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Portales City sports basketball — March 3

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 12, Sparks 4. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4, Cashlyn Fraze 4, Brelyn Gramzow 4. Sparks, Olivia Lowe 4. Mercury 28, Heat 6. Scorers — Mercury, Emma Gonzales 14, Riley Shillings 8, Taris Rippee 4, Aubrey Wells 2. Heat, Alicia Tirado 2, Shelby LeMier […]

Shooting ‘supposedly’ over stolen stereo, according to police report

CNJ staff The shooting of a Portales man Friday in the parking lot of a motel on Mabry Drive was “supposedly” over a stolen stereo system, according to a Clovis police incident report obtained Monday. Jerry Abeyta, 26, was shot in the chest and arm area, according to the report. He was reported in serious […]

Portales man injured in hit and run

A man was hit by a vehicle Friday in the 1600 block of South Railroad, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker. According to Parker: • The male suffered substantial injuries but was alive Monday. • The man is expected to survive. • The individual’s identity should be released today.

Love Come to Life Tour comes to Portales

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Micajah Martin of Clovis stood on top of his chair the last half of the Love Come to Life Tour concert at Eastern New Mexico University, hand in the air in the praise position, watching the performing bands intently as he wore his concert T-shirt. “I like it ‘cause we all get to sing songs […]

Sen. Ingle to seek re-election

Clovis Media Inc. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced Monday he will seek re-election to his District 27 seat, which includes all of Roosevelt and De Baca counties and portions of Curry, Chaves and Lea counties. Ingle, a farmer and rancher in Portales, has served in the senate since 1985 and has been senate minority leader […]

Portales polling places combined

PNT staff report The city of Portales will use a central polling place — the auditorium in the Portales Memorial Building — for today’s election. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is the first time one poll location will be used in a municipal election. The city did use one polling location […]

My turn: Drama students deserve recognition

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Last week I was back in the Portales High School theater, enjoying students on a stage singing and dancing. I love attending plays and musicals for so many reasons. Obviously there’s a story taking place on the stage … but the entire event is filled with drama. Will all the lines be remembered? Will the […]

Firefighters warn of high-risk fire season

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Christina Calloway Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales and Clovis fire departments are preparing for another high-alert fire season and officials want to make sure residents and farmers are prepared. Portales battalion chief Mike Golden said this season is definitely more high-risk for fires because of the low humidity and the increase in winds. […]

Police blotter: March 4

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday, Feb. 24 • At 1:29 p.m., the manager of a car dealership reported a vehicle was taken from the dealership on the previous Wednesday. He said an employee had used the car, returning it at 6 p.m. that evening […]

School board to hold special meeting

Alisa Boswell A Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education special meeting is 5 p.m. Monday in the Administration Building to consider budget adjustment requests.

Candidates talk goals, challenges

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Christina Calloway Portales municipal candidates agreed the issues facing the city aren’t limited to the individual wards they want to represent. This sentiment was in response to questions asked in a live candidate forum held by local radio station KSEL-FM Thursday evening. The forum was moderated by KSEL News Director Kevin Robbins, who asked the […]

Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on a ranch east of Portales. According to Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the W Diamond Heifer Ranch owner, R.L. Rogers, the fire began when a contracted worker was grinding the hay and sorghum. Fraze said the worker believed a rock had gotten […]

Police blotter — Feb. 29

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Sunday, Feb. 19 • At 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to Yucca Drive in reference to a battery. A woman with two lacerations on her right ear was crying too much for the officer to understand. She refused hospital treatment but told […]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 25

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Storm 12, Sparks 7. Scorers — Storm, Teagan Faust 8, Kylie Rodriguez 4. Sparks, Rylee Roybal 6, Amanda Ornelas 1. Monarchs 12, Extreme 1. Scorers — Monarchs, Abigail Gallegos 6, Mikaela Ornelas 22, Kylyie Paden 2, Ezriah Martinez 2. Extreme, Hannah McDonald 1. Mercury 9, Dora Lady Coyotes […]

Candidates tackle election issues

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Alisa Boswell Portales municipal candidates expressed similar concerns for the community of Portales at the election forum Monday night at the Yam Theatre. Opinions did differ on how issues within the city should be resolved. After opening statements in which candidates introduced themselves, forum moderator Robin Fornoff asked the candidates a series of questions: When […]

Four picked for ENMU hall of fame

ENMU press release PORTALES —Eastern New Mexico University athletic director and member of the Hall of Honors committee Jeff Geiser has announced that the committee has finalized the list of 2012 inductees into the ENMU Athletic Hall of Honors. This year’s honorees include: Heather Brown (women’s basketball), Kenneth Cunningham (rodeo), Mike Llewelyn Dillard (football), and […]

Police blotter: Feb. 26

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday, Feb. 18 • At 9:30 a.m., a man reported he had just been battered in a store parking lot on South Avenue C. He said a man, who was the ex-husband of a woman he’d helped with lodging, approached […]

Meetings watch —

At a public meeting held Friday at Portales City Hall, New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Roch visited with Portales residents and officials about what happened in the 2012 Legislative session. The following are items, which were discussed: • Roch said the state has a $5.6 billion budget for this year and the budget passed with […]

Police blotter — Feb. 23

Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Thursday • At 12:38 p.m., an officer was dispatched to South Abilene in reference to criminal damage. A man told the officer someone cut the tire of his vehicle. He said the tire was inflated at 8:30 p.m. the night before. No […]