Managing fuel prices not feds’ job

By Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist In genuinely free markets, prices reflect the overall intersection between supply and demand. No prices are too high or too low. Such notions express personal expectations and nothing objectively true. An exorbitant price is one someone finds beyond his budget, a good deal something well within it. In particular, if […]

Sept. 5, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local gas prices call for inquest We need a state official to look into gas prices in Clovis. I was in Lubbock on Aug. 25 and bought gas for $3.43 a gallon. I came back to Clovis and it was still $3.79. Why? Clovis people are being gouged by a very few who control the […]

Many China actions more troubling than lip-syncing

Freedom New Mexico There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and […]

More turf funds OK’d

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis School board took care of a few extra points from the surface conversion at Leon Williams Stadium. During the board’s visitation meeting Tuesday at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, the board approved approximately $106,000 in bond money to go toward the stadium, which is being converted to an artificial […]

Postcards no substitute for e-mail

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Just a few ramblings while I wonder if I should see “The Dark Knight” for a fourth time or “Hellboy 2” for the first: • I sent a postcard to a friend the other day, and I’ve come to realize there’s no better thing to write than, “I’ll e-mail you […]

Survivor shares lighter side of the Great Depression

By Glenda Price People who grew up during the Great Depression have lessons for those of us born and raised in the years since. A few Depression survivors are still here, and they can teach us whippersnappers a great deal about self reliance, self control, neighborliness – and most important of all, survival skills. I’ve […]

Rain brings farmers relief

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Recent rainfall has interrupted stretches of high temperatures and brought some relief to area farmers. The average high temperature in Roosevelt County has been relatively cooler the past few days, said Earl Breon, meteorological technician with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. From June 10 through June 20, temperatures […]

Helms holds place in U.S. political history

Freedom New Mexico Some politicians are controversial without being important. The history books and newspaper pages are littered with the names of also-rans who managed to snag a few headlines by virtue of scandal rather than substance. You can’t say the same about Jesse Helms. Love him or hate him — and quite a few […]

Communities join for Pony Express mail delivery

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Steven Lopez, of Rogers, rests his horse Lightning in front the Pep Post Office Saturday after bringing the mail crosscountry from Rogers. Lopez said the ride was rough but the hardest part of the day was catching the horse that morning. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Despite heat, dust […]

First Person: Fireworks fan

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tom Martin coordinated the Smoke on the Water fireworks display in Clovis for 13 years. After the Smoke on the Water fireworks display was dropped for a few years in the early 90’s, Tom Martin, a Clovis business owner, decided to pick them back up in 1994. His first concern […]

Committee passes nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Some county residents said they welcomed a countywide nuisance ordinance. Others said they would fight it to the end. After weighing the comments, the Curry County Land Use Committee unanimously passed a nuisance ordinance during a Friday meeting. County Manager Lance Pyle said the County Commission will consider a […]

Got everything minus flying cars

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I traveled back in time a few days ago. One moment I was driving north on Prince, the next moment I was 15 and riding with my buddy Catfish.

Have You Ever Won Anything on eBay?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist eBay. A few years ago that would have appeared here only as some sort of typographical error. But now we see those four letters and know they point to the premier online auction site. I’ll bet my user I.D. you’ve heard of eBay. Have you ever gotten lost for […]

A few words of thanks

LaShawna Young e-mails to say thanks to the maternity staff at Plains Regional Medical Center:

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

Glenda Price One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people […]

Just a few quirks

She’s a quirky lady.

Protecting U.S. jobs has costly ramifications

Freedom New Mexico Government has a few things it is charged with doing for the people. One of those essential duties is defense of the nation and its interests abroad. To do that, especially on the scale we’ve done since World War II, requires massive amounts of equipment: from computers and rifles to bombers and […]

Ned, you have a question?

Columnist Ned Cantwell has a few questions he’d like answered, beginning with “Why do politicians ask loaded questions?”

A few words with Joe Yankovich

Blogger Mike Higgins has a brief interview with former Clovis Wildcat football standout Joe Yankovich.

A few comments on comments

Three online reports have generated dozens of reader comments in recent weeks. That’s good, Editor David Stevens reports, but we do have a few rules. Check out his Web log: Falling, With Style • • • Need a little inspiration? Check out the Bible verse of the day, compiled by Dianna Hernandez. To access it, click […]