Fishing report — Aug. 22

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 — We had no reports […]

Coolest county companions


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Saturday might as well have been designated children’s day at the Roosevelt County Fair, as activities geared towards the little ones dominated the action early. The pet show brought out some of the coolest companions in the county and the stick horse race highlighted a family fun […]

It must be a trick question


“The data is clear – Calves that arrive healthy and stay healthy at the feedlot make more money.” This was printed in bold letters at the beginning of an article in one of our industry publications. What! I read the headline again. What’s the catch? I turned it over and read it upside down. It […]

Area Road Construction — Aug. 25

Area road construction and closure information for this week: City of Clovis Beginning Monday, Norris Street will be open to traffic between Mollie Circle And Wilhite Road. Norris Street will be closed from the south side of Mollie Circle to Llano Estacado beginning Monday for reconstruction of the area which will begin with utility relocations […]

Rams blank NMMI; Lady Rams post first win

CMI staff ROSWELL — New Mexico Military had the statistical edge — except in the category that counted. Junior forward Jose Barron took a through ball from sophomore midfielder Christian Martinez, then knocked his his own rebound off goalkeeper Juan Tafich in the 65th minute on Saturday as Portales edged the Colts 1-0 in the […]

Proof that aliens live among us

I firmly believe in UFOs (“Unidentified” Flying Objects). No doubt, billions have misidentified kites, blimps, balloons, asteroids, weather phenomena… Since it would take Earth’s fastest rocket 50,000 years to reach our nearest star, which is too hostile for life, the odds of a spacecraft visiting tiny Earth — out of unknown trillions of astral bodies […]

Spouses of veterans deserving of full federal benefits

— The Record Journal of Meriden (Conn.) The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should extend full federal benefits to retired military personnel with same-sex spouses. Continued refusal to do so is irrational. Resistance conflicts with recently established precedents. Last July, U.S. Supreme Court judges altered portions of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented gay […]

Youth participate in livestock sale


By Christina Calloway Between the loud cheering and toe tapping that matched the auctioneer’s rhythm, if audience members paid attention, they might have known they were being fooled by Tayler Fraze’s confident smile. While the 16-year-old reigned supreme as the steer grand champion at the Roosevelt County Fair, she said it was an emotional […]

Two steppin’ at the County Fair

“Show me how to two-step,” said The Lady of the House. We were standing in the kitchen on a Saturday night getting ready to go see a country act at the County Fair. “Why the interest in two-steppin’?” I asked. “I figure the only live music I’m gonna get around here is sweet-faced cowboys crooning […]

Vultures: Disposers for unpleasant biology


Possibly instinctual, but more likely born of myth, lore, countless movies and more than one cartoon, the sight of their hunched shoulders and piercing eyes staring from a bald, leathery head is just, well, creepy. Knowing they delight in rotting carrion compounds that sensation — make that compounds exponentially — when you see nearly three […]

Home Arts Barn has variety of exhibits

CMI staff photo: Kevin Baird
Reggie Yarbrough stops to look at a Boy Scout exhibit in the Home Arts barn at the Roosevelt County Fair. Yarbrough, who recently moved to Portales from Alaska, said this is the first county fair she has been to. Yarbrough is a police officer in Portales.

By Kevin Baird For Reggie Yarbrough, the Home Arts Barn at the Roosevelt County Fair was a chance to learn more about her new community. A Portales police officer and transplant from Palmer, Alaska. Yarbrough said Friday it was her first time at a county fair, and she was enjoying the fair as she […]

Rams ready for opener

CMI photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales senior running back Bronte Staugaard takes a handoff from senior quarterback Daniel Sanchez in the Rams’ scrimmage on Friday against Capital at the PHS practice field. Portales hosts Las Vegas Robertson to open the season next Friday at Blackwater Draw.

By Dave Wagner The Portales High football team was glad to see some new faces on Friday as it tunes up for next week’s season opener. The Rams, who hosted a four-way scrimmage with Capital, Eunice and the Clovis junior varsity at their practice facility, open the regular season on Friday night at Blackwater […]

Cats solid in scrimmage with Alamogordo

CMI staff ROSWELL — Against a young Alamogordo squad, the Clovis Wildcats played every bit the veteran role as the teams faced off on Friday in a scrimmage at the Wool Bowl. Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus was pleased with the effort, noting his team outscored Alamogordo 10-2 even with running back Kamal Cass pulled early […]

Lady Rams blanked in soccer opener

CMI staff ROSWELL — Roswell Goddard spoiled the coaching debut of Portales High’s Sara Vasquez on Friday, handing the Lady Rams a 3-0 loss in the quarterfinals of Roswell’s Alien tournament. PHS returns to action at 9 a.m. today against Santa Teresa in the consolation semifinals, then will face either Chaparral or Valencia for fifth […]

WT’s Carthel relieved of duties

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — Don Carthel, who coached West Texas A&M to football prominence over the past eight years, was relieved of his duties on Thursday for what it called a violation of NCAA Division II Bylaw 10.1. WT athletic director Michael McBroom told the Amarillo Globe-News that Carthel violated the rule by “knowingly […]

Police: Abduction warning a hoax


By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR Clovis police say a warning about a man trying to abduct area children is a Facebook hoax. The report apparently duped police at Eastern New Mexico University and campus security at Clovis Community College. On Thursday, CCC Director of Campus Security Freddie Salazar passed along an email received […]

Casualty evacuation exercise at Cannon

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs A casualty evacuation exercise was conducted Aug. 16 at Cannon Air Force Base. A two-part scenario, the exercise included a main incident and secondary incident. The exercise consisted of a patient at the 27th Special Operations Medical Group becoming disgruntled and having to be […]

Senator Udall connects with Cannon leadership

By Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs U.S. Senator Tom Udall, senior senator from New Mexico, met with 27th Special Operations Wing leadership Aug. 14 at Cannon Air Force Base. During his visit to the base, Udall met with, and received a mission brief from Col. Tony Bauernfeind, 27 SOW […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Propelled to perfection

Editor’s note: This feature is the thirty-second in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. By Desiree Ann Montenegro 27th Special Operations […]

Cannon Exchange enlists shoppers' support in customer service efforts

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Because military service members and their families are always priority No. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service regularly seeks authorized shoppers’ feedback on how the organization is doing in supporting their needs. As part of this effort, the Cannon Exchange Mystery Shopper program identifies a […]