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 […]

Job creation expected

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Portales’ city manager says he expects more job creation with upcoming projects in Roosevelt County after a New Mexico State University economist’s study showed the county seeing no growth in job creation from last year. Roosevelt County ranked sixth in job creation among the state’s 33 counties last […]

Police blotter — Jan. 29

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday • 12:14 a.m.: Premise check, 500 block North Globe Avenue • 12:15 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block East Brazos St. • 12:23 a.m.: Officer requested, 1400 block South Main Avenue • 12:29 a.m.: Noise disturbance, West First Street. • 1:05 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 […]

Too old? Only if your imagination has withered

I turned 57 the other day. No big deal, even though 57 is widely recognized as a serious milestone. I’m sure if you “Google” it, you’ll find all sorts of articles and blogs where “Baby Boomer” folks like me wax philosophic about the big 57. My generation has always been gifted when it comes to […]

Rattlers upend Portales

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Portales senior Zachary Campbell goes for the layup while Tucumcari’s Cody Ryen goes for the block attempt in Tuesday night’s game at the Ram Athletic Center.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer In the first half, Tucumcari’s John Paul Garcia went off from downtown. When Portales tried to take that away, senior Cody Ryen picked up the slack in the second half. Garcia scored 16 of his 24 points in the first two periods and Ryan had all but four […]

Prep basketball capsules — Jan. 29

Tuesday Non-district Boys Dora 74, Grady 48 Grady (4-11) — Koby Valentine 21, Gunner Burrage 4, Ryan Bone 2, Trenton Lee 11, Cannon Burrage 4, Tucker Northcutt 6. Totals 18 4-7 42. Dora ( 15-4) — Eddie Arzate 2, Jesus Villegas 17, Josh Walker 9, Dalton Privett 10, Dylan Privett 29, Lervi Bickham 2, Koby […]

Session too small for governor’s laundry list

An energized Gov. Susana Martinez laid out her priorities for the state of New Mexico last week, summing them up like this: education, jobs and cooperation. It was a less combative Martinez than in past States of the State — a governing official rather than a politician, probably the image she wants going into a […]

Events calendar — Jan. 28

Today Roosevelt County Special Hospital District Board meeting – 5:30 p.m., RGH Hospital conference room. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Books N Babies – Portales Public Library. “Squeaky Clean” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public […]

Vacation memories will last

Breezes were blowing softly, making the humid air bearable. Hot sun was splashing on the vibrant red hibiscus blossoms women and girls were wearing in their long, jet black hair. The bright colors in the fabric of the skirts and loin cloths were just magnificent against the backdrop of the rainforest. We had ridden in […]

Tumbleweed invasion

This car on Spruce Street is blocked in by tumbleweeds on Monday afternoon. County road officials have been removing tumbleweeds, and recommend that drivers do not run them over.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer As Eastern New Mexico University student James Moreno pulled out of his home Monday morning in rural Roosevelt County, his normal route to work was blocked by a large pile of tumbleweeds. “It pretty much blocked the four way. I had to take another route to work,” […]