Driver in fatal crash indicted

Staff report A Curry County grand jury indicted a 20-year-old airman Friday of vehicular homicide, according to a news release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Tylan Bolden of Clovis is accused of causing the death of Andrew Padilla, 22. Both men were enlisted at Cannon Air Force Base. According to the release: • […]

LSC-leading Rambelles top Zias

Staff report Lone Star Conference-leading Angelo State led virtually all the way Friday night and the Rambelles handed Eastern New Mexico University a 25-17, 25-18, 25-22 volleyball loss at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (5-6, 1-3 LSC) led briefly 2-1 on a kill by senior outside hitter Lindsey Barron at the start of the first set […]

Friday area prep football summaries — Sept. 26

Fort Sumner 52, Tucumcari 14 Records: Fort Sumner 3-2, Tucumcari 0-5 Difference: The Foxes posted a 21-9 edge in first downs and a 433-187 advantage in total offense in posting their third consecutive victory. Difference-makers: Fort Sumner, junior RB Kyle Idtensohn rushed for 232 yards and two touchdowns, senior QB Garrett Hisel also scored a […]

Pages Past — Sept. 27

On this date …   1962: The Clovis City Commission instructed its city attorney to draw up a curfew law aimed at juvenile delinquents. About 30 businessmen led the drive for the curfew. One said he’d sustained a $6,000 financial loss due to late-night burglaries. Juveniles were accused of pulling a man from his car […]

Prep football scoreboard

Rio Rancho 42, Clovis 14 Portales 42, Dexter 21 Farwell 31, Texico 0 Fort Sumner 54,  Tucumcari 12 Muleshoe 41, Kermit 13 San Jon 78, Clovis Christian 24 Bovina 33, Hale Center 13 Mountainair at Melrose, 7 p.m. Carrizozo at Dora, 7 p.m.

October busy month in area

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National Peanut Board mascot Buddy McNutty will be at the 2014 Peanut Valley Festival to hug, high-five, and take photos with children and their parents. The festival will include games and entertainment for all ages.

By Joshua Lucero jlucero@cnjonline.com October is shaping up to be a month chock full of events in the eastern New Mexico area, starting with busy weekends in Portales and Clovis. Comedian Carlos Mencia returns to the area Friday when he performs 8 p.m. at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $37.50, according to the Clovis/Curry […]

ENMU regents hear tailgating proposal

By Lillian Bowe lbowe@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting on Friday had many issues that were discussed, including tailgating and dropping the requirement of bachelor degrees to 120 hours. Student regent Chase Sturdevant discussed a student proposal for tailgating before football games. The Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University made […]

Not everybody believes in mirages

By Grant McGee Local columnist Have you ever seen a mirage? It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one. A mirage is a reflection of something over the horizon that you usually can’t see. I don’t know what it takes to make a mirage, whether it’s low humidity, cold air or just plain cow […]

Winter prep already started

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist Maybe it’s hard to imagine snow when it feels like spring outside, but don’t be fooled, wild critters large and small are on the move this time of year and winter preparations are in full swing, despite the illusion that balmy is here to stay. Responding to an internal clock, […]

Hounds look to bounce back against Lions

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com It’s been a bit of a wild ride for the Texas A&M-Commerce football team so far. The Lions opened against an overmatched NCAA Division III opponent, East Texas Baptist, and set all sorts of school and D-II records in a 98-20 rout. Then they came back to earth against FCS (formerly […]

Rams look to build on first win

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales Rams got their first victory of season last week and will now try to turn that win into a streak as they take on Dexter tonight at Greyhound Stadium. Portales coach Jaime Ramirez said putting wins together and winning consistently starts in practice. “In order for us […]

Community mission

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U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, talks about the importance of supporting Cannon Air Force Base on Thursday at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Thornberry was invited by U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce to speak at the luncheon and is also visiting New Mexico military bases.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry advised community members and leaders at Thursday’s chamber luncheon to support Cannon Air Force Base or there could be a risk of losing it. The Texas Republican said a tour of Cannon before the Roosevelt County Chamber’s quarterly event reminded him how important it is […]

Proposed water rates reworked

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Reducing “sticker shock” was the focus of Thursday morning’s joint committee meeting. City manager Doug Redmond presented his plan to pay for the $27 million wastewater treatment plant and reuse center to the city council and the city’s public works and finance committees. Redmond’s presentation called for a reduction […]

ENMU homecoming schedule

ENMU homecoming schedule Today • Alumni author book signing — ENMU Bookstore 2-4 p.m. Meet with ENMU alumni authors. ENMU Jazz Club will performance. • COPE Reception — COPE Center, 1700 South Ave. I, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Council of Professors Emeriti invites current faculty, alumni and members of the community to attend this special reception […]

ENMU honors alumni educators

ENMU media relations Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is honoring three educators who earned degrees from ENMU and have achieved impressive careers in education at the ENMU Educators Hall of Honor Gala 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Campus Union Ballroom as part of homecoming activities. The honorees are: Alma Lewis Lewis earned both bachelor […]

A life touched by Operation Christmas Child

Elvina Kravchuck

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com As a child in Ukraine, Elvina Kravchuck said she never had anything of her own. Kravchuck had four brothers and three sisters which she had to share everything with. When she was 7 years old, Kravchuck finally got a gift of her own, a shoebox full of goodies from […]

You have an appointment

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist The Lord spoke to Moses saying, “…the Lord’s appointed feasts that you are to proclaim as holy assemblies, these are MY appointed feasts.” — Leviticus 23:1-2 Did you know that the very Lord of the universe has his own fall festivals? Can you imagine God himself calling out to you his […]

To do list — Sept. 26

Today • Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents Room — 9:30 a.m., ENMU’s Regents Room. Information: 575-562-2121. • Eastern New Mexico University homecoming bonfire — 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., The parking lot of ENMU’s Greyhound Arena. Information: 575-562-1011. Saturday • Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade — 10:30 a.m., down South Avenue C, […]

Newman edges Hounds

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Eastern New Mexico University midfielder John Jamison heads a pass back to a teammate during the first half of Thursday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. Newman scored the go-ahead goal late in the first half and held on for a 2-1 win.

Staff report Newman’s Tomaz Rossi flicked in a rebound shot with just under two minutes left in the first half on Thursday and the Jets held on for a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. Newman’s Vitor Okamoto beat the ENMU defense and fired on goal, but […]

LSC soccer/cross county roundup

Standings Women LONE STAR CONFERENCE All Times MDT Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Angelo State 0-0-0 6-0-0 Texas Woman’s 0-0-0 5-1-0 Midwestern State 0-0-0 4-0-3 Texas A&M-Commerce 0-0-0 5-2-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0-0 3-3-0 West Texas A&M 0-0-0 3-4-0 Sept. 19 matches Texas Woman’s 6, Ouachita Baptist 0; Angelo State 8, Oklahoma Christian 0; Midwestern State […]