Area prep district tournaments — Feb. 24

(Seeds in parentheses) DISTRICT 4-3A Boys Monday Tiebreaker for top seed At New Mexico Military, Roswell Lovington 57, Ruidoso 50 Thursday (3) Portales at Ruidoso, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at Lovington, 7 p.m. Girls Tuesday (3) Ruidoso at (2) Portales, 7 p.m. Friday Championship at (1) Lovington, 7 p.m. DISTRICT 8-1A Boys Tuesday (4) Tatum […]

Hounds midway through spring football drills

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is halfway through its spring drills, with a scrimmage on tap this week at Clovis High’s Leon Williams Stadium and the green-and-silver game set for March 8 at Greyhound Stadium. Third-year coach Josh Lynn said the early start to spring drills was designed to avoid having to […]

Q&A: Artist paints from connections

LILLIAN BOWE: Portales News-Tribune
Sherry Shiner, left, and daughter Piandria Shiner talk about their art, which is being exhibited at the Golden Library as part of Black History Month. Sherry’s art consists of subjects, she finds inspiring and what she connects too.

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University alumna Sherry Shiner’s art is being featured at the Golden Library as part of the Black History Month Celebrations. The art at the Golden Library, Shiner said, displays her heritage. “I love to paint animals, especially from Africa, because I feel connection with them […]

Lottery scholarship, texting bills among those passed during Legislative session

Stock Image: Texting while driving

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Within the 30-day state legislative session, the New Mexico Legislature passed 10 bills including the compromised $6.2 billion budget. Here are a few of the bills that will affect the local communities:   Lottery scholarships The Legislature combined several ideas to save the state’s lottery-funded scholarship program, which […]

Elida school news — Feb. 25

Upcoming events • Thursday — Junior varsity girls and varsity girls basketball game in Grady, 4 p.m. • Baseball season starts March 18 with a junior varsity-varsity doubleheader game at Floyd starting at 3 p.m. Breakfast menu Tuesday — sausage & biscuit, fruit, milk, cereal Wednesday — omelet, juice, milk, cereal Thursday — waffle sticks, […]

Dora school news — Feb. 25

BPA state champions Last week, sponsor Colleen Tollett and nine members of the Dora Chapter of the Business Professionals of America participated in the BPA State Leadership Conference on Feb. 17-19 in the Albuquerque. The state championship for Business Professionals of America is designated as the Business Professional Cup and was awarded to the Dora […]

Events calendar — Feb. 25

Today Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Tweens’ choice. Open to students in […]

Police blotter — Feb. 25

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:04 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, location unknown. • 12:27 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 1:52 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 800 block of 14th Street. • 4:31 a.m.: Threats, 200 block of West Fourth Street. • 4:54 a.m.: Traffic stop, First Street and Avenue I. • […]

My turn: Lots to love, in spite of it all

Sandy Fields

I shall be brutally honest. I have a love-hate relationship with this place. One moment I’m rejoicing, the next I’m scowling. Who wouldn’t be beside themselves with glee when they’re eating a chocolate pecan shake from Pat’s? But then there’s the business of driving home and bouncing over the pot holes and drainage dips … […]

Hounds rout USW twice, improve to 10-2

CMI staff HOBBS — Freshman right-hander Keigan Basso carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Eastern New Mexico University pounded out 21 hits in a 19-1 rout of University of the Southwest on Sunday to complete a doubleheader sweep. In the opener, left fielder Ryan Forkel went 4-for-4 as the Greyhounds posted a 9-1 […]

Zias fall to defending national champion UCO

CMI staff SAN ANTONIO — Central Oklahoma pitchers Kalynn Schrock and Nicole Brady combined on a two-hitter and the defending NCAA Division II national champion Bronchos blanked Eastern New Mexico University 4-0 on Sunday in the finale of the Rattler Invitational softball tournament, hosted by St. Mary’s. Former Lone Star Conference member UCO (9-7), which […]

District basketball tournament brackets

District 4-3A All games 7 p.m. (Seeds in parentheses) Boys Monday/Tuesday Tiebreaker for top seed Lovington vs. Ruidoso, site TBA Thursday (3) Portales at Monday loser Saturday Championship at Monday winner   Girls Tuesday (3) Ruidoso at (2) Portales Friday Championship at (1) Lovington   District 8-1A (Seeds in parentheses) Boys All games 6 p.m. […]

Hounds’ upset bid falls short


By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer Tarleton State has been pretty successful this season riding its hot hand, whether it’s De’Andre Upchurch or Chuck Guy. Saturday night, the pair were more than enough to clinch a share of the Lone Star Conference regular season title. Upchurch had 23 of his career-high 38 points in […]

Greyhounds sweep Texas-Permian Basin

CMI staff ODESSA, Texas — Senior designated hitter Blake Cooper had five hits and curled a leadoff home run around the right field foul pole leading off a four-run ninth, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team completed a 4-0, 4-1 sweep of Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday. ENMU (8-2) was within an out of a […]

ENMU suffers sweep in Rattler Invitational

CMI staff SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s scored three early runs and the Rattlers made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the Rattler Invitational softball tournament. ENMU (6-9), which dropped an 8-5 decision to Oklahoma Christian earlier on Saturday, faces Central Oklahoma at 9 a.m. today […]

Seeking stewardship

Lillian Bowe: Portales News-Tribune
Norman Nelson, New Mexico SiteWatch coordinator, talks to a group of volunteers Saturday during training. Nelson said this will be the first SiteWatch chapter in the northeast region.

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University graduate student Trish Byers has been in Portales for two years and finds the archaeological sites here fascinating. Byer’s interest is in preserving archaeological sites, including historic buildings and places, trails, neon signs, bridges and structures. She is originally from Maryland. On Saturday, Byers […]

State seeks indigent dollars

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Local hospital administrators say the fate of the state’s rural hospitals is now in the hands of the state Human Services Department. The agency must find an additional $9 million for an indigent health care fund in order to trigger a federal match. Funding indigent care was a […]

Seminar offered to help college hopefuls

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer High School seniors will have the chance to get professional help on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. today at the Portales High School district computer lab. The event is open to all high school seniors and is sponsored by […]

Road construction — Feb. 23

Area road construction and closure information for this week:   City of Clovis Prince Street Overpass repairs scheduled to begin Monday The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two will start repair work Monday on the Prince Street Overpass in Clovis. Work will include replacing the expansion joints, structural steel repairs, and deck resurfacing […]

Club notes — Feb. 23

Beta Phi Four Beta Phi members from Clovis, Collene Baldwin, Sandy Heath, Laura Loflin and Beverly Miller enjoyed their lunch in Hobbs at the New Mexico State Council District 1 Meeting at the Pacific Rim Restaurant where there was the installation of District 1 officers for the 2014-2016 year. The ladies held silent auctions set […]