Two city council races contested

PNT Staff Report Two of the four Portales City Council races in the March 4 municipal election will be contested. In Ward B, incumbent Gary Watkins is being challenged by Michael Martinez. The race for the Ward D council seat is a little more crowded, with incumbent Michael Miller along with Keith Thomas and Eddie […]

It’s their job: Michelle Miller

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Name: Michelle Miller Job: Part-time fiber optic sales representative at Yucca Telecom Time on job: Two years Background: Miller has lived in Portales her whole life and currently attends Eastern New Mexico University. She’s worked at a snow cone stand and also at The Buckle in the mall in Clovis in the past. Job description: […]

Fundraiser organizers host kickoff party

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer To remember, celebrate and fight back is the purpose behind the 2008 Roosevelt County Relay for Life. Organizers, students, parents and survivors gathered in support of the upcoming relay during a kickoff party held on Tuesday night in the Portales High School cafeteria. “Cancer happens everyday in every community,” […]

Commissioners hear street financing options

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Public Works Director Tom Howell gave a presentation to the Portales City Council Tuesday on alternatives for stepping up the scope of street projects which councilors have recognized in previous meetings, are falling behind. His presentation outlined three possible ways of financing more street projects in an attempt to […]

Lobbyist: Health care hot topic for 2008

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A lobbyist for the Roosevelt County Commissioners believes health care will be at the forefront of next year’s 30-day legislative session. Mike Miller of Portales told commissioners Tuesday indigent funds and health care reform are possibly the biggest things to watch out for in 2008, but he is doubtful […]

Councilors voice dissent over smoking ordinance

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Portales officially went smoke-free Tuesday but did so over the objections of three city councilors. A formality after the state legislature passed a law prohibiting smoking in public places, the Portales City Council adopted a new smoking ordinance in line with the state law at its regular meeting Tuesday. […]

Sept. 2 Anniversaries

Miller Edward and Nancy Miller of Portales celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. The couple were married Sept. 2, 1967, at the First Presbyterian Church in Portales. They have two children and four grandchildren. He is employed as an engineer at KENW and she is retired from Eastern New Mexico University.

April 10, 1970

Two Eastern New Mexico University students were involved in an accident at the intersection of South Avenue K and West Fir. John M. Balas and Deborah Miller sustained minor injuries when they motorcycle they were riding collided with a car driven by Henry Phil Marquez. The Friday-Saturday-Sunday special at Pizza King was a 12 inch […]

Survivors get support at relay

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer She surpassed the odds in the control of her cancer and served as honorary chairperson of the annual Relay for Life charity event for the American Cancer Society Friday and Saturday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Bethany Harenberg, a 19-year-old Eastern New Mexico University sophomore, was diagnosed with melanoma […]

Program aims to curb DWIs for Cannon

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers With the holidays in full swing, an organization at Cannon Air Force Base is gearing up to curb drinking and driving. By offering free rides without consequences to airmen who have been drinking, members hope to keep partiers from getting behind the wheel. Airmen Against Drunk Driving works to save […]

Deactivation of 27th Wing tough pill for some

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The sleeves of his stiffly starched camouflage uniform are adorned with two stripes. The navy blue double lines identify Coty Miller as an Airman first class in the U.S. Air Force. Miller, 20, who enlisted in the Air Force shortly after graduating from high school in Florida two years ago, […]

2006 Air Expo at Cannon thrills large crowd

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — There was something for everybody at Saturday’s 2006 Air Expo. Cannon 1st Lt. Robert Palmer, 28, was intrigued by the vintage planes, including the MIG-17s. “I’m kind of a World War II nut so it’s kind of special when you get to see these […]

New job skills test offered

By William P. Thompson A new federally funded job skills assessment test is now available to Portales and Roosevelt County residents at the New Mexico Workforce Connection (formerly the One Stop Career Center) on FIrst Street in Portales. Trina Miller of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments told Roosevelt County Commissioners about the tests at […]

Obituaries for April 2, 2006

Elaine Marie Whitaker-Miller Services: Will be held at a later date. Elaine Marie Whitaker-Miller, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born April 19, 1939, to Harold and Iva Livermore, she lived in Newberry Springs, Calif., for eight years and retired from Desert Springs RV Park in Daggett, Calif. […]

Offensive line big focus for ENMU this spring

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With four starters to replace from a year ago, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is trying to sort things out in its offensive line during spring drills. Offensive line coach Draco Miller said the Greyhounds are making progress as they head into the final week of spring work. “Every […]

Movie ‘Glory Road’ got it wrong

By Jesse Wolfersberger The Disney movie “Glory Road” paints an inaccurate picture of 1966 Eastern New Mexico University, school officials said on Wednesday. The movie is about Texas Western College (now the University of Texas-El Paso) and its head basketball coach Don Haskins during the 1966 season, when they became the first team with five […]

Largent turning into a good fit for Hounds

By Dave Wagner When approached last spring by Eastern New Mexico University men’s assistant coach Mark Murdock about the possibility of coming to the school to play basketball, Tristan Largent did a bit of a double-take. Playing for Garrett College in McHenry, Md., Largent wasn’t a player on Murdock’s radar when he went to scout […]

Miller helps Lions steal win from Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Senior guard Jermart Miller scored the final seven points of the game, including a go-ahead four-point play with 18 seconds left, to rally Texas A&M-Commerce to a 71-69 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Miller, held in […]

Dec. 6 obituaries

Nell Miller Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Nell Miller, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at her residence in Portales. She was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Silverton, Texas, to Edna and Bill Miller. She grew up in Silverton where she attended school. She then moved to Pitchfork […]

Manzano coach: Clovis’ talent is better

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers Manzano coach Aaron Ocampo knows first-hand how explosive the Clovis Wildcats’ offense can be. The Wildcats beat Manzano 49-14 two weeks ago in the second round of the playoffs. “You have to contain (Rishard) Matthews,” Ocampo said. “And I don’t know if you can stop him without double covering him […]