Environmental choice would produce change

Freedom New Mexico T here’s no documented, let alone alarming

Quick fixes won’t solve gas price problems

By Kevin Wilson To promote the Philadelphia 76ers making the NBA playoffs, a Philadelphia gas station offered gas for 76 cents a gallon. The promotion started at noon Friday, and cars lined the block as early as 6:30 a.m. I like cheap gas as much as anybody else, but you know what I like more? […]

DWI check point Friday

On Friday, 5/2/2008,

Hounds add juco transfers

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has added a pair of men’s basketball signees, both junior college transfers, for the 2008-09 season. They are Gerald Brown, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound guard from Kilgore (Texas) College, and Brandon Lewis, a 6-7, 210-pound forward from Faulkner State (Ala.) Community College. Both will be juniors next season. […]

ENMU will send four to CNFR

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo team finished its regular season with four members qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo, scheduled for June 15-21 in Casper, Wyo. Senior Jared Green placed fourth in bareback riding with a total score of 150 at last weekend’s Tarleton State Rodeo in Stephenville, […]

Nonacceptance biggest issue in Texas case

Freedom New Mexico Texas officials need to drop their crusade against the Yearning For Zion Ranch, a polygamist compound, unless they can lawfully produce a legitimate victim of a serious crime. It appears increasingly likely Texas officials raided the commune in response to the phone call of a troubled Colorado Springs woman with a history […]

DeCA brings benefits to soldiers

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist On a weekend in early April, Staff Sgt. Ingrid Rice drove to her North Carolina Air National Guard facility in Charlotte and bought $250 worth of groceries at commissary discount prices. After filling one shopping cart and checking out, Rice, a mother of two, returned and shopped again.

Health insurance programs available for small business owners

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Many small businesses in Roosevelt and Curry counties are unable to provide employee health insurance because of the prohibitive cost and layers of administrative red tape, according to New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance officials. The NMHIA is an alliance of independent health insurers commissioned by the state to serve […]

April 29, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: JT Glass Co. Location: 2320 N. Main St. What they do: The business offers residential and commercial glass installation, which includes window glass, mirrors, shower doors and store fronts. Stained glass repair is also available. Who’s in charge: Jerry Trollinger Employees: One How long in business: 43 years Contact: 762-3575 or 799-0075 Hours: 8 […]

April 29, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 6 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of tampering with a vehicle. A woman said a man threatened to put sugar in her gas tank because […]

April 29, 2008 Business Digest

CNJ Staff Clovis business owners named Entrepreneurs of the Year James and Sharon Perry received the Clovis Community College Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneurs of the Year award Saturday in Santa Fe, according to a New Mexico Small Business Development Network news release. The Perrys opened J&S Machining, a engine and farm equipment repair business, […]

Got glowsticks?

A county-wide burn ban will prevent Relay For Life organizers from lighting up luminarias with candles this weekend.

Officials ferret out solution

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials said a ferret in the custody of Clovis Animal Control is headed to the zoo if her owner cannot be verified. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A ferret at the center of custody battle will be calling Hillcrest Park Zoo home if her owner can’t be identified by […]

Sibling rivalry can be funny … eventually

Glenda Price The psychologists call it “sibling rivalry.” I call it brothers and/or sisters hassling, and country kids seem to have abundant aggravation resources. My brother and I, as I recall, argued about most everything, but especially the important stuff like which bait would work best when we were fishing or whose turn it was […]

Stimulus rebates begin today

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Buck Pennington: Docked in Portales

If you Google “Portales” you will soon find this Web log:

NFL teams pass on Red Raiders

All told, 252 players were drafted by NFL teams over the last two days. Clovis’ Joey Garcia was not one of them. Garcia, a 6’2″, 212-pound safety who led Texas Tech in tackles last season, was hopeful he would hear his name called among the seven rounds. No Texas Tech player was selected.

Demons in your mirror

The only Satan or demon you will ever see is the one looking back at you from your mirror.

ENMU blanks Alumni

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU wide receiver Jessie Poku tries to elude Alumni defensive back Michael Fields (2) after catching a first-quarter pass during Saturday’s “Alumni Bowl II” football game at Greyhound Stadium. CNJ staff BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much suspense in Alumni Bowl II. Freshman quarterback Carl Bouldin threw three first-half touchdown […]

Hounds rout Buffs twice, end at 26-26

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — It turns out the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team didn’t use up all its runs on Friday after all. The Greyhounds came back with 29 runs on 29 hits Saturday, including six home runs, and completed a four-game sweep of West Texas A&M with 17-4 and 12-7 wins in […]