In search of ponies: Gadgets not limited to human

By Sharna Johnson: CMI columnist It was around the 14th century or so when some anonymous irreverent farmer took a highly prized religious implement and hung it from the neck of his best sheep — and thus the precious bell was transferred down from the upper echelons of the priesthood, literally to the herd. No […]

City going to taxpayers too often

The Clovis City Commission is attempting to implement yet another increase to the gross receipts tax to fund the city’s portion of the Ute Water Project. This project will bring much needed water to Clovis and surrounding communities. We have been aware of the need and the costs attached for several years. In 2004, the […]

Commission tables lethal injection

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The issue of whether to implement lethal injection at the Clovis animal shelter came before the city commission on Thursday, but without resolution. After much debate, commissioners decided to table the issue of replacing the current mode of euthanizing animals — carbon monoxide gas. The nearly four-hour-long regular meeting of […]

Texico may implement stricter conservation measures

CNJ staff In recent meetings the Texico City Council discussed the possibility of moving to Phase II water conservation, which would implement fines for residents who did not comply with the conservation efforts, according to city officials. The city is currently at Phase I of water conservation which is voluntary, but drought weather and the […]

Chilean air force hoping F-16 program takes off

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Chilean air force Capt. Erich Opplinger is strapped into the F-16 by U.S. Air Force Capt. Matt Yeatter Tuesday at Cannon Air Force Base. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A group of Chilean air force officers are visiting Cannon Air Force Base this week, learning how the U.S. Air Force […]