Not all students can vote on new stadium


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Only full-time Eastern New Mexico University students will decide the fate of a proposed $8 million football stadium to be built ion campus. But if the vote is successful, all students will share the burden for the next 30 years. Fifty-seven percent of ENMU’s record fall enrollment of […]

Road condition concerns some

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Portales residents have complained about the bump the vehicle pictured here is driving over on Second Street and Avenue E. Citizens have told councilors and other city officials that they felt the bump is a bit high and uneven between lanes.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales City Councilor Dianne Parker said a few of her constituents have noticed areas along First Street that are low and creating puddles when it rains. “The one concern was the last time we had that nice rain, I had one of my constituents text and ask me […]

Q&A: PHS homecoming queen plans career in psychology


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Portales High School senior Emiliana Walker was as surprised as anyone when she won Homecoming Queen of Portales High School last week. Her parents are Portales High graduates, and they were as excited as ever their daughter won. Walker sports a 3.6 grade point average, is a […]

Dora School News — Sept. 24

Fall homecoming spirit week On Saturday, Dora Homecoming ceremonies will follow the 3 p.m. home football game against Roy. Dora students are encouraged to exhibit their school spirit all week with daily dress-up themes to tie in with the overall homecoming theme, “TIME TO WIN!” Here are the categories for each day: Monday — Dress […]

Events Calendar — Sept. 24

Today Health insurance seminar — Noon, Yam Theatre. John Woosley, district director of the Small Business Administration will guide the seminar about the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. Information: 356-8541. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. “Fall Wind” will be featured. Open to children in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot camp […]

My Turn: Autumn welcome visitor after long, days of summer

Autumn has arrived. As sure as garlands of evergreens and candy canes usher in the joys of winter, there are chiles and pumpkins and fall colored mums to welcome this season. Morning finds me reaching for my trusty old sweatshirt hoodie. Evening finds me donning the goose down vest. The big black roasting bins spin […]

Hounds look to build on win at AFA

CMI staff Although it doesn’t count on their official record, it’s a lot better to come home after a long road trip with a win than the other alternative. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team made enough plays on Friday afternoon to get out of Colorado Springs with a 42-35 victory over the Air Force […]

Zias fall to St. Ed’s in 2 OTs

CMI staff For the second consecutive time, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team pushed a nationally-ranked opponent to the limit. This time, though, No. 19 St. Edward’s got a goal from Ally Linquist with about two minutes left in the second and final 10-minute, sudden-death OT, giving the Hilltoppers a 1-0 victory on […]

Police blotter — Sept. 24

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: • 4:45 p.m.: Suspicious activity, 1000 block of West 18th Street. • 4:53 p.m.: Harassment, 300 block of South Roosevelt Road 4. • 5:33 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Portales. • 5:39 p.m.: Requested officer, Portales. • 5:40 p.m.: Requested standby, 1500 block of Arizona. • […]

Rams nip SF Prep; Lady Rams fall

CMI photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales freshman Adan Garay, left, and Santa Fe Prep junior Keenan Amer battle for control of the ball at midfield during Saturday’s District 2-1A/3A boys soccer match at the PHS field. The Rams posted a 2-1 victory.

CMI staff The Portales Rams are off to a good start in District 2/1A-3A boys soccer. Junior Jose Barron converted a pair of goals, assisted both times by senior Brandon Gomez, and the Rams edged Santa Fe Prep 2-1 on Saturday at the PHS soccer field. Both teams came in looking to stay unbeaten in […]

Herbert breaks ENMU record in OT win

CMI photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU senior Kal Herbert, right, makes a pass to freshman Jordan Gregory during the first half of Saturday’s men’s soccer match against Dallas Baptist at the ENMU pitch.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer Kal Herbert’s goal early in the second half of Saturday’s men’s soccer match appeared to accomplish two things. One, he set an ENMU record by scoring a goal in a fifth consecutive match. And, with Dallas Baptist defender Cameron Gilbert drawing a red card and an ejection for […]

Coyotes knock off Amherst

CMI staff DORA — Senior Jestin Watson and junior Eddie Arzate each rushed for more than 100 yards on Saturday as the Dora Coyotes turned back Amherst 46-32 in a 6-man football game. Watson scored three touchdowns on the ground and added another one on a pass from Arzate, who also threw a touchdown pass […]

ENMU cross country teams third, fourth

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women finished third while the men were fourth in Saturday’s Buffalo Stampede cross country meet, hosted by West Texas A&M. The Zias finished with 75 team points to trail Midwestern State (54) and Dallas Baptist (63) in the eight-school event. In men’s competition, the Greyhounds had […]

Water fights are for kids, not leaders

T he Ute water pipeline project, some insist, is needed to sustain life across eastern New Mexico for our children and grandchildren into the next century. Opponents claim it’s too expensive and won’t help anyway when the Ogallala aquifer is depleted in the next decade or three as experts predict. It seems there’s not a […]

Neighbor gone, but never forgotten

Wendel Sloan

Sitting on my screened porch watching fall sneaking in like a misty-morning stranger, I study two vacant houses and wonder what happened to long-ago neighbors. One was Lyle Bert, 64 when I knew him in 2000. When warm weather brought new birds and shaggy grass, Lyle was the first on the block to bring his […]

No kids yet, but dogs filling void just fine

Kitsana Dounglomchan

Every day my two dogs — Jackson, a cotton ball American Eskimo, and Riley, an athletic black and brown Australian kelpie — battle for possession of a ball. After four years, I’ve learned they also use these battles to answer a question — who is the alpha dog in their relationship? Married couples argue over […]

Our People: Animal art traction


Though Patsy Delk is active in the Clovis community, recognition of her art might proceed her from time to time. A former art teacher and an accomplished artist in her own right, Delk is the woman behind the painted Jersey cows that stand around town as part of 2009’s Curry County centennial celebration. Her work […]

Bonds of man and beast


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Man and beast joined forces in the spirit of competition Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University’s College Daze Rodeo. “Balance is a big thing. You got to keep your feet under you,” said Clay Bonner, a junior at ENMU who competed in calf roping and team roping. […]

County dairies struggle with tax

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Blame the drought. Blame the loss of multiple dairies on the east side of the state. No matter how you slice it, two things have happened in the cattle industry: The number of cattle in Roosevelt County decreased from 2012 but the value of the remaining herds continued […]

Rainy days depressing? Not in my world

Country singer Luke Bryan said it best: “Start washin’ all our troubles down the drain. Rain is a good thing.” I have no idea where my umbrella is and I’m still not too worried about it. I have searched under a few car seats and in a few closets. But I don’t want to jinx […]