Rodeo lifestyle continues with pageant

By David Irvin One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen coronation ceremony. In the end, only four would win the top honors in their age groups. “(Rodeo) teaches kids a lot of responsibilities,” said Texico’s Lacy [...]

Zias salvage series finale against Mustangs

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fifth Sunday to beat Western New Mexico 16-8 on the eight-run rule after five innings and salvage the finale of a four-game weekend series. WNMU won the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader in five innings 18-7, scoring 11 times in the top [...]

Mustangs spoil fun for ENMU

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By Dave Wagner On Friday, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team ended a homefield drought of nearly 22 months. Unfortunately, Western New Mexico didn’t give the Zias have much of a chance to enjoy their success. ENMU ended a 16-game home losing streak dating to April 25, 2003 by sweeping New Mexico Highlands 3-2 [...]

Hounds entertain Mustangs Saturday in Elliott’s finale

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s Bud Elliott, coming to the end of a coaching career this week that dates to the early 1950s, admits to mixed feelings about his impending retirement. “After 48 years, I don’t know why I wouldn’t (feel that way),” he said. “It’s been my life, and it’s hard to [...]

Good surprises come from good conversation

TV Hagenah About three decades ago, I was living in Trinidad, Colo., and periodically I would go down to Raton to catch the horse races. I am not a big gambler, but I do enjoy watching a man and animal work in tandem and I enjoy watching a horse run well. On this particular Saturday [...]

Zia softball swept by Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was pretty good, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off [...]

Portales couple agitated with city over land sale

Tony Parra A Portales couple denied by the Portales City Council permission to build an apartment on the southwest part of town is upset after learning the city sold land in the same area to an Albuquerque developer planning a similar project. In May, plans submitted by Victor and Linda Baca to build a multi-family [...]