Halloween goodies ghastly for pets

By Sharna Johnson In search of ponies It’s a disturbing day, really, and it’s coming on fast. But the disturbances aren’t because of all the little ghouls and goblins running around everywhere, or the copious amounts of money spent on candy that is going to super charge all the little people in the neighborhood for […]

Hounds, Texans look to position for playoffs

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Lone Star Conference regular season is headed down the stretch, with teams jockeying for position for the league’s first postseason playoff. The top four seeds will be in one bracket, the bottom four in the other. At the moment, Eastern New Mexico University (4-2) and Tarleton State (2-3) are among […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 17

Floyd 90, Roy/Wagon Mound 0 Muleshoe 55, Friona 7 Clovis Christian 67, Calvary West Christian 19 Tatum at Dora, 7 p.m. Loving 26, Fort Sumner23 Melrose 38, Gateway Christian 12 Farwell 38, Bovina 20 New Mexico Animas def. NMSD, forfeit Aztec 35, Farmington 28 Belen 34, Valencia 13 Bloomfield 52, Shiprock 0 Capital 54, Bernalillo 0 Centennial 41, Chaparral 6 Cleveland 49, Santa Fe 0 Cobre […]

Zias turn trust into wins

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
ENMU senior midfielder Alyssa Prince takes a shot during the Zias’ match against Southern Nazarene on Sept. 16 at the ENMU pitch. Prince was named the LSC’s offensive player of the week after scoring both goals in Sunday’s 2-0 upset of eighth-ranked and previously unbeaten LSC leader Angelo State.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has had an up and down season as their longest winning streak has been two games. The Zias, though, have won three of their last four outings after a shaky start to the season. Senior goalkeeper Fabienne Wilson of Alamogordo has […]

Hobbs JV blitzes PHS early

Staff report It’s safe to say Thursday’s girls soccer match got away from the Portales High girls in a hurry. Facing the Hobbs junior varsity, the Lady Eagles scored four times in a span of eight game minutes — split up by halftime — and went on to a 7-0 victory over the Lady Rams […]

Weekly LSC soccer, cross country roundup — Oct. 17

Soccer Women All Times MDT Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Angelo State 3-1-1 10-1-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 3-2-0 8-4-0 Eastern New Mexico 3-2-0 6-5-0 West Texas A&M 2-3-0 6-7-0 Midwestern State 1-2-2 6-2-5 Texas Woman’s 1-3-1 7-5-1 Oct. 10 matches Midwestern State 3, Eastern New Mexico 1; Angelo State 2, West Texas A&M 0. Saturday’s match Dallas […]

RGH prepares for possibility of Ebola cases

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Tony Lucero, left, Roosevelt General Hospital director of plant operations and materials management and Dr. Larry Leamer, hospital CEO, erect a plastic barrier to block off hospital rooms as part of the hospital’s preparations for possible Ebola cases in the Portales area. Hospital officials said the facility has been training almost daily since the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the U.S. at a Dallas hospital.

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com Roosevelt General Hospital is on high alert at the remote chance that the Ebola Dr. Larry Leaming, RGH’s chief executive officer, said the hospital is taking steps to prepare for an Ebola case as news of three Ebola cases in Dallas have garnered national attention. Leaming said RGH officials […]

Floyd Broncos bask in big win

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com Floyd football coach Steve Foust said the difference between last year’s team and this year’s team is like night and day. The Broncos (4-1) are coming off their biggest win in years, a 36-34 Six-man District 1 win Friday over two-time defending state six-man champion Lake Arthur. Last year, […]

County records 100 years of peanuts

Photo courtesy of Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce
Photos from the Bradley family will be on display at the 41st Annual Peanut Valley Festival at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds. According to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karl Terry, John M. Bradley was the first person to plant a peanut crop in the Portales area.

Staff report Peanuts have been a part of the Roosevelt County culture for years, and as the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce learned, they have been in the area for 100 years this year. Chamber Executive Director Karl Terry said he was surprised to learn that this year marked 100 years since the first recorded […]

To do list — Oct. 17

Today • Ninth Annual High Plains Quilting Festival — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jake Lopez Building. Admission is $3. Information: 575-356-8541 or Elizabeth Lawrence 575-226-0092. • Blackwater Draw Boys — 7 p.m., Yam Theatre. Cost is $5 at the door. Information: 575-607-9261. • ENMU choral fall concert — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s […]

Emergency food should be just this side of edible

By Audra Brown Local columnist Now, there are some mighty tasty vittles in the world — and there are things that are edible in the technical sense only. Consider F-250s and El Caminos. Alike only in the broadest of technical definitions. Similarly, there is a wide range of substances that will sustain-life, some, more endurable […]

Accused robber apologizes to bank clerks

By Robin Fornoff Projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com Flush with $2,000 in marked money stolen at gunpoint from U.S. Bank in Clovis, accused bank robber Matthew Gonzales told police he and accomplice Richard Little headed to Portales in the getaway car for a shopping spree at Radio Shack and Walmart. A remorseful Gonzales said later he also […]

Jail log — Oct. 17

Jail Log As of 7 a.m. Thursday Released in the past 24 hours: 2 • Male, 33, released by court order • Male, 19, released to treatment facility Booked in the past 24 hours: • Male, 57, probation violation • Male, 27, bench warrant • Female, 18, bench warrant • Male, 33, bench warrant • […]

I noted some things from the Coke County Pastor’s Conference

By Curtis Shelburne Religion columnist As I write this column, I’m attending the Biannual Coke County Pastors’ Conference. “Biannual” is not one of my mother tongue’s brightest children. Wishy-washy, and depending on which authorities you consult, it can mean either “occurring twice a year” or “occurring every two years.” “Semi-annual” and “biennial” already handle “every […]

Senior profiles — McKenzie Bucksath

Outside hitter McKenzie Bucksath has been a member of the Portales Rams volleyball team for four years. She plans on attending the University of New Mexico to study physical therapy and wants to work with children. What will be your lasting memory from being a Ram? “My favorite memory happens every season. It’s watching that […]

Zias beat Falcons to snap streak

Staff report With 19 kills, Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Lauren Frye had almost as many as the Texas-Permian Basin team Wednesday while leading the Zias to a 25-13, 25-21, 25-18 non-conference win at Greyhound Stadium. Lindsey Barron and Courtney Lawson added seven kills apiece as ENMU (9-11) snapped a four-match losing streak. Senior Kennedi […]

Area prep standings — Oct. 16

Football District 4-4A Team Dist. All PF PA Ruidoso 1-0 6-1 254 63 Portales 1-0 4-3 271 179 St. Michael’s 0-0 4-1 137 81 NMMI 0-1 6-1 157 52 Hope Christian 0-1 2-5 138 223 8-Man District 4 Team Dist. All PF PA Melrose 0-0 5-1 274 68 Tatum 0-0 5-1 315 80 Dora/Elida 0-0 […]

Prince named LSC player of the week

Staff report Senior midfielder Alyssa Prince from the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Zias’ home stand. ENMU (6-5; LSC 3-2) split games with eighth-ranked Angelo State and regionally-ranked Midwestern State last weekend. The selection marked […]

NM fishing report — Oct. 16

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 fair to […]

Bank robbery suspects arrested

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Matthew Gonzales, left, and Richard Little

By Robin Fornoff Projects editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com It took Clovis police barely more than 24 hours to hunt down, arrest and charge two men with Tuesday’s daring daylight armed robbery of U.S. Bank on north Prince Street. The two, Matthew Gonzales, 25, and Richard Little, 59, both of Clovis, were in Curry County jail by Wednesday […]