Senators aim to protect GI benefits

What if the military gave every service member an expensive car as a reward for honorable service, but they could take delivery only at night and the headlights didn’t work? Many of those gift cars might end up damaged. Something similar is happening to thousands of veterans leaving service with Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility worth […]

MainStreet receives grant to move locomotive

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis MainStreet received a $20,000 grant Saturday to move the locomotive located at Hillcrest Park to the Clovis Model Train Museum. CNJ staff Moving a locomotive is expensive when there’s no track to move it with. That’s why Clovis MainStreet is excited to get grant funding for transfer of the […]

Trends show area residents seeking less expensive entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cindy Hamer and her daughter Katie Hamer took in a day at the Hillcrest Zoo while in the process of moving the family from Grand Falls, Texas to Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The latest trend in local entertainment may be a sign of the economic times. Whether […]

Enjoying art not expensive

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The economy is bad — we all know that. It shows very few signs of lightening up in the near future, as the events which have wreaked havoc on our lives have not gone away — they have, in fact, gotten worse. That creates circumstances which make it hard to […]

Peeved at the pump

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Freedom New Mexico photo illustration: Liliana Castillo With gas prices around $3.75 a gallon, citizens are finding ways to cut back on driving. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico For Thomas Harrington II, gasoline was too expensive in 1983 when it hit a dollar a gallon. Harrington said he has ridden a […]

McAlavy, ‘Family Circus’ top readers’ list

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico editor To our readers, You regularly check out Curry County Historian Don McAlavy’s column and most of you don’t care for Amy Alkon’s advice column. That’s what you told us in a recent survey published in the paper. We received more than 300 responses to the surveys, most telling […]

Voting by mail gets my full support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties […]

‘O’Reilly Factor’ costing Fox big bucks

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers My coworkers have to hear me talk about TV and movies all the time. The way I figure, why deprive readers that same joy? With that in mind, here are four things I think about TV, movies and media: 1. The tit-for-tat continues with Fox News analyst Bill O’Reilly and […]

Dogs’ hunger knows no bounds

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist My dog found a new habit. A very expensive habit. A very expensive, life-threatening, rush-to-the-vet-so-he-doesn’t-die habit. To make it sound fancy schmancy — as all expensive habits should — one could call it sedentary mouth squashing. Or igneous ingestion. Or metamorphic mastication. In other words, he ate rocks. The rocks themselves […]