Change: Like it or not, it’s a matter of attitude

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist It finally happened. Last Friday at 1:47 p.m. Something I’ve been dreading for ten years or so. I finally hit the optometric wall. Bifocals. Every time I’d see the guy, once every year or two or whenever his nurse would strong-arm me into coming in for an actual appointment […]

State should focus on ‘important’ issues

By Ned Cantwell New Mexico is revving up her legislative engine once again, our esteemed reps and senators ready to work their particular brand of magic. Other than political junkies like me, no one is going to pay much attention. You know why? You guys induce yawns. Oh, you have your frivolous moments, like when […]

Apartment life is more than location

By Grant McGee I moved out of my groovy disc jockey pad last week. The pad was a one-bedroom apartment smack dab in downtown Clovis. Some of my compadres wondered at my choice of living quarters because of its location. “Look,” I said, “there’s new carpet, a new hot water heater, new refrigerator, it’s been […]

There’s always a critic in every crowd

Ned Cantwell, State Columnist A reader asked recently whatever happened to my friend Barney from New Jersey. I told him Barney and I had a falling out of sorts. Barney is this couch-potato guy who spends all his time reading newspapers and magazines. He finds out what he thinks is wrong with New Mexico and […]

Offering life advice a dangerous business

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist It amazes me how brilliant I am about so many things and why folks don’t more often seek my counsel. My wife Marilyn used to say, “Maybe you should stop trying to solve world problems and straighten out your own life.” I miss her wit. But to show what I […]

Kansas City signs former Hounds hurler

By Dave Wagner Gabe DeHoyos was a mainstay in the starting rotation during his days at Eastern New Mexico University. In his third season of professional baseball, the 6-foot, 220-pound right-hander has made a successful transition to closer. The Kansas City Royals signed the Artesia native to a contract on July 16 and sent him […]

Clovis native headed to Comedy Central station

By Helena Rodriguez A former Clovis man is laughing his way to success, all the way up to Comedy Central TV network’s “Premium Blend” show. Jason Holman, a former Clovis Community College student and graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, is slated to take his 12-minute standup comedy act in front of the Comedy Central […]

Coleman, Guy R.

Guy R. Coleman Services: Have been held. Mr. Guy R. Coleman, 56, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, to Thyra Lee and A.J. “Jack” Coleman. He spent his early childhood in San Antonio, Texas. He then moved […]

Beauty and the Beast Are Engaged!

By Curtis K. Shelburne Well, now it’s official. The Hulk is engaged! Our second son, Jeffrey, the one who when he was a little guy we we always thought would stay a little guy — it turns out we didn’t have any little guys — the one who somewhere in his growing up years mutated […]

Daily naps can be helpful, refreshing

So are you one of those folks who take a nap or one of those folks who don’t? I’m a nap taker, and proud of it. I wake up from a mid-day siesta and I’m refreshed, ready for round two of … whatever. It was my father who introduced me to daily napping. He probably […]