Zias beat Cameron in four sets

Staff report Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Frye had 15 kills and senior middle blockers Agatha Gibbons and Bree Lucero each had seven blocks Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University defeated Cameron 25-20, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16 in Lone Star Conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. The win boosted the Zias (10-12, 4-8 LSC), who had dropped […]

Rams soccer earns split against Roberston

Staff report The Portales boys soccer team had an offensive outburst in a non-district win over Robertson on Tuesday at the Portales pitch. Saul Fernandez, Manny Perez and Jose Salamon Jr. provided first-half goals as the Rams beat Las Vegas Robertson 4-1 Tuesday in a non-district match at Portales High School. In the girls match […]

Rams fall in district match

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By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com With two seniors, the Portales volleyball team is young and still learning the game. One of those lessons, according to their coach, is how to fight through adversity, something she felt they failed to do in a 25-23, 20-25, 15- 20, 14- 25 district loss to Ruidoso on Tuesday […]

Downtown returning to normal

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Traffic flows under the new fully-operational stoplights at the Main Avenue intersections of 1st and 2nd streets. Portales residents are glad the road construction on U.S. 70 has been substantially completed after 28 months.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Perla Nunez is relieved that the long overdue street construction through the heart of Portales is substantially finished after more than two years. “I’m glad they’re finally done,” said Nunez, a salesperson at Prestige Carpet on South Avenue A. “It looks a lot cleaner now. The lights are working. […]

Sheriff candidates talk concerns, needed improvements

Three candidates are seeking to win the Nov. 4 election to become Roosevelt County sheriff. Running for the position is Democrat Charles Perez, a former New Mexico Army National Guard member and current senior patrolman with the Eastern New Mexico University Police Department, Republican Malin Parker, who has served as chief deputy sheriff in the […]

‘Airbender’ an intense cartoon

By Lillian Bowe Staff columnist I love cartoons. There I said it. You may think it’s childish or stupid, but you just have not watched “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” This cartoon has nothing to do with the movie about the blue aliens, but it is an intricate and amazing story that made me want to […]

To do list — Oct. 22

Today • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Fairytale Fun. Information: 575-356-3940. • Teen program — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Wii Wednesday. Information: 575-356-3940. Thursday • Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority — 10 a.m., Texico City Fire Station. Information: 505-275-0022. • Tween program — 4:30 p.m., Portales […]

Police blotter — Oct. 22

The following is a sample of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations: Monday • 2:48 a.m.: Burglary in progress, 800 block South Avenue B . • 9:12 a.m.: Criminal damage, 400 block South Avenue Road U. • 9:31 a.m.: Hit and run, 400 block East 18th Street. […]

RGH proactive against Ebola

Staff report Roosevelt General Hospital will now be pre-screening for Ebola outside of its facility, according to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon. Patients and RGH visitors arriving at the hospital and clinic will be asked a series of questions regarding symptoms of Ebola disease, according to the release. “These measures are being taken in […]

Family, friends open donation account for shop owner devastated by fire

Staff report Friends and family of Earl Woods started a bank account at Wells Fargo to make donations after Woods’ garage burned down last week. Woods’ granddaughter Elaine Nettles started the bank account a few days after the fire. “I put the information on Facebook and people messaged me and said they wanted to give […]

Honor rolls — Oct. 22

Dora Municipal Schools A honor roll Seventh grade Lydia Barron Kaitlyn Kircher Allie Luscombe Freshman Lance Fletcher Savannah Kircher Sophomore Isaac Carrasco Shaelei Payne Charlyn Simpson Junior Jaecy Banther Levi Bickham Kaly Cone Lindsey Fletcher Brittany Kanmore Sam McConnell Dalton Privett Senior Christian Gruis Jake Nations A/B honor roll Seventh grade Austen Jones Hunter Jones Alyssa […]

Festival good time despite crisis

By Kevin Wilson Staff columnist For the 41st time, the community of Portales went nuts. This time, I helped. Saturday and Sunday marked the return of the annual peanut valley festival, celebrating the area’s prime crop with a trade show, health fair and entertainment at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. I remembered the festival from many years […]

Meetings watch — Oct. 22

Roosevelt County Commission Roosevelt County commissioners met Tuesday at the Portales Municipal Schools building. Their actions included: • Approval of resolution 2015-12. The resolution makes the city of Portales completely responsible for the operation of a misdemeanor DWI supervised probationary compliance program and brings the city into compliance with the New Mexico state statute regarding […]

Oklahoma’s governor wrong on system basics

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up several cases about same-sex marriage. The justices let stand rulings that say states have no basis to deny marriage to gay couples. Anyone who has followed the debate could predict what opponents would say in response. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s statement was typical: “The […]

You may not want to know the details

By Robert Arrowsmith Publisher An interesting question came to mind over the weekend as I was asked to approve an editorial. It seems three entities run by the city of Clovis — the zoo, the Civic Center and the golf course — lost nearly a million dollars combined in the last fiscal year. The question […]

ENMU FOOTBALL NOTES: Hounds need two wins

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
ENMU quarterback Jeremy Buurma gets off a pass before Tarleton State defenders can reach him during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at Greyhound Stadium. Buurma rushed for 58 yards and threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns, both to sophomore Aaron Johnson, in the Greyhounds’ 59-42 loss to the Texans.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com After Saturday’s 59-42 loss to Tarleton State at Greyhound Stadium, the Eastern New Mexico University football team is faced with having to win its final two games to make the championship bracket (top four) of the Lone Star Conference’s first postseason playoff. The top four teams in the LSC […]

Dora school news — Oct. 21

FUN NIGHT: Dora High School classes and organizations will sponsor the annual Fun Night on Saturday at the Rogers Gymnasium. Admission is free, but booths require one or more tickets to participate. Tickets sales (25 cents each) will begin at 7 p.m. Booths include fishing pond, putt putt pumpkin, bean bag toss, photo booth, eyeball knockout, […]

Sheriff candidates discuss budget, qualifications

  Three candidates are seeking to win the Nov. 4 election to become Roosevelt County sheriff. Running for the position is Democrat Charles Perez, a former New Mexico Army National Guard member and current senior patrolman with the Eastern New Mexico University Police Department, Republican Malin Parker, who has served as chief deputy sheriff in […]

Meetings watch — Oct. 21

Roosevelt County Commission The Roosevelt County Commission meets 9 a.m. today at the L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices. The agenda includes: •  Request to approve resolution 2015-12 authorizing the city of Portales to operate a misdemeanor DWI supervised probationary compliance program. The resolution will allow Roosevelt County to be compliant with New Mexico’s Misdemeanor Compliance Program. • […]

To do list — Oct. 21

Today • Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, School Board Meeting Room. Information: 575-356-5307. • After School at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • Portales City Council meeting — 6:30 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 575-356-6662.   Wednesday • Preschool storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. • […]