Vendors like new Farmers Market location

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Paxton Culpepper, right, and his brother Pierce help their mother by loading the pumpkins they selected for carving into a wagon Monday at the Portales Farmers Market.  Abby Culpepper said she buys pumpkins at the market every year.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Despite a favorable farm season and a more prominent location, Portales Farmers Market Director Margie Plummer said attendance was the same as last year. From 50 to 200 customers a day shop at The Farmers Market, which is open Mondays and Thursdays from July through October, according to […]

ENMU celebrates homecoming weekend

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
The Portales High School marching band entertains the crowd during the ENMU Homecoming Parade.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming theme “Return to Paradise,” had a strong influence on all festivities Saturday. The Homecoming parade looked like an Hawaiian luau, as the tropical theme was displayed on almost every float, and leis with colorful flowers were thrown along with the traditional […]

Students overwhelmingly pass new stadium proposal

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Students will vote whether to support this proposed Eastern New Mexico University football stadium from Wednesday to Friday. Students are being asked to pay half of the $8 million cost.

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Valerie Mestas is excited to know that in a couple of years, she’ll be watching the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds play at a stadium in Portales with her son, an updated experience she wants to share from her childhood. “My parents went to school here, so growing up, I got […]

Musicians helping each other follow dreams

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News Tribune
Amauris Lopez, 23, also known as Teddy P., plays a song in his studio in Portales. Lopez is a native of New York City and goes to school at Eastern New Mexico University. In his free time, he works on his music.

Editor’s note: This profile is the first in a weekly series this month about the world of music.   By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Inside of a makeshift studio in a commercial building in west Portales, dreams are being pursued and skills are being crafted. Amauris Lopez, 23, created this haven of […]

Lindsey-Steiner spirited bunch

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
Lindsey-Steiner Elementary students show their school spirit on Pink Day in support of breast cancer.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Spirits are high this week at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary as students celebrate the tradition of homecoming. Student council members made up of representatives from every class voted on dress-up themes for Spirit Week, which coincides with homecoming week for Eastern New Mexico University. “We’ve always do a Spirit […]

Goddard outlasts Lady Rams in five

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CMI staff Portales High and Roswell Goddard went back-and-forth for four sets Tuesday night before the Lady Rockets pulled away in the tie-breaker set for a 25-23, 24-26, 30-28, 24-26, 15-11 win at the Ram Athletic Center. The win was the first this season in three tries for the Lady Rockets (10-4) against PHS (8-2). […]

Inmate captured in Salt Lake City

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PNT staff Roosevelt County jail escapee Robert Claudio was captured without incident Tuesday afternoon in Salt Lake City, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. Claudio, 31, who was being held on an aggravated battery charge, escaped late Friday night with two other men. Claudio was also on parole for a homicide committed as a […]

Q&A: Fiddlin’ student has eyes on fame

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Coby Carter, a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University, may be headed for the big time as a member of StateLine, a country music band from Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. The youngest member and only Portales native has been playing the fiddle for the group […]

Students: Stadium election about giving back

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Students will vote whether to support this proposed Eastern New Mexico University football stadium from Wednesday to Friday. Students are being asked to pay half of the $8 million cost.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Full-time Eastern New Mexico University students planning to vote in favor of a proposed $8 million football stadium say it’s about giving something to the community that will go beyond benefiting them. The election will be held online Wednesday to Friday. “It would attract more of an on-campus […]

Three men escaped from the Roosevelt County Jail

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CMI Staff Report One man accused of a violent crime remained at large and two others were captured early this morning in the second escape from the Roosevelt County jail in three months. All three men escaped from the Roosevelt County jail late Friday, according to Sheriff Darren Hooker said. Robert Claudio, 31, of Portales, […]