Hat trick boosts Hounds

Staff report BETHANY, Okla. — Behind a hat trick from junior Ryan McManus, Eastern New Mexico University  kept alive hopes of a .500 season with a 4-1 victory over Southern Nazarene on Saturday. Roberto Zatarain scored the opening goal and had an assist for ENMU (6-7-2), which never trailed and got all three McManus goals in […]

Invitational’s sponsor transitioning to new role

By Matthew Asher Staff writer masher@pntonline.com Bull riding fans were treated to the fifth annual L.J. Jenkins Invitational PBR tournament this Halloween weekend. But unlike the previous Jenkins-sponsored events, this was the first time that Jenkins would not be an active participant as the Texico native was forced to retire earlier this season after injuring […]

ENMU volleyball team falls to LSC’s top two

Staff report PORTALES — Less than 24 hours after giving Lone Star Conference-leading Tarleton State a real run for its money, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team tried to do the same thing in its home finale on Saturday against second-place Angelo State at Greyhound Arena. But the Rambelles were too much for them, […]

Moving beyond labels good day for education

An era in education could be ending — perhaps. President Barack Obama told the country last month that educational testing had gone too far — and recommended that students only spend about 2 percent of classroom time taking a standardized test. As with most recommendations coming from Washington, there’s even an acronym for the recommendation: […]

Sloan: Dying owed right to end suffering

Tuesday’s Portales News-Tribune carried an Associated Press article by Russell Contreras about the New Mexico Supreme Court deciding whether the state will allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs. Assisted suicide is legal in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont. A few days before I had heard Barbara Vigil, chief justice […]

Wilson: We’re to blame for dumbing habits

While nursing the world’s worst shaving cut that morning, I reached for my secret weapon. By the time the bleeding let up, I looked at this $2 investment the labeling called a styptic pencil. I searched for the phrase, and got, “a stick of a stypic substance.” Great, but what’s styptic? It’s an antihemmorhagic substance, […]

Atlatl competition draws about 200

By Rae Arnett Correspondent The 15th annual atlatl competition on Saturday morning went well, according to Director of Blackwater Draw National Landmark George Crawford. “Attendance so far has been about average. We usually see a couple hundred people but only about 40 of them participate,” said Crawford. The competition was divided into men, women and […]

Fall jamboree gearing up in Floyd

By Jackie Johnson Staff writer jjohnson@pntonline.com The upcoming Floyd Lion’s Club Harvest Jamboree may be shorter in length than the annual spring showing, but there should be no shortage in entertainment, according to event coordinators. The third annual fall performance will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Yam Theater in Portales and cost […]

Official: Residents tired of time change

By Brittney Cannon Staff writer bcannon@cnjonline.com East or west, one thing most New Mexicans seem to agree on is it’s time to leave the time alone. “God handles that, I think,” said Clovis City Commissioner and state Rep. Randy Crowder. “We can shift the times we observe things down here, but sun up and sun […]

Pages past — Nov. 1

On this date … 1980: What a weekend for regional football: Clovis beat Carlsbad, 62-20; Portales blanked Lovington, 19-0; and Texas Tech defeated Texas, 24-20. 1975: Eastern New Mexico University at Clovis offered an associate of science degree in the field of law enforcement. The two-year program had 60 students enrolled, including 10 women. Equipment […]

Notebook — Nov. 1

Some things you might not know about changing times: Daylight saving time was first established in the United States in 1918 during World War I, but repealed a year later. The website history.com reports farmers have historically opposed DST, in part because cows were not ready to be milked an hour earlier to meet revised […]

Intersection to close for pipeline work

Staff report EPCOR Water will be connecting two existing water mains to improve water flow for customers and fire safety on Tuesday, according to an EPCOR press release. The construction at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Seventh Street should last one day and will cause little to no disruption to water service, the […]

Police blotter — Nov. 1

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations: Thursday • 4:32 a.m.: Failure to pay fines, Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • 8:45 a.m.: Criminal damage over $1,000, 600 block East Llano Estacado Boulevard. • 9:01 a.m.: Criminal damage up to […]

What’s happening — Nov. 1

Monday St. Ann’s Catholic Church Turkey Dinner — 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (CDT) St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 401 Third St., Bovina Donations $12 for adults, $5 for children under 6 Tuesday Portales City Council — 6:30 p.m. Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales. Information: 575-356-6662 Board of County Commissioners— 9 a.m. Clovis-Carver Public […]

Buffs outlast ENMU 52-42

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Senior wide receiver Xavier Amey caught seven passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns and West Texas A&M fought off an Eastern New Mexico University rally to post a 52-42 Lone Star Conference win on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The result in the annual “Wagon Wheel” […]

Friday area prep football roundup — Oct. 30

Dexter 32, Texico 8 Records: Dexter 6-3 (1-1 District 4-3A), Texico 3-6 (1-1) Difference: The Demons blanked the Wolverines until the fourth quarter in bouncing back from a district-opening loss to Eunice last week. Difference-makers: Dexter, junior RB Gabino Rodriguez had a rushing and a receiving touchdown, while senior QB Dominic Lomeli threw for a […]

CHS squads fall in 6A state soccer

Staff report ALBUQUERQUE — Both of Clovis High’s soccer teams battled through rainy conditions and took their opponents deep into their first-round Class 6A state mates on Friday, only to come up short. The CHS boys, seeded 11th, lost to sixth-seeded Sandia 1-0 while the girls, seeded 10th, were beaten by seventh-seeded Volcano Vista 2-0. […]

Cats turn back Alamogordo 24-14

By Kevin Wilson DEPUTY EDITOR kwilson@cnjonline.com ALAMOGORDO — It’s been 30 years, dating back to the 1985 Class 4A regular season, since the Alamogordo Tigers got the better of the Clovis Wildcats. The Wildcats showed just why Friday night at Tiger Stadium, using a ball-control offense to complement a bend-but-rarely-break defense in a 24-14 win […]

Lady Buffs rally past ENMU 3-1

Staff report CANYON, Texas — Freshman midfielder Baylee Hampton scored her first collegiate goal unassisted in the fourth minute and the lead held up for quite a while for Eastern New Mexico University on Friday night, but rival West Texas A&M scored three times in a span of less than 15 minutes early in the […]

Lady Cats notch fifth district cross country title in row

Staff report CARLSBAD — Led by sophomore Kelsey McNaughton, Clovis High’s girls managed to hold off Alamogordo in Friday’s District 4-6A cross country meet for their fifth consecutive district team title. Meantime, the CHS boys finished third behind Hobbs and the host Cavemen. Both Clovis squads will now prepare for Class 6A state competition on […]