Measure would promote green jobs

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 30 Green measures: A pair of bills in the Senate, (SB318) and (SB420), aim to promote green jobs in the state. Sen. Eric G. Griego, D-Albuquerque, is carrying the bills. One would require spending of a minimum of $1 million each year from the Development Training Fund for […]

City officials thinking green

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City leaders in Clovis are seeing green these days when they look at water from the treatment plant. Green like the color of money. Members of the city’s water policy advisory committee decided Wednesday there is big money to be made by selling effluent — the non-drinkable water discharged […]

First person: Not easy being green

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Doug Scioli began volunteering as a fire fighter in Texico in 1978. Doug Scioli, 48, is the reason fire engines for Texico’s volunteer fire department are green. When Scioli’s boss first saw the green fire engines, he was upset. But Scioli held that making the fire engines from each of […]

Green mandates would devastate economy

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama’s new environmental team may bode ill — trillions of dollars of ill — if they are true to their green colors and implement administratively what even the Democratic-controlled Congress has refused to do legislatively, all in the name of saving America from global warming. Congress, which is restrained at […]

Practicing green efforts alleviates strain on wallet

Freedom New Mexico Recent fuel price surges, coupled with Barack Obama’s election, have given environmentalists new energy. Even without it, as a practical matter, we would do well to consider “green” alternatives when looking to buy a new home or upgrade an existing one. Obama has said he plans to impose policies that will reduce […]

Parade glows through Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Shirley Wolfenvarder and Charley O’Barney, 4, wave to parade spectators from the Clovis/Curry County 50-plus Olympics float in Saturday’s Christmas Light Parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Red, green and blue lights danced across little Darcee Thoms’ face as it peeked out of her hooded coat Saturday while […]

Hounds get set for No. 4 Abilene Christian

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior nose guard Ronald Green says he enjoys a challenge, and he’ll get one in Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott when the teams open Lone Star Conference South Division play today at Blackwater Draw. The Wildcats (3-0), No. 4 in NCAA Division II, feature […]

Buddy from the block

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks A 40-pound block of cheddar cheese is made to look like the image of Buddy Holly Tuesday at the Southwest Cheese Factory. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Whether Buddy Holly ever had positive feelings toward the Green Bay Packers is a matter of conjecture. But one thing’s for sure now: […]

Residents flock to Farwell for gas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Customers at Lowe’s in Farwell waited up to 25 minutes for $3.69 regular gasoline Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Janice Green picked the right day to come to town. Green and her family live 14 miles east of Farwell and limit their trips to the city. She was […]

Newest green efforts lack proper funding

Freedom New Mexico All the feel good mumbo jumbo aside, we see further evidence that going fully green still requires too many greenbacks to make it feasible. The most recent example comes from western Indiana. Reynolds, Ind., was to become BioTown USA. Gov. Mitch Daniels and the state Department of Agriculture wanted to create a […]

Red Raiders coach: I’d draft Garcia

We’re working on a story about Clovis High and Texas Tech graduate Joey Garcia, who is working for a shot in the National Football League. An early interview came with Ruffin McNeill, who’s been with the Red Raiders for eight years and was installed as interim defensive coordinator early in the 2007 season. If he […]

Good tamales don’t come from can

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Tamales. There, on the front page of a Sunday edition of the “Clovis News Journal,” was a picture of tamales being made. Now, didn’t that make me hungry? Marie Gomez was working with a bunch of masa, some tasty-looking pork and a pan of corn husks. She was making tamales […]

Something to do on January 4

This could be a good day to go for a brisk walk around Greene Acres Park at 21st and Main Streets. Don’t forget to bring bread to feed the ducks.

Green enchiladas

1 package corn tortillas 1 pound ground beef 2 medium cans green chilis 1 large white onion 2 cloves garlic 1 can nacho cheese soup 1 can cream of chicken soup Shredded Mexican blend cheese Cooking oil Add 2 tablespoons of oil to hot skillet. Sauté chopped garlic cloves and onion. Brown ground beef and […]

Chile’s heat can be hard to handle

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The smell of green chiles roasting — ahh, it’s in the air now. I was walking by a Clovis supermarket the other day and had a whiff of those chiles turning round and round over an open flame. It’s one of my favorite New Mexico aromas along with pinon smoke […]

Cameras replace traffic loops

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer What it is: A computerized control system that uses sensor cameras to control traffic at intersections. How it works: The light stays green on the main throughway until vehicles approach from side streets. When vehicles from the side streets approach, the light turns green […]

Garden full of home-grown goodness

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “How’s your garden?” This is a question I get from time to time from folks I know around town. We have a pretty good li’l’ ol’ garden, a verdant oasis on the High Plains. I’d like people to think that I planned it all, worked the soil with my bare […]

Barber shears five generations

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Curtis, 15 months, sits on his grandfather Blake Curtis’ lap Wednesday for his first haircut at Ellison’s Barbershop. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Blake Curtis held his 15-month-old grandson in his lap in the barber’s chair as Ellison Green snipped at the child’s hair. With the younger Blake’s […]

amos feels summer heat

By Gary Mitchell: Local columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss after two days of sweltering heat red-hot sidewalks and blistered little mousy feet i have decided that winter must be over and i have put away my mittens […]

Pastor fulfills duties for 50 years

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Charles Green is dedicated to his church. The 76-year-old pastor has proven his devotion lately by delivering sermons despite being confined to a wheelchair. Green, who serves as bishop of the First Church of God in Christ, will celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary this Sunday along with his congregation. […]