Party barn lived eventful life

By David Stevens Editor At 85, it’s sagging and full of holes, abandoned about a mile west of Cannon Air Force Base. The grounds around it are covered in weeds and spent shotgun shells. Pigeons are the only frequent visitors. But the old barn on the old Beasley farm still attracts attention. Thrill-seeking teenagers have […]

It’s a wonder you weren’t killed

By Baxter Black On the edge of common sense When you hear cowboys tellin’ stories, it’s common for a listener to say, “It’s a wonder you weren’t killed!” “Well, all I did was rope that sorry, no good, fightin’ bull with the crooked horn and tie him to a post in the corral, then throw another […]

Understanding deployment event offered to teachers

Staff report Cannon Air Force Base is offering local school teachers tips Monday and Tuesday aimed at providing insight on how to work with children whose parents are deployed. The 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled to host Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations (TUDO), an event designed to give educators increased comprehension of the effects deployments […]

Events calendar — Aug. 10

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. City Pool — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Portales City Pool. Information: 575-359-4805. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. Portales Municipal School Board of Education Meeting — 5 p.m., Portales High School Ram Athletic Center. Information: 356-7000. Lap Swim — 6 […]

Police blotter — Aug. 10

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 12:45 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1400 block of North Abilene Place. • 1:35 a.m.: Deputy requested, 1500 block of Simnacher. • 5:59 a.m.: Animal complaint, 900 block of South Boulder Avenue. • 6:30 a.m.: Remove subject, 100 block of Airport Road. • 7:04 a.m.: Welfare […]

Changes ahead for Clovis Albertsons

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com Hailed as “great business sense” by at least one company official, a change to the Clovis Albertsons is meant to lead to better operations. The change may imply new cash registers, touch screen check-outs and shelf tags; but Albertsons personnel will remain relatively intact. According to a press release […]

Nomadic military lifestyle beginning to take its toll

I recently talked with a captain I hadn’t seen for awhile. The last time I saw him, his skin was pasty white and his hair was too long; he now looked tan and had a fresh haircut. “You look … happy,” I said. He laughed. “Well, I just got off leave.” Military members get 30 […]

In search of ponies: Cat tracking sounds purrfect

They show up on doorsteps with tail feathers conspicuously hanging from clenched rows of sharp little teeth, their eyes pleading but proud. “A gift, for you” they seem to convey as they drop a broken bird on the doormat and swirl around your legs, purring with accomplishment. Some hide under bushes, darting away as you […]

Pages Past: Aug. 9

Aug. 9 1969: Former Clovis High School all-state football and baseball player Cecil Davis had been named athletic director and head football coach at San Marcos Baptist Academy in Texas. The 1950 CHS graduate played five seasons of minor league baseball before accepting the job in San Marcos. 1962: Cannon Air Force Base marked a […]

Show of appreciation

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By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Organizers of Cannon Appreciation Day in Clovis were thrilled to have a turnout Friday of about 3,000 people, and it helped a little that the weather was nice too. Clovis Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos said she appreciated the overcast sky that kept the crowds cool while celebrating Cannon Air […]

New strategy needed to secure favorite dish

By Grant McGee Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were dining at our favorite Asian food restaurant the other week. Getting my favorite dish, Thai barbecue chicken, had become a hit and miss affair. “We only make up a batch a week,” said the proprietor. “So when it’s gone it’s gone until […]

CCC president tabbed for state spot

Staff report Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley will extend her leadership to other community colleges across the state. According to a press release from CCC, Rowley has been named president of the New Mexico Independent Community Colleges. The organization consists of nine schools: Central New Mexico Community College, CCC, Luna Community College, Mesalands Community […]

Chamber seeks music fest sponsors

Staff report Time is running out to help the Clovis sound. In just a few days, officials with the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce hope to get 20 more sponsors to help support the Clovis Music Festival, set to take place Sept. 4-6 at the Curry County Events Center, 1900 Brady Ave. “Sponsorship is the […]

At your service

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Connie Moyers, Roosevelt County program director and home economist, chops vegetables in the McAlister Room before cooking them Thursday at the Farmers Market. Moyers has been working at county extension agency for 18 years.

Editor’s note: The “Meet the” series profiles the people behind groups, organizations and businesses in the community. By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Generations of Connie Moyers’ family have been involved in some way with the Roosevelt County Extension Agency. Before becoming the program director and home economist at Roosevelt County, Moyers was actively involved […]

Program with sole

By Christina Calloway Senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com One Portales detective is so committed to collecting money for new shoes, he’ll personally come to your door to pick up your donation. But before you think Charlie Smart is coaxing people for his own feet, he’s not; he just wants to help the community’s children. Smart is heading […]

Sorry for the confusion

By Pat Cantwell Religion columnist Forgive me? Sorry for any confusion in my last article. I was attempting to make three points about forgiveness. The first point was: Parents teach your children the Ten Commandments. Teach them what is right and wrong in God’s eyes, not the world’s. Teach them that God is love and […]

Events calendar — Aug. 8

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. Get Fit — 6 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 575-356-8598. Ambassador’s Movie Night — 6 p.m., Yam Theatre. The free movies shown will be Lego Movie. Information: 575-356-8541. Central Christian Church Movie Night — 7 […]

Hold your header up high

By Audra Brown Local columnist Just about the time it starts getting good and hot, it’s time to get to work. Now, farmers are plenty busy all year round, but they are especially overworked when it’s planting time or harvest time. This part of the world, June is one of those times. We know it’s […]

2009 court decision overturned

By Robin Fornoff Projects Editor rfornoff@cnjonline.com The state Supreme Court has overturned 9th Judicial District Chief Judge Drew Tatum’s decision in a 2009 case and ordered criminal sex charges against a Clovis man dismissed. The ruling, handed down Thursday, centers on Tatum’s decision to stop a jury trial that had started against Julian Gutierrez when […]

Police blotter — Aug. 8

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 1:42 a.m.: Open door/window, 1500 block of South Avenue K. • 2:23 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident without injuries, location unknown. • 2:58 a.m.: Welfare check, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 4:51 a.m.: Alarm activation, 400 block of South Roosevelt Road U. • […]