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PREP NOTES: Wolverines' defense dominating foes

TWO GAMES INTO the season, Texico’s defense has proven to been stingy. The two-time defending Class 1A champion Wolverines are just 1-1 so far, but have allowed only seven points while forcing 14 turnovers — eight in a 33-6 win over Smyer,...

 

Hounds getting Hunter back

PORTALES — He won’t be 100 percent, but senior wide receiver Derrick Hunter is scheduled to see his first action of the football season when Eastern New Mexico University meets Southwestern Oklahoma in a 5 p.m. (MDT) kickoff on Saturday in...

 

Shooting suspect pleads

Jacob Roberts, 20, was Wednesday to a year in jail after agreeing to a plea of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of former CHS classmate J.T. Mitchell in March 2004. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) While memories of a state...

 

County Commission passes meth law

The Curry County Commission unanimously passed a meth ordinance Wednesday which will restrict the display and sale of cold and sinus medicine used in the production of methamphetamine. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and a key member...

 

President, Congress likely to accept BRAC list

WASHINGTON — The military base closings that the Pentagon and a commission have recommended are likely to be approved by President Bush and Congress, leaving communities around the country with little hope that targeted facilities will be spared....

 

Police step up efforts in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Using the unmistakable threat of force, police and soldiers went house to house Wednesday to try to coax the last 10,000 or so stubborn holdouts to leave storm-shattered New Orleans because of the risk of disease from the putrid,...

 

Music festival begins

The Clovis Music Festival official T-shirts say “Rave On” and visitors have begun arriving in anticipation of having a “raving” good time. According to Ernie Kos, Chamber of Commerce executive director, the artists slated to perform during... Full story

 

Clovis prepared to take in 250 hurricane victims

Clovis is poised to embrace 250 Hurricane Katrina victims, and efforts to provide relief to victims continue, local officials said. Curry County Manager Dick Smith said the county could house victims in the 4-H and arts buildings at the Curry County...

 

Music festival kicks off tonight

Tonya Garner:Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Music Festival official T-shirts say “Rave On” and visitors have begun arriving in anticipation of having a “raving” good time. According to Ernie Kos, Chamber of Commerce executive director, the...

 

9-8 Obituaries

Beverly Pinkert, 67 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Beverly Pinkert, 67, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born March 24, 1938 in Pendleton, Ore., to Anna...

 

Bee species spreading

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Late in June, Jene Evans was doing yardwork at her home south of Kenna when a hum changed everything. “I kept hearing this humming noise, the way electricity lines will hum. It just got louder and more intense,... Full story

 

ENMU regents dealing with housing issues

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Wednesday gave a Texas firm the go-ahead on plans for a privatized housing project east of Eddy Hall. The proposal calls for 96 units with 270 beds in four apartment... Full story

 

Memorial set for Friday

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer In the wake of a Hurricane Katrina, Portales residents will take time to remember those who were killed in another tragedy — Sept. 11, 2001. There will be a city-wide memorial held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at the...

 

James L. Brazell, Dan True, R.E. Bob Smith

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief...

 

Portales tops Clovis in five

They’ve played common opponents and they’ve even been in the same tournament. But Tuesday night, the Clovis and Portales volleyball teams finally played each other. And the Lady Rams have every intention of filing away the come-from-behind...

 

Floodwaters receding in New Orleans

Knight Ridder Newspapers NEW ORLEANS — As floodwaters slowly receded Tuesday, more bodies surfaced and many more are expected, even as a new tropical threat lurked offshore. However, some shafts of light split the grim Gulf Coast reality. First,...

 

What matters most is being human

Leonard Pitts, Jr. Does it really matter? The city is flooded, people are homeless and hungry and scared and dead. Shouldn’t this be a time for giving money and saying prayers? Should we really...

 

Meth ordinance up for vote

An attempt to crack down on methamphetamine production has begun with the passing of an ordinance limiting the sale of pseudophedrine-based cold and sinus products in Portales and Roosevelt County. Commissioners in Curry County and Clovis will vote o...

 

Lessons underscore our kids’ games

Dale Fullerton The lessons for our students don’t end with the final bell of the day if they’re involved in co-curricular activities. In fact, the learning experiences that come from participation in drama, music, speech, athletics and the like... Full story

 

Neighbors spearheading gas protest

Katherine Null, left, and Irene Tucker, are trying to organize a gas boycott in Clovis on Saturday to fight back against the oil industry. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) A stack of hand-written fliers and the Internet their arsenal, neighbors Irene Tucker...

 

A man’s great ideas live on after he’s gone

We are saddened at the loss of economist Jude Wanniski, who on Aug. 29 died suddenly of a heart attack at age 69 in New Jersey. A journalist, he started out in the 1960s with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the now-defunct National Observer. In 1972... Full story

 

Estancia posts win over Lady Spikers

TEXICO — A pair of teams expected to make a run for the Class 2A state volleyball team hooked up for a battle Tuesday night. And, no surprise here, it took five games to decide things between host Texico and Estancia. In the end, the Lady Bears... Full story

 

Buffaloes hang loss on ENMU

West Texas A&M defender Kenneth Christensen tries to hold off ENMU forward Jonathan Holman in the first half of Tuesday’s game in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) PORTALES — West Texas A&M quickly took the suspense out of the match....

 

New Mexico ‘a good state for homeschooling’

With six children to teach and another on the way, Yvonne Elswick has gone through plenty of struggles as a mother and a parent who homeschools her children. The recent eastern New Mexico transplant was happy to find out the same independence she... Full story

 

Chaparrals defeat Zias

LUBBOCK — Kenee Carter and Meagan Kamplain each collected 11 kills Tuesday night as Lubbock Christian cruised past Eastern New Mexico University 30-19, 30-22, 30-19 in women’s college volleyball. Setter Noelle Christensen added 18 assists for...

 

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