Business feature: Western Bank to offer new services, facility

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer The dirt plot with dried grass that lies between Prudential Master Properties and Ray’s Lube Center on North Chicago is not just another piece of land. It is the future home of the Portales branch of the Western Bank. The Portales branch has been open 12 years, and it’s […]

Hounds fall to Western New Mexico

Freedom New Mexico GRANTS — Junior forward D.J. Nicholas scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and senior guard Devin Stewart added 16 points and a career-best 10 assists Friday night as Western New Mexico notched an 87-69 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a game played at Grants H.S. The Mustangs (2-1) shot […]

Zias’ streak ends at 10 in tourney

Freedom New Mexico PHOENIX — After seeing a 10-game winning streak ended earlier in the day, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team opened bracket play with a 10-0 shellacking of Missouri Western, then lost to UC San Diego 1-0 Friday night in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic. Junior left-hander Natalie Woodside (5-2) […]

ENMU staff member heading to Missouri

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PNT Staff Report St. Joseph, Mo. —The Missouri Western State University Board of Governors has named Robert A. Vartabedian its fourth president since 1969. Vartabedian has been vice president of academic affairs at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales since 2005. Vartabedian will succeed James Scanlon as Western’s president on July 1, 2008. “Dr. Vartabedian’s […]

Western music captivates columnist

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If I could yodel I’d buy a horse and guitar and follow Roy Rogers into the sunset. I’ve tried it in the shower but my wife says it sounds like I’m strangling cats. I’m pretty good on yippy-ti-yi-yis, but full on yodeling with the notes rising and falling from […]

Ortega tapped for bank board

Freedom Newspapers Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has been named to the board of directors of Western Bank of Clovis and Portales, according to a Western Bank news release “I am very excited to be a part of Western Bank, an institution that cares about the success of its customers,” said Ortega, who also serves […]

August 8, 1982

• Local farmer Gary Robbins announced that he would seek a third term as a state representative in District 66. He had previously held the position for two terms. • Leonard Johnson, 17, earned the all-around cowboy title and was the high-point scorer for the horse show at the recent Quay County 4-H Rodeo. • […]

May 1, 1982

• Bar G Western Wear was advertising Permanent Press Wranglers for the price of $10 a pair. • KC Richards completed 10,000 meters in a time of 38:26 during the second annual Portales Rotary Run. One hundred twenty-seven runners participated in the race.

Feb. 23, 1969

La Escalera Art Guild met Tuesday evening in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank, where they had an interesting program on the art of tole paintings. Mrs. Robbie Sackett of the Art Nook at Clovis presented the program. Tole painting is the process of painting decorative motifs on tin or other metal and […]

Floyd Jamboree sets auditions

The Floyd Lions Club Jamboree for 2007 will hold auditions at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Old Gym of the Floyd School. Persons wishing to audition should have two traditional country/western or gospel songs prepared for the audition, including words to the songs and the key in which they will be sung. Extra copies […]

Flying J Wranglers gallup into town

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Flying J Wranglers will ride into Clovis once again on Dec. 16 to perform a benefit concert at the Lyceum Theatre. For the second year in a row, the popular Western music group’s performance will benefit the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant, according to Joe Rhodes, owner of […]

Zias handed sobering road loss

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team fell to 1-2 in a season-opening tournament at Colorado Christian on Saturday, losing to Western State (Colo.) 30-22, 30-19, 26-30, 26-30, 17-15. The Zias, who defeated Chadron State in four games and lost to Upper Iowa in five on Friday, were slated to […]

Bank looking to new location

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Western Bank will have a new home and a new location off of Chicago Avenue in the future, but Connie Landry, executive vice president for Western Bank, said the new building is still in the preliminary stages of that planning. The current Western Bank office is located at 203 […]

Western Bank looking for new home

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales city councilors approved a resolution which would allow Western Bank officials to demolish apartment buildings in Portales to build a new commercial banking building. The Western Bank officials are purchasing the apartments with the help of the Portales MainStreet Association members and the city of Portales. According to […]

Zias split doubleheader, series with Western

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Run-scoring singles by Courtney McClasky and Kristina Goodman in the top of the ninth lifted the Eastern New Mexico University softball team past Western New Mexico 10-7 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Mustangs held off a last-ditch Zias rally to prevail 6-5 […]

Zias salvage split against Western New Mexico

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Senior Tina Whitt’s second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the seventh, broke a tie and lifted Eastern New Mexico University to an 8-7 win over Western New Mexico on Monday and a split of their softball doubleheader. In the opener, Western got a […]

Movie ‘Glory Road’ got it wrong

By Jesse Wolfersberger The Disney movie “Glory Road” paints an inaccurate picture of 1966 Eastern New Mexico University, school officials said on Wednesday. The movie is about Texas Western College (now the University of Texas-El Paso) and its head basketball coach Don Haskins during the 1966 season, when they became the first team with five […]

Unique gifts

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Sharna Johnson, Kevin Wilson, and Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapsers Editor’s note: Reporters from the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun went shopping this week. Their mission: Find the weirdest Christmas gifts possible. Here’s what they came up with: What it is: Spanish sword Price: $48 Where: NoWhereElse, Portales. What it does: The […]

Zias blow out Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Senior post Tiana Bryant had a double-double and Eastern New Mexico University put four players in double figures in rolling to a season-opening 87-61 victory over Western New Mexico Tuesday night. Senior forward Riikka Lehtonen went 6-for-7 from the field en route to a team-high 17 points for the Zias, […]

Cross country men finish eighth

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Felix Boit led a balanced Eastern New Mexico University men’s performance Saturday as the Greyhounds finished eighth in the 14-team Lobo Invitational cross country meet, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Meantime, the ENMU women finished 12th out of 13 teams. Division II power Adams State swept both team […]