United Way dessert auction set for Thursday

By Kevin Wilson This year’s Roosevelt County United Way dessert auction has one main priority — to raise money for the charitable organization. Two other priorities take precedence during this year’s auction, however — educating citizens about the United Way and honoring one of its biggest supporters. The auction is set for 6 p.m. Thursday […]

Air show set for Saturday

By David Irvin Cannon Air Force Base’s Air Power Expo will open Saturday with a peaceful glider flight across the sky to the tune of the national anthem. Then it will get noisy. Four F-16s from the 524th fighter wing will scream low over the airfield, simulating an airfield assault. “The airfield attack is just […]

County United Way chapter starts fund-raising

By Kevin Wilson Together in principle, separate in just about everything else. That’s how members of the Curry and Roosevelt County United Way boards might describe their current union, as the Roosevelt County board is now shifting its efforts to its annual fund-raising effort. The Roosevelt board has a goal of raising $60,000 during the […]

New generation needs new holidays

By Kevin Wilson I’m thinking of going on strike. I had to work on Thursday’s holiday. What’s that you say, Kevin? There wasn’t a holiday. Oh yes, there was. Thursday was Madden Day. Madden Day isn’t recognized by our government … yet. Ideally, it would be a floating day, coinciding with the annual release of […]

Movies can be predictable

By Kevin Wilson I saw “Spiderman 2” two weekends ago, and I could spend thousands of words elaborating on it. Instead, I’ll just give you this paragraph. Read Roger Ebert’s review of the movie. I agree with everything he said, and he has a Pulitzer Prize that says he’s better at writing than I am. […]

Dora blows out Broncos

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — It felt like nothing for Dora freshman Casey O’Connor when he hit the first home run of his life. Likewise, it felt like nothing when he and his Coyote teammates jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Floyd. In the end, Dora needed all seven innings to beat the host […]

Curry County agrees to merge United Way with Roosevelt County

By Jack King After months of planning and years of consideration, the Curry and Roosevelt county United Ways have opted to consolidate. The board of the Curry County United Way approved a merger with the Roosevelt County United Way at their Monday meeting, a decision board members of the Roosevelt County branch approved by an […]

Birdsong brings art talent to Portales

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Jon Birdsong loves art, Portales and riding his dirt bike along the banks of the Canadian River. He recently completed an animal mural at the All Pets Animal Hospital in Clovis, and he’s extremely proud that Pres. Gerald Ford placed one of his paintings in the White House. The father, husband and teacher hopes to […]

County United Way groups join forces

Mike Linn Board members of the Roosevelt County United Way voted on Thursday to pursue a joint venture with United Way’s Clovis branch, but not without the dissent of a longtime member. Sharon King, who had been a member of the RCUW for eight years, resigned from the board effective immediately after members voted 8 […]

United Way merger draws optimism, concerns

Mike Linn Roosevelt County United Way board members will meet at noon today to discuss joining forces with the Curry County United Way. Many RCUW officials are enthusiastic about the merger. Others are concerned. Board member Leo Lovett of the RCUW said he is for the merger and hopes the board will make a decision […]