Hot-shooting Hounds storm past Buffs

CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University's men suddenly found their shooting touch in the second half on Saturday. Down by five points at the half, the Greyhounds shot a blazing 73 percent (16-of-22) and pulled away to a 71-57 win over West Texas A&M, avenging an overtime loss to the Buffaloes on Wednesday night […]

Saturday area prep summaries – Jan. 26

Boys Texico 74, Eunice 61 Texico (11-5) — Justin Rucker 3, Gentry Doolittle 6, Kendall Naceanceno 13, Jonah Walls 4, Carlos Silva 2, Rallin Harris 6, Miguel Reyna 18, John Myers 4, D.J. Griego 8, Mitchell Pinnell 10. Totals 26 19-29 74. Eunice (7-6) — Isaiah Nichols 13, Xavier Montoya 8, Tyler Montoya 24, Alan […]

Lady Cats pull away from Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho was able to stay with Clovis High's girls on Saturday night — until the 3-pointers quit falling. The Rams were uncanny early, hitting four 3-pointers in the first quarter and staying close until the final moments of the third period. CMI photo: Tony BullocksClovis sophomore Shelby Jones pulls up for a jumper over […]

School Menus – Jan. 27

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — chicken and pasta, steamed broccoli, carrots, delicious apple. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes and ranch and chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, […]

Senior Happenings – Jan. 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

Creative Living – Show to feature fabric postcards

Information on making fabric postcards, using duck tape to make bangle bracelets, and putting a vegetarian spin on Carne Adovado will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Franki Kohler has written a book about fabric postcards and she will tell how they are keepsakes you can make and […]

On The Shelves – Jan. 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them by Larry Swedroe shows how to learn from other's mistakes, understand the wrong way and the right way to build your portfolio, and how to minimize tax effects, diversify your accounts, plan for your family's […]

Pro Bowl presents conflicting challenges

"The NFL hopes to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game largely will depend on how much effort this year's participants put into the game." – Source: NFL.com The Pro Bowl, which will be brought to you […]

I’ll take my ice in a tea glass

As far as I'm concerned, there are only two times when ice is a good thing. When it's hot and you're making tea and when you need to get up a muddy road. That second instance came into play on a recent hunting trip I talked about. Driving and walking over a muddy road in […]

Our People – The tide is changing

Daniel Graham developed an interest in the keyboard at age 8. He received his first keyboard at age 9 as a Christmas present request. His band, "The Changing Tide," was formed about six months ago. Graham is one of six members in the band. The band's music belongs to the metal core genre, a broad […]

Cats let late lead slip away

Clovis High had control of the game, then saw it slip away late. Senior guard Cullen Neal scored 20 points and Eldorado ended regulation with a 9-0 run over the final three minutes before pulling out a 68-66 overtime decision on Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Neal, one of four starters back from the […]

Filling the hole left by Dear Abby

In honor of the passing of Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby — whose late twin, Eppie Lederer, wrote the competing Ann Landers column — my cousins Chef Juandel, The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy, Bootlegger Sloan and I are starting "Dear Cuzins." It's a local advice column. Our first letter is from a High Plains peanut […]

Private funded PRC invites more problems

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is proposing the state Public Regulation Commission get its funding off the industries it regulates. There may be precedent, but this is a bad idea given the PRC's history of conflicts of interest and propensity for shenanigans. The PRC is entrusted with striking a balance between utility […]

Victim advocates play vital role

Victim advocates often respond with law enforcement and medical providers to violent crime. As a first responder, a victim advocate's role is to tend to any and all emotional needs of the victim and provide any crisis intervention needed. Often, the presence of a victim advocate can soften a victim's hesitation to cooperate. As sexual […]

Letter to the editor: Reader to thief: Enjoy figurines while you can

Someone stole two figurines from my yard. Some things I'd like for the thief to know: The figure of a golfer was a gift from my daughter; the figure of St. Francis I purchased for myself. Neither of the two figurines were priceless, but they were mine, not yours. If you can look at these […]

Armed school staff being explored in Dora

One Roosevelt County school district is considering the possibility of arming staff members in their schools in light of last month's school shooting in Connecticut. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Portales High School students walk the hallways of their gun-free zone school Friday after the last bell of the day. Portales schools Superintendent Randy Fowler […]

Whatever happened to … Beverlee McClure

Editor's note: This is a periodic feature on prominent former area residents. Beverlee McClure Beverlee McClure made her mark on Clovis as president of Clovis Community College from 1998 to 2005. Then Gov. Bill Richardson whisked her away to become the secretary of the Higher Education Department. She stayed there two years before moving on […]

Fiscal cliff issues still loom

The fiscal cliff that had threatened the nation with possible recession became a speed bump at the last minute on New Year's Day, but the law that averted the cliff consisted mostly of date changes. Many of the same issues still confront Washington leaders and the public's collective bank accounts. In the wake of the […]

Bill tracker 2013

The New Mexico state Legislature started Jan. 15. As of Friday, 25 bills have been introduced by area legislators. The deadline for filing is Feb. 14. Legislation introduced by Curry and Roosevelt County legislators in the 2013 session, as of Jan. 25, includes the following: Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Texico) HB17: Licenses dental therapists to be […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County continues to patch potholes on roads throughout the county. Grading and renovation will start on Curry Road AI from Curry Road 12 and Curry Road 13 in Melrose this week. State and Federal Constructors Inc. has suspended all work on First and […]