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 […]

Firearm laws should be same across board

By Freedom New Mexico Talk in political circles often centers on bipartisanship. If politicians want to portray a bill or program as something few would quibble with, they reach across the aisle and find at least a handful of supporters in the other party. Then they can say their proposal is bipartisan and the rest […]

Tumbleweed carried message to Texas

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist In the year of 1903 Tom Brown, a young man of about 22 years, boarded a train for New Mexico’s lonely prairies. Now Tom really did not know just where he was going or what he was going for. He had heard of the wild and woolly west, and something […]

First Amendment protects artists as well as media

By Freedom New Mexico Journalists get passionate about the First Amendment, mainly because it helps shield the press against those who attempt to silence it. Because such attacks are becoming more frequent, thanks in large part to the Bush administration, most news coverage of the First Amendment revolves around the media. But the First Amendment […]

Curry County manager to resign

CNJ Staff Curry County Manager Dick Smith has submitted his letter of resignation, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed Friday. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday informing him Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Attempts to contact Dick Smith on Friday were unsuccessful. Assistant County Manager […]

How far should letters to editor go?

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Eva Torres presents a journalistic dilemma. The Clovis woman has written a letter praising staff at Plains Regional Medical Center and would like to have it published on our newspaper’s Opinion page. “They had compassion, utmost patience and caring, loving attention for my brother,” she wrote about the […]

Letters of life should include Christ

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I could call myself a writer. I am smart enough to know that I cannot write professionally and make a living. But I have been writing since my teen years just as a way to express the emotions, thoughts and ideas of my heart. But think about this: Really everyone […]

Letters to the Editor: Tackling Saddam, Iraq was right move

Kirby Rowan’s letter (“Modern war bigger problem than enemies”) in the June 26 CNJ is completely misguided, and the analogy of a man dumping garbage in your front yard is asinine and simple minded. If all Saddam Hussein (presumed bad neighbor in the letter) was doing was dumping garbage in his neighbor’s yard that would […]

Little rejection can be good for everyone

By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Let the rejection begin. I recently began looking for a full-time job in the academic arena, which I can hold while continuing work on a second master’s degree in English, and voila, I’ve received my first rejection letter. It reads: “While your skills are certainly impressive, we have decided […]

Community InfoFair Thursday

27th Fighter Wing staff report Cannon leadership will host an Information Fair for military housing residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Landing to answer questions and address concerns in response to a letter provided to First Sergeants Wednesday for distribution to their Airmen. The letter, signed by Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter […]

Former Melrose chief intends to file lawsuits

CNJ Staff The former police chief of the village of Melrose intends to sue the village and its mayor. According to a Jan. 19 letter from the Harmon Law Office in Clovis to Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle, Michael J. Trammell has asserted a tort claim in reference to the village terminating his employment. Trammell was […]

Form letter simplifies holiday tradition

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’m running behind schedule this Christmas season. I’m just getting around to writing, or should I say, filling in my annual multiple-choice Christmas letter. It’s the ultimate form letter. Just circle the category that applies and bah, humbug! This standard letter is as personalized as a White House Christmas card […]

Some baby names don’t come from books

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The story is that G. D. Anderson, president of the Security State Bank in Farwell, back in 1966 had a farmer friend named J. W. Crim who had a brother named Bromo. Unlike the uncultivated yahoos of north Abilene, Texas, the Plains country people do not go around remarking that […]

Students learn “write way” to secure funds

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksSen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, talks to students Tuesday afternoon on the new playground equipment at Texico Elementary School. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Texico Elementary School students have learned the pen is mighty. A letter-writing campaign undertaken by an elementary class helped secure Texico Elementary a new playground, according to […]

Letters to the editor 7/23

Prairie dogs ruin land, have no valueIn response to Susan Hubby’s letter about prairie dogs (July 16 CNJ), I wonder if she has been on ranches being ruined by these prairie dogs. I suggest she drive down CR17 on the south side of Ned Houk Park and see the damage to the Good Sams park […]

5/23 Letters to the editor

Christian group deserved hospitality Regarding Friday’s article, ‘“Progressive’ Christians spread message in Clovis,” by Tonya Garner: Upon reading the article I was concerned that God would deal harshly with the Christian community and the Clovis Ministerial Alliance as the twin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for committing the same sin of failing to show hospitality […]

5/14 Letters to the editor

Slaying victim remembered on Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is a special day to commemorate and celebrate mothers for their nurturing, love and support they displayed in raising their children. This year, Laura McNaughton — an exceptional mother — will not be able to share Mother’s Day with either her mother or her two daughters. She […]