Analysts shoot for more hoots

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The burrowing owl is the subject of a Department of Defense study that includes Cannon Air Force Base and other Defense Department installations. (Courtesy Photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A single feather holds the biography of a burrowing owl. The atoms inside can reveal its diet, its source of water, its birth place. […]

Snow business takes over county

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Frank Gutierrez of Clovis shovels snow Thursday from his driveway on Putman Street. Gutierrez was glad to be able to use the new shovel he picked up at a garage sale recently. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell and Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writers Curry County residents awoke Thursday morning to find the […]

Portables a problem, resident says

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Clovis residents have expressed concerns about the safety of portable classrooms. The school district currently uses 50 portable units, according to school officials. (Courtesy Photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis grandparent is agitated because her grandsons were housed in a portable classroom at a Clovis school that failed to met fire code […]

Dec. 1, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund Profile

Today’s focus: “Ms. S” Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. S’s” husband recently underwent heart surgery and has had to cut back on his hours at work. “Ms. S” is employed part-time, but the family is behind on bills and will have no money for Christmas presents. Her holiday hopes: For her children […]

Cops and courts: Tear gas puts end to standoff

By CNJ STAFF A standoff Wednesday night at a Clovis home ended when police used tear gas to flush out the occupants, resulting in three arrests, according to Clovis police. Around 7:30 p.m. officers attempting to serve a search warrant began trying to get occupants to come out of a home in the 1120 block […]

Local roundup: Schools re-design forum held

By CNJ STAFF A task force created to research the reconfiguration of Clovis junior high schools will share its findings and recommendations at three public forums in December, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The forums will be: — 6 p.m. Thursday at Yucca Junior High School, 1500 Sycamore St. — 6 p.m. […]

Red not just color of holiday season

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I’ve been seeing a lot of red lately, and I’m not referring to my bank account. Yes, it has something to do with the red bows, lights and candy canes of Christmas, but there’s more. Have you ever noticed there is something about the color red that puts people on […]

Travel by sea proves quite an excursion

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It seems everywhere you look there’s increased interest in Antarctica these days. The movie “Happy Feet,” featuring animated penguins, has been playing at the North Plains Cinema 7. Surely you remember last year’s “March of the Penguins,” the documentary about the Emperor Penguins and their mating ritual in Antarctica. This […]

Government needs to push reform in Mexico

By Freedom Newspapers Prosperity is advancing in Mexico – but only to the most wealthy and those working in government-linked industries, according to a study released this week by the World Bank. It found great inequalities in wealth stemming from “concentrated wealth in the business sector; and unions in protected sectors, the heritage of corporatist […]

Snow delays schools 2 hours

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico awoke to the season’s first snowfall and temperatures in the teens this morning. Icy road conditions led most area schools, including Clovis, to delay starting times by two hours, officials said. Classes at Eastern New Mexico University were set to open at 11 this morning. Most area roads were open, […]