N.M. fishing report, April 17

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: Trout fishing was sporadic but […]

Clovis Man probaby not first inhabitant

Joshua Lucero: ENMU Office of Communication Services
Excavated bones at the Blackwater Draw dig site’s Interpretive Center.

  George Crawford and David Kilby said it is unlikely Clovis Man was the first to inhabit the Americas. But they haven’t seen evidence to disprove the theory either. “Scientifically, there had to be somebody here earlier than the Clovis people,” said Crawford, director of the Blackwater Draw Historical Landmark, where Clovis Man was discovered […]

Police blotter — April 17

Clovis police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 1:35 a.m.: Shoplifting up to $500, 1300 block of North Prince Street. • 6 a.m.: Vehicle theft, 1700 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:03 a.m.: Criminal damage, 900 block of Rencher Street. • 10:07 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and […]

Events calendar — April 17

Today Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Coby Carter and the 5 Mile West Band — 7 p.m., Yam Theater. Tickets are $5. Information: Debralynn Soza, 607-9261. Senior Vocal Recital — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the […]

Community pitching in to help Little League

Betty Williamson

By Betty Williamson Columnist The Roosevelt County Little League received a wicked foul ball this winter when some ne’er-do-well broke into the organization’s storage unit and stole a slew of the equipment used to provide springtime fun for 420 kids from ages 4-13. But if all goes according to plan, a giant fundraiser planned for […]

Fight over grouse continues

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., tells an audience full of landowners to hold the federal agency responsible for listing the lesser prairie chicken as “threatened” accountable Wednesday at a town hall meeting in Portales.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The fight is not over for area landowners who say they’ve made sacrifices to conserve the lesser prairie chicken population in New Mexico. These are efforts they feel were undermined when a federal agency listed the bird as threatened on a federal registry of species last month. More than […]

Principals of success

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Rick Segovia, principal at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary,
monitors the halls during the break on Wednesday. Segovia said he makes sure that the students behave well while they go to their next class.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Lindsey-Steiner Elementary Principal Rick Segovia waited in his office for one of his students. When the student entered his office, he appeared nervous because a visit to the principal’s office doesn’t usually mean a student did something well. But in this case it did. While Segovia may have appeared […]

Portales softball cruises past Ruidoso

Kevin Wilson: Staff photo
Portales freshman Daizia Looney fires a pitch in the second game of Tuesday night's doubleheader at Portales.

Staff report Having a dominant pitcher in fast-pitch softball is nice. Having a backup plan is even nicer. That made Tuesday a very nice night for Portales, as it found a little bit of extra pitching while recording a 15-0, 16-3 doubleheader sweep of Ruidoso in the District 4-3A opener for both teams. Sophomore Kiersten […]

Area prep track summary — April 15

Texico Invitational BOYS Team standings: 1. Texico 138 1/2; 2. Clovis freshmen 92; 3. Tucumcari 81 1/2; 4. Fort Sumner 68; 5. Gateway Christian 27; 6. Dora 12; 7. Clovis Christian 7; 8. (tie) House and Texico JV 2. Area results Field events Javelin: 1. Giannini, Fort Sumner 15-00; 2. Naceanceno, Texico 138-0; 3. Hisel, […]

Rams sweep Warriors

Kevin Wilson: Staff photo
Portales senior Jarret Faust slides safely into second base on a stolen base attempt as Ruidoso’s Tyler Hart waits for the throw from home.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Take more pitches, get more wins. It’s a simple philosophy for the Ram baseball team, and it’s put them in the driver’s seat in District 4-3A. The Rams scored four times in the seventh, the final an RBI single up the middle by catcher Matt Martinez, to steal a […]

Tennis squads get split at Artesia

Staff report ARTESIA — The Portales Lady Rams managed to win two of three doubles matches and pulled out a 5-4 dual victory over Artesia on Tuesday. Artesia took an 8-1 victory over PHS in the boys dual. Samantha Lopez and Belle Youngerwolf posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles, while Hannah Evans […]

Portales golf squads struggle at Ruidoso

Staff report RUIDOSO — While the Portales Lady Rams still finished last in the 14-team Leroy Gooch Invitational, they showed marked improvement over their first-round performance. The Lady Rams shot a score of 400 on Tuesday at Cree Meadows Golf Course to finish at 845, just two strokes behind Roswell High and Silver. Deming took […]

Hounds beat Wayland Baptist

Staff report PLAINVIEW, Texas — Matthew Burks has been Eastern New Mexico’s leadoff man all season, but the junior outfielder has suddenly turned into a slugger. Burks homered for the fourth consecutive game on Tuesday — the most by an ENMU player since at least 1999 — as the Greyhounds cruised to an 8-3 non-conference […]

Lubbock Christian sweeps Zia softball squad

Staff report Eastern New Mexico University’s struggling softball team nearly pulled one out of the fire on Tuesday. Trailing 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh, the Zias had the tying runs on base before left-hander Ashton Bell managed to get the final out to preserve a 7-5 win at Zia Field. The Lady Chaps […]

Prep linescore — April 16

Tuesday District 3-1A Melrose 9, Floyd 4 Floyd 020 002 0 — 4 8 2 Melrose 004 410 x — 9 11 1 Jose Torres, W.T. Whitecotton (4) and Wyatt Chandler; Wyatt Williams and Gage Dietz. W — Williams. L — Torres. Top hitters — Floyd: Henry Charley 2-3, 2-run HR, 2 runs; Whitecotton 1-3, […]

Taco Bell coming

Christina Calloway: Staff photo
Portales City Manager Doug Redmond asks Portales city councilors Tuesday night for their approval on a participation agreement between Taco Bell and the city that will grant economic development funds to let the restaurant locate to Portales.

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales city councilors cheered and smiled prior to approving an agreement granting $60,000 in local economic development funds to help a popular fast food chain locate to Portales. Taco Bell will be the newest fast food chain on the block, according to Portales City Manager Doug Redmond. After years […]

Meetings watch — April 16

Roosevelt County Commission The Roosevelt County Commission took the following action Tuesday: • Declared a fire emergency because of the drought and adopted an ordinance banning all open burning. The ban will include camp fires, open fires, open burning of vegetation or rubbish and any other smoke producing substance and material that creates a fire safety […]

Police blotter — April 16

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 1:53 a.m.: Alarm activation, 100 block of East Second Street. • 3:54 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1900 block of South Avenue I. • 7:11 a.m.: Fraud, 1300 block of South Avenue D. • 7:19 a.m.: Animal complaint, 1300 block of South Avenue D. • 8:23 […]

East overlooked for veterans cemetery

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com U.S. Navy veteran Steve Kemp feels the eastern side of the state is often forgotten. Tuesday’s announcement from Gov. Susan Martinez’s office of four new proposed locations for veterans cemeteries in rural New Mexico — which didn’t include Clovis or Portales — only proves to him the area […]

Events calendar — April 16

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Roundtable Discussion on Lesser Prairie Chicken – 10 a.m., Portales Chamber of Commerce. Information: Walter Bradley, 238-3007. Preschool Storytime— 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Wii Wednesday — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Teens’ choice. Open to students in grades 8-12. Information: 356-3940.   […]