A view from under the pew: a hectic spring day

Editor’s note: Amos is achurchmouse, who types byhopping on the computerkeyboard, but he can’t operatethe capital shift keys, and heshuns punctuation marks –except dashes and hyphens. boss i may havementioned this beforebut life ain t easyunder a cushionlesschurch pew yesterday was one finehectic day it all started thenight before i had been restless allday so […]

God molds us with challenges

One of the highlights of my childhood experience was our family’s trip to Niagara Falls. On our way to the Northeast, we encountered a glassblower in Missouri. On a winding road, we noticed a sign: “Glassblowing 4 miles. Visitors welcome.”

March 27, 2009 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 19 through Wednesday: • Jonathan Edward Martinez, 21, to Heather Michelle Lopez, 27, both of Clovis • Gayland Neil Griggs, 55, of Farmington, to Karen Kay Edwards, 52, of Clovis • Mauro Alberto Ramon Ojeda, 19, of Garden City, Kan., to Brittni Danielle Jimenez, […]

March 27, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. March 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Chaparral for a vehicle fire. When the officer arrived, he observed an SUV parked in the carport of the residence fully engulfed in flames and a […]

Shame on those jealous of success

By TIbor Machan: CNJ columnist Most top executives draw pretty reasonable salaries, maybe up from $250K to several million per year. This isn’t unlike how professional baseball and football players are hired and compensated, especially the stars among them. Some people are sought out eagerly and promised exorbitant pay, including bonuses above the regular salary, […]

Bowling cowboy way more fun

By Glenda Price This may come as a surprise to many, but cowboys participate in other sports — now and then. However, they bring their own special protocol to those “other” sports. We were in a cowboy bowling league for awhile. They all agreed to substitute bowling shoes for their trusty boots during the games, […]

Editorial: Private investors should be part of recovery plan

The latest program to try to stabilize the ailing financial industry, announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is still fundamentally wrong-headed. If the problem was years of overly loose credit offered to marginal borrowers, then the way you get out of it is by taking a rest from overheated and overleveraged credit until various […]

New Mexico cattle industry praises USDA decision

Cattle producers in New Mexico are extremely pleased with the decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to grant New Mexico split-state state status under the bovine (TB) tuberculosis regulations. “We are all breathing a huge sigh of relief,” said Alisa Ogden, New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association […]

Sabinoso wilderness legislation now headed to president’s desk

Legislation to designate more than 16,000 acres in San Miguel County as wilderness is now headed to President Obama to sign into law. The public lands package, including the Sabinoso Wilderness Act, passed the House today by a vote of 285 – 140.

Bingaman bill aids self-employed New Mexicans

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would change the tax law to benefit small business owners.

First person: Cannon airman represents Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico pageant

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Abbey Brown spends her time running, reading and running for Mrs. New Mexico. Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Abbey Brown spends her time running, reading and talking to girls and women about how much she enjoys being a wife, mother, and an airman. As Mrs. Clovis running for Mrs. New Mexico, Brown said she wants to […]

Superintendent: New middle school only viable option

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A member of a committee that studied growth issues for Clovis schools says he’s concerned taxpayers aren’t getting a chance to see all the options. Former Lt. Govenor Walter Bradley said Thursday while a proposed new $30 million middle school is one option, he believes other viable solutions are […]

Bingaman and Udall: New Mexico stands to gain at least $20 million to reduce energy consumption

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico is eligible to receive more than $20 million to help communities reduce energy consumption.

Deadline is April 8 to apply for big-game licenses, permits

Wednesday, April 8, is the deadline for hunters to apply for 2009-2010 deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina, Barbary sheep and bighorn sheep hunting opportunities allotted by draw in New Mexico. Online applications must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Paper applications must be postmarked by April 8 or delivered to the Department office in Santa […]

Public invited to comment on state IDEA application

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Special Education Bureau (SEB) invites the public to visit the SEB website to view and comment on New Mexico’s Application for Part B funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the 2009 – 2010 school year. To locate the IDEA Part B State Application, visit […]

Church receives assistance with new building

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Missionary Landmark Baptist Church’s new building will be ready to hold services in June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Missionary Landmark Baptist Church of Clovis was meeting in a rented room at Wayland Baptist University. The room was big enough for the 30 area residents that were attending […]

Winter storm causes minor problems

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Ahmmar struggles against the wind Friday as he takes his two dogs for a quick bathroom break on his street. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The winter storm that blew into eastern New Mexico on Friday caused minor problems in Roosevelt and Curry Counties, but left a number […]

Bingaman’s pubic lands bills ready to be signed into law

A package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today cleared a final hurdle and is now on its way to President Obama to be signed into law.

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ben Ray Luj

Wildfire prevention legislation passes House with Rep. Luj

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVIqngINll0 ]WATCH REP. LUJAN OFFER HIS AMENDMENT Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act with Rep. Luj