Meetings Watch – City Council

The following items are on the Portales City Council agenda meeting today at 7 p.m.: An update on the U.S. 70 construction project. A report and presentation of the ComCast partnership sign given to the Portales Recreation Center. An informational report on the Yam Theatre. A resolution authorizing the mayor's signature to submit the EMS […]

My Turn – Pioneer stories much loved

My family history with Roosevelt County begins in the early 1900s, and I've always loved the stories of the pioneers. But I've never known much of the personal history from the late 1800s until very recently when I read the new book by Ruth Burns, "A Man Was a Real Man in Them Days." It's […]

Seniors express concerns over building

Another public hearing will be held today to further discuss issues surrounding the new senior center building in Portales. A hearing was held Thursday in the county courthouse to announce the completion of the new Los Abuelitos Senior Center building on West Fir Street and take questions and concerns from any members of the public […]

Holiday Express program assists military families

"Santa … It's going to be Santa …" Lorena Vigil with the New Mexico National Guard had just announced that a special visitor would be coming through the Holiday Express and children aboard the train had no disillusions about who the special visitor was going to be. The whispers turned to shouts as Santa Claus […]

Rams’ new head coach excited by opportunity

When Mark Gallegos took the job as athletic director at Portales High, Rickie McBroom was the right man for the job Gallegos left behind. As it turns out, it's the right job for the man, too. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroPortales senior guard Jacob Aranda, right, works against senior forward Zach Blaeser during the Rams' practice […]

Empty stocking: Family R

• Today's focus: Family R • Household members: 4 • Children: 2 • Special circumstances: The husband was without a job for three months, during which time the family got behind on bills. The family has been able to catch up on bills, but has little money for presents. • Clothing needs: Boys size 6, […]

In tribute: Former Fort Sumner coach made impact

Figuratively, it could be said that Mario Martinez was always looking out for the little guy. De Baca County News: Scot Stinnett Mario Martinez is carried to the center of the field by his players immediately following the 28-27 win in the 1995 Class 1A state championship game, the first for Fort Sumner. They were […]

ENMU student scholarships could be at risk

The scholarships of more than a quarter of Eastern New Mexico University students could be at risk as a depleting state lottery scholarship fund is expected to run out of money in the next fiscal year. Legislators are looking at changing the criteria of eligibility for these scholarships, possibly making them need or merit-based to […]

Lady Broncos finish fifth at Texico

TEXICO — The Floyd Lady Broncos beat Melrose 58-44 on Saturay to claim fifth place in the Citizens Bank Border Shootout. Tony Bullocks: CMI staff photo Floyd senior Monique Gomez drives pass Melrose sophomore Caley Barnard during the second half of Saturday's girls fifth-place game in the Citizens Bank Border Shootout at Texico. Gomez scored […]

Local Brief – Road construction and closure information

Curry County Curry County continues to shred and patch potholes on roads throughout the county. Please, be aware of workers and posted speed limit signs. State and Federal Constructors, Inc. remains on First and Second streets in Portales. On First Street, the north lane remains closed from avenues C to K. The open lane is […]