Meetings watch – Legislative briefing

At a public meeting held Friday at Portales City Hall, New Mexico State Rep. Dennis Roch visited with Portales residents and officials about what happened in the 2012 Legislative session. The following are items, which were discussed: Roch said the state has a $5.6 billion budget for this year and the budget passed with 70 […]

Bataan death march survivors dwindling

Alvin Fails , 95, of Clovis, a Battan death march survivor, watches television Tuesday in his home. The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis' Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most of his […]

Hounds gain split at SE Oklahoma

CMI staff CMI staff DURANT, Okla. — Freshman right-hander Ryan Boydstun earned a save with 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief, inducing a game-ending, bases-loaded double play in the bottom of the ninth inning, and senior shortstop Alex Schultz collected four hits as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 6-4 on Friday to earn […]

Hounds gain split at SE Oklahoma

CMI staff DURANT, Okla. — Freshman right-hander Ryan Boydstun earned a save with 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief, inducing a game-ending, bases-loaded double play in the bottom of the ninth inning, and senior shortstop Alex Schultz collected four hits as Eastern New Mexico University beat Southeastern Oklahoma 6-4 on Friday to earn a doubleheader […]

ENMU-Midwestern State basketball preview

CMI staff Men ENMU (14-12, 7-10 Lone Star Conference) at Midwestern State (22-3, 14-3) • When: 6 p.m. (MST) Saturday at Wichita Falls, Texas. • Radio: KSEL-AM 105.9. • Last time out: The Greyhounds won at home over Cameron 67-65 on Wednesday night. The Mustangs, ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, lost at West Texas […]

ENMU-Midwestern State basketball preview

Men ENMU (14-12, 7-10 Lone Star Conference) at Midwestern State (22-3, 14-3) • When: 6 p.m. (MST) Saturday at Wichita Falls, Texas. • Radio: KSEL-AM 105.9. • Last time out: The Greyhounds won at home over Cameron 67-65 on Wednesday night. The Mustangs, ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, lost at West Texas A&M 60-56. […]

Bataan death march survivors dwindling

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Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most of his days, the 95-year-old Fails recalled clearly the starvation rations on which he barely survived for […]

In search of ponies: Animals have own ways of dealing with wind

Since the dawn of man, spring has been celebrated, often because it’s a pleasant exit from winter and also because it is the season that represents life’s potential. In between the intermittent cold and warm spells, green shoots sprout from little dried up bits of plants that nature seemed to have discarded in the cold […]

In search of ponies: Animals have own ways of dealing with wind

Since the dawn of man, spring has been celebrated, often because it's a pleasant exit from winter and also because it is the season that represents life's potential. In between the intermittent cold and warm spells, green shoots sprout from little dried up bits of plants that nature seemed to have discarded in the cold […]

McGee: Security system might have given burglars trouble

It was a year ago this week our bicycle shop was burglarized. The Lady of the House and I imagined they were two kids, let’s call them Fred and John. John is the smaller of the two, probably the leader and a little mean. They should’ve been in school. But they weren’t. They were going […]

McGee: Security system might have given burglars trouble

It was a year ago this week our bicycle shop was burglarized. The Lady of the House and I imagined they were two kids, let's call them Fred and John. John is the smaller of the two, probably the leader and a little mean. They should've been in school. But they weren't. They were going […]

Friday morning briefing: A house raising and our prehistoric history

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. House help Construction skills are needed Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity work day. It's 8 a.m. at 2100 W. Manana in Clovis. Volunteers need to help pour concrete, caulk and install floors. Lunch will be provided. Information: 359-1344. Step back in history You can learn about […]

Handful of LSC berths still to be determined

CMI staff Wednesday’s games cleared things up quite a bit for next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament, particularly on the men’s side. Men The only issues to be determined in Saturday’s finales are the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, and the No. 8 seed. In: Midwestern State, Tarleton State, West Texas A&M, Incarnate Word, Cameron, […]

Handful of LSC berths still to be determined

Wednesday's games cleared things up quite a bit for next week's Lone Star Conference tournament, particularly on the men's side. Men The only issues to be determined in Saturday's finales are the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, and the No. 8 seed. In: Midwestern State, Tarleton State, West Texas A&M, Incarnate Word, Cameron, ENMU, Texas […]

Air Commandos earn citizenship

Three Air Commandos earned their U.S. citizenship during a ceremony Feb. 16 at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. Individuals must normally wait five years before applying to become a U.S. citizen, however, if they are serving in the armed forces during a time of war that requirement can be waived. Three Air […]

New facility boosts expo attendance

From left, J.P. Nichols of Automated Dairy Systems in Portales, Jeremiah Higley, and dairymen Eric Haakma, Ryan Williams, and Kevin Haakma discuss the dairy industry at the close of the agricultural expo Wednesday afternoon. The new Roosevelt County Events Arena played a major role in the success of this year's Roosevelt County Ag Expo, according […]

Several LSC tournament berths still to be determined

CMI staff Wednesday’s games cleared things up quite a bit for next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament, particularly on the men’s side. Men The only issues to be determined in Saturday’s finales are the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, and the No. 8 seed. In: Midwestern State, Tarleton State, West Texas A&M, Incarnate Word, Cameron, […]

Several LSC tournament berths still to be determined

Wednesday's games cleared things up quite a bit for next week's Lone Star Conference tournament, particularly on the men's side. Men The only issues to be determined in Saturday's finales are the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, and the No. 8 seed. In: Midwestern State, Tarleton State, West Texas A&M, Incarnate Word, Cameron, ENMU, Texas […]

Officials: Gas price increase a spring ritual

Tonjia Rolan Gas prices are creeping higher, a spring ritual according to officials. There is some talk of gas reaching $4 and even $5 per gallon this summer. New Mexicans are paying 7 cents more per gallon this week than last — an average of $3.36 per gallon on Thursday — and 20 cents per […]

Officials: Gas price increase a spring ritual

Gas prices are creeping higher, a spring ritual according to officials. There is some talk of gas reaching $4 and even $5 per gallon this summer. New Mexicans are paying 7 cents more per gallon this week than last — an average of $3.36 per gallon on Thursday — and 20 cents per gallon more […]