Police blotter — Feb. 23

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs:   Caller reported: Thursday • 12:49 a.m.: Public affray in progress, 1000 block of West Second Street. • 7:43 a.m.: Officer requested, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 8:19 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, 1500 block of South Avenue G. • 8:29 a.m.: Prisoner transport, 100 […]

What does your hair say about you?

D'Nieka Hartsfield

It seems like an increasing number of women are taking more risk with their hair. For instance, the trend-setting buzz cut on one side of the head with long flowing locks on the other. Yeah, we all have seen it. Not a good look for anyone out of their 20s. Not only are they taking […]

Flying blind not the wisest course

Clyde Davis

While much of the country has been slammed this winter with recordsetting lows,and recordsetting snows, we in the diagonal slice of the southwest that is apparently the recipient of pressure systems have continued in our drought conditions, and our unseasonable warmth. While some may delight in this, and some may see, with acrid alarm, the […]

School menus — Feb. 23

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast – French toast. Lunch – Beefy Mac, garden salad with ranch dressing, steamed veggie medley, seasonal fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast -Banana bread. Lunch – Steak fingers, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, fresh fruit, cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast – Breakfast Quesadillas. Lunch – Chicken burrito with salsa, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad […]

Senior happenings — Feb. 23

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m. (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 11 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis); 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sewing (Portales); 11 a.m. Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sewing group, 10 a.m. (Clovis); Bingo, 1 p.m. (Clovis) […]

My sniffer does just fine

Karl Terry

A dog with a good nose has always been a fascination to me. My current dog has a pretty good sniffer. He knows the minute you come through the door if you’ve been with another dog — or worse yet a smelly old cat. After being in the Roosevelt County Events Arena most of this […]

Events calendar — Feb. 23

Today FAFSA Free For All — 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Portales High School District Computer Lab. Information: Thomas Tafoya 575-356-7097 ext. 6005. Horn, Soprano, Piano Recital — 2 p.m., Buchanan Hall. Information: Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas at 575-562-2561 or email Jean.ornellas@enmu.edu.   Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 […]

On the shelves — Feb. 23

The following books are now available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Quick Changes: Fresh Looks for Every Room by the editors of House Beautiful offers abundant photos paired with more than 300 quick and easily achieved ideas to show you how to create a new look in any room from a change as subtle as rearranging what […]

TexAnns roll to win over Zias

Tony Bullocks: Clovis Media Inc.
ENMU junior Jasmine Johnson looks to score against Tarleton State’s Shanae Lowrance in Saturday’s women’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. Johnson scored 10 points for the Zias.

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com When Tarleton State’s women are clicking on all cylinders, it’s pick your poison time. After watching 6-foot-1 senior center Kiara Wright go 13-for-13 from the floor and score 39 points in last month’s matchup at Stephenville, Texas, Eastern New Mexico University tried to take her out of the […]

Portales girls win over struggling Ruidoso

CMI staff RUIDOSO — In what is pretty much an extended home-and-home, Portales got the better as the road team. The Lady Rams recovered from a slow first half and used a 17-6 third quarter en route to a 52-31 win District 4-3A victory on Friday night at Ruidoso. Portales (20-4, 2-2 district) meets the […]

Ruidoso cruises by Rams

CMI staff RUIDOSO — In a nutshell, the Portales Rams couldn’t throw it in the ocean on Friday night. Coming off a big win at Lovington on Tuesday night, the Rams managed only 21 points in the first three quarters and were handed a 60-45 District 4-3A boys loss by Ruidoso. The result leaves all […]

Clovis girls move to 26-0


By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High is ready for another Class 5A state title run after finishing the regular season unbeaten on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. CHS scored the final seven points of the first half and the first seven of the second, turning a three-point deficit into a double-figure lead en route […]

Hobbs rallies past Clovis in second half

Hobbs News-Sun photo: Jonathan Miller
Clovis guard Willie McCray goes up for a third-quarter layup as Hobbs’ Devante Brown tries to make the late block on the play. McCray scored 20 points, but Hobbs took a 77-52 victory.

CMI staff HOBBS — With 22 minutes down in Ralph Tasker Arena, the Clovis Wildcats appeared well on their way to making a statement that next Thursday would be no cakewalk for the Hobbs Eagles. But in the final 10 minutes, nothing went right for Clovis, and a 10-point lead ended up turning into a […]

Work to begin Monday on Prince Street Overpass

CMI staff Work will begin Monday on the Prince Street Overpass to fix issues that led to the bridge’s closure in December. The repair work, which will begin on the northbound lane, is expected to take a month, said Manon A. Arnett, public information officer for District Two of the New Mexico Department of Transportation. […]

In search of ponies: Despite dangers, birds keep on flying

Sharna Johnson

The small flock of birds dove in with purpose, headed on a collision course with the front end of a tractor-trailer, paused at a traffic light. Just as it seemed they were about to crash, they began swooping and pecking at the grill of the truck — enjoying a feast from the smattered bugs it […]

The telephone is ringing, probably for me

Grant McGee

When the phone rings are you quick to answer it? The Lady of the House and I were kicking back in our recliners recently talking about this. “Remember how the telephone used to ring and you’d jump up and answer it?” I reminisced. “Excuse me?” said The Lady of the House. “Who used to run […]

Friday area prep summaries — Feb. 21

BOYS District 4-2A Texico 48, Tucumcari 40 Texico (23-2, 5-1) — Justin Rucker 8, Gentry Doolittle 6, Brannon Karger 5, Kendall Naceanceno 11, Miguel Reyna 16, Mitchell Pinnell 2. Totals 19 7-20 48. Tucumcari (11-15, 0-6) — D’Ontee Sandoval 3, Mark Preciado 3, Cody Ryan 16, John Paul Garcia 13, Daniel Lopez 2, Medrick Henderson […]

Charges dropped due to error, refiled

CMI staff Charges against a Portales man arrested earlier this week on 167 counts of sexual exploitation of children were dropped and filed again Friday after an identification mishap by an officer, according to the Portales chief of police. Robert Hawkins, 24, was incorrectly identified by officers as being 43, according to Portales Police Chief […]

Fingers crossed

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com The New Mexico Legislative session ended on Thursday with lawmakers sending Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package. Curry and Roosevelt Counties combined for a total of $2.91 million in requests, with the most money requested for a single project being a new football stadium […]

Two injured in car crash

CMI staff Two people were injured in a single car crash on N.M. 467 and County Road O on Friday, according to the Clovis Fire Department. One victim was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition. The second victim was airlifted to University Hospital in Lubbock and is currently in critical […]