Lady Cats post win; Cats second

RUIDOSO — Clovis High's girls were just consistent enough to get a win in Friday's Great 8 tournament at The Links of Sierra Blanca Golf Course. The CHS boys, meantime, came close. The Lady Wildcats posted a team score of 375 to edge host Ruidoso by one shot in the five-team girls field. The boys, […]

Cats fall to Goddard in tourney

RIO RANCHO — Clovis High's baseball team continued to get fairly good pitching on Friday. The Wildcats are simply having trouble plating runs. Roswell Goddard broke open a close game with four runs in the top of the seventh and handed the Cats a 7-1 loss in the consolation semifinals of Rio Rancho's Sal Puentes […]

Pioneers wrap up sweep of Zias

DENTON, Texas — Texas Woman's continued to ride the long ball on Friday, completing a Lone Star Conference sweep of Eastern New Mexico University with a 7-2 victory. The league-leading Pioneers (33-7, 11-1 LSC), ranked eighth in NCAA Division II, got their fourth and fifth homers in the three-game set, breaking open a 4-1 game […]

Lady Rams bounce back with win over Hobbs

HOBBS — Junior catcher Simone Laurenz hit her second home run of the game, a tie-breaking, two-run shot in the top of the seventh, as the Portales Lady Rams beat Hobbs 5-2 on Thursday night. Laurenz led off the game with a home run, the second time she's done that this season for the Lady […]

No. 8 Pioneers take two from Zias

DENTON, Texas — Junior designated player Katie Hines belted her 17th and 18th home runs of the season, and eighth-ranked Texas Woman's posted a 6-2, 9-1 sweep of Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. Hines went 4-for-6 with four RBIs. She had an RBI single and third baseman […]

United lifetime recognized

A teary-eyed Hank Baskett Jr. received a standing ovation as he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way of Eastern New Mexico for his dedicated service to the Oasis Children's Advocacy Center. Retiring United Way officials were also recognized at Thursday night's United Way awards banquet at the Clovis Civic Center. CMI staff […]

Dancing event set for April

Dancing With Our Stars, a local charity event to celebrate, support and raise acceptance of people with mental illnesses, will be held at 6 p.m. on April 6 in the Portales Memorial Building. Dinner will be provided and community leaders from Clovis and Portales will be dancing. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per […]

Monument designation good move, and overdue

M onday was an important day for Northern New Mexico — not to mention for the state and even the nation. On that day, President Barack Obama officially designated the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, preserving some 240,000 acres of our finest wilderness for generations to come. What a long time coming! Residents of […]

Double standard makes government its own counterargument

Civilization depends on unwavering respect for property rights, and the recognition of the right to defend property. Without the ability to own property, use it as you see fit, and defend it from those who wish to steal or destroy its value, we would still be living a nomadic stone age life. I don't know […]

Community comes together for blood drive

Amanda Jimenez of Portales is overwhelmed by the community's response to her daughter's needs. Her 9-year-old daughter Jaelyn Jimenez has been battling leukemia since she was 5, and the costs for her care have added up. Thursday's blood drive at Eastern New Mexico University, dedicated to Jaelyn, will help a great deal says Jaelyn's mother. […]