Letter to the editor: Handicap parking not for everyone

Handicap parking not for everyone I am concerned that people don’t seem to understand what handicap parking means. We recently traveled to Clovis from Muleshoe for some errands and shopping. I drive a one-ton van with a hydraulic patient lift. I have a sign on the door stating that 10 feet of access is needed […]

God sees beyond the surface

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Paul wrote in his Roman letter: “So then every one of us shall give an account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12) People might minimize that scripture but the ramifications are worth contemplation. We might rationalize and admit, “Well I know what the Bible says but….” Yet, will we […]

Letter to the editor: Government’s inabilities proven

Government’s inabilities proven I am a concerned American. I am dissatisfied with our government. I don’t like the large deficit spending of our taxes. Our government has bankrupted Medicare, Social Security, and now they want to give away more of our taxes by taking over private industry health care in exchange for government health care […]

Letter proves true Clovis man site discoverer

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Lois Leslie, formerly from Melrose, now living in Clovis, has asked me to kick-up the tourist business in Clovis by way of telling more drama about the Clovis Man Site that was found in Blackwater Draw in 1929, by Ridge Whiteman of Portales and Clovis, the father of my wife, […]

Letter to the editor: Obama’s speech infuriating

Local postal workers organize food drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers is gearing up for its 17th annual food drive May 4-9. Andres Montoya, coordinator of the drive in Clovis, said last year’s drive netted 8,647 pounds as part of a nationwide drive that gathered more than 73 million pounds. Montoya said this year’s goal is 12,000 pounds. Nonperishable food […]

Udall urges energy secretary to support broader mission for NNSA labs

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu asking him to support a future vision of the

Teen moms need love, support

The March 15 letter headlined, “Responsibility begins with parents,” left me in a state of disappointment. I do agree raising our children morally and ethically begins with the parents. However, I also feel it is our responsibility as a community to encourage our children. So I applaud the person who initiated the Teen Parent Program. […]

March 21, 2009 Legislature Roundup

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: Session ends at noon today From the Roundhouse to the Coliseum: An international peace organization has invited Gov. Bill Richardson to Rome to honor him for signing House Bill 285, which abolishes the death penalty. In a letter from Mario Marazziti, a spokesman for the Community […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

ENMU Gives Letter Jacket to Governor

Letter from friend shows Quay past

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist “Dear Don and Harold. We do want to express our appreciation for the High Plains history book. “Thank you!” We are still reading and discussing History of Quay Valley. (Juanita Wallis is writing this letter.) “The residents of Quay plan to take lunch, a snake-bite-kit and go make some history. […]

Oct. 28 Letters to the Editor

Barnes can deal with local issues For the past year and a half I have encouraged my friend and neighbor, Paul D.Barnes, to seek the District 5 Curry County Commission seat. He has served Curry County as a past commissioner with 10 years of experience; he was the Commission’s chairman for five years. He has […]

Military moms susceptible to post-partum depression

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I recently received a touching letter from a woman struggling with post-partum depression. She mentioned that some days she can’t wait for night to come so that she can close her eyes again and not feel. This young military wife, who just had her first son while her husband is […]

Education feature: Clovis school gives 50/50 language mix

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School kindergarten students Halynn Garcia, right, tells Katelynn Wideman the instructions the teacher gave the class in Spanish moments before. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer When Ana Rodriguez asked her second grade class for words that begin with the letter “B,” birthday was rejected. “Yes, but words […]

Former Melrose chief files suit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Melrose Police Chief Mike Trammell has filed a district court lawsuit against the village, its mayor and state police for damages he claims are related to the loss of his position. According to a 14-page complaint filed Monday in the 9th Judicial District Court, Trammell alleges he was […]

Glenda Bly offers ‘King Bill’ commentary

Letter writer Glenda Bly can “barely stop laughing” over “King Bill’s” endorsement of Barack Obama. Sunday’s CNJ will have at least three letters to the editor. • • • Have you participated in our Web poll lately? To access it, click on “More features” below or follow the link:

Compton holds court in Santa Fe

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Back in 1976, I received a letter from J.C. Compton, chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, who was at that time nearly 90 years old.“Dear Don: I noticed in Curry County Times newspaper that there is a possibility that you may suspend your articles (columns) about early events […]

Letter from jail

Editor David Stevens has received a letter from jail. See what he has to say about it: Falling, With Style

County plans to enact nuisance policy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer When Clovis native Margaret Dindinger decided to write a letter to the county about unsightly trash, weeds and dilapidated buildings at the entrances to Clovis, she had no idea she would get so much support. Dindinger’s letter-turned-petition was presented Thursday to the Curry County Land Use Committee, along with […]