13th year for spear contest

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The 13th Annual Fall Atlatl Competition Saturday morning at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site drew participants from across New Mexico and Texas. Nicholas Unger made a trip from San Marcos, Texas, with his two grandsons. “I’ve been coming to this event for the past four years,” said […]

Blood drives crucial for community benefit

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com While most people were sitting down to a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, Exie Price Williams was in the hospital that Thursday in 2008. She was there with a stomach virus she says saved her life because while there, her blood work revealed she had aplastic anemia, a bone […]

West Texas A&M sweeps meet; ENMU men second

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams knew their chances of winning Lone Star Conference championships on Saturday were slim, but they’ll take what they got. ENMU’s men, the two-time defending LSC champions, put three runners in the top 15, good for all-confrerence honors, en […]

Hall of honors 2013

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CMI staff This year, Eastern New Mexico University inducts five new members into its Hall of Honors. The five selected, in alphabetical order, are: Phil Clabaugh, former ENMU baseball coach Lindsey Davison-Masiarek, former Zia volleyball setter Mike Maguire, former ENMU volleyball coach and athletic director Elizabeth Richards-Capps, former Zia basketball forward Tommy Joe Smith, former […]

PHS topples Clovis

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By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Nothing specific was really on the line when Clovis played Portales in volleyball on Thursday night at the Ram Athletic Center. That doesn’t mean the teams didn’t go hard at each other in what amounted to a rubber match for the season. Staring at a likely 2-1 deficit […]

The community has taken up a collection for Sunlands laid off employees

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Marnee Stratton stood at the beginning of a line, placing bars of soap in empty boxes that were passed to her Thursday morning. Stratton was part of a volunteer assembly line that packed the boxes with household essentials to distribute to the 100 laid-off workers from the Sunland […]

Gallery is local art staple

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Art Department intern Betsi Ordonez Santos refreshes the Runnels Gallery guest book to prepare for a new exhibit that started Wednesday featuring the works of Santa Fe artist Patricia Pearce.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery in the Golden Library has been an art staple in the community, not just at the university. The space provides a home for a variety of artwork to be shared with students and the community, and features an array of artists that […]

My Turn: Curious Chris ‘edu-tains’ locals

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For 15 years, Chris Harrell taught elementary students in Portales and Clovis, reinforcing lessons with clever original songs performed on guitar, harmonica and jug band instruments. When he retired in May from Bella Vista Arts Academy in Clovis, Chris happily closed his grade book and waved farewell to “all the hoopla that goes along with […]

Portales couple carries on family tradition of grinding own red chile powder

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com For the last 37 years, Corrine Gonzales goes through a day-long process of cutting, toasting and grinding red chiles. The year supply produces about eight to 10 large jars of chile powder, about the amount her family can consume in a year. It’s a tradition she inherited from […]

Communty program addresses dangers of teen impaired driving

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Melvin Nusser said in the 12 years he’s been principal at Portales High School, he’s thankful that none of his students have died in an accident caused by drinking and driving. He hopes that will remain unchanged through awareness brought to his students and the school’s community through […]