Fall asserting itself

Fall was asserting itself on the High Plains as I drove to Lubbock early in the morning. Dead calm when I left with an obvious frontline painted across the sky to the northeast, it didn't stay that way for long. Soon, in the pre-dawn light, I could see tumbleweeds the size of small cows racing […]

Saturday area prep volleyball – Oct. 27

ELIDA – The Elida Lady Tigers cruised to a 25-12, 25-19, 25-3 District 2-B volleyball win over San Jon on Saturday. The two-time defending Class B state champions improved to 15-2 with the victory, and 5-0 in district play. "We served really well today," Elida coach Darrell Chenault said. "We only missed five serves, and […]

No. 11 Mustangs top Hounds

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Running backs Chauncey Harris and Keidrick Jackson each rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as No. 11 Midwestern State posted a 51-28 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (7-1, 6-1) set up a showdown for first place next week at […]

Brackets set for 6-man playoffs

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Christian Eagles earned the No. 6 seed in the state 6-man football playoffs. Pairings were announced Saturday night. CCS (2-6) faces third-seeded New Mexico School for the Deaf (8-1) in 1 p.m. quarterfinal game on Saturday at Santa Fe, the third time the teams will have met this season. Unbeaten Dora […]

Community Calendar – Oct. 28

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday's paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Blackwater Draw Museum — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

Locals experience prehistory

Brian Hemminger focused on his target for a second Saturday, then hurled his spear toward a painting resembling a prehistoric animal that could have been his dinner thousands of years ago. Hemminger was among an estimated 50 people participating in the 12th annual atlatl dart throw at Blackwater Draw, site of Clovis man and one […]

U.S. 70 completion imminent

Motorists winding their way through Portales should be driving on a new concrete highway within two weeks, according to John Guldemann, Constructors Inc. project manager for the U.S. 70 construction project. Guldemann said within days, road crews will be completing the concrete road on West Second Street up to South Avenue C. "We have to […]

Wild bovine wreaks havoc

It was a late Saturday afternoon when Donelle glanced out the front window and saw a cow, one lone cow, standing on her front porch. She did not look docile or friendly like some cows do. This one had a wild look in her eye. Donelle was pretty sure the cow came from a bunch […]

Clovis Media Inc. picks up top honors

The Clovis News Journal picked up the top prize from the New Mexico Press Association, and Clovis Media Inc. newspapers picked up 31 awards Saturday at the association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet in Albuquerque. The News Journal won the general excellence award for the sixth consecutive year — its ninth in 10 years — with […]

Family continues to seek prosecution for Clovis officer

Jennifer Cruz said it's been nearly two years since her aunt Mary Castillo was killed in a crash involving a Clovis police officer and her family is still seeking justice. She's hoping former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos will get his day in court now that 3rd Judicial District Chief Deputy District Attorney Scot Key […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 9:33 a.m.: Caller requested a cat trap, 800 block of West First Street. 10:14 a.m.: Caller requested an officer, 200 block of South Avenue I. 10:24 a.m.: Caller reported having problems with a neighbor's dog, 500 block of South Avenue F. 10:30 a.m.: Subject reported a stolen […]

Portales native inducted to NMPA Hall of Fame

Portales native Scot Stinnett, publisher of the De Baca County News and Clovis Livestock News, was inducted into the New Mexico Press Association Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Stinnett Stinnett, a 1974 Portales High School graduate, is a former NMPA officer and president. NMPA officials credit Stinnett with helping launch the New Mexico Foundation […]

Land owners right to protect property sacred

Eleanor Fairchild recently spent a night in jail. The 78-year-old grandmother was arrested after she stood with "eco-anarchists" against the Keystone XL pipeline's construction in East Texas. Fairchild's contribution to eco-anarchy? Trespassing — on a piece of her own farm a Texas court condemned at pipeline builder TransCanada's request. The Keystone pipeline controversy has attracted […]

Martinez should toss chief of staff

Stealth journalistic moves have placed in my possession the private memoir journal of Gov. Susana Martinez, the book wherein she records her innermost thoughts. We listen in on the governor when she has a Very Special Visitor. (After another trying day, the governor reclines on fluffy pillows, reflecting on her humble origins guarding El Paso […]

ENMU squads picked for 10th in LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's basketball teams were picked for 10th place this week in the Lone Star Conference preseason polls. The ENMU men were last in their 10-team circuit while the women finished ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce on the women's side, which includes 11 teams. Tarleton State and Midwestern State shared last […]

LSC-leading Rambelles sweep Zias

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Shelbi Goode had 13 kills and Maddie Huth added 11 Saturday as ninth-ranked Angelo State cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-14 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Rambelles (22-3, 15-1 LSC) now hold a two-game lead over Tarleton State (20-6, 13-3), which lost at home on Saturday […]

Event Calendar – Oct. 28

Today Fall Gun and Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Food vendors and on-site security for the event. $5 adult admission, under 12 free. Military discount available. Information: 760-1379. Tuesday Stefan Kiesbye reading — 7 p.m., Golden Library on the ENMU campus. The ENMU professor and author will do a reading of […]

My Turn – Struggles lie beyond election win

Willie wants to withdraw as VP on our Green Tea Party ticket. It's not that he thinks "The party of common sense that knows it doesn't know" can't win. With our anti-oxidant, pro-equal-rights agenda, he's afraid that we will. Then we'll have to deal with being commanders in chief, target of everyone's self-interest. We support […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds take victory over Buffs

CANYON, Texas — Junior midfielders Eishu Kanemitsu and Cantu Palombo scored less than four minutes apart late in the first half and freshman goalkeeper Fredrik Widfeldt made it stand up with six saves as Eastern New Mexico University upended 18th-ranked West Texas A&M 2-1 on Friday in Lone Star Confrence men's soccer. The Greyhounds (10-5-1, […]

McGee: Where have all the payphones gone?

Have you noticed payphones are vanishing from the landscape? And of those that are still around … do they even work? The Lady of the House and I had no cell phone service when we arrived in Red River up in Taos County; a little phone receiver with a slash through it was all that […]