My Turn: Adulthood is Terrible

I became homesick this weekend when speaking with a friend who I had mentioned in a September My Turn. The consensus of the whole conversation is that adulthood is terrible and we’d much rather go back to being children. It was unfortunate that tragedy was the reason we were speaking again. She had sent me […]

Events calendar — Oct. 30

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Monster Mayhem” will be featured. Participants are asked to wear their costumes. Information: 356-3940. Safe Trick-or-Treat Night — 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Downtown Portales. Information: 356-8541. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Tweens’ choice. Open to […]

Tucson’s loss is El Paso’s gain

The Major League Baseball season will conclude this week, which can only mean it’s time to figure out what ballparks I’m visiting in 2014. A friend of mind who lives in Texas was interviewing for a job in Detroit. She gets the job, I visit her and catch a Rangers-Tigers series. She doesn’t get the […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Monday Caller reported: • 9:48 a.m.: Follow-up request, 500 block of West 18th Street. • 11:32 a.m.: Deputy requested, 100 block of Airport. • 11:54 a.m.: Animal complaint, South Avenue L. • 12:31 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 block of North Globe. • 12:35 p.m.: Battery, 1500 block of […]

Ute project detractor says he’s defending taxpayers

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor A new voice with a controversial past has emerged as a leader in the debate over the Ute Water Project. Greg Neal is a developer and consultant now pushing hard to force a new study of Ute lake reservoir and questioning how the project has been handled by the […]

Accelerated drawdown required

Keeping the military as combat ready as possible, during this period of budget chaos, will require an accelerated force drawdown starting in 2014, the Defense Department’s chief financial officer said. That will mean more tumult for personnel because a steeper drawdown likely will require some involuntary separations of military careerists and reductions-in-force orders, RIFs, for […]

Children have nothing to fear from yoga mats

The American Yoga Association reports the word yoga means “to join or yoke together” in an effort to bring body and mind into harmony. “In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout […]

PHS soccer squads, Dora football team earn state berths

CMI staff The Portales High soccer teams were selected for spots in the Class 1A-3A state tournament on Sunday in Albuquerque. The Rams (8-10) earned the No. 11 seed for the boys in the 12-team field, and will face sixth-seeded Hope Christian (10-10) at 4 p.m. on Friday in Albuquerque. The Lady Rams (7-12) earned […]

Zias drop 2-0 decision against Midwestern St.

CMI staff Midwestern State senior Emily Saville had a goal and an assist on Sunday as the Mustangs blanked Eastern New Mexico University 2-0 in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. The loss was the first in regulation for the Zias (4-6-5, 1-3-4 LSC), who had won their previous four outings ending […] state football rankings

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

Zias third, Hounds fifth in final rodeo of semester

CMI staff ALPINE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman Lindsey Adcock captured women’s all-around honors over the weekend in the Sul Ross State rodeo, the final competition for the Greyhounds and Zias until next semester. ENMU’s women finished third in the rodeo with 140 points while the Hounds were fifth on the men’s side […]

The voice


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Janet Lyn Bresenham is the smooth voice heard whenever the news or weather is announced on KENW-FM Public Radio Network. Bresenham also has her hand in a few other projects at KENW. The journalist, broadcaster, singer, and songwriter has also worked as a teacher, photographer, and news […]

Variety truly spice of life

I thought I didn’t own any black leather. The more I thought about it, I realized that I most certainly do. I have a sweet little pair of black patent leather pumps. Still, not really the right styling for this rally. For the first time in my life, I found myself smack in the middle […]

Dora school news

On Nov. 5, all voters registered in Roosevelt County who live within the boundaries of the Dora School District may vote on the General Obligation Bond Question. Voters do not have to be property owners to vote. The purpose of the $1.5 million bond is to maintain and enhance Dora School facilities and reduce energy […]

James Elementary shut down while police chase suspect

PNT staff James Elementary was placed on lockdown for about 35 minutes Monday afternoon while law enforcement pursued a Portales man wanted for parole violation, according to police. Marquise Cooper, 24, was captured a short time later in the 1600 block of South Avenue D, according to the Portales Police Department’s Lt. Kirk Wilson. Though […]

Events calendar — Oct. 29

Today Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Hallowbabies” will be featured. Open to children ages 0-3. Information: 356-3940. Boot camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. Information: 356-8598. […]

Police blotter — Oct. 29

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:  Friday Caller reported: • 3:28 p.m.: Requested officer, 100 block of East Kaywood. • 3:36 p.m.: Animal complaint, West 18th Street. • 5:04 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident no injuries, South Avenue E. • 5:26 p.m.: Animal complaint, 1400 block of South Globe. • 5:38 p.m.: Warrant service, Portales. […]

Engagements — Oct. 27

Krouse-Kruckeberg Gary and Elaine Kruckeberg of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Teri Kruckeberg of Clovis, to Michael Krouse, of Clovis, son of Dean Krouse and Barb Lewis of Middleville, Mich. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. Nov. 9, 2013. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Clovis Community College. […]

Marriage: Snowberger-Clauss

SooJee Annah Clauss of Albuquerque and Nicholas Edward Snowberger of Roswell were joined in marriage on May 25, 2013, at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Albuquerque. The Rev. Kevin Niehoff and Pastor Shawn Kelly performed their double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Donna Clauss of Albuquerque. The bridegroom is […]

Birthday — Castle

Gladys Castle of Clovis will celebrate her 101st birthday Nov. 2, 2013. She will celebrate the birthday with a family dinner. Castle was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Rogers, Okla. She has six children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.