Resale stores fuel charities

CMI staff photo: Emily Crowe
Amber Hudson and her father Rick shop for light fixtures at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Clovis.

By Emily Crowe Disabled veteran Rick Hudson and his daughter Amber are working on fixing up his home, and managed to find a few affordable items at a resale shop in Clovis. Local branches of Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill have stores outfitted with gently used goods available at low prices to the public, […]

Cannon Connections – AFB News Feb 28


Cannon honors Ratchet 33 February 28, 2014 By Senior Airmen Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Members of the 27th Special Operations Wing completed a ruck march and flag-folding ceremony, Feb. 18 at Cannon Air Force Base to commemorate the anniversary of “Ratchet 33,” a U-28A that crashed in Djibouti, Africa Feb. 18, 2012. […]

Governor appoints Reeb to DA post

Departing District Attorney Matt Chandler’s longtime Chief Deputy Andrea Reeb was appointed his successor Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Reeb actively sought the appointment as the Ninth Judicial District Attorney after Chandler announced in January that he was leaving effective Saturday to set up a private practice. Reeb has also indicated she plans to file […]

Buzzer-beater boosts Lady Mustangs by Zias

Clovis Media Inc.: Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Ashlee Pierson of Clovis, center, looks for a lane to drive though while Melrose sophomore Cassidy Doherty tries to position herself for a screen during Thursday’s game against Western New Mexico at Greyhound Arena.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer This one had to hurt. Actually, it was a 3-pointer that hurt as the Eastern New Mexico University Zias lost their 11th consecutive game in heartbreaking fashion Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. Western New Mexico junior guard RaTanya Newsome drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to […]

Rams gain District 4-3A tourney final

CMI staff RUIDOSO — What a difference from when Portales High’s boys last played in Ruidoso a week ago. Friday night, the Warriors held PHS to 21 points through three quarters and cruised to a 60-45 win, creating a three-way tie at 2-2 in three-team District 4-3A. Thursday night, the Rams shot 51 percent from […]

Thursday area prep roundup — Feb. 27

BOYS District 8-1A tournament Floyd 68, Tatum 57 Tatum (7-18) — Luis Magallanes 13, Donavan Radcliff 16, Carlos Mendoza 5, Christian Hinojosa 13, Oscar Orrantia 10. Totals 22 7-13 57. Floyd (15-11) — W.T. Whitecotton 17, Edgardo Chavez 6, Lane Wallace 8, Jose Torres 2, Rico Navarro 2, Jonathan Diaz 4, Tanner Essary 7, Colby […]

Questions and answers about the ACA

Debra Hammer, chief communications officer for the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, responded to the following questions about the Affordable Care Act. All responses are paraphrased: How many New Mexico families and households have enrolled in health insurance through the exchange since it became available? Is that more, less or about the same as you […]

‘Blessing’ and ‘luck’ are not the same thing

Curtis Shelburne

Fortune cookies. Like most folks, I’m quite willing to pop one open and chow down on it at the end of a Chinese sort of meal. Like most folks, I look at the little piece of paper inside. Like most folks, except for the kind of people who actually pay “palm readers” and “psychics” as […]

Portales ballot

Portales ballot and poling places • Early voting will continue through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Portales City Hall. • Election day is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Portales Memorial Building.   Mayor Vote for one • Sharon L. King   City Council Ward […]

ENMU senior spreads message

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Eastern New Mexico University students Hailey Vandewiele, left, and Molly Chavez prepare for their performance in Vandewiele’s show at Columbus Elementary in Columbus. Vandewiele’s show focuses on themes of immigration and adolescence.

  Eastern New Mexico University’s Hailey Vandewiele never imagined a variety show about immigration in America she created for her senior project would gain such a big audience. The Oregon native just returned to Portales visiting several schools in New Mexico to share her story of Ariela, a Mexican teenager in the “1.5 generation” who […]