Events — Nov. 22

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Big Band Dance — 7 p.m., Clovis State Theater in Clovis. Hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Music. There is a $5 suggested donation. Information: 562-2377. Rec Center Dance — 7 p.m.-10 […]

Police blotter — Nov. 22

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday: • 8:43 a.m.: Animal complaint, 900 block of East Danube. • 8:50 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1500 block of West Fir. • 9:16 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1500 block of West Fir. • 10:09 a.m.: Requested officer, 200 block of East Seventh Street. • 10:46 a.m.: Abandoned […]

Portales should pursue return of tax dollars

Portales City Council this week decided to pursue recovery of $150,000 taxpayers gave Sunland Inc. prior to the peanut processor’s bankruptcy. It’s the responsible thing to do. And the effort should be an aggressive one. City Manager Doug Redmond said Sunland officials in May accepted the money — about a month after Sunland began bankruptcy […]

Remove perks that enable Police

Recently publicized allegations of assault by police officers, while supposedly looking for drugs, are much more than simple assault allegations. They are acts of aggressive penetration. If you or I did anything similar we would be rapists. Is bodily penetration becoming a weapon of choice in the stupid and evil war on politically incorrect drugs? […]

Portales plans to appeal NMAA redistricting

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer The New Mexico Activities Association on Wednesday released new classifications and district formats for nearly all of its sports, and gave member schools 72 hours to appeal the format that would apply to the next two seasons. Clovis school officials said they will accept the changes, but Portales […]

Area to receive first dose of winter

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer The season’s first dose of winter weather is headed toward eastern New Mexico this evening. That means freezing temperatures and a chance of snow. Meteorologist Jason Frazier, who works at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said the system will likely begin late this evening and stick around […]

Zias’ Frye named LSC freshman of the year

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico outside hitter Lauren Frye was named the Lone Star Conference’s freshman of the year Wednesday, as the conference announced its season awards at its championship banquet Wednesday night. Frye is the first Zia to win the freshman of the year award since Tina Mayo in 1991, and became the third […]

Brief: Food stamp reduction could cause stress on local food bank

CNJ staff Some cupboards might be more bare this winter with food stamp reductions set to kick in across the state this month. Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, total $5 billion nationally. Federal officials say through next September, the cuts will mean a loss of $47 million for food going to […]

Going back on tour


by Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Get the tour bus ready, because the band is hitting the road. Or in the case of the Portales High School Band, get the school bus ready. The Ram Band is gearing up for its Elementary Tour, to take place Tuesday. The PHS band will visit all […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council meeting

Here are three additional things you should know about Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting: • The Portales Police Department is upping its recruitment efforts with a new compensation plan. The Portales City Council approved a newly proposed pay plan for department employees, which was presented by acting Chief Pat Gallegos and City Manager Doug Redmond. […]

Finance plan gets approval

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority approved an updated financial plan for the Ute Pipeline Project at its Wednesday meeting. The plan will be used as a tool to further secure funding at the state and federal levels. The plan for the $500 million project, […]

Police blotter — Nov. 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 10:54 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, North Avenue O. • 11:09 a.m.: Requested deputy, 500 block of South Roosevelt Road V. • 11:14 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 600 block of East Lime. • 11:49 a.m.: Requested deputy 100 block of Airport. • 12:21 p.m.: Civil matter, 1300 […]

My turn: Spry cookbook golden find at library

I struck gold at the used book sale at the Portales Public Library last week, and it cost me only a quarter. My treasure is a tattered 50-page booklet called “Aunt Jenny’s Favorite Recipes,” most likely a freebie when it was published in the early 1940s to promote Spry, a brand of vegetable shortening with […]

Ticket: Students to present ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’

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Clovis Community College, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis High School and Cannon Air Force Base students will present “Bat Boy: The Musical” at CCC Town Hall this weekend.

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Company class is joining forces with Eastern New Mexico faculty to present “Bat Boy: The Musical” this weekend. The production, which originally premiered in 1997 at the Actors Gang Theatre in Los Angeles, will be jointly directed by CCC’s Christy Mendoza and ENMU’s Jean Ornellas. “Bat Boy: The Musical” […]

Events calendar — Nov. 21

Today Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon — Noon, Yam Theatre. The topic will be the Ute Pipeline Project. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $15 for non-members. Information: 356-8541. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Tween program — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to […]

Fishing report — Nov. 21

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 Charette Lakes — Closed for the […]

Hounds don’t get bowl invite, season over

CMI staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s football season is officially over. The Greyhounds, who went 7-3, shared the Lone Star Conference championship with Tarleton State at 5-1 and ended the year on a six-game winning streak, were not chosen for either the Heart of Texas Bowl in Copperas Cove, Texas, or the Texarkana […]

Comeback lifts ENMU past Chaps

CMI staff LUBBOCK — Senior guard Devone Davis scored eight of his career-high 24 points to key a game-ending 14-0 Eastern New Mexico University run over the final three minutes and the Greyhounds pulled out an 84-79 victory over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday night. Davis, who scored 16 points in the second half, went 8-of-13 […]

Council will seek opinion on recouping Sunland economic development money

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer The Portales City Council made two economic development moves at its regular meeting Tuesday in result of a closed executive session. The council approved officials consult with a bankruptcy attorney regarding “Sunland bankruptcy issues.” Portales City Manager Doug Redmond said this will allow councilors to get an opinion […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission

The following took place at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Commissioner’s Meeting. • Commissioners approved a proclamation recognizing Nov. 25 as Adoption Day. • Sheriff Darren Hooker reported spending $1,600 on Individual Patrol Officer Kits, which is essentially a hemorrhage control kit. • Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova reported 103 inmates being housed in the […]