Police raid businesses

Malin Parker: Courtesy photo
Deputy TJ Gibson wraps glass pipes in newspaper that were confiscated as evidence from a Portales smoke shop on Wednesday.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Hundreds of bags of organic herbal potpourri were confiscated from two Portales smoke shops Wednesday by local law enforcement executing search warrants. The search warrants, based on information from a police informant, said police had probable cause to search the smoke shops because they believe the potpourri was […]

Month designated for Hispanic heritage


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing at Eastern New Mexico University. The office of Hispanic Affairs is celebrating this period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. by putting on multiple events on campus that are open to the public. “Our goal is to bring cultural awareness […]

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Tuesday Caller reported: • 11:38 a.m.: Suspicious activity, 600 block of East Brazos. • 11:51 a.m.: Harassment, Portales. • 12:01 p.m.: Juveniles fighting, 900 block of North Avenue I. • 12:48 p.m.: Requested officer, Portales. • 1:03 p.m.: Ambulance requested, 500 block of Moore’s Manor. • 1:09 p.m.: […]

Events Calendar — Sept. 26

Today New Mexico’s Living Landscapes — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Becky Auditorium in the College of Business. The program will be based on author Bill Dunmire’s book, “New Mexico’s Living Landscapes: A Roadside View.” Information: 505-867-3474. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for […]

My Turn: Dunmire is captivating storyteller

My junior high New Mexico history teacher, Pat Thatcher, can attest to the fact that when it came to learning about the early days of the Land of Enchantment, I was a less-than-passionate student. A few decades of perspective have changed that though, and books such as William Dunmire’s recently published “New Mexico’s Spanish Livestock […]

Quick strikes net Greyhounds win at UT-Permian Basin

CMI STAFF ODESSA, Texas — Julian Roberts had a goal and an assist, and Eastern New Mexico University scored twice in 49 seconds en route to a 4-2 win over Texas-Permian Basin. Kal Herbert scored his team-high sixth goal of the season to put the Greyhounds up for good 24:39 into the game, and goaltender […]

The “Pop of Death” and Finding God’s Instructions

Curtis Shelburne

I started writing this two weeks ago, hoping that before I finished it, I’d know the end of the story. It was a Sunday afternoon. That means the dog and I had an appointment for a nap, but man’s best friend was away visiting other family and friends, including her real owner, so I had […]

Fishing report — Sept. 26

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 Cabresto Lake — We had no […]

Portales sweeps by Roswell to move to 8-1

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com One team, Roswell High, has kept the Portales High volleyball squad from being unbeaten to this point in the season. On Tuesday night, the Lady Rams made amends for that setback with a 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 thrashing of the Lady Coyotes at the Ram Athletic Center. Senior Kristen […]

Zias win second-straight road LSC match

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Another day, another streak ends for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias, who snapped losing streaks of 16 Lone Star conference matches overall and 24 LSC road tilts with a win last week at Cameron, notched their first victory in nine years over Midwestern State on […]

Prep volleyball: Elida tops Dora, Floyd falls

CMI staff The two-time defending Class B state champion Elida Lady Tigers improved to 7-0 for the season on Tuesday night with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-13 win over Dora at Elida. Elida also won the junior varsity preliminary 25-11, 25-8, while the Lady Coyotes took both junior high matches in two-game sweeps. Meantime, at Fort […]

ENMU women’s rodeo team takes third

CMI staff Freshman Hayden Segelke and senior Gina Flewelling went 1-2 in goat tying to lead the Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s rodeo team to a third-place finish in the school’s College “Daze” Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. The Zias finished with 245 points in the nine-team competition, trailing only South Plains […]

Health seminar leaves questions unanswered


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Local small business owners still had questions after attending a seminar held Tuesday at the Yam Theatre regarding new state health insurance options for small businesses. “I have employees, five of them. We may have to scale back on our operation, as far as the cost,” said […]

Report: More than one quarter of area adults uninsured

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com More than one quarter of residents in Curry and Roosevelt counties are without health insurance, according to a Census Bureau report. The federal agency released a report last month on county-level health insurance coverage for 2011. More than 25 percent of working age adults 18 to 64 in […]

My turn: Lifelong or not, friends help you become you

Christina Calloway

I don’t like the part of growing up where you lose touch with friends who were influential in certain periods of your life, but I understand it. I missed a friend’s birthday this weekend, but ironically thought of her the next day when I was strolling through the supermarket and saw a package that said […]

Power decision must protect White Sands

There is a new voice in the public debate over whether the current preferred route for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line would impact testing at White Sands Missile Range, and therefore national security. And it’s a voice worth listening to. Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commander of the White Sands Missile Range, pulled no […]

Yes, you can “Like” without liking


A friend of mine left Facebook this weekend. I’ve sworn off using my personal Facebook accounts on Fridays. We were both getting tired of the noise. Now I’m afraid I’m inadvertently endorsing candidates. In 2009, a Virginia sheriff was running for re-election, and found that six of his deputies had “liked” the Facebook campaign page […]

Local band wins country showdown

PNT staff Local band StateLine returned home this week after winning the state finals portion of the Texaco Country Showdown competition in Albuquerque, according to the band’s lead guitarist Matt Wolfe. The six-member band, comprised of musicians from Clovis and Portales, competed against seven bands from across New Mexico. The band’s next trip on its […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 25

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Monday: Caller reported: • 9:22 a.m.:: House was ransacked, 500 block of South Roosevelt Road V. • 9:43 a.m.: Requested officer, 1700 block of South Avenue D. • 9:50 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1700 block of North Avenue K. • 10:39 a.m.: Animal issue, 500 block of South […]

Events Calendar — Sept. 25

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Fall Into a Storybook” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens choice. Open to students in grades 7-12. Information: […]