Lady Tigers sweep House

CMI staff HOUSE — The Elida Lady Tigers improved to 16-1 overall and 5-0 in District 2-B on Monday with a 25-6, 25-12, 25-6 victory. The Lady Tigers have three regular-season matches left, all in district play, beginning tonight Clovis Christian  

Portales school board non-committal on proposed $1 million share of stadium financing

This illustration shows what the new Eastern New Mexico University football stadium would look like at its location on campus.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Whether Portales schools decides to support an $8 million Eastern New Mexico University football stadium by paying an eighth of its cost through a bond election is only up for discussion right now, says the district’s Superintendent Johnnie Cain. After ENMU was able to secure half the funding […]

Events — Oct. 22

Today Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. “Dem Bones” will be featured. Open to students in grades K-6. 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 […]

Deputy to be released from hospital

Deputy to be released from hospital  PNT staff A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputy is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday after being treated for injuries she sustained from being hit by a pickup truck. Amber Moore, 26, suffered a dislocated ankle and broken leg, according to the sheriff’s office Chief Deputy Malin […]

Dora School News

Dora School News Sports • Today — Junior high, JV, varsity volleyball at Floyd, 4:30 p.m. • Thursday — Junior high, JV, and varsity volleyball at Tatum, 4:30 p.m. • Friday — Dora varsity football at San Jon, 3 p.m.  Fun night Dora Schools will host its annual Fun Night on Saturday in the Rogers […]

Police blotter — Oct. 22

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:  Friday Caller reported: • Midnight: Welfare check request, 700 block of West 16th Street. • 3:35 a.m.: Emergency transfer to RGH, U.S. 70. • 6:17 a.m.: Prisoner transport, Roosevelt County. • 7:24 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, N.M. 262. • 7:39 a.m.: Alarm activation, 1000 block of West Second Street. […]

My turn: No app for small town living

Sandy Fields

I just caught the ending of a little news blurb. The morning show hosts were happily touting the features of an app for next-door-neighbor-dot-something-or-other. It seemed to be a happy place where neighbors could share events, get to know one another, and give warnings when frightening people moved onto the street. The host of the […]

NM officer injured in shootout with suspect

The Associated Press ROSWELL — A New Mexico State Police sergeant has been hospitalized and a suspect is dead following a shootout along a highway in southeastern New Mexico. State police spokesman Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez says the shooting happened Monday following a four-mile chase along U.S. 285 south of Roswell. Gutierrez says the suspect began […]

Amish don’t make a mess in the first place

The Amish have many admirable traits; generosity, a work ethic, a Godly discipline, thriftiness and a small footprint on the ecology. Talk about recycling! They put us glass, tin can, cardboard, energy-hungry practitioners to shame. We use so much diesel, gas and oil driving, hauling, mashing, crushing and condensing the messes we make it’s probably […]

NM universities see loan default rates rise this year

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer More New Mexico college graduates and dropouts are failing to repay their federal student loans, a trend that has prompted two local educational institutions to spend more hands-on time counseling students. Statewide, colleges and universities have seen a steady increase in default rates for students who enrolled in […]

Events Calendar — Oct. 20

Today Peanut Valley Festival — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Information: 356-8541. Kinetic Park Cleanup — 2 p.m., Confer Park. Information: 356-6662. Freshman Showcase — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University Studio Theatre. Information: 562-2711. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class, $25 per month or $75 for one year. […]

Road Construction — Oct. 20

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Clovis North/South traffic on Martin Luther King will be closed from the main Plains Regional Medical Center entrance to approximately 300 feet south of the intersection. Primary access to the hospital during all construction phases of the project will be on 21st Street. The public is […]

Music, shopping at peanut festival’s second day

Kevin Wilson: CMI staff photo
The main walking area at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds was lined with food vendors, leading to musical entertainment on the concrete slab. The fairgrounds hosted the annual Peanut Valley Festival, which continues 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer The Roosevelt County Fairgrounds offers a chance to grab something to eat, dance to local musicians and fill the Christmas stockings without fretting about a Black Friday that’s a month away. Or, for brevity’s sake, it’s time to go nuts. The 40th running of the Peanut Valley Festival, […]

Rams pull off upset

CMI staff It looked like the end of a long day was coming for the Portales High soccer squads on Saturday. Then the Rams struck to pull a stunning upset. Junior Alejandro Munoz scored on a penalty kick with 1:56 left, the Rams’ third goal in the final 13-plus minutes, and PHS pulled out a […]

New laws more likely to add problems than solve them

Somebody should pass a law prohibiting any new laws from being passed. That makes a lot more sense than actions our local governmental entities have taken in recent weeks. The city of Clovis has outlawed wildlife — prairie dogs, specifically — on private property. Curry County is taking steps to drive electronic cigarette smokers from […]

Past wins shape today’s goals

Until we rest in a proudly built coffin, or preview through cremation in a proudly built furnace the fiery future that some think awaits me, most of us still have a few trifling dreams. Mine have been downsized from being Benny Hinn’s treasurer to praying that Boston Market comes to the High Plains so I […]

Mustangs turn back Zias in four


CMI staff PORTALES — Senior outside hitter Marija Jovanovic posted a season-high 14 kills and freshman setter Alyssa Fulgium added a double-double as Midwestern State posted a 25-23, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The Mustangs (11-8, 3-7 LSC), who lost to ENMU […]

Coyotes post victory over Floyd

CMI staff DORA — The Dora Coyotes opened a 26-point halftime lead and went on to beat Floyd 67-19 in a 6-man football game on Saturday. Senior Jestin Watson and junior Eddie Arzate each rushed for more than 100 yards for the Coyotes (6-2), ranked third in 6-man football. Meantime, the Broncos (1-5) completed their […]

Hounds cruise past RiverHawks

CMI staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University scored 28 consecutive points on Saturday and handed winless Northeastern State a 35-14 non-conference loss. Junior Jordan Wells and senior fullback Christian Long combined for three touchdowns and were both over 100 yards rushing for the Greyhounds (3-4), with Wells needing just eight carries to gain […]

Sunland preparing for bankruptcy since April

CMI file photo
The Sunland peanut plant closed on Oct. 7.

Officials say ‘things happened’ Oct. 7 to force closing By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR and Christina Calloway CMI Senior Writer   Defunct peanut processor Sunland Inc. may have stunned and surprised Portales and much of eastern New Mexico by declaring bankruptcy and shutting its doors this month. But documents filed in federal […]