Hole in one

Greg Gonzales earned his first hole-in-one on Thursday, scoring an ace on the 181-yard fifth hole. Gonzales used a 4-iron on the shot. Witnesses were Viola Gonzales, Johnny Baros and Jordan Baros.

Floyd competes at Fort Sumner

The Floyd girls track team competed in the Fox/Vixen Relays on Saturday at Fort Sumner, finishing 10th with 17 points in the 19-school event. Jasmine Gomez posted a win in long jump for the Lady Broncos, posting a state-qualifying mark of 15 feet, 1 1/2 inches. The other 10 points came from Tessa Nall — […]

Hounds storm back to sweep ACU

If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team has shown plenty of spunk this weekend. After Saturday, they finally have some results to go with it. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent ENMU's Peter Creamer slides in safely after going first-to-third on a fourth-inning single by Dillon Downs in the second game of Saturday's Lone […]

Lady Rams’ Ledbetter off to good start

Portales junior Alex Ledbetter finished fourth in high jump and tied for fourth in pole vault in last year's Class 3A girls state track meet, and she's on course to possibly improve both events. JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Portales' Kylie Katalinich took first place in the girls 1,600 during Saturday's Jim Love Invite at the […]

LSC-leading TexAnns turn back Zias

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team was off to a strong start in Saturday's Lone Star Conference game against league-leading Tarleton State. Then, just like that — wham! wham! wham! — their 3-0 lead was gone. With one on and two out in the bottom of the third inning, Arianna Rodriguez, […]

Lady Rams cruise past Roswell High

ROSWELL — Senior Kelsey Laurenz allowed only a run in the final inning of the second game and was backed by another potent attack as the Portales High softball team improved to 8-0 with a 9-0, 11-1 sweep of Roswell High on Saturday. Laurenz scattered five hits in th opener while the Lady Rams banged […]

Rams sweep District 4-3A triangular

LOVINGTON — David Rodriguez struck out nine batters and homered and Mikey Lovato hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth Saturday to lift the Portales Rams past Lovington 5-4 in a District 4-3 baseball triangular. The Rams (9-2) completed a sweep with a 14-4 rout of Ruidoso in the second game. […]

PHS girls take fourth in Artesia Invite

ARTESIA — Sophomore Emily Walker took the No. 3 doubles championship and teamed with sophomore Jessie Privett to win No. 2 doubles as the Portales Lady Rams finished fourth in the eight-team, two-day Artesia Invite tennis tournament. Onate took the girls team title with 38 points, to 30 for Alamogordo, 29 for Lovington and 28 […]

Ban on feeding deer absurd

Here's why it is so much cooler to be a simple New Mexico columnist instead of a United States Supreme Court Justice. Instead of waking up at 3 a.m. troubled by the awesomely complex decision about whether the federal government has the constitutional right to force Americans to purchase health insurance, you get to ponder […]

Relay for Life event set

Portales residents have the opportunity to join the battle against cancer April 13 -14 at the 15th annual American Cancer Society Portales Relay For Life. According to Destiny Romero, American Cancer Society Portales Relay For Life event co-chair, 307 people were registered for the event Friday and more are registering. Benna Sayyed: CMI photo The […]

Floyd residents honored with Lions Club citizen of the year award

The spotlight went on around 9 p.m. searching the crowd for Johnny and Janice Ogden Saturday evening in the Floyd High School gym. Their faces read surprised as they walked hand-in-hand to the stage to receive the Citizen of the Year award at the 62nd annual Floyd Lions Jamboree. "I can't believe it," Janice Ogden […]

Tuesday morning briefing: America’s big band and fighting cancer

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. America's big band The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors perform 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium. They're billed as America's big band. The concert is free but you must pick up tickets at the Clovis Community College cashier's office. Fundraiser There's a fundraiser for Portales' Relay […]

My turn: Returning home to treasure hunt

I am moving to my hometown of Mt. Vernon (pop. 2,000), Texas, to pursue two lifelong dreams: buying a used pontoon boat for treasure hunts on nearby Lake Cypress Springs, and starting a newspaper to compete with the weekly — Optic-Herald. After becoming certified in scuba diving, I will lead expeditions of big-city folks to […]

Monday morning briefing: A free concert and three presidents

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Free concert Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Music will host the Clovis/Portales Community Orchestra Spring Concert 7 p.m. Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. It's free and open to the public. Blood drive There's a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Building to discuss strategic planning. The following was accomplished: Councilors made a list of Portales' strengths, which included citizens, city employees, fiscal responsibility, military affairs, schools, health care and recreation. Councilors agreed that city employees are dedicated and friendly with a good work […]

Police blotter - April 1

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 12:04 a.m.: Call in reference to an ambulance transport to Lubbock, U.S. 70. 7:50 a.m.: Caller reported strays in the yard, 1000 block of Boulder. 8:06 a.m.: Call in reference to an officer escort to a cemetery, 2000 block of South Avenue D. […]

Candidates should consider Johnson’s ideas

New Mexico remembers Gary Johnson as the two-term governor, 1995-2003, who vetoed more legislative bills than maybe all 49 other governors. By his count Johnson signed more than 750 vetoes. That left the state's Democrats and Republicans frustrated by what they thought of as gridlock rather than good government. We typically agreed with Johnson's assessment. […]

Horseshoeing offers many lessons

I was asked by the author of Confessions of a Horseshoer* if he could use one of my quotes in his book. I agreed. He sent me a copy. The quote he used was "It's not that horseshoeing is so hard, it's just the dread of doing it." My first confession: it was not original; […]

LSC-leading TexAnns turn back Zias

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team was off to a strong start in Saturday's Lone Star Conference game against league-leading Tarleton State. Then, just like that — wham! wham! wham! — their 3-0 lead was gone. With one on and two out in the bottom of the third inning, Arianna Rodriguez, […]

On the shelves: April 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "100 Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History" by Joe Garner celebrates 100 of professional football's greatest moments, players, coaches, teams, and triumphs, and includes a DVD featuring thrilling game footage, commentary, and highlights, direct from the NFL's own archives. "The Drop" by Michael […]