The “Pop of Death” and Finding God’s Instructions

Curtis Shelburne

I started writing this two weeks ago, hoping that before I finished it, I’d know the end of the story. It was a Sunday afternoon. That means the dog and I had an appointment for a nap, but man’s best friend was away visiting other family and friends, including her real owner, so I had […]

Portales sweeps by Roswell to move to 8-1

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer One team, Roswell High, has kept the Portales High volleyball squad from being unbeaten to this point in the season. On Tuesday night, the Lady Rams made amends for that setback with a 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 thrashing of the Lady Coyotes at the Ram Athletic Center. Senior Kristen […]

Zias win second-straight road LSC match

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Another day, another streak ends for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. The Zias, who snapped losing streaks of 16 Lone Star conference matches overall and 24 LSC road tilts with a win last week at Cameron, notched their first victory in nine years over Midwestern State on […]

Prep volleyball: Elida tops Dora, Floyd falls

CMI staff The two-time defending Class B state champion Elida Lady Tigers improved to 7-0 for the season on Tuesday night with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-13 win over Dora at Elida. Elida also won the junior varsity preliminary 25-11, 25-8, while the Lady Coyotes took both junior high matches in two-game sweeps. Meantime, at Fort […]

ENMU women’s rodeo team takes third

CMI staff Freshman Hayden Segelke and senior Gina Flewelling went 1-2 in goat tying to lead the Eastern New Mexico University’s women’s rodeo team to a third-place finish in the school’s College “Daze” Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. The Zias finished with 245 points in the nine-team competition, trailing only South Plains […]

Health seminar leaves questions unanswered


By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer Local small business owners still had questions after attending a seminar held Tuesday at the Yam Theatre regarding new state health insurance options for small businesses. “I have employees, five of them. We may have to scale back on our operation, as far as the cost,” said […]

Report: More than one quarter of area adults uninsured

By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer More than one quarter of residents in Curry and Roosevelt counties are without health insurance, according to a Census Bureau report. The federal agency released a report last month on county-level health insurance coverage for 2011. More than 25 percent of working age adults 18 to 64 in […]

My turn: Lifelong or not, friends help you become you

Christina Calloway

I don’t like the part of growing up where you lose touch with friends who were influential in certain periods of your life, but I understand it. I missed a friend’s birthday this weekend, but ironically thought of her the next day when I was strolling through the supermarket and saw a package that said […]

Power decision must protect White Sands

There is a new voice in the public debate over whether the current preferred route for a proposed $1.2 billion electricity transmission line would impact testing at White Sands Missile Range, and therefore national security. And it’s a voice worth listening to. Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commander of the White Sands Missile Range, pulled no […]

Yes, you can “Like” without liking


A friend of mine left Facebook this weekend. I’ve sworn off using my personal Facebook accounts on Fridays. We were both getting tired of the noise. Now I’m afraid I’m inadvertently endorsing candidates. In 2009, a Virginia sheriff was running for re-election, and found that six of his deputies had “liked” the Facebook campaign page […]