Pair of benefit races scheduled

MainStreet running 13th edition Portales MainStreet will host its 13th annual Heritage Days 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run 8 a.m. June 15. The race begins at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St. The event is open to children and adults, with $15 registration through June 7 and $18 thereafter. All participants will receive a […]

Girls tennis squad punches ticket to state

The Portales Lady Rams know they'll be playing in next week's Class 1A-3A state team tennis tournament in Albuquerque. The PHS boys are crossing their fingers. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Portales Ram sophomore Samantha Lopez returns a hit during her singles match against New Mexico Military Institute during the district tournament semifinals Saturday morning […]

ENMU teams both finish eighth at LSC championships

CANYON, Texas — Sophomore Kaspars Briska gave Eastern New Mexico University's men their second event win in the Lone Star Conference track championships on Saturday, taking the 5,000 with a time of 15 minutes, 11.75 seconds. Briska, a junior college transfer from Latvia, led a 1-5-6 ENMU finish in the event and crossed the finish […]

Wheatland School Reunion

Wheatland School The Wheatland School Reunion will be held May 25 in the new Allen Hall across from Senior Citizens Building in Grady. For lunch, bring a covered dish. Donations will be taken to cover the rent on the building. For information contact Maxine Wallace at 806-333-4524.?

Senior happenings – May 6-10

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Portales Tuesday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo in Clovis; Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Portales Wednesday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. in Clovis Thursday: Daily Activities 9a.m.- 4 […]

On the shelves – May 5

The following books are avavaile at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library Rustic Wedding Chic by Maggie Lord shares advice on planning a country wedding held in farms, meadows, vineyards, and other outdoor locations that feature Western themes, vintage clothing, understated décor, and the simplicity of country life. Two Graves by Douglas Preston takes FBI Special Agent […]

Machine embroidery featured on the show

Information on making "accidental landscapes" on quilts and creating dimensional canvases will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Quilter and author Karen Eckmeier will show how free-form rotary cutting of fabric strips that are layered can "accidentally" create a beach scene on a quilt. Her company is The […]

School menus – May 6-10

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 & salsa, Spanish rice, seasoned pinto beans, romaine lettuce & tomato, fruit juice. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast Burrito. Lunch — Hamburger on […]

Pinewood Derby more than child’s play

Child's play, as a description of something easily accomplished, takes on a whole new dimension when what one is throwing himself, or herself, into, becomes far more than child's play. That epiphany occurred first, or rather reoccurred, at the time of the kite preparation. The kite in question was, or actually is, a marvelous piece […]

Too wired to sleep

You can only nod off into your corn flakes so many times before you begin to question why you're so sleepy. That awakening recently occurred to me, so I asked the doctor about it. He suspected sleep apnea and ordered a sleep study. The papers from the clinic assured me that having the sleep study […]

Great veterinary medicine Master’s Degree thesis ideas

I've been pondering the state of veterinary medicine in the new millennium. These subjects deserve deeper thought or at least a Master's Degree thesis: Why a barber and a surgeon should never say, "oops!" The plethora of chicken/the dearth of poultry practitioners. The value of veterinarians in the war against bioterrorism. Is there a place […]

Events Calendar – May 5

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse in the Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. […]

Area Road Construction – May 5

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal Constructors Inc. will be working in Portales from East on Second Street, East of Avenue C. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Also, West bound First Street, starting at North Boston Avenue will be restricted to one travel lane. First and Second […]

ENMU honors seventeen retirees

As Eastern New Mexico University's school year comes to an end, graduates aren't the only group of the ENMU family to start a new chapter in their lives. ENMU recognized 17 retirees earlier this week at a reception, honoring the employees for their years of dedication and service to the school. Ginger Creighton, a native […]

Portales gets prehistoric

Linda Milbery of Portales sat beneath a tent in Blackwater Draw wearing a tear skirt and learning how to flint knap obsidian as part of the Prehistoric New Mexico Open House this Saturday. After dulling one edge of the piece of obsidian with a grinding rock, Milbery used the sharp edge to smooth out a […]

Harsh social realities can be overcome if we work together

"Nobody livin' can ever stop us, as we go walkin' that freedom highway." — Woody Guthrie, from "This Land is Your Land." The all-American troubadour, poet and protest singer Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie is familiar to many because of his song "This Land is Your Land." He was born on July 14, 1912, and came […]

Join the Clovis/ Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks at the park

For those expecting satire or a wrestling match with critics, I apologize for today's column. I am inviting everyone on the High Plains to come to City Park on South Abilene in Portales at 2 p.m. this afternoon for the second "Meetup" of the "Clovis/Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks." This is for real. Born from a […]

Conduct of both parties pushing away potential voters

According to the Oxford Dictionaries it means "dumb." Urban dictionary says it means "idiot." Wiktionary says it's "a stupid person." Yet Albuquerque attorney and mayoral candidate Pete Dinelli uses pendejo to describe all registered Democrats who have crossed party lines — to vote for a candidate who has a background they respect, who accurately represents […]

Old-school workout

Getting in shape for the summer is always hard work, and many local residents are taking their fitness to the next level with boot camp-style workouts. CMI correspondnt: Emily Crowe Participants work on lunges during a High Plains Boot Camp session at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. The workouts are modeled on old-school military training […]

Governor pays visit to cheese plant

Gov. Susana Martinez got a slice of local economics Friday during a brief visit to the Southwest Cheese plant in southern Curry County. The first-term governor did not arrive in time for a tour of the plant, but said she hoped to have the time to make the tour on her next visit. She was […]