Area experiences drop in early voting numbers

There just wasn't as much urgency to vote early for Tuesday's presidential election compared to four years ago, and thus the reason why Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman says early voting numbers are down. As early voting ended Saturday night in Curry County, a total of 5,666 cast ballots in-person, compared to the 6,269 [...]

Professor: Voters go with candidate they feel will provide them safety, security

Americans are selfish when it comes to voting, according to one Eastern New Mexico University professor. History professor Suzanne Balch-Lindsay says voters in Tuesday's election most likely will select the presidential candidate they feel will provide them the most safety and security. She says it's a factor that never changes because the average American often [...]

Defense attorney challenges jury selection method

A defense attorney says an apparent attempt to save money in 9th Judicial District Court could wind up costing taxpayers thousands more in new trials. The court clerk's office segregated prospective jurors who only spoke Spanish into a single panel — one of five panels of prospective jurors assembled Aug. 1 for the current court [...]

Defense attorney challenges jury selection in murder conviction

A defense attorney says an apparent attempt to save money in 9th Judicial District Court could wind up costing taxpayers thousands more in new trials. The court clerk's office segregated prospective jurors who only spoke Spanish into a single panel — one of five panels of prospective jurors assembled Aug. 1 for the current court [...]

Suit accuses ENMRSH of exploiting disabled

A lawsuit filed against ENMRSH last month alleges developmentally disabled clients under the agency's care were forced to sleep outside as punishment and live in rodent or roach-infested homes in Clovis. Among other charges in the lawsuit: One challenged client ballooned to more than 500 pounds for lack of adequate care and supervision, was diabetic [...]

Hounds fall 2-0 at No. 9 Incarnate

SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer team isn't acting like the only unranked squad in the four-team Lone Star Conference. The Greyhounds pushed ninth-ranked Incarnate Word for the second time this season, falling to the Cardinals 2-0 when UIW broke through for two goals in the final 12 minutes. ENMU (10-6-1, [...]

CCS faces familar foe in playoffs

Corey Robinson is hoping the third time is the charm. The first-year Clovis Christian football coach leads his team into the 6-man state quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Saturday in Santa Fe against third-seeded New Mexico School for the Deaf (8-1). The Roadrunners had their way with CCS earlier this season, winning 55-0 in Sante Fe [...]

Lady Wildcats repeat in District 4-5A

CARLSBAD — Clovis High's cross country teams couldn't pull off a sweep in Friday's District 4-5A meet, but they felt good about their performances anyway. The Lady Wildcats put four runners in the top five to successfully defend their team title with 21 points, followed by Hobbs with 41 and Carlsbad with 72. As expected, [...]

Portales defends solid again

LOVINGTON — The Portales Rams did themselves proud Friday night. It wasn't enough to beat Lovington, but PHS made the Wildcats work hard for a 21-0 District 4-3A victory which sets up a battle for the district title next week at Ruidoso. Lovington (3-5, 1-0 district), ranked third in 3A despite its record, has suffered [...]

Cats close in on automatic bid

CARLSBAD — For the fourth time in as many road games for the Clovis Wildcats, Shaprei Bryant's name got botched by the public address announcer as, "Sharpie." CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson Carlsbad receiver Kain Fierro is met by Clovis defenders, from left, Jordan Holguin, Kaine Bender and Shaorei Bryant finished with two intercecptions as [...]