No. 3 Rambelles pound Zias twice

CNJ staff PORTALES — The third-ranked Angelo State softball team more than lived up to its lofty spot in the NCAA Division II poll on Sunday. Sophomore Carly Peters homered in each game of the series and the Rambelles needed just 10 innings on Sunday to pound out 35 hits — 13 for extra bases […]

Engagement —

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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]

Monday morning briefing: Catching a break and taking office

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Catch a break Students at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales are observing spring break this week, starting today. Staff, unfortunately, must still report and the campus will be open for regular hours. Taking the oath Newly elected city officials are taking their oath of office today […]

No. 3 Rambelles outslug Zias

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CMI correspndent: Joshua Lucero ENMU freshman pitcher Albie Medina rushes to home plate to tag Angelo State’s Elsamartina Apo attempting to score from third on a seventh-inning wild pitch during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference matchup at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Angelo State’s softball team isn’t used to getting roughed up the way […]

Ticket feature: Dual band concerts set in Clovis, Portales

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Courtesy photo The Triple L Band, shown here, will perform with the Alaskan String Band in a pair of concerts this weekend in Portales and Clovis. CMI staff Members of Portales’ Triple L Band and the Alaska String Band consider their musical stylings to be fit for the family. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as […]

Hounds post 12-4 win over Pioneers

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CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU senior Mitch Wolfe slides past Waylan Baptist’s Calvin Bass to steal second base during the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game against Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Eight players contributed to a 12-hit attack and senior right-hander Joe Jones pitched four innings of one-run relief Tuesday as […]

Ingle seeking re-election

CNJ staff Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced Monday he will seek re-election to his District 27 seat, which includes all of Roosevelt and De Baca counties and portions of Curry, Chaves and Lea counties. Ingle, a farmer and rancher in Portales, has served in the senate since 1985 and has been senate minority leader since […]

Shooting ‘supposedly’ over stolen stereo, according to police report

CNJ staff The shooting of a Portales man Friday in the parking lot of a motel on Mabry Drive was “supposedly” over a stolen stereo system, according to a Clovis police incident report obtained Monday. Jerry Abeyta, 26, was shot in the chest and arm area, according to the report. He was reported in serious […]

Officials preparing for high-alert fire season

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CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks a fire truck’s water and fluids, a daily check to prepare for the day and very important during high-risk fire seasons. Christina Calloway Portales and Clovis fire departments are preparing for another high-alert fire season and officials want to make sure residents and farmers are […]

Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune A fire, which broke out on a ranch east of Portales, claimed more than $1 million in sorghum and hay Thursday afternoon. Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the ranch owner said some corn may have also been threatened. Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on […]