Spoiler alert: Read at your own risk

Kevin Wilson Columnist The screen fades to black. She moves to stand up. “Whoa, you’re not going anywhere,” I tell the prettiest girl in the world. “We’ve still got the credits.” “Oh no,” she declares. “You’re not one of those people who has to point out every person in the credits and ruin the magic, […]

Police blotter — April 9

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs Caller reported: Monday • 1:36 a.m.: Falls, 7900 block of State Road 523. • 1:49 a.m.: Articles lost or found, 500 block of Circle Drive. • 2:34 a.m.: Ill subject, 2100 block of Dillon Street. • 5:14 a.m.: Fire/still alarm, 1500 block of Echols Avenue. • 6:13 a.m.: […]

Dixon, Hartley case resolved

By Robin Fornoff Projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com After almost three years of court wrangling, Portales attorney Eric Dixon has pleaded to lesser charges after being accused of using his vehicle to run down District Judge Teddy Hartley outside the Curry County Courthouse. Dixon’s attorney Gary Mitchell of Ruidoso said Dixon entered an Alford plea Tuesday to […]

Events calendar — April 9

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Solving New Mexico’s Small Business Challenges — 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Zia Room in the ENMU Campus Union Building. The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMBSA) Program at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories […]

Deeply rooted friendship sincere, motivates

Christina Calloway Senior writer When I think of the adage “you are a reflection of the company you keep,” I think of people who I’ve grown with who have been just as hungry as me to achieve their goals. I picture me as a tree and though the friendship branches break off over the years, […]

Zias pull split with OPSU

Tony Bullocks: Staff photo
ENMU freshman Audrey Velasquez looks to get an out at first base after fielding a fourth-inning grounder in the opener of Tuesday’s non-conference softball doubleheader against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Zia Field. The Zias lost the opening game 8-2, but roared back for a 12-2 win in the nightcap.

Staff report One big swing pretty much did in Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team in the opener of Tuesday’s non-conference doubleheader against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Zias, though, quickly turned the tables to earn a split. Pitcher Samantha Arledge keyed a six-run fifth with a grand slam that lifted the Aggies to an 8-2 […]

Cemetery improvement meeting’s focus

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
More than 30 citizens gathered Tuesday at the Portales Memorial Building to discuss the future of the Portales Cemetery.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Cemetery tours, the creation of conservancy, and reviewing cemetery policy were a few of the ideas pitched by citizens and city officials Tuesday evening to improve the Portales Cemetery. The ideas were just a start for the Friends of the Cemetery group’s first meeting. The group was created by […]

Chaps hold off late Greyhound rally

Staff report It didn’t take long for Lubbock Christian, ranked 12th in NCAA Division II, to jump in front on Tuesday. It took most of the game for Eastern New Mexico University to catch up — almost. Down 4-0 after a grand slam by LCU’s Joel Lutz before anybody had been retired and 7-0 in […]

Decision time


  The clock is ticking for Dora high school senior Katie Bickley in choosing a college. As many students across the nation, Bickley is busy these days thumbing through college brochures and visiting campuses to make the best decision for her future. Bickley was asked a series of questions in regard to her decision making. […]

Rowley’s 85 leads PHS girls at Clovis


By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — The rest of her teammates — and most everyone else, for that matter — had a rough time in Monday’s Clovis Invite golf tournament at Colonial Golf Course, but not so much Bailey Rowley. The Portales High sophomore shot 41-44 — 85, nine strokes better than anyone […]