School delays Tuesday

Tucumcari and San Jon schools will have a two hour delay Tuesday due to the weather.

EPAC a family affair

EPAC. The two-syllable, phonetically-spelled four-letter word that's not really a word is known across southeastern New Mexico as the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball tournament. But a joke could be made that a secondary spelling could be, "Everybody's Practically A Cousin," as quite a few family trees could be compiled just through the years of […]

EPAC scoreboard

Friday BOYS Winners semifinals Game 13: Texico 70, Dora 55 Logan vs. Fort Sumner, 8:30 p.m. Guarantee games Tatum 45, Melrose 43 Floyd 68, Clovis Christian 40 GIRLS Winners semifinals Tatum 59, Floyd 34 Texico 31, Fort Sumner 27 Guarantee games Eunice 61, Clovis Christian 23 Grady 48, San Jon 30

Second of three lawsuits against Ute water project dropped

The attorney representing the South Shore Home Owners Association dropped a second lawsuit filed against the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. Thomas Hnasko of Albuquerque dropped the suit on Thursday; it was scheduled to be heard Thursday in the 1st Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Hnasko said the association argued that the authority […]

Legislators want local control of capital outlay funds

A million-dollar (or more) question that is likely to face Curry and Roosevelt county lawmakers in the New Mexico Legislature's next session, which begins Tuesday, is how state capital outlay funds are divvied up among legislators and Gov. Susana Martinez. Near the end of the 2012 legislative session, Martinez penciled out $22.9 million of the […]

EPAC scoreboard

Thursday at Melrose Consolation quarterfinals BOYS Eunice 68, Melrose 62 San Jon 58, Floyd 44 Elida 38, Tatum 31 Grady 64, Clovis Christian 23 GIRLS Logan 72, Eunice 43 Elida 46, Grady 45 Dora 71, Clovis Christian 20 Melrose 53, San Jon 32

Boys favorites dominate second day of EPAC

MELROSE — As far as boys action was concerned Wednesday in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament, chalk was the talk, and the high seeds spoke loudly. All four top seeds advanced, winning by an average of more than 33 points, in the quarterfinal round of the boys tournament at Melrose High School. CMI staff […]

Meetings watch: EPCOG (Jan. 9)

Here's a report on Wednesday's Eastern Plains Council of Governments Executive Committee: Members reviewed and made adjustments to their November 2012 financial reports. Executive Director Sandy Chancey reported on behalf of the Local Growth Management Committee. The LGMC will be hosting a job fair Feb. 26 at the Clovis Civic Center. They sent out 120 […]

Former senator Mesalands government relations specialist

Former State Sen. Clinton D. Harden was introduced Tuesday as Mesalands Community College's new government relations specialist. Aaron Kennedy, vice president of student affairs, introduced Harden to the Board of Trustees Tuesday during their regular board meeting. Harden served 10 years as the District 7 sate senator, representing parts of Curry, San Miguel, Taos and […]

Letter to the editor: Gun control matter of safety

Your Dec. 19 editorial — "Gun control not answer to tragedy" — gives one view of a serious problem facing our country. There are a lot of facts from various research projects and prestigious academic facilities that show that more guns equals more violence. No one has advocated eliminating the Second Amendment. But there should […]