Salon killings remind us life is precious gift

Freedom Newspapers Attention, national and international, has focused on the anguish of Seal Beach, Calif., where gunfire inside a hair salon on a warm afternoon Wednesday left eight people dead and a woman wounded. The worst mass killing in Orange County history has stunned the coastal town of about 25,000 residents, along with the rest […]

Sept. 11 ceremony focused on remembrance

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune The Cannon Air Force Base color guard raises an American flag Friday morning at the Sept. 11 ceremony in J.P. Stone Community Bank parking lot. Former Army member and county sheriff Darren Hooker was the guest speaker and Fire Chief Gary Nuckols read the Fireman’s Prayer. Alisa Boswell “I’m proud to […]

Hard-working fathers commended

Russell Anglin is the managing editor for the Quay County Sun. His most recent column focused his stepdad’s role in his life.

Year in review: Major crimes down

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CNJ file photo An investigator holds up homicide victim Clifford Webber’s New Mexico driver’s identification card found in his wallet by collecting evidence at a house on west 14th Street. The case was one of three homicides in Clovis and Curry County during 2009. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local law enforcement focused on […]

Ute Commission focused on water conservation

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The Ute Reservoir Water Commission plans to consider different approaches to conserving water in droughts to keep Ute Lake’s water level from dropping to the point communities are no longer allowed to withdraw water. After discussing the value of planning for droughts at their meeting Thursday in Portales, commissioners […]

Facts prove Jesus Christ did rise from dead

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Daddy, Susie and I faithfully used to watch “Dragnet.” Jack Web was a no nonsense kind of guy, and a skilled investigator. He was focused on getting the facts right. He said many times over in that series: “Just the facts ma’am…just the facts.” Was it a fact that Jesus […]

New homeland security strategy lacks focus

By Freedom New Mexico In a world of common sense, there would be little reason for the administration to announce an update of its homeland security “strategy,” in a document that reads more like hope and aspiration than actual strategy, just 15 months before the current president leaves office. In the world of Washington bureaucracy, […]

Lady Cats bounce back on road

CNJ staff ROSWELL — Nothing soothes a tough loss better than an easy win. Brittany Blackmon scored 18 points and Tori Quintana added 14 points — including four 3-pointers — as Clovis routed Roswell Goddard 61-30 Thursday. The Lady Wildcats (12-2) were coming off a 56-50 home loss to Mayfield, a team Clovis beat by […]