Inmates accuse jail staff of abuse

PNT staff Three Roosevelt County Detention Center inmates said they were indiscriminately sprayed with a pepper ball gun by a detention center officer last week, according to a tort claim notice filed at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office. Portales attorney Eric Dixon is representing the three inmates, Roy Montano, Eric Pena and Byron Williams who […]

Anniversary festival set

PNT staff The St. Thomas More Newman Center in Portales will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with Eastern New Mexico University’s homecoming. The center is one of ENMU’s oldest organizations. The Catholic-based organization will be celebrating from today until Sunday. With the opening of Eastern New Mexico Junior College in 1934, there was a need […]

Cannon shutdown impact

Information about the federal government shutdown’s impact on Cannon Air Force Base, posted on the Cannon Commandos Facebook page. The intent of this post is to provide information regarding the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron activities that are affected by the government shutdown to include closures, limited services, and event cancellations. Due to the […]

Rams looking for rebound with Elks visiting

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After a solid start through four games, everything came apart last week for the Portales Rams. PHS turned the ball over eight times and had 13 dropped passes, second-year coach Jaime Ramirez noted, in Friday’s 46-13 shellacking at Dexter. Portales (4-1) will try to get back on the […]

Clovis upends Portales 4-1

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CMI staff Clovis coach Traci Sievers liked the way her team responded with a few starters held out with injuries. Samantha Meza scored a pair of goals and Shelbi Jones made four saves as visting Clovis beat Portales 4-1 Thursday in a girls non-district match. Carrie Sharp added a goal and an assist for the […]

Prep football capsules — Oct. 4

Reserve (0-3) at Dora (4-1) When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Last meeting: 2013, Dora crushed the Mountaineers 66-14 on Sept. 6 at Reserve. Last year, the Coyotes won 71-6 at Dora. Last week: The Coyotes won by forfeit over Roy. Reserve lost to Animas 64-26. Of note: Dora coach Mason McBee said that while the Mountaineers […]

Greyhounds push win streak to five

CMI staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team needed a second-half rally to keep its win streak alive. Senior forward Eishu Kanemitsu scored the game-winning goal and added an assist as the Greyhounds beat Lubbock Christian 2-1 Thursday at the ENMU Soccer Field to push their win streak to five games. […]

Elida opens district play with win over Clovis Christian

Elida beat Clovis Christian 25-11, 25-15, 25-12 Thursday in the District 4-B volleyball opener for both teams. The Lady Tigers improved to 10-1 with the win. “It was good to get back into action after the Capitan tournament,” said Elida coach Darrell Chenault, referring to the Lady Tigers’ first loss of the season in a […]

Cannon shutdown impact

Information about the federal government shutdown’s impact on Cannon Air Force Base, posted on the Cannon Commandos Facebook page. The intent of this post is to provide information regarding the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron activities that are affected by the government shutdown to include closures, limited services, and event cancellations. Due to the […]

New Mexico fishing report — Oct. 3

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 […]