Local Make-A-Wish chapter gearing up for second fundraiser

Liliana Castillo The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico’s Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties chapter is gearing up for its second annual fundraiser. Clovis residents Hazel and Bill Richter serve as the main wish granters in the area and were recently recognized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico for their work on the fundraiser […]

Press release: Herrin earns second LSC South Defensive Player of Week selection

RICHARDSON, TEXAS —For the second time this season, junior forward Precious Herrin (Shreveport, La./Southwood HS/Jacksonville College) from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week. She turned in outstanding performances during the Zias’ final two contests of the season, against […]

Curry County Cats pull away in second half

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Josh Bryan thought he’d had enough of football when he went to Eastern New Mexico University in the fall of 2009 and didn’t make it through the season. Turned out he was wrong. A 2009 Clovis High grad, Bryan was one of several former Wildcats who had big days […]

City asking for Easter egg donations

The City of Portales needs donations of plastic Easter eggs, filled if possible, for its second annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt is set for 3 p.m. April 23 at the city softball complex. Organizers made changes to address compaints that last year’s setup left many children emptyhanded, Deputy City Clerk Veda Urioste said. Information […]

Portales past: Feb. 18, 1954

Feb. 18, 1954: The Portales Tribune: On Tuesday, Mrs. Alvin Click began her new duties with KICA after being a news broadcaster with KENM for many months, and gave a news program at 12:45. The studio was moved to the second floor of the Cal Boykin Hotel.

ENMU adds Clovis’ Hill to fold

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High quarterback Jordan Hill has signed a national letter of intent to play football next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Hill became the 25th signee for the Greyhounds in two days, and the seventh quarterback. As a senior, he garnered second-team Class 5A all-state honors as a defensive back for […]

Greyhounds rally in second half to blow past Savage Storm 93-68

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Struggling along with Southeastern Oklahoma for a half, the Eastern New Mexico University men suddenly found the range in the second half. Junior guard Tralyn Harden scored 15 of his career-best 26 points in the second half and hit a career-best eight-3 pointers — in 10 attempts — and […]

Robert Macias found guilty of first-degree murder

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Sharna Johnson For a second time, 12 Curry County jurors have found Robert “Pelon” Macias, 35, guilty of first-degree murder in the 2006 shooting of Wilfred Salas Jr. The verdict in a five-day trial was returned after 9:30 p.m. Friday, following about two-and-a-half hours of deliberations. “I’m just happy. That’s all I can say, I’m […]

Salvation Army reports donation increase

Liliana Castillo The Salvation Army wrapped up 2010 Christmas projects with its most successful campaign in the last five years. Between Red Kettles and the Empty Stocking Funds, $52,034 was raised this year. The second most successful year was in 2007 when the organization raised $46,501. Maj. Jim Gallop, who came to Clovis from Las […]

Bulldogs edge past Hounds

Karl Terry After leading Southwestern Oklahoma State University by double-digit margins throughout the first half the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds fell asleep early in the second half and dropped its first Lone Star Conference crossover tilt 77-75 on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds (3-3) woke from their slumber late in the game and […]

Portales promoting local shopping with Christmas crawl

PNT staff report This Christmas season, the Portales MainStreet Program is featuring the Portales Christmas Crawl to promote local shopping, according to a news release from the organization. Participants can win gift certificates and products from local merchants. People interested have from Friday to Dec. 11 to get a promotional booklet with instructions from a […]

Clovis police using science to reconstruct fatal crash

Reconstructing a vehicle crash is pure science, according to Police Chief Steve Sanders. Officers trained in crash reconstruction start with the result and investigate by working backwards, performing a series of measurements and calculations, said Sanders. Typically used by police in serious crashes, a reconstruction can mathematically map out what happened leading up to a […]

Give people power to govern selves

Tibor Machan I have been writing in favor of gridlocks for some time, at least as a second-best option to the one where the government is in the hands of an administration committed to limited powers. I wasn’t thrilled with the outcome last week that sent Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, among others, back to […]

Portales woman arrested for child abuse

PNT staff report A 42-year-old Portales woman has been arrested on charges of abusing her 11-year-old son. Rhonda Gorrell is charged with a second offense of abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant: • A Portales Police officer met with a teacher and counselor at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary […]

Press power drive being replaced

Freedom New Mexico Delivery of the Clovis News Journal was Friday morning due to a loss of power to the press. The last copies were delivered around noon. It is the second time in three weeks this has happened, said Publisher Ray Sullivan. “We apologize to customers who didn’t get their papers on time and […]

Zias, Hounds absorb second-half losses

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Brandie DeBacker scored her seventh goal of the season early in the second half and the Rambelles went on to a 2-0 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. DeBacker took a cross pass from Hanna Horeis from the right […]

Traffic light to go up soon

Freedom New Mexico The state Department of Transportation is installing a temporary traffic signal at Second and Main streets, according to a news release from the department. The signal will go in this week and remain in flash mode until Oct. 25 to let motorists become familiar with it, according to the release. The stoplight […]

Second graders learn about fire safety firsthand

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Argen Duncan A white cloud fills the small room. Second-graders clamber to the floor, test the door for warmth and crawl out of the room, all under the direction of a firefighter. There’s no fire. As part of Fire Prevention Week, Portales firefighters brought their “fire safety house,” a specialized teaching mobile home, to James […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Hounds, Zias fall in second half

Freedom New Mexico After battling Lone Star Conference rival Incarnate Word to a 2-2 tie in double overtime on Friday in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team had trouble matching that effort on Sunday. St. Edward’s rallied for three goals in the final 25 minutes to post a […]

Hounds dominate in LSC North opener

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER’ dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was rolling along with a 21-7 lead over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Then, in nine seconds, the Lions tied the score. Not to worry. The Greyhounds quickly righted the ship, generally dominated the game and […]