The “Pop of Death” and Finding God’s Instructions

Curtis Shelburne

I started writing this two weeks ago, hoping that before I finished it, I’d know the end of the story. It was a Sunday afternoon. That means the dog and I had an appointment for a nap, but man’s best friend was away visiting other family and friends, including her real owner, so I had […]

Portales sweeps by Roswell to move to 8-1

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer One team, Roswell High, has kept the Portales High volleyball squad from being unbeaten to this point in the season. On Tuesday night, the Lady Rams made amends for that setback with a 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 thrashing of the Lady Coyotes at the Ram Athletic Center. Senior Kristen […]

Zias win second-straight road LSC match

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Another day, another streak ends for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias, who snapped losing streaks of 16 Lone Star conference matches overall and 24 LSC road tilts with a win last week at Cameron, notched their first victory in nine years over Midwestern State on […]

Prep volleyball: Elida tops Dora, Floyd falls

CMI staff The two-time defending Class B state champion Elida Lady Tigers improved to 7-0 for the season on Tuesday night with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-13 win over Dora at Elida. Elida also won the junior varsity preliminary 25-11, 25-8, while the Lady Coyotes took both junior high matches in two-game sweeps. Meantime, at Fort […]

ENMU women’s rodeo team takes third

CMI staff Freshman Hayden Segelke and senior Gina Flewelling went 1-2 in goat tying to lead the Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s rodeo team to a third-place finish in the school’s College “Daze” Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. The Zias finished with 245 points in the nine-team competition, trailing only South Plains […]

Health seminar leaves questions unanswered


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Local small business owners still had questions after attending a seminar held Tuesday at the Yam Theatre regarding new state health insurance options for small businesses. “I have employees, five of them. We may have to scale back on our operation, as far as the cost,” said […]

Report: More than one quarter of area adults uninsured

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer More than one quarter of residents in Curry and Roosevelt counties are without health insurance, according to a Census Bureau report. The federal agency released a report last month on county-level health insurance coverage for 2011. More than 25 percent of working age adults 18 to 64 in […]

My turn: Lifelong or not, friends help you become you

Christina Calloway

I don’t like the part of growing up where you lose touch with friends who were influential in certain periods of your life, but I understand it. I missed a friend’s birthday this weekend, but ironically thought of her the next day when I was strolling through the supermarket and saw a package that said […]

Power decision must protect White Sands

There is a new voice in the public debate over whether the current preferred route for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line would impact testing at White Sands Missile Range, and therefore national security. And it’s a voice worth listening to. Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commander of the White Sands Missile Range, pulled no […]

Yes, you can “Like” without liking


A friend of mine left Facebook this weekend. I’ve sworn off using my personal Facebook accounts on Fridays. We were both getting tired of the noise. Now I’m afraid I’m inadvertently endorsing candidates. In 2009, a Virginia sheriff was running for re-election, and found that six of his deputies had “liked” the Facebook campaign page […]

Local band wins country showdown

PNT staff Local band StateLine returned home this week after winning the state finals portion of the Texaco Country Showdown competition in Albuquerque, according to the band’s lead guitarist Matt Wolfe. The six-member band, comprised of musicians from Clovis and Portales, competed against seven bands from across New Mexico. The band’s next trip on its […]

Police Blotter — Sept. 25

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Monday: Caller reported: • 9:22 a.m.:: House was ransacked, 500 block of South Roosevelt Road V. • 9:43 a.m.: Requested officer, 1700 block of South Avenue D. • 9:50 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1700 block of North Avenue K. • 10:39 a.m.: Animal issue, 500 block of South […]

Events Calendar — Sept. 25

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Fall Into a Storybook” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens choice. Open to students in grades 7-12. Information: […]

Not all students can vote on new stadium


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Only full-time Eastern New Mexico University students will decide the fate of a proposed $8 million football stadium to be built ion campus. But if the vote is successful, all students will share the burden for the next 30 years. Fifty-seven percent of ENMU’s record fall enrollment of […]

Road condition concerns some

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Portales residents have complained about the bump the vehicle pictured here is driving over on Second Street and Avenue E. Citizens have told councilors and other city officials that they felt the bump is a bit high and uneven between lanes.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales City Councilor Dianne Parker said a few of her constituents have noticed areas along First Street that are low and creating puddles when it rains. “The one concern was the last time we had that nice rain, I had one of my constituents text and ask me […]

Q&A: PHS homecoming queen plans career in psychology


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Portales High School senior Emiliana Walker was as surprised as anyone when she won Homecoming Queen of Portales High School last week. Her parents are Portales High graduates, and they were as excited as ever their daughter won. Walker sports a 3.6 grade point average, is a […]

Dora School News — Sept. 24

Fall homecoming spirit week On Saturday, Dora Homecoming ceremonies will follow the 3 p.m. home football game against Roy. Dora students are encouraged to exhibit their school spirit all week with daily dress-up themes to tie in with the overall homecoming theme, “TIME TO WIN!” Here are the categories for each day: Monday — Dress […]

Events Calendar — Sept. 24

Today Health insurance seminar — Noon, Yam Theatre. John Woosley, district director of the Small Business Administration will guide the seminar about the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange. Information: 356-8541. Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. “Fall Wind” will be featured. Open to children in grades K-6. Information: 356-3940. Boot camp […]

My Turn: Autumn welcome visitor after long, days of summer

Autumn has arrived. As sure as garlands of evergreens and candy canes usher in the joys of winter, there are chiles and pumpkins and fall colored mums to welcome this season. Morning finds me reaching for my trusty old sweatshirt hoodie. Evening finds me donning the goose down vest. The big black roasting bins spin […]

Hounds look to build on win at AFA

CMI staff Although it doesn’t count on their official record, it’s a lot better to come home after a long road trip with a win than the other alternative. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team made enough plays on Friday afternoon to get out of Colorado Springs with a 42-35 victory over the Air Force […]