ENMU veterans hold coat drive

'Tis the spirit of giving, and a group of student veterans at Eastern New Mexico University say service is what they know, so this time of year is no exception. As the temperatures drop, members of the ENMU Student Veterans Organization know that some aren't as fortunate to own warm clothes. So they decided to […]

Officials say Torres attacked in jail

Hours after he was transported to the Curry County jail Thursday, former international fugitive and accused killer Noe Torres was attacked by the uncle of the child he is charged with helping slay. Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed jail staff placed Torres in a holding cell near one occupied by Richard Silva, the uncle of 10-year-old […]

Prosecutor seeks adult sentence for teen in Quay County homicides

Prosecutors say they plan to pursue an adult sentence against a Tucumcari teen accused of killing his mother and stepsister. A 9 a.m. Dec. 7 preliminary hearing has been set for Tony Day, 14, charged in the deaths Monday of his mother, Sue Day, 67, and stepsister, 49-year-old Sherry Folts, at their home west of […]

Toys, toys and more toys

Gerri Ramsey delivered a load of toys to the Lighthouse Mission on Thursday that might make Santa Claus jealous. Included in the more than 700 toys she won in a company drawing were basketballs, stuffed animals and toy trucks, which will be given to children in need on Dec. 15 at the Lighthouse Mission children's […]

Ranking paints distorted picture of NMSU crime

We never give a second thought to the notion that the New Mexico State University campus may not be safe. And so, when The Business Insider website recently ran a story claiming NMSU was the second-most dangerous college campus in America, it simply didn't ring true with the students, faculty and community members who know […]

Empty stocking fund – Family L

Today's focus: Family L Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstances: This family needs help this year because the husband has been out of work due to an injury, and the mother currently is on maternity leave. Clothing needs: Boys size 10, shoe size 3; boys size 3, shoe size 4; boys size 6 months. […]

Two enter guilty pleas in child sex case

Men from Clovis and Texico are headed to prison after convictions of child sex charges in plea agreements announced Thursday by 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Kevin Baasch, 39, of Texico, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday by District Judge Donna Mowrer. Baasch pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree felony criminal […]

Police blotter - Nov. 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:07 a.m.: Caller reported a domestic dispute in progress, 900 block of Pecos Street. 2:21 a.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 900 block of Connelly Street. 3:32 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired, 400 block of North Davis Street. 6:15 a.m.: Caller reported a […]

Correction: Twelfth Night admission $7

Admission is $7 for the Clovis Community College student production of "Twelfth Night," which begins at 7 Thursday night. The play runs through Saturday at the CCC Town Hall.

Hounds win LSC opener

PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team can make it through one more game, the Greyhounds should get some much-needed rest. Playing for the sixth time in nine days on Wednesday, including an exhibition last week, the Hounds put all five starters in double figures and held off Angelo State 76-67 […]

Graduate sends ENMU box of toilet paper

PORTALES — A graduate with a guilty conscience has sent Eastern New Mexico University in Portales a box of toilet paper to repay the university for toilet paper he took from a dormitory as a prank he says he played as "a young, immature college student." The box, postmarked Tuesday, from zip code 88203 in […]

Sunland seeks clarification

Sunland Inc. believes it took the necessary steps to reopen its peanut processing plant. The Food and Drug Administration disagrees. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Sunland Inc.'s store is bare of products as they battle with the FDA to reopen.Sunland's spokeswoman is asking the Food and Drug Administration for clarification on the steps they need […]

Education feature: On the fast track

Alexis O'Leary said taking dual credit college courses at Clovis Community College gives her a sense of independence and makes her feel grown up. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High School senior Alexis O'Leary, front, observes a classmate present his argumentative stance on his evaluation of the themes and choices of an author Wednesday […]

Angelo State staves off Zias

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University's women found some offense for the first time this season Wednesday night, but they didn't have the size to deal with Angelo State's Lauren Holt. The 6-foot-3 junior put together a huge night with 23 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and three blocks and the Rambelles staved off the […]

Letter to the editor: Making wealthy pay more unfair

Regarding Anne M. Coverston's Nov. 16 letter to the editor ("President should be shown respect"). I respect much of what she said. But most Americans do not solve problems like Coverston and the president. He wants succesful people to pay higher taxes to provide for those less fortunate. It's unfair to require the wealthy to […]

FCC media monopoly rules in place for good reason

The Federal Communications Commission appears intent on weakening media-ownership rules and compounding the mistake by ignoring its own troubling findings. The commission's first-ever review, released Nov. 14, found the ownership of broadcast radio and television stations by women and minorities to be at single-digit percentages. The FCC wants to aggravate this extraordinary lack of diversity […]

Empty stocking fund: Family H

Today's focus: Family H Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: This family needs help this year because there have been two deaths in the immediate family which the family has had to help bury. This has taken money out of the family budget. Clothing needs: Girls size 10, shoe size 1; boys size 16, […]

Police blotter – Nov. 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Tuesday 12:12 a.m.: Caller requested a situation check, 100 block of Ruth Street. 12:15 a.m.: Call in reference to a drunk person, 700 block of North Main Street. 12:25 a.m.: Call in reference to disturbing the peace, 500 block of Jones Street. 8:52 a.m.: […]

Education column: Schools open doors to parents after hours

Generally, around 3 p.m. school is out, and students head home; but, not always. More and more of our schools are opening doors to parents and community members outside normal school hours for learning-related activities. At the end of October, La Casita Elementary held its Fall Literacy Festival and, along with a variety of related […]

Foster mom had taken in dozens of children over the years

A 14-year-old boy is accused of killing both his adopted mom and sister in their Tucumcari home late Monday before another adopted son tackled him, possibly saving the lives of an infant and others who were in the home. The mother, Sue Day, 67, was a foster mom who has taken in between 80 and […]