Past deputies take issue with Gossett

Kevin Wilson Two former deputies with the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office agree that budget shortfalls are a problem within the department. However, they say that’s not why they left, taking issue with statements made last week by Sheriff Tom Gossett. Gossett said last week his department is underfunded and was a key reason why deputies […]

Cheatham plays quiet role in Ram offense

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By Kevin Wilson For a guy who’s 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, Portales senior Kevin Cheatham has been pretty easy to lose sight of, even as the cleanup hitter for a Rams that has scored 86 runs in seven games leading up to the Fighting Colt Invitational this weekend in Silver. The right fielder has no problem […]

Ceremony to honor Bombers

Kevin Wilson The Booth-Powell Bombers love softball, and they love Portales. Saturday gives them an opportunity to give their thanks to both. The 1966 Booth-Powell Bombers, a Portales fastpitch softball team that won the Cactus Region Tournament and advanced to the National Softball Tournament in Indianapolis, will be honored during an 11:30 a.m. pre-game ceremony […]

Four running for county commissioner

Tony Parra Tuesday was the last day for people to declare their candidacy for Roosevelt County positions, and one particular position received a lot of attention. There are four candidates for the District 2 commissioner’s seat: Harvey Teague, David Sanders, Charles May and George Martin. Incumbent Chad Davis decided not to run for re-election. Sanders, […]

Hounds ready for challenge

By Dave Wagner It took a couple of days, but Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan thinks the Greyhounds have recovered mentally from their disappointing first-round loss at home to Southwestern Oklahoma in last week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. The Hounds (20-8) hope to turn the unwanted down time into a plus […]

Senior post leads Zias into vital stretch run

By Dave Wagner Whatever happens this weekend, Eastern New Mexico University senior Jereena Bosket will end her basketball career at the school with an upbeat feeling. Bosket transferred to ENMU from Barstow (Calif.) Community College in 2002 and she, along with the team, struggled mightily last season. The Zias lost 14 of 15 games in […]

Zias’ stellar play vaults them to first

Dave Wagner PORTALES — There they were, picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division. Ho-hum, just another year of Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball. Don’t look know, but the Zias are in a three-way tie for the division lead heading into the stretch run, with wins over nationally ranked division […]

ENMU to mourn tragic death of former student

Darrell Maurina Co-workers and friends expressed shock and disbelief Monday, following the apparent suicide of Clovis Community College instructor William H. Windley Jr. Police said Windley, 32, of Portales, purchased a gun and ammunition on Friday afternoon at the Beaulieu Brothers Pawn City store in Clovis, then shot himself in the head in front of […]

Clovis senior is first signee for ENMU men’s soccer

By Rick White Dewayne Roberts has only scratched the surface of his potential as a goalkeeper, according to Eastern New Mexico men’s soccer coach Travis McCorkle. Roberts, who didn’t play organized soccer until this year, signed a national letter of intent with Eastern on Wednesday, one of at least 10 players expected to sign with […]

Few positions available for Greyhound football

By Dave Wagner Veteran Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott said the Greyhounds are in an unusual situation as national signing day approaches today — they don’t have that many spots available. ENMU normally signs about 22 players to national letters of intent, Elliott said, but will probably add only about half that […]

Dora teams eye first wins in District 3-1A

PNT Staff Prep notes The Dora Lady Coyotes (4-8) fell to the Fort Sumner Vixens 58-35 Tuesday in their District 3-1A opener. D’Shawn Pettigrew led the Lady Coyotes with 15 points. “She’s (Pettigrew) usually not our leading scorer,” Dora coach Bill Stockton said. “She’s usually our leading assister. Jaci Sant, Kassandra Clark and Jena Bilberry […]

Updated True Value almost twice as large

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Tony Parra The building used to be Shop n Save, and then it was Furr’s grocery store. Now Max Merrick, owner of True Value Trader Horn, has filled the building off of University Drive and Avenue D with everything from tile to lumber to tool sets fit for weekend mechanics. Merrick relocated True Value on […]

Portales church offers open forum on homosexuality adn the Bible

Darrell Todd Maurina Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales is sponsoring a different kind of Bible study: an open discussion inviting the community to reconsider what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. “Obviously the main purpose of doing this is to help the outreach of our church and to allow the good news of the gospel […]

Program helps students prepare for ACT test

Tony Parra High school students with schedules that include basketball practice, band and cheerleading are trying to make time to prepare for the American College Test, which can make or break a student’s acceptance into a quality university. “Time is one of the biggest problems in conducting tests and preparing for the ACT,” Thomas Tafoya […]

Area businesses get stocked for the holidays

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The days following Thanksgiving are traditionally known for holiday shopping — and area retailers are expecting no different this year. Store owners and retail managers are gearing up for the holiday rush by slashing prices on certain merchandise and having additional personnel on hand to handle the extra flow of customers. […]

Bo knows dedication

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By Kevin Wilson Sports are about winning, but they’re also about how one deals with falling short of expectations. Portales junior guard Bo Gabriel has had such a shot in two sports. In his second year of grade school, Gabriel had a skateboarding accident which chipped a front tooth. Nine years later, he has a […]

Greyhounds win season opener

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By Kevin Wilson Mr. Defense had a lot of offense, as it turned out, and the Greyhounds put enough of the little things for a season-opening victory. Coleman and junior transfer Jamal Washington had 18 apiece to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds, who closed out Incarnate Word at the free-throw line in a […]

Hounds integrate new players

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By Dave Wagner FOURTH-YEAR EASTERN New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is wary of putting much emphasis on Saturday night’s 106-58 exhibition blowout of the New Mexico All-Stars at Greyhound Arena. The competition, he said, will get a lot better. “We wanted to try to get the most out of every trip down […]

Motivational speaker to ‘sprinkle’ people with ideas

Helena Rodriguez Sprinklisms are set to come to Eastern New Mexico University tonight. That’s motivational speaker Jonathan Sprinkles’ way of inspiring audiences throughout the country. Sprinkles will present a series of workshops and lectures at ENMU today and Wednesday on L.I.V.E., his techniques for Leadership, Integrity, Vision and Excellence. Tonight’s workshop from 5-7 p.m. is […]

Greyhound football player dies in crash

Mike Linn He could make everybody laugh. He was always smiling. He was brutally honest. That’s how friends remember 19-year-old Eric Hodgest, a redshirt freshman linebacker on Eastern New Mexico University’s football team. Hodgest died early Sunday morning in a car crash on Interstate 40 in Amarillo. “This type of thing happening to somebody you […]