Senior Calendar — June 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. Thursday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. .- […]

Creative Living — June 16

Information on using fabric markers, preparing family dinners and making a jacket from a sweatshirt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Designer and crafter Shannon Bielke will show how to use Tulip’s new fabric markers to decorate all sorts of items, including baby […]

ENMU’s Medlin wins in team roping at CNFR

CMI staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Logan Medlin claimed a national championship on Saturday night. Medlin, combining with Tarleton State junior Billy Bob Brown, took first place team roping at the College National Finals Rodeo. Another ENMU/Tarleton tandem, Greyhounds senior Michael Trujillo and TSU’s Cadee Tew, finished third in the event. […]

Senate looking to extend lesser prairie chicken decision

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is leading a bipartisan call to extend a decision on whether to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, according to a press release. Udall and senators from the five states affected by a possible listing sent a letter to Dan Ashe, director of the […]

Is there a doctor in the horse?

Getting injured is an embarrassment to a cowboy. Unlike professional athletes with trainers and insurance, “playing hurt” is expected in the cowboy world. It is part of the cowboy mentality; which is better, letting your broken arm heal or repelling down the face of Mt. Everest on a dare? Dave had two 3-year-old fillies in […]

Portales celebrates its heritage

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent
Citizens from throughout Roosevelt County converge to observe the 29th annual Heritage Days celebration.

By Eric Norwood Jr. Portales News-Tribune A second night of rain didn’t deter the citizens of Roosevelt County as residents lined down up and down 18th street early in the morning in anticipation of the 29th annual Heritage Days parade. Excited children sat roadside eagerly awaiting the parade and all that comes with it, […]

Events Calendar — June 16

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Dig Your Health — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Games and activities will be featured for children in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Pancake breakfast — 7:30 a.m., Portales […]

Road Construction — June 16

Area road construction and closure information for this week: City of Clovis Norris Street continues to be closed to all traffic for an undetermined amount of time for construction, from Colonial Parkway to Wilhite Road. There will be no through traffic allowed, please seek alternate access. Curry County The Curry County road department will be […]

Police Blotter — June 16

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Thursday Caller reported: • 1:20 p.m.: Suspicious activity, Seventh Avenue and Abilene. • 3:19 p.m.: Burglary, 700 block of North O Avenue. • 4:01 p.m.: Found property, 100 block of North I Avenue. • 4:10 p.m.: Lost property, 400 block of West Sixth Street. • 5:12 p.m.: Ambulance […]

Father’s Day for those who opt to ‘man up’

Clovis Media Inc. editorial board Maybe you’ve heard it said that it’s easier to be a father than to become one. Assuming a role, and all that accompanies it, requires work. So it is with becoming a father. As the nation celebrates Father’s Day today, it is perhaps fitting to acknowledge a couple of brutal […]

What will matter is what you did for those in need

By Wendel Sloan When you are on your deathbed, will you be at peace? Did you slap together a paint-by-numbers life using the brush of least resistance, or did you create a stained masterpiece from a rugged palette of authenticity over expediency? If you had more than enough, did you spend a little less on […]

Father shares rodeo with son


Teen says his confidence and strength to compete in rodeo from from father’s support By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Joshua Walker knows that when he’s astride his horse, ready to dominate in tie-down roping, he can look back and his father will be there. It’s something he can count on because is father […]

Dishonor in the ranks


Police chief says he knows he inherited problems; working hard to fix them By Robin Fornoff CMI projects editor One evening in January, a Wal-Mart employee alleged uniformed Portales Police Officer Fred Hamner walked up to her and  unzipped her jacket. She gave investigators this account of what happened next: “(Hamner) says he has […]

Shooting top focus for Rams in offseason

CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero
Portales senior Zachary Campbell looks for an open teammate during the Rams' Thursday afternoon game against the Tularosa Wildcats at Greyhound Arena.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams’ summer basketball program is in full swing. During the month of June, the Rams have been participating in Ram Shooting, a program aimed at developing players’ shooting skills, as well as scrimmaging in various camps against teams from across the state. “We work really […]

Father’s path honorable, even if not followed

Even though I didn’t follow in the steps of my father it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the path he cut. Both my dad and my father-in-law collected and restored antique and classic cars. Wandering a car show or seeing classic cars shined up in a parade still gives me a strong connection to them. […]

In search of ponies: Iran difficult on dogs, owners

Maybe Snoopy saw it coming. Sign after sign popping up with the deep voice that lamented “No dogs allowed.” But it was the 70’s, and even though endearing, Snoopy was still a dog. Yet in a world where pets have gone from being rejected to tolerated to welcomed and even catered to, it’s more than […]

McGee: That fortune teller was onto something

I came across a news story about a guy who got caught burglarizing a fortune teller’s home. He wanted his money back, $200,000, which he paid to have a “love spell” cast on a woman. It didn’t work. Have you ever visited a fortune teller? I have. Once. It was long ago and far away […]

Photos link to past


By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer Jeanette Pitcher says the buffalo grass grew freely in New Mexico during the early 1900s, well at least that’s a tale she heard passed down from her ancestors who homesteaded in Elida. Pitcher, who lives in Oregon and is a native of Artesia, has collected photos that she […]

Some Father’s Day reflections on fathers

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Well, here comes Father’s Day. Honestly, I don’t much need a calendar, a card company, and a proclamation or a few for me to wax reflective about fathers and fatherhood. I’m a fellow who thinks that perhaps the most poignant verse in all of Scripture is the heart-rending cry […]

Plenty of blame can go around for latest escape

At least Curry County had help losing a jail inmate this time. Ruben Hernandez, a convicted felon with a long criminal history, ran away from Clovis Municipal Court on Tuesday morning. He was captured about 14 hours later. Municipal Judge Jan Garrett is to be applauded for announcing the blame was all hers. (After all, […]