the scene of the crash around noon, Sgt. Jason Waller said. Urioste’s 2-year-old daughter was flown to an Albuquerque hospital with skull fractures. Her […]

Lujan wins Democratic nomination, East gets GOP nod, in 3rd District

By DEBORAH BAKER ALBUQUERQUE — Public Regulation Commissioner Ben Ray Lujan won the Democratic nomination for a northern New Mexico congressional seat, while Rio Rancho contractor Dan East got the Republican nod. They will face each other in the November general election for the seat now held by Democratic Rep. Tom Udall. It’s expected to […]

Firefighters battle blaze west of Portales

PNT Staff Report Just before 4 p.m. Monday fire units from Portales, Floyd and Elida responded to a grass fire eight miles west of Portales that burned 300 acres along U.S. 70. Three fire units from Portales, five from Elida and four from Floyd contained the blaze in two hours, said Mickey Hargrove, Portales Fire […]

East Central edges out Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for the program’s first trip to the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament took a turn for the worse Sunday as East Central beat the Greyhounds 9-6 in the completion of a game suspended on Saturday by lightning and 13-7 in the regularly scheduled contest. […]

Wintry weather on way

The Associated Press The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch for Thursday night and Friday for New Mexico’s northwestern mountains. Lea County will be under a winter storm watch Thursday and Thursday night. The unsettled weather is being ushered in by a storm moving east from the California coast toward the Great […]

Hounds edge Tigers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter converted a backcourt steal into a layup with five seconds left Thursday night, capping Eastern New Mexico University’s rally from a 12-point deficit with under 14 minutes remaining for a 63-61 Lone Star Conference men’s victory over East Central at Greyhound Arena. Redman-Trotter scored a […]

Zias’ rally comes up short

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The young Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was poised for a stunning comeback Thursday night. Then East Central senior Lacey Goldwire put the rally to rest, scoring a clinching basket from the lane with 20 seconds left to secure the Tigers’ 62-58 Lone Star Conference women’s crossover […]

Shorthanded Hounds host East Central

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men have had their way with East Central in recent years. The shorthanded Greyhounds (3-8) hoped to continue that trend in today’s 7:30 p.m. clash at Greyhound Arena. ENM has beaten the Tigers seven times in a row dating to a January 2001. East Central […]

Parade, pageant to kick off holiday season

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band, Master Works, at […]

Christmas Light Parade set for Friday

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s likely the entire city of Portales will be looking for a sprig of mistletoe Friday night. That’s when the holiday season gets its kickoff with the Christmas Light Parade and the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The evening begins with music by Steve Davis’ band Master Works at […]

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 […]

Lady Tigers defeat Zia soccer squad

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — East Central’s Danielle Clark scored on a header off a corner kick early in the second half on Sunday, giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The loss was the third in four outings for ENMU […]

Hounds run over East Central

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — It was a matchup of ground game vs. air attack on Saturday night. Suffice it to say, the former dominated. Eastern New Mexico University compiled 488 yards on the ground, averaging nine yards a carry, and ran away from East Central 49-13 in a Lone Star Conference […]

Former area publisher promoted

Freedom Newspapers The Orange County (Calif.) Register named a newspaper veteran from Arizona as its new publisher Wednesday as N. Christian Anderson III prepares to leave after 27 years with the newspaper and its parent company. Anderson will leave the newspaper Sept. 15. He will be replaced by Terry Horne, publisher of the East Valley […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week. According to the reports: Saturday • At 3:26 p.m., a caller reported that her home had been broken into in the 1100 block of Leo Drive. • At 11:06 p.m., a caller reported that someone was knocking on her […]

Tornado weakened before hitting Clovis

Freedom Newspapers The March 23 tornado weakened before hitting Clovis, according to a National Weather Service tornado expert. Keith Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist with Albuquerque’s NWS, said the tornado was at its strongest about the time it hit Grande Vida Dairy on the Cacahuate Road nine miles east of Portales and as it was churning […]

Storm spotters alert area

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Storm spotters performed well on Friday night, according to local emergency preparedness personnel. Though the storm moved quickly through Roosevelt and Curry counties, a warning time of 15 to 20 minutes was available to the communities in its path. Roosevelt County Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Keith Wattenbarger said spotters include […]

Americans must support Saudi in newest endeavor

Editorial In recent weeks Saudi Arabia has taken on an uncharacteristically aggressive role in trying to stabilize the Middle East. While the interests of the United States and the Kingdom, as friends and foes call the regime in Riyadh, may not always coincide, the United States would do well to watch these moves with interest […]