Southeastern Oklahoma holds off Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — Senior center William Slones’ dunk with 3:06 left erased Eastern New Mexico University’s only lead of the night and Southeastern Oklahoma went on to a 67-63 men’s Lone Star Conference crossover victory over the Greyhounds on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The Savage Storm (3-3), winning for the third time in […]

Cannon: Delayed reporting for non-essential personnel

27th SOW Public Affairs Due to weather conditions, non-essential personnel are to report to work at 9 a.m. on Friday.For additional information, contact your supervisor.

Colonel selectees announced

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USAF photo: Senior Airmen James Bell Lt. Col. Michael Fulton, left, and Lt. Col. James Reineke, right, hold up colonel wings presented to them by Col. Scott Corcoran, 27th Special Operations Medical Group commander, center, who notified them of their selection to colonel at the base clinic on Dec. 2. Fulton, 27th Special Operations Aerospace […]

Cold weather precautions advised

By 27th SOW Safety Office Winter adds its own hazards to regular safety concerns, so get ready to continue to work safely in winter weather by training to recognize and protect against its hazards. How cold is too cold? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, cold stress can occur when the body is […]

Cannon recognizes Family of the Year

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Master Sgt. Rosa Jenkins, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, second from left, and husband Tech. Sgt. Charles Jenkins, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, third from left, display the Family of the Year award presented to them by Col. Ruedi Kaspar, far left, 27th Special […]

Savage Storm blows past Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern center Kassie Daugherty goes up to the basket guarded by Southeastern Oklahoma State guard Whitney Coffey. PORTALES — Southeastern Oklahoma hit four 3-pointers in the first 3 minutes, 15 seconds en route to a 14-0 lead Thursday night, and the unbeaten Savage Storm never looked back in an 87-66 […]

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God’s wisdom can guide everyday living

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When we talk about someone being smart, what does that mean? And wouldn’t it be helpful if we knew 20 years ago what we have learned today? Let me explain. Just for fun once I bid on some old lunch boxes that were on eBay. They were the ones like […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Ms. Y

Today’s focus: Ms. Y Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. Y” and her husband are unemployed and are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes large, 7-8, 10-12, 3-4 and 3. Girls pants sizes 15, 7-8, 10-12, 3-4 and 3. Girls shoe […]

Clovis schools hosting tuba Christmas event

CNJ staff report The Clovis Municipal Schools music department is hosting the annual Tuba Christmas event on Saturday. Alan Dropps, music director for the district, said any high school, college or adult tuba or euphonium player is welcome to participate. Registration is $5 and will take place at the Norvil Howell Band Hall at Clovis […]

State engineer blocks agricultural well applications

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Citing limited groundwater supply in the area, the Office of the State Engineer has issued an order to close the Ogallala Aquifer to new applications for agricultural wells. The issue drew discussion during a Clovis City Commission meeting Thursday lasting just 15 minutes, with all action items unanimously approved […]

Curry County schools planning delays

CNJ staff report Texico schools are planning a one hour delay for the school day on Friday. Clovis Municipal Schools will announce any weather delays for Friday at 8 p.m. Thursday via their Web site. Grady schools let out at 2:45 p.m. and Melrose schools released at 2:45 p.m. A Clovis Christian School spokesperson said […]

Charge filed in fatal fight

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Courtesy photo Lucio Ramirez, 22, of Portales is charged with hitting Marvin Silva, 34, of Belen in the head with a hammer. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Portales man is charged with aggravated battery in a fight that led to the stabbing death of 25-year-old Marco Bonilla of Portales. But police said Thursday […]

First person: Clovis nurses aid honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rudy Apodaca, 55, has been a certified nurses assistant for seven years. He said he likes his job because he likes helping people. Rudy Apodaca was named home health aid of the year by the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care. Apodaca has been a certified nurses aid […]

Press Release: Free Christmas trees

SANTA FE – Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons today announced the State Land Office will issue free Christmas tree permits to New Mexico residents effective immediately through December 20th.

Press release: State Engineer closes Curry-Portales basins to new groundwater appropriations

The State Engineer has issued an order closing the High Plains aquifer in Curry-Portales Underground Water Basins (CPUWBs) to the filing of applications for new appropriations of ground water.

Don’t be quick to discredit Mule

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Agriculturists have known — and exploited — the phenomenon of hybrid vigor for at least 100 years. A hybrid is the resultant offspring from the mating of two plants or animals of different breeds, varieties or species. The hybrid outperforms either parent, thus the term hybrid vigor. Mules, the offspring […]

Private property belongs to oneself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In a wide-ranging review essay of Amartya Sen’s recent ambitious book, “The Idea of Justice,” Moshe Halbertal, a philosopher from the Hebrew University, unleashes arguments against the right to private property that are supposed to be even stronger than those Sen himself offers. Sen regards this right as […]

Free-speech activist now faces jail time

Freedom New Mexico The Chinese blogger and activist known for his efforts to help victims of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 was sentenced to three years in prison late last month. We have become accustomed to the Chinese government’s free-speech-squelching antics and authoritarian policies and this is another example. Chinese authorities claim that blogger Huang […]