Portales moves to 3-0 on softball season

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Portales High’s softball team opened its own weekend tournament with a walk in the park on Friday. Taking advantage of nine Santa Fe Indian errors, the Lady Rams needed only three innings to run-rule the Lady Braves 15-0 at Wheeler Park. PHS (3-0) added a 14-4 win over Las Vegas Robertson […]

Bulldogs outslug Wildcats

CMI staff RIO RANCHO — Clovis High’s baseball team hit the ball well enough to win Friday. The Wildcats had trouble keeping Artesia in check. The Bulldogs broke the game open with an eight-run fourth to hand CHS a 13-4 loss in the consolation semifinals of the Rio Rancho Invitational. CHS (4-6) faces Roswell Goddard, […]

CHS softball drops pair

CMI staff RIO RANCHO — Playing Class 5A second-ranked Onate didn’t do a lot for Clovis High’s confidence. Playing Navajo Prep, on the other hand, did. The Lady Cats put some offense together, but committed eight errors and dropped a 17-7 decision to the unbeaten (10-0) Lady Knights in the opening round of the Kristin […]

Rams struggle in opening meet

CMI staff RUIDOSO — The Clovis High boys golf team came up short in its bid to win the season-opening Great 8 tournament on Friday at The Links. More disappointing for the Wildcats, though, was that they couldn’t get the first of three needed legs toward Class 5A state competition. Class 1A-3A power Socorro held […]

Honors — March 29

Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do Taekwon-Do Students Qualify to Compete in Rome, Italy Black belts from Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do were in Houston two weekends ago qualifying for the International Taekwon-Do World Championships. This is the sport’s equivalent of the Olympics. To qualify, a black belt must compete against black belts from across the United States […]

Officials: 58 truckloads of peanut butter in Clovis landfill

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullucks
A bulldozer crushes hundreds of jars of peanut butter from defunct Sunland Inc. on Friday afternoon at the Clovis landfill.

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Locals think there could have been better uses for the near million jars of peanut butter that were dumped in Clovis’ landfill. The criticized move was made to expedite the sale of Sunland Inc.’s peanut-processing plant to Golden Boy Foods Ltd. of Canada, a $26 million deal that is expected to […]

Lady Rams bounce back with win over Goddard

CMI staff ROSWELL — The Portales High girls tennis team bounced back nicely on Thursday from an 8-1 loss two days earlier in Clovis. The boys, meantime, with just six players to begin with, were down to four by the end of their dual with Roswell Goddard. Portales handed the Lady Rockets a 6-3 loss […]

PHS golf squads have new coaches

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com It was a long season last spring for the Portales High boys golf team. The Rams never got anyone close to qualifying for the Class 1A-3A state meet, but first-year coach and PHS alum Matt Hunton said things should be better this season. “There’s some good talent,” said […]

Terrorism course offered

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs A Dynamics of International Terrorism (DIT) course will be 14-18 April at the 551st Special Operations Squadron Auditorium, 119 DL Ingram Boulevard, Bldg No. 551 on Cannon Air Force Base. The class is offered by the USAF Special Operations School from Hurlburt Field, Fla. DIT is a basic course […]

What's happening — March 28

Today Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes Movie Night 5 p.m., Youth Center Teen Leadership Club 5:30 p.m., Youth Center Base Theater Movie 7 p.m., Base Theatre Saturday Base Theater Movie 3 p.m., Base Theatre Cosmic Family Fun Night 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes Base Theatre Movie 7 p.m., […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: master maintainer

By Senior Airman Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the forty-seventh in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp Award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their […]

Toddler Time engages Cannon kids

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs On a bright and quiet morning at the library at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., laughter breaks the stillness among the bookshelves as a two-year-old enters the library, her mother in tow. Seconds later, another family enters. Soon, the Cannon Library is full […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: striving for excellence

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Editor’s note: This feature is the forty-eighth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp Award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their […]

Airmen must revalidate dependents

  By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the […]

Police blotter — March 28

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 2:06 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1700 block of North Avenue K. • 4:11 a.m.: Breathing problems, location unknown. • 7:12 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1600 block of West 18th Street. • 8:23 a.m.: Animal complaint, 100 block of Airport Road. • 8:55 a.m.: Officer requested, 1200 […]

Sleep as necessary as food

I’ve slept since then, so I don’t remember when it aired, but several years ago, “60 Minutes” did an interesting story on “sleep.” Sleeping is one thing I’ve always been very good at. But if anyone has pointers, I’m willing to listen. What I heard was fascinating. Modern folks in our society have been a […]

Lifetime of agriculture

Lillian Bowe: Portales News-Tribune
Portales High ag teacher Jerry Faver shows students how to identify different herbs for a horticulture produce contest. Faver said he likes to teach with a hands-on approach instead of from a book.

Editor’s note: The “Meet the” series profiles the people behind groups, organizations and businesses in the community. By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Most of Jerry Faver’s life has revolved around agriculture. Growing up on a ranch near Tucumcari and being involved in FFA while in high school helped him decide to become an […]

Favorite story is about five monkeys

Joan Clayton retired from newspaper column writing last month. She is 85 and decided it was time to seek new adventure. She’s had plenty adventure already, especially when she taught elementary school for 31 years. “… My children in my classroom taught me a lot about life and relationships instead of me teaching them,” she […]

Events calendar — March 28

Today Dead Man’s Cell Phone — 7 p.m., Studio Theater, University Theater Center. General Admission: $5, or free with a current ENMU student ID Information: Shirlene Peters, 562-2711. Jazzfest — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall. Information: Kathi Fraze, 562-2377. Floyd Senior class Navajo taco sale — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Floyd School Gym. Taco, drink […]

Nothing beats the ‘Toy Story’ movies

I finally watched the new Disney animated movie “Frozen” and it was as cute as everyone said it was. I don’t know if it’s at the top of my Disney list as many others are saying it is for them, because for me, nothing beats the “Toy Story” movies. Anything Pixar tends to be on […]