Lovington sweeps PHS

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By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer kwilson@cnjonline.com Quantel Nash had 18 points, including a key three-point play in the closing minutes, helping the Lovington Wildcats escape a raucous Ram Athletic Center with a 50-44 win over Portales on Tuesday night. Stephen Lennox added 10 points for the Wildcats, who evened up the three-team District 4-3A [...]

Portales City Council Ward A — Q&A

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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 [...]

What do you love to do?

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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 [...]

Streamlining medicine

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By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com As part of a federal mandate of the Affordable Care Act, Roosevelt General Hospital installed a new patient registration system that is completely electronic in late-January. The $2.8 million program, which had been in development since April, is still in its beginning phases. According to RGH Spokeswoman Amber [...]

Deleon found guilty of murder

CMI staff photo: Eric Norwood Jr.
Enrique Deleon, middle, is seated by a Curry County Sheriff’s deputy shortly after the jury announced a guilty verdict. Deleon was convicted of first-degree murder in the September 2011 shooting deaths of his next-door neighbors, Joe Valero, 44 and Lupita Castaneda, 25.

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Jurors took less than an hour Friday to convict Enrique Deleon of the first-degree murders of his next door neighbors, Clovis couple Joe Valero, 44, and Lupita Casteneda, 25. Deleon faces mandatory life in prison on both convictions, plus another eight years for two counts of child abuse, [...]

Chamber honors its own

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Rose Robbins was awarded with the Workhorse of the Year award for 2013 at Thursday night’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce banquet at the Yam Theater.

  Local business owners and community members filled the seats of the Yam Theatre Tuesday to recognize the dedication and accomplishments of Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce members who exemplified service in 2013 during the chamber’s annual banquet. The chamber’s 2013 President Megan Hamilton became emotional when announcing the Workhorse of the Year because she [...]

No major storm troubles

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent
Portales resident and former Eastern New Mexico University professor Mercedes Agogino sweeps snow from her sidewalk Thursday afternoon at her home on Main Avenue.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Officials say despite Thursday’s freezing weather delivering 1 to 3 inches of snow, the area remained fairly quiet and no major accidents were reported. Roosevelt County Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger said there was only one call he received to help a motorist near Kenna who slid off [...]

Finally, more snow

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent
Airman Nick Laurenz, 25, jogs with his dog, Laddy, Wednesday afternoon on South Avenue O as the snow began to fall. Laurenz said he wanted to get some exercise in with his dog despite the cold temperatures and snow.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Clovis schools employee Britney Stephens said she wasn’t able to keep warm Wednesday during her visits to the schools. An employee of the district’s technology department, the Eastern New Mexico University grad and Hawaii native wasn’t used to the area’s winter temperatures, which remained in the teens most [...]

Ticket feature: Nebraska Theatre Caravan to present ‘The Fantasticks’

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The Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s production of The Fantasticks will be presented at the Marshall Auditorium Feb. 13.

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series will bring its latest act to town Feb. 13 as the Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents The Fantasticks. The new steampunk adaptation of the long-running production will showcase elaborate costumes, props and scenery while keeping the original integrity of the play intact. Written by Tom Jones and [...]

Portales school bond passes

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Poll workers issue ballots to voters for the Portales school bond election Tuesday afternoon in the Memorial Building.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Kindergarten teacher Erin Mitchell sees firsthand what needs to be improved in the school district she works in. The 34-year-old mother walked out of the Portales Memorial Building Tuesday night after voting in favor of a $5.5 million Portales Municipal Schools bond, motivated by the change she wants [...]