School menus — Feb. 2

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast- cinnamon roll. Lunch – pizza, fresh mixed veggies with ranch dressing, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – breakfast pizza. Lunch – sloppy Joe on a bun, sweet potato fries, garden salad with ranch dressing, green peas, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast – banana bread. Lunch – bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish rice, […]

Senior happenings — Feb. 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: 9 […]

Tres Amigas: Project 75 percent financed

Tres Amigas Illustration
This map of the U.S. shows where the Tres Amigas project will be located in proximity to the three power grids in the nation.

By Alisa Boswell CMI staff writer The anticipated groundbreaking for a proposed power superstation northeast of Clovis has been delayed again, but Tres Amigas officials say the project is still moving ahead. Financing for the $550 million “power highway” that would allow electricity to move from coast to coast remains the primary holdup, Chief […]

Legislators have plenty left at midway point

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Midway through11 the New Mexico Legislature’s 30-day session, lawmakers from eastern New Mexico agree that education remains one of the most important topics. The Legislature must come up with a budget within the 30 days, but three education topics have dominated the session and are labeled priorities for […]

Area prep basketball summaries — Feb. 2

District 8-1A Boys Floyd 59, Jal 26 Jal (4-10, 0-1) — Jamie Lujan 5, Ryan Beckham 7, Anthony Anderson 2, Joe Carrion 2, Jordan Lujan 3, Adrian Rodriguez 3, Lorenzo Vargas 4. Totals 10 4-14 26. Floyd (11-9, 1-0) — W.T. Whitecotton 11, Edgardo Chavez 1, Jose Torres 5, Rigo Navarro 9, Jonathan Diaz 15, […]

Best just to argue about foul calls

Wendel Sloan

I asked the Rev. Dag Sewell, a noon-time hoops friend and graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, what seminary students are taught about seeming biblical contradictions. (Google “biblical contradictions.”) One well-known one is in Genesis when light is created on the first day and the sun on the fourth. “Does the Bible […]

Under the rader, with a few yells

Ned Cantwell

Political blogger Joe Monahan looked to the heavens shortly after the beginning of the legislative session and said, “Thank you, Lord.” Majority Leader Michael Sanchez had just taken to the Senate floor and blasted Monahan, not by name, for sure, but in words that left no doubt who he was talking about. Joe had nagged […]

PE not only path to physical fitness

New Mexico is wrestling with complicated education issues these days, from social promotions to teacher performance standards and, of course, funding woes. It seems there are no right answers, even within political factions. But it’s hard to imagine anyone would disagree with Senate Bill 122, which would allow school districts to substitute a physical student […]

Dry weather predicted

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer Farmers hoping for moisture as we near the end of winter may be out of luck. Forecasts call for drought conditions continuing at least for the foreseeable future across eastern New Mexico. According to AccuWeather meteorologist Jack Boston, the best opportunity for any moisture in the next […]

Police blotter — Feb. 2

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Thursday: • 11:52 a.m.: Traffic hazard, First Street. • 12:30 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, 100 block of South Avenue C. • 1:24 p.m.: Alarm activation, South Roosevelt Road 8. • 1:40 p.m.: Criminal damage, 200 block of East Seventh Street. • 1:56 p.m.: Suspicious circumstances, […]

Hounds pull out last-second win at WT

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — In a game Eastern New Mexico University led virtually all the way, rival West Texas A&M nearly stole it late. The Greyhounds, though, stole it back in the nick of time. WT used an 8-0 run inside the final two minutes and took just its second lead of the day […]

ENMU athletes set two indoor track marks

CMI staff LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University senior Isaiah Samoei and junior Beth Blind set school records on Saturday’s second day of competition in Texas Tech’s Masked Rider Open indoor track meet. Samoei took third in the men’s 3,000-meter run in 8 minutes, 26.19 seconds, breaking his own school mark of 8:30.89. Teammates Kaspars […]

No. 6 WT whips Zias

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — Junior forward-center Chontiquah White posted a double-double and No. 6 West Texas A&M used a 12-0 first-half run to break open a close game en route to an 82-54 Lone Star Conference women’s basketball victory on Saturday over Eastern New Mexico University. White went 9-for-12 from the field and scored […]

Friday area prep summaries— Jan. 31

BOYS District 4-2A Clayton 56, Texico 52 Clayton (17-2, 1-0) — Colby Bagwell 2, Josh Durbin 2, Koy Geary 15, Dakota Montoya 20, Mark Craine 17. Totals 22 9-14 56. Texico (15-2, 0-1) — Justin Rucker 11, Gentry Doolittle 13, Brannon Karger 2, Kendall Naceanceno 5, Jonah Walls 9, Miguel Reyna 12. Totals 22 2-4 […]

Portales girls clobber Goddard on the road

CMI staff ROSWELL — Portales girls coach Wade Fraze thought his team struggled a bit early on, yet the Lady Rams led Roswell Goddard 16-8 at the quarter on Friday night. No problems for PHS, which got a career-best 20 points from sophomore guard Sheraya Cox and rolled to a 62-28 win over the outmanned […]

Clovis moves to 20-0 with rout of Artesia

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Clovis senior Brandi Gomez gets her hand on a pass between Artesia’s Brandi Kimble, left, and Alexis Aguirre in the first quarter Friday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium.

By Dave Wagner Artesia’s girls were up against it Friday night, even if Clovis High didn’t come out smoking. Junior Danni Williams poured in 23 points and the Lady Wildcats opened a 27-point lead on 11-of-12 first-quarter shooting — including 6-of-7 from 3-point range — in cruising past the Lady Bulldogs 78-26 at Rock […]

Most species pass down surprising survival tools

Sharna Johnson

Survival tools are many and most species have a decent kit on hand. Poisons, claws, teeth, stinging hair, stink and ink are among the more direct of them, but the subtle save more than their share of lives too. For most every pitfall and obstacle a species is given, they are also given the means […]

Hope Christian bests Wildcats

CMI staff The top-ranked team in Class 3A, and one of the toughest teams in New Mexico, put Clovis down early and held off numerous charges to take a 91-72 win Friday night in Albuquerque. Luke Dye scored 19 points to lead three Huskies in double figures, as Hope Christian won its sixth-straight and handed […]

All things not as they may appear

Grant McGee

Don’t you get a bit perturbed when you are erroneously billed? I got one of those last Saturday. I called customer service and got voicemail. “I DON’T OWE THIS BILL,” I said. I didn’t cuss or call them names, I just made it repeatedly clear I didn’t owe the money. I ended the call. I […]

Jail staff finds marijuana stuffed in greeting card

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer A Portales woman accused of attempting to send marijuana in a Hallmark card to a Roosevelt County inmate is out on bond, according to a Roosevelt County Detention Center official. Jassica Rodriguez, 30, was arrested Wednesday and charged with furnishing drugs or liquor to a prisoner, a fourth-degree […]