Tuesday to see pair of votes

PNT staff Elections on Tuesday are for a District 5 Hospital Board Member and a Dora School Bond. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for both for both elections. Ballots can be cast for the District 5 Hospital Board at the Jake Lopez Community Building. The polling place for the Dora School […]

Road construction — Nov. 3

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Portales Traffic has moved to the outside or south lane of U.S. 70. With this move, traffic is able to access Avenue A, Main Street, and Abilene off of Second Street. Access to the courthouse square and businesses on Avenue A and Main Street will be […]

County receives $5,000 grant

PNT staff Roosevelt County will receive nearly $5,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to a press release from the Portales Community Services Center. A local board will determine how the money will be distributed. Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: • Be eligible to receive federal funds. • […]

Hounds stun WT with second-half comeback

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team once again has possession of the “Wagon Wheel.” Senior fullback Christian Long rushed for 121 yards and scored the Greyhounds’ final three touchdowns, including a 2-yard run with 51 seconds left, and freshman D’Majeric Tucker — who earlier returned a kickoff 99 yards for […]

Coyotes rout Animas to advance


CMI staff DORA — One step down for the Dora Coyotes in their bid to return to the 6-man state finals. The next one gets a little tougher though. Dora opened a 41-0 halftime lead on Saturday and cruised to a 55-0 win over Animas in a quarterfinal game. The contest was called midway through […]

Lady Rams clinch district title


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com With a little blip in the middle, the Portales Lady Rams did on Saturday what they usually do — win the District 4-3A regular-season volleyball championship. Of more concern, though, was an ankle injury sustained by senior outside hitter Kristen Wagner midway through the fourth set of their […]

Socorro ousts Lady Rams from state soccer

CMI staff SOCORRO — A goal early in the second half was enough for Socorro to advance in the Class 1A-3A state girls soccer tournament on Saturday. Dominique Molina found the net for the Lady Warriors in the 46th minute, and they held on for a 1-0 victory over Portales High in a first-round matchup. […]

Lady Cats cruise to District 4-5A cross country title

CMI staff HOBBS — Clovis High’s girls were nearly perfect on Friday. Hobbs’ boys were as well. Both teams were easy winners in District 4-5A cross country competition. The CHS girls ran 1-2-4-5-7 for a score of 19 points to 48 for Hobbs and 67 for Carlsbad. Meantime, the Eagles went 1-2-3-5-6 for 17 points […]

Prep football capsules — Nov. 2

Friday Melrose 44, Tatum 14 Records: Tatum 5-4 (1-2 8-man District 3), Melrose 5-3 (2-1) Difference: Sophomore Rowdy Allen’s 67-yard punt return for a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter opened an 18-0 lead for the Buffaloes, and they cruised from there. Difference-makers: Sophomore Wyatt Williams scored two first-quarter touchdowns for the […]

ENMU roundup: Hounds play No. 7 Midwestern St. to draw

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has shown it can play with a top-10 program. The Greyhounds battled seventh-ranked Midwestern State to a scoreless double-overtime tie on Friday night, the second time this season ENMU has done that against the Mustangs (10-3-2). MSU leads […]