Some laws just begging to be broken

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Have you ever thought, “There ought to be a law against that?” Like when people follow you too closely in their shopping carts at Wal-Mart or when they raise Pittsburgh Steelers flags here in Cowboys Country? There are no laws against being stupid or annoying, unless you count excessive telemarketing, […]

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 […]