Events Calendar – March 26

Today Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to grades K-6. Children will paint cityscapes. Information: 356-3940. Relay For Life of Portales team and committee meeting — 5:30 p.m., Pizza Hut in Portales. Information: 760-5692 or portalesrelay@hotmail.com. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Yoga […]

Dora School News – March 26

Standards based assessment testing Dora third through eighth, 10th and 11th graders will continue taking the New Mexico standards based assessment tests this week. Parents, please make sure your students are in attendance and well rested each day in order to do their best. Our first week of testing went well. Principal Brandon Hays was […]

My Turn – Time for verbal spring cleaning

With a delightfully flamboyant stroke, the artist added a tail feather to the rooster she was painting. Everyone watching the demonstration let out a happy, "ahhh." The artist added another feather in just the same manner, instantly said "no", and painted it right back out. She made a comment about having too much of a […]

Participants needed for biology student’s study

Robert Restaino has been armed with an ultrasound machine and a blood pressure cuff for the last year gathering and analyzing data for his study about metabolic syndrome in women. The Eastern New Mexico University biology student is still looking for participants for the study, which will compare the vascular health of women with and […]

Sigma Chi fraternity to give back

Next week Chantel McConnell will think twice before chasing the wrong guys down an alley, a mistake she made last year when her competitive nature got the best of her. During a Derby Days event, a week of fundraising for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals organized by Eastern New Mexico University's Sigma Chi chapter, McConnell and […]

Police Blotter – March 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 1:06 a.m.: Caller reported an intoxicated individual stumbling down the street, 1000 block of West Second. 3:58 a.m.: Caller reported a subject having difficulty breathing, 500 block of North Avenue C. 6:18 a.m.: Caller reported two male subjects camping outside, 400 block of […]

Hounds complete sweep of Cameron

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team may have discovered another starting pitcher. Senior right-hander Jas Shergill posted the Greyhounds' first complete game of the season Sunday, spinning a four-hitter and retiring 19 of the final 21 hitters in a 2-1 win over Cameron in the opener of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Greyhound Field. […]

Floyd jamboree showcases area talent

Kevin Spears revisited the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree for the first time in more than 10 years Saturday night to watch his son Hayden perform songs by country music stars. "I'm always surprised at how much local talent we have," said Spears, 36, office administrator at the Ninth Judicial District Attorney's office in Clovis. […]

Coyotes take two over Rams

Playing their third and fourth games in less than 24 hours, Portales High's softball team saw the competition level go up significantly on Saturday. Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Ram sophomore Kailee Ramirez high fives Ram coach Robbie Crowley after hitting a home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Rams' second game […]

Hounds double up Aggies

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team continues to excel at home, no matter the weather conditions. The Greyhounds, who recently endured a nine-game losing streak, have been all but unbeatable at Greyhound Field so far. Despite gusty winds and an eight-run inning by Cameron that momentarily turned a blowout into a somewhat competitive game, ENMU […]

Zias survive wind, Cardinals

Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Albie Medina had an interesting day in Saturday's wind-blown Lone Star Conference game against Incarnate Word at Zia Softball Field. Medina delivered four hits — including three doubles up the right-center field alley — and drove in five runs as the designated player in the Zias' 16-14 win over the […]

PHS track squads open season at Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Portales High's boys finished eighth and the girls were ninth in Friday's nine-school Ralph Bowyer Relays track meet, the season opener for the Rams and Lady Rams. Hobbs swept both team titles, winning on the boys' side with 124 points to 94 1/2 for Lovington and in girls competition with 102 points to […]

Portales tennis squads sweep Raton

With No. 2 player Jessie Privett not available due to a family commitment, Portales High's girls got solid performance from sophomore Hannah Evans on Saturday and edged Raton 5-4 in a dual tennis match played at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. Meantime, the PHS boys posted a 6-3 win over the Tigers at the Eastern […]

Importance always around corner

Time has been a stern disciplinarian in teaching me that I'm not special or unique — except in the way that everyone is. It's been a shock to learn that my profound thoughts and experiences mean little to others. My life is filled with minutiae: sleeping, eating, showering, dressing, shopping, reading, chit-chatting, exercising… Like everyone, […]

Viewpoint: Legislature finishes with several hits, misses

Another 60 days in the Roundhouse, another set of hits and misses for New Mexicans. In addition to the important tax reform compromise package that awaits action by Gov. Susana Martinez, many other important issues were acted on — or not — in the past two short months. The good news first. Lawmakers: Brought public […]

Their view: Women leading state’s charge for liberty

PAUL GESSING is president of New Mexico's Rio Grande Foundation, which promotes limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. He finds it noteworthy "that it is women who are leading the charge for liberty here in New Mexico." Here's a snippet from a recent posting on the RGF website: It has been well-documented that we […]

Wind blows train off tracks near Fort Sumner

A wild wind storm Saturday whipped up blinding dust, peeled a roof back in downtown Clovis and was blamed for knocking a BNSF train off the tracks near Fort Sumner. Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett High winds knocked these cargo cars off their tracks Saturday at the Pecos River Bridge, west of Fort Sumner. While no […]

Burglary victims sought after

The Roosevelt County Sheriff is asking for help from burglary victims in identifying stolen items discovered Wednesday in a home on Portales' east side. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said the home on South Roosevelt Road 6 is filled with hundreds of stolen items from a string of burglaries. Parker said some of the burglaries date […]

Hounds cruise past Cameron

ORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team continues to excel at home, no matter the weather conditions. The Greyhounds, who recently endured a nine-game losing streak, have been all but unbeatable at Greyhound Field so far. Despite gusty winds and an eight-run inning by Cameron that momentarily turned a blowout into a somewhat competitive […]

ENMU hosts high school juniors at annual preview

Yoayaid Rodriguez and Alejandra Acuna are high school juniors who drove from Hobbs to participate Saturday in Eastern New Mexico University's annual Junior Preview Day. "We'd kind of like to know more about the college," said Rodriguez. "I'm interested in studying criminal justice," said Acuna, "and they have a lot of great programs here." Prospective […]