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 […]

Warm weather sparks thoughts of outdoors

The recent, though probably not permanent, trend of warm weather turns one’s thoughts to outdoor activities. This is especially true when that trend is coupled with the garage cleaning — the connection being that all outdoor equipment is stored in one corner of the garage and I wanted to make sure that my two-person tent […]

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 […]

Portales City Sports basketball — Feb. 11

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 13, Sparks 0. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 6, Brelyn Gramzow 4, Brynn Dilliard 3. Mercury 17, Monarchs 4. Scorers — Mercury, Emma Gonzales 6, Riley Shillings 5, Anisten Tapia 4, Taris Rippee 2. Monarchs, Kylie Paden 2, Catelyn Breshears 2. Storm 22, […]

Portales City Sports basketball

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Monarchs 6, Sparks 2. Scorers — Monarchs, Ezriah Martinez 4, Kylyie Paden 2. Sparks, Rylee Roybal 2. Heat 10, Extreme 0. Scorers — Heat, Adrianna Garcia 6, Alicia Tirado 4. Dora Lady Coyotes 18, Storm 0. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 10, Brelyn Gramzow 4, Cecily […]

Portales City League basketball — Jan. 21

Freedom New Mexico Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Extreme 14, Sparks 6 Scorers — Extreme, Cyria Aguirre, Sydnee Lemmon, 6 each, Hannah McDonald 2. Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda Ornelas 2. Dora Lady Coyotes 8, Heat 0 Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Cashlyn Fraze 8. Monarchs 9, Sparks 6 Scorers — Sparks, Olivia Low 4, Amanda […]

Reader-submitted content: Residents urged to practice fireworks safety

Due to extremely dry conditions in our area, we are asking everyone in Portales to be extra careful this Fourth of July by acting responsible and increasing your awareness while using fireworks. The State of New Mexico has imposed fireworks restrictions which prohibit all fireworks in all non-municipal wild land areas within the county. Aerial […]

Texas discovery sparks debate on Clovis culture

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Alisa Boswell Archeologists burrowing in the dirt of central Texas are stirring up a scientific debate that could change history as we know it in eastern New Mexico. At issue is the recent discovery of artifacts at an archeological site on Buttermilk Creek, Texas. The artifacts found have been dated between 13,200 and 15,500 years […]

Our people: Nurse found her calling early

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Name: Rhonda Sparks Profession: Director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools Birthdate: Nov. 30, 1961 Hometown: Grants, New Mexico Family: Sons Brandon, 22, and Craig, 15, and daughter Mariah, 17 Rhonda Sparks is also known as Mama Sparks. It all started when her oldest son’s friends started calling her Mama Sparks. The nickname trickled […]

Librarian’s idea to clean up space debris sparks NASA, international interest

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales librarian is stepping into the scientific world of outer space. Sean Shepherd, Eastern New Mexico University Instructional Research Center coordinator, is developing devices to clean up small manmade space debris in the lower earth orbit. “I feel like since we made this mess, we should clean it […]