Portales resident critically burned in house fire

Pauline Johnson of Portales asked the community for prayers Thursday night while her daughter-in-law was being treated at a Lubbock hospital for burns suffered in a house fire earlier that day. Sharon Johnson, 63, who is wheelchair bound, had to be rescued by firefighters after her home on North Avenue B caught fire Thursday morning. […]

Affidavit: Witnesses saw Sena with knife

Gang influence and a girl getting hit in the face with a can of beer appear to have set off a deadly confrontation at a party Saturday at 14th and Reid streets in Clovis. A statement filed in Magistrate Court by investigators said it appears the homicide victim, 17-year-old Devin Saiz, died after Ricardo "Rico" […]

What’s happening – April 5

Friday New Mexico Championships USTRC Team Roping — 9 a.m., 1900 E. Brady Ave., Curry County Events Center. Free admission. Information: 935-7000. New Mexico Municipal League District Meeting — 10 a.m., Tucumcari Conference Center, 1500 E. Highway 66, Tucumcari. Information: 461-3064. Ribbon Cutting — 3 p.m., 507 County Road 8, Clovis, Freanna Original Yoghurt. Information: […]

Great American Cleanup Saturday

The Great American Cleanup is Saturday. This is a chance for area residents to help beautify the community by collecting garbage, according to City Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell. "I think people should take pride in their community and have a desire to see Clovis shine," Bizzell said. "The weather is supposed to be […]

Another explosive device in eastern New Mexico

SANTA ROSA — New Mexico State Police are investigating after an explosive device was found at a famous diving spot in eastern New Mexico. Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said the state police bomb squad was called out to the Blue Hole on Thursday after a visitor noticed a suspicious device in the fresh-water spring. The park […]

Ticket Feature – Arsenic and Old Lace coming to Main Street

Arsenic and Old Lace will soon be on Main Street. The classic American drama, being put on by the community theater group Brickstreet Players, will provide entertainment for the entire family, according to director Jennifer Brandon. "It's a great play," Brandon said. "There is comedy. It's not something you have to analyze and really think […]

Intentions of city officials perplexing

Concerning the March 8 article headlined "Watchdog: City letter inappropropriate." Was it Ignorance, greed or sucking up to the governor? I don't know and I don't care. But I am getting a little tired of officials, including law enforcement, going along party lines and refusing to crack down on gun laws. I don't own a […]

Insights into multicultural lunacy

Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri's Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. His most recent book is "Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students." It's a 662-page textbook covering a range of topics from multiculturalism and home and family influences to student testing and school discipline. There's no way […]

Public safety should be high priority

Only in New Mexico, a state entering its 12th year of drought and experiencing conditions so dry it's too dangerous to conduct many controlled burns, could the Legislature take a proposed fireworks ban sponsored by a firefighter and amend it once, substitute it twice, and then let it die in committee. Get ready for one […]

Sirag homer helps Zias pull split

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Freshman catcher Kyra Sirag went 2-for-3, including a three-run homer to hold off a Cowgirl comeback, helping the Eastern New Mexico University softball team defeated New Mexico Highlands 8-6 Wednesday afternoon to pull a doubleheader split at Brandt Field. The host Cowgirls held off a comeback in the opener and held […]

City to air gripes

A letter drafted by Mayor David Lansford, which outlines concerns with Great Lakes Airlines, is on the agenda for today's city commission meeting. If commissioners approve of the letter, it will be sent to Doug Voss, owner of Great Lakes, and Dennis DeVaney of the U.S. Department of Transportation. "Over the last 20 years the […]

Meetings Watch: Apri 4, 2013 Clovis City Commission preview

The Clovis City Commission will hold a meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library to discuss the following: Approval of a letter written by Mayor David Lansford addressed to Great Lakes Airlines. The letter discusses the airline's service to Denver. Request approval for HDR Engineering Inc. to design a […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College board of trustees took the following action at its Wednesday meeting: The board approved an open meetings notice resolution, complying with New Mexico statutes requiring an annual resolution. The act also requires a calendar of meetings adopted annually. Regular meetings for the board are generally scheduled for 8 a.m. on the […]

Three-way battle at QB for Hounds

For three seasons, the Eastern New Mexico University football program pretty much knew what it would get from the quarterback position with Wes Wood. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lucero Greyhound defensive coordinator Oliver Soukup directs defensive players Wednesday morning during the Greyhounds football practice at the Greyhound practice field The Muleshoe product has now graduated, […]

Man accused of stabbing arraigned

An emotional arraignment of accused killer Ricardo "Rico" Sena ended in tears and sobbing after his fiance apologized to more than two dozen members of the victim's family jammed into the courtroom. Ricardo "Rico" Sena Sena, 26, is charged with the first-degree murder, accused of the stabbing death Saturday of 17-year-old Devin Saiz. No plea […]

Post office processing changes coming earlier than planned

A U.S. Postal Service official confirmed it will be realigning its Clovis mail-processing operation sooner than was originally planned, sending the operation to Lubbock in this year instead of 2014. USPS spokesman Peter Hass said the exact date the alignment will take place has not been determined. In all, 54 similar alignments across the nation […]

Vietnam book writing proves cathartic

Writing a book about his experiences in Vietnam proved cathartic for Harold L. Thrasher. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Harold L. Thrasher, a Marine infantry rifleman in the Vietnam War, reads an issue of Leatherneck Magazine Monday at his home office. Thrasher said his self-published book "Suicide Charlie Brothers Never Forgotten" provides a first-hand look […]

Prevention best tool against bullying

Clovis Municipal Schools takes bullying very seriously. Bullying is a challenge that commonly crops up in schools everywhere. It used to be that when a student went home, they could at least be granted reprieve from bullying behaviors. Now, however, with kids perpetually plugged in electronically through social media and cell phones, it becomes increasingly […]

Police Blotter: April 4, 2013

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:21 a.m.: Caller reported a dispute in progress, 1300 block of Peacock Plaza. 12:26 a.m.: Caller reported a missing person, 1500 block of Echols Avenue. 12:26 a.m.: Caller requested public assistance, 1600 block of Wallace Street. 1:23 a.m.: Caller reported a burglary in […]

Lady Rams notch 12-2 win over Lady Cats

The Portales Lady Rams got a quick start Tuesday night, then erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to hand Clovis High a 12-2 softball loss at Wheeler Park. Freshman Kiersten Ramirez tossed a six-hitter for PHS (4-3) in a game called in the bottom of the sixth inning on the 10-run […]