Hounds favored to capture third LSC crown in row

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CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team has been picked to capture its third consecutive Lone Star Conference champion-ship in a preseason poll released by the conference office on Thursday. ENMU received 16 of 20 first-place votes and earned 129 points in balloting done by conference coaches and […]

Coaches create offseason training programs

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Editor’s note: This is the third story in a monthly series about fitness. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The offseason may be the toughest time for an athlete to train. Staying focused, sometimes without the direction of coaches, can lead to players getting complacent, or out of shape. “I think it is […]

La Casa gets government grant

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com As an outreach worker for La Casa Family Health Center, Sonia Armijo says it’s her job to help the uninsured find coverage. The hard part is when she has to tell them there’s not much she can do despite exploring every avenue. “By all means, you try every […]

Dairy neighbors file nuisance complaints

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By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer ecrowe@cnjonline.com Farmers and dairymen have seen their fair share of hardships in recent years, including drought and rising operating costs. Most recently, nuisance complaints from neighbors have caused a string of lawsuits against dairies statewide, and many producers and advocates are asking for clearer legislation to help prevent further […]

Cannon drone damaged

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CMI staff A remotely piloted aircraft, known as an MQ-9 Reaper, was damaged during a routine training flight Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base, according to the base’s public affairs office. “An investigation has been initiated into the cause of the incident, which took place on the runway,” Marcelo Calero of Cannon public affairs stated […]

Manager: Portales aquifer depleting rapidly

By Kevin Baird CMI staff writer kbaird@cnjonline.com Paul Van Gulick, program manager of the Ute Water Project, told legislators at Thursday’s legislative water and natural resources committee meeting that underneath Portales the Ogallala Aquifer has only 40 feet of saturated thickness, and it is depleting at a rate of 4 feet per year. If this […]

Payment freeze forces TeamBuilders to close

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By Steve Hansen CMI staff writer shansen@qcsunonline.com The leaders of the TeamBuilders Counseling Services are preparing to throw in the towel after struggling to remain in operation since the New Mexico Human Services Department froze Medicaid payments to behavioral health services providers that are under investigation for possible overbillings, Lorraine Freedle, Teambuilders chief financial officer […]

Trust in Jesus

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Today is a brand new day. Let’s make it sparkle. Give it a verbal sunshine. Put on a “happy Face. Let the celebration of the gift of life begin in you. Enjoy God’s color of nature. Clap with the trees of the wind. Count the many blessings in your life. God is love. He is […]

Police Blotter — July 26

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 10:17 a.m.: Domestic situation, 700 block of Redwine Ball. • 10:27 a.m.: Requested close patrol, North Roosevelt Road N. • 10:30 a.m.: Stray dog, 42000 block of U.S. 70. • 10:39 a.m.: Close patrol, 1500 block of West Hickory. • 11:27 a.m.: Criminal damage, […]

Events Calendar — July 26

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Friday Flix — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Gnomeo and Juliet” will be screened. The movie is rated G and open to all ages. Information: 356-3940. Sunland Peanuts blood drive — 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunland Peanuts on U.S. 70. Information: 356-6638. Free […]