Climate change, national security presentation to be held

CNJ staff Clovis is the fourth stop for New Mexico’s Operation Free, as it plans a Saturday film and discussion focused on climate change and national security. The presentation is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Clovis’ Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3015. State Director Chuck Tyler said Operation Free’s message is that climate […]

Teacher believes science fair can change students’ lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia Elementary School student Logann Ewers works on her display board Tuesday, getting set for the regional science fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Zia Elementary School science teacher Suzanne Tipton knows how science can change a student’s life. She saw it in […]

City targeting money from state euthanasia law change

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A male setter watches and licks his lips in anticipation as Animal Control Officer Robin Wiggins fills his bowl with food Friday at the Clovis Animal Shelter. City officials are still waiting for money promised by the state to aid in a forced change from the gas chamber to lethal […]

Melrose hoping for change, growth

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Village of Melrose is trying to plan ahead and entice growth. With a changed mission at Cannon Air Force Base, a new medical center underway and local energy projects on the horizon, the community of about 700 is looking to prepare for change. And villagers want growth, Mayor […]

Press release: Bingaman talks health care, climate change

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the health care and climate change legislation being debated in the Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link:

Going green starts with personal change

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I suppose the problem addressed in this column is like other common questions, in that the answer lies, not in knowing, but in doing. We know that, if we do not develop alternative energies, our modes of transportation will radically alter when fossil fuel runs out. We know that we […]

Radio stations waiting approval for change of ownership

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If it’s approved by the Federal Communications Commission, a pair of Clovis radio stations will change hands, but little else. Zia Broadcasting, owned by Lonnie and Barbara Allsup of Clovis, has agreed in principle to buy a pair of stations from Curry County Broadcasting, Inc., owned by Hewel and […]

Udall Talks about the public option, revised energy and Climate Change Bill and his support of unemployment benefits for New Mexicans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including the benefits of energy and climate change legislation and the ongoing health insurance reform debate. If you are interested in obtaining an .mp3 file of this week’s “Tuesdays with Tom,” please contact Jessica Borchert. Below is a […]

County officials working to secure sole courthouse entrance

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In about a month, Curry County officials are hoping to have all but one entrance to the courthouse closed in the interest of improving security. County Manager Lance Pyle said the target date for the change is Sept. 21. August 18 the county commission voted to reduce courthouse traffic […]

Compassion more important than law

God walked this globe full of grace By Curtis K. Shelburne Some things never change. Most things, in fact. “In times like these,” said one wise man, “it helps to remember that there have always been times like these.” Yes, and people, too. While no one is absolutely one or the other, people here will […]

Climate change proposals based on faulty research

It’s likely a sign of desperation that national security is increasingly invoked as an excuse for waging war on global warming. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., says global warming will create “climate refugees” and bring international conflicts. The American military, the reasoning goes, will have to intervene in massive humanitarian efforts or with force. This echoes […]

Fight promoter found innocent in Tucumcari shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks James Burleson, a Socorro fight promoter accused of killing a Tucumcari man in 2007, awaits the verdict Thursday from a Curry County jury. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Curry County jury found Socorro fight promoter James Burleson innocent Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of […]

Perspective always changes as we age

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Lots of things change as we get older. If you don’t believe that, just take a look at your kids. And I don’t even have to look that far. I can just look at my kids’ dogs. Ol’ Zeke, the college dog, is a Great Dane. Our son Chris called […]

New commander: Base plans won’t change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark has been active duty military for 22 years. He was the Speical Operations Support Team Chief at the National Counter Terrorism Center in Washington D.C. before being reassigned as commander of Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Special county commission meeting scheduled

The Curry County Commission has scheduled a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday. Items on the agenda include approval of a bank services contract, a change in fair ticket prices and a resolution for Rodeo Council Funding. The special meeting was scheduled because the first June commission meeting was canceled and the second was postponed […]

Cambiar brings needed change

By Lisa Bond-Maupin: Guest columnist There is a quiet revolution in juvenile justice in New Mexico occurring in the southern part of our state.

Disabled severance pay adjusted

By Tom Philpott A few hard-nosed choices by the Bush administration in implementing laws to help disabled service members are being rolled back under congressional pressure and a new team of Pentagon policymakers. One regulation change soon to take effect will allow more disability severance pay recipients to keep those lump sum payments without worry […]

Ban against speaking out not far off

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In a series of articles on climate change, the villain is gradually being identified as — you should have guessed it — freedom of thought. Jon Gertner of The New York Times Magazine wrote recently that “What makes CRED’s work (the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions) especially relevant … […]

City working on euthanasia change

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A looming June deadline has Clovis working to switch from the gas chamber to lethal injection as a mechanism for killing unwanted animals. Almost two weeks since the governor signed legislation into mandating lethal injection, state boards are still working to approve training facilities. And, the communities affected by […]

Bingaman bill aids self-employed New Mexicans

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would change the tax law to benefit small business owners.