Hull Street bids less than expected

The city of Clovis received six bids for the construction of the Hull Street Bridge and all were less than the projected amount of $5.8 million. At Thursday’s City Commission meeting, City Manager Joe Thomas is expected to recommend the lowest bid of $3.3 million be awarded to Hamon Contractors of Denver.

Curbing global warming game of domination

Freedom New Mexico The G-8 summit of industrialized nations agreed last week to try to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius over the next four decades by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent. That nonbinding agreement is likely to carry less weight than the resistance of developing countries like China and India to […]

Private jail would mean less county control

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Most counties that hire private companies to run their jails find they have the same problems, but less control with the same

United Way community grants decrease

CNJ Staff Feeling the effects of a slow economy, United Way of Eastern New Mexico is giving less this year because it’s getting less.The charitable organization received $530,000 in pledges this year compared to $580,000 the previous year. United Way is distributing $272,000 in grants this year to 18 agencies in eastern New Mexico, which […]

Trends show area residents seeking less expensive entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cindy Hamer and her daughter Katie Hamer took in a day at the Hillcrest Zoo while in the process of moving the family from Grand Falls, Texas to Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The latest trend in local entertainment may be a sign of the economic times. Whether […]

United Way donation deadline near

Clovis ~ So far, $530,857 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 85% of the $627,000 community-wide goal and approximately $52,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign.

Economy repair begins with less government

Freedom New Mexico P.J. O’Rourke wrote, “The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.” Advocates for limited government can identify with that sentiment. It seems that each successive administration in Washington piles on more regulations and more bureaucracy, and intrudes more into the everyday lives of Americans, regardless […]

Clovis shoppers spending less during the holidays

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte David Stepanek, of Del Rio, Texas, said he was visting relatives in Clovis as he was shopping for video games at Game Stop at the North Plains Mall. He said the economic downturn and the credit crunch has him shopping for deals and paying with cash. Gabriel Monte Jeremy and […]

Early voting detracts from Election Day

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of votes will be cast in eastern New Mexico before Election Day in less than two weeks. More than 20 percent of Clovis voters cast ballots early in the municipal election in March and, through Saturday, more than 1,200 from Curry County have already voted this time. Early voting, which began […]

New president faces N. Korea unsteadiness

Freedom New Mexico You might say the new quasi agreement with North Korea amounts to kicking the can down the road, and you might be right. But kicking the can down the road to be handled by the next administration is probably a less-worse outcome than continuing a strictly confrontational approach to the “hermit kingdom” […]

Report attests to need for less government

Freedom New Mexico Revelations out of the Alaska legislative

Surveillance doesn’t prevent criminal activity

Freedom New Mexico How do you behave when you are being watched by a police officer? Certainly, you would be less likely to misbehave, but you would also be less likely to behave in an ordinary and carefree way. People who are closely watched by authorities tend to avoid anything that might create attention, even […]

Economy crisis used to force lifestyle change

Freedom New Mexico To most Americans, rapidly rising gasoline prices are a serious budget problem, but are something less than a cataclysm. No one knows the future trajectory of gas prices, but Americans do know how to deal with their budgets until gas prices moderate. We will drive less, buy more fuel-efficient cars, work closer […]

Pioneers honor heritage

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Betty Mobley, left, and Aloha Starbuck of Clovis enjoy a laugh at Friday’s 8th Annual Pioneer Women of the West Breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center. Starbuck wore her favorite bonnet to the breakast because her grandmother said it was her best one. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Area […]

Snap judgments rarely pay off

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Although it was 28 years ago, I remember on a daily basis a talk I had with my father, who was a preacher, when my attitude was less than Christian-like. All the teenagers were sitting at the back of the church. As my father walked to the pulpit, a strange […]

Mule baseball trivia

Major League Baseball’s first pitch of the 2008 regular season is less than a week away.

A little less wind would be nice

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what needs to change about Clovis. Here’s what Anna Baucom had to say: “I would appreciate a little less wind and there are too many dips in the streets or maybe they are just too deep. I still wish the Clovis Hotel was like it was when I […]

Dryland wheat acres down

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ Staff Writer The weekend’s rain brought some relief for a thirsty dryland wheat crop, but not enough to make a difference, officials said. The precipitation Saturday brought the year’s total to .24 inches, which is about half of the historical average of .49 inches for the first six weeks of the […]

Javelinas shut down Hounds

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CNJ courtesy photo: John Vestal ENMU’s Chad Johnson goes up for a short jumper over Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Clyde Johnson during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game at Greyhound Arena. The cold-shooting Hounds absorbed a 61-47 loss from the Javelinas. CNJ staff PORTALES — Chad Johnson put Eastern New Mexico University’s men in front […]