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 kwilson@cnjonline.com 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 lbowe@pntonline.com 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 ccalloway@pntonline.com 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 lbowe@pntonline.com 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 […]