Four area judges named to board

CMI staff Four area judges were voted to the Magistrate Judges Association board of directors, according to a press release. The Magistrate Judges of New Mexico met in Albuquerque in September for its annual conference and also conducted its annual election of officers and board members at the conference. Judge Duane Castleberry of Clovis was […]

“Gravity” too powerful for pet peeves

When I’m watching movies at home, I have only a few pet peeves: • My place has neither Cherry Coke, popcorn or Milk Duds, my theatrical necessities. • When the DVD has so many previews before the movie, I forget what movie I was about to watch. • When my friend asks me to get her a […]

Tax incentives fine, if job growth is proven

New Mexico has worked hard to attract business over the years, often like the stereotypical college freshman works hard to get into a fraternity or sorority during pledge week. More concerned with businesses liking us than us liking them? Signed up for that. Give breaks with no written promise of a payback? Go! Fight! Win! […]

Military update: Commissary closures leave mark

As House Republicans prepared to close down a large part of the government in their latest attempt to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, one of their own introduced the Pay Our Military Act (HR 3210) to allow military members to be paid through the shutdown. Congress quickly passed the bill from Rep. Mike Coffman […]

Hounds play Mustangs to scoreless tie

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University’s men’s soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to a school-record seven matches on Monday, battling Midwestern State to a scoreless double-overtime draw at the ENMU pitch. The Greyhounds (7-3-2) had won five in a row before the draw. They are 1-17-2 all-time against the Mustangs, but 1-0-2 in the […]

Zias notch win over WT

CMI staff Junior forward Maurisa Jones had her first two-goal match on Sunday and Eastern New Mexico University rolled to a 4-1 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over West Texas A&M at the ENMU pitch. ENMU (4-4-2, 1-1-1 LSC) posted its fourth all-time win over the Lady Buffs (3-4-4, 1-1-1) and snapped a four-match […]

ENMU women post win at Vernon rodeo

CMI staff VERNON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women dominated in breakaway roping and the Zias captured the championship in the Vernon College rodeo over the weekend with 270 points. South Plains College was second with 180 points and Texas Tech third at 152. Tarleton State was the team winner on the men’s side […]

Vendors like new Farmers Market location

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Paxton Culpepper, right, and his brother Pierce help their mother by loading the pumpkins they selected for carving into a wagon Monday at the Portales Farmers Market.  Abby Culpepper said she buys pumpkins at the market every year.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Despite a favorable farm season and a more prominent location, Portales Farmers Market Director Margie Plummer said attendance was the same as last year. From 50 to 200 customers a day shop at The Farmers Market, which is open Mondays and Thursdays from July through October, according to […]

My turn – Nana passed down love for yard work

Sandy Fields

By Sandy Fields PNT columnist I have this old metal wash basin. One of my favorite afternoon treats is to head to my yard with this basin in hand, gardening gloves, and a steak knife. There I’ll sit for hours with my beautiful black cat, enjoying the mindless work of lawn beautification. The time passes […]

Events calendar — Oc. 8

Today Seven String Barbed Wire: The Many Faces of Latino Immigration — 2 p.m., ENMU’s Sandia Room. The exhibit will chronicle images of recent immigrants, pro and anti-immigration protesters and symbols of separation, hope, acceptance, and freedom. Information: 562-2253. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. The theme is Day of the […]