Inmate files notice of intent to sue county

A Curry County jail inmate accused of using a broom handle to beat inmate Jaime Perez on June 27 has filed a tort claim, or notice that a lawsuit is likely against the county. The claim was received Friday from inmate Louis Guerra's attorney James Klipstine of Hobbs. It says Guerra suffered damages "as a […]

Area high school volleyball preseason capsules

Texico Lady Wolverines District 4-2A CMI photo: Kevin WilsonTexico's Kimber Harrison, left, and Taylor Stevens set up a wall against Portales hitter Audri Underhill during a Saturday afternoon scrimmage at Rock Staubus Gym. The six-time defending Class 2A state champion Lady Wolverines open the 2012 regular season tonight at Melrose. Coach: Kristen Scanlan (5th year) […]

Sitterly Professional Center ribbon cutting today

A ribbon cutting for the Sitterly Professional Center will be held at 3 p.m. today at 801 Pile St. The Sitterly Professional Center consists of 12 to 16 offices with available business space for lease. Its amenities include a shared conference room and a audio visual room. For information contact Jim Sitterly at 742-0690.

Clovis Music Festival vendor booths available now

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Clovis Music Festival, according to a news release from event coordinator Courtney Gano. Booth spaces start at $150. Applications are available at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Once booth fees are paid, passes will be available for pickup at the chamber. The festival will be […]

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 […]

Farmers: Market in better location

Yolanda Romero, right, samples Happy Feet dry skin lotion and a facial mask prepared and sold by Katie Palmer, left, Saturday at the Clovis Farmers Market. A recent increase in business at the Clovis Farmers Market can be attributed to a more prominent location, said farmers market manager and local vegetable grower Margie Plummer. The […]

Texico seeks water fix

Texico city officials are asking residents to voluntarily conserve water while they seek state funding to fix a well. Texico Mayor Jerry Cunningham said he does not believe the city of Texico has had this severe of a water problem in recent years. "We're going to continue to have a water shortage if people don't […]

Cats to host opener at Capital’s request

Veteran Clovis High football coach Eric Roanhaus will have a chance to enter the New Mexico Activities Association record book at home this week, rather than on the road. The Wildcats, scheduled to open the season at Santa Fe Capital on Friday, will instead play the Jaguars in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Leon Williams […]

Director of ATF foul-up still getting salary

It's six figures of your tax dollars at waste. Unless tax dollars are supposed to be put to work scratching backs and buying silence. There's a good argument to be made for the second scenario in the case of Deputy Assistant ATF Director William McMahon, who has been collecting his $100,000-plus taxpayer-funded salary while on […]

What’s Happening – Aug. 28

Tuesday Clovis Municipal Schools board meeting — 5:30 pm, Clovis Municipal Schools District Board Room. Information: 769-4300. Thursday High Plains Patriots countdown to general election — 7 p.m., Java Loft Conference Room. Voter registration information and forms will be available. Positions of the candidates for the U.S. Senate will be discussed. Public is invited to […]

Police Blotter – Aug. 28

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:02 p.m.: Caller advised a neighbor was harassing her family, 100 block of West 12th Street. 12:41 p.m.: Caller advised a city vehicle hit a gas meter, 400 block of North Hull Street. 3:37 p.m.: Caller reported hitting a teen girl with her […]

Clovis chase leads to arrest

Clovis police clearing a motorcycle-car crash at Thornton and Llano Estacado late Friday wound up in a high speed chase that ended with the arrest of an accused drunken driver. A vehicle nearly hit officers investigating the motorcycle accident and led police on the high-speed chase that ended with the driver crashing into a utility […]

Schedule change: Clovis’ football opener at home

Clovis High School football fans won't have to travel in hopes of seeing history made after all. Friday's Clovis-Santa Fe Capital contest, originally scheduled for Santa Fe, has been moved to Clovis' Leon Williams Stadium. Clovis High coach Eric Roanhaus is looking for his 311th career win, which would make him New Mexico's all-time winningest […]

Lady Cats trying to reload

Junior Sydney Romero has been on the Clovis High varsity volleyball team since she was a freshman. CMI staff: Kevin WilsonClovis forward Sasha Smith-Pollard taps the ball over the net during a scrimmage against Fort Sumner Saturday morning at Rock Staubus Gym. She was one of a number of talented front-row players for the Lady […]

Democrats’ abortion views worse

Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words "legitimate" and "rape" in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of […]

Alamo blanks Cats 2-0

It's been quite a dry spell for Alamogordo in boys soccer, but it may be coming to an end. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonAlamogordo defender Daniel Samora, left, tries to hold off Clovis forward Saul Blanco during the first half of Saturday's boys soccer matchup at Yucca Complex. The Tigers defeated the Wildcats 2-0. The Tigers […]

Lady Cats hang on, notch second victory

Clovis High's girls were in control. They just couldn't put Las Vegas Robertson away on Saturday. Senior forward Jenna Sievers scored late in the first half on a direct free kick, and the Lady Wildcats made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Robertson at Leon Williams Stadium. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonClovis junior forward […]

PHS hoping to extend postseason run in volleyball

Suffice it to say, Ruth Chavez has been used to reaching Class 3A state volleyball finals in her tenure as Portales High's head coach. The Lady Rams have made it eight times since she took over in 2001, winning four championships and losing four. The of the runnerup finishes have come in the last three […]

Lady Rams finish fourth in Roswell tourney

ROSWELL — The Portales Lady Rams played competitively in two of their three matches over the weekend in an eight-team tournament at Roswell en route to a fourth-place finish. The Lady Rams (1-3) blanked Los Lunas 2-0 in Friday's quarterfinals, then lost on Saturday to Roswell Goddard 5-0 in the semifinals and to Artesia 2-1 […]

Rams handed shutout loss

It was a long, hard day for the Portales boys soccer team on Saturday. PNT correspondent: Joshua LuceroPortales goalkeeper Lane Nichols deflects a shot on goal during Saturday's boys soccer match against New Mexico Military at the PHS pitch. NMMI posted a 4-0 win over the Rams. The Rams, coming off a season-opening 3-0 win […]