Exercise caution and awareness this Halloween

The recent and brutal murder of a little girl in Colorado should cause anyone with an ounce of awareness to pause and think and plan. It is all to the police department's credit that they caught the monster responsible for this within a couple of weeks, and it would be all but impossible to see […]

Hounds visit No. 11 MSU

Josh Lynn isn't saying his Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds will throw everything out the window in today's 6 p.m. (MDT) Lone Star Conference clash against Midwestern State at Wichita Falls, Texas, but they hope to at least keep the Mustangs on their toes. ENMU (2-5, 1-4 LSC) brings a four-game losing streak into the […]

Rams begin district play against Ruidoso

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Ruidoso Warriors are off to a 7-1 start and are having one of their best seasons in some time. Meanwhile, the Portales Rams have struggled. When they meet tonight at Greyhound Stadium, though, both will be on even footing in their District 4-3A opener. Warriors coach Kief […]

Clovis edges past Lady Rams in five sets

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com CLOVIS — Clovis High looked like it had Portales all but beaten after two sets Thursday night, then the Lady Rams were on the verge of winning it in five. Such is volleyball. The Lady Wildcats erased a 7-1 deficit in the deciding game to pull out a […]

Broncos beat Melrose with late touchdown

MELROSE — Senior running back Tucker Morgan scored on a 4-yard run with about two minutes left Thursday night to lift Floyd/Elida past Melrose 14-8 in an 8-man District 2 football game. The game had been scheduled for Saturday at Floyd, but was switched to Thursday night because of school conflicts and the fact that […]

Students express concerns

Jessica Lavalle is concerned about issues on her college campus such as excessive heating in student housing, slow cafeteria service and illogically posted speed limit signs. Lavalle was one of 48 Eastern New Mexico University students and approximately 12 faculty and staff that met Thursday in an open forum to discuss students' concerns with university […]

Road sign could be relocated

Seeing his father's name relocated to another road on Cannon Air Force Base would be like seeing the death of his father a second time, said Keith Ingram. Ingram's father, D.L. Ingram, was a local dignitary who helped pioneer the Committee of 50, an organization that has served as a lobbyist for Cannon. The main […]

You can stand on Holy Ground

In the Old Testament God's people had every reason to be stressed, big time. Enemies were everywhere but his people had a deep trust and respect for their God. I think we should have that too. When I get stressed I think about the ground when I see flowers, trees or gardens. What the sandbox […]

Three things you may not know about the U.S. 70 construction project

Three things you may not know about the U.S. 70 construction project With proper maintenance and good weather conditions, the concrete construction officials are using on the roadways could last up to 100 years. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune U.S. 70 construction project officials say the project is moving along despite a setback of weather days. […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:39 a.m.: Caller reported someone cutting his locks at his storage units, 700 block North Avenue O. 10:52 a.m.: Officer requested a case number for a warrant service, walk up. 10:54 a.m.: Officer requested a case number for a warrant service, walk up. 10:55 a.m.: Officer requested […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 26

Today Health Fair — 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Melrose Senior Center. Free flu shots. Blood checks, bone density and other tests available. Several health-related vendors will be there. Information: 799-0225. Saturday Fall Gun and Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Food vendors and on-site security for the event. $5 adult admission, under 12 […]

My Turn – High school bands did great at competition

Congratulations to the Portales High School and Clovis High School bands for a job well done last weekend at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta competition in Albuquerque. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the event with some friends and I was extremely proud of our local high school bands and the performance […]

Republicans to blame for the economic issues

Let's look at talking points vs. facts: Deficit — The deficit is composed primarily of tax cuts for the rich, two wars paid for by borrowing, a recession brought on by deregulation of the financial industry and non-enforcement of remaining regulations. The consensus of opinion of non-partisan experts is that longterm the deficit has to […]

Control stifles economic process

In normal life, people generally see a monopoly as a bad thing. Lack of competition leads to poor services or products and inflated prices. Customer service gets put on the back burner because the money will come in regardless. Business monopolies can only exist in collusion with government. Without the protectionism of regulation and red […]

Area prep football capsule – Oct. 25

Clovis Christian (2-5, 0-2) at Dora (7-0, 2-0) (6-man District 1) When: 4 p.m. Friday Last week: Dora won a shootout at Hondo 65-52, while Clovis Christian lost at home to defending 6-man state champion Lake Arthur 55-0. Of note: The Eagles won the 2010 state 6-man title and lost to Lake Arthur in last […]

Six ENMU runners named All-LSC

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Six members of Eastern New Mexico University's cross country teams have been named for All-Lone Star Conference recognition. The top 15 runners in both the men's and women's races last Saturday at Lawton, Okla., earned All-LSC recognition. ENMU's men won the team title for the second consecutive year and had […]

LSC soccer, cross country update – Oct. 25

Soccer Standings All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Incarnate Word 4-0-0 11-2-0 West Texas A&M 2-2-0 11-2-2 Midwestern State 0-2-1 8-2-4 E. New Mexico 0-2-1 9-5-1 Oct. 19 matches Eastern New Mexico 1, Midwestern State 1, 2 OT, tie; Incarnate Word 3, West Texas A&M 2. Sunday's matches West Texas A&M 2, Midwestern […]

Six ENMU runners earn All-LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Six members of Eastern New Mexico University's cross country teams have been named for All-Lone Star Conference recognition. The top 15 runners in both the men's and women's races last Saturday at Lawton, Okla., earned All-LSC recognition. ENMU's men won the team title for the second consecutive year and had five runners […]

Weekly LSC soccer update – Oct. 24

Standings All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Incarnate Word 4-0-0 11-2-0 West Texas A&M 2-2-0 11-2-2 Midwestern State 0-2-1 8-2-4 Eastern New Mexico 0-2-1 9-5-1 Oct. 19 matches Eastern New Mexico 1, Midwestern State 1, 2 OT, tie; Incarnate Word 3, West Texas A&M 2. Sunday's matches West Texas A&M 2, Midwestern State […]

Area to experience freezing temperatures

Portales and Clovis residents are advised to button up and stay warm tonight, as the area is expected to experience a temperature low of 31 degrees, according to Accuweather.com Senior Meteorologist, Dave Samuhel. "Expect below freezing temperatures Thursday and Friday with a low of 31 degrees Thursday and 29 degrees Friday," Samuhel said. Samuhel said […]