Zia finished second in state Junior all-stars tournament

CARLSBAD — Clovis Zia wasn't able to muster much offense against Roswell Noon Optimist's top pitcher and fell 3-0 Thursday in the championship game of the State Minor League all-stars tournament. Roswell finished the eight-team tournament undefeated. Shortstop Joseph Garcia collected three hits and catcher Eli Cordova added a single for Zia, which finished the […]

Local officials: Scale-backs won’t have big impact on obtaining funds

SANTA FE — Local officials say scaled-back loans from the New Mexico Finance Authority would not have a big impact on obtaining funds for future infrastructure projects. The authority's governing board reviewed a proposal Thursday for limiting a loan program that finances projects such as sewers, roads and other infrastructure in communities. The authority can […]

Commissioners approve city budget

The Clovis City Commission worked through a Thursday evening agenda that included the 2012-13 budget for the city and a introduction of an ordinance for $9 million in bonds to go toward street repairs. All items presented to the commission passed unanimously, with the exception of a easement request that was tabled. Commissioners had little […]

Tucumcari residents charged with crimes related to sexual assault

Three Tucumcari residents are charged with crimes relating to the sexual assault of two children under age 13, said 10th Judicial Chief Deputy District Attorney Timothy Rose. Gutierrez Capen Bemis Robert Capen, 31, Richard "Andrew" Gutierrez, 40, and Brandy Bemis, 31, were arrested Wednesday, according to a press release from the district attorney's office. The […]

Portales police officer’s certification suspended

A Portales police officer's certification was suspended by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board Tuesday for having sexual relations in a police vehicle while on duty. The allegations against Officer Mikel Aguilar stem from his 10-year employment with the Roswell Police Department prior to joining the Portales department. Aguilar is the Portales department's school […]

Religion calendar – July 27

Beacon of Light Church Recovery Class — 7 p.m. Address: 1300 N. Thornton St. Information: 763-9510 Bread of Life Ministries at Matt 25 Saturday food and clothing distribution — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Address: 1200 N Thornton St. Information: 762-2843 Central Baptist Church Sunday worship — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school — 9:45 a.m. […]

Shelburne: Adam and Eve’s kids all harbor delusions of divinity

We are most certainly Adam's kids, are we not? It's part and parcel of the sinful human nature, this desire that we all have — even those of us who have bowed to the lordship of Christ — to want our own way more than we want our Creator's. Like Satan in John Milton's "Paradise […]

amos the churchmouse: the ballad of davy crickett

amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor's note: Amos, our churchmouse poet, decided last week to try out Willifred the white rat's experimental tiny time machine. So, on Tuesday, Willifred installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos' 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox. The first time Amos had tried the time machine, he had found […]

Religion column: Trusting God is as good as knowing future

Susie, my sister, looks for bargains on eBay, and she recently ordered cowbells. She surprised me with five cowbells she had ordered from eBay. With those bells, Charlie made us both wind chimes. When I saw the cowbells, the sight of them brought to mind those vacation days we spent on our aunt and uncle's […]

Police blotter – July 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:11 a.m.: Caller reported a male was outside drinking a stolen soda and told the caller he did not have money to pay for it when asked to, 700 block of West 21st Street. 2:57 a.m.: Caller advised she could hear what sounded […]

Zia reaches tournament finals

CARLSBAD — The Clovis Zia All-Stars plated eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to break open a close game and went on to beat host Carlsbad 11-3 on Wednesday night to reach the finals of the Junior Division state Little League tournament. Zia faces Roswell Noon Optimists at 7 p.m. today in the […]

Guardsmen recall deployment

Portales resident Carlos Sena and ENMU alumni Chris Holland, of the New Mexico Army National Guard, said overseas deployment changed their lives forever. Courtesy photo This is a picture of one third of the C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment with the Army National Guard during their deployment in Afghanistan earlier this year. Lt. […]

Inspector General office helps with conflict resolution

The 27th Special Operations Wing Inspector General Office performs many duties at Cannon Air Force Base, though they are perhaps most well known for is their conflict resolution program. "When someone comes in and makes a complaint, we do what's called an intake," said Maj. Mark Weger, 27 SOW/IG director of complaints. "This is where […]

Cooking up plans for future

Latasha Moon says her favorite food to make is a sopapilla cheesecake she swears by. The aspiring chef from Clovis is ready to pursue a culinary career and thanks to the Commissary at Cannon Air Force Base, she now has extra help moving toward that direction. Courtesy photo Aspiring chef Latasha Moon received a $1,500 […]

Loadmasters in flight

A reservist from Duke Field, Fla., Tech. Sgt. Brock Harrell, 5th Special Operations Squadron, trained as a loadmaster with instructor Tech. Sgt. Phillip Blackford, 551st Special Operations Squadron, July 17 at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brock Harrell, 5th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster, secures a […]

Cannon welcomes next command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base welcomed its new command chief June 22. Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson, 27 SOW command chief, succeeded Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso, who left Cannon in May to become the Combined Joint Special Operations Aviation Component command chief. "I left […]

Ask Coach Lawson: Bodybuilding breakdown

If muscle building is the goal with your bodybuilding program, you want to be able to train each body part with as much resistance as possible. This is best accomplished with basic exercises and high levels of intensity while maintaining strict form to avoid injuries. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force […]

Fishing report: July 27

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Airmen keep track of base equipment

Since the nation's inception more than 230 years ago, the image of a service member clad in camouflage and charging forward under a star-spangled flag of red, white and blue has fostered feelings of patriotism and instilled an indelible sense of security in the American people. USAF: Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece U.S. Air Force […]

Movie schedule: July 27

Friday 7 p.m. — Rock of Ages, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Rock of Ages, PG-13 7 p.m. — That's My Boy, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Rock of Ages, PG-13 7 p.m. — That's My Boy, R Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331