Rams edge West Las Vegas 13-12

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Mikey Lovato went 4-for-4 and keyed a seven-run fifth-inning rally with a bases-loaded triple as Portales rallied past West Las Vegas 13-12 on Friday in the first game of a four-team, round-robin hosted by the Dons. Portales (5-2) trailed 11-3 after the Dons (5-7) scored seven runs in the bottom of […]

Lady Rams stay perfect

CMI photo: Tony Bullocks Portales sophomore Simone Laurenz is greeted at home plate Friday night by teammates after hitting a solo homer in the bottom of the third inning against Clovis at Portales softball field. PORTALES — Once they got rolling, it didn't take the Portales Lady Rams long to take control of Friday's matchup […]

Friday area baseball linescores – March 23

NMMI Colt Classic At Roswell Championship semifinals Dexter 16, Texico 11 Dexter 420 060 4 —16 14 8 Texico 001 304 3 —11 14 5 Edgar Munoz and Ramiro Robles; John Myers, Carlos Silva (5), Sergio Posada (7) and Jonah Walls. W — Munoz. L — Myers. Top hitters — Dexter: Justin Salas 4-4, 2B, […]

Close encounters of the presidential kind

The president of the United States came to New Mexico this past week. He went to Carlsbad though, he didn't stop to visit us here on the High Plains. It's not the first time someone from the White House has been nearby and didn't drop by to see us. In 2004 President Bush came to […]

Mother Nature always repackaging creatures

Traipsing through dense plants while swatting at exotic blood-sucking insects and side-stepping vipers, some guy in a floppy hat stops to flip over a chunk of rotting wood and BINGO! A new species is added to the list. In the daily grind of alarm clock-drive-work-drive-chores-dinner-TV-lights out-alarm clock, it's easy to believe everything is all figured […]

Family joins search for missing airman

Scott Lee never ceased to amaze his family and friends. As a teenager he worked the snowboard circuit in California. When he was 18 he hitchhiked with a surfboard through South America, then all of the sudden he was a river guide in Utah, the next thing his family knows, he's enrolling in college and […]

Hounds, Zias to get tested in UTEP meet

Mike Harney is anxious to see what his Eastern New Mexico University track squads have, and he should get that chance today. ENMU will participate in Texas-El Paso's Springtime Meet, a mix of Division I, Division II and junior college entries, scheduled for a 10 a.m. start. The Greyhounds and Zias have run in three […]

Texico-Estancia baseball – March 22

NMMI Colt Invitational At Roswell Quarterfinals Texico 13, Estancia 3 Estancia 000 30 — 3 4 4 Texico 153 13 —13 12 2 Josh Jaquez, Jared Modgling (2) and Cesar Quintana; Jarron Hill (5 IP, 4H, 4 SO) and Jonah Walls. W — Hill. L — Jasquez. Top hitters — Estancia: Cooper Larson 2-2, run. […]

Floyd/Portales JV baseball – March 22

Floyd 7, Portales JV 6 Floyd 200 400 1 — 7 5 0 Portales JV 000 204 0 — 6 4 2 Reyes Chavez, W.T. Witecotton (6), Caleb Martin (7) and Martin, Chavez (7); Omar Legarda, Rey Ornelas (4) and Daniel Wattenberger. W — Whitecotton. L — Ornelas. Sv — Martin. Top hitters — Floyd: […]

PHS track squads open at Hobbs

Portales High track coaches Glenn Johnson and Sandie Schillings plan to learn a lot about their squads in today's season-opening Gene Wells Relays at Hobbs. The PHS boys return five athletes who were at Class 3A state competition last spring, including a relay alternate. The Rams finished 10th at state with 14 points. "Our kids […]

What’s Happening: March 23

Today Cesar E. Chavez Blood drive signup — 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m., ENMU Campus Union Building. Information: www.unitedbloodservices.org or 562-2108. Musicians jam — 1-3 p.m., Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Information: 356-5056. The Clovis High School Jazz Band and the ENMU Jazz Band — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall in the Music Building with special guest Bert Dalton. […]

Zoo officials: Public may have scared baby giraffe

Hillcrest Park Zoo officials believe the zoo's baby giraffe was spooked last week by someone throwing rocks at her. Hillcrest Park Zoo staff said the zoo's 7-week-old giraffe, Jerrica, appeared spooked when they approached her in her pen Saturday for her noon feeding. Zoo officials believe rocks may have been throw at her and her […]

Police blotter: March 23

Samplings of police, sheriff and fire calls logs: Wednesday 11:25 a.m., Caller asked to speak to animal control, 200 block of East 7th Street. 1:10 p.m., Caller reported a structure fire, 2000 block of West 18th Street. 2:41 p.m., Caller reported a burglary advising of an open door, 1200 block of Avenue M. 2:42 p.m., […]

Resident predicts below average moisture

A Clovis resident and Plains Indian descendant predicts below average moisture this spring, but not nearly as dry as 2011. Joseph Weldon Crim uses the wind every March 22 before sunrise to predict the weather for the spring. The method passed down from his grandfather is based on the direction the wind blows smoke from […]

Child Find holding screening clinic

Child Find is holding free preschool screening clinics for children ages 5 and under 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12 at Floyd schools. A representative from ENMRSH and Clovis MECA Therapies will be present at each clinic, which serves to locate, identify and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and […]

Tornado prompted emergency upgrades

Five years ago today the most destructive tornado in the city's history tore through Clovis causing millions of dollars in damage and forever changing lives across much of eastern New Mexico. The storm spawning the twister skipped across the high plains, sending residents running for cover in Dora, Elida, Farwell and Texico, dropping tornados on […]

Former councilor proud of Ute project progress

Former city councilman for Ward B Gary Watkins served at his last council meeting March 6. The retired Portales Fire Department captain served 12 years on the city council and his term came to an end after the March 6 municipal election when he lost the race to Matt Hunton. Watkins answered questions about his […]

Religion column: God will see you through

Life is not always easy, but I love it. If you never wanted to be hurt you would have to move to a desert island and be a hermit. Think of the loneliness. You would never know the joy and ecstasy of loving someone. You would never know the sacrifice love takes and most of […]

My turn: Breaking out bowling shoes

Wednesday night was a productive girls' night at my house with pizza and wine. Just how a girls' night should be. On Thursday, I got to put some faces with names for some local New Mexico state representatives when I attended the chamber of commerce's quarterly luncheon. I also got to hear some interesting views […]

Education reform focus of luncheon

Education reform was the primary subject for area candidates for the June 5 primary during Thursday's Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon at the Yam Theatre. Area candidates were invited to speak at the luncheon. Many of the representatives spoke of an education bill they tried to pass through the Legislature, which would prevent […]