Governor’s race ‘historic and unique’

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Max Best of Clovis places his ballot into a voting machine Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. Best said it’s his “civic duty to vote. You can’t complain if you’re not taking part.” By David Stevens: FNM editor New Mexico Republicans and Democrats can agree on at least one thing: “I […]

Budget takes top billing for Legislative session

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With the state expecting a budget shortfall of at least $600 million for 2010, the priority for the New Mexco Legislature is to fund what’s essential and cut

Organizations aim to draw community together with Thanksgiving dinner

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Susie Armijo, kitchen manager at Lighthouse Mission, carves one of 26 Thanksgiving turkeys Monday in preparation for Thursday’s feast at the Lighthouse. Armijo said she and her staff plan on cooking a total of 31 turkeys. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A nice, big turkey dinner is something nearly […]

Snorkeling perfect opportunity to daydream

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist One of the solid advantages of exercising, at least certain types of exercise, is the ability to lose focus, to take a mini-trip in the mind while one is performing it. No, I do obviously not mean tennis, or golf, or softball, or touch football. The advantage to those types […]

PRMC changes visitation policy

Freedom New Mexico Plains Regional Medical Center announced a new visitation policy Friday, citing efforts to help stop the spread of flu. Visitors must be at least 15 years old and all visitors will be limited to two per patient at any one time. Here are some exceptions to the age requirement for visitors age […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting school vacation celebration

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Courtesy photo The Lighthouse Mission’s Fun in the Park event Saturday will include games, food, live music and prizes, including bikes for a few children. CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission is making sure children get at least a little bit of vacation this summer. The mission is hosting Fun in the Park beginning at 11 […]

Power outage in Portales

After wind knocked down a transmission line serving parts of Portales on Monday, 3,136 customers were without power for as long as almost 2 1/2 hours, Xcel Energy spokesmen said. Spokesman Troy Foos said the power went off in stages, but the longest time before it was restored was two hours and 20 minutes. Spokesman […]

Official: Evidence of 2007 tornado still visible

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Numerous mobile homes off of South Prince Street were destroyed by the tornado, as seen in this photo taken March 24, the morning after. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two years ago today, many residents were greeted by sights of destruction and debris when they emerged from their homes […]

Bingaman and Udall: Bill would direct at least $935 million into New Mexico’s Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said there is at least $953 million for New Mexico in the Senate’s version of the economic recovery package, which will be used to create good jobs in the state.

City manager: Hull Street issue won’t be resolved quickly

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Things are moving slowly on fixing the Hull Street overpass, City Manager Joe Thomas said, but he said at least things are moving in the right direction. Thomas and Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield led the discussion during Thursday’s City Commission meeting, nearly one week removed from a meeting about […]

Commissioner expresses disappointment with events center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The building should be completed in a month, but Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the Special Events Center probably won’t be fully operational until at least the beginning of next year. County Commissioner Robert Sandoval said he is disappointed in the way the project has been handled: The […]

Weather causes extensive crop damage

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Hail from a series of thunderstorms last week caused at least $10 million in crop damage in Parmer and Bailey counties, according to agricultural officials. Bailey County Extension Agent Curtis Preston said the hail — some as big as baseballs — destroyed about 25,000 acres of corn, cotton and […]

History is being made

Julie Abril, a new faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, will be conducting oral interviews this summer with Roosevelt County residents who have lived in the county at least 50 years.

Racing is family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Andrew Collings, 10, left, holds down the front axle of his soap box car while his father, Rick Collings, tightens the bolts to fix it to the car. Andrew is competing Saturday in the Clovis soap box derby for the first time. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Andrew Collings […]

Government least likely to fix climate change

Freedom New Mexico This week, the Senate begins debating perhaps the most far-reaching, potentially costly, economy-devastating government intrusion since the Great Depression. Hold on to your wallets, Washington is coming to your rescue. Under the guise of saving us from global warming’s evils, the Lieberman-Warner America’s Climate Security Act (S2191) effectively would impose a hidden […]

Runaway ferret moved to zoo

CNJ Staff A runaway ferret that attracted a lot of attention in the last week when at least six people stepped forward to claim her has been relocated to Hillcrest Park Zoo. Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez delivered the 1-pound, foot-long white animal Wednesday morning after officials were unable to verify the rightful owner. Zookeeper […]

Jesus makes his followers “new creations” indeed

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist My wife and I got a great deal the other day on an old china cabinet. At least, that’s what she and our close friends who discovered it for us at a garage sale tell me. We paid 50 bucks for it. On the day I drove to […]

Round of golf offers more fun than expected

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs I had a lot of fun, but man, do I hate golf. At least that’s how I thought I would feel after golfing 18 holes at the Whispering Winds Golf Course here. I had no intention of golfing this past Saturday, as my […]

Donors have chance to win trip, prizes at blood drive

CNJ Staff United Blood Services will hold blood drives from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Ingram Room of Clovis-Carver Public Library and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Plains Mall, according to UBS news releases. Donors must be 17, in good health and have a photo ID. They will receive […]

New guidelines for ID card now in effect for everyone

Janet Taylor-Birkey At least one document must have a photo Effective immediately, all personnel being issued common access cards and other identification cards, including for dependents, retirees and Reservists, must present two forms of identification. At least one of the two IDs must have a photograph, according to new guidelines from the Department of Defense […]