Home not far from mind during trip

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I have returned from a 4,600-mile odyssey through the American Southland visiting family. We went to Memphis, Tenn., to Asheville, N.C., on to Roanoke, Va., then southward to Charleston, S.C., to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., then upstate to Fort Walton Beach. We passed through […]

Global warming low on voters’ list of concerns

By Freedom New Mexico A recent Washington Post poll puts global warming alarmism into perspective. If, as alarmists claim, manmade greenhouse gases are the primary cause of a disastrous increase in global temperatures, then everyone should want to take whatever drastic measures are necessary to ward off imminent devastation. Apparently, not everyone is so moved. […]

Udall formally announces Senate bid

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall formally announced Thursday he will run for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici. Udall’s decision to run for the first open Senate seat in New Mexico in 36 years leaves the state with three wide-open congressional races in 2008. […]

Greyhounds drop fourth game

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry ENMU senior Kevin Davis goes up in the paint Wednesday against Marques Loftis of OPSU. Davis was called for the charge but led the Hounds with 25 points. The Hounds dropped to 2-4 on the season with the 79-71 loss to the Aggies. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The […]

$1 million allocated for effluent pipeline

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city is earmarking about $1 million for the effluent reuse pipeline project. City commissioners voted unanimously during a special meeting Wednesday to designate a portion of the Infrastructure Gross Receipt Tax earmarked for water projects to the pipeline project. Commissioners also made a $9.8 million capital outlay project […]

La Casita students make history

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks La Casita Elementary School sixth-graders Leonardo Pereda, left, and Adriana Romero make adjustments Monday afternoon to a museum project they are working on. They are members of Mary Finifrock’s art class. By Gabriel Monte An art class at La Casita Elementary School learned about Clovis history by creating it. The […]

Bank receives fourth threat in six months

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police officers leave the Bank of America on Prince Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after it received its fourth bomb threat in six months. CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the fourth bomb threat in six months at Bank of America on North Prince Street. The bomb threat was […]

State group to woo Air Force

By Sharna Johnson Gov. Bill Richardson has created a task force to sell New Mexico as a future home for a new U.S. Air Force Cyberspace Command. Richardson on Wednesday formed a task force of state and community leaders and military and cyberspace experts to promote New Mexico. The task force will make the state’s […]

Clovis resident in national Rodeo pageant

CNJ staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the Miss Rodeo […]

11-29-07 Education digest

Wayland writer’s book reviewed A Wayland Baptist University academic adviser’s book review was published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Southwest Educational Research Association newsletter, according to a university news release. Robert Elliott reviewed R.J. Henry’s “Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project,” according to the release. The book deals with the Quality […]

Nov. 29, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. V” Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. V” is a single mother. Her husband recently left and she has a low-income job. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt size L. Boys pants size 14-16. Boys shoe size 5. Girls shirt sizes […]

Mascot stunt to be reviewed

Staff and wire reports LUBBOCK — A Texas Tech committee is looking into a stunt by the school’s caped mascot, who apparently violated safety policy by riding a horse into the football stadium with the reins in his teeth and hands flung into the air like pistols. The Masked Rider Committee will meet Dec. 6 […]

Emission standards prompt lawsuit

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — A group of Democratic legislators, car dealers and a Curry County farmer filed a lawsuit in state district court Tuesday in Las Cruces challenging the state’s power to adopt more stringent vehicle emissions standards for new cars, light trucks and sport utility vehicles. The standards mandate cleaner-burning cars […]

Flat-rate tax would boost economy

By Freedom New Mexico GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson has proposed an interesting tax reform. It’s not a “flat tax” because it has two rates — 10 percent and 25 percent — but it might simplify the tax code. The idea of a flat-rate tax system — all incomes would be taxed at the same […]

Possible bomb threat at bank

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a possible bomb threat this morning at Bank of America on North Prince Street. A bomb threat was reported at the bank on the police scanner at 11:02 A.M. Customers were evacuted from the bank and police have blocked off the parking lot. The bank has received three bomb […]

Military Feature: Couple rescues dog

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CNJ staff photo: Tonya Fennell Hector, left, and Melissa Santaella cuddle with their dogs in their Clovis home. Melissa calls the group her “rough riders.” By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer “Baby” is a celebrity of sorts. And like many young stars, her life has been far from perfect. The female Staffordshire bull terrier was […]

Q&A: Pearce: Ute water priority

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Name: Steve Pearce Candidate for: U.S. Senate Education: New Mexico State University with a BA degree in economics, earned an MBA at Eastern New Mexico University. Experience: U.S. Congress, five years, New Mexico House of Representatives four years, owned an oilfield services firm, served as a pilot in Vietnam. […]

Rep. Pearce against hasty troop withdrawal

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., made a campaign stop Tuesday in Portales. Pearce is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Pearce said as a veteran he understands the challenges the country faces from terrorists and […]

STD treatment changing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An increase in gonorrhea cases resistant to traditional drug treatment has prompted state health officials to recommend a change in treatment of the disease. Curry County ranked third in the state last year for gonorrhea with 118 cases, according to a New Mexico Health Department report. Bernallio County leads […]

Nov. 28, 2007 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. C” Household members: 6 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. C” is a single mother who is raising her three children. She is also raising her niece and nephew because their mother is incarcerated. She has been unable to work due to an illness. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a […]