Don’t confuse lonely with bored

Christina Calloway

When it comes to dating, the players may change but the game doesn’t. Just when you think you have things figured out, someone comes along and makes you question every law you’ve set for your protection. This is why being in a relationship is not a goal of mine. In so many words, my lax […]

Events calendar — Feb. 12

Today Heart health screenings — 1-3 p.m., Los Abuelitos Senior Center. The screening will be provided by Accolade Home Care in Clovis and are confidential. Information: 505-314-4437. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Hansel and Gretel: A Fairy-tale Opera — 7 […]

Police blotter — Feb. 12

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 1:26 a.m.: Premise check, 1100 block of Leo Drive. • 2:40 a.m.: Traffic stop, Kilgore Avenue and Spruce Street. • 3:08 a.m.: Traffic stop, First and Chicago streets. • 6:41 a.m.: Burglary, 1500 block of West Ivy Street. • 6:49 a.m.: Traffic stop, 1000 […]

ENMRWS in line to get $4 million


PNT staff The state Water Trust Board is scheduled to make $4 million available to Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in March, according to a press release from the water system project manager. The ENMRWS, also Ute Pipeline, would ship drinking water from Ute Reservoir in Quay County to more than a half-dozen entities […]

Legislative roundup — Feb. 12

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 8 Gun ban holstered: A proposed prohibition on openly carrying guns in the New Mexico House of Representatives and its committee rooms at the state Capitol didn’t get its scheduled debate, at least not formally. On Tuesday morning, the House Rules and Order of Business Committee failed to […]

Minimum wage increase urged

Stock Image: Money

By Barry Massey The Associated Press SANTA FE — Business groups across New Mexico are opposing an increase in the state’s minimum wage, but a Santa Fe restaurant owner threw her support Tuesday behind a proposal to boost the hourly wage rate. Restaurateur Julia Castro said at a news conference in the Capitol that employees […]

Fireworks bill up again

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer The city managers and fire chiefs in Clovis and Portales are in support of a Senate bill that would give local governments more control in banning fireworks. The bill would amend the Fireworks Licensing and Safety Act to add fireworks that may be banned. This allows local governments […]

Lottery Act purpose should be observed

As New Mexico lawmakers look for solutions to keep the Lottery Scholarship fund solvent, it’s important they remember its history. When Gov. Gary Johnson signed the New Mexico Lottery Act in 1995, it had two stated purposes: • “(E)ntertainment of the public.” • “(P)rovide the maximum amount of revenues, without imposing additional taxes or using […]

Out with the old, in with the new

I’m sitting in front of my document shredder. I’m wondering if it really shreds cards like the box said it would. I hold the card, and “Old Yeller” comes to mind. Monday was the final day I held ************1124, as it came to be known online. It was my rewards credit card, with a sea […]

PHS basketball capsules

District 4-3A Boys Lovington (9-13, 0-1) at Portales (12-10, 1-0) When: 7 p.m. today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last time out: Lovington, which lost 55-53 at Ruidoso Jan. 31, is coming off a 49-44 loss at Clovis last Tuesday. The Rams edged Ruidoso 39-35 at home Friday. Last season: Portales took all three games, including the […]

Zias pick up first win of season in split

CMI staff HOBBS — Left fielder Tylor Romero had a pair of two-run hits, and Eastern New Mexico picked up its first win of the softball season Monday with a 12-6 victory over University of the Southwest. Host USW claimed the opener 8-6. The Zias pounded out 15 hits in the nightcap, including four hits […]

Greyhounds denied sweep

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico was denied a sweep in its first series of the season Sunday, as visiting Adams State took a 6-2 win Sunday to avoid being blanked in the four-game, three-day series. First baseman Kyle Sedlak went 1-for-3 with a run scored for Adams State (2-5), but managed each of his RBIs […]

Portales City Council Ward A — Q&A


Ward A is the only contested race in the Portales City Council municipal election. Candidates were asked five questions. The questions and candidate responses:   Antonio Salguero Q The police department has been hit hard by scandal and turnover in the past few years. What changes would you push for to improve the department? A […]

Floyd ballot and polling places

Voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Floyd Community Center 1572 N.M. 267   Council Vote for three • Yantie Love • Larry Griffith • Harold Nixon

Causey ballot and polling places

Voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Causey Community Center, 418 Ave. A.   Village Council Vote for two • LaVerne Lee • Jimmy R. Stokes

Portales ballot and polling places

Voting is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 220 E. 7th   Mayor Vote for one • Sharon King   City Council Ward A Vote for one • Antonio Salguero • Veronica Pena   Ward B Vote for one • Oscar Robinson   Ward C Vote for one • Mike Miller   Ward D Vote for […]

Board approves alternatives

Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer The Portales Municipal School Board of Education passed a resolution of the graduation demonstration of competency at Monday’s school board meeting. The resolution allows students who do not pass the state-issued Standards-Based Assessment or End of Course exams in a subject another chance to graduate, provided they prove competency […]

Police blotter – Feb. 11

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 12:17 a.m.: Traffic stop, Second and Elgin streets. • 1:51 a.m.: Alarm activation, 1000 block of West Second Street. • 1:55 a.m.: Domestic in progress, 100 block of Yucca Drive. • 2:29 a.m.: Officer requested, 1500 block of South Avenue K. • 4:56 a.m.: […]

What do you love to do?

Sandy Fields

I write. When I’m choking with grief, I find solace in putting my emotions into written words. A beautiful scene inspires me to find the perfect descriptive adjectives. A special moment brightening my day must be preserved in a paragraph. Over the years, I’ve written thousands of letters to family and friends. Funny… I was […]

Events calendar — Feb. 11

Today Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. “Guess How Much I Love You” will be featured. Information: 356-3940. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Creation-evolution movie discussion — 6:30 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Art and Anthropology Building in Room 110. The movie “The Revisionaries” will be screened […]