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Pioneers honored

Women of all ages donned bonnets and cowboy hats Friday morning to celebrate their western heritage. The 12th annual Pioneer Women Breakfast welcomed 125 guests, including reigning and potential Rodeo New Mexico queens and...


Tri-County Little League tournament

Double elimination MAJORS Monday Game 1: Zia Indians 17, Quay Cubs 6 Game 3: Quay Storm 19, American Red Sox 9 Game 6: Zia Rangers 12, American Yankees 11 Tuesday Game 2: American Braves 9, Zia Braves 8 Game 4: Zia Orioles 16, Zia...


Fine represents Rams in all-star series

River Fine was Portales High's only representative on the South squad for this weekend's Class 1A-3A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star series at Cobre High School in Bayard. Fine was chosen as a third baseman. The...


Storm brings needed rain to area

Rain hit eastern New Mexico hard Wednesday night, with Portales taking the brunt of the inclement weather with about an inch of rain, but emergency crews in both Portales and Clovis reported they responded to no calls for...


Tri-County Little League tournament

Double elimination MAJORS Monday Game 1: Zia Indians 17, Quay Cubs 6 Game 3: Quay Storm 19, American Red Sox 9 Game 6: Zia Rangers 12, American Yankees 11 Tuesday Game 2: American Braves 9, Zia Braves 8 Game 4: Zia Orioles 16, Zia...


Health exchange's goal to get uninsured health coverage

Roosevelt General Hospital CEO Larry Leaming says the ultimate goal of a state-run health exchange is to get uninsured people in New Mexico health coverage. But with that goal in mind, Leaming says it's not clear how the state... Full story

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Muleshoe man escapes briefly following life sentence

A convicted killer stole 40 seconds of freedom after being sentenced to life in prison Friday when he escaped while being escorted from district court in Muleshoe. Daniel A. Cardon Jr., 50, who was convicted earlier in the day by...


Fort Sumner teen charged with murder

A Fort Sumner teen was charged with second-degree murder Thursday for his involvement in a fight a little more than a week ago during a drinking party in Fort Sumner, according to jail records. Caleb West, 19, was released on a...


ENMU's Creamer honored

Eastern New Mexico University senior designated hitter Peter Creamer has been chosen as an NCAA Division II honorable menton All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Creamer, from Boston, is the first...


Three Hounds earn all-region second team

Three members of the Eastern New Mexico University baseball squad — senior designated hitter Peter Creamer, senior outfielder Luis Quinones of Las Cruces and junior infielder Colton Sims of Reno, Nev. — were chosen to the...


Credit score can hurt in job hunt

David Hemley said if employers are using a candidate's credit score as an initial screening tool for hiring, they probably shouldn't because it's not indicative of that person's job performance. Hemley, a professor of economics at...

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Officers conducting warrant roundup

Dozens of state law enforcement officers began an effort Tuesday to search for more than 100 fugitives who have failed to appear on felony cases over the last decade, according to a release from the Ninth Judicial District. Each... Full story


ENMU's Jones 16th in 800 preliminaries

PUEBLO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Alesha Jones finished 16th out of 22 runners in Friday's preliminaries of the NCAA Division II national outdoor track women's 800 run, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo....


ENMU's Briska 14th in prelims

PUEBLO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Kaspars Briska finished 14th overall in Thursday's preliminaries of the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the NCAA Division II national outdoor track meet, hosted by Colorado...

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Four apply for district judge position

Three Clovis lawyers and an attorney in Portales have applied to become the next district judge for Curry and Roosevelt counties. One of the four will be picked by Gov. Susana Martinez to succeed 9th Judicial District Chief Judge...


Full speed ahead: Sunland hopes to have products on shelves soon

Sunland Inc. Vice President Katalin Coburn said she's excited that Sunland is one step closer to getting its products back on the shelves as peanut butter production resumed Monday. Sunland is bouncing back from a salmonella... Full story


Fishing report - May 22

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ,... Full story


Three Greyhounds receive Daktronics team slots

Three Eastern New Mexico University baseball players, the most in program history, were named to the Daktronics All-South Central teams Thursday. Senior Peter Creamer was named to the first team as a designated hitter, while...


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... Full story


Portales girls second at district, boys third

As a Portales High freshman in 2009, Sutton injured her back playing volleyball, something she said had been coming on for a while. "Doing sports all my life, it probably just... Full story


Clovis dominates at district track meet

Clovis High sophomore Kane Bender needed a new pole after breaking his during pole vault practice earlier this week. Suffice it to say, the new one — actually an old one found by...


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... Full story


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...

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New ENMU College of Business dean named

Janet Buzzard has been named the new dean for the College of Business at Eastern New Mexico University, according to an ENMU press release. Buzzard earned her bachelor's degree of science from Missouri Southern State College, her...


Zias add trio of locals

The Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team has added three former small-school state champions with local roots to play for the 2013-14 squad. The signings bring aboard junior college transfer Tori Tucker, who led...


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