Teens’ summer work spruces up city

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer For the next six weeks the streets of Portales will have young teens with orange vests floating around picking up trash and painting over graffiti as part of a city summer work program. “I enjoy working with people I know,” Andrew Seales, 14, of Portales, said. “I took this […]

Cone retains seat on Roosevelt Hospital board

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Local accountant Terry Cone retained his seat in a three-way race for a spot on the Roosevelt Hospital board Tuesday. Four candidates ran for two spots in Tuesday’s hospital board elections. Cone, Margaret Davis and Linda Baca ran in District 2, while Lydia Ornelas ran unopposed in District 1. Cone […]

Police mum on details about injured boy

PNT Staff Portales police responded Friday morning to reports of a person found with head injuries in a residential area of Portales. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry refused to identify the 15-year-old male victim, but did indicate he lived within a five-block radius of where he was found. Berry would not comment on what police […]

Rams drop third in row at Silver tourney

PNT Staff SILVER CITY — It was a long weekend for the Portales High baseball team. The Rams entered Silver High’s Fighting Colt Invitational unbeaten for the season, but finished eighth in the tournament after three consecutive losses. Portales (6-3), which lost to Cobre in Thursday’s opening round, absorbed a 15-3 setback at the hands […]

Rams hold on for Littlefield title

PNT Staff LITTLEFIELD, Texas — Senior Todd Mosier hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the fifth and scored on a two-out wild pitch to give the Portales High baseball team a 10-9 victory over Abernathy (Texas) on Saturday for the championship of Littlefield’s Wildcat Classic. The Rams (4-0) fell behind 6-0 in the […]