White Christmas pretty unlikely

CNJ staff It may be snowing across much of New Mexico but there’s not much of a chance of white Christmas for us. Extended forecasts from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque indicate plenty of wind over the next few days, but only a slight chance of snow Thursday. “Even then, it’s less than 20 […]

Parade glows through Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Shirley Wolfenvarder and Charley O’Barney, 4, wave to parade spectators from the Clovis/Curry County 50-plus Olympics float in Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red, green and blue lights danced across little Darcee Thoms’ face as it peeked out of her hooded coat Saturday while […]

Tracking down good trees not too difficult

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales nursery owner Curt Jaynes said a good way to check on a tree’s freshness is to pull on its branch, and remember healthier trees are slower to shed needles. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Across the country millions of people are flocking to nurseries and tree farms to […]

Politicians aren’t miracle makers

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Any time I run across some piece of writing that contains the assertions that the world, especially the United States, has been in the grips of market fundamentalism or the doctrine of laissez-faire capitalism, I tend to drop everything and pen a firm response. It’s a lie, nothing […]

First Person: Driver enjoys ghostbusting

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Lorrie Menkens has been a CATS driver for seven years. Lorrie Menkens is a driver for the Clovis Area Transit System during the week and a ghostbuster on the weekends. The 46-year-old travels with a friend across the state to cemeteries and sanitariums searching for an entity from beyond the […]

Peace in an unlikely place

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I recently ran across an entry call for an art show, in which the admittedly open or ambiguous theme was “Sacred Spaces and Sacred Places.” As the promoters willingly acknowledged, this sort of theme can create either opportunity, or confusion. What, after all, is a sacred space? I know that […]

Sept. 4, 2008 Education Digest

Rowley selected for leadership program Becky Rowley, executive vice president of Clovis Community College, is one of 48 leaders from across New Mexico who were selected to participate in the 2008-2008 Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program, according to a press release. Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program sessions are designed to address the various issues facing […]

Exercise highlights wireless communications

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, is briefed during the Joint Lightning communications exercise July 15. Wurster visited the base during the second annual AFSOC communications exercise that took place July 12-25. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg 27th SOW […]

Popular childrens show goes live

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Courtesy photo “Backyardigans Live!” will be performed August 14 at the City Bank Auditorium in Lubbock. Freedom New Mexico From the producers of Broadway Across America’s “Go, Diego Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue,” “The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Might Knights” is based on Neilson Media Research’s No. 2-rated preschool show on commercial television […]

Memories best gift to leave behind

Memories flash across my mind and cause my thoughts to turn back to times well over a half century ago, to a time of my earliest recollections, and starts a chain reaction of memories to begin unwinding,” wrote Vernon “Pistol” Payne,

Miss Rodeo New Mexico candidates

By Keely McDowell: CNJ Staff Writer Young ladies have traveled from across New Mexico to compete in the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant this week. The pageant is part of Pioneer Days, and competitions have been scheduled thoughout the week.

Portales woman shot in leg in Albuquerque hotel

CNJ staff A Portales woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning while she slept at an Albuquerque hotel, according to Albuquerque police. Sylvia Montano, 56, is listed as stable after receiving treatment at University of New Mexico Hospital, Officer Nadine Hamdy said Friday afternoon. It is a unique case, Hamdy said, considering the […]

Marines raising money for charities

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tom Knoll, front, and his son Warren have run 1,200 miles so far on their run Freedom Run Across America. Tom Knoll, known as the orginal Ironman, served 33 years in the Marine Corps. A father-son team are in Clovis this week as part of a 112-day run across the […]

Power restored, courthouse temporarily emptied

Freedom New Mexico Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning, the outage caused by a piece of equipment that regulates voltage, an Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. The power was out from 9:10 to 9:46 a.m. The power outage is believed to have triggered the temporary closing of the Roosevelt […]

Power returns to Portales

Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning.

New round of elections

Tuesday was the day to sign up for county and state elections across New Mexico.

Monk and Neagle to playing in Clovis

By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Christian recording artists Monk and Neagle have toured all across the country with musicians such as Mercy Me and Bebo Norman. Now they’ve decided to play a little closer to home to kick off their first solo tour. Tonight, the singer-songwriters and longtime friends are bringing their guitars and […]

Bingaman wants day of recognition for ranchers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is once again cosponsoring a resolution to recognize the “American Cowboy.” The Senate resolution acknowledges the role of ranchers in the development of the West. The resolution states that ranchers embody our nation’s strong work ethic, are good stewards of the environment, and play a major role in our […]

Christians call I-35 ‘Highway of Holiness’

McClatchy Newspapers MINNEAPOLIS — For many drivers it’s an efficient route to the cabin up north or the Iowa homestead down south, but for a number of Christians across denominations, Interstate 35 is a holy stretch of asphalt leading not to the site of Buddy Holly’s last gig, but to divine salvation. Some believe I-35 […]

Winter advisory issued for Curry County

By Gabriel Monte Curry and Roosevelt county residents could encounter another weekend of blowing snow, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service issued a winter weather advisory that took effect 6 p.m. Friday. The snowfall could last until 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Todd Shoemake of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. An […]