Businesses, customers object to Texas Avenue median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A motorist correctly moves to the left of a new median on North Prince Street Tuesday evening only to be blocked head-on by a northbound vehicle that has incorrectly entered the lane. The motorist eventually wove through oncoming traffic to enter the parking lot of Chili’s Grill and Bar. By […]

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 […]

Commander: Housing issue may affect future mission decisions

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Gabriel Monte and Jenna Zamie The highlighted area indicates an area around Cannon Air Force Base with a roughly 60-minute drive time, where personnel can seek housing. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Cannon Air Force Base reaches full capacity in about five months, communities outside Clovis and Portales may […]

Participation varies for Pioneer Days events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Though they figure the timing of Curry County’s centennial helped matters, organizers estimated participation in last week’s Pioneer Days saw small changes. The number of floats at the parade was slightly higher than normal, and the rodeo’s attendance was down a little, they said. “I think it went well […]

Road trip reveals state of national economy

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The signs of a bad economy reveal themselves, to some extent, all around us. We have just made a cross country drive, New Mexico to Florida, and couldn’t help but be aware of what was going on, in terms of the economy, in different areas. Even Dallas, sometimes seen as […]

Thank God for shepherds, stargazers

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist While muckety-mucks in Rome were trying to figure out new and improved ways to shake even more shekels from the pockets of the subjugated populace and further filch the meager bread of the common man, the Highest of Kings was pretty much ignoring Rome. The true King was dispatching a […]

CEOs undeserving of bailout

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Who is to blame for the financial mess in which the country, and certain industries, find themselves? More to the point, how did some of the leading players arrive at the sense of entitlement that leads them to believe they deserve seven figure buyout packages, as a reward for managing […]

Commerce gets first win, routs Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Justin Redman-Trotter throws up an off-balance shot against the defense of Texas A&M-Commerce guard Derrick Darkis in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Sooner or later, you had to figure the Texas A&M-Commerce […]

Area teams busy with summer schedules

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The season may be nearly six months off, but Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler believes the summer schedule his team will go through over the next six weeks is crucial. Isler’s four-week summer league began Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gym, and he hopes the Wildcats can establish […]

Christmas movies will not be missed

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the good thing about no more Christmas: No more sappy Christmas movies. Neal Patrick Harris was in one. Let me quickly acknowledge New Mexico basks in Neal’s fame. He was one of us. His parents, attorneys both, still live in Albuquerque where they no longer practice law but instead […]

the great father s day quest

By Gary Mitchell the great father s day quest boss i bumped into ollie the orphan sea otter the other day and he said he was on a spiritual quest – to find a father by father s day you remember ollie boss when he was a baby otter his parents were killed by seal […]

Virgin Mary figure has endured centuries

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe are printed on jewelry and T-shirts. Rivers, mountains and towns bear her name. Her image is displayed in homes and cathedrals and both males and females are named after her. Since the first reported apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico in 1531, […]

Not all 40 million uninsured wronged

Tibor Machan The figure of 40 million people lacking health insurance in the United States is bandied about so much it deserves to be discussed a bit, even by a non-expert such as myself. What exactly does it mean? The implication for most who mention this figure is the federal government must do something to […]

Ollie Otter seeks a dad

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. ollie otter seeks a dad boss i bumped into ollie the orphan sea otter the other day and he said he was on […]

From the editor’s desk

Those who’ve grown up around here have heard the warnings all of our lives — we’re going to run out of water some day. Some day is not that far away anymore. If we don’t do something quick — drastically reduce our water consumption or figure out a way to get more water in here […]