Brawl mars finish of ENMU loss to Chaps

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU senior Cornelius Cammock goes up for a layup against the defense of Lubbock Christian freshman Isaac Cardona during Tuesday night’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. Cornelius, a transfer from Abilene Christian, scored 13 points in the Greyhounds’ 72-69 loss to the Chaparrals.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer CLOVIS — For the second time in a week, the Eastern New Mexico University and Lubbock Christian men’s basketball teams played a tight, emotional game that came down to the end. Last week at Lubbock, ENMU scored the final 14 points in Lubbock to pull out a five-point […]

List for which to be thankful long one

A few things for which we are thankful during this week of Thanksgiving: • Portales’ Joe Parie, who’s been helping to feed hungry people and give away coats for a decade. We are surrounded by Joe Paries, of course, and they all seem to have the same attitude he voiced this week: “If the people […]

Commissaries face gravest threat

Tasked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to find ways to preserve force readiness amid sharply falling budgets, his comptroller and the Joint Staff have asked the Defense Commissary Agency for a plan to close all stateside base grocery stores, say military resale community sources. Time will tell if this is just the loudest warning shot […]

My turn: Jay—Z makes being forever young look easy

I think I figured out why I’ve been latching onto childhood memories and expressing my distaste for adulthood lately. I’m less than two months away from turning 25. The desire to splash in puddles with my snow boots, the cartoons I’ve been watching lately; the signs are all there. I’m subconsciously acting immature because I’m […]

Police blotter — Nov. 27

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Monday • 8:43 a.m.: Alarm activation, 300 block of West Second. • 9:43 a.m.: Traffic hazard, U.S. 70. • 9:44 a.m.: Requested deputy, Portales. • 10:11 a.m.: Animal complaint, 200 block of East 11th Street. • 10:14 a.m.: Animal complaint, 300 block of South Avenue A. […]

Lots for which to be thankful

You knew this was coming, right? You had to see this coming. I’m thankful the only thing I really need on Black Friday is a memory card, and I don’t have to set the alarm for 6 a.m. I’m thankful my mileage and expense reimbursement for the month is the exact amount of my credit […]

Events calendar — Nov. 27

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Thursday Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Building. Delivery orders for homebound and handicapped Roosevelt County residents must be called in by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Information: City Hall at 356-6662 or Veda at 693-3319. Sunday Secret Santa Basketball Game — 2 p.m., […]

Four face federal felony drug charges

CMI Staff Four people face federal felony drug charges in what authorities say is the breakup of a methamphetamine operation in Curry County by joint local and federal law enforcement. Seven kilos of meth and $104,446 in cash have been seized since the undercover operation began in August 2011, according to a press release from […]

Snow mixed blessing for area

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer Local farmers said spring crops will benefit from the weekend’s 7-plus inches of snow. Those in the dairy industry said the additional moisture comes at a cost but they know the difficulties are temporary. “Of course we need moisture, but probably the biggest hurdle to overcome is getting […]

My turn: Thankful for my daily dates

Sandy Fields

I have this coffee making machine. I reach for a miniature container of coffee, with “Sumatra” printed on the foil top, place it in the contraption, push a button, and out comes a fabulous cup of dark liquid. I add a generous helping of heavy cream. It comes from a bright carton in my refrigerator. […]

Zias reschedule with Western New Mexico

Due to inclement weather, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team postponed its Monday game against Western New Mexico. The Zias’ home opener will instead be 2 p.m. Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The game against Western New Mexico has been rescheduled for Feb. 27.

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 26

Lubbock Christian (2-1) vs. ENMU (2-1) When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock, Clovis Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Chaparrals routed University of the Southwest 115-62 on Friday at home. The Greyhounds’ last outing was a week ago today, when they outscored LCU 14-0 over the final three minutes to pull out an […]

Volunteer doesn’t stop with meal

by Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer For the past decade, Joe Parie has served meals to the public from the Memorial Building on Thanksgiving. He then makes a trip to Mexico, and serves food and gives coats to the needy, sometimes in churches or on the street, and other times in jails or […]

Area uses caution with storms


By Christina Calloway and Emily Crowe CMI staff writers Portales High School Junior Darin Bonem said he wasn’t going to let the snow in Portales keep him from working up a sweat. With school canceled for nearly everyone in the area from the weekend’s weather, Bonem headed to the gym early Monday afternoon to work […]

Police blotter — Nov. 26

Here is a sampling of Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 8:38 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, West University and South Avenue I. • 10:21 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 1600 block of South Roosevelt Road 4. • 10:32 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1200 block of North Avenue K. • 11:29 a.m.: Drunken […]

Events calendar — Nov. 26

Today Santa Cop Charity Game — 10 a.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. Portales High School staff will take on the Portales Police Department in a charity basketball game. Proceeds go to the Santa Cop program. Information: 356-7000. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]

Tuesday weather delays/cancelations

CMI staff The following entities have released plans for Tuesday regarding inclement weather: • Clovis schools: Two-hour delay • Clovis Community College: Opens at 10 a.m. • Clovis Christian schools: Two-hour delay • Curry County offices: Open at 9 a.m. • Dora schools: Regular schedule • Eastern New Mexico University: No classes. Employees report at 10 […]

Officials continue to urge caution on roads

Submitted by TheoDora DeVore

Jazmariah DeVore, 9, Dylan DeVore, 7, and Mescalito DeVore, 5, had a super hero snow experience at their house in Portales.

By Christina Calloway and Emily Crowe CMI staff writers Road workers are salting and sanding roads, but officials caution area residents to stay home today if possible. Seven-plus inches of snow and ice continue to make driving treacherous, they say. The only weather-related death in the region occurred Friday when a 4-year-old child was killed […]

Monday cancellations

This weekend’s winter storm has resulted in the following cancelations and delays Monday: * Clovis VA Medical Center * Bovina schools will start at 10 a.m. (CST) * Cannon Air Force Base — mission essential personnel only * Clovis Christian schools * Clovis Community College * Clovis schools * Curry County non-essential employees report at 10 a.m. […]

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