Snow days for making memories

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Snow day — those words always sounded so good. We always used to get up early on snowy mornings and turn the radio up loud so we wouldn’t miss the proclamation that the weather was just too bad to hold school. Actually I don’t ever remember missing a school closure […]

2-3 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexcian Days remaining in session: 15

2-2 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 16

Legislative tidbits: Restaurant tax would fund promos

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21

Legislative tidbits: No more texting while driving

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 27

Legislative tidbits: Bill would limit bills

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 28

Legislative tidbits: Bill would modernize PRC

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29

United Way short of fundraising goal

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is 26 percent short of its goal with 11 days left in the fundraising cycle, according to a news release. So far, $430,385 has been raised toward the community-wide goal of $580,000, the release said. Deadline for donations is Jan. 20. This year’s goal is […]

Letter to the Editor: Next step is to combat sun’s effects

Next step is to combat sun’s effects I have come to a new awareness that we really have global warming, and nowI know what is the singular most significant major contributor to this climatic change. As a result, I have a quick and fairly simple solution to this warming catastrophe. On a few recent days, […]

ENMU-Cameron basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-3) at Cameron (6-1), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-98 shootout to East Central at Greyhound Arena a week ago, completing the split of a four-game homestand. Notes: Cameron opened the season […]

The holidays can be holy days of genuine Joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist My kids tell me that I’m younger now than I was when they were growing up. I think “childish” may be what they have in mind; I prefer to think in terms of “younger.” It seems to me that the transformation started sometime after my wife and I discovered […]

State workers ordinary people, too

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The holidays are, most definitely, a time when we take stock of and count our blessings. They are also a time when we figure out how we shall allocate limited resources to cover the ways we wish to express our love, be it gifts, parties, or travel expenses to share […]

Seasonal flu vaccines available at clinic

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Medical Group received additional seasonal influenza vaccines, and currently has injectable vaccines at the immunization clinic. Because there are several days with adjusted hours due to exercises, holidays and training in November, call your Primary Care Manager team or Immunizations at 784-4040 if you have questions.

Pressman turned from owner to ‘phantom’

Don McAlavy: County historian Back in the old days when Joe Fahnert left the CNJ he went to the “Clovis Printing, Inc.” and dropped the word “Lithography” which no one understood. Never use names in your business title that confuse the public. Joe slowly got rid of all the extra help and built a new […]

Troops won’t help troubled Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and four straight days of intensive discussions with Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry provided the pressure. The result was to convince the current and probably future President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, to agree to a runoff election Nov. […]

I’ve discovered a gem in TV land

By Thomas Garcia: Guest columnist With everything on TV these days — from reality TV to game shows, special interests, food programs and sports and news — it’s hard not to find something to watch. While I enjoy episodes of “NCIS” and “24” and “Man vs. Food” along with “Adult Swim” programs, I often find […]

Melrose man driving lawn tractor pleads to fine, jail time

CNJ staff A Melrose man police say was drinking and driving a lawn tractor on city streets has pleaded to jail time and a fine. Monday, George Rierson, 36, agreed to serve 364 days in Curry County jail and pay fines and costs of $167. Police said Rierson will actually serve 11 days in jail […]

Book’s success ignited Boy Scout program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist How great were the days of yesteryear and how filled with the promise of those ahead for the youngsters who follow in Scouting and the various Council programs. Thanks to the author who started it all. General Douglas McArthur’s farewell address to the Congress of the United States was a […]

Ticket feature: Dawg Days back at ENMU

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Courtesy photo Comedian Dylan Mandlsohn will perform Sunday during Dawg Days at Eastern New Mexico University. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Dawg Days’ schedule is packed with information and entertainment. Dawg Days is a new student orientation held at ENMU each fall to help familiarize incoming freshman with their new school. The event […]

Tucumcari police chief back at work

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher has been cleared of any wrongdoing and reinstated, according to a press release issued late this morning. Hatcher was placed on administrative leave July 6 after shooting a 14-year-old girl with a Taser stun gun four days earlier. City Manager Bobbye Rose said in the press release […]