Four-way stop coming to Abilene, 18th

PNT Staff Portales Police officials are informing residents to be prepared for a new four-way stop. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said Friday that there will be a four-way stop implemented at the intersection of S. Kilgore Ave. and 18th St. There are currently stop signs on Kilgore, but Berry said the additional signs will […]

Keep our military in mind

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Every generation has heard about the “good old days,” but I remember a time when our lives were governed by The Ten Commandments, good judgment and common sense. We were taught the difference between right and wrong and to take responsibilities for our actions. Until we come to grips […]

Rams win district opener

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By Dave Wagner Mark Gallegos was glad to get the first one out of the way. Senior guard Chris Carter scored 15 points and Portales High led all the way except for a brief tie late in the half in dispatching Ruidoso 51-41 Tuesday night in the District 4-3A opener for both teams at the […]

Dowhat? It’s the way to find a native

By Kevin Wilson It’s taken me quite a while, but I’ve figured it out. I know what it is that separates a Portales native from others. It’s the difference between somebody who’s just visiting, attending college or making a shopping trip for peanut butter, and somebody who’s been in Portales for the long haul. I’ll […]

Shafer believed in living busy life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Bea Shafer lived life to the fullest, not allowing negativity to strain a personality which brought laughter and joy to those closest to her. She lived life on the go traveling, playing cards and dancing. Bea Shafer died on Dec. 17, 2004. Douglas L. Shafer, Bea’s husband, said his wife […]

United Way campaign extends past deadline

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County United Way board members are still working on this year’s fund-raising campaign, according to a press release from Erinn Burch, executive director of Curry and Roosevelt County United Way branches. Burch reported the RCUW has raised $44,984, about 75 percent of the goal of $60,000. RCUW had collected $34,019 in […]

We should celebrate essence of Christmas today and everyday

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

ENMU’s Buzard tries to recover from tumor after stellar season

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Dan Buzard’s second season as Eastern New Mexico University women’s head basketball coach was a rewarding one. Picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, the Zias surprised […]

Navarro remembered as asset to students

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Minnie Navarro played a key role at Eastern New Mexico University leaving behind a legacy of life for all those that were affected by her deeds of service and devotion. Navarro died on Nov. 30, 2004. In 1976, she worked for the College of Liberal Arts and Science as a […]

United Way $26,000 away from goal

PNT Staff Roosevelt County’s United Way is more than halfway to its fund-raising goal, but still needs about $26,000. Erinn Burch, executive director of the Roosevelt and Curry County branches of the charitable organization, said Roosevelt has collected $34,019 in donations and pledges, as of Friday afternoon. The county’s goal is $60,000. Fund-raising for Roosevelt’s […]

It’s time to help out neighbors in need

As the 2004 United Way campaign wraps up in the next two weeks, what matters most is your support. It is needed to achieve this year’s goal of $60,000. Helping does not require individuals to give large amounts. Every penny, every dollar adds up. In Portales, pledges from Southwest Canners, Eastern New Mexico University, the […]

PHS, Ruidoso looking to stay alive

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By Dave Wagner When the Ruidoso Warriors visit Portales High on Friday night, the stakes won’t be as high as the last time the teams met at Blackwater Draw. There will still be plenty on the line, though. Both will be fighting for their playoff lives in a District 4-3A clash set for 7 p.m. […]

Consolidation will help United Way branches

By Rick Hauptmann: Guest columnist Last Thursday evening, I had the privilege of attending the Roosevelt County United Way (RCUW) kickoff dinner/dessert auction. It was a pretty well attended and lively event, during which we were provided with important information about the United Way by UW President Rusty Galloway and his fellow board members. The […]

United Way dessert auction set for Thursday

By Kevin Wilson This year’s Roosevelt County United Way dessert auction has one main priority — to raise money for the charitable organization. Two other priorities take precedence during this year’s auction, however — educating citizens about the United Way and honoring one of its biggest supporters. The auction is set for 6 p.m. Thursday […]

Air show set for Saturday

By David Irvin Cannon Air Force Base’s Air Power Expo will open Saturday with a peaceful glider flight across the sky to the tune of the national anthem. Then it will get noisy. Four F-16s from the 524th fighter wing will scream low over the airfield, simulating an airfield assault. “The airfield attack is just […]

County United Way chapter starts fund-raising

By Kevin Wilson Together in principle, separate in just about everything else. That’s how members of the Curry and Roosevelt County United Way boards might describe their current union, as the Roosevelt County board is now shifting its efforts to its annual fund-raising effort. The Roosevelt board has a goal of raising $60,000 during the […]

New generation needs new holidays

By Kevin Wilson I’m thinking of going on strike. I had to work on Thursday’s holiday. What’s that you say, Kevin? There wasn’t a holiday. Oh yes, there was. Thursday was Madden Day. Madden Day isn’t recognized by our government … yet. Ideally, it would be a floating day, coinciding with the annual release of […]

Movies can be predictable

By Kevin Wilson I saw “Spiderman 2” two weekends ago, and I could spend thousands of words elaborating on it. Instead, I’ll just give you this paragraph. Read Roger Ebert’s review of the movie. I agree with everything he said, and he has a Pulitzer Prize that says he’s better at writing than I am. […]

Dora blows out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It felt like nothing for Dora freshman Casey O’Connor when he hit the first home run of his life. Likewise, it felt like nothing when he and his Coyote teammates jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Floyd. In the end, Dora needed all seven innings to beat the host […]

Curry County agrees to merge United Way with Roosevelt County

By Jack King After months of planning and years of consideration, the Curry and Roosevelt county United Ways have opted to consolidate. The board of the Curry County United Way approved a merger with the Roosevelt County United Way at their Monday meeting, a decision board members of the Roosevelt County branch approved by an […]