Fishing Report — Aug. 1

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Due to low water […]

Q&A: Moving the troop ahead


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Curtis Utley attended the Boy Scouts of America’s 2013 National Jamboree in Mount Hope, W.V., from July 15-24. Utley raised more than $1,600 to attend the event by writing letters to local organizations, who provided donations. He also received a $1.600 BSA scholarship. Utley is a member […]

ENMU president: Low rank no surprise

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says New Mexico’s institutions ranking at the bottom of national educational surveys and studies is nothing new. In the Leaders and Laggards report issued in early July by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, a state-by-state report card on public post-secondary […]

Cutworm threat looms

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer Many farmers in eastern New Mexico and west Texas are pleased with recent rains amid persistent drought. However, other threats to their farms are looming, including a potential outbreak of cutworms and Verticillium wilt. Jane Pierce, entomologist at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Artesia, […]

Police Blotter — Aug. 1

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 9:53 a.m.: Requested officer, 1300 block of South Avenue B. • 10:21 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1300 block of North Abilene. • 10:22 a.m.: Requested officer, 1100 block of West Fir. • 10:30 a.m.: Son did not show up to drop off kids, 400 block […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 1

Today Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m., North Chicago Street, across from Big Valley Automotive. Information: 760-0690. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Artists in Residence Poetry Workshop — 7-9 p.m., Lea Hall Conference Room […]

My Turn: Art event worth a shot

Betty Williamson

Portales has two new residents this week and next, and rumor has it, they’re going to add to the total of “friendly folks,” rather than boost the number of “old grouches.” Writers Ruth Thompson and Don Mitchell are making Portales their temporary home as they serve as guest Artists in Residence in our community. If […]

Greyhounds picked for sixth in LSC poll

CMI STAFF Aside from a few members missing, the 2013 Lone Star Conference preseason football poll looks a lot like the 2012 final standings. West Texas A&M, which shared the LSC title last season with Midwestern State, beat out the Mustangs in the preseason poll with 16 first-place votes. Midwestern took three first-place votes to […]

Two inducted for service


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer They come from opposite backgrounds but two Roosevelt County women the one thing that brought them to dedicate years to the county’s 4-H program is their children. They used their mothering skills to guide countless children through the program and now Fran Welch and Janie Hardin are being […]

Problem hard to pinpoint, official says

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales Schools Interim Superintendent David Van Wettering said the bottom 25 percent of students in the school system is a group staff has targeted for years. The state’s Public Education Department’s recent school grades of Portales schools show schools are doing a poor job of improving that particular […]