Officials: One dead in wreck near Portales

CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway
This Freedom Aire van was involved in one of the three accidents reported Friday afternoon that took place on U.S. 70 between Wal-Mart and Sunland Inc. Officials say state police and area law enforcement responded to at least 40 accidents Friday in Roosevelt County.

By Christina Calloway The area’s first bout of winter weather caused at least 40 automobile accidents in Roosevelt County, at least one resulting in a fatality. Officials blamed icy roads for the multiple accidents that left Roosevelt General Hospital’s emergency room packed and area law enforcement responding to vehicle accidents non-stop as of 8 […]

Tourism secretary visits local eateries

CMI staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in Clovis and Portales, is given a New Mexico True T-shirt by Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson as part of the restaurant’s designation as a New Mexico Culinary Treasure.

By Emily Crowe Not even the cold and snow could keep New Mexico Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson away from Clovis this week as she stopped in at three of the area’s most beloved restaurants. Cars were wrapped around Taco Box at lunchtime Friday as the restaurant offered 25 cent beef tacos in celebration […]

Officials at odds over BHSI report

By Robin Fornoff A 12-year-old law creating the Clovis Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) gave it sole responsibility for vetting and performing due diligence on applicants for projects such as the failed $2 million Beauty Health and Science Innovations plant. But EDTAB may have turned over those responsibilities to the Clovis Industrial Development […]

Two sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

CMI staff A Clovis man and a Portales man have been convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to prison, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Sergio James, 35, of Clovis, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after a jury convicted him in December 2012 of trafficking cocaine — his […]

McGee: Bar of soap not exactly heirloom

It’s been 50 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. He had been to Honolulu just months before. He stayed at the hotel where my father worked. I didn’t get to see The President that June of 1963. I was a kid playing on the beach. There were photos though, and a curio my dad kept […]

In search of ponies: Animals have different flavor priorities

It gets a bit mundane at times. Pushing a cart through the store, browsing for food items that provide the comfort and sustainability of the usual but that are different enough to make meals worth looking forward to, all while trying to find things that can be prepared in a reasonable amount of time without […]

Prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Quarterfinals Valley 55, Clovis 28

Big band concert canceled

The Big Band Dance hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Music.scheduled for  7 tonight at the Clovis State Theater in Clovis is canceled, according to a press release from the university. The event will be rescheduled.

Dora, Elida cancels school

School is canceled today at Dora and Elida because of icy roads, according to the school’s websites. Portales schools are on regular schedule. Temperatures across the region are in the 20s or below. The National Weather Service is predicting a 40 percent chance of precipitation.   l

ENMU’s Lynn chosen LSC coach of year

JOSHUA LUCERO: PNT correspondent
ENMU’s Josh Lynn on Thursday became the school’s first coach to win Lone Star Conference coach of the year honors in football since the late Bud Elliott did it in 2000.

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Josh Lynn was chosen the Lone Star Conference’s football coach of the year in selections released on Thursday by the conference office in Richardson, Texas. Lynn led the Greyhounds to a 7-3 record in 2013, including 5-1 for a tie for the conference championship with Tarleton State. He is […]