Editorial: Bogus reports shows NMFA lacks control

Ten of the 11-member New Mexico Finance Authority board are appointed by the governor. Four are members of Gov. Susana Martinez' own cabinet. The Authority's CEO, Rick May, served in her cabinet until assuming his NMFA post nearly a year ago. So you might think the Martinez administration would have had its ducks in a […]

ENMU adds forward for 2012-13 season

Philip Henry, a 6-foot-8 forward from Marlton, N.J., has signed a letter of intent to play basketball this year at Eastern New Mexico University. Henry played at Highland (Kan.) Community College last season and helped the Scotties reach the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Danville, Ill. He averaged nine points and six rebounds. "Phillip […]

CHS names Kelley to assistant AD post

Heading into the fall semester without an athletic director, Clovis High School is hoping a longtime presence can help relieve some of the workload on administrative staff. Darren Kelley, an assistant football coach and the boys track coach at CHS, was named the assistant athletic director for the Class 5A school on Friday. Kelley, a […]

On the shelves: July 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple's Success" by Ken Segall reveals the design principle that helped Apple recover from near death in 1997 to become the most valuable company on Earth in 2011, and shows how companies that leverage this power can stand out from […]

Pressure cooking featured on show

Information on making a 90-minute quilt and cooking with pressure cookers will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Author, designer, and quilter, Meryl Ann Butler will show step-by-step instructions for making a 90-minute quilt which incorporates piecing and quilting done at the […]

Club notes: July 29

Altrusa The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met July 23 at noon at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and two guests present. Lori Bohm led the opening ceremonies. Gaynelle Thomas drew for the Queen of Hearts. The minutes were approved and correspondence was read. […]

Weddings: July 29

Villalobos-Olivarez Margie Villalobos of Portales and Jose L. Olivarez of Mathis, Texas, were joined in marriage June 30 at the old headquarters castle in Corpus Christi State Park in a simple private outdoors ceremony with their children as part of their wedding party. Friends and family joined them to share on this special day. A […]

Engagements: July 29

Miller-Boone Michael and Julie Miller of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Miller of Abilene, to Patrick Henry "Cinco" Boone V of Abilene, son of Pat and Cindy Boone of Elida. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Elida Square. The reception will be […]

Honors: July 29

Denton St. John's College of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the graduation of James Ryan Denton of Clovis on Aug. 3. He is to receive a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Senior calendars: July 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise;1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. loteria (Spanish bingo) and refreshments. Friday: ; […]

Take advantage of local treasures

"While the landscape around Santa Rosa is more semi-arid ranch country than desert, it's true! Santa Rosa is a scuba diving mecca. There's the famous Blue Hole, a geological phenomenon. The natural, bell-shaped pool is 80 feet deep and has astonishing clarity and a constant water temperature of 64 degrees. There's even a training platform […]

Reunions get better with time

It's been 35 years since the Portales High School class of 1977 graduated but after a quick reunion in Ruidoso this past weekend it's clear the personalities are the same. I never would have guessed my class would have held four reunions by our 35th year but we wound up having a 10th, 20th, 30th […]

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 Garcia Rex Maddaford, the course pro at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course, works on paperwork for the annual Vic Breen Memorial tournament. Maddaford, a member of New Zealand's 1968 Olympic team said […]

County declines open records request

Curry County officials are refusing to disclose an administrative review of a June 27 assault at the jail, saying its contents fall under attorney-client privilege. County Attorney Stephen Doerr made the determination Friday in denying a Clovis News Journal request to inspect the review prepared by Adult Detention Center Capt. Keith Farkas. Doerr said it […]

Former Cannon sergeant receives federal indictment

Christopher Garcia, 33, of Clovis was indicted by a federal grand jury in Albuquerque Friday on multiple counts of receiving child pornography and possession of child pornography. Garcia, a former Cannon Air Force Base sergeant, faces up to 20 years in prison on each count if convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney in Albuquerque. He […]

Muleshoe man sentenced in officer shooting

A Muleshoe man was sentenced to 37 years in prison on July 18 for shooting a Muleshoe police officer, according to the Bailey County district clerk's office. According to the district clerk's office: Juan Mendoza Quezada, 44, pled guilty to shooting Muleshoe Police Sgt. Steve Bartley in February. Quezada waved his right to a jury […]

Shooting suspect to be arraigned

An Artesia man appeared before a Bailey County grand jury Monday on charges connected to the shooting death of his estranged wife, according to the Bailey County district clerk's office. Daniel A. Cardon, 49, is accused of forcing his way into the home of family members of Lucila Perez on June 4 and shooting her […]

McGee: Lost without driver’s license

Have you ever lost your driver's license? I lost mine last week. I wouldn't have noticed it, except I dropped my wallet the other day at a yard sale. There it lay, wide open on the ground and something was missing. "My driver's license is gone!" I exclaimed to The Lady of the House. "MY […]

In search of ponies: Your dog could be reflection of you

Oh yeah, your dog is watching you. Not only is he or she watching, your pooch is learning and changing its behavior based on you and your responses. It has long been said that pets resemble their owners, and it's a common dynamic to see people treat their dogs as if they were their children […]

Defense cuts could hit civilian workforce

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of civilian employees in the Defense Department could receive warnings about potential layoffs four days before the November election if impending spending cuts aren't averted, hitting presidential battleground states such as Virginia and Florida hard. The alerts would come in addition to any that major defense contractors might send out […]