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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...

 

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

 

Weather service predicting dust storm

The New Mexico Environment Department issued an alert to New Mexicans on Tuesday about the health risks associated with dust storms. The alert was issued in time for a dust storms forecasted across the state today. The weather...

 

Hobbs sweeps Wildcats

The Hobbs Eagles capped off a District 4-5A doubleheader sweep of the Clovis Wildcats on Friday night with Joseph Campos tossing a six-inning, 10-0 shutout. Clovis (9-13, 0-4 district) lost 7-4 in the first game. "The kid was...

 

YMCA abruptly closes local operations

A group of angry residents clad in gym attire stood outside the Clovis Family YMCA on Friday afternoon. They had come to the YMCA to work out, and they were informed that it would... Full story

 

Pentagon talks about closing bases

One Curry County commissioner is confident Cannon Air Force Base would be spared in a Department of Defense proposal that calls for another round of domestic base closures. "There's so much construction out there, and they just fin...

 

New focus given to canola

Winter canola uses less water than winter wheat, and crop scientists will be teaching interested farmers about the benefits and challenges of growing this crop. Courtesy photo: New...

 

"Just for Women" just a little different

Just for Women is being hosted by the Portales Women's Club, which celebrated its 110th birthday this year. Proceeds from the event will fund Eastern New Mexico University...

 

United lifetime recognized

A teary-eyed Hank Baskett Jr. received a standing ovation as he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way of Eastern New Mexico for his dedicated service to the... Full story

 

Taking heat

Irma Saiz, a detention officer in training, held her right hand up, next to her face. She dropped her hand to signify she was ready, and then a stream of pepper spray, which looked...

 

Suspect's competency at question

District Judge Drew Tatum will issue a decision that will have ramifications for the mentally retarded Marcos Maestas, who was arrested in connection with an April 2010 robbery of a bank in Melrose. Maestas' three accomplices who...

 

EPCOG changing focus; selling three properties

EPCOG is getting out of the housing business The Eastern Plains Council of Governments agreed to sell three properties, including office space on Main Street, during an executive committee meeting Wednesday morning. "We've changed... Full story

 

Portales moves on to Albuquerque with win over St. Michael's

Hannah Cissell's three 3-pointers in the second half carried third-seeded Portales to a 37-34 victory over 14th-seeded St. Michael's in the first round of the state girls Class 3A... Full story

 

Rams sweep Lovington for district tournament titles

Zach Campbell's field goal with 11 seconds left sealed Portales High's 61-58 win over Lovington on Saturday night in the District 4-3A boys tournament championship game at the Ram Activity Center. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua Lu...

 

Doggone fun

By the time the weekend is over, more than 200 dogs will have flashed their skills at the Clovis-Portales Kennel Club all-breed agility trials at the Curry County Events Center....

 

City approves prairie dog poison

Glenn Eagle did the math. He counted the number of prairie dog burrows on one acre at Ned Houk Park, multiplied it by the 3,200 acres in the city-owned park north of Clovis, and...

 

Since we've no place to go ...

While Monday's blizzard brought most of the area to a crawl, there were a few adventurous souls willing to brave the winter weather. We caught up with a few of them: Rick Thomas...

 

Rams squeak past Ruidoso again

Zach Blaeser and Daniel Sanchez converted back-to-back steals into layups with a little less than two minutes to give Portales the lead for good and the Rams held on for a 65-64... Full story

 

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