Fire guts Big Valley Ford

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said the fire appeared to have started in the attic area. The cause of the fire is under investigation. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico In the second major structure fire in Portales in a week, the roof of Big Valley Ford’s repair shop burned Friday […]

Thievery occurs in agriculture too

By Glenda Price Manufacturers build big warehouses for storage of their products so they won’t be stolen. Agriculturists can’t do that. Crops in the field can’t be locked up. Neither can cattle or sheep — or horses. Since prevention is difficult, punishment after the fact was considered the next best option, the sooner the better, […]

Big Valley sells Clovis inventory

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac on Monday took over inventory from the Big Valley GMC Buick Pontiac. Bender Chevrolet and Cadillac co-owner Bryce Bender said the dealership will be called Bender GM World. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There is a reason the Big Valley lot on Mabry is empty. […]

Mustangs ride big second-half run to beat Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico’s Celeste Belizario takes a shot over Midwestern State’s Rosy Ofoegbu during the first half of Saturday night’s game at Greyhound Arena. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women were in position to get their first Lone Star Conference South Division win Saturday night, but they couldn’t […]

Jan. 29 Letters to the Editor

Money wasted on big businesses Our government wants to spend $825 billion in taxpayers’ money to “jump start” our lagging economy. I could fill three pages of this paper with stuff I have learned recently about this “bailout, jump start, job creating” plan our Congress and President Obama are trying to force down our collective […]

Market more powerful than big oil

It seems like yesterday mobs clamored for government to spank Big Oil for gouging. “Windfall profit taxes!” they demanded as gasoline prices in June rose to $4.33 nationally. What a difference a season makes. Gasoline prices now are around a buck and half in some parts of the nation and $2.40 on average for New […]

Ranch hand chooses work over welfare

by Glenda Price The rancher, Big Jim Jordan, went to the cafe in town where day-workers hung out each morning. Four or five fellows visited over coffee, one whittled on a stick, another looked at the day’s newspaper and the others just hung out.

It’s no debate: Big government wins, we lose

Freedom New Mexico From a political perspective, the big debate Friday night was probably a draw. Given that the electorate is nearly evenly divided on which candidate to choose, the debate results will only reinforce this indeterminate status quo. Republican John McCain had better answers on the economy. But Democrat Barack Obama had better answers […]

Taxpayer dollars don’t belong to automakers

Freedom New Mexico The Big Three U.S. automakers were busy at the political conventions of both major parties this year, lobbying for more gravy from the taxpayers. Specifically, they’re not satisfied with the $25 billion in low-interest loans Congress voted to grant them last year, ostensibly to help them develop new fuel-efficient cars and retool […]

Baskett ready for big chance

By Jon Marks: Special to the CNJ PHILADELPHIA — Move over Brian Urlacher. There’s a fellow New Mexican who may be about to share the NFL spotlight. In his third season in the NFL, Clovis’ Hank Baskett is expected to see significant playing time while the Philadelphia Eagles top two receivers that are sidelined with […]

Aug. 17, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Baseball Hour by Carol Nevius, Bye-Bye Crib by Alison McGhee, Charlie Hits it Big by Deborah Blumenthal, Lucy Maud Montgomery by Elizabeth Macleod and The Texas Rangers by Michael Spradlin were given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. These selections have received […]

Reames has successful finish

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kellie Collier hustles her horse to the second barrel during the 9-12 barrel racing event Saturday in the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Collier’s time was 10.962 seconds. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Aspyn Reames was hoping for a big finish in […]

Tucumcari wants to go racin’

Thursday will be a big day for Tucumcari. That’s when the New Mexico Racing Commission comes to town for a 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center, where it will hear investors’ proposal for a racetrack and casino.

Fishing gives families chance to bond

Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak brush, […]

He was a little animated

Coming Sunday: Did you know a Clovis native was once a big part of the Pixar animation studio?

May 18, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Big Medicine Where: TLC When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A man who once weighed 1000 lbs. tries to walk for the first time in 10 years after losing more than 600 lbs. by exercising in a swimming pool.

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

Glenda Price One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people […]

Big day for Portales-born ballplayer

Portales-born Cody Ross started in center field and had three hits for the Florida Marlins on Sunday in their 5-1 loss to Houston.

Hounds win big in finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh isn’t worried about how other Lone Star Conference teams are faring. He’s concerned with how many games his squad can win down the stretch. The Greyhounds got a complete game from junior right-hander Evan Orsak and pounded out 21 […]

Boring is good

Small towns have a lot of problems. So do big towns.