Red flag warning issued for area

CNJ STAFF The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for southeastern New Mexico, including Curry and Roosevelt counties, from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Strong winds and low humidity are expected, leading to high fire danger, according to the NWS. The NWS also has issued a […]

Pledge writers deserve show of hands

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It takes strong bricks to build strong buildings. It takes strong women to build a strong community. That’s what I heard Tuesday at a reception honoring the women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. If that’s true, and I believe it is, […]

Flag salute creators honored

Freedom New Mexico New Mexicans are reminded of unity and friendship when reciting the salute to the flag of the state of New Mexico. The salute was created by Portales women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter, No. 1022, United Daughters of the Confederacy and adopted by the legislature in 1963. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Authors of state flag salute honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Ross stands with a portrait of her grandmother, Lora Vale Oldham, in her home. Oldham fought for Hazel Petty’s unofficial salute to the New Mexico flag to be adopted as the official salute. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the […]

Portales women recognized for salute

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES CREATORS OF THE SALUTE TO THE STATE FLAG New Mexico history is imbedded into our culture. The pride and honorable heritage of this great state can be attributed only to the hardworking and visionary residents that have inhabited this land for centuries. Every New Mexican feels the unity and friendship while […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcohol contributes to moral collapse

This letter is about the 725 names needed on a petition to call an election on Sunday liquor sales. I would like to see the names of those who cannot stand even one day to be free of alcohol sales. I sincerely hope I would not see any names from our police and fire personnel […]

Flag bans set dangerous precedent

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve heard both sides of the Confederate flag debate, once as a student participating in an online intercultural communication class discussion, and last summer, as an instructor teaching an Upward Bound class in multicultural history. In both debates, the overwhelming consensus was the Confederate flag is more divisive and is […]

Father’s stories lost on inattentive son

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I never listened to the stories he told. Either “Speed Racer” was on or the new Fantastic Four was out or the Spinners were on the radio. Whatever. I never listened. Things were not good between us. He had a drinking problem, which meant he had a hitting problem. I […]

Arrrrgh! Pirate flag draws ire of citizen

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Be it a lighthearted prank or a hidden message, little explanation was given for the pirate symbol that popped up this week outside the Clovis Public Defender Department. The skull and crossbones flag that flew from a pole outside the Clovis office Wednesday and Thursday was removed Thursday afternoon, […]

Flying tattered flag no sign of freedom

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were driving around Clovis last Saturday, checking out yard sales, when something caught my eye. I won’t say where … it could be a house, it could be a business … but I saw the flag of the United States of America, literally […]