Portales eliminated at state

Portales couldn't cobble together another magical run through the loser's bracket at the state tournament a third time. Senior Erin Torrez' home run over the centerfield fence in the top of the fourth inning was the game's only run and St. Michael's beat the top-seeded Lady Rams 1-0 Friday in a Class 3A elimination game […]

Parks getting prepped

Temperatures in eastern New Mexico are heating up just in time for residents to spend quality time cooling down in city pools and relaxing in local parks. CMI file photo The Potter Park pool will open for the season next Saturday, and will be open every day but Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. "We […]

Guthals will be missed

Charles Guthals passed away a few weeks ago. I'm going to miss him. Lots of High Plains folks knew him far better than I did. To me, he was the guy who knew everything about plants and trees and stuff around here. Back in March The Lady of the House and I were in his […]

In search of ponies: Funnels funny, but effective

The T-shirt had nothing to do with fashion; it was hiding something, or better yet, protecting it. Underneath the black cotton there was a shoulder wrapped in bandages which were holding gauze and ointment to a wound that really needed a break from dirt, bacteria and, perhaps most of all, the attention of the wounded […]

Incidental take rule for lesser prairie chicken draws ire

Environmentalists are concerned a new rule under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed lesser prairie chicken listing will weaken protections for the bird if it's listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The special rule, commonly referred to as the 4D rule, says incidental take, or inadvertent killing, of a lesser prairie chicken […]

ENMU grads prepare to take next step

After flipping their tassels from right to left, the Eastern New Mexico University class of 2013 tossed their caps into the air Saturday and Greyhound Arena exploded with cheers from students, family and friends. CMI staff photo: Kevin Baird Joseph Bone graduated Saturday with a bachelor's degree in aviation science. He is hoping to intern […]

Residents ‘relay big’

Area residents gathered at Ned Houk Park north of Clovis on Friday night to "relay big" and honor those who have battled cancer as well as raise funds to fight cancer in the Relay For Life. CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cheyenne Edwards, 5, of Clovis sings "God Bless America" during the opening ceremony Friday […]

CCC students take next step

Family, friends and faculty packed the Clovis Civic Center as Clovis Community College honored this year's graduates at a commencement ceremony held Friday evening. CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson Student speaker Ami Kowalski pauses before making a point during her speech at the Clovis Community College commencement ceremony Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Kowalski, […]

Scaring Mom has potential to backfire

Mother's Day is tomorrow. I'll catch up with mom and see how she's doing. I'll tell her she's "The Greatest Mom Ever" and how much I love her. I wish I knew more about my mom. What I mean is I know a lot about my mother, but the time before her high school years […]

ENMU graduating class moves into the future

Kaylee Peterson and Elizabeth Hogue Another semester has come to pass and Eastern New Mexico University's spring class of 2013 will be graduating Saturday at the Greyhound Arena. Most students have put in four years of hard work to earn their bachelor degree and six or more years to earn their master's. This semester's commencement […]