ENMU women’s basketball capsule — Nov. 25

Fort Lewis (2-1) at ENMU (1-2) • When: 6 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: none. • Last time out: The Skyhawks posted an 81-47 win over Northern New Mexico on Thursday in their home opener. The Zias broke into the win column on Saturday night at The Pit in Albuquerque, beating Western New […]

Officials back increased funding to attact businesses

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com In an effort to spur job creation in New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez and the bipartisan legislative Jobs Council have recommended more money be put into a state closing fund in 2015 for economic development. The additional money in the fund could result in more incentive for business looking […]

ENMU Student Affairs vice president retiring

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Judith Haislett was recently honored at the Panhellenic Scholarship Tea as a Woman of Distinction and Influence.

By Desiree Cooper ENMU Communication Services Friday was Judith Haislett’s last unofficial day at Eastern New Mexico University’s Student Affairs office, where she was vice president for seven years. After leaving for Utah on Monday, she will return for a visit on Jan. 5 for her official last day. Haislett started her ENMU career on […]

Turkey to go

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Super Save deli manager Lamario Miles removes a baked turkey from the store’s bakery oven Thursday afternoon. Grocery stores in Portales and Clovis have prepared Thanksgiving meals to ease the holiday stress for area residents.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com With Thanksgiving days away, local grocers are looking to help out those who don’t have the time to spend preparing a full Thanksgiving meal. Tim Russell, owner of Russell’s Super Save Discount Foods in Portales, said he has been selling complete Thanksgiving meals for more than 10 years, and […]

General touts program for autistic children

By Tom Philpott Military Digest More than 26,000 military families with autistic children are getting better TRICARE coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and related services, which can improve a child’s development and quality of life. But a Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration that began a slow rollout in late October will still leave retirees […]

Honorary commanders tour base

Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi: U.S. Air Force photo

U.S. Air Force aircrew members with the 16th Special Operations Squadron describe the unique capabilities of the AC-130H Spectre gunship to honorary commanders Nov. 13 at Cannon Air Force Base. The 27th Special Operations Wing honorary command program is geared toward fostering military pride and local support from a broad group of surrounding community ambassadors.

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Community leaders from Clovis and Portales witnessed a variety of demonstrations from Air Commandos during an honorary commanders’ tour Nov. 13. “The idea is to give a taste of what happens at the 27th Special Operations Wing,” said Col. Heather Buono, 27th Special […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 25

Student Life director honored Draco Miller, director of Student Life at Eastern New Mexico University, has been named National Advisor of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. He was chosen among advisors from more than 4,000 institutions. This is the same organization that awarded the ENMU Associated Students Activities Board the 2014 Campus (Activities Program) […]

Macy’s Parade delightful tradition

By Sandy Field Local columnist While the turkey is cooking and I’m deviling the eggs Thursday morning, the TV will be tuned to the Macy’s Parade. The marching bands, the gorgeous floats and those amazing balloons, even the cheesy comments from the hosts … they’ve always been a part of my Thanksgiving. The first parade […]

Police blotter — Nov. 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations Friday • 8:21 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident (without injuries) 200 block South Knoxville Street • 11:20 a.m.: Theft report, address unknown • 1:45 p.m.: Shoplifting report, 600 block, East Second Street • 6:14 p.m.: Hit […]

To do list — Nov. 25

Today   Afterschool at the library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940. Wednesday Sleepytime stories — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, for ages 0-3. Information: 575-356-3940. Thursday Portales Community Outreach Thanksgiving dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial Building at Seventh and Abilene streets. Deliveries available to homebound only from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 […]

Officials concerned about road funding delays

By Robin Fornoff Projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com It may not be the longest road, but as far as Curry County Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn is concerned, it’s taking way too long to get it built. Blackburn says he is frustrated by two years of delays in trying to finish paving a 1.5 mile shortcut used by […]

Question reminder of importance of knowing history

 By Kistana Dounglomchan Local columnist I had just finished briefing a group of first-term airman on the enlisted force structure, when I asked them if they had any questions. Most of them had a glazed-over look; an airman in the back row yawned. Hardly ever does someone raise their hand, so I was surprised when […]

Prep football playoff pairings

Class 6A Quarterfinals Friday Rio Rancho 41, Las Cruces 23 La Cueva 28, Onate 14 Mayfield 35,  Clovis 21 Saturday Eldorado  21, Cibola 14 Class 5A Quarterfinals Friday Belen 47, Farmington 29 Saturday Artesia 54, Piedra Vista 7 Centennial 69, Miyamura 20 Goddard 42, Aztec  14 Class 4A Quarterfinals Saturday Hatch Valley 20, LV Robertson […]

Toy run produces about 40 toys, $300 in donations

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo: Los Reyes members drop off new toys into the Santa Cop donation box at the police department. Each toy run participant brought a new, unwrapped toy to be donated during Saturday’s event.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com Los Reyes Motorcycle and Car Club and the Portales Police Department teamed up Saturday to bring Roosevelt County children a toy-filled Christmas this year. Bikers and car enthusiasts were invited to enter Saturday’s toy run for a fee and an unwrapped toy to donate. Participants were escorted by police […]

Buffs back on top

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Melrose junior Braden Hemminger hauls in an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of Saturday’s 8-man state championship game in Melrose. Hemminger caught another touchdown pass later in the Buffaloes’ 76-37 win over Logan.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes put Logan in a situation the Longhorns hadn’t been in all season on Saturday — playing from behind. Freshman Cade Barnard ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and caught one and the Buffs were in control from the start in a 76-37 victory […]

Tucker finds Pit to her liking

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Former Melrose standout Cassidy Doherty led the Zias with four assists.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Suffice it to say, Eastern New Mexico University senior forward Ton Tucker likes playing at The Pit. Tucker, who scored 21 points in a season-opening exhibition against the University of New Mexico on the Lobos’ home court, finished with 25 points and seven rebounds on Saturday night in helping the Zias […]

Medicaid supplement plans overwhelming local choice

By Steve Hansen Staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com The federal Affordable Care Act’s first-year enrollment figures for New Mexico show the Medicaid supplement plans have proven more popular than the state’s health care insurance exchange. In Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties, the Medicaid expansion program, Centennial Care, has signed up about 5,000 users; the New Mexico Health […]

Zias 19th at D-II South Central meet

Staff report DENVER — Junior Amber Saiz earned all-region status on Saturday with a 19th-place finish in the NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet, hosted by Metro State. Saiz finished the 6K women’s race in 23 minutes, 40 seconds. The top 25 finishers in both men’s and women’s competition earn all-region status. […]

Gilliam leads Greyhounds’ 3-point barrage

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Lathan Lieb defends against Western 
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University’s Terrez Scott during# saturday’s game at The Pit in Albuquerque. Lieb scored three points in the Hounds’ 94-87 win.

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Junior guard John Gilliam scored a season-best 25 points and led a potent Eastern New Mexico University outing from 3-point range, hitting 5-of-6, as the Greyhounds built a 19-point, second-half lead before holding off Western New Mexico 94-87 on Saturday night at The Pit on the campus of the University of […]

Silver overpowers Rams in 4A playoff tilt

Staff report Portales scored more points than each of Silver’s last five opponents, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Colts beat the Rams 61-14 Saturday afternoon in a Class 4A state quarterfinal game in Silver City. The sixth-seeded Rams got on the board in the first quarter when Bronte Staugaard scored on a 55-yard […]