New D.A. appointed

CMI staff Departing District Attorney Matt Chandler’s longtime Chief Deputy Andrea Reeb was appointed his successor Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Reeb actively sought the appointment as the 9th Judicial District Attorney after Chandler announced in January that he was leaving effective today to set up a private practice. Reeb has also indicated she plans […]

Child’s attorney may sue

CNJ staff Jennifer Burrill, attorney for 12-year-old Marcus Lewis of Clovis, put three agencies on notice Friday that she may file a lawsuit for his wrongful arrest and false imprisonment. Included in her notice is an offer to settle for $100,000 if the matter can be resolved by April 1. Burrill said Lewis was stopped […]

Tarleton sweeps Hounds to open LSC baseball play

CMI staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Right fielder Rustin Thomas capped a five-run second with a two-run homer and Tarleton State went on to a 10-4 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first game of the teams’ Lone Star Conference-opening doubleheader on Friday. Tarleton held on for a 4-3 win in the nine-inning nightcap. […]

Residents say insurance access net positive

By Kevin Wilson Ask Geni Flores what’s changed for her under the Affordable Care Act, and she’s got a follow-up question. “Do you want to start,” Flores said, “with my son, my daughter or my brother?” While they acknowledge that education about the ACA and the program rollout could have been better, a few […]

Zias, Cameron trade blowouts to open LSC play

CMI staff LAWTON, Okla. — Junior left-hander Vanessa Ramirez tossed a four-hitter and shortstop Audrey Velasquez, third baseman Lizzy Velasquez and left fielder Kyra Sirag drove in two runs each as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team pounded Cameron 9-1 in the opener of the team’s Lone Star Conference-opening twin bill on Friday. The Aggies […]

Prep roundup — March 1

CMI staff MELROSE — You didn’t expect another 20-point blowout, did you? Melrose’s girls built a six-point lead after one-quarter, then hung on late to edge Logan 47-46 on Friday in the girls District 3-1A tournament championship game. On Monday night at The Rock in Clovis, the Lady Buffs (17-10) had their way with Logan, […]

Balanced effort lifts Texico to win

CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Texico guard Audrey Wren goes up for the transition layup in the second quarter of the District 4-2A girl’s championship Friday night at Texico High. Wren scored six points in Texico’s 46-32 victory.

By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Clayton was determined to hold high-scoring Texico sophomore Brianna Reyna in check on Friday night. For the most part, the Lady Jackets did just that. Still, Texico’s other players pitched in with perhaps the team’s most balanced attack of the season in a 46-32 victory for the District 4-2A […]

Prep basketball capsules — March 1

BOYS Portales (14-12) at Lovington (12-14) When: 7 p.m. today in the District 4-3A tournament final Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last meeting: Portales beat the Wildcats 59-53 at Lovington on Feb. 18. Last time out: The Rams won at Ruidoso 65-50 on Thursday to advance to tonight’s game. The Wildcats downed Ruidoso 57-50 at Roswell on […]

Monterey rallies to edge Clovis


CMI staff Clovis High’s softball team had Lubbock Monterey right where it wanted the Lady Plainsmen — until the final out. Trailing 3-0, Monterey strung together consecutive two-out RBI singles by second baseman Megyn Castillo, left fielder Kaylee Scheffel and first baseman Morgan McQueen to cap a four-run seventh inning, then held on in the […]