Lady Rams win district with sweep

LOVINGTON — Senior Summer Martinez cracked a pair of two-run homers in the opener and pitched a three-hit complete game in the nightcap on Friday as the Portales Lady Rams wrapped up the District 4-3A softball title with a 15-1, 10-3 sweep of rival Lovington. Portales (18-5, 6-0 district) led just 2-1 in the third […]

Cats victimized by perfect game

CARLSBAD — Junior left-hander Caleb Prentiss got plenty of support from his teammates Friday night. He didn't need much. Prentiss tossed a six-inning perfect game as Carlsbad beat Clovis High 10-0 in the first game of a District 4-5A baseball doubleheader. The Cavemen also won the nightcap 14-1, clinching the district title. Clovis (8-16, 1-5 […]

Late homers help Hobbs down CHS

HOBBS — The Hobbs Lady Eagles went to the long ball on Friday night. Scoring all but one of their runs on homers, the Lady Eagles pulled away in the fifth inning for a 6-1 win over Clovis High and a sweep of their District 4-5A softball doubleheader. Hobbs eked out a 3-2 win in […]

Buffs rough up Hounds

West Texas A&M wasted little time jumping on Eastern New Mexico University in the opener of the team's four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series on Friday night at Greyhound Field. Tyler McKnight led off the game with a double and promtly scored on a since by Patrick Ramirez as the Buffaloes cruised to a 10-0 […]

Main-ly busy

Downtown revitalization is in full swing in Clovis and Portales, and local MainStreet programs have been hard at work behind the scenes to help revamp these historical areas and bring fresh, fun events to area residents. While the constant road construction in Portales has brought its fair share of headaches for drivers, MainStreet is using […]

Q&A: Roper discusses sport, visit to area

Texas Cowboy Hall of Famer and founder of the Professional Bull Riders (association) Cody Lambert stopped in Clovis on Friday to rope some calves. Cody Lambert Lambert, 51, rode bulls and broncs professionally for 17 years and said his calf roping at the Joe's Boot Shop Calf Roping rodeo was just for fun. Lambert retired […]

In search of ponies: Kicking bucket not always bad

When the youngsters became the proud owners of a new colt, they set out on a mission to bond with him. Teaching him tricks became part of the fun, as they coaxed him to interact and do things in exchange for affection and treats. Mastering the challenge of standing on his hind legs was a […]

McGee: No more shuckin’ and/or jivin’ for me

Going through my record collection the other day I ran across a 1982 album by Willie Nelson and the late, great Waylon Jennings titled "WWII." The first track on the LP is titled "Mr. Shuck and Jive." "Well, I can't say that anymore," I thought to myself. It turns out I'm not allowed to say […]

Jury hands down murder indictment

A grand jury returned a first-degree murder indictment Friday against Daniel Murrell III, 23, of Clovis, who is accused of inflicting fatal injuries during the robbery and beating of 61-year-old Joe Garcia, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Murrell is accused of being the ringleader behind two muggings in January that injured Garcia and 82-year-old […]

Cameron eliminates Zias from shot at LSC tourney

LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron manufactured a fifth-inning run with four walks and held off Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 on Friday, completing a doubleheader sweep which clinched the final spot in next week's eight-team Lone Star Conference softball tournament for the Aggies over the Zias. Cameron (16-30, 9-17 LSC) took the opener 11-3 as freshman […]

ENMU women set two school records

LUBBOCK — Sophomore Kris-Ann Walter and the 1,600 relay team set Eastern New Mexico University school records in Thursday's Texas Tech Open track meet. Walter, a transfer from Adams State by way of Jamaica, brook the school mark in long jump by nearly a foot, going 19-6 to finish third. Her jump would have been […]

Man cited after gun goes off inside car

A 34-year-old Clovis man was cited after his .40 caliber handgun went off inside his car while parked outside Subway and LA Nails on east 21st Street, according to Clovis police. The incident happened April 15. Police released a report Friday. The man told officers the gun accidentally fired as he was unloading a clip […]

Racino license still in limbo

Representatives from Raton, Tucumcari and Lordsburg told New Mexico racing commissioners on Thursday they are interested in applying for the state's sixth racino license, even though discussion of that license had been removed from the meeting agenda. The long-delayed and still unfinished La Mesa Racetrack in Raton earlier this week appealed the loss of its […]

Lady Rams thump Goddard; Rams fall

The Portales Lady Rams had their way with Roswell Goddard on Thursday in dual tennis competition at the Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts. The same couldn't be said for the Rams, who lost to the Rockets 8-1 at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Center. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroPHS junior Bailey Garcia-Thompson rushes to return a […]

PHS track teams sweep titles

Portales High's athletes didn't win all that many events Thursday, but the Rams and Lady Rams had enough points all around to sweep team titles in the Barbara George Relays at PHS. The PHS girls won five events — all on the track — and finished with 136 points to 132 for West Las Vegas […]

Those who have Jesus are millionaires

If you could have anything in the world, what would you ask for? Riches? Fortune? Fame? To be happy is one of life's pursuits and yet, for many, it seems almost unobtainable. Some pursue happiness with an unrelenting resolve, and just about the time it can be grasped, it suddenly eludes them, and the cycle […]

Curry County toddler among state salmonella cases

SANTA FE — New Mexico health officials say seven lab-confirmed cases of salmonella have been confirmed in six counties, including one case in Curry County, and they're linking the cases to exposure to baby poultry. Four of the cases involve infants. The Curry County case involved a 1-year-old-girl who was hospitalized for four days before […]

Clovis couple convicted of fraud

A Clovis couple was convicted of bilking the Air Force of $6.5 million Thursday by a federal jury in San Antonio, Texas. Donald Dean Brewer and his wife Sherri Lynn Brewer, both age 62, face 20 years in federal prison and are being forced to repay more than $6 million, according to a press release […]

JLUS chair: Cannon outlook positive

Joint Land Use Study committee Chair Gayla Brumfield said its recent meeting has given a positive outlook to future relations between landowners and Cannon Air Force Base. The committee is tasked with working with the U.S. Department of Defense in regard to local land development issues. Brumfield said the committee, comprised of local landowners, community […]

Events Calendar – April 26

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University's Studio Theater. Admission is $5 or free for ENMU students with an ID. Information: 562-2711. Saturday Portales Kiwanis Club annual flower sale — 7 a.m.-noon, C&S Auto parking lot. […]