College basketball capsule — Jan. 1

Men ENMU (4-5) at SD School of Mines (4-9), 5 p.m. today ENMU vs. Johnson & Wales (Colo.) (3-12), 3 p.m. Thursday • Where: Rapid City, S.D. • Radio: none. • Last time out: ENMU lost at Azusa Pacific 75-69 on Dec. 18. The Hardrockers’ last outing was on Dec. 21 in an 84-76 setback [...]

Year in review: Hounds turn it around in 2013

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com A football revival at Eastern New Mexico University, Elida’s continued dominance in volleyball and basketball, and a Little League team’s quest for a state title were among the top local sports stories in 2013. Here are five of the top stories from last year: Comeback kids: The [...]

Hounds looking to shore up defense

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com When you ask Eastern New Mexico University’s men basketball coach Andrew Helton what needs to improve for the Greyhounds to be successful when the season resumes this week following a two-week holiday hiatus, he has a quick response. “We’ve lost five games by (21) points,” he said. “We [...]

My Turn: 2014 an empty slate — Sandy Fields

Sandy Fields

Farewell, 2013. You have been a good year. We will remember the showers of blessings. We will be thankful for the days we were healthy, full of energy and life. We will keep the memories of children laughing, hitting home runs, marveling over new born kittens. Good-bye, 2013. There are days of grief marked on [...]

County’s first same-sex license issued

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Stephanie Reynolds signs her marriage license Monday afternoon in the Roosevelt County Courthouse in the presence of County Clerk DeAun Searl and her soon-to-be spouse, Annie Garza.

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Stephanie Reynolds and Annie Garza weren’t thinking about being trend setters when they applied for Roosevelt County’s first same-sex marriage license. They just wanted to exercise their newly granted right by the state Supreme Court. “We’re not doing this to make anybody mad,” Garza said after receiving the [...]

County clerk’s resignation casts area in limelight

Editor’s note: This is the No. 2 news story of the year as determined by PNT staff. By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Roosevelt County made news in December when its top two officials in the county clerk’s office resigned over New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruling same-sex marriages legal in the state. Clerk Donna [...]

San Jon native raised to rank of captain of spirit squad

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Morgan Foster at the Lone Star Football Festival in Cowboy Stadium.

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Morgan Foster of San Jon joined the Eastern New Mexico University spirit squad in the fall semester of 2010. She became the team captain this year. Being the leader of the squad has posed many challenges, but for Foster the biggest challenge was trying to be the best [...]

Police blotter — Dec. 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 1:26 a.m.: Traffic stop, 18th Street and Avenue I. • 1:36 a.m.: Alarm activation, 200 block of South Main Avenue. • 5:43 a.m.: Traffic stop, 1000 block of West 18th Street. • 4:41 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1500 block of South Avenue G. • 6:32 [...]

Portales girls claim tournament title at Littlefield

CMI staff LITTLEFIELD — If nothing else, the Portales Lady Rams may have made themselves tournament-ready in December. Playing in their third tourney final of the month, PHS captured its second championship on Saturday night with a 41-38 win over Wellington in the finals of the Wildcat Classic. PHS (11-1) trailed for most of the [...]

Rams grab consolation title at Littlefield

CMI staff LITTLEFIELD — The Portales Rams were a bit down after losing their first-round game to Farwell 57-56 in the Wildcat Classic on Thursday. Instead, they turned that disappointment into a positive. The Rams won their final three games in the event, capped by Saturday’s 57-39 win over Andrews, Texas. Isaiah Alvarado, Zach Campbell [...]