Portales beats Moriarty on road

CMI staff MORIARTY — Facing a team they drubbed by 34 points earlier in the season, the Portales Lady Rams almost forgot to get off the bus on Saturday. Their troubles lasted only a quarter, though. PHS outscored Moriarty 30-13 over the middle two periods to erase a four-point deficit and went on to a […]

Castaways will always be stranded on island

Karl Terry

Castaway for half a century Gilligan, the Skipper and all the passengers of the S.S. Minnow are back in the spotlight recently. As TVLand prepared to reintroduce audiences to the shipwrecked seven this past week the Professor (actor Russell Johnson) died of old age. That’s right the show’s egg-headed heartthrob was whisked from the island […]

School menus — Jan. 26

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast- breakfast pizza. Lunch – beefy Mac, garden salad, mini carrots with ranch, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast – cinnamon roll. Lunch -chicken sandwich, baked French fries, veggie cup with ranch, fruity Jell-O. Wednesday: Breakfast – mini pancakes. Lunch – pig in a blanket, garden salad with ranch, green beans, fresh fruit, […]

Every Super Bowl has good components

Every several years, it seems like a good idea to review the pieces and components which contribute to a good celebration of the Super Bowl. Needless to say, this celebration takes a different form when the teams are of neutral value to the one doing the planning. In my case, the teams with intense loyalty […]

On the shelves — Jan. 26

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Legacy of the Purple Heart was given by Lillian Higgs in memory of Wayne Higgs. More than a history of the nation’s oldest military decoration, this volume commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of hundreds of American servicemen who were recognized for their service, and tells the human […]

No. 4 Tarleton State crushes Hounds

CMI staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State has been head and shoulders above everybody in Lone Star Conference men’s basketball this season. You don’t have to convince Eastern New Mexico University. The Greyhounds got an up-close-and-personal look at NCAA Division II’s No. 4 team Saturday night as the Texans improved to 17-0 (6-0 LSC) and […]

TexAnns recover to beat Zias

CMI staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University played 17th-ranked Tarleton State relatively even for much of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s matchup. It might have been better than that, except for 6-foot-1 senior post Kiara Wright. Wright went 13-for-13 from the floor en route to a career-best 39 points and the TexAnns snapped […]

Zia softball picked for seventh in preseason poll

CMI staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has been picked for seventh place in the eight-team Lone Star Conference in a poll released on Friday by the LSC office. ENMU, under first-year coach Kristen Soukup, finished with 40 points to edge out Texas A&M-Kingsville, which had 37. The Zias were ninth […]

PHS Cheer selling raffle tickets through Tuesday

Portales High School Cheer is selling raffle tickets to help pay for its trip to a national competition in Florida, and needs to raise about $2,000 to cover expenses. Raffle prizes include a $300 gasoline card, a $50 Cattle Baron gift certificate and an iPad Mini. Tickets are $1 or six for $5, and donations […]

Salas back in states

Edward Salas, center, at his trial for the 2005 murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Salas fled the country and eluded authorities for more than four years. He was extradited from Mexico and placed in a state prison Saturday.

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com A child killer who escaped Clovis’ jail and eluded authorities more than four years before being recaptured in Mexico is back in U.S. custody. Clovis District Attorney Matt Chandler said Edward Salas was placed in the Department of Corrections facility in Los Lunas on Saturday. U.S. marshals […]

Officials: Economic development fund benefits city

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Despite a couple of hiccups, city officials uphold the city’s Local Economic Development Act fund as an economic booster that keeps taxpayer dollars local. The program, which uses a portion of the city’s gross receipts to pay for economic development projects, has pumped more than $600,000 back into […]

Events calendar — Jan. 26

Today Floyd Jamboree Auditions- 2 p.m., Old Gym at Floyd School. Participants should have two traditional country/western songs for audition. Special acts or comedy routines will also be auditioned. Information: Fred Patterson 276-8508   Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598.   […]

Road construction update — Jan. 26

Area road construction and closure information for this week:   Portales For up-to-date information on the U.S. 70 improvement project go to the NMDOT road advisory website at, www.nmroads.comor call 511. Constructions Inc. also will have updated information on its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ciconstructors.   Clovis No updates. For questions or comments contact Mr. Justin Howalt, […]

Police blotter — Jan. 26

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday • 12:19 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, south side of City Park. • 1:37 a.m.: Premise check, 700 block West Second Street. • 2:02 a.m.: Premise check, 2100 block Dove Lane. • 3:49 a.m.: Alarm activation, 1100 block West Second Street. • 5:43 a.m.: Premise check, 1300 block South […]

Hierarchy of needs? It needs work

Wendel Sloan

Thanks to social media, we need to update Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization. Physiological includes air, food and water. Finding healthy food in Portales is my toughest struggle. Safety includes personal and financial security, health and well-being. My biggest threat is opponents’ un-trimmed fingernails in noon-time hoops. Love […]

Education, as always, beats legislation

New Mexico lawmakers are supposed to be focusing on the budget this legislative session, but they always seem to find time to consider new laws to make us all “safer.” One bill they’ll consider, with support from Gov. Susana Martinez, is Senate Bill 19, which would outlaw texting while driving. Of course it’s a bad […]

Portales scores sweep over Texico

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Portales guard Isaiah Alvarado goes up for a layup in the first half Friday evening at the Ram Athletic Center. Alvarado scored four points in Portales’ 61 52 victory over Texico.

By Kevin Wilson kwilson@cnjonline.com PORTALES — Portales hit from the inside, it hit from the outside. Then it hit from the free throw line, and by the end of the night, the Texico Wolverines took their first hit. Nathan Chavez scored 14 and hit four 3-pointers, including the nail-in-the-coffin shot with 2:49 to go, and […]

Lady Cats pull away behind Williams’ 42

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com The Clovis Lady Wildcats weren’t all that sure what they were getting into Friday night. Lubbock Trinity Christian, the equivalent of a New Mexico Class 2A school , jumped on the unbeaten Lady Cats early, opening a 10-4 lead in less than 2 1/2 minutes. Clovis, though, got the game back […]

Cats fall to La Cueva in OT

CMI staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s boys had one slip away Friday night, courtesy of a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer. La Cueva junior forward Devon Horne hit the shot from about 30 feet to force overtime, and the Bears posted a 77-74 win over the Wildcats. “I think our kids played hard and made […]

Friday area prep summaries — Jan. 24

Boys Non-district Clovis Christian 64, Mosquero 56 Clovis Christian (8-6) — Dalton Hardy 36, J.V. Perales 6, Will Ramsey 5, Michael Furros 16, Tucker Fly 1. Totals 22 20-25 64. Mosquero (1-14) — Andrew Eggert 5, John Chatfield 8, Phillip Libby 34, Gus Thrasher 5, Antonio Valdez 4. Totals 20 13-23 56. CCS    15    12   […]