Zias earn first win


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was on track to start the season the way they did a year ago, and Lakeeyscia Griffin wanted no part of that. Griffin was one of five Zias in double figures and narrowly missed a double-double on Saturday as ENMU […]

Short-handed Hounds end two-game skid

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — Even at less than full strength, Eastern New Mexico University’s men were too much on Saturday for former Lone Star Conference rival Southwestern Oklahoma. Senior guard Devone Davis scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added seven assists at the Greyhounds — coming off two tough losses in the previous […]

Real life is not like the movies

As icy roads delayed my Thanksgiving trip to Dallas, I browsed through a scrapbook and found a poem a long-ago neighbor had given me 15 years ago from her 20-year-old son. As I write this, their Portales house with the snowy roof sits as cold and empty as their 1998 Christmas. To drape their painful […]

Pray Supreme Court sees the light

Religious liberty is front and center on the nation’s Thanksgiving table. Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. The family owned craft store company is intrepidly challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare’s abortion coverage mandate. Hobby Lobby’s faithful owners deserve our thanks and praise as they defend freedom of […]

App good way to learn about state tribes

Long drives to visit relatives are as much a part of the holiday tradition as turkeys and pumpkin pie. Fading, though, are the days when kids battled to find the most out-of-state license plates, or families played “I spy with my little eye” as a unit. Today’s families have a movie running in the back […]

Costco’s action contested in filing

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com A court-appointed trustee says Costco Wholesale owes Sunland Inc. about $4 million after abruptly canceling its contract five days before the defunct Portales peanut processor filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. Costco’s cancellation of the contract now appears to be the catalyst for Sunland’s Chapter 7 filing, forcing […]

Cause grows on Portales native

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Eric Segovia's week-by-week beard growth in November.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Eric Segovia of Portales said he figured he had to grow a beard at least once in his life. When he saw his friends and a lot of other men with thick beards and mustaches in November, it sparked his interest in Movember, which is a global charity […]

Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Family H Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstance: This family lost their car because of auto problems. They now bought a “new” used car, but it took all the saved money. This is a single mother who works hard trying to take care of her family. Needs: Boy,10, wants a Remote Control […]

Baskett Jr. on cancer: ‘I gave it to God’


By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The way Hank Baskett Jr. looks at it, he never had cancer. “The doctors diagnosed me with lung cancer,” he’s said repeatedly. “I gave it to God.” Now the man friends know for his upbeat outlook on life says doctors tell him the cancer is gone. “I […]

Events calendar — Dec. 1

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission Meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Squeaky Clean” will be featured. Open to children ages 0-3. Information: 356-3940. […]