Portales girls finish tourney in fourth place

Staff report LUBBOCK — Portales took South Plains power Shallowater to overtime before falling 53-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Caprock Holiday Classic. Kambrey Blakey scored a game-high 23 points and Sheraya Cox added 10 for the Lady Rams (7-3). Portales coach Wade Fraze said a 13-0 Shallowater run in the second quarter […]

Hounds lose big to CSU-Pueblo

DEREK MAJOR: Staff photo

Darrelyn McCloud drives for a layup in the first half of the Greyhounds game against CSU-Pueblo on Wednesday night. McCloud finsihed with four points in 

the Greyhounds lost 105-66 for fall to 6-6 on the season. They play their next game Friday againstthe South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

By Derek Major Staff writer   dmajor@pntonline.com As far as 2014 went for the Greyhound basketball team? Could’ve ended better. There wasn’t much positive for the Greyhounds Wednesday night, as they were dominated from start to finish in a 105-65 loss to Colorado State University Pueblo. “From every position we didn’t play well, that’s all […]

Helper not slowing down

Doncella Caywood

Editor’s note: This is the fifth profile in a five-part series recognizing people in the community who made a difference in 2014. By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com Need help in Portales? Doncella Caywood may well come to the rescue. The grandmother of eight has been volunteering for 16 years and isn’t showing any signs […]

Year in review — Road project finished

Editor’s note: This is the third of three reports on the most compelling stories in the Portales area in 2014 as determined by the PNT staff. By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@pntonline.com After more than two years and several weather delays, the U.S. 70 highway reconstruction project was mostly finished in 2014. The project held […]

Acolyte wrangler lived best sort of life

By Betty Williamson Local columnist Terry Davis lived in a modest house. He didn’t drive a fancy car or dress in designer garb. He was nowhere close to being a jet setter. Fortunately, none of those things are necessary to house a heart of gold. At his funeral on Monday in Portales, Davis was remembered […]

Jail log — Jan. 1

As of 7 a.m. Wednesday Released in the past 24 hours: • No releases Booked in the past 24 hours: • Zacariah Picart, 19, Bench warrant, evading, resisting or obsructing an officer Total number of inmates: 61

To do list — Jan. 1

Today • First Day Hike — 1 p.m. at Oasis State Park. Fees waived for this event. This fun hike begins in a wooded are that leads to the dunes, where visitors will have a great view of the scenery and wildlife. Learn how the dunes evolved through the years. Information: 575-356-5331. Tuesday • City […]

Most memorable stories not always in paper

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of columns looking back at regional news in 2014. By David Stevens Editor The most important news story of 2014 may not have been the most memorable. If your family had a baby or lost a loved one, the story that mattered most to you probably […]

27 SOMXG: Mission-critical unsung heroes

7th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Maintainers are an essential component of mission capability within the 27th Special Operations Wing. Often working more than 12-hour shifts from the back shops to the flightline, these Air Commandos play a role that is much easier said than done: to keep 27 SOW aircraft mission-ready. Collectively, the 1,400 […]

Cannon veterinary treatment facility available

27th Special Operations Mission Support Group Air Commandos stationed here now have the option of taking their pets to the Cannon Veterinary Treatment Facility open the first Wednesday of each month. The facility is located next to the Military Working Dog kennels in Building 2372 near the Portales Gate, and is currently scheduled to operate […]

Portales girls basketball summaries — Dec. 30

Lubbock Caprock tournament Quarterfinals Portales 42, Burleson (Texas) Centennial 31 Centennial ( 11-8) — Karly Burson 1 0-0 3, Bree Gustin 1 0-2 2, Meagan Benson 2 1-2 5, Kayleigh Benson 1 0-0 3, Lacey Burns 4 1-5 9, Kylie Quintena 4 1-3 9. Totals 13 3-12 31. Portales (7-1) — Bailey Schillings 1 0-2 […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Portales beats Burleson Centennial in Caprock tourney

Staff report Trinity Christian of Lubbock rallied to beat Portales 64-61 late Tuesday night in a semifinals of the Caprock Holiday Classic in Lubbock. Earlier Tuesday, the Lady Rams (7-2)  beat Burleson, Texas, Centennial 42-31 in the three-day, 20-team tournament.. Portales plays Shallowater in the third-place game  at 3 p.m. (CDT) today at Estacado High […]

College basketball capsule — Dec. 31

Men Colorado State-Pueblo at ENMU 5 p.m. Wednesday, Greyhound Arena • Records: Colorado State-Pueblo 7-4, ENMU 6-5 • Last time out: Colorado State-Pueblo beat New Mexico Highlands 89-68. The Greyhounds lost at South Dakota School of Mines 97-71. • Last meeting: CSU-Pueblo beat ENMU 108-81 on Nov. 18 in Pueblo. • Notes: Josh Smith scored  […]

Year in review — Escape prompts changes at jail

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Editor’s note: This is No. 2 on the list of most compelling stories published in the Portales News-Tribune in 2014, as determined by the PNT staff. In July, an inmate Roosevelt County jail officials later learned was a murder suspect escaped while on a work detail at the county […]

Resident always ready to help

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Editor’s note: This is the fourth profile in a five-part series recognizing people in the community who made a difference in 2014. Danna Thompson is always looking for a way to help people in the community through bake sales and auctions. “I just like to help others,” said Thompson, […]

To do list — Dec. 31

Thursday • First Day Hike — 1 p.m. at Oasis State Park. Fees are waived for this event. The hike begins in a wooded area that leads to the dunes, where visitors will have a great view of the scenery and wildlife. Learn how the dunes evolved through the years. Information: 575-356-5331. Ongoing • 7 […]

Locals appointed to evaluation commission

Staff report Caleb Chandler of Clovis and David Hunton of Portales are among three new members appointed to the New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, according to a press release from the agency. Richard Reese of Albuquerque is the third person appointed to the 15-member panel. The JPEC was established in 1997 by the state […]

Cold may stay awhile

Staff report Hold on. It’s not over yet. And icy blast from the northeast that was expected to push overnight temperatures Tuesday into the single digits continues through much of today, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of northern New Mexico dipped below zero Tuesday as an Arctic front moved across the state, bringing […]

Military happenings make headlines in 2014

Staff report Cannon Air Force Base was selected one of the 10 best Air Force bases in the Air Force Times’ annual list in 2014. More than 50 bases were considered, officials said. The designation was among highlights of news involving Cannon this year. A representative from Cannon said the publication factored in a wide […]