Committee addresses water conservation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Water Policy Advisory Committee member Marcus Brice says fugitive water — water that runs off into the street during lawn watering — is a “humongous problem all over Clovis.” By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer The water policy advisory committee will form a subcommittee tasked with developing an ordinance addressing […]

ENMU holds Iron Chef Competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Laura Robbins, right, of Portales, mixes ingredients Thursday for a banana peanut butter pie, while Katy Force of Portales works on other items. The two were competing in the Iron Chef competion at Eastern New Mexico University. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico […]

Students, friends gather in support of Isler

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School senior Jade Smith signs a card Friday for Jaden Isler, who is in the hospital in Amarillo, Texas. Smith said Isler is a role model and a leader at the school and her prayers go out to him. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than 200 […]

Some AMT forms delayed

Cannon Air Force Base The Internal Revenue Service announced that the upcoming tax season is expected to start on time for everyone except certain taxpayers potentially affected by late enactment of the Alternative Minimum Tax AMT “patch” passed in late December by Congress. The February delay caused by the AMT patch will affect taxpayers using […]

Paperwork significant staffing issue

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business When a business begins to prosper, the need to hire and train staff is an important step toward growth. Employers are required to complete several steps before paying employees. This includes registering with federal and state agencies. The starting point is to obtain a federal number using Internal Revenue Service Form […]

March 10, 1986

Clovis school officials reported an outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pinkeye. Careful hand washing was suggested as the best form of prevention. … Mel Mapes, principal of Zia Elementary School, was preparing for an overnight Halley’s Comet program. … Ealy Furniture at 601 Main was offering a free Polaroid camera with the purchase […]

New tax laws, pointers

Cannon Tax Center The 27th Fighter Wing Legal Office will be providing free tax help, beginning Jan. 26. To help better prepare Airmen for filing their taxes this year, the Cannon Tax Office has scoured the law for changes since filing last year. Airmen might be interested to know … Expanded IRA Options for Military […]

Ideals of freedom should be guide in search of goal

Freedom Newspapers The following statement was written in the 1960s by Freedom Communications, Inc. founder R.C. Hoiles, who died in 1970. Freedom is the parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari. This statement was recently found among his files: I have been asked to put in written […]

‘Prison loaf’ used as deterrent

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Adult detention centers in Maryland, Virginia, and New York — just to name a few — are using prisoner palates to curb bad behavior. Now New Mexico can be added to the list. Following a suggestion from the prison kitchen manager, Curry County Adult Detention Center Administrator Don Burdine […]

Teens can tell fantasy from reality

By Steve Chapman Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill banning the sale of violent or raunchy video games to minors, after a debate that reached its high point when one member said, “I am going to vote for this bill knowing it’s unconstitutional.” Score a point for truth in government. The […]

Music true form of expression

By David Dawson: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Why Music? Ever since I can remember, music has been a true form of expression in my life. At 4, […]

No, U.S. government is not democracy

By Walter E. Williams We often hear the claim that our nation is a democracy. That wasn’t the vision of the founders. They saw democracy as another form of tyranny. If we’ve become a democracy, I guarantee you the founders would be deeply disappointed by our betrayal of their vision. The founders intended, and laid […]

Group trying to compile Clovis Web sites

Tom Difrancesca: Internet Safari H ave you heard of “The Clovis Experiment”? It’s an endeavor to locate and catalog every single Web site that is associated with Clovis. That my friends is a massive endeavor, even for a small community. As the directory is built and the activated links are provided, one will not only […]

Officers receive wanted pay hike

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis city commissioners gave a group of police officers the pay raise they were excluded from in June. But with that raise came some harsh words for the roughly 35 officers who signed a petition to form a union. The commission approved the pay raise by a 7-1 vote, […]