Q&A: Radio station employee talks race, cultural issues

Suzanne West

Editor’s note: Suzanne West has lived in Clovis 23 years and works in Portales as an administrative assistant for KENW-FM Public Radio Network. She and her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John West, have been married 43 years and have a son and daughter. We talked with her about race, discrimination, cultural issues […]

Pages Past — Feb. 28

On this date … 1974: Clovis and Portales postmasters were reminding area residents that postage rates were about to go up. First class mail would be 10 cents, airmail 13 cents and postcards 8 cents, starting March 2. 1970: Portales school board members voted unanimously to back the dismissal of journalism teacher Timothy Taylor. He’d […]

Clovis girls game rescheduled for Saturday

Friday’s girls’ district championship basketball game between Hobbs and Clovis has been postponed due to the snow. Clovis Athletic Director Dale Fullerton said the game is tentatively rescheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Rock Staubus gym, weather permitting.

Snow cancels classes

Heavy snow overnight has resulted in multiple closings and delays around the region for Friday. They include: • Clovis Municipal Schools are closed. • Clovis Community College classes are canceled and all campus facilities are closed. • Curry County government offices will open at 10 a.m. • The Ninth Judicial District Court is closed. • […]

Boot shop bankruptcy filed

By Robin Fornoff MANAGING EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com The owners of Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis have filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition listing assets of $560,000 and debts of $4.2 million. The petition was filed Feb. 20 at federal bankruptcy court in Albuquerque by Clovis attorney Wesley Pool on behalf of owners Coli and Jenna Hunt […]

Bream: ‘The Slide’ was God’s plan

By Rick White Correspondent Sid Bream has no doubt he would have slid into obscurity if not for his role in one of the most memorable plays in Major League Baseball history. He also has no doubt it was part of God’s plan when he chugged home from second base to score the winning run […]

Snow’s visit to stretch into Friday

Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com For the second straight day eastern New Mexico can expect to wake up to snow on their cars.The Portales area saw 1-2 inches of snowfall late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Forecasters were predicting another two and four inches by this  morning. “It’s certainly a change from what we were […]

Q&A: Hodges wants to be spark

Versia Hodges

Editor’s note: Versia Hodges II, 26, lives in Portales and is a graduate student in the Eastern New Mexico University Communication Department. He was also a member of the ENMU Greyhounds men’s basketball team and graduated in the fall of 2013 from Eastern with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast production. We talked with him about […]

Goodwin Lake Trails could get facelift from church group

By Aubry Buzek Staff writer abuzek@cnjonline.com The Goodwin Lake Trails park entrance could get a makeover in early June if the Clovis City Commission approves. The Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee on Monday unanimously approved the project proposed by Faith Christian Family Church. “Every year we plan on doing something in our community to give […]

Bookmobile coming through next week

Staff report The New Mexico State Library Bookmobile will be rolling through rural areas in Roosevelt and Curry Counties starting next week. The bookmobile features more than 4,000 books, DVDs, audio books and magazines for rural citizens to check out. Mary Kaminski, the public information officer for the New Mexico State Library, said the bookmobile […]

Police blotter/jail log — Feb. 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Clovis police, Curry County sheriff and area fire stations. Wednesday • 2:01 a.m.: Shots fired, 500 block Dawn Loop. • 4:22 a.m.: Shoplifting report, 1000 block Mitchell St. • 9:47 a.m.: Burglary report, 3900 block Mariah. • 12:08 p.m.: Assault report, 801 Mitchell St. • […]

What’s Happening — Feb. 27

Today Clovis-Portales Kennel Club: A K-9 agility event is scheduled for Curry County Events Center, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Contact: showard_rn@hotmail.com Saturday Clovis-Portales Kennel Club: A K-9 agility event is scheduled for Curry County Events Center, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Contact: showard_rn@hotmail.com Sunday Clovis-Portales Kennel Club: A K-9 agility […]

Pages Past — Feb. 27

On this date … 1965: Winners at the Cannon Air Force Base Area Art Show included Marie Lenau of Muleshoe (oil), Ruth Hemm of Cannon (watercolor, pastel and charcoal) and Rhonda Morgan of Portales (sculpture). Instructors at Eastern New Mexico University’s Art Department judged the non-professional entries. 1963: Clovis school board members admitted defeat in […]

Shelburne: It’s a wonder-full feeling

Does Jesus ever do anything just as we’d expect? If God became human and entered our world to save us — something we would certainly never expect . . . If we realized (and we surely didn’t see this one coming, did we?) that God had actually entered the world as a baby in the […]

Cantwell: Let children soar, stay grounded in God

Years ago I discovered a poem by an unknown author called “Children are like Kites.” My children were young at the time and I cried looking ahead because I knew it was true. Our role as parents would be to get them off the ground, run breathlessly alongside to get them airborne, watch them crash, […]

Brown: Better to have spare parts or spare cash?

Rust waits for nothing, not even a good idea. It is difficult to fix something, if you can’t find it. It’s probably worth more freshly broke-down than broke-down and been sitting for a few years. Whether inclined or disinclined to clutter. Even collectors such as myself have to take stock and toss out some stuff […]

Legislature roundup — Feb. 27

Days remaining in session: 22 Daylight saving time: If a bill that passed a Senate committee Thursday becomes law, March 8 will be the last time New Mexicans would have to change their clocks for daylight saving time. The Senate Public Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 377, sponsored by Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, by a […]

House passes right to work bill

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican After more than three hours of debate, the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives on Wednesday voted nearly along party lines to approve a “right-to-work” bill, which would make it illegal to require employees to pay union fees as a condition of employment. The action sent one of the most […]

Vote on bill limiting solitary confinement delayed amid committee squabble

By Phaedra Haywood The New Mexican Discussion of a bill that would limit the use of solitary confinement at New Mexico jails and prisons ended dramatically Thursday when the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee chairman, Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, accused a fellow committee member of being out of order and adjourned the meeting before […]

Melrose schools to let out two hours early Thursday

Melrose schools will release students two hours early on Thursday because of inclement weather, according to Superintendent Jamie Widner.