Grady powerless in fight against cold

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A Farmer’s Electric Cooperative Crew worked north of Grady on Monday replacing poles and lines that were weighted down and broken by ice from the recent ice storm. (CNJ Correspondent Photo: Martha Hardwick) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer More than a dozen people in the outskirts of Grady have been without power since Saturday […]

ENMU games at Southeastern postponed

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — With the potential of a major ice storm throughout Oklahoma, today’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader between Eastern New Mexico and Southeastern Oklahoma has been postponed. Because of the travel distance and the fact the games don’t count in LSC South standings, it’s unlikely the teams will make them up. All […]

Day Trip: Let it snow in Cloudcroft

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Triple M Snow Play offers snow tubing and snowmobiling. (Courtesy photo) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Getting snowed in can be fun when you’re in the mountainous village of Cloudcroft. Just take a short drive to the snow-covered hills for a day of snow tubing, snowmobiling, skiing and ice skating. Nestled in the Sacramento Mountains, […]

Near miss still leaves mark

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Luis Acosta of Clovis scrapes ice and snow from his van’s windshield Wednesday on Gidding Street. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A winter storm front that was more bark than bite drifted out of the area Wednesday afternoon, but not before dusting the area with about 2 inches of light […]

Cold blast hits area

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George Rodriguez of Clovis checks on his nephew, David Davulos, who wrapped up to beat the cold weather that moved into the region Monday afternoon. Today the high is expected to be in the low 30s. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Snow shovels and bags of salt used to […]

Ideal body shouldn’t be child’s main focus

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist Three of our five children play soccer. My husband and I believe any sport they practice will help them develop self-esteem, discipline and focus. But according to my husband, no “sport” includes dance, cheerleading or ice-skating. Not only do I love to watch these three “sports,” I also studied dance […]

Going metric

Ryn Gargulinski : Local Columnist Summer is still a few days away, but that means nothing to New Mexico. Temperatures have already blasted well beyond the “comfort zone” defined by local meteorologists as 82.61347 degrees, and the High Plains has already seen high digits, often going triple. It’s a “dry heat” locals say, not as […]

Public fright powerful tool of control

Walter Williams Syndicated Columnist John Stossel, ABC’s “20/20” anchorman, has a recently released book about the various untruths we accept, many from the media and academic elite. The book is appropriately titled “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity.” Being a longtime media insider, Stossel is well positioned to talk about the media’s gross lack of understanding […]

Forgiveness warms hearts — even on ice

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist The 2006 Winter Olympics at Torino, Italy, are now history. I like the Olympics, and I like the winter games best of all. I’d come down with an almost terminal cold and was still sneezing, sniffling, coughing and spluttering on the second Sunday of Olympic competition, but I still […]

Initiative would help emergency personnel locate contacts for accident victims

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CNJ Illustration: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A nationwide initiative is under way to help emergency personnel locate next-of-kin and emergency contacts for incapacitated victims in those critical moments following an accident, officials say. The idea is simple: Mobile phone users place emergency contact information in their phone’s contact numbers under the […]

Cordova has busy weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tony Cordova admits he was a tired man Sunday night. Cordova coached two Clovis teams in the USSSA national youth rec slow-pitch softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex — and both won championships. His 16-and-under girls team, Fear This, breezed through pool and bracket play in the three-team tournament, […]

Technology responsible for job losses

By Walter Williams Now that the elections are over, there’s little political gain for demagoguery about jobs, but let’s prepare ourselves for the next time. Losing a job means a financial crunch and readjustment regardless of the source of job loss. If it’s not from an economic downturn, the loss might be a result of […]

FrozFruit will close its doors at the end of October

CNJ staff A longtime frozen fruit manufacturing company in Clovis will close its doors at the end of the month. FrozFruit, with its 18 full-time and 15 part-time employees, will close its Clovis branch because the plant has aged too much, said Lesley Bartholomew, public relations manager for Wells’ Dairy. Wells’ Dairy, a national ice […]

Ice cream manufacturer buys Clovis business

CNJ Staff A national ice cream and dairy manufacturer announced its acquisition of the Froz Fruit and Chill Ice on Aug. 18. The deal has Wells’ Dairy, Inc., a national manufacturer of more than 2,000 products, acquiring the lease on the manufacturing facility of Froz Fruit and Chill Ice brands here in Clovis, according to […]

Greene Acres Lake has a dark history

Don McAlavy It seems strange that in all the incidents of life the greatest tragedies come in the hours when least expected. On the morning of Monday, April 29, 1919, a 12-year-old boy, Hubert Bell, son of a prominent real estate dealer of Clovis, left his home, calling back to his mother: “Mother, you must […]

Overcrowded jail still a drain on county resources

By Jack King Budget problems and the financial demands of the adult detention center continue to raise concerns at a Curry County Commission meeting Tuesday. The commission turned down a request by Plains Regional Medical Center to increase the county’s contribution to the sole community provider program, citing budget concerns and a deficit in the […]