Military update: Many veterans have chance at retiree status

About 70,000 disabled veterans who served on active duty after 9/11, and were medically discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less, still have a shot to gain “retiree” status, with base shopping privileges and lifetime eligibility to TRICARE for them and families. The catch is they have to know about this opportunity and […]

Hounds sixth, Zias eighth in LSC basketball poll

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been picked sixth out of eight teams while the women were tabbed for eighth in a nine-team league in a preseason poll released by the conference office. Tarleton State finished with 166 points to edge Midwestern State, with 163, in the […]

Zias post five-set victory over LCU

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been picked sixth out of eight teams while the women were tabbed for eighth in a nine-team league in a preseason poll released by the conference office. Tarleton State finished with 166 points to edge Midwestern State, with 163, in the […]

Hounds ending losing streaks against LSC foes

CMI staff Not only is the Eastern New Mexico University football team putting together a winning streak like nothing seen in several years at the school, the Greyhounds are also ending some slides against members of the Lone Star Conference. The Greyhounds rallied for the final 22 points on Saturday night to nudge rival West […]

Two ENMU students die in rollover (update)

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Adrienne Trujillo was a caring person with a goofy side who wore her heart on her sleeve, according to family and friends. Padyn Reanell Hughes was outgoing and always having a positive outlook on life. The two Eastern New Mexico University students were killed Sunday evening after being […]

Q&A: Portales senior Anna George hopes to pursue career in film, theater or journalism

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Portales High School senior Anna George serves is a major cog behind the Portales School News page, which runs in the Friday edition of the Portales News-Tribune. George is the editor of the Portales School News Page, and has been a member of the journalism class since […]

My turn: Making the Dalai Lama proud

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By Sandy Field PNT columnist The Dalai Lama said, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” I think that’s a grand idea. I’m not sure I do that every year, but I’ve certainly had some success with this suggestion. There are many places within a few hours’ drive that I still need to […]

Eevents calendar — Nov. 2

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners workshop — 1 p.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Participants will play Wii games. Open to students in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot camp — […]

Commerce puts end to Zias’ tourney bid

CMI staff COMMERCE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer berth came up short on Sunday as the Zias lost to Texas A&M-Commerce 2-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams. ENMU needed a win over the Lions and a tie between West Texas A&M and Texas Woman’s […]

Police blotter — Nov. 5

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Friday Caller reported: • 2:30 p.m.: Lost or stolen property, 200 block of Oklahoma. • 4:28 p.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of South Avenue J. • 4:53 p.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of South Avenue H. • 5:36 p.m.: Subject removal, 1800 block of South Roosevelt Road […]

Hippies and dreadlocks; our kind of town

It was October vacation time. The Lady of the House and I were staying in Tombstone, Arizona. “Let’s go to Bisbee,” I said to The Lady of the House. This is the mile-high town where I once lived, about 20 miles from Tombstone. Often when I tell tales of when I lived there folks around […]

Breakfast will be late for awhile

Sorry guys, starting Sunday, breakfast will be late and dinner too. It’s not going to make sense, but things are going to change. For starters, your people will be sleeping a little later every day – hence the late breakfast. When this happens, it is very important when the sun comes up that you not […]

No, it’s not beginning to look a lot like Christmas

On my return from Phoenix last weekend, flying into Sunport, after two days of meetings that seemed to last a month, the first thing I did was what many of us, I suppose, do. I tuned in the car radio, looking for familiar Albuquerque stations, and prepared to run a few errands. Imagine my surprise. […]

We were boredom fighters

Imagination and ingenuity are traits they don’t pass out much anymore. We never lacked those qualities growing up. If we got caught out visiting some boring relative or friends of our parents where there were no toys or balls, we improvised. A shirt or towel could be rolled up and tucked or tied with string […]

Decorating tips coming up on new shows

Information on decorating wooden frames, making treat pops, and using botanical design stamps will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer, and she’s going to demonstrate how to decorate a wooden frame with rubber stamped images and chalk pencils to […]

No place like home

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Emily Crowe CMI STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com After spending years traveling the world with her husband while he was in the Air Force, June Phillips said the two were passing through Clovis in 1973, stopped to visit some friends, and simply never left. “It was a place to settle down until we decided where we wanted […]

ENMU basketball squads suffer exhibition defeats

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s men competed admirably Saturday night in an exhibition game against five-time Mountain West Conference champion New Mexico before losing to the Lobos 87-68 at The Pit. The Lobos, 29-6 last season and ranked 23rd in the Associated Press preseason poll, never led by more than the final […]

Peanut growers in bind

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Peanut farmers have a different pay schedule than most. Once they harvest their peanuts in the fall, typically about mid to late-October, they are paid for their crop for the entire year. When Sunland Inc., declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy early in October, growers in eastern New Mexico and […]

Oasis hosts annual fishing clinic

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The 23rd Annual Kids Fishin’ Clinic was up and running bright and early Saturday morning at Oasis State Park. Youth anglers brought their poles, tackle boxes, and listening ears as they took in the fundamentals of fishing from volunteers representing various organizations. The Kids Fishin’ Clinic was […]

Police blotter — Nov. 3

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Thursday: • 11:12 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 200 block of Utah. • 12:13 p.m.: Parking complaint, 200 block of South Avenue B. • 12:29 p.m.: Animal complaint, N.M. 236. • 12:52 p.m.: Animal complaint, 1000 block of East Danube. • 12:59 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 40000 block of U.S. […]