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 […]