Couple sentenced for robbery

Staff report An Albuquerque couple received prison terms this week for armed robbery and drug dealing as part of plea agreements. Royal D. Jones, 33, and Angel Heard, 24, were sentenced in separate hearings before District Judge Stephen Quinn, according to a press release issued Friday by District Attorney Andrea Reeb. Jones was sentenced Friday […]

Some things just not a good idea

The Lady of the House and I were getting rid of stuff from our shed; including a pair of stilts. I pondered giving them a try. I thought better of it. I could see myself falling and breaking a leg or an arm. Then I remembered another older guy who “played” with something he shouldn’t […]

City of Portales trying to find flooding fix

By Christina Calloway ccalloway@pntonline.com Residents of one Portales neighborhood call flooding on their street a nuisance, others aren’t complaining much. The city’s Planning Department, however, is trying to figure out what’s causing the lack of drainage. Residents of Hayes Street say the water from a heavy downpour, such as Monday’s storm, which produced more than […]

Fiesta helps bring former member back to church

By Vanessa Kahin vkahin@cnjonline.com The 2014 Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta, which kicked off Friday at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, marked a return home after a 20-year hiatus for one Clovis family. It was that long ago when musician and active member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe church Toni Martinez died. Following […]

LSC co-title in football highlights ENMU’s year

Highlighted by a co-championship in Lone Star Conference football, Eastern New Mexico University’s men’s teams posted winning records in four sports during the 2013-14 school year. In addition to football, the Greyhounds also posted winning records in soccer, basketball and baseball. The Zias, meantime, weren’t as fortunate. ENMU women’s teams had sub.-500 marks in basketball, […]

CHS set to make coaching changes

By Dave Wagner dwagner@cnjonline.com Clovis High will have new head coaches in baseball and softball next spring. Athletic director Dale Fullerton said Friday that baseball coach Shane Leatherwood will not be retained for a third season, while adding that softball coach Brandi Thomas has resigned after 10 seasons at the helm and 15 overall in […]

Commentary: Preventing, managing allergies

By Capt. Jennifer May 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron “Ah-Ah-Ah-choo!” This is possibly the sound of your morning sneezing attacks. Watery and itchy eyes, a nose that is dripping like a leaky faucet and so much congestion. Suffering from these symptoms at certain times of the year or with weather changes is symptomatic of […]

Air Commando highlight: Resilient resource advisor

Editor’s note: This feature is the eighth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp and Hard Charger Award winners. By Staff Sgt. Whitney Amstutz 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs For the majority of the post-adolescent world, a couple months is a relatively short period […]

Commentary: The art of storytelling: Public Affairs specialists

By Senior Airman Eboni Reece 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Photography has been my first love ever since I was 15 years old and got my hands on my father’s manual SLR camera. Many years later, I still find myself fascinated and consumed by the world of “writing with light,” telling an entire story […]

Guest column: Camping trip reminder of how good we have it

Cassandra, our two dogs and I drove six hours northwest from Clovis to camp near Lake Isabel in Colorado. We were excited to smell the quaking Aspen and blue spruce trees. The dogs were eager to mark these trees and increase their real estate holdings. Cassandra assumed the temperature would be comfortable in late spring.  […]

What's happening — May 30

Today Cosmic Family Fun Night 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes Love Actually 7 p.m., Base Theater Saturday Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3 p.m., Base Theater Family Bowl-a-rama 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes Endless Love 7 p.m., Base Theater SAPI All-Nighter 9 p.m., Community Center Sunday Book Over To Bowling Visit Cannon Library or Cannon Lanes for […]

Hometown hero enjoys F-16C flight

By Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Ronnie Marez, the hometown hero selected by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for his service to the community, flew in the back seat of a Thunderbird F-16C Fighting Falcon while the aircraft’s pilot demonstrated the abilities of the aircraft. Reaching speeds in excess […]

County rules allow public support for candidates

By Vanessa Kahin STAFF WRITER vkahin@cnjonline.com Publicly expressing support of a candidate when you’re a Curry County employee may be frowned upon by some, but it’s not against the rules. At least two groups of Curry County employees have expressed their support of candidates running in Tuesday’s election through paid ads. One advertisement was on […]

Curry County June 3 primary ballot

Republican Party U.S. Senator • Allen E. Weh • David Kale Clements U.S. Representative District 2 • Steve Pearce District 3 • Jefferson L. Byrd Governor • Susana Martinez Lieutenant Governor • John A. Sanchez Secretary of State • Dianna J. Duran State Auditor • Robert J. Aragon State Treasurer • Rick J. Lopez Attorney […]

Xcel reduces carbon dioxide emissions

Staff report As of 2013, Xcel Energy has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 20 percent since 2005, already exceeding President Barack Obama’s goal of a 17 percent reduction by 2020, according to an Xcel Energy press release on Thursday. “Over the past decade, Xcel Energy has invested in a cost-effective, clean energy strategy that […]

5 things to know about: Graphic designers

By Josh Lucero STAFF WRITER jlucero@cnjonline.com Behind every poster, brochure, logo and sign is a graphic designer who helped make someone’s vision become a reality. Graphic designers use the tools and skills available to them to complete a variety of projects that aid in marketing, communication, and the functionality of various endeavors. Graphic designers from […]

Taxpayers must be considered in SunZia deal

The Department of Defense is offering up a reasonable compromise that could allow the SunZia electricity transmission line project to proceed while protecting the national security mission at White Sands Missile Range. It’s important that in the end taxpayers are protected, too. The proposed $1.2 billion privately owned 515-mile electricity transmission line would take renewable […]

Restricting liberty inevitably tragic

By Kent McManigal Local columnist As soon as I heard about the Santa Barbara, California, murders I held my breath and waited for the anti-gun advocates to start dancing in the blood — I didn’t need to wait long. Six innocent people died — three of those shot to death. All because one person (who […]

Memorial Day crowds little smaller

By Rube Render Local columnist I spent Monday morning at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Each year on Memorial Day the crowds seem to get a little grayer and a little smaller. I still think of Memorial Day as being on May 30, because that’s when we celebrated it when I was young. Veterans organizations […]

Only one everybody should know

Because of some family records and oral family history, our cousin has long maintained that we are related to the famous writer, Mark Twain. As some might say, that is “my only claim to fame.”  But as a child, it was always a real thrill for me to tell that I was related to Mark […]