Only security in life knowing Jesus as savior

Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have, and a particular road trip showed me that sometimes we do not reach our destination, and life changes drastically in the process. This eye-opening experience came for me when some years ago Annie, Buffy, Mother and I were driving at dusk […]

3/19 Letters to the editor

Ambulance shouldn’t be used as ruse I am totally appalled after reading Friday’s paper to learn that Portales Fire Department approved the use of one of their ambulances to be used in a drug bust. I cannot imagine why the Fire Department would let one of their prized and expensive ambulances be filled up with […]

Medical resources hard to come by in rural towns

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Stretching medical resources to the limit is a way of life in small cities on the outskirts of Curry County. There are no doctors in Melrose and no medical clinics to serve its population of roughly 700, according to city officials. The same is true in Grady, an even […]

10/9 Local Briefs

Clovis man extradited from California A Clovis man charged with first-degree murder was extradited Friday from a Los Angeles jail to Curry County Adult Detention Center, according to the district attorney’s office. William Riley, 33, faces a jury trial Dec. 19 to 23 in connection with the death of Roshawn Pitts, 20, according to District […]

The only assurance we have in life is Jesus

By Judy Brandon The Salt River Canyon highway in Arizona is about 10 miles of winding road meandering between steep mountains on one side and deep rugged canyons below. Once a traveler gets to the bottom where the river runs, it is time to start back up the other side. The narrow highway with its […]