In Search of Ponies: Pet rat’s odyssey lasted three days

It lasted three whole days. Three days of overturned spice bottles rolling on the counters and scrambling noises when the kitchen lights were flipped on. Human error started it of course, an error that led to the cage being left open. The first sighting was quite the surprise. Not so much a surprise in the […]

Ruidoso whips shorhanded Rams

Portales senior running back Ozzie Navarrete is taken down by Ruidoso linebacker Dylan Demarest during the first half of Friday's District 4-3A clash at Greyhound Stadium. The Warriors defeated the Rams 47-0. BLACKWATER DRAW — The injuries have been mounting lately for the Portales Rams. Ruidoso, ranked fourth in Class 3A, wasn't about to display […]

Friday area football capsule

Texico 32, Estancia 28 Records: Texico 7-0 (2-0 District 2-2A), Estancia 3-5 (0-3). Difference: Texico scored on the final play of the game, a 40-yard pass over the middle from Rallin Harris to John Myers, to pull out a seesaw victory and stay unbeaten. Of note: The Bears erased a 26-20 deficit on a touchdown […]

Clovis’ playoff chances take big hit

Clovis has the respect of District 4-5A, but that might not be enough to keep the Cats playing in November. Clovis fullback Sarena Garcia, left, moves a loos ball away from Hobbs midfileder Maricruz Carrillo in the first half Friday at Leon Willams Stadium. Hobbs defeated Clovis 5-2 In all likelihood, Clovis' girls soccer season […]

Water authority approves resolution

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has approved a resolution affirming commitment for the operation and management of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The authority took the action at a special meeting Friday held in Clovis City Hall. It is applying for $5 million from the water trust board. The resolution, Project […]

Portales police chief search down to one

Portales city councilors huddled behind closed doors most of the day Friday with their top candidate for police chief Charles Douglas Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., but no decision was announced. City Manager Tom Howell said if background checks on Jones are OK, he is prepared to offer the city's top law enforcement job to the […]

In-school nutrition featured on show

I nformation on an in-school nutrition program, working with glitter, and teaching children about baking bread will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Sara Robbins is the director of Dairy Confidence with DairyMax, and she's going to tell about a new program […]

Senior Happenings – Oct. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish bingo) and […]

Club Notes – Oct. 27

RGH Auxiliary The Executive Committee meeting of the RGH Auxiliary convened Oct. 17. President Uttaro reported on the Oct. 13 Health Fair sponsored by RGH. Uttaro, Sid Phillips, Eva and Melvin McAfoos worked at the Auxiliary table. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton obtained purse-sized mirrors with RGH Aux. on the front to be given to the […]

Local groups plan Halloween events

Fall is here and Halloween is quickly approaching. If you're looking for some fun events for the family, check out what's happening in Clovis and Portales: Today: CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Maria's Montessori School pre-school students Collin Schopfer, 3 1/2, and Hunter Bowman, 4, both of Clovis, take part in the school's annual Fall Harvest […]

Honors – Oct. 27

Clovis Wildcat Band The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band won the "New Mexico Grand Champion" trophy on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. In preliminary competition, the Wildcat Marching Band won trophies for "Outstanding Musical Achievement," "Outstanding Visual Achievement," and placed first in Class AAAA. In finals competition, the […]

Exercise caution and awareness this Halloween

The recent and brutal murder of a little girl in Colorado should cause anyone with an ounce of awareness to pause and think and plan. It is all to the police department's credit that they caught the monster responsible for this within a couple of weeks, and it would be all but impossible to see […]

Hounds visit No. 11 MSU

Josh Lynn isn't saying his Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds will throw everything out the window in today's 6 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference clash against Midwestern State at Wichita Falls, Texas, but they hope to at least keep the Mustangs on their toes. ENMU (2-5, 1-4 LSC) brings a four-game losing streak into the […]

Rams begin district play against Ruidoso

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Ruidoso Warriors are off to a 7-1 start and are having one of their best seasons in some time. Meanwhile, the Portales Rams have struggled. When they meet tonight at Greyhound Stadium, though, both will be on even footing in their District 4-3A opener. Warriors coach Kief […]

Clovis edges past Lady Rams in five sets

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Clovis High looked like it had Portales all but beaten after two sets Thursday night, then the Lady Rams were on the verge of winning it in five. Such is volleyball. The Lady Wildcats erased a 7-1 deficit in the deciding game to pull out a […]

Broncos beat Melrose with late touchdown

MELROSE — Senior running back Tucker Morgan scored on a 4-yard run with about two minutes left Thursday night to lift Floyd/Elida past Melrose 14-8 in an 8-man District 2 football game. The game had been scheduled for Saturday at Floyd, but was switched to Thursday night because of school conflicts and the fact that […]

Students express concerns

Jessica Lavalle is concerned about issues on her college campus such as excessive heating in student housing, slow cafeteria service and illogically posted speed limit signs. Lavalle was one of 48 Eastern New Mexico University students and approximately 12 faculty and staff that met Thursday in an open forum to discuss students' concerns with university […]

Road sign could be relocated

Seeing his father's name relocated to another road on Cannon Air Force Base would be like seeing the death of his father a second time, said Keith Ingram. Ingram's father, D.L. Ingram, was a local dignitary who helped pioneer the Committee of 50, an organization that has served as a lobbyist for Cannon. The main […]

You can stand on Holy Ground

In the Old Testament God's people had every reason to be stressed, big time. Enemies were everywhere but his people had a deep trust and respect for their God. I think we should have that too. When I get stressed I think about the ground when I see flowers, trees or gardens. What the sandbox […]

Three things you may not know about the U.S. 70 construction project

Three things you may not know about the U.S. 70 construction project With proper maintenance and good weather conditions, the concrete construction officials are using on the roadways could last up to 100 years. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune U.S. 70 construction project officials say the project is moving along despite a setback of weather days. […]