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 […]

Goddard routs Lady Cats

On paper, it appeared to be a relatively even match — two young softball teams both struggling under the .500 mark. Turned out, it wasn't. Clovis High couldn't get runners in at key times and committed errors that proved costly, and Roswell Goddard cruised to an 11-3, 16-2 sweep on Monday at Lady Wildcat Field. […]

Cats capture Artesia Invitational

ARTESIA — Clovis High's boys had enough of a lead that even a bad final four holes couldn't prevent them from winning Monday's Artesia Invitational. It did, however, keep the Wildcats from earning the first of three legs needed to qualify for the Class 5A state tournament in May. Senior Ethan Peterson shot 34-36 — […]

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 — […]

Roosevelt County baseball results – March 26

Monday First game Floyd 5, New Mexico Military 3 Floyd 000 301 1 — 5 8 4 New Mexico Military 300 000 0 — 3 5 2 Reyes Chavez, Caleb Martin (7) and Martin, Chavez (7); James Arnold, Robert Haley (5) and Mario Wilson. W — Arnold. L — Chavez. Top hitters — Floyd: Juan […]

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) […]

Dora news: March 27

SBA testing ongoing Dora students will finish up the remaining portions of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Dora FFA students place Last week, Dora FFA took sweepstakes at the Eastern New Mexico judging contest in Portales. Awards were the following: Dairy Foods team, second place; Livestock team, first […]

My turn: Silence sounds good

Ah … the sound of silence. I cherish it. I've just spent some time on my front porch enjoying the silence of the morning. And in that silence I heard such a grand variety of birds singing. I heard a child in my neighborhood playing with her dog. There was another dog barking somewhere off […]

Police blotter: March 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday 10:24 p.m.: Caller reported someone is egging her house, 100 block of North Globe. 11:08 p.m.: Call in reference to a fight, 1600 block of South Avenue D. 11:34 p.m.: Caller reported her 12-year-old son was assaulted, 200 block of West University. 5 […]

ENMU’s Draper gains Division II provisional qualifying mark

EL PASO — Eastern New Mexico University senior Daniel Draper threw the javelin 201 feet, 5 1/4 inches on Saturday for second place in men's javelin at the Texas-El Paso Springtime Classic, provisionally qualifying for NCAA Division II national track competition in May. A provisional qualification means he could be selected to go if not […]

Area residents remember tornado

Five years ago, Clovis spent an evening in the dark, unaware of just what the tornado had done until the Saturday sunrise. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jim May, owner of Bigger Better Septic Tanks on South Prince Street, points to the direction the tornado of 2007 came from in the back of a new […]