Stop sniping, focus on issues with Hotel Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Much has been written and said about plans for renovating Hotel Clovis. Some of what’s been written and said has even been true. We’d like to see the next few weeks of debate focus on substance, not political rhetoric. Voters will decide Aug. 2 whether Clovis will implement the Affordable Housing Plan […]

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Xcel granting money to nonprofit groups The Xcel Energy Foundation is granting $211,000 to 29 nonprofit groups in Texas and New Mexico, according to a release from Xcel Energy. The grants are being made through the Education and Environment focus areas of the Xcel Energy Foundation, which awards funding to nonprofit groups working in towns […]

CCC board meeting to focus on finding new president

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees will begin discussions on replacing retiring President John Neibling as its meeting Wednesday. The board plans to recess into executive session for the talks. The board will also plans to take action on the spring 2011 graduation list, the audit report for the 2009-2010 fiscal year […]

Legislators must focus on budget

Budget cuts seem to be foremost in everyone’s mind these days — everyone it seems but our elected officials. Budget cutting seemed to get short shrift during the President’s State of the Union address this week. The words investment came up quite a bit, which I’m sure is political code for “spending.” Federal lawmakers aren’t […]

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Scout troop conducting food drive A Clovis Boy Scouts troop is conducting a food drive to benefit the Hartley House. The troop informed the city commission during its regular meeting Thursday evening. The drive will take place Jan. 29-30, with a focus on neighborhoods from Norris Street east to Humphrey Road, between Seventh and 21st […]

Government needs to focus on real threat

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration finally has pulled the plug on the ambitious “virtual” border fence that quickly turned out to be a big waste of money. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on Friday that the SBInet project was being terminated, saying that a thorough review made it clear that it simply […]

Youth focus of MLK day events

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Chair Joyce Pollard lines up winning posters for the commission members to see at their meeting Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Liliana Castillo Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in Clovis and Portales are centered around teaching King’s philosophies to youth. Both cities have events […]

Flag Day puts focus on treatment of flags in city

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Dale Harner has lived in Clovis for 31 years, and not a week goes by where he doesn’t take some umbrage at a flying flag as he drives around the city. Harner, a retired lieutenant colonel with the Air Force, said he has nothing against the Stars and Stripes […]

Mexico talks fail to focus on real issues

Freedom New Mexico Wednesday’s meeting between President Barack Obama and President Felipe Calderon of Mexico was like a firecracker fizzling out on Cinco de Mayo: all surface, little substance. The main attention focused on the leaders’ opposition on Arizona’s recent immigration law. We also don’t like the law. But we certainly understand the reasons why […]

Hounds focus on size

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With an offense that helped score a school-record 374 points, Eastern New Mexico University’s speed was never in doubt. With a 19-recruit signing day Wednesday, coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping he’s taken care of some size demands. “For this pass protection, you need big people that are hard to […]