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 […]

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 […]

PHS squads split OT tilts vs. Robertson

CMI staff The Portales Rams nipped Las Vegas Robertson — and the setting sun — in non-district boys soccer on Tuesday at PHS. With darkness setting in, sophomore Johnathan Tinajero took a crossing pass on a backward header by senior Brandon Gomez and flicked it into the net with less than two minutes left in […]

Mustangs pull away from Zias

Eastern New Mexico University's bid to escape the Lone Star Conference volleyball cellar came up a little short Tuesday night. Midwestern State pulled away midway through the fourth game to nail down a 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18 victory at Greyhound Arena. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroENMU junior Courtney Bolton jumps up to try to block an […]

Lady Rams turn back Ruidoso in four sets

CMI staff The Portales Lady Rams weren't in total control Tuesday night, but they were enough in control. PHS struggled at times to pull away from Ruidoso, but in the end the Lady Rams claimed a 25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20 District 4-3A win over the Lady Warriors at the RAC. Junior Kristen Wagner had 16 […]

Fort Sumner to celebrate anniversary

Fort Sumner State Monument will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a variety of events Friday and Saturday. Event times are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and admission is free. Fort Sumner was established by Congressional order Oct. 31, 1862 and named for Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner, who died as the fort […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 24

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday Midnight: Caller reported a noise complaint, 1500 block South Roosevelt Road 4. Midnight: Caller requested an ambulance, 1700 block South Avenue O. 12:56 a.m.: Caller requested to speak with an officer. Call back was made. 1:07 a.m.: Caller reported a fight at a bar, 1000 block West […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 24

Today It's a Hoot — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Information: 356-3940. Potluck — Noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Information: 356-5056. Wii Wednesday: Just Dance 2 — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Youth 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Special county commission meeting — 9 a.m., Commission Room in the […]

Anniversary celebration set for Fort Sumner Monument

Fort Sumner State Monument will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a variety of events Friday and Saturday. Event times are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and admission is free. Fort Sumner was established by Congressional order Oct. 31, 1862 and named for Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner, who died as the fort […]

State film office set for Thursday town hall in Clovis

Interested in becoming a movie star? Want your business to be involved in the booming movie industry in New Mexico? A town hall meeting held by the New Mexico State Film Office is scheduled to take place 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. "The New Mexico State Film Office wants to bring awareness […]

Council set to meet regarding Portales police chief hire

Portales city councilors will meet the top candidate for Portales police chief Friday, according to City Manager Tom Howell. Howell declined to identify the candidate, who was among the three finalists interviewed, citing it was a personnel issue. The finalists are Portales Police Department Lt. Mark Cage, Daniel Shawn Fullagar of Coppell, Texas, and Charles […]

Housing sales trend up in Curry, down in Roosevelt

Curry County experienced a 15 percent increase in housing sales from July through September compared to the same period last year, according to the Clovis Board of Realtors. Twenty miles south the news was not as good as Roosevelt County sales dropped 20 percent during the summer months. Nationwide home sales increased by 8.4 percent […]