Gas prices please residents, don’t change holiday plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nell Alfieri of Clovis said gas prices aren’t affecting her plans to travel to see her family for Thanksgiving. By Sarah Meyer and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Obama’s call for change needs wisdom as well

Perhaps the most annoying aspect of President-elect Obama’s campaign was the vagueness of his promise of “change,” which turned out to have little content once you got past the soaring rhetoric, leaving people of all persuasions to use him as a mirror to their own aspirations and agendas. That very vagueness, however, may serve him […]

Ike forces ENMU football time change

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Southeastern Oklahoma isn’t taking any chances. The school decided Friday to move its start time for today’s Lone Star Conference crossover football game against Eastern New Mexico University ahead four hours, to 1 p.m. (MDT), because of the potential for bad weather caused by Hurricane Ike. “We feel like […]

Water authority looks at organizational change

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members revisited a change first considered in 2007 — moving to a true utility authority. Scott Verhines, Ute Water Project Manager, gave a potential timeline and goals sought for such a change at Wednesday’s authority meeting. The authority, tasked with the Ute Water […]

Time for comics change?

The comic “For Better or for Worse” will begin “new-runs” on Sept. 1, according to artist Lynn Johnston. The series will start blending classic strips with new material

Public favors lifting offshore drilling ban

Freedom New Mexico President Bush has lifted the executive ban on oil drilling on the outer continental shelf. The public increasingly sees the reasonableness of such a policy change. But no new drilling will occur as long as the Democratic congressional leadership remains opposed. Meanwhile, gasoline prices climb. Even the pioneer Get Oil Out! (GOO) […]

Commissioner opposed to animal euthanasia change

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Juan Garza Sr. said he resents a push to change the euthanization method at the Clovis Animal Shelter, terming it the work of special interest groups from outside the community. After taking a week to research the issue, he said he will recommend at Tuesday’s Animal Control […]

Learning about God best education

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My how change takes place. Someone said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” That is so true. My sister Susie showed me a perfect example of that just this last month when I visited her in Rochester, Minn. Susie collects old books. She has old school books — […]

Board hopes turf change offsets costs

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In an effort to cut down on water costs the Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board will recommend to the city commission seeding certain parks with water-saving grass. The board unanimously approved Tuesday the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Department during its regular monthly meeting. Clovis Parks and Recreation […]

City approves zoning change

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Google maps Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates near Llano Estacado Blvd. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates, but not before they heard “marching orders” to widen Norris Street to four lanes. The measure passed 7-1, with Commissioner Robert Sandoval voting […]

Letters to the Editor: Nothing can change annual now

Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop talking about this whole Clovis High School yearbook controversy. The yearbook has already been published, paid for, delivered to the students and there is nothing more […]

Nothing can change annual now

Editor’s note: These letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. I for one am ready to stop talking about this whole Clovis High School yearbook controversy. The yearbook has already been published, paid for, delivered to the students and there is nothing more […]

Detention officers get shift change

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Plagued with staffing issues, the Curry County Adult Detention Center is switching to longer but less frequent works shifts at the request of detention center officers. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he recently approved a petition request by detention officers to switch from 10 eight-hour shifts in a […]

School board debates grass replacement

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School Board will vote Tuesday whether to take a pass on grass. At issue at the board meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bella Vista Elementary, is a proposal to outfit Leon Williams Stadium with an artificial surface. The change would cost roughly $600,000, Clovis […]

Environmental choice would produce change

Freedom New Mexico T here’s no documented, let alone alarming

Lawsuit settlement changes way magistrate judges elected

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer By Gabriel MonteCNJ STAFF WRITERgabe_monte@link.freedom.com The system to elect magistrate judges in Curry County will change in the 2010 election because of a recent lawsuit settlement. Curry County residents Johnny Chavez and Terry Martin sued the state three years ago to change magistrate-judge positions from at-large to districted positions […]

Cuba change significant, albeit slow

Freedom New Mexico Of itself, the change was not quite as significant as it seemed to be at first glance. Cuba was not legalizing private property or even moving toward anything that might be deemed an actual market in real estate. All the notice on Friday in the official gazette of the Cuban Justice Ministry […]

Time change too time consuming

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist “What? No. The time doesn’t change this Sunday, does it?” I heard this time and again before the switch to daylight saving time last Sunday. It’s something that snuck up on lots of folks.

No room for good ol’ boys

What needs to change about Clovis? Steve Gershon says the city needs to lose “the good ol’ boy mentality.” “I think it’s been going on so long here in Clovis

Service to others ‘noble’

What needs to change about Clovis? Gina Hochhalter wants to see a change in attitude among workers. “I’m many times disappointed with how workers view work, as if serving people doesn’t matter or is somehow ‘less than,’ she wrote in an e-mail. “Service to others is the MOST noble