Elected officials fail to represent

Elected officials fail to represent If an 800-pound gorilla actually existed, it might represent the uneasily plausible political belief that with regard to big-picture economics and long-term issues of war and peace, the average person has almost no influence. But the 400-pound version in the room is real, and to me represents the pretty obvious […]

Obama needs to act rather than speak

Freedom New Mexico The State of the Union message wasn’t always the media spectacle it has become. President Thomas Jefferson simply delivered a written report to Congress, and that precedent was maintained for more than a century, until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, who decided to deliver his message to Congress in person. The growing […]

Obama plans support for military families

The Associated Press President Barack Obama is announcing new government-wide initiatives to support military families, including programs aimed at preventing suicide and eliminating homelessness. Obama says the government has an obligation to help military families as they support loved ones fighting for their country. Obama says he often meets with service members who say their […]

New Mexico American Water to be sold in $470 million deal

New Mexico American Water will be sold to a Canadian utility company in an estimated $470 million deal. In the agreement, EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. would purchase companies providing water and wastewater services in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a Monday press release from NMAW. American Water, which stands to make a $20 million […]

Press release: New Mexico American Water to be sold

January 24, 2011 – American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (“EPCOR USA”) to sell 100 percent of the stock of its companies that provide regulated water and wastewater services located in […]

ENMU hitting camp cancelled

Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Lauren Sigwing has announced that a hitting camp scheduled for today in Portales has been cancelled. Campers signed up for today are asked to attend the camp scheduled for next Sunday.

Tarleton sweeps ENMU

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico ENMU forward Tyler Jefferson battles Tarleton State’s Wes Dipprey for a rebound during the first half of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Arena. Jefferson had team highs of 18 points and nine rebounds in ENMU’s 77-53 loss. Karl Terry PORTABLE — Eastern New Mexico University’s Zias took Lone Star Conference South […]

‘Nedward’ giving it another shot

Newspapers across New Mexico reported the outgoing governor left a letter on her desk for the incoming governor. It’s a tradition. They all do it. Only here will you get the real scoop. Susana wrote back. Your humble columnist has the only known copy of that letter. William, I hope you don’t mind my dispensing […]

Letter to the editor: Clovis residents taxed enough

Clovis residents taxed enough In Sunday’s edition of the Clovis News Journal, the mayor wrote about another gross receipts tax being needed in Clovis for the Ute pipeline project. It would be no skin off her back because she makes more money than most of us. We’re taxed enough already. Don’t you remember Mayor Brumfield […]

County leaders still in dark on earning trust

Freedom New Mexico It’s been nearly three months since Curry County voters overwhelmingly rejected grandiose plans to build a $33 million judicial complex. Yet recent actions tell observers our county leaders have no clue about how to instill public trust in their decision-making on these important projects. A few weeks ago a hopeful sign surfaced […]

In tribute: Clovis Bataan survivor never passed up chance to go out

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Courtesy photo Buren Johnston, left, and Lee Roach at a monument in Albuquerque’s Bataan Memorial Park. Johnston and Roach were two of 89 men from Curry County who survived the Bataan Death March. Roach died Thursday. Johnston is believed to be the only remaining Bataan survivor still living in Clovis. Kevin Wilson Thousands of American […]

Superintendent wants transparency in bond sale

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools sale of $8 million worth of bonds is slated for Tuesday. Proceeds are the district’s share of money needed for construction projects. Superintendent Terry Myers said school bond sales are always open to the public but he has a special desire for the public to know when money raised […]

Jail, courthouse committee member list

Sharna Johnson The Curry County Commission on Dec. 7, created two committees charged with studying issues facing the jail and courthouse and presenting recommendations to the commission by March 15. As of mid-January, eight members of the committees have resigned, primarily complaining about a lack of transparency and steering by the commission after the committees […]

Weekly update —

Scout troop conducting food drive A Clovis Boy Scouts troop is conducting a food drive to benefit the Hartley House. The troop informed the city commission during its regular meeting Thursday evening. The drive will take place Jan. 29-30, with a focus on neighborhoods from Norris Street east to Humphrey Road, between Seventh and 21st […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Jan. 7 an officer responded to the area of 21st Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a crash report. A woman said she was driving north on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and her vehicle started pulling […]

Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Shameless self-promotion We asked and you answered. Saturday’s newspaper will feature former newsboys and newsgirls who once delivered our publication on foot, by bike and even from horseback. It’s a delightful feature packed with memories and odd stories you won’t want to miss. Question of the […]

Clovis woman dies in accident

CNJ staff A Clovis woman died Friday in an accident outside of Canyon, Texas. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Lucy Prieto, 37, was westbound seven miles outside of Canyon on Highway 60 when she was passed by a Honda Prelude and another unknown vehicle. Police said the Honda clipped the side of […]

Birthdays — Jan. 23

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Adelicia Cordova Adelicia Cordova of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 5 p.m. Jan. 24, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration will be hosted by her son, James Leroy Cordova and two daughters, Elena Vigil and Connye Cordova Bynum. She was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Sombrio. She has 10 children, 23 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. […]

Club notes — Jan. 23

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Jan. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church with seven members that welcomed new member Rachel Wallace. Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order and read “Somewhere There’s Someone” from the new yearbook. Roll call was answered with what did you do for Christmas? June Phillips read the minutes […]

On the shelves — Jan. 23

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Pain Chronicles” by Melanie Thernstrom explores the myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and other research into the science of suffering to illuminate the elusive nature of chronic pain and its various treatments. “Legacy” by Danielle Steel interweaves the stories of two women — […]