Upcoming graduations

2012 graduations, promotions and award ceremonies for area schools: Clovis Clovis Community College — Graduation: May 11, 6 p.m. and nurses pinning 11 a.m. at the Clovis Civic Center Clovis High School — Graduation: May 19, 10 a.m. Curry County Events Center. Choices Alternative School — Graduation: May 21, 6:30 p.m., The Rock, CHS Gym. […]

Police blotter – April 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Thursday 12:57 a.m., Caller reported door knock and run twice in a short period, 100 block of Circle Drive. 1:08 a.m., Caller reported two people playing guitars loudly outside, 2200 block of Jadyn Lane. 1:32 a.m., Caller reported aloud party in the area, 2200 […]

Road construction this week

Area road construction information for this week: City of Clovis Beginning Tuesday, Lujan Communications will begin fiber optic excavation at 21st and Norris streets, moving north on Norris Street over a 30-day period. K. Barnett and Sons is continuing construction on Llano Estacado Boulevard, east of Prince Street and south of Norris Street between Lowe's […]

Hounds end spring drills with intrasquad tilt

BLACKWATER DRAW — First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn says he already has a good feel for his squad heading into today's 2 p.m. Green and Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. The annual wrapup to spring drills gives the Greyhounds a chance to perform in game-type situations. "We're just going to get […]

Hounds fall to WT in opener

CANYON, Texas — Unbeaten Justin Kuks pitched eight solid innings and left fielder Justin Smith hit two of West Texas A&M's four home runs Friday night as the Buffaloes beat Eastern New Mexico University 8-1 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Kuks (9-0) stranded 10 ENMU baserunners and was helped […]

Cavegirls sweep Lady Cats

Carlsbad softball coach George Frederick gave Clovis High a bit of credit Friday night. CMI correspondent: Joshua LuceroClovis High shortstop Ashley Gallagher backhands a sharp grounder by Carlsbad's Lacy Granger before throwing home in an attempt to prevent a run from scoring during the first game of Friday's District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat […]

Isler signs ex-CHS standout Lieb

Another former Clovis Wildcat is joining J.D. Isler as McMurry University. CMI file photoLathan Lieb, a 2011 Clovis High grad, is joining former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler at McMurry University next season. Lieb led Clovis in scoring his senior season, and spent his freshman season at Otero Junior College in Colorado. Isler, who coached 10 […]

Lady Rams ready for postseason

RUIDOSO — Senior Vanessa Olivas hit her first career home run, a second-inning grand slam in the second game, and the Portales Lady Rams finished off the regular season with a 14-3, 19-3 District 4-3A softball sweep of Ruidoso on Friday. Senior Kelsey Laurenz worked two abbreviated complete games although her sister, sophomore catcher Simone […]

Cavemen whitewash Cats twice

CARLSBAD —Coming off two disheartening one-run losses at Hobbs on Tuesday night, Clovis High's baseball team couldn't generate much oomph on Friday. Carlsbad pitching allowed just t wo hits, including a first-game no-hitter by Caleb Prentiss, and rolled to 9-0, 10-0 District 4-5A victories over the Wildcats in the regular-season finale for both teams. Prentiss […]

Friday area prep baseball linescores – April 27

District 3-2A Texico 16, Santa Rosa 4 Santa Rosa 2 00 11 — 4 3 3 Texico (12)03 1x —16 9 1 Marcus Lopez, Ryan Lopez (1), Santiago Romero (1) and Romero, R. Lopez (1); John Myers, Jarron Hill (1) and Josh Treadway. W — Hill. L — M. Lopez. Top hitters — Texico: Hill […]

Relay for Life auction today

Team Roundup a Cure, an auction to raise money for the Clovis Relay for Life, will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Underground Arts Embassy at 321 E. First St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The event will include a fajita dinner, a DJ, door prizes, a silent […]

Into the wild

The weather is beginning to warm up, which means it's time for outdoor activities. CMI correspondent: Gilrobert Rennels Western Kingbirds are among the numerous species of birds found at the Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge, which is located 19 miles south of Muleshoe in southern Bailey County. Although it's not quite summer yet, more and more people […]

Myers drops out of GOP senate race

A heated state senate primary became a heated two-person race Friday. In a joint press conference at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Mark Myers dropped out of the state senate District 7 race and endorsed fellow Republican candidate Pat Woods. Both said the move was made out of concerns Gov. Susana Martinez has lined up resources […]

Clovis man stable after shooting

Clovis police are investigating a shooting Friday morning on Hull Street that hospitalized a Clovis man with a leg wound. At 4 p.m. Friday, David Garcia, 36, was in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to the press release. No arrests had been made at that time. According to the press release: Garcia […]

McGee: Growing a garden of weeds

I was riding my bicycle along one of our streets the other day and noticed some yellow flowers. I thought they brightened up the vacant lot. I saw yellow flowers; I knew many more folks would just see weeds. I ponder weeds a lot because at times in my life they've meant yard work. For […]

In search of ponies: Bunnies have hand in heating up Earth

Invariably, the issue of weird weather comes up these days, especially with record temperatures set on a regular basis and extreme phenomenon rising to the top of headlines fairly often. Global warming is the answer the experts almost always arrive at — melting ice caps at the hands of humans who didn't heed the warnings […]

Press release: Clovis man shot in leg on Hull Street

Clovis – April 27, 2012 – On Friday, April 27, 2012, at approximately 8:54 AM, the Clovis Police Department Dispatch Center received a 911 call with information someone was involved in a fight outside of 915 N. Hull Street in the backyard and the caller heard gun shots fired and yelling . At approximately 9:04 […]

Press release: State and federal support for Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System remains strong

On April 25, 2012 the NM State Water Trust Board acted to approve $3,788,834 in FY 2012 for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (ENMRWS). This state sponsored regional rural water project is also one of seven federally authorized rural water projects. "On behalf of the ENMWUA I would like to extend my deepest […]

Hot, dry weather contributes to moth invasion

Moths are flying into refrigerators, landing in coffee cups, dive-bombing sleeping victims and plastering vehicles with their gooey carcasses, according to Clovis residents. Courtesy photo: North Dakota State University extension service at www.ag.ndsu.edu Officials say miller moths are an annual event, but the sudden population explosion is unusual and related to a hot, dry, early […]

Ticket feature: Kite Karnival set for Saturday

Cannon Air Force Base is hoping for a windy Saturday, giving the eastern New Mexico skies a home for hundreds of kites. File photo Nashawn Hare, 9, works to detangle his kite's tail from its string during last year's Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park in Clovis. The Karnival, scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Saturday, […]