PHS escapes upset bid

Portales guard Kacie Terry drives by Santa Fe Indian School defender Kimarie Ramone in the second half Friday night at the Ram Athletic Center. Terry had two points and a pair of rebounds.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com Portales believed coming into Friday’s Class 3A first-round game that visiting Santa Fe Indian School was a lot better than a No. 14 seed and a lot better than 10-18. For the second half, it appeared the visiting Braves agreed, giving Portales all it could handle before the Lady Rams eked […]

Hounds coach likes progress this spring

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s football team wraps up four weeks of spring drills today with the annual Green & Silver game, set for 10 a.m. at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU has gone for early spring drills this year in order to get them in before spring break, which is scheduled for next week. Hounds […]

Eighteen of 20 degrees awarded by Wayland Baptist postgraduate

CMI staff photo: Emily Crowe
Wayland Baptist University alumni Damon Pearce offered a special musical selection during Friday’s commencement ceremony. Pearce holds a master’s degree in Christian ministry from the school.

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com Master Sgt. Christopher Corralez knew he wanted to further his education, but wasn’t interested in online schooling. That led the active duty airman, stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and originally from Pecos, Texas, to pursue his bachelor’s in management at the Clovis branch of Wayland Baptist University. He received his […]

Providers still waiting to see effects of ACA

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com With New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange sign-ups moving slowly, hospital administrators and health care providers say they have yet to see the effects of the Affordable Care Act. With the exception of cuts to the Medicaid program, officials said the ACA, enacted to expand affordable health insurance to uninsured New Mexicans […]

Benefit lunch held for agent

There will be a benefit luncheon for Stan Jones, former 4-H Curry County Extension agent, 11 a.m. Sunday at Allen Hall, 200 Main St. in Grady. There is a donation box at the doors. Jones is taking cancer treatments at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. If you are unable to attend, you can […]

Spear to run for District 3 Curry County Commission

CMI staff Chet Spear, a former Curry County Sheriff’s deputy and jail administrator, has announced he will run for the District 3 Curry County Commission seat in the June Republican primary election. The District 3 seat is held by Commission Chairman Frank Blackburn, who is term-limited and unable to seek re-election. Greg Southard has also […]

Elliston to file candidacy for Curry County Sheriff

CMI staff A second Republican announced Friday he will seek the party’s nomination for Curry County Sheriff in the June primary election. Sam Elliston, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, said he intends to file his candidacy Tuesday at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller has already announced he intends to run for sheriff. […]

Clovis MainStreet director stepping down

CNJ staff Longtime Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien will be leaving her position this spring, according to a press release from the organization. MainStreet President Lisa Dunagan said Beaubien, who has been director for eight years, will be stepping down in order to pursue other business opportunities and that she will be greatly missed. […]

Being sick apparently a learned skill

H ave you been sick lately? It had been so long since I’d been sick I was beginning to think my daily regimen of bicycle riding and drinking lemon water had made me invincible to bacteria and viruses. Silly me. I was felled by some bug that left me wiped out on the sofa. It […]

Shedding part of warmer weather fallout

Oh yeah, it’s coming. Not only will the days get longer this weekend, the extra sunshine will usher in warmer temperatures and people won’t be the only ones losing the layers and sporting more airy attire. Yep, the woolly ones are about to start lightening their loads and getting rid of that thick winter hair […]

Lady Rams host SFIS in state opener

KEVIN WILSON: Clovis Media Inc.
Portales guard Francis Armijo reaches to try to knock the ball from Eastern New Mexico University guard Lakeeyscia Griffin during a scrimmage Thursday at Greyhound Arena. Griffin was part of a smattering of Zia basketball players helping Portales prepare for its Class 3A first round game tonight against Santa Fe Indian School.

BY KEVIN WILSON CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Kacie Terry’s memories at Greyhound Arena are worth forgetting. The senior guard, near the end of the Rams’ practice at Eastern New Mexico Thursday, could point to the exact spot a court over where she tore her left anterior cruciate ligament against Roswell High in the final seconds […]

ENMU baseball series altered

Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University’s home Lone Star Conference baseball series against rival West Texas A&M at Greyhound Field this weekend has been adjusted. In anticipation of possible rain on Saturday, the teams will now play doubleheaders beginning at 3 p.m. today and at noon on Sunday. […]

Greyhounds ousted by Commerce

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent
Eastern New Mexico senior Dennis Hardwell scores in the first half Thursday at the Lone Star Conference tournament in Allen, Texas. The Greyhounds were upended 74-73 by the fourth-seeded Lions.

CMI staff ALLEN, Texas — Texas A&M-Commerce scored the final six points of the game, converting two turnovers by Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Rodney Blackmon into baskets in the final 20 seconds, and handed the Greyhounds a 74-73 loss on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament. Commerce’s […]

Area girls basketball capsules — March 7

(Seeds in parentheses) (11) Hagerman at (6) Floyd When: 6 p.m. today Records: Hagerman 17-10, Floyd 18-8 Head-to-head: Teams haven’t met this season Winner: Advances to 4:45 p.m. quarterfinal game on Tuesday at Bernalillo H.S. against either third-seeded Melrose (17-10) or 14th-seeded Cimarron (14-13), who play tonight in Melrose. Of note: Hagerman swept to the […]

Medicaid expansion means more qualify for coverage

By Emily Crowe ecrowe@cnjonline.com With the recent expansion of Medicaid coverage in New Mexico, more residents than ever can now gain access to health care coverage. The state’s expanded Medicaid program, known as Centennial Care, is a joint state-federal program under the federal Affordable Care Act. It offers health care coverage to patients age 19 […]

Police blotter — March 7

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:17 a.m.: Warrant service, 700 block of South Avenue B. • 2:29 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 800 block of West 15th Street. • 3:38 a.m.: Premise check, 300 block of South Avenue A. • 3:40 a.m.: Premise check, 600 block of South Abilene Avenue. • 3:51 a.m.: Animal complaint, […]

Pete declines to attend God’s party

Curtis Shelburne

Someone has called Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son “the Gospel within the Gospels” as in it Jesus tells us the story of us all, and the story of God’s love. You know the story. A father has two sons. The younger son — immature, rebellious, and headstrong — impetuously demands his inheritance, takes off […]

The Jerusalem cricket; ugly, but harmless

It’s wonderful to recall boyhood events with my friend, Frankie, when we lived in Raton. One Saturday morning when we were age 10, our objective was to find gold in arroyos near the foothills of our homes. Our method was to use a twig to remove fist-sized stones from the banks of arroyos and examine […]

Events calendar — March 7

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598.   Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598.   Tuesday Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Books N […]

Hollywood ladies of the day were tough

Alisa Boswell

My boss recently gave me what could be one of the coolest presents I’ve ever gotten. A DVD of Underdog episodes. For those of you who may not know, Underdog was a 1960s cartoon about a superhero dog. David told me the only thing he never really cared for in the Underdog cartoon was Underdog’s […]