Pension reform needs discussion

Recently there was good news on the government efficiency front in this country. The glimmer of hope comes from Rhode Island, the smallest state in the nation and a state controlled by relatively liberal Democrats at the legislative level and a moderate governor who labels himself “Independent.” Politically, we’re not talking about Texas here. Nor […]

Reader-submitted content: Clovis GymKatz returns to competition

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Courtesy photo The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club recently took several top awards in state competition. Joni Thomas The Clovis GymKatz Gymnastics Club returned for their second season as a competitive team. Last year, we only competed one team at Level 3 and we placed first in the state at our championships. This year we have […]

AgSense: Alternative insecticide treatments exist

Temik, an insecticide whose active ingredient is aldicarb, is used mainly on cotton, peanut and potato crops in our area to control early season pests (Thrips and nematodes). Temik is now owned and manufactured by Bayer CropScience, and was formerly owned and produced by Union Carbide which will be phased out by 2018. It is […]

Portales rescinds water alert

Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales rescinded its mandatory water alert Monday. Watering lawns was banned under the alert starting Thursday because of broken pumps in city wells. City Manager Tom Howell said one pump was fixed Friday, one Monday and one would be repaired Tuesday. After the city asked residents to stop watering […]

Road trip that’s easy on wallet

By Clyde Davis In the first place, and this is not a negative, it was not like Chaco Canyon. You could not hear the drums and bird flutes in the silence, you could not picture, in the stillness, Anasazi inhabitants filing into the kivas for a ceremonial meeting. There was not the stillness, nor the […]

Allegations are grossly overstated

I have been disturbed by the recent allegations brought by the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. Statistics published in the Clovis News Journal would suggest minority hiring percentages for management level employees at Clovis schools have actually gone up in the last five years. Maybe there’s something I’m missing here, but in view of that […]

First person: Unexpected pageantry

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico’s Junior Miss winner Victoria Bailey is a cheerleader and enjoys reading Shakespeare. Clovis High School senior Victoria Bailey won the state level of America’s Junior Miss pageant Saturday at New Mexico State University in Grants. She is the first person from Clovis to be named New Mexico Junior […]

Business naming tradition dates back decades

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CNJ illustration: Cheyanne Bardin Many Portales business are named after a non-existent valley and Clovis businesses often reference hills, though there are none in the area. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plain 1.a. An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land. b. A broad level expanse. That residents of Clovis and Portales live in […]

Competitive equals

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Cannon softball left fielder Desiree Anderson put her full force into the ball Saturday during the fourth inning of the team’s game against Coronitas Mas Fina at Bob Spencer Field. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico All sports have a high level of competitive play […]

Seven local students qualify for state-level National Geographic Bee

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Courtesy photo Shaylee Sours, 5th grade, Texico Elementary School CNJ staff Seven local students have qualified for the 2009 state-level National Geographic Bee. The students will make their way to Albuquerque for the bee on April 3. The bee is for students from grades four through eight. Each student who is declared the school champion, […]