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. […]