Volunteers sought for ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

Courtesy photo: United Way of Eastern New Mexico
Families with the Cannon Air Force Base Spouse’s Club build boxes for the “Stuff the Bus” campaign scheduled for Saturday.

By Josh Lucero Staff writer jlucero@cnjonline.com United Way of Eastern New Mexico is gearing up for its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign and needs volunteers in Clovis and Portales. Patricia Bazar, 2-1-1 coordinator for United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the campaign only has six volunteers signed up, with three in Portales and three […]

Police blotter — July 27

Clovis police, sheriff and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:06 a.m.: Driving under the influence, Hull and Seventh Street. • 12:40 a.m.: Possession of methamphetamines, 13th Street and Edwards. • 1:40 a.m.: Breathing problems, 1700 block of Curry Road 6. • 2:06 a.m.: Domestic, 9300 block of Connecticut Court. • 2:33 a.m.: Battery […]

What’s happening — July 27

Today Circle of Love Team Roping — 1 p.m., Curry County Events Center. Information: 575-935-7000. Monday Free Foreclosure Workshop — 6 p.m., New Mexico Legal Aid Office, 400 Pile St., suite 401. Information: 505-814-6669. Clovis-Carver Library Board meeting — 5:30 p.m., 701 N. Main St. Information: 575-769-7840. Wednesday Toddler Time — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Library. […]

Real climate strategy means clean coal

Jim Constantopoulos

If you believe that advances in clean coal technology can play a pivotal role in preventing the worst effects of climate change — and I do — then you’ll be interested to know that America is well-positioned to take the lead on multiple fronts. Rather than despairing about global warming and hoping for magical solutions […]

80 years, immortality and snake dancing

David Stevens

By David Stevens Editor Eight things you might not know about Eastern New Mexico University, which celebrates its 80th birthday this year. • Actor-musician Ronny Cox — the ill-fated dueling banjo player in “Deliverance” — may be Eastern’s most famous graduate. He finished up in 1963 with a double major in theater and speech correction. […]

Kick-off celebration

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Portales residents and the Eastern New Mexico University community were a loud bunch Friday partying in front of the school’s administration while wishing the university a happy 80th birthday. The summer celebration was filled with games, live music, food and community support for the school that opened its doors in 1934. […]

‘Pet parenting’ offers convenience, autonomy

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist One doesn’t have to be into pets to notice that everywhere you turn, pet paraphernalia dominates. From products to services to viral videos and social networking memes, the U.S., and for that matter, western culture as a whole, seems to have pets on the brain. If it were to be […]

Double-murder suspect to be tried as juvenile

By Steve Hansen shansen@qcsunonline.com Double-murder suspect Tony Day will be sentenced as a juvenile if he is found guilty of two counts of murder in the deaths of Sue Day, his adoptive mother, and Sherry Folts, Day’s daughter, Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell ruled on Friday. Mitchell’s decision followed two and a half days […]

Grandma was an interesting lady

“I don’t know if I ever told you but I have great-grandma’s Tarot cards.” It was my oldest daughter on the other end of the phone. We were having our weekly chat. By Grant McGee Local columnist Which great-grandma are you talking about?” I asked her. I immediately thought of my mother’s mother. I couldn’t […]

Duties returned to Curry County clerk

By Vanessa Kahin vkahin@cnjonline.com Four weeks after the county commission told County Manager Lance Pyle to help oversee the recording, indexing and personnel matters at the county clerk’s office, a decision has been made to leave this task to County Clerk Rosalie Riley and Chief Deputy Aleta Tittle. The decision was read by County Attorney […]