Cottage needs repair

Portales historian Joe Blair is looking to focus attention on a caretaker’s cottage near Greyhound Stadium that’s in need of repair.

Team waits 24 years for 400th

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Taylor Scales’ David Essex safely slides into third during Saturday’s game against Pathway House in the Clovis Softball Association’s Oasis “Batting Out Child Abuse” slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Taylor Scales softball team played for eight seasons in the Clovis Softball […]

Recent rains benefit farmers’ market vendors

Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Local growers say the crops are looking good and they’re ready for the official opening of the Portales Farmers’ Market. The market will be open at a new time — 5 p.m. — Mondays and Thursdays through the end of October, said Margie Plummer, market manager. “We got a lot […]

Someplace to go

Looking for someplace to go this summer that’s

Local summer happenings

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File photo Smoke on the Water Fireworks display is held at Greene Acres Lake in celebration of Independence Day. Freedom New Mexico Looking for something to do this summer? Here is a list of some events happening in the eastern New Mexico area. Today • Pioneer Days — 8 p.m., PRCA Rodeo at Curry County […]

Demons in your mirror

The only Satan or demon you will ever see is the one looking back at you from your mirror.

Looking for a positive light in negative conditions

By Anita Doberman I can usually talk myself into seeing things in a more positive light when something doesn’t go my way. I don’t always succeed, but I put the effort in most areas of my life, except for one: my parents-in-law, and particularly my mother-in-law. I can face long trips with my five little […]

Clovis falls in 5A final

Josh Sanders converted a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to lift Hobbs to a 73-71 win over Clovis on Saturday night in the Class 5A boys state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque.

Elida beats defending champs

Wesley Gilmore scored 30 points as Elida beat defending state champion Gateway Christian 75-66 Wednesday night in a Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game at Rio Rancho High School.

What’s on

Looking for something good on TV? Staff writer Kevin Wilson offers a daily suggestion:

Path to Mexican soul always special

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The feds shut down one of our ports of entry with Mexico last week. The place is about six hours from Clovis, the one just south of Columbus in Luna County in southern New Mexico. They re-opened the crossing after a bit. It was all over a shootout across the […]

Looking for ponies?

Read any good blogs lately? Sharna Johnson tells animal tales: In search of ponies • • • Everybody has a snake story. Country-living columnist Glenda Price has two. Her stories are featured each Friday in the online Opinion section.

Looking back

Want to go back in time? Try this: Historically Accurate

Smirk be gone

Portales’ Wendel Sloan says he’s looking forward to watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 3: “Definitely, to see Tom Petty (halftime entertainment) and for the outside chance of seeing the secret smirk wiped off the Patriots’ faces.” • • • Want to participate in question-and-answer sessions with the editors? Email us We’ll provide the questions. […]

Report: County funds may be missing

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Court documents show Curry County may be missing $7,200 in funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. State police executed a search warrant at the county courthouse on Monday, County Manager Lance Pyle confirmed. The search warrant allowed police to examine documents, electronic data, information and correspondence related to […]

Mascot stunt to be reviewed

Staff and wire reports LUBBOCK — A Texas Tech committee is looking into a stunt by the school’s caped mascot, who apparently violated safety policy by riding a horse into the football stadium with the reins in his teeth and hands flung into the air like pistols. The Masked Rider Committee will meet Dec. 6 […]

Ride safety top priority

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Riders get spun around in the “Freak Out” amusement ride during the Curry County Fair By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sandra Martin watched, wide-eyed, as her wards from the New Visions group home were picked up 70 feet in the air, swung back and forth, and spun like a […]

Keep your eyes on God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist When I was a little lad, old enough to ride a bicycle but not nearly old enough to drive a car, somewhere in the pre-teen larva stage, my family and I (those of us who were still at home) spent some evenings doing what families now almost never do: […]

We should do what is right, even if no one is looking

Master Sgt. Terry Mateka Being an Airman in today’s military requires more than being just a technical expert in a profession: it involves living to and by a higher standard. It’s a standard that’s in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Whether an Airman Basic, a captain, […]