ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 5

MEN Texas A&M-Kingsville (7-12, 2-5 LSC) at ENMU (11-8, 4-3) •When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: On Saturday, the Javelinas beat Angelo State 79-69 at San Angelo, Texas, while the Greyhounds posted a last-second, 58-57 win at West Texas A&M. • Last meeting: ENMU edged the […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Feb. 4

BOYS District 8-1A Dora 64, Floyd 44 Floyd (11-10, 0-1) — W.T. Whitecotton 17, Edgardo Chavez 2, Lane Wallace 5, Jose Torres 2, Rodrigo Navarro 3, Jonathan Diaz 1, Tanner Essary 2, Coby Rogers 12. Totals 14 11-16 44. Dora (17-4, 1-0) — Jesus Villegas 3, Sam McConnell 2, Josh Walker 15, Justin Watson 4, […]

Texan hired as county economic director

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A new director has been named for the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp., according to President Randy Knudson. Stanley Livengood of Texas will fill the seat that became vacant when former director and current Portales City Manager Doug Redmond left that post. The RCCDC is an economic development […]

Agree to disagree, move on

The Super Bowl was apparently much more than the biggest football game of the year. When advertisers displayed their highly anticipated commercials, some were well-received and others upset viewers. Personally, I was a sucker for the Budweiser commercial with the puppy and horse as best buds, but I saw that people were angry with a […]

Events calendar — Feb. 5

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Warm Hearts” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday— 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens’ choice. Open to students in grades 7-12. Information: 356-3940.   Thursday Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Valentine Wreaths […]

Police blotter — Feb. 5

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:36 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block of East Brazos Street. • 12:59 a.m.: Traffic stop, 400 block of North Main Avenue. • 1:52 a.m.: Public assist, 600 block of East 18th Street. • 3:06 a.m.: Traffic stop, West Third Street and South Avenue B. […]

Meetings watch — Feb. 5

Portales City Council The following took place at the Portales City Council Meeting on Tuesday: • Mayor Pro-Tem Ronald Jackson and City Manager Doug Redmond presented City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry with the Employee of the Year Award for 2013. • The council unanimously appointed Kent Peterson as Alternate Municipal Court Judge. • The council unanimously […]

Legislative roundup — Feb. 5

Days remaining in session: 15 No budging on casinos: The Navajo Nation is refusing to renegotiate a compact to limit gambling operations as requested by lawmakers on the Committee on Compacts. Under a new compact negotiated with the governor, the tribe would be allowed to build a total of five Las-Vegas style casinos. Navajo Nation […]

Oil, gas transport is happening, aware or not

In a state where oil and gas revenue accounts for a significant chunk of state government spending and overall economic well-being, it seems churlish to complain about development aimed at facilitating movement of those energy sources. But complain we will, at least a bit, about plans by Pacer Energy Marketing to use property owned by […]

Here’s to hoping it will work for me

I lost a bet this football season, and had to spend a month with a photo of me in a dress hanging in my car under the terms of said wager (it was Photoshopped). So that was bad. But at least I didn’t get an entire state mad at me. Last week, in the days […]

Portales school bond passes

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Poll workers issue ballots to voters for the Portales school bond election Tuesday afternoon in the Memorial Building.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kindergarten teacher Erin Mitchell sees firsthand what needs to be improved in the school district she works in. The 34-year-old mother walked out of the Portales Memorial Building Tuesday night after voting in favor of a $5.5 million Portales Municipal Schools bond, motivated by the change she wants […]

Press release: Farm bill clears Congress with help for livestock, dairy producers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today joined the Senate in passing the Farm Bill, major legislation that will send needed assistance to N.M. farmers and livestock producers, and help almost every N.M. county provide basic public services. The Farm Bill, which provides agriculture funding and sets policies on everything from crop […]

Events calendar — Feb. 4

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room in the county courthouse. Information: 356-5307. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Valentine’s Day wreaths will be made. Open to children in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Portales City Council […]

Dora school news

Dora Science Fair winners Grade 4: 1. Brianna Watson; 2. Tayli Freed; 3. Emily Singleterry. Honorable mention: Cashlin Fraze, David Gibson, Ambrelyn Gramzow, Anthony Mobley, Hagen Rains, Cutter Watson. Grade 5: 1. — C.J. Gutierrez; 2. Emma Gandonou; 3. Isabella Benavidez. Honorable mention: Marisa DeSantiago, Mariah Fulfer, Trent Wood, Ashlyn Zangara. Grade 6: 1. Haiden […]

Communities focus on fitness

By Emily Crowe CMI STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Children across New Mexico are struggling in terms of health and well-being according to recent data, and local communities are working to put programs and initiatives in place to combat emerging issues. The 2013 New Mexico Kids Count state profile was released earlier this month, and presents information […]

2013 In tribute

Lindop, Katie, 92, of Farwell, March 1 Baker, Kenneth, 75, of Roswell, Jan. 28 Norris, McFadden, 82, of Clovis, Jan. 13 Padilla, Raymond Sr., 73, of Clovis, Jan. 3 Webb, Charla, 83, of Azle, Texas, Dec. 23 Alcon, Sofia, 77, of Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 20 Breidel, Helen, 79, of Clovis, Dec. 30 Christian, Maxine, 91, […]

Police blotter — Feb. 4

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 1:38 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1900 block of South Avenue G. • 2:40 a.m.: Alarm activation, 400 block of North Main Avenue. • 3:42 a.m.: Premise check, 100 block of East 17th Street. • 3:52 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block of East Branzos Street. • […]

Legislative roundup — Feb. 4

Days remaining in session: 16 Senate confirms Olympic champion: State senators on Monday confirmed Olympic gold medalist Trent Dimas to a seat on the Economic Development Commission. The vote was 37-0. Dimas, 43, of Albuquerque, is director of development for The University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Columbia University […]

Conservation program has some wary

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A New Mexico Department of Game and Fish official thinks a conservation program for the lesser prairie chicken will now have sustainability with members of the energy industry financially backing the plan. But landowners are wary of the plan, the sentiment being they still don’t feel they have […]

Life is like a haircut

Sandy Fields

It’s time for a new photo to go along with my weekly column. It’s past time. For one, the old one is 2 years old. The new wrinkles need to be chronicled. For two, my hair is considerably shorter now. But I couldn’t rush into a new mug shot because the hair has been too […]