North all-stars complete sweep

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — In her last game at Lady Wildcat Complex, Clovis High’s Jordan Garrett went out with a bang. Unfortunately for her South squad, Garrett made about the only noise for her team on Saturday in the finale of a three-game New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star series. Garrett […]

The great outdoors

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers Wayne Clark of Tucumcari loves fishing, and 65 years of it has helped him develop a few methods. “At Ute, I fish for bass or channel cat (catfish),” Clark said. “For the bass, I use a plug or spinner bait and cast and troll. And for the channel cat, I […]

Winds wipe out area home

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PNT staff report High winds whipped through Roosevelt County on Tuesday, destroying a mobile home west of Portales and tossing shingles, signs and patio furniture. The wind blew off the roof of a mobile home about two miles west of Portales on U.S. 70 belonging to Victor and Mary Sanchez. The walls of the weakened […]

Tornado weakened before hitting Clovis

Freedom Newspapers The March 23 tornado weakened before hitting Clovis, according to a National Weather Service tornado expert. Keith Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist with Albuquerque’s NWS, said the tornado was at its strongest about the time it hit Grande Vida Dairy on the Cacahuate Road nine miles east of Portales and as it was churning […]

North Korean agreement should yield quick results

Editorial Winston Churchill famously argued it is better to “jaw-jaw” than to “war-war.” If that’s the general principle, a new preliminary agreement struck with North Korea by the United States and North Korea’s neighbor countries is probably a modestly hopeful sign. But it will bear watching. Fortunately the deal is structured so that watching might […]

Educator retires after more than 4 decades

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Since the beginning of her career with Head Start in 1965, Gloria Ortega, of Portales, has witnessed many changes in the preschool program, most for the better, a few for the worse, says the recently-retired educator. More children are coming from single parent homes, being raised by grandparents or […]

Community involvement key in new programs

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Steve North has a vision for the 9th Judicial District, one he hopes to bring to fruition soon with the implementation of several new programs in Curry and Roosevelt counties. As the new director of the community prosecution initiative for the district attorney’s office, North is working to bring together […]

North Korea no reason to panic

Editorial We should know a great deal more in a few days and weeks about the underground blast in North Korea that is widely viewed as a test of a nuclear weapon. Supposed experts are still pondering the evidence of what seems to have been, from an initial analysis of the seismic data, a low-grade […]

City starts grant application process

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales is in the preliminary stages of applying for a Community Development Block Grants to improve streets in the north side of town. The grant, if awarded, will provide funding to replace existing curbs and gutters and install new curbs and gutters where they are needed, […]

Portales Adkins wins MVP in All-Star game

Paula Chronic Chris Adkins scored 23 points and ultimately led the South to their 92-87 triumph over the North, winning the MVP for his performance during the Class 3A North-South All-Star basketball game Friday at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M. The win marks the South’s second victory in a row over the North All-Stars […]

Let North Korea’s neighbors play tough guy this time around

Editorial North Korea’s pitiful regime no doubt intended to get Washington’s attention by testing six missiles on July 4, beginning a few minutes after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. It may turn out to have been a severe miscalculation, as is often the case when a government operates on bravado and testosterone rather […]

North sweeps twin bill in All-Star series

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent The North squad won’t have to wait until Saturday to find out whether it can wrap up its second straight overall win in the North/South All-Star Softball series. That’s because a doubleheader sweep on Friday night in Clovis meant that the North stars already clinched the series victory — its […]

Lee a winner for North, South

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Is Floyd’s Brad Lee a southerner or a northerner? Over the weekend, he was both — and a winner every time. Lee was on the North squad at the six-man football North-South all-star game in Ruidoso on Friday night. The North won that clash as Lee saw action […]

Lee, Rush pace North in six-man win

Freedom Newspapers RUIDOSO — Floyd’s Brad Lee returned a pass interception 20 yards for a touchdown Friday night to help the North All-Stars beat the South 67-36 in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association six-man all-star football game, played at Ruidoso High School. The North jumped out to a 43-20 halftime lead and coasted […]

ENMU hosts atlatl throw

ENMU Communications Registration for the 2006 Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw will be held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The site is located along the road to Cannon Air Force Base (N.M. 467), about six miles north of Portales and one mile north of the turn to […]

10-30 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 20 • At 7:18 a.m. a caller reported someone broke into his vehicle on North Avenue I. Police investigated as a burglary. No details of what was taken. • At 2:18 p.m. a […]

Oct. 16 Police Blotter, Public Record, and Local Briefs

Police Blotter The following is a sampling of calls taken by the Portales Police Department Oct. 8. According to the reports: Oct. 8 • At 2:32 a.m. a caller advised that a man, who appears drunk is parked in front of local store in a gray car. • At 5:08 a.m. a caller on North […]

Sept. 22 Local Briefs

Four candidates file for elections Four people have declared their candidacy for two open positions on the Roosevelt County General Hospital Board for four year terms in District 1 and District 2. Lydia Ornelas was the only person who declared candidacy for District 1. Terry Cone, Margaret Davis and Linda Baca declared their intentions to […]

Construction on horizon for north Portales

By Tony Parra Sometime next spring, certain parts of north Portales will take on a new look. The Portales City Council, in a meeting Tuesday night, authorized the start of a construction project to improve curbs and gutters in north Portales. The project will give a new look to: • North Abilene Avenue from West […]

Area players chosen for NMHSCA games

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Four Portales High seniors and one from Dora have been chosen to play for South squads in New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star basketball games this summer. Chris Carter, Bo Gabriel and Chris Kirchner were chosen to represent PHS in the fifth annual Class 3A boys all-star game, scheduled for […]