New SAT practical, won’t penalize guessing

That millstone around high school students’ necks — the college-admission behemoth known as the SAT — is changing. College Board officials announced last week that the test so many high school juniors fear will be fundamentally different starting in 2016. With changes ranging from the selection of vocabulary words to optional essays to the elimination […]

Roosevelt County candidate filings for June 3 primary

The following Roosevelt County residents have filed Tuesday for candidacy in the June 3 primary election: Magistrate Judge Republican • Timothy J. Gibson • Linda J. Short (I) County Commission District 3 Republican • Charles D. Bennett • Lewis Shane Lee County Commission District 4 Republican • Gene Creighton • Scott L. Burton (I) County […]

Elida advances easily; Dora falls to top seed Tatum


CMI staff BERNALILLO — Three-time defending Class B girls state champion Elida had no trouble Tuesday advancing to the semifinal round of this year’s Class B state tournament.. Junior guard Marily Varela led three players in double figures with 15 points and the top-seeded Lady Tigers blew past No. 8 Walatowa Charter 80-41 at Bernalillo […]

NM girls state tournament scoreboard

Tuesday’s quarterfinals Class 5A Volcano Vista 62, Hobbs 60 Mayfield 44, Eldorado 38 Cibola 53, La Cueva 35 Clovis 49, Carlsbad 38 Class 4A Valencia 61, St. Pius 53 Santa Fe High 51, Roswell High 43 Los Lunas 60, Miyamura 43 Gallup 73, Espanola Valley 62 Class 3A Lovington 48, St. Michael’s 32 Portales 49, […]

Lady Rams set to battle Sandia Prep in quarters

Kevin Wilson: Clovis Media Inc.
Portales sophomore Kambrey Blakey, trying to keep possession from a Santa Fe Indian School defender in Friday’s 63-60 state Class 3A round-of-16 win at the RAC, carries a 16 ppg scoring average into this week’s state tournament.

z PHS could see district rival Lovington in semis CMI staff After escaping 14th-seeded Santa Fe Indian in the round-of-16, the Portales Lady Rams figure to get another stiff test today when they meet sixth-seeded Sandia Prep in an 11:30 a.m. Class 3A girls state quarterfinals at The Pit in Albuquerque. Both teams struggled at […]

Area girls state basketball capsules — March 11

(Seeds in parentheses) (9) DORA VS. (1) TATUM When: 3 p.m. today at Bernalillo H.S. What: Class 1A girls state tournament quarterfinal game Records: Dora 15-13, Tatum 26-1 Radio: KRMQ-FM 101.5. This season: Tatum has three wins over Dora, two in regular-season District 8-1A play and a 43-38 decision in the district tournament final. Winner:  […]

Hounds salvage series finale against WT in 11

CMI staff PORTALES —It was hard work, but Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team managed to salvage the finale of its four-game Lone Star Conference series against rival West Texas A&M on Sunday. After getting routed 13-0 in the first game of the doubleheader, senior first baseman Rafael Romo delivered a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in […]

Dora school news — March 11

Regional Science Fair The Eastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair was held March 1st at Eastern New Mexico University. Ten Dora students represented us well with great projects, and four of them took home top honors and are qualified to go on to state competition. Lance Fletcher and Sabrina Roberts both took first place in […]

Elida school news — March 11

Notes • No school on Thursday. • Krista Avritt, Hunter Haley, Kaylen Jasso, Raeona Sanders and Kris Yager received a Roosevelt County Electric Scholarship.   Athletics • Today: The Elida Lady Tigers will play against Waltowa Charter in Bernalillo at 1:15 p.m. in the Class B state tournament. If they win, they will play against […]

Police blotter — March 11

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 1:45 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 900 block of South Main Avenue. • 2:03 a.m.: Premise check, 700 block of South Main Avenue. • 2:31 a.m.: Drunken driver, location unknown. • 2:59 a.m.: Officer requested, 1600 block of South Avenue E. • 4:31 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, […]

Base housing fire causes ‘extensive damage’


CMI staff A fire at Cannon Air Force Base’s Chaves West Housing Development caused “extensive damage” to both houses in a duplex, Cannon officials said Monday. No human injuries were reported, according to a Cannon news release, but two dogs and one cat died in the blaze. The fire began about 8 p.m. Saturday and […]

Recreation time is here

Spring break. Those two words always seem to bring about a smile. It’s time to switch gears, bring on the sunshine, wrap up winter. It’s time for some recreation. Ah, recreation. Another one of those words I love to pull apart. Literally, to create again. Rebirth. Restoration. Time to throw off the old cumbersome coats. […]

Events calendar

Today Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Roosevelt County Commission special meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. Bethel Roosevelt County Extension Club — 2 p.m., McAlister Room. Information: Panzy Jordon, 760-9167 or Mary Ann Danforth, 356-4519. […]

Spotlighting health

Lillian Bowe: Portales News-Tribune
Nicole Olsen, dietary technician at Roosevelt General Hospital, creates a plate for a patient at the hospital. Olsen’s job is to help patients with their dietary needs and educate them about nutrition.

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer March is National Nutrition month, which brings awareness of eating healthy and getting the right amount of exercise. Nicole Olsen’s job as dietary technician at Roosevelt General Hospital is to make sure patients at the hospital follow their dietary needs. Olsen also provides education on nutrition to the […]

Five to seek re-election

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Five Roosevelt County officials plan to seek re-election for their seats in the June primary election. Incumbents are county commissioners Scott Burton (District 4) and Kendell Buzard (District 5), Magistrate Judge Linda Short, Clerk DeAun Searl and Assessor Kenner Carrasco. They said they all plan to file for […]

NM girls state tournament pairings

Tuesday’s quarterfinal (Seeds in parentheses) Class 5A At Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho (5) Volcano Vista (19-8) vs. (4) Hobbs (23-6), 9:45 a.m. (6) Eldorado (21-6) vs. (3) Mayfield (25-3), 1:15 p.m. (7) La Cueva (20-8) vs. (2) Cibola (24-2), 4:45 p.m. (9) Carlsbad (20-8) vs. (1) Clovis (28-0), 8:15 p.m. Class 4A At […]

No injuries reported in base housing fire

A fire at Cannon Air Force Base’s Chaves West Housing Development caused “extensive damage” to both houses in a duplex, Cannon officials said Monday. No human injuries were reported, according to a Cannon news release, but two dogs and one cat died in the blaze. The fire began about 8 p.m. Saturday and the base […]

some say area may be cursed

Clyde Davis

If the lady who was accompanying me had not been talking incessantly, nervously, doing it the way some people talk to fill in the space, I would have been more in tune with my surroundings. If I had been more in tune with my surroundings, I would have probably been scared. I would have been […]

Senior happenings — March 9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Monthly meeting, 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing Group(Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Birthday cake, […]

Reality TV replaces slideshow

Hurry, hurry step right up, sit right down in your easy chair and see sights your eyes just won’t believe. Not unlike a sideshow barker our televisions are full of teasers for reality shows that titillate by offering the strange behavior, oddball characters and lifestyles and jobs that aren’t normal. When the carnival barker invites […]