As need grew, so did giving to United Way

In the spirit of individuality, how do we demonstrate generosity to those in need? Unquestionably, routinely, the people of this region open their hearts and their wallets and checkbooks. Nowhere outside of church collection baskets is this generosity more evident than the annual United Way of Eastern New Mexico fundraising campaign. Serving people needing help […]

Ticket feature: ENMU jazz festival this week

From big band to Latin, Eastern New Mexico University is set to be jazzed up Thursday and Friday. The college is hosting its annual jazz festival, featuring the Bert Dalton Trio in a Friday performance. Courtesy photo Members of the Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Combo rehearse in preparation for the ENMU Jazz Festival, held […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A comedy, a talent search and jazz

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing. Comedy "The Queen of Bingo," is a stage comedy in the style of the Carol Burnett Show. It's at 7 p.m. in the Marshall Auditorium and part of the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts series. Information: 769-4950. Talent search "Hooray for Hollywood" auditions are noon to 2 […]

Their view: Republican budget example of class warfare

Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled the House Republican budget proposal. The following is the statement of Ron Pollack, executive director of the consumer health organization Families USA, about that development:

Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico's primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is "poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades." He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: "The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Their view: Republican budget example of class warfare

Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled the House Republican budget proposal. The following is the statement of Ron Pollack, executive director of the consumer health organization Families USA, about that development: "At the same time that the Republican budget extends tax breaks for the rich, it slashes Medicare and Medicaid. "Medicare will […]

Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Senators aim to protect GI benefits

What if the military gave every service member an expensive car as a reward for honorable service, but they could take delivery only at night and the headlights didn’t work? Many of those gift cars might end up damaged. Something similar is happening to thousands of veterans leaving service with Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility worth […]

Senators aim to protect GI benefits

What if the military gave every service member an expensive car as a reward for honorable service, but they could take delivery only at night and the headlights didn't work? Many of those gift cars might end up damaged. Something similar is happening to thousands of veterans leaving service with Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility worth […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission

At the Roosvelt County Commission meeting held Tuesday in the Commission Room at the county courthouse, commissioners: • Heard concerns regarding a roadway in the area of Roosevelt Road R 1/2 and Roosevelt Road 3. • Heard an update on the war memorial to be placed at the corner of the courthouse. Larry Smith said […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt County Commission

At the Roosvelt County Commission meeting held Tuesday in the Commission Room at the county courthouse, commissioners: Heard concerns regarding a roadway in the area of Roosevelt Road R 1/2 and Roosevelt Road 3. Heard an update on the war memorial to be placed at the corner of the courthouse. Larry Smith said the stones […]

Meetings watch: Elida school board

The following items will be on the agenda for the Elida Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. today in the high school library: • Superintendent’s report • Employee payroll • Approval of BAR • Approval of permanent cash transfer • Final reading of special education policy updates • Transition to the New […]

Meetings watch: Elida school board

The following items will be on the agenda for the Elida Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. today in the high school library: Superintendent's report Employee payroll Approval of BAR Approval of permanent cash transfer Final reading of special education policy updates Transition to the New Mexico Common Core State Standards Transportation […]

Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico held its annual banquet Tuesday night in which local businesses and individuals were honored for serving and supporting United Way. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said UWENM’s fundraising goal for 2011 was $1 million and will continue to be $1 million for 2012. The organization raised […]

Meetings watch: Portales City Council

The Portales City Council met Tuesday night at City Hall. During the meeting: The council named Ronald L. Jackson mayor pro tem. City Manager Tom Howell announced that Plateau Telecommunications wants to add additional equipment at its tower site at Rotary Park Water Tower to upgrade from a 2G system to a 3G/4G system. Public […]

Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

United Way of Eastern New Mexico held its annual banquet Tuesday night in which local businesses and individuals were honored for serving and supporting United Way. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said UWENM's fundraising goal for 2011 was $1 million and will continue to be $1 million for 2012. The organization raised $575,418 in […]

ENMU briefs — March 21

ENMU Fundraiser being held The second annual Bench Club All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest is March 31 at the Yam Theater. Tickets are $30 a person or $220 for a table of eight. A silent auction will also be held with signed items from professional athletes and Greyhound and Zia teams, and other items. For tickets call […]

ENMU briefs – March 21

Fundraiser being held The second annual Bench Club All-You-Can-Eat Crab Fest is March 31 at the Yam Theater. Tickets are $30 a person or $220 for a table of eight. A silent auction will also be held with signed items from professional athletes and Greyhound and Zia teams, and other items. For tickets call 562-2153 […]

Commissioners OK burn ban

Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a resolution banning open-fire burning for the next 45 days. The resolution puts into effect a standing county fire burn ban. County Manager Charlene Webb said the resolution will ban all open-flamed fires, such as trash, tumbleweed and other debris burns and uncovered fire pits or […]

Commissioners OK burn ban

Roosevelt County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a resolution banning open-fire burning for the next 45 days. The resolution puts into effect a standing county fire burn ban. County Manager Charlene Webb said the resolution will ban all open-flamed fires, such as trash, tumbleweed and other debris burns and uncovered fire pits or camp fires. […]