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State police search home of missing Tucumcari woman

New Mexico State Police were searching the residence of a missing Tucumcari woman on Thursday night but declined to discuss why or whether they found any evidence. Officials were inside the residence...

 

Foul play suspected in woman's disappearance

New Mexico State Police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of Kimberly Draman, 53, of Tucumcari, missing since Sept. 13. Lt. Matt Broom declined to discuss details Tuesday regarding the... Full story

 

Sunland issues recall

Sunland, Inc. has issued a recall for more than six dozen types of peanut butter and almond butter over concerns of linkage to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries. The Food and Drug... Full story

 

Prayer decision has Portales officials concerned about other areas

The controversial exclusion of coach-led prayer in Portales city league sports has sparked questions about prayer at other public and government-funded venues. According to league sorts Director Mike...

 

EPCOG finishes long-delayed audits

CLOVIS — The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Monday morning and approved the final round of overdue audits. With a few differences in details, the audit reports of the 2009, 2010 and 2011...

 

Eligibility issues hound ENMU

Eastern New Mexico University's president said Tuesday he expects the college's eligibility issues to be cleared up by mid-November. He also expects some form of punishment from the NCAA because athle... Full story

 

Braille Bibles help visually impaired receive word

A visually-impaired individual in Africa and India will soon be able to study a Bible made at a church located only a stone's throw from U.S. 84 in Lariat. Braille Bible production has been going on...

 

Music festival hits silver mark

The Clovis Music Festival turns 25 on Thursday, and according to Randy Petty, its almost quarter century of existence offers proof of the city's significant influence on rock 'n' roll. The Clovis Musi... Full story

 

Clovis coach gets record 311th win

CLOVIS — As junior Steven Beckum plunged into the end zone, the cannon exploded for one final time Friday night in the south end zone of Leon Williams Stadium, and the only head coach Clovis has... Full story

 

Peanut producer honored

Sunland Peanuts Inc. of Portales was recognized as one of the top 100 privately-owned businesses in New Mexico last week at a luncheon in Albuquerque. The New Mexico Private 100 luncheon held... Full story

 

Coyote patrol helps dairies avoid losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services division has saved dairy operations and others in Curry and Roosevelt counties an estimated $2 million through a program that captures and kills... Full story

 

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Hail up to 1/2 inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 55 mph are expected with this storm... Full story

 

Friend: Nancy Taylor's death personal, communal

Eastern New Mexico lost a "loyal friend" with a "passion to feed the hungry," when Nancy Taylor died on Thursday, friends said. Nancy Taylor Taylor,... Full story

 

Tucumcari man recalls running in Olympics

There's always something for Tucumcari's Rex Maddaford to remember when a running of the summer Olympics comes to his television. CMI photo: Thomas... Full story

 

Power company confident it will meet demands

An Xcel Energy spokesman says the utility company is confident it will be able to meet power demands today one day after asking customers to conserve energy. Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said the...

 

Food bank director hospitalized

Nancy Taylor Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Nancy Taylor has been hospitalized in critical condition, food bank board President... Full story

 

Tucumcari residents charged with crimes related to sexual assault

Three Tucumcari residents are charged with crimes relating to the sexual assault of two children under age 13, said 10th Judicial Chief Deputy...

 

Officials raise concerns about proposal on grant changes

Count the Eastern Plains Council of Governments as one of numerous entities against a proposed change on Community Development Block Grant rules. Executive Director Sandy Chancey advised members of...

 

EPCOG audits repeat findings from 2005 report

Audit reports from 2006 through 2008 at the Eastern Plains Council of Government repeat findings from a 2005 report — poor accounting practices that either contributed to misuse of...

 

Veterans counseled on workforce

Joshua Baca, an adviser for the Veterans Business Outreach Center of Albuquerque, sat at a table with First Sgt. Robert Scales of the New Mexico Army... Full story

 

Curry, Roosevelt keeping fire restrictions in place

Roosevelt and Curry counties will keep fire restrictions in place for now even though the New Mexico State Forestry Division will lift statewide fire restrictions 8 a.m. today. The state ban being lif... Full story

 

Illinois fugitives arrested in New Mexico

Two men accused of murder in Illinois and being pursued by the U.S. Marshals were arrested Saturday morning at a Loves Truck stop in Tucumcari, according to federal officials. James E. Johnson, 22, an... Full story

 

Report: Missing girl considered running away

A 16-year-old Clovis girl, missing since June 7, had thoughts of running away prior to her disappearance, according to a supplemental police report... Full story

 

Bareback riders just different

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wyatt Harper of Bosque Farms hangs on during the bareback event of the New Mexico High School Rodeo Association State... Full story

 

Clovis biodiesel plant plans to sell fuel locally

CLOVIS — A biodiesel producer at the Clovis Industrial Park is setting up to sell its product locally. Renewable Energy Group is prepping a wholesale terminal at the plant, with product available...

 

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