Exception requested

By Joshua Lucero Staff writer A request to deviate from Roosevelt County Fairground policy and opposition to the Clean Water Act are on the agenda for today’s Roosevelt County Commission meeting. Roosevelt Brewing Company owner Justin Cole will present a request to commissioners asking for permission to sell the brewery’s craft beer on the fairgrounds […]

ENMU briefs — Oct. 7

Educator talks language John Luhman, associate professor of management in ENMU’s College of Business, has co-authored a chapter in a new Oxford University Handbook. The chapter tells the story of Mikhail Mikailovich Bakhtin (1895 to 1975), a Russian intellectual and literary scholar, who has become influential during the last three decades in the fields of […]

Dora school news — Oct. 7

Fall pictures Fall pictures of all students have been scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday. BPA fundraiser The Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America is having an enchilada dinner this Sunday, in the school cafeteria. Donations to BPA will be accepted. The BPA students will be serving enchiladas from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. […]

New associate professor loves language

By Desiree Cooper ENMU Communications Gary Bond, a new associate professor of psychology at Eastern New Mexico University, has a lot on his mind — primarily, what’s on other people’s minds. “I listen to language to figure out how people’s minds work,” he said. “The way people express themselves gives you clues to how they […]

To do list — Oct. 7

Today • Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., L.C. Cozzens Administrative Offices, School Board Meeting Room. Information: 575-356-5307. • Books ’n‘ Babies — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 575-356-3940 • Don Quijote de la Mancha — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Sandia Room. The talk is a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. […]

Today last day to register to vote

Staff report Today is the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. Registration can be done during normal business hours at the Roosevelt County clerk’s office. The office reported there are 10,738 registered voters in the county as of Monday afternoon — up from 10,048 registered voters in the 2012 […]

Some days good sentiments waste of time

By Sandy Fields Local columnist Recently I received a really fun packet in the mail. A classmate from my childhood had come across some school newspapers from our junior high and high school days, and sent them my way. I had fun reading them and looking at the ads from local merchants of the time. […]

Sample ballot — Oct. 7

Here are candidates and issues on the general election ballot. Absentee voting runs from Tuesday through Oct. 31. Early voting is Oct. 18 through Nov. 1. Election Day is Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Roosevelt County clerk’s office at 3575-356-8562. U.S. Senator • Allen E. Weh, R • Tom Udall, D U.S. Representative […]

Careerists might want to reconsider ‘Redux’ plan

By Tom Philpott Military Update Would an E-6 careerist nearing retirement accept a $30,000 car loan if forced to pay back a total of $390,000 in principal and interest? Would an E-7 accept a $30,000 loan to make a down payment on a home or to wipe out credit card debt if the lifetime cost […]

Candidates for district attorney weigh in

Reeb, a Repub-lican, and Burrill, a Democrat, are running for district attorney in the Nov. 4 general election.

Editor’s note: Andrea Reeb is an 18-year prosecutor appointed district attorney when Matt Chandler resigned March 1. Jennifer Burrill is a criminal defense attorney and a former prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Reeb, a Repub-lican, and Burrill, a Democrat, are running for district attorney in the Nov. 4 general election. They answered […]

Wait’s almost over

Staff report Downtown Portales is about a week away from having functioning stoplights at two intersections, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation Project Manager Pat Garcia. Garcia said installation of the lights and crosswalks was delayed by about two weeks because of weather. The lights were originally scheduled for Sept. 18 activation, according to […]

Bond C good for community, economics

In the Nov. 4 General Election, Bond C is worth $139 million for higher education in New Mexico, and $11.5 million to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Due to an expiring bond, we are pleased to say this statewide bond, if passed, will not result in a tax increase. Eastern New Mexico University would receive $11 […]

Police blotter — Oct. 5

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers of Portales police, Roosevelt County Sheriff and area fire stations. Friday • 4 a.m.: suspicious circumstances, 1000 block, West First Street • 4:01 a.m.: harassment report, 1500 block South Avenue K • 6:24 a.m.: remove subject, 1000 block West First Street • 7:26 a.m.: harassment report, 1000 block, West […]

To do list — Oct. 5

Today • Wind Symphony Concert — 3 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall. Admission is free. Information: 575-562-2377 • Any Given Monday — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Studio Theatres. ENMU students free with student ID and general admission is $5. Information: 575-562-2377 Monday • History of soccer — 7 p.m., Eastern New […]

Point of imitating a dangerous snake is to get out of fights

By Sharna Johnson Local columnist Rattling tops the list of sounds most likely to kick instinct into high gear and make the hair stand on end. But if the sound can take one to the edge of a heart attack, actually feeling the vibration of a rattle takes the prize for most visceral experience. Sunning […]

Pages Past — Oct. 4

On this date … 1973: The Clovis News-Journal’s policy on letters to the editor: “Letters … should be of reasonable length, should be signed with pencil or pen. … Letters will be published with the writer’s name withheld if that is requested, unless the letter concerns an individual or has a personal basis.” 1956: A […]

Hispanic Heritage Month continues at ENMU

By Joshua Lucero jlucero@cnjonline.com For those looking to learn about and celebrate Hispanic culture, Eastern New Mexico University is the place to go. The university’s Office of Hispanic Affairs is preparing for the second half of its Hispanic Heritage Month filled with history, activities, and traditional celebrations. Hispanic heritage month began Sept. 15 in time […]

Judges deliver harsh criticism of district court’s jury process

By Robin Fornoff rfornoff@cnjonline.com The 9th Judicial District Court’s practice of segregating Spanish-only speaking jurors into one panel to save money on interpreters is the target of harsh criticism from the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Court officials in Clovis said the practice — stopped two years ago — was well intentioned. The New Mexico […]

Keep neighbors at a distance

By Grant McGee Local columnist There’s a rent-house across the street from The Stucco Hacienda. Folks come and go. Some people stay a long time, some stay for a month or two. It’s just typical stuff when you live across the street from a rent-house. A U-Haul was backed up to the garage of the […]

Actors: Play ‘Any Given Monday’ unique

By Amy Waltner ENMU Communications Chloe Hammock is playing a character a lot like herself … but different. Sarah is “a philosophy major that wants to get to the bottom of things; wants to know the cause and effect,” Hammock said. “She’s a very strong independent female character. “The subject matter and themes of this […]