Police Blotter – Oct. 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 10:39 a.m.: Caller reported someone cutting his locks at his storage units, 700 block North Avenue O. 10:52 a.m.: Officer requested a case number for a warrant service, walk up. 10:54 a.m.: Officer requested a case number for a warrant service, walk up. 10:55 a.m.: Officer requested […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 26

Today Health Fair — 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Melrose Senior Center. Free flu shots. Blood checks, bone density and other tests available. Several health-related vendors will be there. Information: 799-0225. Saturday Fall Gun and Knife Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. Food vendors and on-site security for the event. $5 adult admission, under 12 […]

My Turn – High school bands did great at competition

Congratulations to the Portales High School and Clovis High School bands for a job well done last weekend at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta competition in Albuquerque. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the event with some friends and I was extremely proud of our local high school bands and the performance […]

Republicans to blame for the economic issues

Let's look at talking points vs. facts: Deficit — The deficit is composed primarily of tax cuts for the rich, two wars paid for by borrowing, a recession brought on by deregulation of the financial industry and non-enforcement of remaining regulations. The consensus of opinion of non-partisan experts is that longterm the deficit has to […]

Control stifles economic process

In normal life, people generally see a monopoly as a bad thing. Lack of competition leads to poor services or products and inflated prices. Customer service gets put on the back burner because the money will come in regardless. Business monopolies can only exist in collusion with government. Without the protectionism of regulation and red […]

Area prep football capsule – Oct. 25

Clovis Christian (2-5, 0-2) at Dora (7-0, 2-0) (6-man District 1) When: 4 p.m. Friday Last week: Dora won a shootout at Hondo 65-52, while Clovis Christian lost at home to defending 6-man state champion Lake Arthur 55-0. Of note: The Eagles won the 2010 state 6-man title and lost to Lake Arthur in last […]

Six ENMU runners named All-LSC

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Six members of Eastern New Mexico University's cross country teams have been named for All-Lone Star Conference recognition. The top 15 runners in both the men's and women's races last Saturday at Lawton, Okla., earned All-LSC recognition. ENMU's men won the team title for the second consecutive year and had […]

LSC soccer, cross country update – Oct. 25

Soccer Standings All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Incarnate Word 4-0-0 11-2-0 West Texas A&M 2-2-0 11-2-2 Midwestern State 0-2-1 8-2-4 E. New Mexico 0-2-1 9-5-1 Oct. 19 matches Eastern New Mexico 1, Midwestern State 1, 2 OT, tie; Incarnate Word 3, West Texas A&M 2. Sunday's matches West Texas A&M 2, Midwestern […]

Six ENMU runners earn All-LSC

RICHARDSON, Texas — Six members of Eastern New Mexico University's cross country teams have been named for All-Lone Star Conference recognition. The top 15 runners in both the men's and women's races last Saturday at Lawton, Okla., earned All-LSC recognition. ENMU's men won the team title for the second consecutive year and had five runners […]

Weekly LSC soccer update – Oct. 24

Standings All Times MDT Men Conf. All W-L-T W-L-T Incarnate Word 4-0-0 11-2-0 West Texas A&M 2-2-0 11-2-2 Midwestern State 0-2-1 8-2-4 Eastern New Mexico 0-2-1 9-5-1 Oct. 19 matches Eastern New Mexico 1, Midwestern State 1, 2 OT, tie; Incarnate Word 3, West Texas A&M 2. Sunday's matches West Texas A&M 2, Midwestern State […]

Area to experience freezing temperatures

Portales and Clovis residents are advised to button up and stay warm tonight, as the area is expected to experience a temperature low of 31 degrees, according to Accuweather.com Senior Meteorologist, Dave Samuhel. "Expect below freezing temperatures Thursday and Friday with a low of 31 degrees Thursday and 29 degrees Friday," Samuhel said. Samuhel said […]

Company cited in fatality

An Albuquerque plumbing company is in the midst of contesting a citation issued by the New Mexico Environment Department in connection with a fatal accident in March at the Portales Abengoa Bioenergy plant. Donner Plumbing and Heating employee Juan Garcia, 32, was killed while doing contracting work. After months of investigation, the state environment department […]

New restaurant in town

Plans are already being made for the former Portales Dairy Queen three weeks after it closed its doors. The owner of Roma's Italian Restaurant in Clovis, Mario Ajrula, plans to open Mario's Pizza and Pasta. Ajrula said he wants the newest Portales business to be set up in more of a cafe style, geared towards […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 25

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday 12:02 p.m.: Caller requested an officer, 900 block South Avenue A. 3:58 p.m.: Caller reported there was a fight, 1000 block North Main. 4:08 p.m.: Caller requested to speak with an officer regarding a civil matter, walk-up. 4:37 p.m.: Caller reported a larceny and a civil issue, […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 25

Today Special county commission meeting — 9 a.m., Commission Room in the county courthouse. Information: 356-5307. Special/emergency EPCOG meeting — 1 p.m., 418 Main Street in Clovis. Information: 762-7714. N.M. Film Office Town Hall meeting — 5 p.m., Clovis Civic Center. An open forum for the community to share information about their educational programs, film […]

Meetings Watch – Oct. 25

County Commission special meeting At a Roosevelt County Commission special meeting 9 a.m. today at the county courthouse, the following items will be on the agenda: Request for approval of additional Supplemental Sole Community Provider Funds for Roosevelt General Hospital. A public hearing concerning the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Planning Grant. — Compiled by […]

My turn – ENMU choir nothing short of amazing

If you've been to any event involving the choirs at Eastern New Mexico University, you've seen Jason and Kayla Paulk. Dr. Paulk is the director of choral activities at ENMU; Mrs. Paulk is a vocal coach and regular accompanist for the department of music. They disguise themselves as professionals, but for a while now I've […]

Fishing report - Oct. 24

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Weekly LSC volleyball update

Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 13-1 20-3 Tarleton State 12-2 19-5 West Texas A&M 11-2 20-3 Texas Woman's 10-4 16-6 Texas A&M-Commerce 8-6 17-7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-9 12-11 Abilene Christian 5-9 9-15 Incarnate Word 5-9 8-15 Cameron 3-11 8-17 Midwestern State 3-11 5-19 Eastern New Mexico 1-12 6-17 Friday's matches […]

Tuesday prep volleyball roundup – Oct. 23

DORA — The Floyd Lady Broncos rallied from a one-game deficit on Tuesday night to post a 24-26, 25-20, 25-16, 25-27, 15-11 District 8-1A volleyball victory. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroClovis Christian's Amanda Fly pulls up a dig during Tuesday's District 2-B volleyball match at Elida. The Lady Eagles were beaten in three games by the […]