LSC POLLS: Hounds picked to repeat in cross country

SAN ANTONIO — As usual, Eastern New Mexico University teams didn't fare all that well in Lone Star Conference preseason polls, released on Tuesday at the league's media day. The exception was men's cross country, where the defending LSC champion Greyhounds were a solid pick to repeat their first league title. Even the men's soccer [...]

ENMU’s Elder named LSC broadcaster of year

It's been quite a summer for longtime Eastern New Mexico University broadcaster Donald "Doc" Elder. First, Elder was chosen to the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in June. On Tuesday, he was named the Lone Star Conference's Broadcaster of the Year for the 2011-12 school year at the league's media day in San [...]

Xcel Energy confident it will meet demands

By Gabriel Monte CNJ staff writer gmonte@cnjonline.com An Xcel Energy spokesman says the utility company is confident it will be able to meet power demands today one day after asking customers to conserve energy. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the company issued the alert after a power generator in Texas was taken off-line for [...]

Elder wins broadcasting award

PNT STAFF/CMI staff It's been quite a summer for longtime Eastern New Mexico University broadcaster Donald "Doc" Elder. First, Elder was chosen to the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in June. On Tuesday, he was named the Lone Star Conference's Broadcaster of the Year for the 2011-12 school year at the league's media [...]

Food bank director in critical condition

Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Nancy Taylor has been hospitalized in critical condition, food bank board President Allan Isbell said on Tuesday. Isbell said Taylor had returned home Sunday after riding horses with friends, woke sometime during the night and complained of pain. She was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center and [...]

Police Blotter – August 1

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday 12:56 a.m.: Caller reported a juvenile driving a vehicle, 1600 block East Spruce Street. 1:02 a.m.: Caller reported an attempted breaking and entering, 1600 block South Main. 1:26 a.m.: Caller reported that they hit a fence with their truck, 900 block South Roosevelt Road S. 1:41 a.m.: [...]

Former Clovis mayor to vote for Ute funding

PNT staff Former Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will testify today in the nation's capital at a Senate hearing for a bill that could provide the 75 percent of the money needed for the Ute water project. According to a news release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold [...]

Events Calendar – August 1

Today Ram Soccer Youth Summer Camp — 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Ram Soccer Field at the high school. For ages 3 to 13. Bring cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. $30 per child for three days, which includes a T-shirt. Pre-register by Tuesday. Information and registration: 749-0801. Thursday Ram Soccer Youth Summer Camp — 8:30 [...]

Elida man killed in fatal rollover

PNT staff An Elida man was killed Tuesday morning in a single vehicle rollover 10 miles east of Dora, according to Capt. Jimmy Glascock of the New Mexico State Police. C.L. Roach, 78, was driving a 1999 Ford pickup just before 6 a.m. on N.M. 114 when he drifted off the road for unknown reasons [...]

My Turn – August 1

About seven months of living here and I found one of the things I appreciate most about moving here from a big city; the sky at night. Don't get me wrong, I love the sight and bright lights of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the skyline, but I never really get to see the [...]