Local organization makes, sends fleece blankets to deployed troops

Warmth from Home blankets are made in haste but also made in love for military troops overseas. Christina Calloway: CMI photo Louis Wilson and Vickie Harlin hold up a custom made blanket they made for Warmth From Home, their local project to send blankets to deployed military members. Once blankets are sewn and patched, Jenny […]

X-ray technicians expel ailments

In 1895 Wilhelm Roentgen went into his laboratory. Six weeks later he emerged with a single photograph; a photograph that would catapult physics into the modern era and revolutionize diagnostic medicine. USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom A patient gets his chest scanned in the radiology clinic Aug. 22 at Cannon Air Force Base. Radiology […]

Commentary: My job is prosecuting sexual assault

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Here's a simple truth … sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by airmen are "blue on blue," or airmen victimizing other airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined […]

Cannon breaks ground for future dormitory

The 27th Special Operations Wing held a ground breaking ceremony for the newest unaccompanied airmen dormitory Aug. 27 at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron unaccompanied housing NCOIC, Airman 1st Class Samantha Crenshaw, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron […]

Movie schedule: Aug. 31

Friday 7 p.m. — The Dark Night Rises, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — The Watch, R 7 p.m. — The Dark Night Rises, PG-13 Sunday 4 p.m. — The Watch, R 7 p.m. — The Dark Night Rises, PG-13 Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's Happening: Aug. 31

Friday Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Sunday Trap and Skeet Range Open at noon Monday Chess Club 6 p.m. Community Center Tuesday Commando Newcomers Brief 9 a.m. The Landing Zone Info Fair 11 a.m. The Landing Zone Nine-hole Scramble 5 p.m. Whispering Winds AF Teen Council 7 p.m. Taco Bell Wednesday 6 p.m. The […]

Tower simulator key to success on flightline

Aircraft hover above the skyline, trucks bear heavy loads down the road and everywhere there are people busy working on aircraft. The flightline is a beehive of activity that if not carefully organized would collapse upon itself and dissolve into chaos. USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Hickle, […]

The Spouse Briefs: Real lessons learned from deployment

A few months ago my husband returned from a deployment, right before he left we found out a new baby was on the way. Three months of single parenting combined with intense morning sickness didn't make me feel any better about his impending departure. It was his job, he had to go and sometimes life […]

Street renaming honors airman

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Sixty Independence Days have come and gone since Airman 1st Class Richard Albright and his crewmembers were shot from the sky on July 4, 1952. Sixty years have passed since news of his death traveled from the jungles of the Korean Peninsula to the doorstep of those he loved, and […]

Thursday area prep capsules – Aug. 31

Thursday Texico 3, Lubbock Christian 1 Texico 25 19 25 27 Lubb. Christian 17 25 11 25 Texico individual statistics Kills — Shaylee Anderson 15, Sarah Daniels 8, Rae Lynn Prather 4, Shelby Vannatta 4. Blocks — McKenzi Mayfield 4, Prather 4, Vannatta 2. Digs — Mel Lucero 18, Lindsey Foote 12, Anderson 7. Aces […]

CHS to host invitational

With several spots to fill from last year, Clovis High cross country coach Mike Hankins isn't sure what to expect today when his teams open the season with the Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. "It's a new season," said Hankins, in his fifth year as head coach. "I don't think this week is an […]

CHS Invitational volleyball tournament capsule

When: Today and Saturday Where: Rock Staubus Gym Number of teams in field: 12 Format: Two pools of six teams each, with two-game matches to 21 (win by 2). The top four teams in each pool will then be seeded for bracket play based on games won, with ties broken by head-to-head games, then head-to-head […]

Zias drop first of two Hawaii clashes

KANEOHE, Hawaii — Sophomore defender Alexia Cameau scored one goal and assisted on the other Thursday as Hawaii Pacific posted a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the women's soccer season opener for both teams. Cameau scored late in the first half, pushing a shot from the deep right side into the next […]

Hounds beset with early-season injuries

Winning its first Lone Star Conference championship last fall didn't seem to earn the Eastern New Mexico University men's soccer squad much respect. The Greyhounds were picked for last in the four-team league this season, even though they return a significant amount of talent from last year's 9-4-5 (3-1-2 LSC) squad. Still, fifth-year coach Harold […]

Zias eye berth in LSC tourney

Longtime Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire is pretty sure the Zias will be better than they were a year ago. "I think we're better," he said, "but we're not playing (well) together yet." The Zias, 6-24 (1-19 Lone Star Conference) last season, jump into things with four matches this weekend in a […]

Laws create excuse for meddling

Even if you could make murder rare by banning or regulating guns and knives, it would still not be right to violate the fundamental right of every human to own and to carry whatever type of weapon we desire, wherever we may go, openly or concealed, without ever asking permission from anyone. Even if ending […]

Interim coaches lead ENMU harriers

Casey Blevins and Danielle Jones are familiar with Eastern New Mexico University's cross country program, having run in it only a couple of years ago. With coach Mike Harney leaving just before the season starter, Blevins and Jones have been named men's and women's interim head coaches, respectively, for the program. Josh Browning, another recent […]

Editorial: Here’s to heroes and entrepreneurs in Clovis, Portales

Why name our streets after things or events few people either have heard of or remember today, when we can name them after local heroes from our past? We salute Cannon Air Force Base officials who this week changed the name of the base's Trident Avenue, which runs past the 27th Special Operations Wing headquarters, […]

A View From Under the Pew: An artist’s strange family tree

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. an artist s strange family tree just the other day boss i ran into alfred the reclusive burrowing owl who moonlights as a […]

Religion feature: Bible group reaches out to Millennials

Rick Wilcher, a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Portales, joked and laughed with other church members Thursday night before beginning their evening Bible study on the book of Revelation. CMI staff photo:Alisa Boswell Rick Wilcher, right, leads a bible study on the book of Revelation Thursday night at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales as […]