Creative Living – Show to feature fabric postcards

Information on making fabric postcards, using duck tape to make bangle bracelets, and putting a vegetarian spin on Carne Adovado will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Franki Kohler has written a book about fabric postcards and she will tell how they are keepsakes you can make and […]

On The Shelves – Jan. 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them by Larry Swedroe shows how to learn from other's mistakes, understand the wrong way and the right way to build your portfolio, and how to minimize tax effects, diversify your accounts, plan for your family's […]

Pro Bowl presents conflicting challenges

"The NFL hopes to decide the fate of the Pro Bowl by the time it releases next season's schedule in April. And the fate of the league's all-star game largely will depend on how much effort this year's participants put into the game." – Source: NFL.com The Pro Bowl, which will be brought to you […]

I’ll take my ice in a tea glass

As far as I'm concerned, there are only two times when ice is a good thing. When it's hot and you're making tea and when you need to get up a muddy road. That second instance came into play on a recent hunting trip I talked about. Driving and walking over a muddy road in […]

Our People – The tide is changing

Daniel Graham developed an interest in the keyboard at age 8. He received his first keyboard at age 9 as a Christmas present request. His band, "The Changing Tide," was formed about six months ago. Graham is one of six members in the band. The band's music belongs to the metal core genre, a broad […]

Cats let late lead slip away

Clovis High had control of the game, then saw it slip away late. Senior guard Cullen Neal scored 20 points and Eldorado ended regulation with a 9-0 run over the final three minutes before pulling out a 68-66 overtime decision on Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gym. Neal, one of four starters back from the […]

Filling the hole left by Dear Abby

In honor of the passing of Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby — whose late twin, Eppie Lederer, wrote the competing Ann Landers column — my cousins Chef Juandel, The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy, Bootlegger Sloan and I are starting "Dear Cuzins." It's a local advice column. Our first letter is from a High Plains peanut […]

Private funded PRC invites more problems

The League of Women Voters of New Mexico is proposing the state Public Regulation Commission get its funding off the industries it regulates. There may be precedent, but this is a bad idea given the PRC's history of conflicts of interest and propensity for shenanigans. The PRC is entrusted with striking a balance between utility […]

Victim advocates play vital role

Victim advocates often respond with law enforcement and medical providers to violent crime. As a first responder, a victim advocate's role is to tend to any and all emotional needs of the victim and provide any crisis intervention needed. Often, the presence of a victim advocate can soften a victim's hesitation to cooperate. As sexual […]

Letter to the editor: Reader to thief: Enjoy figurines while you can

Someone stole two figurines from my yard. Some things I'd like for the thief to know: The figure of a golfer was a gift from my daughter; the figure of St. Francis I purchased for myself. Neither of the two figurines were priceless, but they were mine, not yours. If you can look at these […]

Armed school staff being explored in Dora

One Roosevelt County school district is considering the possibility of arming staff members in their schools in light of last month's school shooting in Connecticut. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Portales High School students walk the hallways of their gun-free zone school Friday after the last bell of the day. Portales schools Superintendent Randy Fowler […]

Whatever happened to … Beverlee McClure

Editor's note: This is a periodic feature on prominent former area residents. Beverlee McClure Beverlee McClure made her mark on Clovis as president of Clovis Community College from 1998 to 2005. Then Gov. Bill Richardson whisked her away to become the secretary of the Higher Education Department. She stayed there two years before moving on […]

Fiscal cliff issues still loom

The fiscal cliff that had threatened the nation with possible recession became a speed bump at the last minute on New Year's Day, but the law that averted the cliff consisted mostly of date changes. Many of the same issues still confront Washington leaders and the public's collective bank accounts. In the wake of the […]

Bill tracker 2013

The New Mexico state Legislature started Jan. 15. As of Friday, 25 bills have been introduced by area legislators. The deadline for filing is Feb. 14. Legislation introduced by Curry and Roosevelt County legislators in the 2013 session, as of Jan. 25, includes the following: Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Texico) HB17: Licenses dental therapists to be […]

Road work this week

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County continues to patch potholes on roads throughout the county. Grading and renovation will start on Curry Road AI from Curry Road 12 and Curry Road 13 in Melrose this week. State and Federal Constructors Inc. has suspended all work on First and […]

What’s happening – Jan. 27

All times MST Today English Chamber Music Recital — 7 p.m., Music Building, Buchanan Hall at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Guest speaker Gerald Welker. Admission is free. Information: 562-2377. Monday Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting— 11 a.m., Rio Chama Restaurant/President's Room, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Information: 505-275-0022. Library […]

Lady Buffs hand Zias 70-43 setback

CANYON, Texas — Junior forward Devin Griffin scored 14 points and West Texas A&M pulled away in the second half for 70-43 Lone Star Conference women's basketball victory over Eastern New Mexico on Saturday. Chontiquah White and reserve Danielle Logan added 10 points each for the Lady Buffs (11-9, 7-4 LSC), who won for the […]

Ag department hosting public meetings

The Department of Agriculture will host two public meetings to provide program updates and the Hispanic and women farmers and rancher claims process will be discussed, according to a USDA press release. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 26. The Feb. 14 meeting will take place at the Historic […]

Police blotter – Jan. 27

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls: Thursday 7:16 a.m.: Caller in reference to fraud, 1500 block of Sycamore Street. 8:06 a.m.: Caller reported dispute, 100 block of Scottsdale Drive. 8:23 a.m.: Caller in reference to fraud, 1500 block of Cameo Street. 8:41 a.m.: Caller requested a welfare check, 3300 block of […]

Weekly update – Jan. 27

County declines probe inspection Curry County has declined to allow inspection of a private investigator's probe into allegations of a cover-up at the jail. The county paid $3,948.52 for the report, according to documents obtained by the Clovis News Journal through an Inspection of Public Records Act request. The report, however, is exempt from public […]