Many causes more pressing than warming

By Freedom New Mexico California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told the United Nations General Assembly last week nations everywhere should emulate California’s climate control efforts because “The consequences of global climate change are so pressing.” About the same time, nearly two dozen prominent scientists denounced an Associated Press story that had painted a similar picture of […]

Life’s confusing on Planet IOKIYAR

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A recent commercial strikes a funny chord with everybody I know, regardless of race, religion or socioeconomic status. In it, a mom asks her daughter who she’s text messaging so much, and she responds, “IDK, my BFF Jill,” as “I don’t know, my best friend forever Jill” runs in […]

Personally paying for health costs would be best fix

By Freedom New Mexico America is rushing to a pivotal decision that could dictate the nature of health care for decades to come. Escalating costs, rising consumer demand, coupled with employers reducing benefits are creating widespread unease. These and related converging factors guarantee change is coming. The question is whether Americans will succumb to the […]

Smoking ban enacted near county property

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Smokers will have to stay 25 feet from county-owned property before lighting up under a new ordinance approved Tuesday by Curry County Commissioners. Penalties for violating the ordinance include a $100 fine for the first violation, $200 for a second violation within a year of the first; and $500 […]

Salas: Brother shot boy

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry District Judge David Bonem questions Lisa Salas on Tuesday in a Roosevelt County courtroom after the prosecution objected to her being called as a witness in her son’s first-degree murder trial. Bonem allowed Salas to testify. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Demetrio Salas took the stand in his defense […]

It’s their business: Wholey Cow Deli

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Name: Wholey Cow Deli Location: 121 E. 7th Street What they do: They serve deli sandwiches, soup, salads, smoothies and sugar-free, fat-free frozen yogurt. Who’s in charge: Margaret George Employees: Four How long in business: Three years Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Contact: 769-1452 […]

Manure can be real money-saver

By Robert Hagevoort: Ag Sense Dairies nowadays are in the process of producing M & M & M. Milk and milk and milk you might say, or as we say, “Have you had your three-a-day yet?” Milk product servings that is. Well that’s one way of looking at it, however I am referring to three […]

Expert can’t link guns, bullets

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state firearms expert testified Monday during the first-degree murder trial of two Clovis men she could not say for certain if guns displayed in the courtroom were used in the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy. Alison Quereau, a Department of Public Safety firearms expert with the state […]

Hounds top Dustdevils in OT

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University had its first win over Texas A&M-International in sight on Sunday when the Dustdevils forced overtime with a goal on a free kick in the final three minutes. It didn’t take the Greyhounds long to break through, though. Texas A&M-International goalkeeper Noe Pantoja was called for a […]

Zias prevail in double OT, improve to 8-3

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Defense dominated during a school-record seven-match winning streak for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team, which was broken Friday. Sunday, they showed they can win a different style of match. Forwards Samantha Lawrence and Hannah Dozier each scored twice, including the game-winner by Dozier in the second […]