Fireworks show moves to July 3

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The date for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Portales has been bumped up a day, according to an Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce official. The fireworks display outside Greyhound Arena will be held July 3, according to chamber officials. The pyrotechnic crew from Clovis, which has […]

Joe’s Boot Shop to host fourth calf roping

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent You can find events all over the country these days that consist of calf roping and only calf roping. Breaking apart from the traditional rodeo slate of competitions, much the same way bull riding has done, calf roping has carved out its own niche among cowboys looking to make some […]

Area residents sound off on health care issues

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Norma Rey Vazquez de Houdek does not advocate gun control. That is a political issue. She says she is concerned about the people issue. New Mexico ranks fourth in the nation for teen suicides, losing one person a day. “When we live in a state that is so diverse, […]

Rush declares for Dist. 63 rep

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PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County resident and fourth generation New Mexican, Matt Rush,

Local women have day out

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The fourth annual Woman’s Day Out at Greyhound Arena on Saturday wasn’t all rosy, although there were plenty of roses, along with lavender and lace, and spa and beauty products. The daylong event, sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, drew about 140 area women together under one roof. There, […]

Cruickshank fires fourth Zia no-hitter

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank threw what is believed to be the fourth no-hitter in Eastern New Mexico University softball history Saturday as the Zias blanked New Mexico Highlands 9-0 in the Bronze Bracket championship game of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. ENMU (13-8) beat defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City […]

2-17-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed in Roosevelt County’s Ninth Judicial Court recently. According to the documents: • Jason Chatterton, 32, was convicted of the charge of automobile burglary, a fourth-degree felony and was ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation with conditions and ordered to pay all court fines and fees. • Randy McBrewer, […]

1-20-08 District Court

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County 9th Judicial District Court. According to the report: • Felicia Ortega, 21, pleaded guilty to the charge of distribution of marijuana, a fourth degree felony and was ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation and to pay all court fines and fees. • Jesus Ornelas, […]

12-2 District Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Freddie Joe Dominguez, 25, pleaded guilty to the charges of Count I: Aggravated assault (deadly weapon), a fourth-degree felony, Count II: Possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon, a fourth degree felony, Count 3: Unlawful carrying of a firearm […]

Roosevelt routs Quay

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PNT Staff Report The rain, wind and lightning didn’t seem to be an issue for the Roosevelt County 9- and 10-year-old Little League All-Stars Monday evening as the Roosevelt County boys threw a two-hitter in shutting out the Quay County All-Stars 10-0 in four innings. “They all played good,” Roosevelt County All-Stars coach Carleton Casey […]

Roosevelt ousts American in 11-12 tourney

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — One swing of Will Murdock’s bat swung all the momentum Friday night at Beachum Field. Leading off the fourth inning, Murdock just missed Roosevelt County’s first hit of the night on a foul bloop down the right field line on the previous pitch. He then launched the next […]

Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash happens today

The Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash will begin at Greyhound Arena at 3 p.m., with music, barbecue and family activities followed by a fireworks display. The event is free for the public and will have prizes for children. Barbecue will be $8 for an adult plate and $5 for a child’s plate. Attendees will have […]

Hounds fare well at Albuquerque track meet

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team took multiple places in several field events in Saturday’s Don Kirby Memorial Invitational track meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. No team scores were kept. Freshman Steven Aragon led a 2-3-4-5 Greyhounds finish in javelin, throwing 190 feet, 2 inches. Two-time […]

April 22,1974

• A new two-compartment grain storage bin was erected at Worley Mills. The bin is capable of handling up to 50 tons of rolled grain. • The Portales Ramettes were the winners of the Tatum track meet, earning the team their fourth straight victory. • Floral bouquets ranged in price from $1.29 to $9.97 at Thriftway.

Ram track claims fourth in Lovington

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales Ram and Lady Ram track teams qualified more athletes for the state tournament and finished fourth in the Wildcat Relays in Lovington Thursday. Portales juniors Jacob Brady and Tyler Anderson joined senior Hunter Rackler (high jump) as state qualifiers. Brady qualified in the discus while Anderson qualified […]

Hounds tear up East Central

ADA, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team spread the offensive wealth around on Sunday and completed a four-game Lone Star Conference crossover sweep of East Central. Three-run homers by Derrick Kennedy and Troy Vaughan helped stake the Greyhounds to a 10-0 lead en route to a 12-8 win in the opener. ENMU, […]

Zia softball sweeps OPSU

Freedom Newspapers GOODWELL, Okla. — Junior Nicole Dickson pitched her third shutout of the season in the nightcap and freshman catcher Michelle Anderson homered in each game as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled to a 9-4, 14-0 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State on Tuesday. The Zias (17-16) moved over .500 by winning their […]

NMMI beats Rams at the buzzer

PNT staff ROSWELL — New Mexico Military Institute won a game of stall ball, hitting a layup with two seconds left to beat the Rams 37-36 in a District 4-3A matchup. NMMI outscored Portales four to two in the fourth quarter to hand the Rams their first district loss. With the Rams up by one, […]

Checkpoints lack intended effectiveness

By Freedom Newspapers “Opponents of sobriety checkpoints tend to be those who drink and drive frequently and are concerned about being caught.” That’s what Mothers Against Drunk Drivers says. And that’s correct, or as correct and logical as it is to say that only pornographers oppose obscenity laws, communists oppose blacklists and terrorists oppose the […]

Nov. 4: What a great day for a birthday

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers What do Walter Cronkite, Will Rogers, Laura Bush, Matthew McConaughey, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Doris Roberts, Ralph Macchio and yours truly have in common? We were all born on Nov. 4. Granted we weren’t all born in the same year, we were born on the same day, and during the […]