Mason bids adios with concert

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Local musician Andy Mason, right, performs a Christmas song with Kayla Sturn at his Christmas concert at the Yam Theatre. Tonight he’ll be performing a farewell show at the Yam before he leaves Portales.

By Christina Calloway CMI staff writer ccalloway@pntonline.com   Andy Mason’s music has been heard by locals in eastern New Mexico over the past decade. From staples such as the Peanut Valley Festival and Cannon Appreciation Day to the local libraries and impromptu performances at the Yam Theatre, Mason has provided a sound that the community […]

CHS weekend basketball capsules — Jan. 31

BOYS Clovis (11-8) at Hope Christian (15-3) • When: 7 p.m. today in Albuquerque • On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9. •  Last time out: The Wildcats defeated Eldorado 62-61 last Saturday to pull a split in a back-to-back with the Eagles and La Cueva. The Huskies defeated Manzano on 70-46 Tuesday to extend […]

Hounds turn back South Dakota Mines

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior guard Rodney Blackmon drained a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession, and the long balls just kept coming for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night. Senior guard Rafael Love scored 21 points —17 in the second half — and Blackmon finished with 19, including a combined 8-for-13 from 3-point […]

Amos the churchmouse: the spaghetti dive

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer  keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.   boss there s a new form of high-class entertainment here in the church pew underworld these days – naw it s not […]

Bible says God will meet all your needs

Want to hear a true heartwarming story? A young couple wanted a swing set for their four little children. Each month they set aside a small amount of money to save for the swings. Yet, huge medical bills took most of their monthly income after the necessities were bought. The couple’s youngest child was born […]

California man convicted of voluntary manslaughter

Chip Fox

CNJ staff A California man accused in the 2012 stabbing death of his friend during a stop in Clovis was convicted Wednesday of voluntary manslaughter. Chip Fox, 37, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., was charged with second-degree murder. A Curry County District Court jury took about two hours to deliberate, returning with a conviction on […]

CHS boys, girls basketball capsules — Jan. 31

Boys Clovis (11-8) at Hope Christian (15-3) • When: 7 p.m. today in Albuquerque • On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9. • Last time out: The Wildcats defeated Eldorado 62-61 last Saturday to pull a split in a back-to-back with the Eagles and La Cueva. The Huskies defeated Manzano on 70-46 Tuesday to extend […]

Legislative roundup — Jan. 30

Days remaining in session: 21 Gazing at the sun: Inside the Roundhouse and out, eyes were trained Wednesday on the fiery orb around which life revolves. For Earth, that’s the sun; for New Mexico, it’s the zia sun symbol. While some lawmakers inside the Capitol decried widespread commercial use of the state symbol, outside the […]

A tumbleweed did that? Yes, it did

If 2013 was the Year of the Goathead, then 2014 is lining up to be the Year of the Tumbleweed. Our “brief and limited amounts of precipitation” (which the fascinating reference volume, “Weeds of the West,” says is ideal for tumbleweed procreation) produced a bumper crop. Every time the wind changes direction, new volunteers break loose […]

Streamlining good, but learn to share first

Gov. Susana Martinez has opened the floodgates to competition for precious water project money, asking lawmakers to approve $112 million in capital outlay money for water initiatives in the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins in July. Investing in water infrastructure is key to New Mexico’s future and the governor has been wise to target capital […]