Hounds salvage series finale with two in ninth

CMI staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Finally, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team came out on the long end of a last-at-bat win on Sunday. Coming off three tough losses to Angelo State, all decided in walkoff fashion, the Greyhounds pushed over two runs in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth […]

Dora, Elida track teams compete at Hagerman

CMI staff HAGERMAN — Elida finished ninth with 27 points and Dora was 12th with nine on Saturday in the 15-school Alfalfa Relays track meet. Eunice took team honors with 64 1/2 points, eding Loving with 62. For the Lady Tigers, Marily Varela placed second in long jump (14-4) and high jump (4-8), third in […]

Zias win fifth rodeo of season

CMI staff BROWNWOOD, Texas — Senior TiAda Gray and junior Keely Weger took second and third in breakaway roping over the weekend, helping Eastern New Mexico University’s women take first place in the Ranger College Rodeo. The Zias, notching their fifth win in seven rodeos during the 2013-14 school year, finished with 255 points to […]

Seven will be inducted into ENMU Hall of Honors

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University‘s Hall of Honors committee has chosen seven people for its 2014 class. Terry Dillard (football), Michael Eckhart (swimming), Donald “Doc” Elder (support), Merrill Adams Ellis (rodeo), Bobby Rodriguez (football), Megan Dozier Singleton (women’s soccer) and Terry Sweet (football, posthumously) will have their accomplishments celebrated this fall. The 2014 induction […]

February housing numbers down more than 50 percent from two years ago

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer aboswell@pntonline.com Roosevelt County housing sales in February dropped more than 50 percent between 20012 to 2014, according to a Realtors Association of New Mexico report. However, Wes Graham, broker/owner of RE/MAX First Place Realtors in Clovis and Portales, said that the Portales market is not in as dire a […]

ENMU stadium accord reached

This illustration shows what the new Eastern New Mexico University football stadium would look like at its location on campus.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales Municipal Schools’ role in the construction and operation of Eastern New Mexico University’s new stadium as part owners was confirmed Monday when ENMU’s Board of Regents approved a Joint Powers Agreement. The agreement says Portales schools, one of the largest contributors to the stadium’s $8 million cost, […]

Professors: Math does serve real-world purpose

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com April is mathematics awareness and education month, which brings an understanding and appreciation for math and those who teach it, according to Mathaware.org. Combined, Brian Pasko (eight years) and Regina Aragon (21 years) have been teaching math at Eastern New Mexico University for nealry 30 years.   Why […]

Events calendar — April 1

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 […]

My turn: Life is one complicated Sudoku

By Sandy Fields PNT columnist The 8 and the 9 must go on the bottom, and the 1 and the 6 must go in the middle. I said this to myself as I worked the Sudoku. And in that second, the thought got twisted, and I placed the 1 in the bottom with the ball […]

Dodgeball tourney proceeds will help build homes in Africa

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Voices of Inclusive Committed Education Students (VOICES) will be hosting a dodgeball tournament Sunday at the Greyhound Arena’s gyms at 2 p.m. The tournament is to raise funds for Educate Malawi, a program that builds homes for teachers in Africa. The group will also be selling baked goods and […]

Police blotter — April 1

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Friday • 12:07 a.m.: Shots fired, 2000 block of N.M. 267. • 12:07 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 200 block of East Rose Lane. • 1:56 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of South Main Avenue. • 3:25 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 1900 block of South Avenue I. • 3:46 a.m.: Ambulance […]

Surprised Patterson named Floyd’s top citizen

LILLIAN BOWE: Portales News-Tribune
Fred Patterson, left, receives the Floyd Lions Club’s 2014 Citizen of the Year award from Paul Benoit, president of the club. Patterson is the Floyd Jamboree director and has been a part of the Lions Club since 1997.

by Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com A hard worker from the start is how many describe the 2014 Floyd Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year Fred Patterson. During the intermission of the Floyd Jamboree on Saturday, club President Paul Benoit presented the award to a shocked Patterson. “I never thought I would get this […]

Black Jack and others shaped area

David Stevens

A pril showers bring … memories of some historical residents of eastern New Mexico. Washington Lindsey, Jerry Nuzum, Black Jack Ketchum and Julie McKinney all died in the month that begins again this week. For those younger than 100: • Lindsey, a longtime Portales school board member, helped form Roosevelt County before he became New […]

Portales softball squad stays perfect

KEVIN WILSON: Clovis Media Inc.
Portales senior leftfielder Kacie Terry is congratulated after coming in with a run during the Rams’ Saturday afternoon game against Raton. Terry went 2-for-3 with a run and a run batted in during Portales’ 11-1 win. Portales later defeated Robertson 16-1 to move to 5-0 on the year.

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com For all the success Portales has had early this season, everybody around the program feels that everything started with a focused offseason. The Rams had zero trouble on Saturday, beating Raton 11-1 and Robertson 16-1 to close out a four-game round-robin sweep of its home tournament in its […]

Robertson edges Portales 4-2 in finale


By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com The Portales Rams spent part of Saturday evening waiting for a pair of starters to arrive, due to a late-running junior varsity tournament in Clovis. When its game finally ended against Robertson, Portales was still waiting for its offense to arrive and the Cardinals defended their way to […]

PHS track teams finish ninth in Hobbs

CMI staff HOBBS — Portales High’s track teams each finished ninth on Friday in the 10-school Gene Wells Relays track meet. The PHS boys scored 30 points, with junior Michael Nichols finishing second in long jump at 20 feet, 4 inches, posting third-place finishes in both hurdles races and running on two scoring relays. Host […]

Pioneers rally to swipe pair from Zias

TONY BULLOCKS: Clovis Media Inc.
ENMU freshman Cailin Garmon drops down a bunt in the fifth inning of the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference softball doublehader against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Garmon, bunting for a hit, was thrown out on the play at first base. The Zias dropped both ends of the twin bill to the Pioneers 11-9 and 12-7.

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team certainly had enough offense in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Keeping the Pioneers off the board, though, was another matter. Freshman third baseman Audrey Velasquez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in both games of the twin bill, but the Pioneers […]

Angelo State sweeps Greyhounds

CMI staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has to be wondering what it has to do this weekend to get a win against Angelo State. The Greyhounds saw a two-run, ninth-inning lead slip away on Friday in a 9-8 loss in the opener of the Lone Star Conference series. On […]

Real issue? Luxury’s too expensive

Ned Cantwell

My friend Barney from New Jersey has a heart of gold and he would sell it by the ounce. He hobbles to the mailbox to get his disability check each month, all the while muttering how the rest of us need to stop complaining about tough times. Barney drives a 1994 Cadillac Eldorado, just slightly […]

Senior happenings — March 30

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Exercise equipment 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; Beginning Line Dance, 2 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Jam session, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. […]