Education column: New year means renewed commitment to students

The New Year has begun, and resolutions are resounding everywhere. Despite challenges, most everyone begins the new year filled with hope and resolve, wanting to do better or be better in some way. There’s even a government website that documents the most common New Year’s Resolutions and provides a considerable array of associated links with […]

Pet grooming growing trend

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Alice McMath, a groomer for Pet Care in Clovis, trims a Shih Tzu named Shelby Friday. McMath said she has been in the dog grooming business for more than 20 years and sees a lot of passion in people towards their pets. Alisa Boswell Pampered pets may be the new […]

Mubarak resigns

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after pro-democracy protesters brought down President Hosni Mubarak with a momentous march on his palaces and state TV. Mubarak, who until the end seemed unable to grasp the depth of resentment over his three decades of authoritarian rule, finally resigned Friday and handed power to […]

Enjoy winter, but keep it safe

By Cannon AFB Emergency Management As we enter the harshest part of the year, please consider some cold-weather related safety concerns as you and your family go about your daily business. While our average winter temperature is 45 degrees, we often experience lows in the single digits with an associated wind creating a wind-chill effect […]

Letter to the editor: Associated Press stories slanted

Associated Press stories slanted Tuesday’s CNJ carried a story written by Cain Burdeau of The Associated Press: “Gulf dead zone one of largest ever.” This article is typical of my beef with AP articles your paper publishes. Many of them are slanted with a progressive view point to manipulate public opinion on certain political issues. […]

County road work scheduled

CNJ staff The Curry County Road Department will be working on roads in the northern part of the county until June. According to a press release from the road department, work began Monday on Curry Road 13 from Curry Road K to NM 209 and Curry Road K from Curry Road 12 to 14. Residents […]

The Kid Boss

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Photos courtesy of Nita Stewart Haley Jim Cook as a young man. Cook, a reputed gunman who was also known as an aggressive, overbearing range foreman, married Leta Easley, neice of the Winfrey brothers who owned the H-Bar Ranch. Cook lived the life of a rover traveling the country and Canada. Cook also wrote a […]

Solutions not found in big government

Freedom New Mexico Political corruption remains a perennial concern for the voting public, and with good reason. Still, this particular brand of dishonesty has something in common with other human failings: People tend to see it clearly in others but not so clearly in themselves. We all know the images associated with ethically challenged elected […]

Socialized health care not answer

I think it was shortsighted of the Clovis News Journal to print only one photo and caption of the socialized medicine protest meeting outside the library in the Saturday edition and to run an Associated Press piece on Obama’s telling Congress not to “lose heart.” I think the government does have a role in health […]

TB tests now law for Curry, Roosevelt cattle

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Local, state and national election results

Freedom New Mexico For up-to-the-minute results of local, state or national elections, click on the appropriate link below. Results are updated as they come in to us from The Associated Press.

CNJ wins five first-place awards

CNJ staff The Clovis News-Journal took five first-place awards and gathered eight total awards in The Associated Press Managing Editor’s contest, as announced by the AP Saturday evening. Managing Editor Rick White received first-place awards for sports photo, deadline sports writing and headline writing, and took second for page design. The News-Journal staff took first-place […]

Associated Press declares win for Cosner

CNJ staff Quay County native Craig Cosner won the only contested primary race for a seat in the state House of Representatives in Tuesday’s primary election. Cosner beat Van Robertson 1,247 to 875 for the State Representative District 67 in the Democratic Primary with complete results from all counties except Curry County. The Associated Press […]

Living with autism

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Courtesy photo Brenden Webb, 5, relaxes in a swing. Brenden has autism, and though he is able to participate in many activities typical for a child of his age, his condition presents challenges as well. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Brenden Webb just celebrated his fifth birthday. The curly-haired bundle of energy likes finding […]

Farming foundation of future

By Mark Marsalis: Ag Sense In this day and age, it is easy to lose focus on what is important, and we often forget about the many blessings that we’ve been given. Agriculture is one such example. It has been said that “If you eat or wear clothes, then you are involved in agriculture”; I […]

‘Sopranos’ fans left fuming

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Many fans of the critically acclaimed HBO series, “The Sopranos,” felt they were left hanging by Sunday night’s final episode. “I was like, ‘That’s it?’” said Tammy Batchelor, 42, senior manager of Clovis’ Hollywood Video. “Literally, I spent money on HBO for two years for that.” After a blood […]

Local resident had chance encounter with Ford

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Jim Garrison, left, talks to his son John on Wednesday about the time he met President Ford over 30 years ago in Grand Junction, Colo. and had a drink with him. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A simple act of kindness, involving a dog and a pocketknife, led to […]

An open letter to Keavin Lawdermilk

By David Stevens; Clovis News Journal Editor Dear Keavin, I read a wonderful story about you in our newspaper on Wednesday. What an exciting life it must be, guarding the Dixie Chicks and associating with all of those other movie and music stars. Wow. A lot of people must be jealous. I know I am. […]

Updated Wednesday state tournament results

The Associated pRess The Associated Press State Basketball Tournament WEDNESDAY BOYS Quarterfinals 5A Cibola 77, Manzano 51 Eldorado 68, Alamogordo 59 Rio Grande 53, Gadsden 43 4A Capital 67, Albuquerque Academy 43 Deming 74, St. Pius 60 Roswell 60, Aztec 59 Silver 65, Kirtland Central 55 3A Bernalillo 60, St. Micheals 56 Grants 59, Wingate […]

Staying in Iraq will bring officials more dilemmas

The scene was a sad reminder of the dangers that remain in Iraq, long after the nation has been liberated from Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime. Four civilians who worked for a North Carolina-based security company were killed in an ambush of their SUV in Fallujah, a city west of Baghdad, on Wednesday. Then crowds dragged […]