Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? […]

Lawmakers express frustration with special session

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Depressed, infuriated and disappointed — those are just some of the feelings area lawmakers are bringing home after a four-day special session of the state Legislature ended Thursday with tax hikes on food and cigarettes. The Legislature adjourned with a new budget after approving more than $230 million from […]

Local leaders upset over postal meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. and Ernie Kos, right, director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, speak with Barbara Wood from the U.S. Postal Service about closure of the Gidding Street office. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About a dozen people voiced concerns […]

Life lesson: Don’t run out of bubble bath

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist Volcanoes don’t spew fire, tsunamis don’t drown nations and earthquakes don’t wreck tall buildings in San Francisco due to some logical, scientific explanation that usually involves tectonic plates. The Earth does these things because it’s frustrated. Years of misuse, abuse and potholes on East Rankin lead our dear planet into harboring […]