No gain from advice columnists

Regarding “Annie’s Mailbox” in Tuesday’s CNJ: What are these advice columnists thinking? “Worried Mom” wrote about her 14-year-old daughter having sex with and being isolated by her controlling 16-year-old boyfriend. The columnists told her to tell the counselor. Are they nuts? This child is a child. Her boyfriend is a sex offender and he could […]

Public, private job sectors unbalanced

Freedom New Mexico Based on news stories about teacher layoff notices and tough times at city halls and the state capitols, one would think that the government and its workers are suffering disproportionately during this down economy. Actually, the truth is quite the opposite. Government continues to grow, and its workers continue to gain significant […]

Public meetings scheduled for regional growth plan

The following meetings have been scheduled to gain public input on the Regional Growth Management Plan. Presentations of the plan will be presented at: • Cannon Air Force Base Theater, 4:00 p.m., Monday April 20th • Portales City Hall, 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 20th • Melrose Senior Center, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21st • Clovis-Carver […]

Zias blank Kingsville, gain split of twin bill

CNJ staff PORTALES — Kristen Cruickshank’s 10th homer of the season, a walkoff grand slam, gave the Eastern New Mexico University softball team a 10-0 win over 24th-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday at Zia Softball Field and a split of their Lone Star Conference doubleheader. The Javelinas built an 8-1 lead in the opener and […]

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved […]

Planning ahead can help avoid holiday weight gain

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo Clinical dietician D’Nae Galloway said eating smarter over the holidays doesn’t mean completely avoiding dessert. She suggested eating a low-fat, high-protein snack before heading to a party to prevent overindulgence. By Liliana Castillo

There’s no substitute for Brutus

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The blessing and the curse of our era may be the ability of an obscure and unimportant, but bizarre, news story, to gain momentary and fleeting fame over the Internet news services. Like the yin and the yang, like the Roman god Janus, it is a two-sided piece of reality. […]

Hounds gain split with Tarleton

CNJ staff PORTALES — After trading blowouts with Tarleton State in the first two games of their Lone Star Conference baseball series, Eastern New Mexico University needed a little extra-inning magic to take the series lead. Tarleton State pounded the Greyhounds 15-5 in Saturday’s opener at Greyhound Field. In the nightcap, scheduled for seven innings, […]

Jan. 17, 1959

Two brothers from Pennsylvania were caught in the act of burglarizing Irby’s Variety Store at 405 Main. Police said they smashed a window at the rear of the business to gain entry. … Officials announced 359 new homes had been built in Clovis in 1958. … The Junior Bowling League had 35 boys and girls […]