ENMU sophomore Chase Kyser proves lack of size doesn’t matter

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Dave Wagner Chase Kyser wasn’t necessarily high on Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo’s radar screen two years ago. He just kept hearing about the then-Roswell Goddard senior. Eventually, Ribaudo went to see him play and came away impressed. “I just thought he was a different kind of player,” Ribaudo said of the […]

Youth, lack of size no factor for barrel racer

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Shelby Spielman isn’t one to let her relative lack of size bother her. Nor her age. The 13-year-old from Dalhart, Texas, has shown herself to be one of the top competitors in this weekend’s Double Dash barrel racing competition at Curry County Events Center. Spielman turned in the sixth-best time […]

Officials at odds over lack of new businesses

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Argen Duncan The national credit crunch is affecting Portales, although opinions differ on how. Several local businesses — Papa Murphy’s, Movie Gallery and La Hacienda — have closed their doors for different reasons during what Roosevelt County Community Development Director Greg Fisher calls a tough time for retail. In addition, Fisher believes strict credit requirements […]

Commander: Lack of housing could affect future missions

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Gabe Monte and Jenna Zamie The highlighted area indicates an area around Cannon Air Force Base with a roughly 60-minute drive time, where personnel can seek housing. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections When Cannon Air Force Base reaches full capacity in about five months, communities outside Clovis and Portales may figure […]

Commissioners agree to look into ditch solution

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Roosevelt County Commission has agreed to investigate options for making a deep dip at a county road intersection safer. About 10 residents who live near Roosevelt Roads 6 1/2 and Q 1/2 complained to commissioners Tuesday about teenagers speeding through the dip for thrill rides, a lack of […]

Commissioners discuss lack of subdivision oversight

By Karl Terry One Roosevelt County commissioner questioned why the county was bothering to approve subdivisions if they didn’t have authority to enforce the covenants and rules they provide. During Tuesday’s regular meeting, Commissioner Gene Creighton told his fellow commissioners of a complaint he had received from a resident about a calf operation in the […]

Lack of education often results in firearm mishaps

Master Sgt. Edward Story, Jr. In the last year, two Airmen from Cannon received gun shot wounds while cleaning their firearms. Both incidents resulted from negligence and lack of familiarity with their weapon. Fortunately for the individuals, no life threatening or long-term injuries were sustained. These mishaps are instant reminders of the importance of knowing, […]