Snow brings needed moisture, not enough

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer This Sunday is the time to �spring forward,� but a light snow shower on Thursday seemed to be a �spring back� to winter, bringing with it a small amount of much needed moisture. Roosevelt County residents woke to snowfall which was enough to cover the grass, but not quite […]

Springs’ remoteness handy to outlaws

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Ruth White Burns: Special to the PNT Editor’s note: This is the final story in a three-part series of Sunday articles describing the importance of Portales Springs in eastern New Mexico history. As the ranchers began to come into eastern New Mexico in the 1860s and 1870s, the trail that went by Portales Springs was […]

Regents converge on capital

PNT Staff SANTA FE — Eastern New Mexico University Regents were in Santa Fe for their regular board meeting Wednesday to coincide with the opening of the 30-day legislative session. According to ENMU President Steve Gamble, regents were able to meet with various legislative contacts during the morning and hold their meeting during the afternoon. […]

Oasis to become more stargazer-friendly

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Visitors to Roosevelt County’s Oasis State Park this spring and summer will be able to see the night sky more clearly than they ever have, thanks to new lights installed this winter. The park is retrofitting all of its current lights to more night-sky friendly lighting to benefit the […]

Officials: Repaving of N.M. 206 not likely until spring

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor New Mexico Department of Transportation officials say they’re getting closer to determining the cause for failure of new pavement on N.M. 206 between Portales and Dora. A permanent fix isn’t likely until spring, however. “Our lab has done quite a bit of testing and it looks like there’s a […]

A matter of taste

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers A taste test of bottled water — we also slipped in Clovis tap water — conducted at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis produced surprising results. City tap water tied with leading national brand Dasani for first place. Twelve people tested 11 brands and the city’s water. Albertson’s and Pure […]

ENMU wraps up spring art series

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Spring is in the air and for Eastern New Mexico University, that means a variety of events will be taking place as the Spring 2007 Fine Arts Series winds down. The ENMU Department of Theater and Dance will present the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” which will begin […]

Aging is simply unavoidable part of life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist My husband was home for a long weekend before being off again, and we decided to go on a date. It was a last-minute idea, meaning I didn’t have time to do my makeup, put in my contacts, or torture my husband to give opinions on five different outfits that meant […]

Rains reach near record

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor March 2007 will go into the record books as one of the wettest in more than a half century in Roosevelt County. The 2.83 inches of rain is the most since 1948, according to meteorologist Bryan Guyer at the Albuquerque office of the NWS. Most of last month’s precipitation […]

ENMU football wraps spring practice

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers With most of the evaluating process behind them, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping the Greyhounds can cap their spring workouts in style with Saturday’s 3 p.m. scrimmage against an alumni squad at Greyhound Stadium. Ribaudo said he’s hoping about 45 players are able to play […]

Greyhound gridders begin spring practice

Freedom Newspapers There aren’t quite as many players as usual in Eastern New Mexico University’s spring football practices, but coach Mark Ribaudo said he’s happy with the way things are going. The Greyhounds, with 74 players on hand, are in the third of four weeks of spring drills. Rather than end the workouts with the […]

PHS boys place ninth in Roswell golf meet

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez, the first-round co-leader, followed up a first-round 69 with a round of 39-37 — 76 on Tuesday’s second day of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament but still managed to hang on to third place in the event and help the Rams place ninth in a field of […]

Rams tied for ninth after first day of Roswell tourney

PNT staff ROSWELL — Freshman Donavin Sanchez moved into a tie for the individual lead with a round of 34-35 — 69, 2 under par, and helped the Portales High boys golf team to a share of ninth place with Clovis at 316 after Monday’s opening round of the Roswell Spring Invitational golf tournament at […]

ENMU’s Spring Fling has sprung

PNT Staff Report Eastern New Mexico University’s Spring Fling festivities kicked off Wednesday night with a concert by the band “Raining Jane.” Jeff Blake, director of student activities at ENMU, said it was a packed house inside the Campus Union building’s ballroom. “Spring Fling gets bigger and better each year,” Blake said. “It’s the best […]

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FFA competes locally Instructor Eric Greer’s FFA judging teams competed Wednesday in dairy foods and livestock judging at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Team members for dairy foods are Tanner Ainsworth, Tony Mendoza, Stephen Phillips, Jonathan Meza, and Damian Lozano. Johanna Levacy, Molly Legler, and Taylor Tallent comprise the livestock team. Three members of the Dairy […]

Silver team wins ENMU spring game

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Little things sometimes make a big difference, as Eastern New Mexico University running back J.J. Jennings found out Saturday. Jennings had just put the Green squad ahead with a 78-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter of Saturday’s Green & Silver spring game at Leon Williams Stadium. […]

Hounds have depth at quarterback

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, Texas, […]

Local weather prognosticator says spring will be active

By Marlena Hartz Tiny snowflakes hadn’t yet begun to fall from the sky Wednesday when Joseph Weldon Crim predicted the region would see slightly above average moisture this spring. The billowing smoke rising from a bonfire told him so. It blew eastward across the cloudy, morning sky, then trailed westward and disappeared. Crim, 70, has […]

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 […]

Hound gridders getting their licks in this spring

Freedom Newspapers Nearly two weeks into spring drills, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo likes the look of his team. The Greyhounds are slated to have the first of two game-style intrasquad scrimmages at 3:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Stadium. Ribaudo said the scrimmage should last about two hours and is open to […]