Police blotter — Oct. 8

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Friday Caller reported: • 1:24 a.m.: Shoplifting, 1600 block of East Spruce. • 2:14 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 600 block of South Avenue E. • 2:27 a.m.: Dog barking, 1500 block of South Avenue F. • 3:19 a.m.: Noise disturbance, 1600 block of South Avenue D. • 6:11 a.m.: […]

Portales spikers finish second


CMI staff The Portales Lady Rams beat an old nemesis on Saturday, but they couldn’t finish off their rivals to the north. PHS went five sets to beat Class 3A power Pojoaque 25-13, 25-23, 18-25, 23-25, 15-5 in the Gold Bracket semifinals of the Peyton Chavez Tournament of Champions at the Ram Athletic Center before […]

Tarleton State holds off Hounds


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Tarleton State coach Cary Fowler said the Texans ran an offense not all that unlike Eastern New Mexico University’s triple-option attack on Saturday. Senior quarterback Jake Fenske threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns, relying mostly on swing-type passes, and the 22nd-ranked Texans improved to […]

PHS girls rally for win

CMI staff The Portales Lady Rams got all the offense they needed in a span of less than three minutes in the second half on Saturday. Trailing 1-0, senior Damari Jimenez, and Gracie Vega and junior Hannah Evans found the back of the net early in the second half, and Portales went on to a […]

TexAnns sweep Zias

CMI staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State got 12 kills from Kaitlyn White and 11 from Stacie Murrah and led virtually all the way on Saturday in a 25-13, 25-18, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. The TexAnns (9-6, 4-1 LSC) scored the first two points in Game 1 and […]

Coyotes cruise past Reserve

Senior Jestin Watson rushed for more than 100 yards and junior Eddie Arzate threw for more than 100 as the Dora Coyotes improved to 5-1 with a 71-6 rout of Reserve on Saturday at Dora. The game was called at halftime on the state’s 50-point mercy rule. Dora returns to action on Saturday with a […]

ENMU celebrates homecoming weekend

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
The Portales High School marching band entertains the crowd during the ENMU Homecoming Parade.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming theme “Return to Paradise,” had a strong influence on all festivities Saturday. The Homecoming parade looked like an Hawaiian luau, as the tropical theme was displayed on almost every float, and leis with colorful flowers were thrown along with the traditional […]

Many students pleased with stadium vote

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com There was an extra buzz surrounding this year’s ENMU Homecoming, as the vote for a new stadium was the hot topic. After Friday’s vote had passed by an 83 percent majority vote, an extra boost of excitement was evident among students, alumni, and local citizens. “I think […]

Beware of turtle bites

What do horses, centipedes, geese, dogs and zippers have in common with Mike Tyson? They bite! As a veterinarian I routinely find myself sticking my hand into some animal’s mouth, giving pills, floating teeth, removing foreign objects or tickling their uvula. Not long ago I plunged my arm in a cow’s mouth (she was in […]

Events Calendar — Oct. 6

Today Last Chance Paradise — 2 p.m., ENMU’s University Theatre Center. Admission is $5 and free for ENMU students with a valid student ID. Box office opens one hour prior to the show’s start. Information: 562-2711. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. […]