Dairy farmers express water concerns

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Concerned their water rights would be bled dry, dairy farmers requested the Clovis City Commission protest water rights consolidation efforts by New Mexico American Water Co. The commission voted unanimously for a conditional protest to the utility’s request to the Office of the State Engineer. The company wants to […]

March 30, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Where is our sheriff when needed? I am a concerned citizen who lives in the Grady community. Our only local gas and diesel fuel pumps have recently been removed. This was due to the burglary of fuel and vandalizing of pumps several times starting in January and continuing through March. The owner, Darrell Cook, had […]

Ignore the narrow minded

Clair Zarges arrived in Clovis about a year ago, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community on the Internet.

This is home

Clair Zarges arrived in Clovis about a year ago, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community on the Internet.

Any Clovis fans out there?

Clair Zarges is a relative newcomer to Clovis, and she is concerned about recent criticism aimed at the community.

Common-sense approach a winner

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Connie Belcher had to say: “Gayla had my vote from the beginning. Her common-sense approach and five-point plan demonstrated she had a well thought-out campaign. I was […]

Ag trumps technology — good for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “Clovis has always been rather insulated from the economic swings that affect the rest of the nation because our local economy is based more on agriculture than technology. But as we grow, so will our business and this will gradually make us more susceptible to those […]

Ag industry solid foundation for local economy

Here are some area readers’ views on the economy: “I am not concerned about the local economy as we don’t rely entirely on the banking industry or the stock market. We tend to forget how much money the farm and ranch industry, which includes the dairies, bring into the local economy, not to mention the […]

Feb. 16, 1954

Directors of the Clovis Baseball Club met at Hotel Clovis to discuss plans for the West Texas-New Mexico League season. Bill Gibson was club president. … Health officials were concerned about an outbreak of rabies. Thirteen dogs and one cat had been confirmed rabid in the past three weeks. … John Parker Motors, 1200 E. […]

Fire departments concerned about liability

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Residents living in Roosevelt County wishing to perform a controlled burn must have fire departments on standby as part of the ban that was kept intact by Roosevelt County Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday. Local area fire departments are concerned with the issue of standbys primarily because of liability. “It’s […]

Marriage no place for big government

By Tibor Machan : Syndicated Columnist The charge that George W. Bush is merely trying to kowtow to his base with his promotion of a constitutional ban on gay marriage sounds plausible enough, but that’s really not the crucial issue. Never mind his motives. Whether the idea is sound is what counts. Should the Constitution […]

5/23 Letters to the editor

Christian group deserved hospitality Regarding Friday’s article, ‘“Progressive’ Christians spread message in Clovis,” by Tonya Garner: Upon reading the article I was concerned that God would deal harshly with the Christian community and the Clovis Ministerial Alliance as the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for committing the same sin of failing to show hospitality […]

Causey residents concerned about unsolved homicide

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Arthur Boyd looks out on the porch of his home in Causey Saturday evening. Boyd’s home is one of only about 20 in the close-knit community. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Six months have passed, but no one has been charged with the shooting death of an elderly Causey rancher. […]

Residents can no longer be complacent

By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Police warned us in September 2003. They presented a petition to city commissioners alleging Clovis is “one of the most dangerous places in the state to live.” Mostly, we waved them off. They were just a bunch of drama queens, we told ourselves, their credibility in question because of their […]

Violence vivid even after abuser gone

CNJ Readers I would like to commend Debbie Vinson for her bravery to publicly talk about her experiences as a victim of domestic violence. (“Panelists encourage victims of violence to step forward,” Friday’s CNJ) Her statement about the pop and smell of fireworks reminding her of a specific incident paints a vivid picture of what […]

Group voicing Constitutional concerns

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Bruce Journagan, CAN DO spokesperson, reads a copy of the Constitution in his home. (Staff writer: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Constitution is in Bruce Journagan’s back pocket. It isn’t always there, but he does try to keep a copy nearby — sometimes in a pocket, sometimes on his end table, […]

American Veterans commander visits Clovis

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American Veterans National Commander, William Boettcher, left, talks with New Mexico State Commander Mike “Doc” Tharpe before a meeting Tuesday at Post 14 in Clovis. Boettcher is the first AMVETS National Commander to visit. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A celebratory mood permeated the American Veterans Post 14 on Wednesday […]

Reports of prisoner abuse getting old

I really hope no bleeding-heart liberals are close by if I have to hear one more thing about the so-called “abuses” of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers, because I will throw up! So, maybe they were humiliated … boo hoo! As one subscriber to “Free Republic” so amply stated recently, “At least all our prisoners […]

New electric cars met with concern, applause

By David Arkin A bill signed by the governor that will allow electric cars to be driven on city streets and highways is receiving mixed reviews. The bill, which was crafted by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed into law by Richardson last week, would allow “neighborhood electric cars,” which are four-wheeled electric motor vehicles […]

Customers will decide economic growth

From the Editor’s Desk Not everyone is thrilled with the region’s recent economic growth. Some longtime residents are concerned that newcomers will mean dramatic and unpleasant change. Mom-and-pop businesses, they fear, will be driven out by the likes of Lowe’s, Hobby Lobby, Hastings and other chain stores that have opened in Clovis in recent weeks. […]