Candidates discuss issues at EPCOG forum

State office candidates took two hours Thursday morning at a political forum discussing issues affecting the state and country, with many finding common ground. A candidate forum hosted by the Eastern Plains Council of Government included five candidates in three state legislator races (CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson) The forum, sponsored by Eastern Plains Council […]

Governor, DA uninjured in plane mishap

SANTA FE — A private plane carrying Gov. Susana Martinez and Clovis-Portales District Attorney Matt Chandler landed without its landing gear down Wednesday in Santa Fe, but there were no injuries, officials said. The emergency landing took place about 10 p.m. at Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The governor was returning from a campaign event in […]

Candidate profile: Robert Lopez

Editor's note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of county commissioner for District 1. Candidates for the seat include incumbent Robert Lopez and Sue Dowell. Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The primary election is June 5. Absentee and early voting […]

Candidate profile: Sue Dowell

Editor's note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of county commissioner for District 1. Candidates for the seat include incumbent Robert Lopez and Sue Dowell. Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The primary election is June 5. Absentee and early voting […]

Candidate profile: Ernest F. Dominguez Jr.

Editor's note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of county commissioner for District 2. Candidates for the seat include Mike Cherry and Ernest Dominguez Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The primary election is June 5. Absentee and Early voting ends […]

Candidate profiles: Mike W. Cherry

Editor's note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of county commissioner for District 2. Candidates for the seat include Mike Cherry and Ernest Dominguez Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The primary election is June 5. Absentee and Early voting ends […]

Mesalands honors – May 23

President's citation At the end of each spring semester, the President's Citation is announced as official recognition of exceptional academic achievement. To be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better, successfully complete 30 or more credits in the fall and spring semesters, have no grade below a "C" in […]

Editorial: No danger evident, no reason to ban taxpayer from PRC

It was encouraging this week to see that most of New Mexico's Public Regulation Commission disagreed with its chairman, Pat Lyons of Clovis, who wanted to ban a man from attending and speaking to the group. Martin de la Garza often gives rambling, long-winded, accusatory testimony at PRC meetings. He was fired in 2009 for […]

Our page – May 23

Engagements Salois-Hennig Joseph and Eleanor Salois of Granbury, Texas. are proud to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amee' Jeanette Salois of Granbury, to Samuel James Hennig of Lubbock, Texas. The future groom is the son of Marvin and Ann Hennig of Tucumcari. The bride-elect is a May graduate of the University of Arkansas […]

College offering paleontology field classes

Mesalands Community College will be offering three field classes in paleontology this summer on June 11-15, June 25-29 and July 9-13. Officially listed by the College as GEOL 120 Paleontology Field Discovery (4 credit hours), the class provides a week-long experience of excavating fossils and processing them in the Mesalands Dinosaur Museum. Students in this […]