Curry County employees certified

CMI staff Three Curry County employees have received certification as public officials, according to a release from the county. Clerk Rosalie Riley, Construction and Safety Officer Ben Roberts and Appraiser Sam Kelley were honored in a Jan. 23 ceremony in Santa Fe conducted by the New Mexico EDGE County College. The three were required to […]

CHS swimmers set 10 school records at state

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s swimmers advanced seven boys and six girls entries to today’s state championship (top eight) finals in Friday’s preliminary state competition at Albuquerque Academy, setting 10 school records in the process. The Wildcats also sent three boys and four girls entries to today’s consolation finals (ninth through 16th in the […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 22

MEN Tarleton State (21-1, 11-1 LSC) at ENMU (13-11, 6-6) • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: Tarleton State beat West Texas A&M 81-68 at Stephenville, Texas, while the Greyhounds lost the same night at Texas A&M-Commerce 78-71. • Last meeting: The Texans got off to […]

Zias split pair of games in Rattler Invitational

CMI staff SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team reached the .500 mark briefly on Friday, then fell back when a late rally in the second game fell short. ENMU (6-7) scored five runs in the first, but needed an RBI groundout from Amanda Martinez to slip past Rogers State 6-5 in the […]

Thursday area prep summaries — Feb. 20

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Dora senior Josh Walker pulls up for a shot over Jal’s Jordan Lujan, right, during the first half of Thursday night’s District 8-1A boys matchup at Dora. The Coyotes clinched the regular-season championship with an 80-36 win over the Panthers.

BOYS District 8-1A Dora 80, Jal 36 Jal (5-15, 1-5) — Jaime Lujan 3, Ryan Beckham 2, Anthony Anderson 6, Servando Navarrette 2, Jordan Lujan 3, Adrian Rodriguez 9, Lorenzo Vargas 11. Totals 12 10-13 36. Dora (22-4, 6-0) — Eddie Arzate 7, Jesus Villegas 7, Daniel Stephens 3, Sam McConnell 2, Josh Walker 11, […]

Zias falter in second half

CMI staff DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman’s went on runs of 7-0 and 14-0 early in the second half to take control and the Pioneers posted a 71-58 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico. Junior forward Ria Pateraki scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Pioneers (15-9, 10-4 LSC), […]

‘It’s just a fact, but a fact it is’

Curtis Shelburne

It’s just a fact, but a fact it is, that the teachers who most influenced my life early on were Methodists. San Jacinto Elementary in Amarillo, Texas, was evidently a hotbed of Methodism. Or maybe it was just that my primary school path there was colored by the presence of three of them. Someday I’ll […]

Leaving you with these last remaining thoughts

Joan Clayton

Change can sometimes be hard. We get used to the way things are and we want to keep the old and the familiar. But God uses change in our lives to help us grow and mature and to be able to adapt and to learn life lessons that he reveals to us through change. Our […]

Inspired search turned up movie gold mine

Alisa Boswell

A conversation I had at work recently about 1950s and 1960s movies inspired me to do a search on YouTube regarding certain genres from that era. What I found was a gold mine of full-length movies ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1960s and titled play lists, such as the Mystery Murder Suspense […]

Events calendar — Feb. 21

Today 5th Annual High Plains Men’s Conference — 6:30 p.m., Meet and Greet. Victory Life Church Coffee House. Information: Church Office: 356-4901 Leonard Stanton: 760-1116 Eastern Athletic Club’s 4th Annual All You Can Eat Crab Fest — Seating 1: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Seating 2: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Yam Theater. Information: 562-2153 […]

Police blotter — Feb. 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:23 a.m.: Officer requested, 1500 block of South Avenue H. • 1:19 a.m.: Domestic, 400 block of South Avenue A. • 6:51 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of West Third Street. • 7:04 a.m.: Prisoner transport, 100 block of Airport Road. • 7:36 a.m.: […]

Meet the … Poll workers enjoy meeting new people

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer The Portales City Council municipal elections will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 at the Memorial Building, but for the ones working the polls they have to devote their whole day to it. The poll workers of the municipal election are asked to work on election […]

That’s a wrap, folks

Courtesy photo: Clayton Barber gives a demonstration on fire resistant clothing at the New Mexico Ag Expo, one of several seminars hosted at the two-day event.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Ag Expo organizers said this year’s seminars garnered good feedback from attendees. In its 22nd year, the New Mexico Ag Expo brought new trends and kept old traditions to cater to the agricultural communities of New Mexico and west Texas. The two-day event wrapped up Wednesday at the […]

Capital outlay package sent to governor

CMI staff In the final few minutes of the New Mexico Legislative session, lawmakers sent Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package, just before adjournment — 12:01 p.m. for the House of Representatives, 12:11 p.m. for the Senate. The session was to end noon Thursday. Martinez has until March 12 to sign or […]

Meetings watch — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning at Clovis City Hall. • The authority received an audit report from Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque for the year ending June 2013. The agency reported no findings in the audit. • The authority discussed a $4 million award from the state water trust board […]

Thank you for bringing us a little heaven

Almost 21 years ago, Joan Clayton marched into the Portales News-Tribune offices and pitched an idea for an inspirational column. She’d write it weekly, she said, for free. “I don’t write for money,” friends have heard her say many times since then. “I write for Jesus.” Then-Publisher Lone Beasley did not know Clayton at the […]

Rights are to be asserted, defended

Often when I hear people speak of “rights” they seem to be saying rights are something others are required to respect. Or even give them. The truth is rights are something you need to assert. They are nothing if you don’t defend them from all threats. A right is something you don’t need to ask […]

Portales City League basketball results — Feb. 15

Senior League BOYS Mavericks 29, Clippers 1 Scorers — Mavericks, Gomez 8, Jones 6, Long 5, Hernandez 4, Rawdon 2, Tivis 2. Clippers, Ramos 1. Dora 46, Nuggets 21 Scorers — Dora, WGutierrez 14, Fuller 14, Padgett 10, Wall 2, Urioste 2. Nuggets, Belden 6, Nixon 6, Ramos 4, Garcia 3, Carisales 2. Suns 30, […]

PHS basketball capsules — Feb. 21

BOYS Portales (13-11, 2-1 District 4-3A at Ruidoso (9-15, 1-2) When: 7 p.m. today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last meeting: Portales held on late for a 39-35 victory over the Warriors on Feb. 7 at the RAC. Last time out: Both teams played at Lovington, with the Rams winning 59-53 on Tuesday and the Warriors absorbing […]

New Mexico fishing report  — Feb. 19

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 season. Cimarron […]