Ticket feature: U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors to take stage

Clovis, known widely as an Air Force town, is getting a visit from some very boisterous Army members. Courtesy photo The U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium. Those members, 19 in all, comprise the Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors, set to perform a free concert next […]

Thursday morning briefing: Guns and knives and a community concert

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Guns and knives The Clovis Lions Club Spring Gun & Knife Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Clovis Civic Center. Admission $5, children under 12 free with adult. Community music The Clovis-Portales Community Orchestra Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at […]

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Hounds add four in soccer

The Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team, under coach Hrold Munoz, has signed four players to national letters of intent for the 2012 season. They include defender Nikolai Aasen of Nesodden, Norway; forward Mikhael Kooh of Socorro, and midfielders Chris Marrone of Tucson, Ariz., and Joey Nieto of Dallas. Aasen and Nieto will enter […]

ENMU competes at Odessa

Sophomore Hadley Howe and junior Trey Southern placed third in average and third in the short go for Eastern New Mexico University in men's team roping over the weekend in the Odessa College Rodeo. They posted times of 8.2 seconds in the first go and 13.2 in the short go. Top performances for the ENMU […]

Mitchell joins all-state team

Macy Mitchell's career at Portales High didn't end quite the way she'd hoped, but she did come away with a major individual honor this week. CMI staff photo Portales senior Macy Mitchell has been named first-team Class 3A all-state by the New Mexico High School coaches Association after leading the Lady Rams to the 3A […]

Fishing report – March 28

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Remember: April 1 is the beginning of the […]

Ranchers face cattle feed shortage

The New Mexico cattle industry remains in a holding pattern, crippled by an extended dry period that has dried up feed sources. File photo Conditions with cattle feed are no closer to improving, according to local cattle ranchers. Clovis Livestock Auction representative Rustin Rowley said without significant rain, cattle liquidation will only increase because of […]

Allergy season hitting early

Allergy season has hit the High Plains early with a watery-eyed vengeance, according to officials. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Hot, dry weather has caused area trees to bloom early, affecting allergy sufferers across a large region of the southern United States. The annual onslaught of pollen and dust is about a month early. Dr. […]

Jack Williamson Lectureship gearing up with new panels

Science fiction buff Debbie Lang is having a difficult time choosing which panels she will attend at Eastern New Mexico University's 36th annual Jack Williamson Lectureship. File photo Science fiction author Michael Cassutt spoke at last year's Jack Williamso Lectureship luncheon. Cassutt talked about how science fiction is changing in the modern times. This year's […]

Service members earned low fees

A House subcommittee expected to vote soon on whether to recommend raising retiree TRICARE fees sharply over the next five years heard some compelling testimony against the move last week. Retired Air Force Col. Steve Strobridge, co-chair of The Military Coalition, a consortium of 34 military associations and veterans groups, traded debate points with Dr. […]

Track officials should address safety concerns

The nation's horse-racing industry could become a ward of the federal government due to reported safety concerns involving its golden egg, the horses. Five of seven tracks at the head of this safety shortfall list are in New Mexico. The New York Times recently reported an average of 24 horses die each week at U.S. […]

Police blotter: March 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 8:37 a.m.: Caller requests to speak to an officer in reference to her grandson taking her vehicle, 800 block of Danube. 10:04 a.m.: Caller reported his neighbor was attempting to break into his shed, 500 block of South Avenue E. 10:38 a.m.: Caller […]

Ridicule can shed light on truth

PHILADELPHIA — As they find their friend's life cut short weeks away from his dream boxing match, answers don't appear forthcoming for friends of Robert Balboa. Family and friends of the 29-year-old amateur boxer, who insisted on being called, "Rocky," are outraged over what they perceive as a lack of concern from the local authorities […]

Goddard sweeps Rams, Lady Rams in tennis

ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard's tennis teams notched victories over Portales on Monday, winning the girls matchup 6-3 and taking the boys dual 8-1. Sophomore Emily Walker was in on two of the wins for the Lady Rams, beating Goddard's Lexi Cassels 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and teaming with freshman Belle Youngerwolf for a […]

Hounds endure tough weekend at Cameron

LAWTON, Okla. — Tyler Cox hit a two-run single and Josh Dawson added a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday, rallying Cameron to a 5-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University and a sweep of their four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Cameron took Sunday's seven-inning opener 9-0 behind […]

What’s Happening: March 27

Today ENMU clarinet recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. Recital of Jennifer Laubenthal. Free admission. Information: 562-2377. Wednesday Preschool Storytime: Whoosh Went the Wind — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Wii Wednesday: Just Dance 3 — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Thursday Cesar E. Chavez Blood drive — […]

ENMU students inspired to help Lighthouse Mission

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Adriana De La Rosa, left, Jessica Lavalle, center, and Kaiwen Xu, all of the International Affairs Department at Eastern New Mexico University, look through the toiletry items they have collected. The group decided to collect bathroom and laundry supplies for homeless people after visiting the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis. A group […]

Elida student dreams of dancing

Rachel Cox has dreams of leaving Elida for New York City to perform on Broadway and build a career as a professional ballerina. PNT Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Rachael Cox practices at S-W School of Dance. Cox said she began dancing at the age of five. Cox, a junior, began dancing at the age of […]

Elida news: March 27

Sports schedule Thursday — Baseball, Dora, here, V (2), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday — Baseball, Eunice, there, V, TBA. FCCLA students place Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Tate Turnbough, Silver medal. Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Jordan Morgan and Haley Powell, Silver medals. Decorated cake (State level, Monday event) […]