Letters to the editor: Obama views must have evolved

Guess which sweet talker made this speech in 2006: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign […]

Editorial: Candidates shortsighted on immigration

At least our state Senate candidates are consistent. More than once, Angie Spears and Pat Woods have declared their No. 1 priority if elected to represent District 7 would be repealing state law that allows illegal immigrants to receive driver's licenses. Really? The biggest issue is not reducing poverty or illiteracy or kids having kids, […]

Dusk falling on era of authority

If you follow these columns I'll assume you either have a passion for liberty, or you don't, but you like to get stirred up and have someone at whom you can direct your misgivings. Either way I'm glad to help get your blood circulating. If you are in the group who values liberty, and want […]

ENMU’s Samoei eighth in D-II nationals

PUEBLO, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University's Isaiah Samoei finished eighth on Thursday night in the men's NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships, hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo. Samoei, a junior from Eldoret, Kenya, posted a time of 31 minutes, 43.47 seconds to give the Greyhounds one team point. As a top-eight finisher, […]

Holiday closings – Clovis

The following businesses will be closed Monday for Memorial Day: American Heritage Bank Bank of America Bank of Clovis Cannon Federal Credit Union Citizens Bank James Polk Stone Community Bank New Mexico Bank & Trust U.S. Bank Western Bank of Clovis Wells Fargo Bank Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College Clovis News Journal City of […]

Dollar linked to Clovis man turns up in Illinois

A 1935 dollar bill, signed by the deceased brother of a Clovis man in 1943, turned up at Daphne's restaurant in Lincoln Ill., earlier this month. Courtesy photo: Amy Baker A short snorter bill signed by Lt. Curtis Chapman, brother of William Chapman of Clovis. The lieutenants signature can be seen over the pyramid on […]

Religion column: Graduation reminder that time is precious

This is graduation time and many of us ask as we look at our graduating children and grandchildren, "Where have the days gone?" Many of the minutes we have spent with our children and grandchildren have added up to hours, hours to days, days to weeks, and weeks to months and then the years really […]

amos the churchmouse: amos gets souped

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos gets souped boss i shoulda known better my momma told me to never play […]

Religion feature: Pastor, community member join forces on recovery group

Substance abuse has touched the lives of Laura Leeder-Martinez and David Lombrana. Now they are touching the lives of others through a recovery group New Creations at Legacy Life Family Church called New Creations. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed New Creations leader Laura Leeder-Martinez, left, Legacy Life Family Church pastor David Lombrana, middle, and New […]

Religion digest – May 25

Church sponsoring choir camps The First United Methodist Church in Clovis is sponsoring two choir camps this summer, according to church music director Ken McDonald. The Children's Summer Choir Camp is designed for children in grades 1-6. The camp will be held 9 a.m. to noo June 25-29. The cost is $10 per camper. The […]

Candidate Q&A: County commission, District 2

Editor's Note: Clovis Media Inc. contacted Curry County candidates in contested primary races for their stances on issues prior to the June 5 state primary elections. In District 2 of the Curry County Commission, incumbent Dan Stoddard and Ben McDaniel are running against each other for a four-year commissioner term. The winner of the Repubilcan […]

Press release: Smoke advisory issues for areas affected by wildfires in Gila wilderness

(Santa Fe) — The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Environment Department today issued a smoke advisory for areas of New Mexico affected by smoke from wildfires in the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico. Wind directions from the west to east have caused smoke impacts as far away as Roswell and into […]

Hard not to love church

I love the church! Not just (just?) the church universal, that marvelous and miraculous Body of Christ composed of all God's children, everyone who ever has or ever will wear Christ's name, all the sons and daughters of God … Oh, I love "that" church, too. But I also love the local expressions of that […]

Religion calendar – May 25

Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 North Norris. Information: 762-4727. Fellowship and doughnuts — 9 a.m., Central Christian Church. […]

Police blotter – May 25

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 1:48 a.m., Caller reported someone walking up and down the alley causing dogs to bark, 1300 block of Davis Street. 7:09 a.m., Caller reported their vehicle was spray painted, 500 block of Circle Drive. 8:25 a.m., Caller reported theft of tools and stereo […]

Police arrest one on drug raid

A Clovis man was arrested Wednesday following an investigation from Curry County law enforcement officials, along with agents on the Region V Drug Task Force, according to a release from the Clovis Police Department. According to the release: Sergio James, 34, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to traffic cocaine, possession with intent […]

Governor campaigns for Spears in Tucumcari

Gov. Susana Martinez made a campaign stop last Wednesday in Tucumcari to promote the candidacy of Angie Spears, who is running for state Senate. Spears is running against Pat Woods for the Republican spot in District 7, which covers Curry, Quay and Union counties. The June 5 primary is essentially the election, with no candidate […]

Candidates discuss issues at EPCOG forum

State office candidates took two hours Thursday morning at a political forum discussing issues affecting the state and country, with many finding common ground. A candidate forum hosted by the Eastern Plains Council of Government included five candidates in three state legislator races (CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson) The forum, sponsored by Eastern Plains Council […]

Governor, DA uninjured in plane mishap

SANTA FE — A private plane carrying Gov. Susana Martinez and Clovis-Portales District Attorney Matt Chandler landed without its landing gear down Wednesday in Santa Fe, but there were no injuries, officials said. The emergency landing took place about 10 p.m. at Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The governor was returning from a campaign event in […]

Man shot by police released from hospital, awaiting extradition

A city man who was shot in the abdomen May 17 by Clovis police has been released from the hospital. Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said Paul Villanueva, 23, is being held in a Lubbock jail pending extradition to New Mexico. Police say Villanueva held his ex-girl friend hostage in her home on Sheldon Street and […]