Museum offers glimpse into state's history

A trip to the Western Heritage and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame(both in the same building) in Hobbs offers visitors a taste of New Mexico life during the pioneer days and life in New Mexico before New Mexico was even a state. According to museum employee Nancy Powell, the museum has exhibits on Native […]

Portales opens with sweep of Hobbs

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Rams volleyball team began the 2007 season with a three-game sweep of the Hobbs Lady Eagles at the Portales High School gymnasium Tuesday night. “I think it was a good start; we got all of our nerves out,” senior Bethany Self said. “We were just trying […]

Lady Rams suffer growing pains

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer History was made Saturday afternoon at the brand new Portales soccer complex as for the first time in several years, Portales fielded a girls soccer team. The inaugural game wasn’t exactly what the Lady Rams and first-year head coach Traci Sievers wanted though, as the Hobbs junior varsity scored […]

Glider makes unexpected stop

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A young Dora girl got a scare Thursday when she looked up and saw what appeared to be a crashed plane in a field just off Main Street in Dora. It turned out to be a glider that had to make an unscheduled landing. Dispatchers received a report by […]

Hobbs Lady Eagles outlast Portales Lady Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Hobbs senior shooting guard Samantha Acosta sank three of her five 3-pointers in the fourth period and led all scorers with 19-points, as the visiting Class 5A Lady Eagles beat Portales 65-49 Saturday night at Portales High School. The Lady Rams trailed Hobbs by 9-points at the half, but […]

Flying J Wranglers gallup into town

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Flying J Wranglers will ride into Clovis once again on Dec. 16 to perform a benefit concert at the Lyceum Theatre. For the second year in a row, the popular Western music group’s performance will benefit the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant, according to Joe Rhodes, owner of […]

Portales hosts tourney for girls teams today

PNT Staff Portales is holding a summer girls basketball tournament that starts today at 8 a.m. and runs through Saturday. Girls basketball teams from Hobbs, Roswell, Goddard, Texico, Capitan, Lovington and Portales high schools will be competing in the two-day event. Each day there will be 26 games held in the Portales High School gymnasium […]

Clovis beats Portales in third-place game

Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Jarod Kiser and Jordan Jacobs delivered two-run singles in a six-run third that lifted Clovis past Portales 9-0 in the third-place game of the Clovis Invitational summer baseball tournament on Saturday night at Bell Park. Emery Sierra tossed a two-hit shutout in a contest called after 4 1/2 innings because of […]

Missing PHS track girls are safe

By William P. Thompson: PNT staff writer A high school track meet at Hobbs was canceled Tuesday after two Portales female track athletes were reported missing. The two athletes left with friends and returned to the meet about two hours later, according to Hobbs school and law enforcement officials. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said […]

Obituaries March 8, 2006

Clodie Armstrong Hurley Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Clodie Armstrong Hurley, 87, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, in Albuquerque. She was born March 12, 1918, in Wayne, Okla. She and her family came to Clovis when she was 13. A Clovis High School graduate, she lived in Clovis for 65 years and […]

Lady Wildcats capture district championship

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Despite a nine-point cushion at halftime, Clovis High girls coach Miles Watters was convinced the Lady Wildcats could play better. Clovis turned up the defensive heat in the second half, holding Hobbs to 12 points until the final two minutes and finished 56-38 win on Friday night at Rock Staubus […]

Wildcats fall to Hobbs in overtime

Freedom Newspapers HOBBS — Senior Austin Turner scored 33 points and hit six counsecutive free throws in the final minute of overtime, lifting Hobbs past Clovis High 96-94 in the District 4-5A and regular-season finale for both teams Friday night. Despite the loss, the Wildcats (16-8, 3-1 district) were already assured of the regular-season title. […]

Hobbs holds off Portales, 42-41

PNT Staff A solid effort wasn’t enough for the Portales Lady Rams to score an upset on the road against Class 5A Hobbs. The host Lady Eagles rallied late for a 42-41 victory. “We played pretty solid,” Portales coach Brenda Gomez said. “We had turnovers in some bad spots.” Hobbs, which scored six of the […]

Oct. 16 Weddings

Hobbs/Andrade Julie Marie Hobbs of Portales and AJay Joseph Andrade of Portales, were joined in marriage July 23, 2005 at First Baptist Church of Portales. The Rev. Mark Butler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Derald and Vickie Hobbs of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin Hobbs and Pearl Green […]

Aug. 17 Obituaries

Johnny Curtis Services: Have been held. Johnny Mack Curtis, 57, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 11, 1948, in Hickory, N.C., to Cloyd and Mamie Curtis. He married Pauletta Guss on Dec. 26, 1967, in Portales. He was the store manager at Bunk’s Feed Barn for more than 23 […]

Compadres, padrinos make for big, happy family

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My daughter Laura has a new set of godparents, or a new madrina and padrino, as we call them. And in the process, I guess I’ve got myself a new set of compadres. Last Sunday, my uncle and aunt, Manny and Matilda Ortega, drove from Hobbs to serve as sponsors […]

Rams fourth in Hobbs Invitational

PNT Staff HOBBS — Eighth-grader William Archibeque shot 40-38 — 78 and placed fourth in medalist competition Monday as the Portales High boys opened their season with a fourth-place finish in the Hobbs Invitational golf tournament. Portales shot 336, finishing nine strokes behind runnerup Hobbs. Clovis, which had the top two individuals in Guillermo Chavez […]

Lady Rams take team title in Roswell meet

PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales High’s girls swept all 10 doubles matches and edged Hobbs on a tiebreaker for the team title of a six-team invitational tournament Friday and Saturday, hosted by Roswell High. Portales and Hobbs each finished with 15 wins in 20 matches, but the Lady Rams won the head-to-head competition 3-1 for […]

3/13 Obituaries

Raymond Swopes, 74 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Raymond Durwood Swopes, 74, of Roswell, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at his home in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 24, 1930, in Melrose, to Edna and Walter Swopes. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1939. From 1949 until […]

PHS softball team fourth in Clovis

PNT Staff CLOVIS — The Portales High softball team opened its 2005 season Saturday in Clovis High’s six-team Lady Wildcat Invitational, losing to rival Lovington 7-6 in the tournament’s third-place game. The Lady Rams split a pair of morning games in pool play, losing to Hobbs 4-1 before coming back to beat Las Vegas Robertson. […]