Panhandling prohibition proposed

Officials say a new proposed ordinance that would prohibit aggressive panhandling in Portales was prompted by a group claiming to be affiliated with a Texas church. The Portales mayor, chief of police and city councilors have received numerous complaints about the group, seen on 18th Street and Avenue D often wearing orange vests, aggressively asking […]

Senate passes minimum wage bill

Most minimum wage workers in New Mexico, with some exceptions, would get a $1 an hour pay raise if a bill passed Monday evening by the Senate becomes law. In a 25-17 party-line vote — with Democrats voting in favor — the Senate passed Senate Bill 416, sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Española. The bill […]

Clovis residents appearing on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

Clovis residents Jessica and Michael Elsik will appear on the TV show "Let's Make a Deal" on Wednesday. Jessica said she has watched the show with her husband for four years. "It was exciting," said Jessica, 29, a project manager with the civil engineering department at Cannon Air Force Base. "You get very involved with […]

Police Blotter – March 5

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 3:37 a.m.: Caller reported a suspicious vehicle in the area, 900 block of West Fifth. 4:21 a.m.: Caller reported a prowler in his backyard, 2100 block of South Avenue I. 7:12 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary, state road 480. 7:19 a.m.: Caller reported […]

Meetings Watch – March 5

Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners meets at 9 a.m. today. Agenda items for consideration include: Approval of participation in Med-Trans Air medical membership for Roosevelt County Approval of preliminary plat for Herrera Subdivision — Chad Lydick Approval of local government road fund application for FY 2013-14 Approval of agreement […]

Events Calendar – March 5

Today Books N Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. "Goofy Gorillas" will be featured. For children ages 0-3. Information: 356-3940. Music of the Holocaust — 3 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University's Music Building in Buchanan Hall. Information: 562-2377. Teen Writer's Group — 5 p.m., Portales Public Library. For teens ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Relay […]

My Turn – Thank you for reading

"Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music." What fun to run across this quote from Gioacchino Rossini. He was born in late 1700s, and wrote "The Barber of Seville" and "The William Tell Overture." His words danced merrily in my mind, while I treated myself to some of his music. I'm […]

State basketball pairings, state rankings

STATE PAIRINGS (Seeds in parentheses) Boys All games Saturday Class 5A (16) Rio Rancho at (1) Eldorado, 5 p.m. (9) Albuquerque High at (8) Cibola. 7 p.m. (12) Manzano at (5) Valley, 7 p.m. (13) West Mesa at (4) Clovis, 7 p.m. (14) Atrisco Heritage at (3) La Cueva, 7 p.m. (11) Carlsbad at (6) […]

Hounds absorb third consecutive loss

ABILENE, Texas — It was a lost weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team in the Whitten Inn Classic, hosted by Abilene Christian. The Greyhounds (11-5) absorbed their third consecutive loss to Lone Star Conference competition on Sunday, this one a 14-8 setback to a Cameron squad which won for only the fourth […]

Hounds nip Commerce, earn No. 6 seed

Jordan Romero came up big for Eastern New Mexico University's men on Saturday. The junior guard from Santa Fe had career highs of eight 3-point and 25 points as the Greyhounds held off Texas A&M-Commerce 88-85 in the Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale for both teams at Greyhound Arena. In a hard-fought, faced-paced game, […]

Rams sweep Lovington for district tournament titles

Zach Campbell's field goal with 11 seconds left sealed Portales High's 61-58 win over Lovington on Saturday night in the District 4-3A boys tournament championship game at the Ram Activity Center. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Lady Rams guard Sheraya Cox looks for an opening as she makes her way around Lovington's Amariz Antillon in […]

Zias’ late rally not enough in loss to Lions

With a chance to move up in the Lone Star Conference standings, the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball squad put together a big comeback behind three players scoring in double figures. Turned out, they needed four. Breanna Harris scored 15 points to lead four in double figures for Texas A&M-Commerce, which escaped Greyhound Arena […]

Zias rally for split with Hilltoppers

Freshman left fielder Kyra Sirag homered and drove in five runs on Saturday, helping Eastern New Mexico University's softball team beat St. Edward's 8-4 for a split of their doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. In the first game, the Hilltoppers jumped on ENMU early for an 8-4 victory despite five shutout innings in relief by […]

Area district basketball roundup – March 2

District tournaments (Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Thursday (2) Hobbs 78, (3) Carlsbad 69 Saturday Championship (1) Clovis 91, Hobbs 71 District 4-3A Tuesday (seeding playoff) At Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (2) Lovington 59, (3) Ruidoso 47 Saturday Championship (1) Portales 61, Lovington 58 District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, (3) Tucumcari […]

School Menus – March 3

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — French Toast. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, grape tomatoes, chilled peaches, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Soft taco and salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce and tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

Senior Calendar – March 3

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

Anniversaries – March 3

Martin Kenneth "Butch" and Carol Martin of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 at the Memorial Building in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Richard and Janice Hardin, and Larry Martin. The couple was married March 8, 1963, in Clovis. They have two children, […]

Creative Living: Transfer art, postcards featured on show

Information on decorating garments with transfer art, making a swimsuit cover-up and creating backgrounds for fabric postcards will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Dianna Effner is an artist and owner of Dianna Effner Porcelain Dolls, and she's going to show several dolls wearing tee-shirts or other garments […]

On the Shelves – March 3

These books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library Ranches of the American West by Linda Paul was given by Kent and Becky Carruthers in memory of Oscar Toliver. This book showcases 25 of the most spectacular western ranches, including century-old working ranches as well as rugged new compounds designed for celebrity owners, demonstrating that […]

Births – March 3

Bryant Harper Adalyn Bryant was born Feb. 8, 2013, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Phil and Heather Bryant of Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces. She has one brother, Haden Bryant, 2 years old. Grandparents are Mark and Phyllis Bryan of Clovis, Maureen Burns of Clovis, and Cary Pickens, Winters, […]