Horse slaughter disputed

Sixteen-year-old Jaycee Gallegos loves her horse Thorr. She's grown up in the rodeo, winning her first saddle when she was 5, and helps care for the four horses her family owns. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Jaycee Gallegos, 16, practices barrel racing with her horse Thorr, Friday at an arena west of Portales. Although she loves […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free opera, candidates forum and a botched mission

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Free opera The Santa Fe Opera makes a special appearance 7 p.m. Wednesday in Buchanan Hall at ENMU. The event is free and open to the public. Information: 562-2377. Candidates offered The High Plains Patriots meeting 7 p.m. Thursday at the Master's Center features candidates for the […]

Women showcase talents

When Eastern New Mexico University graduate student Lauren Davis moved to Portales from St. Louis three years ago, she became a belly dancer. CMI Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Eastern New Mexico University belly dance and yoga instructor Yolanda Chavez, left, applies a henna design to local animal advocate Val Depillo on Saturday at Fusion Funk […]

Column: Birthdays can bring some positives

Don't panic if you forgot my birthday today; you've still got time to shop. You can order tickets online from the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys or a gift certificate from HairClub. I can always use a new basketball, tennis racquet or fairway putter. Speaking of, thank you to Doc Elder, Jay Kline, Ted […]

Editorial: Horse slaughter offers solution in tough time

Horses are majestic animals, loyal companions, hard workers, even great exercise. All true. But none of those points offer a reason to block the opening of a proposed equine slaughterhouse in Roswell. Yes, there is national outrage from animal rights activists, even from New Mexico politicians from both major parties, including Republican Gov. Susana Martinez: […]

Monday morning briefing: A road show and an unmarried president

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Road show Portales is staging a meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., on the upcoming construction of U.S. 70 through most of downtown. It's a chance to learn construction plans, the anticipated project schedule, and pose questions you might have about […]

Proposed horse slaughterhouse sparks debate

Sixteen-year-old Jaycee Gallegos loves her horse Thorr. She's grown up in the rodeo, winning her first saddle when she was five, and helps care for the four horses her family owns. Her bond with Thorr was evident as she rode atop him Friday afternoon, hair tossed back in the wind, galloping, then making sharp turns […]

Kingsville posts sweep over Hounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M pitching continued to dominate Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, and as a result the Javelinas are on the verge of a four-game Lone Star Conference series sweep. ENMU led 3-0 in the opener and scored first in the second contest, but got nothing else as the Javs posted 7-3 […]

Zias alive for league tourney

Eastern New Mexico University's Kate Medrano was one of the Zias' top hitters in 2011, hitting .323 with five home runs. While she's had a tough time this spring, the senior put together a big day on Friday at Zia Softball Field to help ENMU stay in the hunt for a Lone Star Conference tournament […]

A&M-Kingsville rolls past Hounds

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville's Jaden Dillon improved to 8-0, facing just two batters over the minimum as the Javelinas routed Eastern New Mexico University 11-0 on Friday in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Dillon struck out 11 of the 23 batters he faced and walked none. The only hit […]

Lady Rams squeeze out victory in second game

The Portales Lady Rams won two more softball games on Friday, but they had to really work for the second one. After blitzing District 4-3A rival Lovington 15-0 in the opener, PHS rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, then scored four in the eight to pull out […]

EPAC track summary

Thursday EPAC meet At Fort Sumner Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 134 1/2; 2. Fort Sumner 91; 3. Eunice 81; 4. Logan 53 1/2; 5. Melrose 22; 6. Clovis Christian 18; 7. Tatum 17; 8. San Jon 11; 9. Floyd 10; 10. Dora 9; 11. (three-way tie) Elida, Grady, House 0. High point individual: Kolter […]

Friday area prep baseball roundup – April 20

District 3-2A First game Texico 12, Clayton 2 Clayton 010 001 — 2 5 5 Texico 410 403 —12 10 3 Jody Leal and Dakota Montoya; John Myers, Jonah Walls (5) and Josh Treadway. W — Myers. L — Leal. Top hitters — Clayton: Josh Hatfield 1-2, 2B; Zane Vandiver 1-3, RBI. Texico: Jarron Hill […]

Dogs have own way of acclimating to camping trip

T he other weekend we took our dogs with us to the mountains, their first road trip with us. There's Lilly the Aussie mix and Buddy the cocker mix. Lilly is adventuresome and likes to herd things, Buddy likes to stand around with his "dog smile" and wag his tail. When it was time to […]

Return of miller moths best appreciated from porch

During the daylight hours it's easy to forget they exist, but as the sun falls they emerge and in the blink of an eye, they're everywhere. Their shadows flicker by the window and agitate your peripheral vision; they cover the walls, tickle your skin as they pass by and make you think it's snowing in […]

Home and garden show features doghouse contest

The annual Clovis Home and Garden Show is designed for all sizes of upgrades for the average home. But the biggest upgrade for some families this weekend will be for their little furry friend. CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Holly Stockstill of Clovis lays out decorations for the front of the Coldwell Banker Realty-sponsored doghouse […]

Lubbock woman facing fraud charges

A Lubbock woman was indicted Friday on charges of nearly $50,000 in fraud over a three-year period, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District. Tovia O'Neal, 35, was charged with one count of misappropriating public assistance over $20,000 and two counts of misappropriating public assistance over $2,500. She faces a maximum of 15 […]

Rams shut out Texico

In a rematch between 2A Texico and 3A Portales, the spoils went to the 3A Rams once again. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Portales senior Brandon Lovato drops a fourth-inning squeeze bunt to bring in a run during Thursday's game against Texico at Ram Field. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Texico's Jonah Walls slides safely into second […]

Clovis native recognized for role in rescue mission

A Navy petty officer from Clovis was honored earlier this month for his rescue efforts aboard an MH-60S helicopter in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, according to a Navy press release. Navy photo Capt. Paul Sohl, left, Naval Test Wing Pacific commander, recognizes members of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 31 with Air Medals on […]

Air Force officer talks about repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy

According to U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ross Whitmore, formerly of Cannon Air Force Base, the only job more important than his military career is that of being a dad. Alisa Boswell: Cannon Connections U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ross Whitmore, previously of Cannon Air Force Base, speaks about the U.S. military's Don't Ask, Don't […]