Local DA selected to prosecute Roswell shooting

Matt Chandler

CMI Staff Clovis-Portales District Attorney Matt Chandler has been named special prosecutor in connection with last week’s shooting at Roswell’s Berrendo Middle School. The Roswell Daily Record and other media outlets reported Roswell DA Janetta Hicks asked Chandler to prosecute the case because of multiple conflicts of interest in her office. Mason Campbell, 12, has […]

Termites prove tricky to eliminate

Illustration by Tony Gennaro

My first encounter with termites was financed by a grant to study lizard biology on the sand hills between Clovis and Portales. With a crew of biology students, my study began by using dowels (wooden pegs) to mark off 10-by-10 feet sections within the study plot of 100-by-100 yards. The dowels (stakes) were three feet […]

Police blotter — Jan. 19

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Thursday • 1:21 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 200 block of East Quince Street. • 2:52 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, Roosevelt County. • 4:41 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, 100 block of North Boulder Avenue. • 6:08 a.m.: Animal complaint, NM 267. • 6:44 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 500 block of […]

Events calendar — Jan. 19

Monday 51st Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration — March starts at 5 p.m., at Memorial Building to MLK tree. Presentation at 6 p.m. at the ENMU ballroom. Information: 356-6662 ext. 1018 La Escalera Art Guild — 6:30 p.m., Wesley Foundation Student Center at ENMU Campus. Artist Gary Ward will be doing a […]

Holiday closures

The following businesses, schools and government agencies in Portales will close Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday: • City of Portales offices • Magistrate Court: Closed all day • Municipal Court: Closes at • Portales Animal Shelter • Portales Area Transit • Portales Police Department • Portales Public Library • Roosevelt County […]

It’s a wonder I survived childhood

It’s a wonder those of my generation and older are alive today. Somehow, we’re still here despite our reckless ways. As a young tike I usually stood in the front seat of my mom’s car or my dad’s pickup as they barreled down the road. Seatbelts, if we had them at all in the car, […]

Mini albums featured on upcoming show

Information on making a birthday gift card holder, time savers for quilting, and making a mini album will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer, and she’s going use a Big Shot cutting machine to make a birthday gift card […]

Investment in children never wasted

There she goes again, at her swim club practice-my granddaughter Mikayla, who throws herself with joyous abandon into whatever sport she is playing. In previous years, it has been basketball, but inherently tricky knees seemed to make swimming, which she excels at anyway, the viable option. Worst case scenario, she decides she doesn’t like to […]

Personal style matures like other things

While flipping through a magazine the other day, I was thinking about how an individual’s style evolves as they get older. The way you look at yourself and the world matures. It is destined that your style will expand, too. Friday is the day we get to pull out our jeans for work. I just […]

People make Clovis friendly fit for Vietnam native

Emily Crowe: Clovis Media Inc.
Jon Huynh, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, moved to the United States in 1994. He is the owner of Creative Nails in Clovis.

Opportunity and freedom brought Jon Huynh’s parents to the United States back in the 1980s. Originally from Saigon, Vietnam, Huynh ventured to the U.S. himself in 1994, and eventually settled in Clovis. The 38-year-old is the owner of Creative Nails at Hilltop Plaza in Clovis. Her has a 12-year-old daughter who attends Yucca Middle School. […]