Cowboys work while ranchers play

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist The terms cowboy and rancher are not interchangeable. The cowboy knows the cattle. He can tell you which cow missed having a calf this year, and which cow lost her calf to coyotes. He knows how to tell if a cow is barren (never going to give birth to a […]

Rugby team trying to get sport going in Clovis area

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Nomads are a story of hard work and dedication in bringing something a little different to the city last year — rugby football. David North, Vinny Comerford and two others met at Kelley’s Bar and Grill in Clovis and decided to field a team. “Four years ago, […]

Senior parents schooled

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Pam Cornelison, head of the guidance department at Clovis High School, addresses the crowd during Monday’s CHS senior parents’ night event at the school’s lecture hall. The session covered things to expect while preparing a student for c By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Going to Clovis High School means […]

Several recent daytime home burglaries in Clovis

Over the last several weeks there have been several reported home burglaries during daylight hours while people are gone to work or out of town. The burglary suspects are going to the front door and knocking or ringing the doorbell to see if anyone is home and if they get no reply, they are going […]

Government flex of power going too far

Freedom New Mexico Even though there’s a certain amount of populist pandering involved, you can understand the impulse behind a government move to limit the pay of top executives at companies that have taken bailout money from the taxpayers. He who pays the piper and all that. There may be some danger of losing talented […]

Water rates going up

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo New Mexico American Water will increase its rates Thursday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ water rates are going up. New Mexico American Water has announced it will raise its rates 15 percent after receiving approval from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. According to an NMAW news release, […]

Drive-in movies make me hostage

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist The slightest cue can spark a moment of nostalgia for me these days, such as the sight of a step van reminding me of going to the drive-in movie in a bread truck. I guess the first thing to do is make sure those under 35 or so know what […]

Pore space bill could define ownership of underground pockets

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican Jack Chatfield has an easy-going drawl, a rancher’s calloused bear grip of handshake and he’s got an eye toward a new source of revenue. The Mosquero man has been at the Roundhouse frequently in the last few weeks promoting pore space ownership – an idea catching on in the […]

Webcasts ‘thorny issue’

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican It’s the issue that won’t go away: to webcast or not from the state Capitol. As a House subcommittee considers whether and how to allow webcasting, the topic came up during Senate floor debate on a budget proposal when Sen. Mark Boitano, R-Albuquerque, attempted an amendment to […]

Jan. 13 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Jan. 2 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Prince Street for a harassment report. A teen female said she was receiving threatening phone calls from an unknown male. The girl said the male told […]

Portales police engage in chase

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police pursued a driver in a low-speed chase late Friday night, Capt. Lonnie Berry said. The incident began when a woman called police, and said a motorist ran a stop sign and forced other vehicles off the road. Police pursued the motorist in question at speeds no faster than 20 or […]

Candidates going postal on voters

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The mailbox is flooded. Either I’m not paying my bills, or it’s election season. Don’t worry, Columbia House. I am paying my bills — after I discuss the biannual junk mail vote drive. Those who didn’t mail me anything aren’t mentioned. Those who did don’t get a chance to respond […]

Hounds look for improvement in home opener

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo knew there would be some kinks going from Eastern New Mexico University’s traditional triple-option look to a spread offense. The Greyhounds hope they’ve got some of the bugs worked out this week as they prepare to host Southwestern Oklahoma in a 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover […]

Wine selection tips offered

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist You probably know by now that I am Italian, and I occasionally enjoy a good glass of wine. While I am not a professional wine connoisseur, I am going to share some basic tips, to help you pick a good bottle of wine, that my grandpa back in Italy has […]

School scanning fingers, not ID cards

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Head librarian Marla Layman checks out a book from a student Friday at Clovis High School using the biometric scanner. Layman said that the scanner is faster, more efficient, and allows for increased accuracy. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Margaret Fritz was surprised when her 16-year-old daughter Lucinda came […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Ending trash services disappointing Imagine my disappointment upon reading the city is going to terminate dumpster service to 70 residents living within one mile of Clovis city limits.

July 13, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Community makes show possible The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, and I love spending it in Clovis with my family and friends. We have made a tradition out of going to Greene Acres Park for the Smoke on the Water celebration. Smoke on the Water has everything that a […]

Baptist youth going Disney

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer

They’re going to Disneyland

Thanks to a generous group of unnamed donors, children at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home will be taking a trip to Disneyland this summer.

Problems few in primary voting but tallying delays feared

The Associated Press Save for bad weather and scattered precincts that ran out of ballots, voting appeared to run smoothly Tuesday in four state primaries that drew record voter turnout. Heavy rain, sleet and ice forced at least 10 counties in Ohio to request permission to move, and a few polling spots were running on […]