Letters to the editor: Democracy can’t exist without compromise

A new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks" is an excellent evaluation of our dysfunctional Congress. The authors are Thomas E Mann and Norman J. Ornstein. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman chair and senior fellow in governance studies at The Brookings Institution. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Both […]

Wife recounts husband’s last day

Even as the war in Afghanistan is featured less often on evening newscasts or front pages of our newspapers, Americans still involved in the fight continue to die there, deepening the pool of Memorial Day remembrances with new heroes and fresh heartbreak. To glimpse what's still being sacrificed on Afghan soil, Courtney Knox, the 24-year-old […]

Texas primary election results

Parmer County Republican President Mitt Romney — 640 Ron Paul — 49 John Davis — 2 Charles "Buddy" Roemer — 0 Rick Santorum — 54 Newt Gingrich — 34 Michele Bachmann — 7 Jon Huntsman — 0 Uncommitted — 22 U.S. senator David Dewhurst — 446 Curt Cleaver — 7 Joe Agris — 4 Lela […]

Police: Teen drowns at Conchas Lake

A 15-year-old Sandia Park male drowned at Conchas Lake diving off of his family's fishing boat Tuesday, according to the New Mexico State Police. The name of the teen was being withheld Tuesday night, Capt. Jimmy Glascock said, pending notification of all immediate family members. Glascock said state police were dispatched at 1:15 p.m. to […]

CCS hires football coach/AD

Clovis Christian has filled its football and athletic director's positions with Corey Robinson, a Florida native who has been an assistant coach at the FCS (Division I-AA), Division II and junior college levels as well as a variety of high schools. So what made him check into the opening at CCS? "About two years ago, […]

Romney savors GOP nomination victory

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney says he's honored and humbled to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee. And he's expressing confidence in his chances of winning the White House this fall. The former Massachusetts governor clinched the party nod Tuesday night with a Texas primary victory. In a post-victory statement, he claims the party has […]

Curry County Cats to host El Paso Raiders

The Curry County Cats begin the New Mexico Premier League playoffs with a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday against the El Paso Raiders at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats (9-2), seeded third in the six-team competition, swept the season series from the Raiders, winning 29-27 at El Paso on a late touchdown and never trailing […]

Drought leaves soil vulnerable to wind erosion

Drought and fire have destroyed crops and vegetation in eastern New Mexico, leaving the dry and barren soil vulnerable to wind erosion and leading the governor to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Sand dunes accumulating along fencelines southwest of Clovis on N.M. 467 are signs of rapidly […]

Portales woman critical after boating accident

Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition with life threatening injuries at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident Sunday on Ute Lake in Logan, according to state police. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Pool was a passenger in the front of a boat filled with friends. A family friend said the group was […]

Preliminary city budget approved

With eight minutes and a pair of 8-0 votes, the Clovis City Commission quickly handled a special meeting, mainly focused on approving a preliminary $39.73 million budget for 2012-13. The state Department of Finance and Administration requires a preliminary budget from entities by Friday, City Manager Joe Thomas told the commission. Thomas said there were […]