My Turn: Updating Lennon’s lyrics

If John Lennon could update “Imagine,” here are a few of my unlyrical suggestions: “Imagine respecting my beliefs, or non-beliefs, as much as you want me to respect yours.” “Imagine taking a leap of faith, with no critical thinking, to believe everything I told you about ancient, contradictory anecdotes—sans support from modern knowledge.” “Imagine not [...]

Military Update: Group hopes to ease GI Bill process

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Veterans and service members eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill already have an outstanding education benefit. But it soon could become even more valuable and easier to use. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday released details of the GI Bill reform package it approved two weeks ago. It includes [...]

Weekly update — Aug. 15

Investigators unable to ID victim Roosevelt County Sheriff’s investigators are still working to learn more about the victim of a Wednesday shooting in Dora. Sheriff Darren Hooker said investigators know the man’s name, however they are not making the information public because they haven’t been able to fully identify him. “We don’t know a whole [...]

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Police processing evidence in homicide Portales police say they’re still waiting on the state lab for forensic evidence to advance to homicide case of ENMU student Angel Vale. Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the state crime lab is analyzing and comparing .22 caliber shell casings and bullets to the rifle a 13-year-old Portales [...]

Weekly update — July 25

Mascots going to Dawg Days Eastern New Mexico University’s live mascots, Vic and Tory, spent the summer on campus and are scheduled to make their fall debut during Dawg Days, said Director of Publications Janice Morrow. The dogs have been coming to the Office of Communications with their roommate Dallas Ellsworth, who works there, and [...]

Clovis Builders update Cannon officials on housing plans

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

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City council to update improvement plan

Freedom New Mexico The Portales City Council will take public comments and also plans to vote on what to include in its Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. It’s part of the council’s agenda for a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday — a day earlier in the week than normal. The plan designates which improvements in roads, [...]

Military update: Money lacking for disabled retirees

By Tom Philpott Active duty and reserve component members are closer to landing a 3.4 percent basic pay raise next January, which would be the 11th consecutive annual increase set higher than private sector wage growth. But in approving a $550.4 billion fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill and $130 billion for wartime operations last week, [...]

County helps with grassfire

PNT staff Roosevelt County fire crews helped fight a grassfire 45 miles south of Elida on Thursday afternoon, said Portales Fire Chief John Bridges. The last available update, given before 5 p.m., was that 6,000 had burned, he said.