PHS squads split OT tilts vs. Robertson

CMI staff The Portales Rams nipped Las Vegas Robertson — and the setting sun — in non-district boys soccer on Tuesday at PHS. With darkness setting in, sophomore Johnathan Tinajero took a crossing pass on a backward header by senior Brandon Gomez and flicked it into the net with less than two minutes left in […]

Mustangs pull away from Zias

Eastern New Mexico University's bid to escape the Lone Star Conference volleyball cellar came up a little short Tuesday night. Midwestern State pulled away midway through the fourth game to nail down a 25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18 victory at Greyhound Arena. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroENMU junior Courtney Bolton jumps up to try to block an […]

Lady Rams turn back Ruidoso in four sets

CMI staff The Portales Lady Rams weren't in total control Tuesday night, but they were enough in control. PHS struggled at times to pull away from Ruidoso, but in the end the Lady Rams claimed a 25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 25-20 District 4-3A win over the Lady Warriors at the RAC. Junior Kristen Wagner had 16 […]

Fort Sumner to celebrate anniversary

Fort Sumner State Monument will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a variety of events Friday and Saturday. Event times are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and admission is free. Fort Sumner was established by Congressional order Oct. 31, 1862 and named for Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner, who died as the fort […]

Police Blotter – Oct. 24

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Sunday Midnight: Caller reported a noise complaint, 1500 block South Roosevelt Road 4. Midnight: Caller requested an ambulance, 1700 block South Avenue O. 12:56 a.m.: Caller requested to speak with an officer. Call back was made. 1:07 a.m.: Caller reported a fight at a bar, 1000 block West […]

Events Calendar – Oct. 24

Today It's a Hoot — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Preschool story time. Information: 356-3940. Potluck — Noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Information: 356-5056. Wii Wednesday: Just Dance 2 — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Youth 13 to 18 years old. Information: 356-3940. Thursday Special county commission meeting — 9 a.m., Commission Room in the […]

Anniversary celebration set for Fort Sumner Monument

Fort Sumner State Monument will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a variety of events Friday and Saturday. Event times are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and admission is free. Fort Sumner was established by Congressional order Oct. 31, 1862 and named for Gen. Edwin Vose Sumner, who died as the fort […]

State film office set for Thursday town hall in Clovis

Interested in becoming a movie star? Want your business to be involved in the booming movie industry in New Mexico? A town hall meeting held by the New Mexico State Film Office is scheduled to take place 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. "The New Mexico State Film Office wants to bring awareness […]

Council set to meet regarding Portales police chief hire

Portales city councilors will meet the top candidate for Portales police chief Friday, according to City Manager Tom Howell. Howell declined to identify the candidate, who was among the three finalists interviewed, citing it was a personnel issue. The finalists are Portales Police Department Lt. Mark Cage, Daniel Shawn Fullagar of Coppell, Texas, and Charles […]

Housing sales trend up in Curry, down in Roosevelt

Curry County experienced a 15 percent increase in housing sales from July through September compared to the same period last year, according to the Clovis Board of Realtors. Twenty miles south the news was not as good as Roosevelt County sales dropped 20 percent during the summer months. Nationwide home sales increased by 8.4 percent […]

PHS squads split OT decisions with Robertson

The Portales Rams nipped Las Vegas Robertson — and the setting sun — in non-district boys soccer on Tuesday at PHS. With darkness setting in, sophomore Johnathan Tinajero took a crossing pass on a backward header by senior Brandon Gomez and flicked it into the net with less than two minutes left in a five-minute, […]

My Turn – Portales, be my good luck charm

I enjoy most professional sports but the only true team I ever felt connected to since childhood is the San Francisco Giants. Games at Candlestick Park were so nostalgic for me. As a family we'd go to Roxy's, a famed sandwich shop in San Francisco, before games and then hop on the bus with screaming […]

Bond B provides money to library support

As president of the Friends of the Portales Public Library president, I would like to encourage local voters to support General Obligation Bond B on the general election ballot. GO Bond B will provide money to support all of the libraries in Roosevelt County, including the Portales Public Library, Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library, […]

Specter example of way Congress once operated

How would you label a Republican congressman who was opposed to abortion but supported a woman's right to choose? Who didn't favor same-sex marriage but fought against laws banning it? Who voted to limit tax cuts for the rich and to raise the minimum wage for the poor? Who believed immigrants should have a pathway […]

Debt balance needs to be reached

Taxpayer support of base grocery stores this fiscal year would fall by $130 million, or 9.4 percent, if Congress fails to reach a debt-reduction deal by Jan. 2. That's the deadline to avoid arbitrary budget cuts mandated by the sequestration mechanism in last year's Budget Control Act. The Office of Management and Budget delivered that […]

Best finishing up term at top FFA post

Noise enveloped Ryan Best of Monday afternoon as he waited to go into yet another agriculture conference. It's one of the last of many he has attended in his year as national president of the FFA. "It has been one of the most incredible experiences," Best said of the last year. "I have been so […]

State prep rankings – Oct. 22

Maxpreps.com Football Class 5A 1. Las Cruces High 6-1; 2. Rio Rancho 6-1; 3. Manzano 6-1; 4. La Cueva 6-1; 5. Mayfield 4-3; 6. Sandia 5-2; 7. Volcano Vista 4-3; 8. Rio Rancho Cleveland 4-3; 9. Clovis 3-5; 10. Carlsbad 4-4. Class 4A 1. Roswell Goddard 7-0; 2. Los Lunas 7-0; 3. Artesia 6-1; 4. […]

Incarnate tops Hounds

PORTALES — Incarnate Word scored twice in a five-minute span of the first half on Sunday and the Cardinals, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II men's soccer, held on for a 2-1 Lone Star Conference victory over Eastern New Mexico University at the ENMU pitch. UIW (11-2, 4-0 LSC) clinched the conference title in the […]

Zias eliminated from LSC tourney race

SAN ANTONIO — A late-season slide will keep the Eastern New Mexico University women's soccer team out of the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Zias ended a streak of four shutout losses in a row, but still dropped their fifth consecutive game on Sunday with a 2-1 loss to Incarnate Word. The Cardinals (9-6, 9-4 […]

Hounds second, Zias tie for second in Tech rodeo

LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University's men finished second while the women split second and third in a weekend rodeo hosted by Texas Tech. Tarleton State took the men's team title with 682 1/2 points to 434 for ENMU. Vernon College was third at 197 1/2. Weatherford College posted 190 points to take women's team […]