Local resident had chance encounter with Ford

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Jim Garrison, left, talks to his son John on Wednesday about the time he met President Ford over 30 years ago in Grand Junction, Colo. and had a drink with him. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A simple act of kindness, involving a dog and a pocketknife, led to […]

Records: Detention center inmate stabbed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis man awaiting trial for homicide was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a fellow inmate at the county jail, according to court documents. Demetrio Salas, 21, is accused of stabbing London Word multiple times during an altercation Tuesday afternoon at the Curry County Adult Detention […]

2006 Year in Review: PRMC leadership changes

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Residents lauded the city’s first roundabout at Llano Estacado Boulevard and Norris Street when it opened in March. The City Commission supported it as a cost-effective way to alleviate congestion and control traffic. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff Top News Plains Regional Medical Center’s Administrator Brian Bentley resigned in February. Although no reason […]

Report card revise in works

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Report cards for Clovis elementary students may get more detailed, according to Clovis Municipal Schools administrators. Administrators said they are testing the water for new report cards that reflect state standards and benchmarks. A report card revision would allow “parents to see how their children are actually performing,” CMS […]

Education Digest: Clovis schools close for holidays

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Schools are dismissed for the holidays. Classes resume Jan. 10. The Clovis Schools Central Office reopens Tuesday.

Main Street building sparks interest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A local workforce training organization is interested in buying a building on Main Street to unify its resources, according to officials. The Eastern Area Workforce Development Board is negotiating the purchase of the old Ace Pawn Shop on First and Main streets, according to Board Chairman Jimmie Shearer. Federal […]

Base aims to thwart drunken driving

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With the holidays in full swing, an organization at Cannon Air Force Base is gearing up to curb drinking and driving. By offering free rides without consequences to airmen who have been drinking, members hope to keep partiers from getting behind the wheel. Airmen Against Drunk Driving works to […]

Military draft would undermine liberty

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Congressman Charles Rangel plans to introduce legislation calling for reinstatement of the military draft. He says, “There’s no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft […]

Memorable quotes, notes of 2006 revisited

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Old Mother Hubbard’s got nothing on me. Old Clueless Columnist went to the cupboard to find his year-end source material and found it empty. “Quotes” reads the label on the yellow legal file. In it I place things New Mexicans say that are outrageous, or profound, or silly, or stupid, […]

Revered leader leaves legacy of quiet integrity

By Freedom Newspapers Gerald R. Ford, who died Tuesday evening at 93 at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., may have been the most fundamentally decent person to serve as president of the United States during the 20th century. An “accidental” president in that he had not been elected nationally either as president or vice […]