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Articles from the April 17, 2013 edition

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Feds deny reports of Boston suspect is arrested

BOSTON — Federal officials denied a suspect was under arrest Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody. The FBI and...

 

Walks hurt Zias in routs at West Texas

CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team set a new record for walks issued Wednesday night, and took all of one game to match it. Host West Texas A&M, ranked fifth in NCAA Division II, took complete advantage of 26 total walk...

 

ENMU working under NCAA deadline

Eastern New Mexico University has a deadline of May 1 to file a report with the NCAA over academic irregularities in its athletic department for the 2012-13 school year. Another report, going back to the 2008-09 school year, is due by Aug. 1, ENMU...

 

Fishing report - April 19

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, as stream, lake...

 

Legislative Round-up - April 18

At the Regional Post Legislative Round-up, government officials discussed the 51st Legislative session with members of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments and the Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce. After officials gave short presentations they a...

 

Q&A - Animal control supervisor wants to make a difference

Walter Chambers has been working as an animal control supervisor for the Portales Police Department for nine years, since the age of 21. Born and raised in Portales, Chambers' first job was working for Eastern New Mexico University's housing...

 

Portales UNM student selected

Joshuah Schultz of Portales has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, according to a Congress-Bundestag press release. The fellowship gives young adults the opportunity to gain cultural,...

 

My Turn - Military willing to share hearts

My friend Haley is a Special Olympics veteran, participating over the years in a number of sports offered by the very active team in Clovis. Her mom, Stephanie, told me this story. "We went to Haley's Special Olympics track and field practice...

 

Events Calendar - April 18

Today James Elementary first grade music program — 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., James Elementary School. Information: 359-3675. Earth Day Crafts — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. For ages 13-18. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5...

 

Educators voice concerns at forum

With the onset of a new teacher and principal evaluation system, local educators jumped at the opportunity to voice their concerns to the state's Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera at an educator forum Wednesday at Portales High School. Parents...

 

County fire ban to end

Portales Fire Chief Gary Nuckols is asking Roosevelt County residents to exercise good judgment as the county's open fire ban is set to expire Friday. The Roosevelt County Commission voted against extending a fire danger resolution for another 45...

 

Track near Fort Sumner has another derailment

Under high winds, a train derailed Wednesday afternoon near Fort Sumner in the same location a BNSF train was knocked off the track almost four weeks before. CMI correspondent photo: Scot Stinnett...

 

Police Blotter - April 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Monday Caller requested: 12:46 p.m.: To speak to an officer regarding an upcoming hearing, 200 block of West Maple. 1:07 p.m.: An officer for warrant service in the county detention center, po...

 

Airmen volunteer at weekend festival

Brandon Hannel said Clovis reminds him of his hometown in Illinois and sees volunteering as a great way to connect with the community. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Aley Diggs, left, a Clovis kindergarten student, gets her face painted by Airman 1st...

 

Cannon volunteer hopes to work with animals

Lori Mccurdy begins her Saturday morning at the Hillcrest Park Zoo by feeding and interacting with large cats, donkeys and monkeys. CMI staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lori McCurdy visits a group of donkeys during her Saturday morning volunteer shift at...

 

Honorary commanders tour Cannon

The 27th Special Operations Wing opened its doors to seven honorary commanders for a behind the scenes look into the mission support capabilities April 10 at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal The 27th...

 

Operation Homecoming

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — U.S. Air Commandos returning from deployment were welcomed home by 27th Special Operations Wing leadership, family members and friends during Operation Homecoming April...

 

Cannon behind the scenes: Finesse of finance

Editor's note: This feature is the 21st in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Members with the 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron provide mission-essential financial...

 

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Proud protector

Editor's note: This feature is the 21st in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first...

 

Column: Service members share hands, hearts

My friend Haley is a Special Olympics veteran, participating over the years in a number of sports offered by the very active team in Clovis. Her mom, Stephanie, told me this story. "We went to Haley's Special Olympics track and field practice...

 

Early kindergarten registration beginning

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — School is about to end, but early registration for kindergarten is just beginning. Clovis Municipal Schools will hold early registration for kindergarten students today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portales Municipal Schools will...

 

Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

WASHINGTON — In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the FY12 President's Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force...

 

From victim to survivor

Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. This finding by the U.S. Department of Justice's 2006-2010 National Crime Victimization Survey further summed up that an average of 207,754 people become victims of rape and sexual...

 

Fishing report - April 19

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, as stream, lake...

 

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