Voters have let county know who’s in charge

By a stunning 73-27 percent margin, Curry

Ready to let Google take wheel

My favorite cop-driver story comes from two friends in Portales mocking a street sign. The sign said, “Speed controlled by radar,” which led them to joke the driver was no longer responsible. On cue, they got pulled over for speeding, and tested their logic. “Actually, officer, that’s your fault,” the driver said as he handed […]

Letter to the editor: Border would benefit from wall

Border would benefit from wall For some time now I have been trying to light a fire under the national media and one senator by writing them letters pertaining to our immigration problem … and it is a big problem. My plan to correct the situation is not my own, but has been proven to […]

Letters to the editor: Need to let Democrats do their job

Need to let Democrats do their job Some questions for all our local Tea Partiers/Republicans who are so upset with our national debt: Where were you between 2002 and 2009? Why weren’t you upset and yelling loudly when the Bush administration was spending all those trillions of dollars on immoral, illegal wars in Iraq and […]

Food at the speed of life: Don't let excess go to waste

A while back, a friend made plum jelly that wouldn’t gel, so she had a large quantity of plum sauce. I offered to take some off her hands and dreamed up uses for it. (It was tough, but somebody had to do it …) First, I made French toast, and instead of syrup, I poured […]

Feds ready to pay ‘stop loss’ troops

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Let’s go on a scavenger hunt! The object is to find one (or more) of 89,836 service members, many of them now veterans, who were forced to stay on active duty under “stop loss” orders, for days or months beyond projected separation or retirement dates, sometime from Sept. 11, 2001, […]

Letters to the editor: Let’s vote to take liars out of office

Let’s vote to take liars out of office With wonderful journalism, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” has documented for us over several months the stunning hypocrisy of many of our national politicians. The essence of this may be old news: “They all lie.” Of course they don’t all lie. But the most egregious offenders who […]

Commentary: Texting while driving can cost you

By 2nd Lt. Stephanie Strine: 27th SOW Public Affairs Let’s say next weekend you pack up the family and head out on a 1,000-mile road trip for your summer vacation. But you decide to take a nap for 766 miles…at the wheel! “What?!” you say. “No self-respecting parent would risk his or her family’s safety […]

Tax increase for courthouse sent to voters

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners voted Monday to let voters decide if taxes will be raised to pay for a new courthouse and renovations to the existing historic courthouse on Main Street. CNJ staff Voters will be asked to decide in November if Curry County will raise taxes to get a new […]

Letters to the editor: Helping beggers only enables them

People helping people? Let’s help these people who are standing in the streets of Clovis looking for a handout. I offered a couple a job twice working on a barn and they turned me down. He said they are doing well. You want to know why people from other places are willing to come to […]

Local officials providing quarterly updates at luncheon

Kevin Wilson Numerous entities from Clovis and Curry County will let residents, and each other, know what’s going on in their departments. The quarterly information luncheon is set for noon Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. Residents interested in attending are asked to RSVP by calling the county at 763-6016. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle […]

Former interim jail administrator ‘let go’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Interim Deputy Administrator Kirk Roberts doesn’t believe he was “let go” for reasons being cited by the new administrator at Curry County jail. Roberts was dismissed Wednesday morning as part of what Administrator Keith Norwood classified as restructuring at the facility. “Dismissed is rather a strong term. He […]

Let’s hope for centrist replacement

Freedom New Mexico All eyes are on President Barack Obama’s list of potential nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Many argue the real question is whether the nominee will be left-leaning, left or far-left. But President Obama might opt for a centrist rather than spark more partisan warfare by nominating an […]

Time to start Clovis cleanup on entryways

Freedom New Mexico Let’s talk some trash. Or is it treasure? Check out the abandoned buildings surrounded by shattered glass, rotted wood and busted concrete on the eight-mile drive from Clovis to Cannon Air Force Base. Some of the doors don’t latch anymore. Some of the roofs don’t keep out the pigeons, much less rain […]

God is worthy of our worship

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Going to church. Let’s be honest. It’s easy for us to think of it as more of a duty than a privilege. We forget that the God who gave his own Son out of his deep love for us richly deserves committed lives and worship. And lives without worship with […]

Let’s call new year by rightful name

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Let’s call the new year Twenty-Ten. Not Two Thousand Ten. Down here in Florida, the Perspective Editor at the St. Petersburg Times, Jim Verhulst, has the right idea: “Until the turn of the millennium got us all confused, we had an easy familiarity with each year: “When did William the […]

Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in […]

Seidenwurm urges parents to let healthy kids keep going to school in spite of flu

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo From left, Clovis schools Director of Nursing Rhonda Sparks, Curry County Health Office Nurse Manager Gayla Jaquess and Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos answer parents’ questions at special meeting Tuesday in Zia Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When only 15 parents came to the district’s […]

Movie one big marketing campaign

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Let it be known this column includes spoilers for “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” I’m giving away the first five minutes, and telling you the rest doesn’t really matter. I’ve heard about married couples who tell me they saw each other and they knew in the first five minutes […]

Maybe duct tape will get point across

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I may have a new use for duct tape. That hardly seems like a discovery worthy of mentioning at all, let alone in a record that will stand forever in print — one also assumes the standard exists for online records, but I just saw “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” […]