Sunland shuts down portion of plant

ALBUQUERQUE — A peanut butter plant in Portales has been shut down since Saturday after an outbreak of salmonella was linked to the facility. The Sunland, Inc., plant is being scrubbed top to bottom and tests are being done to see if the bacteria is on the peanut butter-making equipment. Sunland officials say the rest […]

Education digest: Pharmacy program reps will be in Clovis

A representative from New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico pharmacy coop programs will be in Clovis 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Clovis High School lecture hall, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools news release. Representatives will be available to provide information on their pharmacy programs to parents and students. For […]

CCS students take ownership of conservation effort

Clovis Christian Schools eighth-grader Kaitlyn Aldaz said turning off the lights and air conditioner when nobody is in a room is second nature to her. Aldaz believes good energy conservation habits will help her later in life and help her school save money on water and electricity, money that can be used on other school […]

Clovis schools expanding ‘Family Centers’

There is a great deal of research on the critical importance of parent involvement in education. From parents establishing high expectations, to providing a supportive home environment, the role of parents in student academic success is extremely important. Research suggests that "lack of parental involvement is one of the biggest problems facing public schools" and […]

Dawson verbally commits to Marquette

Moving to Milwaukee instead of just a few hours from home. Playing in the Big East instead of a mid-major conference. There's no question that Clovis senior John Dawson liked a challenge when he verbally committed Tuesday to play basketball next season at Marquette University. "It's a big opportunity," the Wildcat guard said. "I felt […]

Lady Cats improve to 8-2 with shutout

So far, the Clovis High girls soccer team has handled a season-ending injury to standout senior Jenna Sievers pretty well. Sievers, one of the state's leading scorers, underwent knee surgery last week. Since then, though, the Lady Wildcats have rattled off three wins, including a 3-0 whitewashing of Roswell High on Tuesday at Leon Williams […]

Cats cruise past Robertson

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — After pulling out a tight one on Saturday against Rio Rancho Cleveland, the Clovis High boys soccer team had little trouble getting back to the .500 mark on Tuesday. Senior Johan Rascon scored two goals and had two assists and the Wildcats cruised to a 7-1 victory over Las Vegas Robertson, […]

Tatum rolls past Lady Cats

TATUM — The Tatum Lady Coyotes were again too much for the Clovis High Lady Wildcats. Tatum, top-ranked in Class 1A and the three-time defending 1A state champion, notched its third win this season over the Lady Cats this season with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-12 win on Tuesday night. The Lady Coyotes (8-0) had beaten […]

Weekly LSC volleyball update

Standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Angelo State 5-0 12-2 West Texas A&M 4-0 13-1 Texas Woman's 5-1 11-3 Tarleton State 4-1 9-4 Texas A&M-Commerce 3-2 11-3 Incarnate Word 2-3 5-8 Eastern New Mexico 1-3 5-8 Cameron 1-4 5-9 Abilene Christian 1-4 4-9 Midwestern State 1-4 3-10 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-5 6-7 Friday's matches […]

Zias top Cameron in five

Eastern New Mexico University survived two close set losses Tuesday night, rallying for a 27-29, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21, 15-9 Lone Star Conference victory over the Cameron Aggies at Greyhound Arena. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroENMU senior Emily Lubbers goes on the attack during Game 2 of the Zias' Lone Star Conference volleyball match against Cameron on […]

Lady Tigers top Dora, remain perfect

DORA — The Elida Lady Tigers, top-ranked in Class B volleyball, improved to 10-0 for the season on Tuesday with a 25-19, 25-18, 25-18 win over host Dora. The Lady Coyotes, who finished second in an eight-team tournament at Cimarron over the weekend, fell to 3-6 for the season. AREA PREP SUMMARIES Fort Sumner 3, […]

Police blotter – Sept. 26

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 7:40 a.m.: Caller reported a trash receptacle in the alley was on fire, 1200 block of Sheldon Street. 8:41 a.m.: Caller reported a trash receptacle was on fire, 1000 block of North Thornton Street. 10:16 a.m.: Caller reported receiving harassing text messages from […]

Chief search narrowed to three

Acting police chief Mark Cage is among the three finalists for the city's police chief position. Veteran law enforcement officials Daniel Shawn Fullagar of Coppell, Texas, and Charles Douglas Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., are the other two candidates. The three finalists were chosen from 35 applicants. Jeff Gill retired at the end of August after […]

ENMU president expects NCAA punishment

Eastern New Mexico University's president said Tuesday he expects the college's eligibility issues to be cleared up by mid-November. He also expects some form of punishment from the NCAA because athletes were missing paperwork required to be kept by the college's compliance office. Steven Gamble has noted that the eligibility questions have been self-reported, and […]

Prep polls – Week of Sept. 24

FOOTBALL Max preps.com Top 5 (plus local teams) Class 5A 1. La Cueva 4-0; 2. Rio Rancho 3-1; 3. Las Cruces High 2-1; 4. Mayfield 2-2; 5. Manzano 3-1. 10. Clovis 2-2. Class 3A 1. St. Michael's 4-0; 2. Silver 3-0; 3. Lovington 1-2; 4. Ruidoso 4-0; 5. Taos 3-0. 8. Portales 1-3. Class 2A […]

Muleshoe man captured after extended vehicle chase

A Muleshoe man accused of leading police on a chase throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas was taken into custody early Sunday morning in Parmer County and awaits charges in New Mexico. Fabian Fabela, 26, has been charged in Parmer County with deadly conduct, evading arrest and possession of a prohibited substance in a […]

Animals sometimes road hazards

Why did the chicken cross the road? In communities surrounded by agriculture, maybe it's just to get back home after some sort of disruption. It doesn't happen too often, according to local officials, but eastern New Mexico is susceptible at times to something like a stray horse or cow wandering the streets. "Generally, it's because […]

Settling sometimes pays dividends

Work took me to Rio Rancho on Friday night, and gave me a rare Saturday off in the Albuquerque area. It also let me know the Rolling Stones were onto something.I wanted to use my free Saturday to attend the New Mexico State Fair, but the mile-long line of cars leading to the Louisiana exit […]

War trauma story affects military

On the stage, seated with a small group of wounded warriors sharing stories of grievous injuries and inspirational recoveries, is an attractive young woman with short and spiked blond hair.When it's her turn to speak, she does so confidently and with a pleasing southern drawl.Tara Dixon introduces herself as an Army Reserve major and a […]

Viewpoint – Social media message blurs content of trial

A Facebook posting about a pending case by 2nd Judicial District Judge Samuel Winder illustrates why the court system is right to be concerned about the use of social media by those involved in justice.Winder recently posted comments about a murder trial at which he was presiding. After the jury convicted the defendant, he posted […]