Four face federal felony drug charges

CMI Staff Four people face federal felony drug charges in what authorities say is the breakup of a methamphetamine operation in Curry County by joint local and federal law enforcement. Seven kilos of meth and $104,446 in cash have been seized since the undercover operation began in August 2011, according to a press release from […]

Snow mixed blessing for area

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer Local farmers said spring crops will benefit from the weekend’s 7-plus inches of snow. Those in the dairy industry said the additional moisture comes at a cost but they know the difficulties are temporary. “Of course we need moisture, but probably the biggest hurdle to overcome is getting […]

My turn: Thankful for my daily dates

Sandy Fields

I have this coffee making machine. I reach for a miniature container of coffee, with “Sumatra” printed on the foil top, place it in the contraption, push a button, and out comes a fabulous cup of dark liquid. I add a generous helping of heavy cream. It comes from a bright carton in my refrigerator. […]

Zias reschedule with Western New Mexico

Due to inclement weather, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team postponed its Monday game against Western New Mexico. The Zias’ home opener will instead be 2 p.m. Saturday against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The game against Western New Mexico has been rescheduled for Feb. 27.

ENMU men’s basketball capsule — Nov. 26

Lubbock Christian (2-1) vs. ENMU (2-1) When: 7 p.m. today at The Rock, Clovis Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last time out: The Chaparrals routed University of the Southwest 115-62 on Friday at home. The Greyhounds’ last outing was a week ago today, when they outscored LCU 14-0 over the final three minutes to pull out an […]

Volunteer doesn’t stop with meal

by Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer For the past decade, Joe Parie has served meals to the public from the Memorial Building on Thanksgiving. He then makes a trip to Mexico, and serves food and gives coats to the needy, sometimes in churches or on the street, and other times in jails or […]

Area uses caution with storms


By Christina Calloway and Emily Crowe CMI staff writers Portales High School Junior Darin Bonem said he wasn’t going to let the snow in Portales keep him from working up a sweat. With school canceled for nearly everyone in the area from the weekend’s weather, Bonem headed to the gym early Monday afternoon to work […]

Police blotter — Nov. 26

Here is a sampling of Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Friday • 8:38 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, West University and South Avenue I. • 10:21 a.m.: Harassment in progress, 1600 block of South Roosevelt Road 4. • 10:32 a.m.: Criminal damage, 1200 block of North Avenue K. • 11:29 a.m.: Drunken […]

Events calendar — Nov. 26

Today Santa Cop Charity Game — 10 a.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. Portales High School staff will take on the Portales Police Department in a charity basketball game. Proceeds go to the Santa Cop program. Information: 356-7000. Boot Camp — 5:30 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Wednesday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. […]

Tuesday weather delays/cancelations

CMI staff The following entities have released plans for Tuesday regarding inclement weather: • Clovis schools: Two-hour delay • Clovis Community College: Opens at 10 a.m. • Clovis Christian schools: Two-hour delay • Curry County offices: Open at 9 a.m. • Dora schools: Regular schedule • Eastern New Mexico University: No classes. Employees report at 10 […]

Officials continue to urge caution on roads

Submitted by TheoDora DeVore

Jazmariah DeVore, 9, Dylan DeVore, 7, and Mescalito DeVore, 5, had a super hero snow experience at their house in Portales.

By Christina Calloway and Emily Crowe CMI staff writers Road workers are salting and sanding roads, but officials caution area residents to stay home today if possible. Seven-plus inches of snow and ice continue to make driving treacherous, they say. The only weather-related death in the region occurred Friday when a 4-year-old child was killed […]

Monday cancellations

This weekend’s winter storm has resulted in the following cancelations and delays Monday: * Clovis VA Medical Center * Bovina schools will start at 10 a.m. (CST) * Cannon Air Force Base — mission essential personnel only * Clovis Christian schools * Clovis Community College * Clovis schools * Curry County non-essential employees report at 10 a.m. […]

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The comeback kids: Rallies help ENMU claim LSC co-championship


By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer Through five weeks of the 2013 season, it looked as though Eastern New Mexico University’s football team was still going through growing pains under second-year coach Josh Lynn. The Greyhounds were 1-3 — they also had an exhibition win at the Air Force junior varsity which didn’t count […]

Hounds try to build on co-title

CMI correspondent: Joshua Lucero
ENMU football coach Josh Lynn leads his team onto the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, before the Greyhounds’ Sept. 13 game against Sul Ross State. The Hounds handed the Lobos a 55-24 setback.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer After the wild carpet ride that was Eastern New Mexico University football in 2013, the Greyhounds know they’ll have some proving to do next season. The lone non-Texas school in the Lone Star Conference capped a co-championship run with a six-game winning streak ending in a 42-35 victory […]

ENMU’s Davila places 54th in D-II cross country

CMI staff SPOKANE, Wash. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikey Davila finished in 54th place in a field of 248 runners on Saturday in the NCAA Division II national men’s cross country race at Plantes Ferry Complex. Davila, ENMU’s lone representative in the event, posted a time of 31 minutes, 33.9 seconds. He was […]

Storm may delay Sunday newspaper deliveries

We rolled our press early Saturday night to give carriers more time to deliver Sunday papers, but the snowstorm may delay delivery in some areas. Subscribers who do not receive a Sunday paper may call our circulation department at 575-763-3431 on Monday. Late-breaking news will be in Tuesday’s paper or on our website.

Our people — Nov. 24

Leroy Weeden, 27, was born and raised in Clovis. He has published two fiction books and also serves in the Army.

Clovis native Leroy Weeden is a published author of two fiction books and a war veteran, even though he hasn’t yet reached the age of 30. Weeden graduated from Clovis High School in 2005, worked his way up within Walmart, then decided to enter the military. He is currently in the Army based at Joint […]

Club notes — Nov. 24

Altrusa Altrusa International of Clovis held its monthly program meeting on Nov. 11 at Muffley’s Back Door in Clovis. The meeting was called to order by President Sylvia Bean and the Altrusa Opening Prayer was recited. There was a quorum present with members Sylvia Bean, Kathy Travis, Judith Glikas, Margaret Blazek, Judy Cox, Mary Weigl, […]

Engagement — Estes-Dunn

Jeff and Lisa Steinle of Clovis and Todd and Mitzi Estes of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda E. Estes of Omaha, Neb., to Michael J. Dunn, of Omaha, Neb., son of Dan and Linda Dunn of Farmington. The couple will exchange vows 4 p.m. July 19, 2014, at The […]