Glance at top NM races

The Associated Press (AP) 11-02-10 20:48,, U.S. House District 1 25 of 462 precincts – 5 percent Martin Heinrich, Dem (i) 59,279 – 50 percent Jonathan Barela, GOP 59,190 – 50 percent

Grant McGee: Some insights best left to oneself

Grant McGee The Lady of the House told me about this ancient concept of the three stages of womanhood.

Candidate profiles: District 63 representative

Kevin Wilson An open seat in the New Mexico Legislature is between a Santa Rosa business owner and a former House of Representatives page and Senate employee. The District 63 seat, currently held by Democrat Joe Campos, is open following Campos’ unsuccessful lieutenant governor bid. Democrat George Dodge Jr. of Santa Rosa and Republican Melinda […]

Hartley House race, run/walk postponed

CNJ staff The Hartley House Run to Defeat Domestic Violence, a 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk, has been postponed. The event was set for Saturday at Clovis Community College. A makeup date will be scheduled later. For information, contact Donna Horton at 762-0050 or Hal Greig at 762-2034.

God’s instructions important to read, understand

Curtis K. Shelburne I just bought a new weed-eater. The old one was sputtering along just fine in excellent two-cycle engine form, but two of my sons have just moved into a different house and needed weed-whacking equipment. In a gesture of paternal magnanimity, I donated the old weed-destroyer to the cause. I didn’t tell […]

Habitat for Humanity holding groundbreaking ceremony

CNJ staff report Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties has scheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for its ninth house for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 310 E. Kaywood St. The ceremony is open to the public, and attendees can meet the family who is to help build and receive the home. The house is the […]

Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

Extending tax cuts for all best course of action

Freedom Newspapers What came over U.S. Rep. John Boehner of Ohio? The House minority leader suggested a compromise with Democrats on taxes. Within a matter of seconds, it seemed, the knives were out. His own party ripped him, and the White House fell back on that tired political clich

Constitution exists to guide our nation

Freedom Newspapers W ith George W. Bush in the White House and Republicans controlling Congress, many Democrats invoked the Constitution when they criticized the administration’s anti-terrorism policies. With Barack Obama in the White House and Democrats controlling Congress, many Republicans invoked the Constitution when they criticized the overhaul of health care. In both cases, the […]

Education digest — Aug. 26

CHS hosting open house Clovis High School is holding an open house for parents and students on Monday, according to a news release. Counselors will run an abbreviated schedule for parents to go through their child’s classes and meet their teachers. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Clovis […]

White House memo proposes immigration fix

Last week’s release of an internal memo regarding ways to help some temporary immigrants extend their stay in the United States shouldn’t raise hopes or concerns. But it’s good to see the Obama administration is looking at the possibilities and contingencies in advance of possible policy changes. The internal memo sent to Alejandro Mayorkas, head […]

Habitat Clovis project near completion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Habitat for Humanity volunteer Charles Tosh paints in the second bedroom of the second Habitat home being built on Cameo Street in Clovis. Tosh, a retired railroad worker, said he helps with whatever he can. Argen Duncan With the completion of its newest house in Clovis nearing, volunteers with Habitat […]

Pair returns to Baptist Children’s Home as house parents

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tara Naranjo trains Sundae at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. She and her husband, Mark, work at the home, where both were members of the horse drill team as youth and where Mark grew up from age 12. Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Fire damages Portales home

By Clarence Plank Fire apparently ignited by a television damaged a home Saturday at 720 South Dallas Avenue. The fire was contained in one room of the house, said Battalion Chief Lance Hill. “It started in the living room,” Hill said. “The majority of the damage was from smoke and heat…damage was very minimal.” Portales […]

Loss of tree means gain of treehouse

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House gave me some bad news the other day: Our friendly shade tree has to come down. The tree’s roots are diving big-time into the family garden. This would explain why the tree had rocketed up in just a few short years. There’s lots of tasty […]

Portales house fire ruled arson

Freedom New Mexico A house fire on Thursday at 1205 W. Ivy in Portales has been ruled arson, according to Investigator William Farmer of the State Fire Marshal’s Division. Farmer said the investigation is ongoing, and could not release any more information. He said the State Fire Marshal’s Division will release an official statement next […]

Friday morning briefing: Lucky hunters

Freedom New Mexico Good morning, and welcome to Friday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing Hunters who applied for New Mexico 2010-2011 deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina, bighorn sheep and Barbary sheep licenses can see if they made the drawing “lucky list” on the Department of Game and Fish website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, according to a department news […]

Police: Two men arrested after burglary attempt

CNJ staff Two Clovis men are in jail after police said they were caught burglarizing a house Friday. Gabriel Rodriguez, 27, and Jeremiah Mascarenas, 30, were apprehended around noon after a foot pursuit. According to a Clovis police press release: • Officers were called to Nancy Lopez Drive in northeast Clovis by neighbors who reported […]

Codes make country preferable

By Glenda Price: State columnist Three or four years ago a couple I know purchased a home in a nice subdivision in town. The guy has a special talent regarding plants, and their back yard definitely shows it. He planted a young weeping willow in the back corner of their yard, and it has become […]

Health reform hurts small businesses

Freedom New Mexico Before Congress rushed approval of the massive government overhaul of health care, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said: “(W)e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” The more we find out about the Obamacare “reform” that put the federal government in control of one-sixth […]