Everybody’s business: Hiring employees big decision for business

Imagine the risk and pressure of starting up and running a business by yourself — no paid employees to help you. Can’t be many of those businesses, can there? Fact is, America has over 21 million, one-person businesses according to the latest figures available from the U.S. Census. The good news for a lot of […]

In search of ponies: Family faced tough decision to stomach

At one time or another, most of us have played those hypothetical question games, you know, the ones where you imagine what historical figures you would invite to dinner if you could, or what three things you would want to have with you if deserted on an island. Here’s one to toss around… If you […]

Court comes close but no cigar

Kevin Wilson When the Supreme Court delivered a 5-4 decision on Citizens United, changing the rules for how corporations can get involved in political campaigns, Justice Anthony Kennedy said a divided decision means that clearly, “Somebody made a mistake.” So why do I feel the same way about a unanimous decision I agree with? And […]

Follow God’s lead despite second thoughts

Have you ever had second thoughts? Like cooking spaghetti for supper and thinking you should have gone the roast route? Or heading down Prince Street, encountering all the traffic and wishing you had turned at Llano Estacado? Those are second thoughts that cause us to look back over our decisions and ponder on what could […]

High praise for Supreme Court ruling

Freedom New Mexico The Supreme Court last week delivered a resounding victory for religious freedom, made all the more impressive by its unanimity. In a 9-0 decision, the court ruled that government cannot dictate to religious institutions whom they can hire or fire for leadership positions. That represented a convincing rejection of the Obama administration’s […]

Renewable energy still not cost effective

Sooner or later, the laws of economics prevail, even in heavily subsidized industries such as solar power. The latest evidence that government manipulation cannot overcome economic reality is the decision by BP PLC, the giant British energy company, to leave the solar power business. BP has developed solar energy for 40 years and for more […]

ENMU/ACU basketball capsules — Dec. 17

CNJ staff Men Abilene Christian (5-4, 0-2 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (8-3, 1-2) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 Last time out: ACU dropped a 61-58 decision at home on Tuesday to West Texas A&M. The Greyhounds beat Angelo State 71-62 on Thursday night at Clovis High School. Last year: […]

Room for two golf courses in Clovis

As of next week, the Clovis Municipal Golf Course will be no more thanks to a recent vote by the Clovis City Commission. Clovis officials are always comparing our city to other area cities of comparable size. I would like to share some comparisons. Carlsbad has two 18-hole courses. Ruidoso has six 18-hole courses. Why […]

Decision expected on Texico shooting within week

CNJ staff District Attorney Matt Chandler said Wednesday that he expects to make a decision within the next week on the case of a woman shot Aug. 21 by a Texico police officer. The investigation was completed and turned over to Chandler on Wednesday, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Matt Broom. Broom said Lisa […]

EPCOG executive director named

CNJ staff Sandy Chancey has been named executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments. The decision came by a vote of the EPCOG board of directors during the agency’s annual meeting Wednesday in Tucumcari. Chancey, who has served as interim director since December, has worked with EPCOG since 2009. “Sandy has been an asset […]

Officials: Giraffe died after fall

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Hillcrest Zoo’s giraffe Jael eyes a heated barn in her enclosure Monday afternoon. Zoo keepers say giraffes Jael and Jay frequently went inside to escape the cold during cold weather last week. Jay was euthanized Saturday after he was injured in a fall. Sharna Johnson Clovis zoo keepers believe […]

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Clovis Municipal Schools, Clovis Christian and Clovis Community College will close Wednesday due to weather concerns. Tuesday, CCC will close its campus at 4 p.m., canceling evening classes. The decision was made to close school because of concerns about extreme temperatures, according to Clovis Municipal Schools’ Jelayne Curtis. “We want to ensure that our kids […]

Obama made right decision to extend tax

Freedom New Mexico The most remarkable thing about President Barack Obama’s announcement that he had come to an agreement with Republicans on tax rates and unemployment compensation was the virulence with which it was met by many elements of what used to be considered the president’s “base” of unswerving support. The president agreed with congressional […]

County made right decision taking down video

Freedom New Mexico Growing public outcry and a legal petition filed Monday finally got the attention of Curry County officials. On Wednesday they stopped playing a video in the county courthouse that many residents believe promotes passage of a bond and a tax to pay for a proposed $33 million judicial complex. We applaud the […]

School board to revisit middle school site selection

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 20 to revisit its decision last month on a site for a new middle school. On June 8, the board chose a 40-acre plot of land from three gifts of land. The site is on Pleasant Hill Highway and Humphrey […]

Weekly update — July 4

School board holding special meeting The Clovis Schools board of education is holding a special meeting July 20 to talk about the new middle school site selection. Meanwhile, the High Plains Patriots group is circulating a petition asking the board to reconsider its decision. Will it come up at the meeting? Board President Mark Lansford […]

Court recognizes self-defense is basic right

By the narrowest margin, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Constitution guarantees all Americans the right to bear arms, fortifying what many have correctly believed since ratification of the Second Amendment in 1791. One dissenter in the 5-4 decision, Justice John Paul Stevens, predicted a “tsunami of legal uncertainty” from court challenges […]

School board to continue superintendent search

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided Tuesday to continue searching for the next superintendent. The decision came after an hour-and-a-half executive session at Cameo Elementary. The board said they will continue to “aggressively search for the position of superintendent of schools during the next three months.” Three […]

Censorship shouldn’t be business bargaining chip

Freedom Newspapers The Internet behemoth Google announced last week it would stop filtering content for its Chinese-language search Web site in China, a bold decision that could lead to Google being blocked in China. The move hoists a glaring spotlight on Beijing’s ongoing desire to stifle free speech and manipulate Chinese markets. And, while it […]

2/20 ENMU/Angelo State basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (8-15, 3-6 Lone Star Conference South) at Angelo State (15-9, 6-3), 7 p.m. (MST) today at San Angelo, Texas.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at sixth-ranked Midwestern State 76-57 last Saturday, while the Rams dropped a last-second 85-84 decision on Wednesday at West Texas A&M.Notes: ENMU is fifth in the South, […]