Portales Smokin’ Third bash kicks off Independence Day festivities

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Every holiday seems to be a time for family to get together. The Fourth of July, however, is often a wider community celebration. And that’s a major reason Clovis and Portales citizens are soaking up as much of the Independence Day festivities available. The holiday was kicked off by […]

March 29, 2009 Dora news

Spring break All Dora students are on Spring Break until April 6. Testing after spring break Students in third through eighth and eleventh grades are taking the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment each morning from April 7-14. The tests will be administered from 8:30 -11:30 am.

Hounds trounce NMHU

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Freedom New Mexico Senior catcher Freddy Carmona, the Lone Star Conference co-player of the week, continued his hot hitting Tuesday night and Eastern New Mexico University cruised to a 16-1 non-conference victory over New Mexico Highlands at Greyhound Field. Carmona, coming off an 8-for-14 series in a four-game LSC split against ninth-ranked Angelo State over […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Library Events

To celebrate the release of the third book in the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, “The Last Straw,” the library will have a special program with games and a short craft on Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Preschool Storytime: 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. The theme is “Mittens.” Join us for stories, songs, and […]

Dec. 6, 2008 ENMU basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Central Oklahoma (7-1) at ENMU (2-4) When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Bronchos, ranked third in NCAA Division II, suffered their first loss on Thursday at West Texas A&M 80-67 in their first true […]

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, […]

Mayor says ‘no’ to third term

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. announced Monday morning that he will not seek a third term. He said he made a pledge when elected that he would not seek a third term and made the announcement early out of resepect to citizens, city councilors and city staff. Councilors who attended […]

Greyhound cowboys claim third place

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first […]

Savage Storm uses big third quarter to beat Hounds

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Shut out through a half, Southeastern Oklahoma scored four times in the first 10-plus minutes of the third quarter Saturday and the Savage Storm went on to a 29-14 Lone Star Conference crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Wide receiver Daniel Nichols caught seven passes for 166 yards […]

Baskett optimistic for third year

By Jon Marks: Special to the PNT PHILADELPHIA — Hank Baskett said players are never comfortable this time of year — when NFL teams make their cuts — not matter how long they’ve been in the league. Baskett, a former Clovis High and New Mexico Lobos standout, appears to have secured a roster spot again […]

Rams ready to open season

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Entering his third year as head coach of Portales Ram football, Andy Correll has his most experienced squad, all of whom are ready to out-do last year’s squad that advanced to the New Mexico Class 3A quarterfinals, but lost on the road to Raton. Taking snaps under center will […]

Ram football scrimmages Hatch, Lady Ram soccer opens season

Third-year Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll was pleased with his team’s performance Friday in a scrimmage against Hatch Valley in Alamogordo.The Ram first-team offense scored three touchdowns against Hatch’s one score, and the Ram second-team added two more touchdowns.“Our first offensive series went pretty smooth,” Correll said. “The offense we’re running is all […]

Roosevelt All-stars headed to Deming

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor For some of the players it will be the third year in a row to participate at a state Little League all-star tournament. For Coach Sammy Villanueva, it’s his fifth consecutive year. Villanueva is hoping all that experience will serve this year’s Roosevelt County 10-11 year-old all-stars well at […]

Third brother sentenced in shooting

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Tears flowed freely in District Judge Teddy Hartley’s courtroom Tuesday as child killer Edward Salas was sentenced to prison for at least 68 years. “Ultimately, it’s senseless — the most senseless thing I’ve seen in the time I’ve been on this bench. … When I learned that you guys […]

Elida to hold flea market, arts and crafts fair

PNT Staff Report Elida will be holding a flea market and arts and crafts fair the third Saturday of June, July and August. “The goal is to bring the townspeople together one day out of the month and promote the town to outside sources,” event coordinator Judy Dukes said. Starting a summertime event seemed like […]

Music festival back at Oasis

PNT Staff Report The Oasis State Park staff is preparing for the third annual Old Tyme Music concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the playground area at Oasis State Park. The funds raised by the concert go directly to the Friends of Oasis and are used for improvements at the park. The […]

Local Brief May 29

PNT Staff Report Ram basketball camp planned The annual Ram basketball camp for boys and girls from third to sixth grade will begin Monday and run through Thursday at the Ram Athletic Center, according to coordinator Portales High School boys head coach Mark Gallegos. Participants can sign up the first day for the four-day camp. […]

Anniversary: Breshears

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Curtis and Mary Ellen Breshears of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 31, 2008, at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married May 30, 1958, in Portales. They have three children and six grandchildren. He is a fertilizer dealer, owner of SpraGreen […]

Third and Kilgore to be four-way stop

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Transportation District 2 will be installing four-way stop signs at the intersection of N.M. 88 (East Third) and Kilgore in Portales. Installation will be complete Monday, according to a press release. The NMDOT traffic study done last month at the intersection determined that additional safety measures were […]

Zias finish with a sweep

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Freedom New Mexico Laura Thompson made her speed pay off Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University junior center fielder and leadoff hitter accounted for the winning run in both games after stealing third and continuing home on errors as the Zias finished their season with a 1-0, 6-5 Lone Star Conference South Division sweep of […]