Ticket feature: Nebraska Theatre Caravan to present ‘The Fantasticks’

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The Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s production of The Fantasticks will be presented at the Marshall Auditorium Feb. 13.

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series will bring its latest act to town Feb. 13 as the Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents The Fantasticks. The new steampunk adaptation of the long-running production will showcase elaborate costumes, props and scenery while keeping the original integrity of the play intact. Written by Tom Jones and […]

ENMU football recruit profiles

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University Football Coach Josh Lynn is proud to announce that a number of talented athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Greyhounds in the upcoming 2014 season. Lynn will look to the newcomers to bolster a lineup, which won its final six games in 2013 […]

PHS squads split at Texico

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales senior Zach Campbell gets inside to score over Texico’s Miguel Reyna during Tuesday’s boys clash at Texico. Campbell scored 14 points, but the Rams suffered a 54-50 overtime loss to the Wolverines.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com TEXICO — Texico had chances to put Portales away at the free throw line in overtime on Tuesday. The Wolverines mkade just enough to get the job done. Senior Kevin Naceanceno, who missed two earlier in the extra session, hit 3-of-4 in the final 30 seconds as Texico […]

Hounds well-stocked heading into signing day

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s football program has rarely, if ever, been in this position before. Coming off a Lone Star Conference co-championship last fall, the Greyhounds head into today’s signing day actually well-stocked for next season in most positions. Third-year ENMU coach Josh Lynn said the Hounds (7-3, 5-1 LSC last year) expect […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 5

MEN Texas A&M-Kingsville (7-12, 2-5 LSC) at ENMU (11-8, 4-3) •When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: On Saturday, the Javelinas beat Angelo State 79-69 at San Angelo, Texas, while the Greyhounds posted a last-second, 58-57 win at West Texas A&M. • Last meeting: ENMU edged the […]

Tuesday area prep summaries — Feb. 4

BOYS District 8-1A Dora 64, Floyd 44 Floyd (11-10, 0-1) — W.T. Whitecotton 17, Edgardo Chavez 2, Lane Wallace 5, Jose Torres 2, Rodrigo Navarro 3, Jonathan Diaz 1, Tanner Essary 2, Coby Rogers 12. Totals 14 11-16 44. Dora (17-4, 1-0) — Jesus Villegas 3, Sam McConnell 2, Josh Walker 15, Justin Watson 4, […]

Texan hired as county economic director

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com A new director has been named for the Roosevelt County Community Development Corp., according to President Randy Knudson. Stanley Livengood of Texas will fill the seat that became vacant when former director and current Portales City Manager Doug Redmond left that post. The RCCDC is an economic development […]

Agree to disagree, move on

The Super Bowl was apparently much more than the biggest football game of the year. When advertisers displayed their highly anticipated commercials, some were well-received and others upset viewers. Personally, I was a sucker for the Budweiser commercial with the puppy and horse as best buds, but I saw that people were angry with a […]

Events calendar — Feb. 5

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Warm Hearts” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday— 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens’ choice. Open to students in grades 7-12. Information: 356-3940.   Thursday Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Valentine Wreaths […]

Police blotter — Feb. 5

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 12:36 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block of East Brazos Street. • 12:59 a.m.: Traffic stop, 400 block of North Main Avenue. • 1:52 a.m.: Public assist, 600 block of East 18th Street. • 3:06 a.m.: Traffic stop, West Third Street and South Avenue B. […]

Meetings watch — Feb. 5

Portales City Council The following took place at the Portales City Council Meeting on Tuesday: • Mayor Pro-Tem Ronald Jackson and City Manager Doug Redmond presented City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry with the Employee of the Year Award for 2013. • The council unanimously appointed Kent Peterson as Alternate Municipal Court Judge. • The council unanimously […]

Legislative roundup — Feb. 5

Days remaining in session: 15 No budging on casinos: The Navajo Nation is refusing to renegotiate a compact to limit gambling operations as requested by lawmakers on the Committee on Compacts. Under a new compact negotiated with the governor, the tribe would be allowed to build a total of five Las-Vegas style casinos. Navajo Nation […]

Oil, gas transport is happening, aware or not

In a state where oil and gas revenue accounts for a significant chunk of state government spending and overall economic well-being, it seems churlish to complain about development aimed at facilitating movement of those energy sources. But complain we will, at least a bit, about plans by Pacer Energy Marketing to use property owned by […]

Here’s to hoping it will work for me

I lost a bet this football season, and had to spend a month with a photo of me in a dress hanging in my car under the terms of said wager (it was Photoshopped). So that was bad. But at least I didn’t get an entire state mad at me. Last week, in the days […]

Portales school bond passes

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Poll workers issue ballots to voters for the Portales school bond election Tuesday afternoon in the Memorial Building.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kindergarten teacher Erin Mitchell sees firsthand what needs to be improved in the school district she works in. The 34-year-old mother walked out of the Portales Memorial Building Tuesday night after voting in favor of a $5.5 million Portales Municipal Schools bond, motivated by the change she wants […]

Press release: Farm bill clears Congress with help for livestock, dairy producers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today joined the Senate in passing the Farm Bill, major legislation that will send needed assistance to N.M. farmers and livestock producers, and help almost every N.M. county provide basic public services. The Farm Bill, which provides agriculture funding and sets policies on everything from crop […]

Events calendar — Feb. 4

Today Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room in the county courthouse. Information: 356-5307. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Valentine’s Day wreaths will be made. Open to children in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Portales City Council […]

Dora school news

Dora Science Fair winners Grade 4: 1. Brianna Watson; 2. Tayli Freed; 3. Emily Singleterry. Honorable mention: Cashlin Fraze, David Gibson, Ambrelyn Gramzow, Anthony Mobley, Hagen Rains, Cutter Watson. Grade 5: 1. — C.J. Gutierrez; 2. Emma Gandonou; 3. Isabella Benavidez. Honorable mention: Marisa DeSantiago, Mariah Fulfer, Trent Wood, Ashlyn Zangara. Grade 6: 1. Haiden […]

Communities focus on fitness

By Emily Crowe CMI STAFF WRITER ecrowe@cnjonline.com Children across New Mexico are struggling in terms of health and well-being according to recent data, and local communities are working to put programs and initiatives in place to combat emerging issues. The 2013 New Mexico Kids Count state profile was released earlier this month, and presents information […]

2013 In tribute

Lindop, Katie, 92, of Farwell, March 1 Baker, Kenneth, 75, of Roswell, Jan. 28 Norris, McFadden, 82, of Clovis, Jan. 13 Padilla, Raymond Sr., 73, of Clovis, Jan. 3 Webb, Charla, 83, of Azle, Texas, Dec. 23 Alcon, Sofia, 77, of Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 20 Breidel, Helen, 79, of Clovis, Dec. 30 Christian, Maxine, 91, […]