Ranchers face cattle feed shortage

The New Mexico cattle industry remains in a holding pattern, crippled by an extended dry period that has dried up feed sources. File photo Conditions with cattle feed are no closer to improving, according to local cattle ranchers. Clovis Livestock Auction representative Rustin Rowley said without significant rain, cattle liquidation will only increase because of […]

Police blotter: March 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday 8:37 a.m.: Caller requests to speak to an officer in reference to her grandson taking her vehicle, 800 block of Danube. 10:04 a.m.: Caller reported his neighbor was attempting to break into his shed, 500 block of South Avenue E. 10:38 a.m.: Caller […]

What’s Happening: March 27

Today ENMU clarinet recital — 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. Recital of Jennifer Laubenthal. Free admission. Information: 562-2377. Wednesday Preschool Storytime: Whoosh Went the Wind — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Wii Wednesday: Just Dance 3 — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Thursday Cesar E. Chavez Blood drive — […]

ENMU students inspired to help Lighthouse Mission

Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Adriana De La Rosa, left, Jessica Lavalle, center, and Kaiwen Xu, all of the International Affairs Department at Eastern New Mexico University, look through the toiletry items they have collected. The group decided to collect bathroom and laundry supplies for homeless people after visiting the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis. A group […]

Elida student dreams of dancing

Rachel Cox has dreams of leaving Elida for New York City to perform on Broadway and build a career as a professional ballerina. PNT Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Rachael Cox practices at S-W School of Dance. Cox said she began dancing at the age of five. Cox, a junior, began dancing at the age of […]

Elida news: March 27

Sports schedule Thursday — Baseball, Dora, here, V (2), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday — Baseball, Eunice, there, V, TBA. FCCLA students place Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Tate Turnbough, Silver medal. Crudities tray (State level, Monday event) — Jordan Morgan and Haley Powell, Silver medals. Decorated cake (State level, Monday event) […]

Dora news: March 27

SBA testing ongoing Dora students will finish up the remaining portions of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Dora FFA students place Last week, Dora FFA took sweepstakes at the Eastern New Mexico judging contest in Portales. Awards were the following: Dairy Foods team, second place; Livestock team, first […]

My turn: Silence sounds good

Ah … the sound of silence. I cherish it. I've just spent some time on my front porch enjoying the silence of the morning. And in that silence I heard such a grand variety of birds singing. I heard a child in my neighborhood playing with her dog. There was another dog barking somewhere off […]

Police blotter: March 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Saturday 10:24 p.m.: Caller reported someone is egging her house, 100 block of North Globe. 11:08 p.m.: Call in reference to a fight, 1600 block of South Avenue D. 11:34 p.m.: Caller reported her 12-year-old son was assaulted, 200 block of West University. 5 […]

Fishing derby continues Sunday

The adage goes that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day doing almost anything else. Saturday at Oasis State Park, the adage could have been that few things beat a great day of fishing — except maybe two of them. Kevin Wilson: CMI staff Kevin Sanchez of Vaughn shows a caught […]