Zia gets past Quay

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry American’s Rafael Maldonado takes a cut during first-round action of the 9-10 District 3 Little League tournament Monday in Portales. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Zia All-Stars rallied late, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth Monday night to edge Quay County 6-3 in the opening […]

Beef market getting stung by corn hike

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CNJ file photo Gail Morris, general manager of Bovina Feeders, said the cost of feed has risen by $30 to $40 a ton, with corn nearly doubling. By CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson With the rising cost of corn and other grains, local cattle growers are struggling to stay afloat. U.S. beef producers now spend […]

Weekend burglary reported at CCC

CNJ staff Faculty and staff at Clovis Community College spent much of Monday assessing losses suffered from a weekend burglary, according to spokesperson Lisa Spencer. “We’re still assessing the damage. Every department is looking to see what, if anything, they lost,” she said. “We’ve been asked by security for everyone to search their areas for […]

A better way to work?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

President signs off on Cannon funding

CNJ staff On Monday The FY2008 emergency supplemental bill containing $162 billion, with key funding for Cannon Air Force Base was signed into law by President Bush. According to press releases from Senators Pete Domenici, R-N.M. and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the bill will primarily fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it contains funding to […]

Texico may implement stricter conservation measures

CNJ staff In recent meetings the Texico City Council discussed the possibility of moving to Phase II water conservation, which would implement fines for residents who did not comply with the conservation efforts, according to city officials. The city is currently at Phase I of water conservation which is voluntary, but drought weather and the […]

July 1, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 5 a.m. June 22 an officer responded to the emergency room at the hospital for a battery victim. A man said he was sleeping on the couch at a residence in the 2000 block of Pile Street when he was awakened […]

It’s Their Business: Zip Printing

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Name: Zip Printing Location: 901 Mitchell What they do: They provide business and personal printing services, some of which include creating graphics, business letterheads, invoices and wedding announcements. They also have copy, fax and notary service. Who’s in charge: Joe Wood How long in business: 21 years Employees: Five Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m […]

AgSense: Need will grow for more forage crops to meet demand for ethanol

By Leonard Lauriault: Guest columnist Federal expectations are to provide for 38 percent of ethanol needs from cellulosic sources, such as crop residue, wood, specialty crops, like kenaf, and traditional forage crops without interfering with projected food and fiber needs. Crop residue is not viable because removing greater than 25 percent is detrimental to soil […]

Bush expected to sign new GI bill

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist With Congress adding a $1 billion-a-year transferability feature, President Bush has dropped his opposition to the extraordinary Webb GI Bill initiative and is prepared to sign it into law as early as this month. Known also as the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the new GI Bill will […]

Surveillance doesn’t prevent criminal activity

Freedom New Mexico How do you behave when you are being watched by a police officer? Certainly, you would be less likely to misbehave, but you would also be less likely to behave in an ordinary and carefree way. People who are closely watched by authorities tend to avoid anything that might create attention, even […]

The Alaska Plane Wreck

Our friend Jim Connelley raised high-powered performance Quarter Horses, but before that occupation he had another – Alaskan bush pilot. He was small, only about 5 feet 5 inches tall, so he fit those small planes just fine. He delivered fishermen, hikers, etc … to the back country and then picked them up after their […]

ENMU receives $960,000 in tech money

ALBUQUERQUE – Eastern New Mexico University at Portales has been awarded almost $960,000 secured by U.S. Senator Pete Domenici to allow the school to make technological upgrades to it’s computer, telecommunications and multi-media classrooms. The $957,967 grant derives from an earmark secured by Domenici, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, during the FY2008 appropriations […]

Clovis Udall supporters protest gas prices

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Monday morning, Clovis and Portales members of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M.’s campaign protested rising gas prices outside the Town and Country Food Store at Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard. CNJ staff Monday morning Clovis and Portales members of U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M.’s campaign protested what they said […]

Plane crash kills 5 in Santa Rosa

The Associated Press SANTA ROSA — Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the crash of a single-engine airplane shortly after taking off from Santa Rosa’s airport, killing all five people aboard. The Cessna 206 took off Sunday from the Route 66 Airport around 1 p.m. and crashed almost immediately, said Roland Herwig, a […]

Four-day week works for Sloan

Portales’ Wendel Sloan, who works for Eastern New Mexico University, responding to a question about four-day work weeks for those employed by public entities:

Knights enjoying tourney

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gilbert Salguero, coach of Gil’s Knights, shouts encouragement to his team from the dugout on Saturday during the Plateau Wireless Custom Classic at Guy Leeder Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is in its 25th year in Clovis, and Gilbert Salguero has been a […]

June 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Instead of spending try donating Have you received a rebate check? Are you wondering what to do with it?

June 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Instead of spending try donating Have you received a rebate check? Are you wondering what to do with it?

Supreme Court ruling protects our gun rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller might not have been as sweeping in its scope as we might have preferred. In practice it is likely to permit any number of gun-control laws to which we would object because they are too impractical, expensive, intrusive and ineffective to […]