Police Blotter: April 29

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 11:36 a.m., Caller reported a van parked for a while with no movement, 2600 block of South Roosevelt Road 6. 12:00 p.m., Caller reported a motor vehicle accident, 1000 block of West First Street. 12:07 p.m., Caller reported being bit by a cat, 200 block […]

My turn: Some concerts I’d rather forget

During my biennial spring cleaning, I unearthed concert ticket stubs carbon-dated to the 70s. Although I was there, I don't remember some. Others are indelible. At Eric Clapton's 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, I saw Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Bo Diddley, ZZ Top, Booker […]

Airmen observe Earth Day at library

Cannon Airman 1st Class Tyler Fornal said he hoped volunteering to read at Clovis-Carver Public Library's pre-K story hour last week would help shine a different light on the military. Fornal hoped reading to youngsters in his uniform would provide them a positive view of the military, and serve as an example of how the […]

Movie times: April 27 – April 30

Friday 7 p.m. — Gone, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — A Thousand Words, PG-13 7 p.m. — John Carter, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — Gone, PG-13 7 p.m. — John Carter, PG-13 Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's Happening: April 27 – May 3

Friday Lunch and learn: Auto Repair Reference Center 11:30 a.m. Cannon Library Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone Fit to Fight, Stay Up All Night Lock-In 6 p.m. Youth Center Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Saturday White Water Rafting 5 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Kite Karnival 10 a.m. Doc Stewart Park Cosmic Family […]

Sweet home New Mexico: Don't waste time comparing yourself to others

A s much as I am glad I was born a female, there are certain things about being a woman that I wish weren't as they are. I think if women are completely honest with themselves, they can admit there is a certain undertone of competition and jealousy in nearly everything they do, even, and […]

Hounds end spring drills with intrasquad tilt

BLACKWATER DRAW — First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn says he already has a good feel for his squad heading into today's 2 p.m. Green and Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. The annual wrapup to spring drills gives the Greyhounds a chance to perform in game-type situations. "We're just going to get […]

Hounds fall to WT in opener

CANYON, Texas — Unbeaten Justin Kuks pitched eight solid innings and left fielder Justin Smith hit two of West Texas A&M's four home runs Friday night as the Buffaloes beat Eastern New Mexico University 8-1 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Kuks (9-0) stranded 10 ENMU baserunners and was helped […]

Isler signs ex-CHS standout Lieb

Another former Clovis Wildcat is joining J.D. Isler as McMurry University. CMI file photoLathan Lieb, a 2011 Clovis High grad, is joining former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler at McMurry University next season. Lieb led Clovis in scoring his senior season, and spent his freshman season at Otero Junior College in Colorado. Isler, who coached 10 […]

Friday area prep baseball linescores – April 27

District 3-2A Texico 16, Santa Rosa 4 Santa Rosa 2 00 11 — 4 3 3 Texico (12)03 1x —16 9 1 Marcus Lopez, Ryan Lopez (1), Santiago Romero (1) and Romero, R. Lopez (1); John Myers, Jarron Hill (1) and Josh Treadway. W — Hill. L — M. Lopez. Top hitters — Texico: Hill […]

Relay for Life auction today

Team Roundup a Cure, an auction to raise money for the Clovis Relay for Life, will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Underground Arts Embassy at 321 E. First St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The event will include a fajita dinner, a DJ, door prizes, a silent […]

Into the wild

The weather is beginning to warm up, which means it's time for outdoor activities. CMI correspondent: Gilrobert Rennels Western Kingbirds are among the numerous species of birds found at the Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge, which is located 19 miles south of Muleshoe in southern Bailey County. Although it's not quite summer yet, more and more people […]

Myers drops out of GOP senate race

A heated state senate primary became a heated two-person race Friday. In a joint press conference at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Mark Myers dropped out of the state senate District 7 race and endorsed fellow Republican candidate Pat Woods. Both said the move was made out of concerns Gov. Susana Martinez has lined up resources […]

Clovis man stable after shooting

Clovis police are investigating a shooting Friday morning on Hull Street that hospitalized a Clovis man with a leg wound. At 4 p.m. Friday, David Garcia, 36, was in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to the press release. No arrests had been made at that time. According to the press release: Garcia […]

McGee: Growing a garden of weeds

I was riding my bicycle along one of our streets the other day and noticed some yellow flowers. I thought they brightened up the vacant lot. I saw yellow flowers; I knew many more folks would just see weeds. I ponder weeds a lot because at times in my life they've meant yard work. For […]

In search of ponies: Bunnies have hand in heating up Earth

Invariably, the issue of weird weather comes up these days, especially with record temperatures set on a regular basis and extreme phenomenon rising to the top of headlines fairly often. Global warming is the answer the experts almost always arrive at — melting ice caps at the hands of humans who didn't heed the warnings […]

Press release: State and federal support for Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System remains strong

On April 25, 2012 the NM State Water Trust Board acted to approve $3,788,834 in FY 2012 for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (ENMRWS). This state sponsored regional rural water project is also one of seven federally authorized rural water projects. "On behalf of the ENMWUA I would like to extend my deepest […]

Hot, dry weather contributes to moth invasion

Moths are flying into refrigerators, landing in coffee cups, dive-bombing sleeping victims and plastering vehicles with their gooey carcasses, according to Clovis residents. Courtesy photo: North Dakota State University extension service at www.ag.ndsu.edu Officials say miller moths are an annual event, but the sudden population explosion is unusual and related to a hot, dry, early […]

Ticket feature: Kite Karnival set for Saturday

Cannon Air Force Base is hoping for a windy Saturday, giving the eastern New Mexico skies a home for hundreds of kites. File photo Nashawn Hare, 9, works to detangle his kite's tail from its string during last year's Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park in Clovis. The Karnival, scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Saturday, […]

More TRICARE increases could be on way

After an increase in TRICARE Standard fees for military retirees in October 2011, more increases could possibly be coming under a new TRICARE plan, according to U.S. Department of Defense officials. USAF: 27th SOW Public Affairs Local working age retirees may soon see a change in TRICARE Standard fees. Cannon Air Force Base hospital will […]