Dec. 16, 2008 Business Digest

Xcel Energy donates more than $40K to charities The Xcel Energy Foundation donated $44,500 in grants to eight eastern and southeastern New Mexico nonprofit groups, according to an Xcel news release. The grants are part of a total $185,500 in grant funding given to nonprofit groups in the company’s New Mexico and Texas service area […]

City commission votes down euthanasia switch

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis citizens and animal protection groups from around New Mexico touted the benefits of lethal injection to euthanize animals at the Clovis Animal Shelter. The Clovis City Commission disagreed, and voted 4-3 Thursday night against changing from its current carbon monoxide chamber. Commissioners and citizens spoke for about 30 […]

Disbanding terrorist groups no easy feat

Freedom New Mexico The U.K. Guardian described the savage terrorist attacks in Mumbai as “India’s 9/11.” The Chicago Tribune concluded, “We are India,” similarly finding common ground with the 150-plus victims of terrorism that targeted luxury hotels, a Jewish center and other locales in the city formerly known as Bombay. Closer to the slaughter, India’s […]

Commissioner opposed to animal euthanasia change

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Juan Garza Sr. said he resents a push to change the euthanization method at the Clovis Animal Shelter, terming it the work of special interest groups from outside the community. After taking a week to research the issue, he said he will recommend at Tuesday’s Animal Control […]

Ethanol air quality permit decision close

CNJ staff The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to uphold an air quality permit issued for the Clovis Ethanol plant. The state board held a public hearing in September after several citizen groups filed a petition to appeal the ethanol plant’s air quality permit. The groups said information about […]

‘Bong Hits’ ruling reminds us free speech is fleeting

By Freedom Newspapers In the case of Morse v. Frederick, the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case, handed down Monday, the Supreme Court extended its proclivity to make a “drug war exception” to the Bill of Rights whenever possible. In the past, with its tolerant attitude to “no-knock” searches and searches on schools, the court has […]

Relay for Life worthwhile cause

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Late April means at least two events that hold significance in my life. I hope that these are also of importance to you. The first is, by now, you should have paid your federal and state income taxes, or have filed for an extension. If you haven’t, perhaps you should put […]

Church profile: Community Church of the Brethren

By CNJ staff Name of church: Community Church of the Brethren Who’s in charge: Pastor Jim Kelly Location: 101 Acoma Dr. Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous groups meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Good time to visit: Call 763-3667 What they believe: Christ centered, loving fellowship with an Anabaptist […]

Church Profile: Sandia Baptist Church

Church: Sandia Baptist Church Location: 1100 West Manana Blvd., Clovis. Who’s in charge: Pastor Jason Schwope Services: Sunday • 9:15 a.m. Bible study • 10:30 a.m. Morning worship • 6 p.m. Evening worship • 6 p.m. Small groups in home Wednesday • 6 p.m. Meal • 7 p.m. All age groups meet Good time to […]

Church profile: First Christian Church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Church: First Christian Church Location: 1700 N. Main St., Clovis Who’s in charge: Senior Minister Jon Forrest Staff: Darren Goddard, associate minister of children and youth; Carla Anaya, secretary; Keith Risdon and Wendell Blair, elders; Bill Wallace (board chairman), Doug McGregor, J.D. “Jim” Hileman, Claude Elswick, Gary Logsdon and […]