Hot-shooting Hounds dispatch Hardrockers

Tony Bullocks: Clovis Media Inc.
ENMU senior Dennis Hardwell pulls up for a jump shot over South Dakota Mines senior Michael Dietz during the first half of Thursday night’s game at Greyhound Arena.

CMI staff Senior guard Rodney Blackmon drained a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession, and the long balls just kept coming for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night. Senior guard Rafael Love scored 21 points —17 in the second half — and Blackmon finished with 19, including a combined 8-for-13 from 3-point range, as […]

Police blotter — Jan. 31

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 12:02 p.m.: Follow-up request, 500 block of North Avenue L. • 1:01 p.m.: Fraud, Portales. • 1:06 p.m.: Animal complaint, 1600 block of South Avenue C. • 2:08 p.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of South Avenue B. • 2:12 p.m.: Prisoner transport, U.S. 70. […]

Portales girls basketball capsule, Jan. 31

Portales (16-2) at Goddard (9-10) When: 7 p.m. today at Roswell Last meeting: The Lady Rams edged Goddard 35-29 one year ago tonight at the RAC. Last time out: Both teams played on Saturday, with PHS winning at Moriarty 54-42 and the Lady Rockets falling at Santa Teresa 42-38. Goddard players to watch: Stephanie Kolker, […]

Building cleanup in full swing

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales demolished its first two dangerous buildings in 2013 using the money it budgeted to tackle what city officials have labeled a public health issue. Dangerous buildings, which are described as being a threat to public health, have been a big concern and a priority for the Portales […]

Elida mayor gets probation

PNT staff Elida Mayor Duward Dixon was sentenced to 12 months of probation Wednesday related to a domestic dispute that took place in June 2011. Deputy 9th Judicial District Attorney Brian Stover said Wednesday was a continuation of a plea and disposition hearing for Dixon, 47, who was charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault, and […]

Legislative roundup — Jan. 30

Days remaining in session: 21 Gazing at the sun: Inside the Roundhouse and out, eyes were trained Wednesday on the fiery orb around which life revolves. For Earth, that’s the sun; for New Mexico, it’s the zia sun symbol. While some lawmakers inside the Capitol decried widespread commercial use of the state symbol, outside the […]

Roosevelt County inmate escaped briefly

PNT staff A Roosevelt County inmate briefly escaped Wednesday morning during a hearing at Magistrate Court, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office official. Fabian Romero, 22, made it about 30 yards before being captured, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Parker said Romero broke from a transport guard’s restraint inside of the court area […]

Immigrants push to keep licenses

By Barry Massey The Associated Press SANTA FE — Immigrant workers urged lawmakers on Wednesday to focus on improving New Mexico’s economy rather than considering Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s proposal to stop the state from issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally. Members of an immigrant rights group brought 5,000 petitions to […]

A tumbleweed did that? Yes, it did

If 2013 was the Year of the Goathead, then 2014 is lining up to be the Year of the Tumbleweed. Our “brief and limited amounts of precipitation” (which the fascinating reference volume, Weeds of the West, says is ideal for tumbleweed procreation) produced a bumper crop. Every time the wind changes direction, new volunteers break […]

Events calendar — Jan. 30

Today Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Chinese New Year Celebration — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Open to students in grades 7-12. Information: 356-3940. Forensic Files of the Smithsonian Institute — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. David Hunt, assistant collections manager at the […]

Police blotter — Jan. 30

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday • 1:05 a.m.: Premise check, U.S. 70. • 3:42 a.m.: Premise check, 1000 block of North Chicago. • 3:48 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block of East Brazos. • 4 a.m.: Premise check, 1600 block of East Elbe. • 4:02 a.m.: Premise check, 500 block […]

Ticket feature — Murder mystery set for Valentine’s Day

CMI staff The Clovis Civic Center is pulling out all the stops for Valentine’s Day with a murder mystery dinner presented by Clovis’ own Brickstreet Players. “Murder on the Rebound” will feature four widowed friends who pool their insurance money to buy a restaurant called Rebounds. Each friend has a mysterious new man in her […]

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Jan. 30

South Dakota Mines (6-15) at ENMU (9-8) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Hardrockers lost 70-60 Wednesday at West Texas A&M. ENMU lost to Lone Star Conference leader and fourth-ranked Tarleton State 86-64 on Saturday. Last meeting: The teams played on New Year’s Day at Rapid City, […]

Fishing report — Jan. 30

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes — Closed for the […]

County inmate flees during court appearance

PNT staff A Roosevelt County inmate briefly escaped Wednesday morning during a hearing at Magistrate Court, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office offial. The inmate made it about 30 yards before being captured, according to Chief Deputy Malin Parker. His charges will now include an escape attempt, according to Parker.

Legislative roundup — Jan. 29

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 22 ‘Abuelos’ get their due: More than half the grandparents in New Mexico are raising their children’s children. About 55 percent of grandparents in the state are raising grandchildren, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey. Often, the grandparents shoulder parental duties for five years […]

Let loose the hounds

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
 Eastern New Mexico University’s new greyhound mascots cuddle in their kennel Monday after a visit to the veterinarian.

It looks like a case of puppy love. “I got to walk them this morning, and I love them, they’re so cute,” said Eastern New Mexico University junior Yvonne Tillman of a pair of greyhound puppies being groomed to be school mascots. Nicknamed Deuce and Trey, the puppies will replace the male half of Vic […]

Events calendar — Jan. 29

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Puppy Pals” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Tweens’ choice. Open to students in grades 4-6. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Chinese New […]

What might your perception be?

While having dinner with a friend a few weeks ago, I ordered fajitas. Just before delivery, my friend dropped in that she’d never actually had a fajita. What was it about a fajita, she asked, that made it special? As the tortillas, toppings and sizzling meat came to my table, I told her and myself, […]

Relationships bring about changes

I think I realized why people get married; it’s to find someone that will make you a better person. But don’t get so mushy, I didn’t mean that in a romantic way. I think we all know that one functional person who was a mess in a certain area of their life who then got […]