Boan/West Wedding

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Olivia Lorraine Boan and Casey B. West, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage January 26, 2008 in Fort Sumner. Judge Buddy Hall performed the outdoor ceremony at the groom’s parents house. The bride is the daughter of Katherine and Gary Riedel of Portales, and Andy Boan of Leesville, S.C. The bridegroom is the son […]

Weather concerns cause schedule adjustment

The scheduled series between the Eastern New Mexicio University baseball team and West Texa A&M has been adjusted due to inclement weather forecast for the Canyon, Texas area this weekend. The teams will open their series with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. MST Friday and play a second doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Prairie Chickens take stage

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A half-hour before daylight Saturday on the prairie west of Milnesand, eight people waited in bleary-eyed anticipation for a look at the first lesser prairie chicken of the day. “I think they’re still asleep,” one voice from the darkened passenger van spoke up. A few minutes later a cackle […]

Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle […]

No. 16 Texans trounce Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Going in with an undermanned squad to play the No. 16 team in the nation in NCAA Division II is not exactly a recipe for victory. On top of that, Tarleton State was coming off a loss at West Texas A&M on Saturday in a game which determined the […]

Zias drop two games in tourney

AMARILLO — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team got solid pitching but its offense was held in check Friday as the Zias dropped two games in pool play of West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. Nebraska-Kearney, playing its season opener, got a fifth-inning home run from third baseman Cassie Keck and shutout pitching from […]

2-10-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 6:54 p.m. a caller reported three teenagers in her ally on Oakwood Circle and she didn’t know if they were supposed to be there. • At 8:03 p.m. a caller stated he […]

WT Buffaloes too strong for short handed Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds gave it a run with a short hand Saturday night. Playing with only six players in uniform, the Greyhounds hung with West Texas A&M for much of the first half at Greyhound Arena. The Buffaloes were never able to blow the Hounds out of the water, […]

1-20-08 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the last week. According to the reports: Sunday • At 11:45 p.m. suspicious activity was reported on South Main. Officers responded to the report. Monday • At 4:21 a.m. an alarm at Eddy Hall was activated. Fire units were dispatched. • At […]

Shorthanded Hounds host WT tonight

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Facing rival West Texas A&M was already a big challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but it just got a lot bigger. When the Greyhounds entertain WT in a 7:30 p.m. Lone Star Conference South Division clash today at Greyhound Arena, their bench will be […]

12-30-07 Police Blotter

Following is a sampling of calls to Portales police dispatchers in the last week. According to the reports: Dec. 22 • At 12:04 a.m. a caller reported someone peeking into her window on West First Street. • At 2:19 p.m. a caller reported a suspected drunk driver at the drive through window at a restaurant […]

Northern neighbors

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of the Plateau Wireless Classic in Clovis, members of both teams gathered for a single group photo. It was an act reminiscent of competitions where squads come from far-off foreign lands and, after making the voyage, even the hosts want a souvenir of their trip. […]

ACU leads All-LSC south with 17

RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M, Abilene Christian, Tarleton State and Midwestern State dominated the Lone Star Conference South Division this fall, and those four teams also dominated the All-LSC South first and second squads. They combined for 59 of the 65 spots on the first and second teams, led by Abilene Christian with 17. […]

11-4 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 11:23 a.m., a caller reported a four-wheeler was missing from the Causey area. • At 11:10 p.m., a caller reported someone was knocking on her windows in the 200 block of Oklahoma Drive. Sunday • At […]

Columnist saddened by area code change

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico It’s a little hard saying goodbye to the 505. On the surface, it’s just a three-digit area code for our Land of Entrapment, I mean Land of Enchantment. But the 505 is also a mentality. This area code change is literally going to split our state in half, if […]

Hounds get another challenge

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team was already significant. This week, facing 10th-ranked and unbeaten Tarleton State at Blackwater Draw, it has gotten even tougher. The Greyhounds (4-3, 0-3 South) came out of Saturday’s 62-31 loss at West Texas A&M beaten up, especially on offense. […]

West Texas A&M wins shootout for Wagon Wheel

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Unlike the previous two years, there was no real suspense in Saturday’s Wagon Wheel clash between Lone Star Conference South Division rivals Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M. Junior quarterback Keith Null threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns and running back Keithon Flemming rushed for 145 […]

Buffs prevail over ENMU

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M broke a tie with four goals in a span of just over 19 minutes in the second half and handed Eastern New Mexico University a 5-3 loss on Friday in a Southwest Soccer Conference match. WT (11-1, 4-1 SSC), ranked No. 22 in NCAA Division II, […]

Hounds test unbeaten Buffs

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo thinks this year’s West Texas A&M football team is the best he’s seen in his 16 years in the Lone Star Conference. Still, that may bode well for Ribaudo’s Eastern New Mexico University squad, which is hoping to break a two-game losing streak when it takes on […]

ENMU picked 6th, 7th in LSC basketball polls

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Tarleton State’s men and West Texas A&M’s women are projected to win Lone Star Conference South Division basketball titles in polls released last week by the conference office. Eastern New Mexico University was tabbed sixth in the seven-team men’s South race and seventh in the eight-team women’s poll. Tarleton […]