Relieving pain on upcoming show

Sheryl Borden
Creative Living

Information on wearing scarves, making under-the-bed storage bins, and relieving pain in three seconds will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Nix-Rice is a wardrobe consultant and author, and she’s going to show how to wear a scarf in multiple ways. Scarves are […]

Charges dropped, refiled due to error

Robert Hawkins

CMI staff Charges against a Portales man arrested earlier this week on 167 counts of sexual exploitation of children were dropped and filed again Friday after an identification mishap by an officer, according to the Portales chief of police. Robert Hawkins, 24, was incorrectly identified by officers as being 43, according to Portales Police Chief […]

Longtime legislator Anna Crook retiring

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor Longtime Republican state lawmaker Anna Crook of Clovis announced Saturday she is retiring and won’t seek re-election. At least two others informed of Crook’s decision — Randy Crowder and Wade Lopez — said they planned to file March 11 as Republican candidates in the June 3 primary election. […]

TexAnns post win over Zias

CNJ staff photo:Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Tori Tucker splits Tarleton State defenders Tranvanti Downes, left, and Ikpeaku Iwobi en route to the basket during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference women’s game at Greyhound Arena. Tucker scored a season-best 29 points, but the TexAnns turned back ENMU 89-64.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer PORTALES — When Tarleton State’s women are clicking on all cylinders, it’s pick your poison time. After watching 6-foot-1 senior center Kiara Wright go 13-for-13 from the floor and score 39 points in last month’s matchup at Stephenville, Texas, Eastern New Mexico University tried to take her out […]

CHS beats Lady Eagles, moves to 26-0


By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer Clovis High is ready for another Class 5A state title run after finishing the regular season unbeaten on Friday night at Rock Staubus Gym. CHS scored the final seven points of the first half and the first seven of the second, turning a three-point deficit into a double-figure […]

Hobbs overwhelms Cats late

Hobbs News-Sun photo: Jonathan Miller
Clovis guard Willie McCray goes up for a third-quarter layup as Hobbs' Devante Brown tries to make the late block on the play. McCray scored 20 points, but Hobbs took a 77-52 victory.

CNJ staff HOBBS — With 22 minutes down in Ralph Tasker Arena, the Clovis Wildcats appeared well on their way to making a statement that next Thursday would be no cakewalk for the Hobbs Eagles. But in the final 10 minutes, nothing went right for Clovis, and a 10-point lead ended up turning into a […]

Warriors cruise past Rams

CMI staff RUIDOSO — In a nutshell, the Portales Rams couldn’t throw it in the ocean on Friday night. Coming off a big win at Lovington on Tuesday night, the Rams managed only 21 points in the first three quarters and were handed a 60-45 District 4-3A boys loss by Ruidoso. The result leaves all […]

Work to begin Monday on Prince Street Overpass

CNJ staff Work will begin Monday on the Prince Street Overpass to fix issues that led to the bridge’s closure in December. The repair work, which will begin on the northbound lane, is expected to take a month, said Manon A. Arnett, public information officer for District Two of the New Mexico Department of Transportation. […]

In search of ponies: Despite dangers, birds keep on flying

Sharna Johnson

The small flock of birds dove in with purpose, headed on a collision course with the front end of a tractor-trailer, paused at a traffic light. Just as it seemed they were about to crash, they began swooping and pecking at the grill of the truck — enjoying a feast from the smattered bugs it […]

Sluggish Lady Rams pull away for win

CMI staff RUIDOSO — In what is pretty much an extended home-and-home, Portales got the better as the road team. The Lady Rams recovered from a slow first half and used a 17-6 third quarter en route to a 52-31 win District 4-3A victory on Friday night at Ruidoso. Portales (20-4, 2-2 district) meets the […]

Friday area prep summaries — Feb. 21

BOYS District 4-2A Texico 48, Tucumcari 40 Texico (23-2, 5-1) — Justin Rucker 8, Gentry Doolittle 6, Brannon Karger 5, Kendall Naceanceno 11, Miguel Reyna 16, Mitchell Pinnell 2. Totals 19 7-20 48. Tucumcari (11-15, 0-6) — D’Ontee Sandoval 3, Mark Preciado 3, Cody Ryan 16, John Paul Garcia 13, Daniel Lopez 2, Medrick Henderson […]

The telephone is ringing, probably for me

Grant McGee

When the phone rings are you quick to answer it? The Lady of the House and I were kicking back in our recliners recently talking about this. “Remember how the telephone used to ring and you’d jump up and answer it?” I reminisced. “Excuse me?” said The Lady of the House. “Who used to run […]

Fingers crossed

By Eric Norwood Jr. CMI staff writer The New Mexico Legislative session ended on Thursday with lawmakers sending Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package. Curry and Roosevelt Counties combined for a total of $2.91 million in requests, with the most money requested for a single project being a new football stadium […]

Two injured in car crash

CNJ staff Two people were injured in a single car crash on N.M. 467 and County Road O on Friday, according to the Clovis Fire Department. One victim was taken to Plains Regional Medical Center and is in stable condition. The second victim was airlifted to University Hospital in Lubbock and is currently in critical […]

Curry County employees certified

CNJ staff Three Curry County employees have received certification as public officials, according to a release from the county. Clerk Rosalie Riley, Construction and Safety Officer Ben Roberts and Appraiser Sam Kelley were honored in a Jan. 23 ceremony in Santa Fe conducted by the New Mexico EDGE County College. The three were required to […]

CHS swimmers set 10 school records at state

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s swimmers advanced seven boys and six girls entries to today’s state championship (top eight) finals in Friday’s preliminary state competition at Albuquerque Academy, setting 10 school records in the process. The Wildcats also sent three boys and four girls entries to today’s consolation finals (ninth through 16th in the […]

ENMU basketball capsules — Feb. 22

MEN Tarleton State (21-1, 11-1 LSC) at ENMU (13-11, 6-6) • When: 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. • Last time out: Tarleton State beat West Texas A&M 81-68 at Stephenville, Texas, while the Greyhounds lost the same night at Texas A&M-Commerce 78-71. • Last meeting: The Texans got off to […]

Zias split pair of games in Rattler Invitational

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team reached the .500 mark briefly on Friday, then fell back when a late rally in the second game fell short. ENMU (6-7) scored five runs in the first, but needed an RBI groundout from Amanda Martinez to slip past Rogers State 6-5 in the […]

Man sentenced for meth trafficking


CNJ STAFF A Clovis man plead guilty Thursday and was sentenced on two counts of trafficking controlled substances, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Robert Charles Urioste, 51, will serve 13 years in prison and be placed on intensive supervised probation for five years upon release. According to the release, Urioste sold […]

Late lottery fix OK’d

By Robert Nott and Milan Simonich The New Mexican A last-minute fix to the declining lottery scholarship fund — which provides free tuition to all eligible students in New Mexico — provided plenty of drama on the last day of the legislative session. The plan calls for using alcohol excise tax money, as well as […]