Lady Buffs oust ENMU from LSC volleyball meet

CMI staff SPOKANE, Wash. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikey Davila will represent the Greyhounds in Saturday’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet. Davila qualified as the third individual in the South Central Region meet on Nov. 9 at Canyon, Texas, placing 23rd overall with a time of 31 minutes, 20 seconds over […]

ENMU’s Davila to compete in D-II cross country nationals

CMI staff SPOKANE, Wash. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikey Davila will represent the Greyhounds in Saturday’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet. Davila qualified as the third individual in the South Central Region meet on Nov. 9 at Canyon, Texas, placing 23rd overall with a time of 31 minutes, 20 seconds over […]

Letter to editor: Obama’s re-election proof of leadership

The headline “Being smart not same as leading” on R.L. “Rube” Render’s letter in Wednesday’s paper is a truism. Being smart is an attribute some, but not all, leaders possess as exemplified by Billy Graham and Martin Luther King as havers and Adolph Hitler and Jim Jones as lackers. As for the military, obedience is […]

Think of Thanksgiving as ‘Thanks Living’

Every day is a day to be thankful. Being thankful is a way of life. An attitude of gratitude brightens the countenance and cheers the heart. If we were to write down all of our many blessings, we would need reams of paper. One of my many blessings happened when a student brought me a […]

Drive to help needy


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Former Sunland employees continue to feel the community love as the holiday season rolls around. The Ministerial Alliance, a group made up of community churches, has teamed up with multiple clubs from Eastern New Mexico University to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to former employees and their families […]

Latest movie marathon mixed bag

Latest update on VHS video guy is that I have yet to be able to reach him, so to my one inquirer, I do not yet know if his collection includes the 1988 film “Justin Case.” But on a DVD note, I enjoyed another movie marathon for the first time in awhile Friday night, watching […]

Events — Nov. 22

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Big Band Dance — 7 p.m., Clovis State Theater in Clovis. Hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Music. There is a $5 suggested donation. Information: 562-2377. Rec Center Dance — 7 p.m.-10 […]

Police blotter — Nov. 22

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday: • 8:43 a.m.: Animal complaint, 900 block of East Danube. • 8:50 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1500 block of West Fir. • 9:16 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1500 block of West Fir. • 10:09 a.m.: Requested officer, 200 block of East Seventh Street. • 10:46 a.m.: Abandoned […]

Portales should pursue return of tax dollars

Portales City Council this week decided to pursue recovery of $150,000 taxpayers gave Sunland Inc. prior to the peanut processor’s bankruptcy. It’s the responsible thing to do. And the effort should be an aggressive one. City Manager Doug Redmond said Sunland officials in May accepted the money — about a month after Sunland began bankruptcy […]

Remove perks that enable Police

Recently publicized allegations of assault by police officers, while supposedly looking for drugs, are much more than simple assault allegations. They are acts of aggressive penetration. If you or I did anything similar we would be rapists. Is bodily penetration becoming a weapon of choice in the stupid and evil war on politically incorrect drugs? […]

Portales plans to appeal NMAA redistricting

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer The New Mexico Activities Association on Wednesday released new classifications and district formats for nearly all of its sports, and gave member schools 72 hours to appeal the format that would apply to the next two seasons. Clovis school officials said they will accept the changes, but Portales […]

Area to receive first dose of winter

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer The season’s first dose of winter weather is headed toward eastern New Mexico this evening. That means freezing temperatures and a chance of snow. Meteorologist Jason Frazier, who works at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said the system will likely begin late this evening and stick around […]

Zias’ Frye named LSC freshman of the year

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico outside hitter Lauren Frye was named the Lone Star Conference’s freshman of the year Wednesday, as the conference announced its season awards at its championship banquet Wednesday night. Frye is the first Zia to win the freshman of the year award since Tina Mayo in 1991, and became the third […]

Brief: Food stamp reduction could cause stress on local food bank

CNJ staff Some cupboards might be more bare this winter with food stamp reductions set to kick in across the state this month. Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, total $5 billion nationally. Federal officials say through next September, the cuts will mean a loss of $47 million for food going to […]

Going back on tour


by Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Get the tour bus ready, because the band is hitting the road. Or in the case of the Portales High School Band, get the school bus ready. The Ram Band is gearing up for its Elementary Tour, to take place Tuesday. The PHS band will visit all […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council meeting

Here are three additional things you should know about Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting: • The Portales Police Department is upping its recruitment efforts with a new compensation plan. The Portales City Council approved a newly proposed pay plan for department employees, which was presented by acting Chief Pat Gallegos and City Manager Doug Redmond. […]

Finance plan gets approval

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority approved an updated financial plan for the Ute Pipeline Project at its Wednesday meeting. The plan will be used as a tool to further secure funding at the state and federal levels. The plan for the $500 million project, […]

Police blotter — Nov. 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 10:54 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, North Avenue O. • 11:09 a.m.: Requested deputy, 500 block of South Roosevelt Road V. • 11:14 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 600 block of East Lime. • 11:49 a.m.: Requested deputy 100 block of Airport. • 12:21 p.m.: Civil matter, 1300 […]

My turn: Spry cookbook golden find at library

I struck gold at the used book sale at the Portales Public Library last week, and it cost me only a quarter. My treasure is a tattered 50-page booklet called “Aunt Jenny’s Favorite Recipes,” most likely a freebie when it was published in the early 1940s to promote Spry, a brand of vegetable shortening with […]

Ticket: Students to present ‘Bat Boy: The Musical’

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Clovis Community College, Eastern New Mexico University, Clovis High School and Cannon Air Force Base students will present “Bat Boy: The Musical” at CCC Town Hall this weekend.

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Company class is joining forces with Eastern New Mexico faculty to present “Bat Boy: The Musical” this weekend. The production, which originally premiered in 1997 at the Actors Gang Theatre in Los Angeles, will be jointly directed by CCC’s Christy Mendoza and ENMU’s Jean Ornellas. “Bat Boy: The Musical” […]