Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Hoyt Skabelund of Plains Regional Medical Center speaks at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet Tuesday night, telling his audience that the time they give volunteering in the community is the most precious commodity. “To me, what we’re gathered here for today is very real and personal,” […]

Press release: Seven people face felony charges after drug bust in Clovis

During the course of the last three days, Agents assigned to the Region V Drug Task Force have arrested seven individuals and seized $3,000 of cocaine, $5000 in cash currency, a custom motorcycle, a semi-automatic firearm, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Environment department receiving reports of health inspector impersonator

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Environment Department said Tuesday it has received multiple reports from food establishments of individuals impersonating health inspectors and requiring cash payment for inspections and other materials. According to a release from the NMED, the individuals often call the food establishment, provide names and inspector identification numbers and require a […]

United Way is Coming Up Short

Clovis ~ So far, $430,385 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 74% of the $580,000 community-wide goal and approximately $100,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign. The standings for each county are as follows: • Curry County Goal — $500,000 • Roosevelt County Goal […]

Local non-profit offers discrete substance abuse help

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Non-profit Junctions aims to help local residents who suffer from alcohol or substance abuse issues. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The stress of deployment overseas can come with a cost to individuals and their families — not only during the time the service member is gone, but before and […]

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INVESTIGATES TB IN NEW MEXICO HEALTHCARE WORKER

The New Mexico Department of Health is screening approximately 250 individuals in Albuquerque and Clovis to rule out the spread of tuberculosis (TB) from a health-care worker who was recently diagnosed with the disease. The Department of Health and other agencies have already tested 73 individuals who have been in close contact with the worker. […]

Governor declares disaster area

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Government entities of three eastern New Mexico communities hit hard by tornadoes Friday were given access to state funds for restoration Sunday, but aid for affected individuals hinges on the federal government, according to authorities. Gov. Bill Richardson declared Clovis a state disaster area Sunday as he toured a […]

Governor frees state money for assistance

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Government entities of three eastern New Mexico communities hit hard by tornadoes Friday were given access to state funds for restoration Sunday, but aid for affected individuals hinges on the federal government, according to authorities. Gov. Bill Richardson declared Clovis a state disaster area Sunday as he toured a […]

Leadership program taking applications

By CNJ staff Leadership New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2007-2008 Core Program. The Leadership New Mexico Core program is a 10-month program designed to identify, teach and challenge established leaders of the state with a curriculum that addresses critical issues affecting New Mexico, according to news release. Clovis graduates include Curry County Manager […]

Guantanamo immoral step to moral end

By Spc. Justin Helphenstine: guest columnist Is it possible for morality to be the means to an immoral end? A common phrase concerning the paving stones of the road to hell leads us to believe so. I think there is one such road being built today, and it’s paved by a desire to close the […]

4/21 Local roundup

Police seeking golf cart damage info The Melrose police department is asking for information regarding damage to three golf carts and to the Melrose football field. At about 2 a.m. April 14, Melrose police were called and told that subjects were driving around in golf carts, but they were unable to locate the individuals. According […]

12/20 Local Roundup

Salvation Army short of goal for needy Eastern New Mexico’s branch of the Salvation Army is “only halfway” to meeting the needs of area families, Capt. Tammy Ray said on Monday. The Christian-based organization has angel trees set up at local stores to give residents the opportunity to purchase gifts for a specific child. “We […]

Aiding children not means to end

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist At times I watch BBC World News because it covers more international issues than even CNN. So the other night I was watching and there was a report on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The report gave some harrowing information as well as quotations from people trying to raise funds […]

8/21 Court Dispositions

The following individuals were found by the 9th Judicial District Court to have enough evidence against them to justify proceeding with a trial: • Melodi Sorge, 28, charged with possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Marijuana. • Mark Cameron Battles, 45, charged with false imprisonment, battery against […]

Death penalty ruling step in right direction

CNJ staff Civilization has developed an imperfect but constructive system for transitioning error-prone children to responsible adulthood: We designate by law at what ages young people are designated partly and then fully responsible for their actions. Sixteen-year-olds can drive, but not vote or sign contracts. At 18 they are generally recognized as full adults, though […]

Iraqi elections fraught with irony, hope

CNJ staff Today’s elections in Iraq are brimming with ironies. A celebration of democracy and freedom features curfews under which citizens are not allowed on the streets after dark, candidates fearful of appearing in public, stores and restaurants closed, concrete barriers restricting movement in major cities and heavily armed police and security forces everywhere. It […]

Citizen’s rights go beyond those in constitution

Freedom Editorial For 228 years now, this nation has celebrated its independence on July 4. In eastern New Mexico, we began celebrating on Thursday this year with the performance of the military band Tops in Blue. Muleshoe held its annual parade on Saturday morning with a fireworks show scheduled that night. Fireworks shows are scheduled […]

CHS’ Reid captures 5A state golf title; Cats fourth

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Clovis High junior Travis Reid, shown in a tournament at Municipal Golf Course earlier this month, held on for the boys individual championship in Class 5A state golf on Tuesday in Farmington. CNJ file photo CNJ STAFF FARMINGTON — Travis Reid knew he had a state golf championship in him. Still, when it actually happened, […]

Inflation forcing Americans into ‘rich’ tax category

Freedom Newspapers You could avoid getting a heavy tax gouging next year. Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 333-89 for H.R. 4227, which would postpone by one year forcing 9 million more taxpayers to pay the alternative minimum tax. “The force of inflation is pushing more middle-income households into the alternative minimum tax […]

Screening day to help drinkers learn what is too much

By CNJ STAFF Knowing how much is too much, when it comes to alcohol, is valuable knowledge that will be given away for free as part of National Alcohol Screening Day Thursday. Counselor Charlotte M. Farkas, Ph.D., will provide free screening at her office from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at 116 W. 11th […]