Great veterinary medicine Master’s Degree thesis ideas

I've been pondering the state of veterinary medicine in the new millennium. These subjects deserve deeper thought or at least a Master's Degree thesis: Why a barber and a surgeon should never say, "oops!" The plethora of chicken/the dearth of poultry practitioners. The value of veterinarians in the war against bioterrorism. Is there a place […]

Events Calendar – May 5

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., Roosevelt County Courthouse in the Commission Room. Information: 356-5307. […]

Area Road Construction – May 5

Area road construction and closure information for this week: State and Federal Constructors Inc. will be working in Portales from East on Second Street, East of Avenue C. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Also, West bound First Street, starting at North Boston Avenue will be restricted to one travel lane. First and Second […]

ENMU honors seventeen retirees

As Eastern New Mexico University's school year comes to an end, graduates aren't the only group of the ENMU family to start a new chapter in their lives. ENMU recognized 17 retirees earlier this week at a reception, honoring the employees for their years of dedication and service to the school. Ginger Creighton, a native […]

Portales gets prehistoric

Linda Milbery of Portales sat beneath a tent in Blackwater Draw wearing a tear skirt and learning how to flint knap obsidian as part of the Prehistoric New Mexico Open House this Saturday. After dulling one edge of the piece of obsidian with a grinding rock, Milbery used the sharp edge to smooth out a […]

Harsh social realities can be overcome if we work together

"Nobody livin' can ever stop us, as we go walkin' that freedom highway." — Woody Guthrie, from "This Land is Your Land." The all-American troubadour, poet and protest singer Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie is familiar to many because of his song "This Land is Your Land." He was born on July 14, 1912, and came […]

Join the Clovis/ Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks at the park

For those expecting satire or a wrestling match with critics, I apologize for today's column. I am inviting everyone on the High Plains to come to City Park on South Abilene in Portales at 2 p.m. this afternoon for the second "Meetup" of the "Clovis/Portales Sunday Fun-Day Folks." This is for real. Born from a […]

Conduct of both parties pushing away potential voters

According to the Oxford Dictionaries it means "dumb." Urban dictionary says it means "idiot." Wiktionary says it's "a stupid person." Yet Albuquerque attorney and mayoral candidate Pete Dinelli uses pendejo to describe all registered Democrats who have crossed party lines — to vote for a candidate who has a background they respect, who accurately represents […]

Old-school workout

Getting in shape for the summer is always hard work, and many local residents are taking their fitness to the next level with boot camp-style workouts. CMI correspondnt: Emily Crowe Participants work on lunges during a High Plains Boot Camp session at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. The workouts are modeled on old-school military training […]

Governor pays visit to cheese plant

Gov. Susana Martinez got a slice of local economics Friday during a brief visit to the Southwest Cheese plant in southern Curry County. The first-term governor did not arrive in time for a tour of the plant, but said she hoped to have the time to make the tour on her next visit. She was […]