Darn that salty language

By David Stevens PNT Editor New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez made headlines this week after a liberal news publication painted her as “nasty, juvenile and vindictive” in private interactions that featured colorful language. Martinez’s campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez was forced to concede one of the allegations was true. Yes, he said, the governor “used salty […]

Events calendar — April 18

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. VFW Post 9515 Golf Tournament — Noon to 5 p.m., Whispering Winds Golf Course, Cannon Air Force Base. Four-person scramble format. Information: Scott Underbrink, 607-7693. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Saturday Fifth Annual Easter Egg Hunt — 2 p.m., Softball […]

Recapturing teens worth late night

By Alisa Boswell Columnist It’s going to be a movie-filled weekend for me, because along with me being determined to see the new Captain America movie this weekend, my boyfriend has decided we’re watching both Hobbit movies back-to-back on Saturday. And tonight has in store a girls movie night for me and for coworkers Christina […]

Grim news spurs event

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Caitlyne Moak is a lot of things, a mother, a soccer coach, a church-goer, but more than ever she feels she has to be a fighter. Moak, a 22-year-old military wife from Michigan, is pregnant with her second child and while she and her husband expected to celebrate the […]

MercyMe headlining Curry County Events Center

Staff report Christian rockers MercyMe will be making a stop at the Curry County Events Center May 1. The Grammy-nominated Texas quintet is currently touring the country in support of its recently released “Welcome to the New” album. MercyMe will be joined by special guests Citizen Way and fellow Grammy-nominee Jamie Grace. Tickets are available […]

Clovis Man probaby not first inhabitant

Joshua Lucero: ENMU Office of Communication Services
Excavated bones at the Blackwater Draw dig site’s Interpretive Center.

  George Crawford and David Kilby said it is unlikely Clovis Man was the first to inhabit the Americas. But they haven’t seen evidence to disprove the theory either. “Scientifically, there had to be somebody here earlier than the Clovis people,” said Crawford, director of the Blackwater Draw Historical Landmark, where Clovis Man was discovered […]

Police blotter — April 17

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:35 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1300 block of North Prince Street. • 6 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 1700 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:03 a.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block of Rencher Street. • 10:07 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and […]

Events calendar — April 17

Today Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Coby Carter and the 5 Mile West Band — 7 p.m., Yam Theater. Tickets are $5. Information: Debralynn Soza, 607-9261. Senior Vocal Recital — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the […]

Community pitching in to help Little League

Betty Williamson

By Betty Williamson Columnist The Roosevelt County Little League received a wicked foul ball this winter when some ne’er-do-well broke into the organization’s storage unit and stole a slew of the equipment used to provide springtime fun for 420 kids from ages 4-13. But if all goes according to plan, a giant fundraiser planned for […]

Fight over grouse continues

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., tells an audience full of landowners to hold the federal agency responsible for listing the lesser prairie chicken as “threatened” accountable Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Portales.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The fight is not over for area landowners who say they’ve made sacrifices to conserve the lesser prairie chicken population in New Mexico. These are efforts they feel were undermined when a federal agency listed the bird as threatened on a federal registry of species last month. More than […]