Life a run to the finish, like football

My understanding of football is not the greatest and when I ask dumb questions I am really showing ignorance of the game. However in our family I try to become more knowledgeable. My family is patient, explaining each play until about halftime and then its one grunt means “No” and two grunts mean, “Yes.” This […]

Event calendar — Jan. 31

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Closing reception for Remote Viewing — 5 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery in the Golden Library. The exhibit’s artist Rey-Mel Cornelius will be in attendance. Information: Jonathan.barr@enmu.edu. Andy and Don’s Farewell Concert — […]

Hot-shooting Hounds dispatch Hardrockers

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ENMU senior Dennis Hardwell pulls up for a jump shot over South Dakota Mines senior Michael Dietz during the first half of Thursday night’s game at Greyhound Arena.

CMI staff Senior guard Rodney Blackmon drained a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession, and the long balls just kept coming for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night. Senior guard Rafael Love scored 21 points —17 in the second half — and Blackmon finished with 19, including a combined 8-for-13 from 3-point range, as […]

Police blotter — Jan. 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 12:02 p.m.: Follow-up request, 500 block of North Avenue L. • 1:01 p.m.: Fraud, Portales. • 1:06 p.m.: Animal complaint, 1600 block of South Avenue C. • 2:08 p.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of South Avenue B. • 2:12 p.m.: Prisoner transport, U.S. 70. […]

Portales girls basketball capsule, Jan. 31

Portales (16-2) at Goddard (9-10) When: 7 p.m. today at Roswell Last meeting: The Lady Rams edged Goddard 35-29 one year ago tonight at the RAC. Last time out: Both teams played on Saturday, with PHS winning at Moriarty 54-42 and the Lady Rockets falling at Santa Teresa 42-38. Goddard players to watch: Stephanie Kolker, […]

Building cleanup in full swing

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales demolished its first two dangerous buildings in 2013 using the money it budgeted to tackle what city officials have labeled a public health issue. Dangerous buildings, which are described as being a threat to public health, have been a big concern and a priority for the Portales […]

Elida mayor gets probation

PNT staff Elida Mayor Duward Dixon was sentenced to 12 months of probation Wednesday related to a domestic dispute that took place in June 2011. Deputy 9th Judicial District Attorney Brian Stover said Wednesday was a continuation of a plea and disposition hearing for Dixon, 47, who was charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault, and […]

Legislative roundup — Jan. 30

Days remaining in session: 21 Gazing at the sun: Inside the Roundhouse and out, eyes were trained Wednesday on the fiery orb around which life revolves. For Earth, that’s the sun; for New Mexico, it’s the zia sun symbol. While some lawmakers inside the Capitol decried widespread commercial use of the state symbol, outside the […]

Roosevelt County inmate escaped briefly

PNT staff A Roosevelt County inmate briefly escaped Wednesday morning during a hearing at Magistrate Court, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office official. Fabian Romero, 22, made it about 30 yards before being captured, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Parker said Romero broke from a transport guard’s restraint inside of the court area […]

Immigrants push to keep licenses

By Barry Massey The Associated Press SANTA FE — Immigrant workers urged lawmakers on Wednesday to focus on improving New Mexico’s economy rather than considering Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s proposal to stop the state from issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally. Members of an immigrant rights group brought 5,000 petitions to […]