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 […]

Anniversary — Dane

Tom and Karen Dane of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Danes were high school sweethearts and were married Nov. 30, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Esperance, N.Y. Children of the couple are son, Michael and wife Deanna, son, Jeffrey and wife Kathleen, and daughter […]

On the shelves — Nov. 24

These books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave by W.C. Jameson leads the reader through a series of amazing coincidences and surprising details suggesting that the assassin of President Lincoln was never captured but escaped to live for many decades after the pursuit and capture of the man […]

Being in horse business appears hereditary

Did you ever wonder if being horsey is hereditary? 25 years ago a fellow veterinarian invited me into his office and showed me a picture in a livestock book copyrighted in 1882. It was a drawing of a bay stallion.It was labeled “Black’s Hambletonian.One of the finest and best blooded trotting stallions of the day. […]

Events calendar — Nov. 24

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Musical Scenes — 7 p.m., ENMU’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. ENMU’s Department of Music will host the choral musical scenes. Tuesday Santa Cop Charity Game — 10 a.m., Portales Ram Athletic Center. Portales […]

Senior Happenings — Nov. 24

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); Sewing class, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday […]

School menus — Nov. 24

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch— chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jello. Wednesday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Thursday: No School — Thanksgiving break. Friday: No School — Thanksgiving break. […]

Altrusa’s Holiday Happening on Dec. 7

PNT staff The 16th annual Holiday Happening sponsored by Altrusa International Inc. of Portales will take place on Dec. 7, in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom, according to an Altrusa press release. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. and the meal will be served at 11:45 a.m. The event includes 50 decorated tables, […]

Mystery of turkey shortage solved

“Have you heard there is a shortage of big turkeys?” he inquired, leaning in to whisper as we shared the solemn, quiet time before Mass began. Given the circumstances, it seemed a strange question but this is a good buddy and I know him to be sort of, you know, random. For purposes of this […]

Plenty for which to be thankful

I can’t remember if I write an annual Thanksgiving column, but if I do, here are some blessings for which I am thankful: • Being able to explain to readers nitpicking about me not expounding on the complexities of every idea that I have to stay within a word count. • Knowing there is not much […]

Valley dominates Clovis in second half

By Kevin Wilson Even against the cold winds that swept through Community Stadium Friday night, even against a team many in the state figured would upset it, the Valley Vikings formula worked much as it has all season. Experience, plus confidence, equals dominance. The top-seeded Vikings proved worthy in their first defense of the […]

Officials: One dead in wreck near Portales

CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway
This Freedom Aire van was involved in one of the three accidents reported Friday afternoon that took place on U.S. 70 between Wal-Mart and Sunland Inc. Officials say state police and area law enforcement responded to at least 40 accidents Friday in Roosevelt County.

By Christina Calloway The area’s first bout of winter weather caused at least 40 automobile accidents in Roosevelt County, at least one resulting in a fatality. Officials blamed icy roads for the multiple accidents that left Roosevelt General Hospital’s emergency room packed and area law enforcement responding to vehicle accidents non-stop as of 8 […]

Tourism secretary visits local eateries

CMI staff photo: D’Nieka Hartsfield
Tom Martin, owner of Taco Box in Clovis and Portales, is given a New Mexico True T-shirt by Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson as part of the restaurant’s designation as a New Mexico Culinary Treasure.

By Emily Crowe Not even the cold and snow could keep New Mexico Secretary of Tourism Monique Jacobson away from Clovis this week as she stopped in at three of the area’s most beloved restaurants. Cars were wrapped around Taco Box at lunchtime Friday as the restaurant offered 25 cent beef tacos in celebration […]

Officials at odds over BHSI report

By Robin Fornoff A 12-year-old law creating the Clovis Economic Development Tax Advisory Board (EDTAB) gave it sole responsibility for vetting and performing due diligence on applicants for projects such as the failed $2 million Beauty Health and Science Innovations plant. But EDTAB may have turned over those responsibilities to the Clovis Industrial Development […]