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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...


Governor pays visit to cheese plant

Gov. Susana Martinez got a slice of local economics Friday during a brief visit to the Southwest Cheese plant in southern Curry County. The first-term governor did not arrive in... Full story


Relays taken by Storm

As idioms go, something taken by storm was won quickly and convincingly. In Friday's Wildcat Relays at Leon Williams Stadium, taken by the Storm meant pretty much the same thing....


Defense dominates at Green-Silver tilt

BLACKWATER DRAW — You can practice the option, the home-run throw up the middle or the quick-out to the sideline all spring. But strap on all the gear, and it usually comes down...


Odds with Cats in state opener

If the Clovis Wildcats are heading into their first-round game with confidence, they've got plenty of reason to do so. Clovis is the fourth seed, and the top four seeds are 27-1 in the first round since the state went to a 16-team...


ENMU adds 33 recruits

It was a light day for local prep athletes on National Signing Day, but it was a pretty big one for Eastern New Mexico University football. The Greyhounds added 33 athletes on Wednesday, the first day prospects could sign a... Full story


Hounds hold off hard-luck ACU

Things have changed in a matter of weeks for Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference. They've gone the other way in a matter of possessions for the Abilene...


MLK plaque recovered in 'pieces' at recycling facility

Less than two weeks after Clovis residents celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, a plaque located in a city park was stolen and found destroyed Friday morning. Clovis Police C... Full story


Clovis runs past Hope Christian

If his 9-for-9 night at the free throw line or his third-quarter dunk were any indication, senior Drew Cole found his Friday night a lot easier when there wasn't a defender between...


Rams fall to Moriarty; Lady Rams cruise

The Portales Rams are still learning there aren't mulligans on the basketball court, while Moriarty started tough and finished tougher. Luke Thomas scored 17 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer and a pair of layups in the four...


EPAC a family affair

EPAC. The two-syllable, phonetically-spelled four-letter word that's not really a word is known across southeastern New Mexico as the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball t...


Fullerton selected CHS athletic director

When Dale Fullerton first assumed the Clovis High athletic director's position in 2003, he did so as a former teacher, principal and assistant coach. Now he's a former...


Lady Rams dominate Hatch Valley

With the kind of start the Portales High girls got off to Friday night, they could have been competitive with pretty much any team in the state. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroPHS...


Eastern New Mexico may get rain, snowfall tonight

Eastern New Mexico should be set for a slight rain on Wednesday, joined by snowfall later in the evening. Jennifer Palucki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said a storm coming through the area is...


Midwestern State routs Hounds

It was a game of runs, and one where Eastern New Mexico University's men were run off their own court. Midwestern State opened the game with a 9-0 blitz, held off Greyhounds...


Cats pull away after half, beat Portales

After spending the first three weeks on the road in a season full of road trips, the Clovis Wildcats had a home opener that would make them tough to beat on any court in the state.... Full story


Utility authority solidifies plan for pipeline

After months of hearing concerns from Quay County officials about intake structures at the Ute Reservoir, the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority made its stance official on a matter repeatedly brought up by Tucumcari City...


Roswell overpowers Rams in season opener

The Roswell Coyotes are going to be quite a force in Class 4A when sophomore Alex Olesinski is on the floor. Turns out they're a pretty good team, and a good measuring stick for...


Idle time for the shredder

I took a few days off last week, and to quote "Office Space" protagonist Peter Gibbons, "I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything I thought it could be." OK, so it was a little bit more, as I discovered that giving me idle t... Full story


Elida completes trifecta

RIO RANCHO — Throughout Saturday's Class B state title match, Elida senior Shealton Veo-Chenault continually implored her teammates to "Make an impression." CMI photo: Kevin... Full story


Elida back in Class B title match, CCS falls short

RIO RANCHO — The only volleyball champion New Mexico's Class B has ever known is going for a threepeat Saturday morning. And the Elida Tigers will have some familiar company. CMI... Full story


Renewable energy, improved transmission discussed at meeting

The state's military base planning committee descended upon Clovis Wednesday afternoon, where members received an update on Cannon Air Force Base and heard about a push for renewable energy and better transmission lines. The...


Trump committed to wasting time

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump said he had a bombshell that had the potential to change the election. Cue the lights, and it was revealed Trump just wanted to offer a $5 million donation to the charity of President Obama's choice, i...


ENMU alumni share Hurricane Sandy experiences

Leslie Lyte and Tim Johanns are, at best, tangentially connected. They both attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, but not together — Johanns graduated in 1997, Lyte in 2005. They both experienced Superstorm Sandy on... Full story


Cats stun Sandia late 38-34

Kordell Tindle was getting ready to help tie the game on special teams. He ended up winning it behind center. CMI photo: Kevin WilsonClovis running back Kamal Cass, front, and...


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