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 enorwood@pntonline.com 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 […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Feb. 21

BOYSClovis (12-13, 0-3 District 4-5A) at Hobbs (18-7, 2-1)• When: 7 p.m. today• On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9.• Last time out: The Wildcats lost to Carlsbad 64-61 on Tuesday at The Rock. The Eagles lost at Carlsbad 56-48 last Friday.• Last meeting: The Eagles defeated Clovis 67-53 at The Rock on Feb. 7.• […]

Thursday area prep summary — Feb. 20

GIRLS District 4-1A Grady 46, San Jon 26 San Jon (3-16, 0-2) — Brittany Bobbitt 5, Salena Caldera 2, Charlotte Young 11, Karigan Thurman 3, Riley Young 5. Totals 9 8-19 26. Grady (9-10, 1-1) — Kyleli Stowe 4, Sage Starbuck 4, Jasmine Gonzales 3, Hailey Edwartds 7, Avery Jones 6, Jordyn Stowe 20, Elissa […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Commissioner Robert Sandoval did not attend due to a family matter. All action items below passed on 7-0 votes. • The Commission presented a plaque to the Cannon Air Force Base in appreciation of their assistance in the tumbleweed removal […]

Key bills move in final hours


By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Sometime in the middle of the 30-day legislative session that ended Thursday, a Roundhouse regular summed up the 2014 New Mexico Legislature: “The Seinfeld Session.” A session about nothing. Indeed, up until the last week or so of the session, lawmakers seemed more intent on discussing a seemingly endless […]

Capital outlay requested for school bus, ag science equipment

CMI STAFF In the final few minutes of the New Mexico Legislative session, lawmakers sent Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package, just before adjournment — 12:01 p.m. for the House of Representatives, 12:11 p.m. for the Senate. The session was to end noon Thursday. Martinez has until March 12 to sign or […]

Legislature bills roundup

Passed Senate Bill 313, the $6.2 billion budget, is a compromise bill, rising from the ashes of the original House Bill 2, which stalled in the House. It includes $17.5 million in new money for the Public Education Department for merit pay for teachers and principals, teacher evaluations and other initiatives that Gov. Susana Martinez […]