Zias’ streak ends at three

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com For the second night in a row, Eastern New Mexico University’s women dug themselves an early hole. This time, they were unable to dig out of it. Texas Woman’s opened a 14-2 lead less then six minutes into the game, then fought off the Zias with the help […]

PHS basketball capsules — Jan. 24

Boys Portales (6-4) vs. Texico (14-0), at Moriarty (9-9) When: 7 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Saturday, respectively Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 today, KSEL-AM 1450 on Saturday Last meetings: The Rams swept Texico last year, 66-63 in Texico and 55-54 at the RAC, both decided in the final seconds. They lost at home to Moriarty 56-51 […]

Prep basketball summaries

Thursday Boys Dora 59, Cuba 38 Dora (13-4) — Jesus Villegas 3, Sam McConnell 2, Josh Walker 12, Jestin Watson 10, Dalton Privett 9, Dylan Privett 23. Totals 23 9-14 59. Cuba (7-9) — Koby Aragon 2, Jarred Jacquez 2, Josh Chiquito 5, Isaac Trujillo 12, Rezham Antonio 3, Taray Johnson 10, Austin Toledo 4. […]

Hounds picked to tie for fifth in LSC baseball

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked to tie for fifth-place with Cameron in the now-six-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll, released on Thursday by the conference office. The Greyhounds are coming off a 21-27 season (8-20 LSC) under Chris Terry, who left in August to become the head […]

Greyhounds win third straight

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ENMU senior Phil Henry gets a lay up pass Texas A&M-Commerce junior Christian Macauley in the first half of Wednesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s men were having a tough time shooting the ball. Texas A&M-Commerce had a tough time taking care of it. In the end they offset each other, but the Greyhounds (9-7, 3-2 Lone Star Conference) made enough plays down the stretch to pull out an […]

Zias move into second place in LSC

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ENMU sophomore Cassidy Doherty goes for a layup over Texas A&M-Commerce sophomore Aubree Butts in the first half of Wednesday night’s game at Greyhound Arena.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Step one of a tough three-step week has been accomplished. Eastern New Mexico University’s women, playing the first of three Lone Star Conference games in four days, fell behind early 12-2, but roared back with a 16-3 run to take the lead by halftime and then pulled away […]

Events calendar — Jan. 23

Today Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. “Making Magic” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Board Game Night — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to students in grades 4-6. Information: 356-3940. Friday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — […]

Legislative roundup — Jan. 23

By Bruce Krasnow The New Mexican A year ago, when the New Mexico Legislature convened for a 60-day session, the state was dead last in job growth. A year later, New Mexico is still dead last in job growth. The state labor force grew less than 1 percent during the most recent three-year period, from […]

Some resolutions worth making

Barely over three weeks into a new year, I have decided to break my resolution to not have resolutions. It’s all the fault of the Internet. I snapped one evening when, as I was online attempting to procure inexpensive tickets for non-reserved seating at an event in Albuquerque, I was prompted to come up with […]

Math nights add up to fun

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com The equation on the projection screen — (56 ÷ 7 + 4 x 2 ) — drew sighs of frustration from more than one student attending last week’s fifth-grade math night at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary Once they solved the equation, they would check to see if they had the […]

Police blotter — Jan. 23

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:18 a.m.: Harassment, N.M. 88. • 12:43 a.m.: Premise check, U.S. 70. • 5:19 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 600 block of South Avenue D. • 6:48 a.m.: Traffic stop, University Drive and U.S. 70. • 7 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of Wylie Cox Circle. […]

Job growth, creation on focus

By Bruce Krasnow The New Mexican A year ago, when the New Mexico Legislature convened for a 60-day session, the state was dead last in job growth. A year later, New Mexico is still dead last in job growth. The state labor force grew less than 1 percent during the most recent three-year period, from […]

Leaving a legacy

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Members of the Roosevelt County Youth Coalition pitch event ideas they’d like to host for the community at their weekly meeting.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales High School senior Jared Morgan said before he graduates and begins his journey to become a police officer, he wants to leave a legacy in Portales. Morgan said he keeps a busy schedule with being a full-time student, taking college courses, and having a job at a […]

City pool repairs estimated at $40,000

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The Portales Public Works director estimated $40,000 in repairs were needed to the city swimming pool before it reopens for the summer. The 60-year-old pool was leaking nearly 60,000 gallons of water a day the last swim season. Repairs include the replacement of a few valves and the […]

Guest column: Lessons I've learned in mentorship

Being a mentor is like standing on deck of a ship on a long voyage across the ocean. At the ship’s helm is the mentee; as the mentor, you’re standing next to them guiding their voyage. The exciting part about this voyage is you’ve sailed it before. You know what routes to take and which […]

Fishing report — Jan. 23

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 […]

Yam Theater to get liquor license

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com In an effort to make the Yam Theatre a more competitive venue for events, Portales MainStreet officials secured the support of city councilors to apply for a government liquor license. The Portales City Council voted in favor of Portales MainStreet’s request to obtain a liquor license in a […]

Competitive, yes, but all in good fun

My friend — we’ll call him Thomas — is a man in a world that is not his own. He sees blue, they see red. He sees a star, they see an oval. They see contention, he has contempt. It’s a fun world for Thomas, because he’s a Dallas Cowboys fan living in San Francisco 49ers country. […]

Portales City Commission — Meetings watch

Portales City Council Other actions taken by the Portales City Council at Tuesday’s meeting: • Councilors passed a resolution determining four residential structures dangerous and a menace to public health. The resolution allows councilors to move forward and enforce the city ordinances set in place, which require the owner of the properties on West 15th Lane […]

Milestone ignites new sense of determination

As a little girl my father always told to slow down, that I want to do everything and wanted too much. I know that’s when the rebellion started and a rocky relationship began between me and my old man. On Beyonce Knowles’ newest album, a song called “Flawless” resonates with that little girl in me. […]