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. […]

Parents influence instrument choice

Editor's note: This is the final story of a three-part series on Eastern New Mexico University music students' recitals. A friend convinced Brittley Bates to join band in middle school. She chose the flute because it was one of the instruments that her parents played in high school. "I really fell in love with it […]