Lesser prairie chicken receiving attention following survey

Local landowners and wildlife officials are saying the results of a recent aerial study done on the lesser prairie chicken may not be entirely accurate where New Mexico is concerned. Four state and federal wildlife agencies performed a range-wide population count for the prairie chicken in the five states it inhabits: New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, […]

Dora High School News – Oct. 30

Sports: Today – Dora JV and Varsity volleyball hosts Jal at 4:30 p.m. Thursday – Volleyball teams play at Floyd at 4:30 p.m.; Dora junior high football hosts Meadow at 3:30 p.m. All-state choir competitors: Dora junior Katie Bickley, daughter of Milz Bickley and Betty Williamson, tried out last week in Portales for the opportunity […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 30

Today Halloween Haunts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Grades kindergarten-sixth. Information: 356-3940. Stefan Kiesbye reading — 7 p.m., Golden Library on the ENMU campus. The ENMU professor and author will do a reading of his latest/second novel, Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone. There will be a children's reading in another […]

Maxpreps.com state prep polls – Oct. 29

Football Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 6-1; 2. Rio Rancho 7-1; 3. La Cueva 7-1; 4. Manzano 6-2; 5. Sandia 6-2; 6. Mayfield 5-3; 7. Volcano Vista 4-4; 8. Rio Rancho Cleveland 5-3; 9. Carlsbad 5-4; 10. Clovis 3-5. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 7-0; 2. Los Lunas 8-0; 3. Artesia 7-1; 4. Belen […]

ENMU women 4th, men 9th at Clarendon rodeo

CLARENDON, Texas — Freshman Macy Davenport helped the Eastern New Mexico University women's rodeo team finish fourth with 155 points in the Clarendon College Rodeo over the weekend, finishing fourth in breakaway roping and fifth in barrel racing. Davenport was second in the first go of breakaway roping and fifth in the first go and […]

Struggles lie beyond election win

Willie wants to withdraw as VP on our Green Tea Party ticket. It's not that he thinks "The party of common sense that knows it doesn't know" can't win. With our anti-oxidant, pro-equal-rights agenda, he's afraid that we will. Then we'll have to deal with being commanders in chief, target of everyone's self-interest. We support […]

On the shelves – Oct. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" by J. Randy Taraborrelli captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known and unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous and controversial family. "Wicked Business" […]

School menus – Oct. 28

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, leafy green lettuce, tomato, delicious apple. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Soft Taco, salsa, romaine lettuce, […]

Lady Rams erupt in second half for 5-0 win

The Portales Lady Rams kept firing in the first half on Saturday, with no luck. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroPortales forward Damari Jimenez passes to a teammate deep in Monte Del Sol territory during Saturday's District 2/1A-3A girls soccer match at PHS. The Lady Rams did all their scoring in the second half en route to […]

Fall asserting itself

Fall was asserting itself on the High Plains as I drove to Lubbock early in the morning. Dead calm when I left with an obvious frontline painted across the sky to the northeast, it didn't stay that way for long. Soon, in the pre-dawn light, I could see tumbleweeds the size of small cows racing […]

Saturday area prep volleyball – Oct. 27

ELIDA – The Elida Lady Tigers cruised to a 25-12, 25-19, 25-3 District 2-B volleyball win over San Jon on Saturday. The two-time defending Class B state champions improved to 15-2 with the victory, and 5-0 in district play. "We served really well today," Elida coach Darrell Chenault said. "We only missed five serves, and […]

No. 11 Mustangs top Hounds

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Running backs Chauncey Harris and Keidrick Jackson each rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as No. 11 Midwestern State posted a 51-28 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (7-1, 6-1) set up a showdown for first place next week at […]

Brackets set for 6-man playoffs

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Christian Eagles earned the No. 6 seed in the state 6-man football playoffs. Pairings were announced Saturday night. CCS (2-6) faces third-seeded New Mexico School for the Deaf (8-1) in 1 p.m. quarterfinal game on Saturday at Santa Fe, the third time the teams will have met this season. Unbeaten Dora […]

Community Calendar – Oct. 28

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday's paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Blackwater Draw Museum — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

Locals experience prehistory

Brian Hemminger focused on his target for a second Saturday, then hurled his spear toward a painting resembling a prehistoric animal that could have been his dinner thousands of years ago. Hemminger was among an estimated 50 people participating in the 12th annual atlatl dart throw at Blackwater Draw, site of Clovis man and one […]

U.S. 70 completion imminent

Motorists winding their way through Portales should be driving on a new concrete highway within two weeks, according to John Guldemann, Constructors Inc. project manager for the U.S. 70 construction project. Guldemann said within days, road crews will be completing the concrete road on West Second Street up to South Avenue C. "We have to […]

Wild bovine wreaks havoc

It was a late Saturday afternoon when Donelle glanced out the front window and saw a cow, one lone cow, standing on her front porch. She did not look docile or friendly like some cows do. This one had a wild look in her eye. Donelle was pretty sure the cow came from a bunch […]

Clovis Media Inc. picks up top honors

The Clovis News Journal picked up the top prize from the New Mexico Press Association, and Clovis Media Inc. newspapers picked up 31 awards Saturday at the association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet in Albuquerque. The News Journal won the general excellence award for the sixth consecutive year — its ninth in 10 years — with […]

Family continues to seek prosecution for Clovis officer

Jennifer Cruz said it's been nearly two years since her aunt Mary Castillo was killed in a crash involving a Clovis police officer and her family is still seeking justice. She's hoping former Clovis police officer Stephen Gallegos will get his day in court now that 3rd Judicial District Chief Deputy District Attorney Scot Key […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 28

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 9:33 a.m.: Caller requested a cat trap, 800 block of West First Street. 10:14 a.m.: Caller requested an officer, 200 block of South Avenue I. 10:24 a.m.: Caller reported having problems with a neighbor's dog, 500 block of South Avenue F. 10:30 a.m.: Subject reported a stolen […]