Hounds survive in overtime


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com A week ago, things didn’t look too good for Eastern New Mexico University’s men. Now, after back-to-back four-point wins, including Saturday’s hard fought 72-68 overtime decision over Angelo State at Greyhound Arena, the Hounds are back to being a factor in the Lone Star Conference race. Senior forward […]

Zias move to 3-1 in LSC play

ENMU junior Jasmine Johnson is fouled on her way to the basketball by Angelo State junior Kayla Turner in the first half of Saturday’s afternoon game at Greyhound Arena. Johnson scored 12 points in the Zias’ 74-64 win.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com Don’t look now, but the Eastern New Mexico University Zias are suddenly in the middle of the Lone Star Conference basketball race. Junior forward Tori Tucker posted a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, leading five Zias in double figures in a 74-64 victory over Angelo State […]

Area prep summaries — Jan. 19

Saturday Boys Logan 63, Dora 48 Dora (12-4) — Jesus Villegas 3, Josh Walker 8, Dalton Privett 12, Dylan Privett 21, Koby Cone 4. Totals 19 4-9 48. Logan (9-7) — Kristopher Cordova 1, Wyatt Strand 13, Leslie Gudgell 19, Dennis Earle 9, Chris Roberts 7, Grinton Roach 14. Totals 23 11-16 63. Dora 15 […]

St. Mike’s adds to Portales woes in Shootout

CMI staff SANTA FE — Coach Rickie McBroom says his Portales Rams are playing as hard as they can. They’re just having a hard time finding the basket. Portales struggled on offense for the third consecutive night in the St. Mike’s Shootout round-robin, losing on Saturday night to the host Horsemen 44-26. Senior guard Chris […]

Getting public pensions in black necessary goal

It will take years of new contributions and benefit schedules to get the state’s public pension programs in the black. But two bills passed into law last year have the programs on track to do just that, and the change has not gone unnoticed at the national level. Moody’s Investor Service is praising the state […]

Words can tell so much, so little

Wendel Sloan

Whether I had 300, 3,000 or 3 million words, it would only scratch life’s surface. In the last photo I took of my mother — with my big-hearted Arkansas cousin Tim and his lovely wife, Ruby — shortly before mother died at 92 in assisted living, deep wrinkles and fragility etched her full-life face. Also […]

Debate? No, we’re just blowing smoke

Ned Cantwell

“Got your bong yet?” Barney asked. I don’t feign total innocence about the world of pot smoking but, on the other hand, I am hazy on the exact nature of what you do with a bong. “Breaking Bad” fans know it is used in some manner for inhaling marijuana. Barney enjoys tweaking irritation and he […]

King events slated

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com This year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee and Eastern New Mexico University will be working together to celebrate the day. Draco Miller, director of campus life, said this year is the first time the program will be held on ENMU campus as […]

Be careful when navigating Santa Fe

By Steve Terrell The Santa Fe New Mexican While politicians talk a lot about welcoming public participation in the New Mexico Legislature, which convenes at noon Tuesday, in reality, trying to participate can seem like an obstacle course for members of the public who are unversed in the ways of a legislative session. Published schedules […]

Four things to watch in this legislative session

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com There are four issues that have received quite a bit of buzz and have been labeled priorities by local lawmakers prior to this upcoming legislative session. The 30-day session begins Tuesday.   Lottery scholarships Lawmakers are being pressured to find a solution to a dwindling lottery-financed college scholarship […]