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Pioneers honored

Women of all ages donned bonnets and cowboy hats Friday morning to celebrate their western heritage. The 12th annual Pioneer Women Breakfast welcomed 125 guests, including reigning and potential Rodeo New Mexico queens and...


Storm brings needed rain to area

Rain hit eastern New Mexico hard Wednesday night, with Portales taking the brunt of the inclement weather with about an inch of rain, but emergency crews in both Portales and Clovis reported they responded to no calls for...


Health exchange's goal to get uninsured health coverage

Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming says the ultimate goal of a state-run health exchange is to get uninsured people in New Mexico health coverage. But with that goal in mind, Leaming says it's not clear how the state... Full story


Fort Sumner teen charged with murder

A Fort Sumner teen was charged with second-degree murder Thursday for his involvement in a fight a little more than a week ago during a drinking party in Fort Sumner, according to jail records. Caleb West, 19, was released on a...


Credit score can hurt in job hunt

David Hemley said if employers are using a candidate's credit score as an initial screening tool for hiring, they probably shouldn't because it's not indicative of that person's job performance. Hemley, a professor of economics at...


Full speed ahead: Sunland hopes to have products on shelves soon

Sunland Inc. Vice President Katalin Coburn said she's excited that Sunland is one step closer to getting its products back on the shelves as peanut butter production resumed Monday. Sunland is bouncing back from a salmonella... Full story


Young Rams squads hold their own at state

ALBUQUERQUE — Portales girls track coach Sandie Shillings acknowledged her team didn't have a lot of entries in this weekend's Class 3A state track meet at the University of New Mexico track facility, but at least they have...


Parks getting prepped

Temperatures in eastern New Mexico are heating up just in time for residents to spend quality time cooling down in city pools and relaxing in local parks. CMI file photo The Potter...


Incidental take rule for lesser prairie chicken draws ire

Environmentalists are concerned a new rule under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed lesser prairie chicken listing will weaken protections for the bird if it's listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The... Full story


Rams get Saturday split

Joshua Lucero: PNT correspondent Ram sophomore leftfielder Ray Ornelas grabs a fly ball for an out in the top of the fourth inning of the first game Saturday. Portales survived a wild first-game finish, but the Rams weren't able... Full story


ENMU quartet off to finals rodeo

Courtesy photo Senior Katelyn Lide ties her goat during last fall's ENMU College Daze Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. Lide will make her third trip to the College National Finals... Full story


ENMU grads prepare to take next step

After flipping their tassels from right to left, the Eastern New Mexico University class of 2013 tossed their caps into the air Saturday and Greyhound Arena exploded with cheers...


Portales girls second at district, boys third

As a Portales High freshman in 2009, Sutton injured her back playing volleyball, something she said had been coming on for a while. "Doing sports all my life, it probably just... Full story


Clovis dominates at district track meet

Clovis High sophomore Kane Bender needed a new pole after breaking his during pole vault practice earlier this week. Suffice it to say, the new one — actually an old one found by...


Residents 'relay big'

Area residents gathered at Ned Houk Park north of Clovis on Friday night to "relay big" and honor those who have battled cancer as well as raise funds to fight cancer in the Relay... Full story


CCC students take next step

Family, friends and faculty packed the Clovis Civic Center as Clovis Community College honored this year's graduates at a commencement ceremony held Friday evening. CMI staff...


Governor pays visit to cheese plant

Gov. Susana Martinez got a slice of local economics Friday during a brief visit to the Southwest Cheese plant in southern Curry County. The first-term governor did not arrive in... Full story


Weather service predicting dust storm

The New Mexico Environment Department issued an alert to New Mexicans on Tuesday about the health risks associated with dust storms. The alert was issued in time for a dust storms forecasted across the state today. The weather...


Q&A: Roper discusses sport, visit to area

Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer and founder of the Professional Bull Riders (association) Cody Lambert stopped in Clovis on Friday to rope some calves. Cody Lambert Lambert, 51, rode...


Former Portales police officer sentenced to 25 years

The mother of a Portales High School student at the center of charges against former city police officer Victor Castillo told the court her daughter dreamed of becoming a police... Full story


Relays taken by Storm

As idioms go, something taken by storm was won quickly and convincingly. In Friday's Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, taken by the Storm meant pretty much the same thing....


Hobbs sweeps Wildcats

The Hobbs Eagles capped off a District 4-5A doubleheader sweep of the Clovis Wildcats on Friday night with Joseph Campos tossing a six-inning, 10-0 shutout. Clovis (9-13, 0-4 district) lost 7-4 in the first game. "The kid was...


ENMU working under NCAA deadline

Eastern New Mexico University has a deadline of May 1 to file a report with the NCAA over academic irregularities in its athletic department for the 2012-13 school year. Another report, going back to the 2008-09 school year, is...


Pentagon talks about closing bases

One Curry County commissioner is confident Cannon Air Force Base would be spared in a Department of Defense proposal that calls for another round of domestic base closures. "There's so much construction out there, and they just fin...


Rams, Wildcats split at Bell Park

Daniel Zapata was working efficiently for Portales through five innings on Saturday — only 42 pitches. Good thing, too. The senior left-hander needed 45 tosses over the final two... Full story


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