Animals contain surprises

The high-powered quarter horse mare had been to the breeding barn, and was bred to an outstanding stallion. Everything seemed fine. Maybe not. She colicked, and they ended up taking her to the veterinarian. He got that problem solved, and while he was at it he checked, and pronounced her “open,” no baby in there. […]

Vacation to ocean ended too soon

So as the wizard tells her the way to return to Kansas, Dorothy dutifully clicks together her heels and incants, “There’s no place like home … there’s no place like home … there’s no place like home…” Yet with a hint of wistfulness in her voice, for the magic of Oz that she is leaving […]

Lawmaker briefs residents on legislative session

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Freedom New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Roch, a Republican from Texico, met with 50 Tucumcari residents on Sunday to answer questions about the 90-day legislative session, which ended on Saturday. Roch said the budget, which passed on a 35-34 vote in the house, was not popular. Roch voted against it. “The state is expecting $5.4 […]

Hounds split, end losing streak

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Freedom New Mexico Two streaks ended in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Eastern New Mexico University put an end to its nine-game slide and posted its first conference win with a 4-2 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma behind senior right-hander Anthony Smith’s complete-game three-hitter. It also snapped the […]

Tucumcari standoff ends in man’s death

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A six-hour standoff with police ended with the death of a Tucumcari man Monday night. Officers initially responded to a domestic dispute report that ended when Daniel Gonzales, 56, prompted the use of deadly force, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric Garcia. No […]

Zias notch win over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University ended a six-match Lone Star Conference losing streak against Cameron on Saturday by sweeping the Lady Aggies 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand posted a double-double for the Zias (9-10, 2-4 LSC) with 11 kills and 13 digs, and she also had four […]

Recession may be over, but effects still linger

Freedom New Mexico Technically, the recession ended last year. So say experts who calculate such things. Most people probably didn’t notice. The national unemployment rate hovers at 9.6 percent. We imagine out-of-work Americans don’t feel a year removed from recession. Sales in many industries continue sluggish. In some industries, worse than sluggish. Those folks probably […]

At the half: ENMU leads Southern Nazarene 35-21

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Sophomore Wes Wood threw for 275 yards and five touchdowns to lead Eastern New Mexico to a 35-21 halftime lead over Southern Nazarene in a weather-delayed game at Blackwater Draw. The game was delayed three times by lightning and did not start until one hour and 45 minutes after its scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff. The […]

Military feature: Portales woman served on Navy destroyer

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales woman who works at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post served aboard a ship bombing Baghdad and traveled around the world during her time in the U.S. Navy. Christine Scharle, a Socorro native, was in the Navy from 2000-2004, and said it was a good experience. […]

Ag Expo comes to close

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The annual Ag Expo ended Wednesday with attendance slightly below last year, with icy road conditions the first day and a bleak economy. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon King said more than 3,000 attended, including 2,655 ticket holders and 450 vendors. A year ago, the Expo […]

United Way raises $514,694

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico campaign season ended with $514,694 raised in Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to a news release. The amount raised is 87 percent of the community-wide goal of $580,000 and is about $15,000 less than was raised last year, the release said. Of the $500,000 goal […]

Hounds pull out key win

Freedom New Mexico With a big rally down the stretch, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds ended a 10-game losing streak against Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M Wednesday night. Now ENMU will try to do it again on Saturday in Canyon, Texas. The Hounds trailed by nine points midway through the […]

Poor economy boosting recruitment

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Middle-class American youth are entering the military in significant numbers today, drawn by more competitive pay, a battered civilian job market and the buzz surrounding an improved GI Bill education benefit. The Department of Defense announced earlier this month that for the first time since the draft ended and the […]

Police: Pursuits based on safety

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico One recent police pursuit ended in the death of a 25-year-old Portales man. Another pursuit ended in the shooting of a Clovis man who led Texas police on an hour-long chase through Curry County. Police officials say the decision to pursue suspects is largely based on public safety. Curry […]

Causey turned to breaking mustangs when buffalo hunting ended

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By Ruth Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles about George Causey and buffalo hunting on the plains. In 1877, George Causey bought the water rights at Yellow House near the present site of Littlefield, Texas, and established a permanent buffalo hunting camp there. Yellow House, or Casas […]

Dora School News May 25

Summer break Dora School ended the spring semester on Thursday. Regular classes resume Aug. 11, for the fall semester of the 2008-2009 school year.

Children remembered

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Their lives ended at a tender age, but two Portales elementary school students will continue to be remembered thanks to the efforts of police and firemen. Friday Portales Fire Department and Portales Police Department members presented memorial benches in honor of Mireya Rascon and Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral Jr. to […]

It’s their job: Barbara Craig

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Barbara Craig Job: Owner, The Laundromutt — All Breed Pet Grooming Time on the Job: Starting her fourth year in business. Background: Before opening her business, Craig drove a school bus and did substitute teaching. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Taking care of dogs and cats, […]

Spilca too much for Lady Rams

PNT Staff In the end, a five-time state singles champion was the difference in making sure Portales didn’t become a three-time team champion over the weekend. Mariana Spilca claimed wins in both the singles and doubles category, giving Sandia Prep a 5-4 win over Portales for the Class 1-3A girls tennis title Saturday in Albuquerque. […]