Criminal records should remain permanent

The Albuquerque Journal Every few years, it seems, there is a move in the Legislature to get various criminal records expunged. In 2007, it was sold as a way to protect victims of identity theft who were wrongly arrested. In fact it went much further, allowing for the removal of any reference to a misdemeanor […]

Full steam ahead

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed A wire company worker raises telecommunication cables to allow the locomotive a clear passage on West Grand Avenue. Benna Sayyed A 105-year-old locomotive retired in Hillcrest Park since 1954 was moved Thursday to its new home, one day ahead of a funding-based deadline. The 144,000-pound steam-engine relic had to be […]

Black Friday sales move at steady pace

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Customers line up for the register at Bealls in Portales Friday morning during Black Friday sales. Manager Melissa Bonem said within two hours after opening, the store had already made 25 percent of its goal. Alisa Boswell “Booming” was not the word most local Clovis and Portales retail officials used […]

Hillcrest train on the move soon

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A 105-year-old locomotive retired in Hillcrest Park since 1954 will be moved to the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum. By Benna Sayyed: CNJ staff writer A 105-year-old locomotive retired in Hillcrest Park since 1954 will soon be on the move. It’s headed for the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum at […]

Hotel Clovis project to move forward

Sharna Johnson A Taos developer has bridged a funding gap and will be cleared to move forward with renovation of Hotel Clovis in as little as a week, according to state officials. Developer Stephen Crozier is poised to close his loans by next week and has satisfied underwriting requirements, said Linda Bridge, housing development director […]

Businesses move out of downtown

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis’ Brown Shoe Fit Co. Manager Scott Crowley said moving the company’s two shoe stores from Main Street in downtown Clovis to North Prince Street will allow them to consolidate both stores under one roof andwhile gaining increased customer traffic. Sharna Johnson After 40 years doing shoe business in downtown […]

Move to end ethanol tax credits overdue

Freedom New Mexico Corn ethanol not so long ago was the darling of the green movement, and Congress responded by lavishing on growers and blenders of the alternative fuel lucrative tax credits and favored tariff protections. So much for the free market. But that was then. Now, by a huge bipartisan margin, the U.S. Senate […]

Now GOP’s chance to rein in spending

Freedom New Mexico A s a new Congress reflecting the will of the voters as of November finally assumes office, with Republicans holding a majority in the House and more effective power in the Senate, we can expect symbolic gestures and a few substantive moves in the direction of less-intrusive government. Whether legislators will move […]

Hounds harriers move up in region rankings

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team, which has not finished lower than second in any of its six meets this season, moved up one notch to fourth in this week’s South Central Region rankings by the United State Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Greyhounds, […]

Technology making jobs obsolete

Karl Terry I heard a quick sound bite on the radio the other day about jobs that have become obsolete and it got me to thinking about that. I remember a day while I was still living at home when I told my parents that I had decided to move to Tucumcari and take a […]

Enhanced high school concussion rules positive move

After a particularly bad weekend for head injuries on the football field, Monday’s announcement by Texas’ University Interscholastic League regarding head injuries seems reasonable. The UIL, which governs extracurricular activities at Texas public schools, announced that any athlete who suffers a head injury cannot return to the activity on the same day, and must be […]

Nation must move past 9/11 attacks

Freedom New Mexico The images are still vivid in many Americans’ minds: Planes careening into buildings; New Yorkers staring upward as people launched themselves toward certain death; families grasping photos of the missing, clinging to flimsy hopes; the numerous memorials in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. More than nine years have passed now, but the […]

MainStreet receives grant to move locomotive

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis MainStreet received a $20,000 grant Saturday to move the locomotive located at Hillcrest Park to the Clovis Model Train Museum. CNJ staff Moving a locomotive is expensive when there’s no track to move it with. That’s why Clovis MainStreet is excited to get grant funding for transfer of the […]

Fitness failure: Move over Albert

Kevin Wilson Am I in better shape than Albert Haynesworth? That’s the question I asked, and answered, late Monday night, armed only with workout clothes, my phone and a pouch of Gatorade … or is it G? No matter. I wasn’t concerned with letters, only numbers — 70 and 73, to be precise. Haynesworth is […]

Mainline Bowl up for sale

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Phillip and Alice Wood of Clovis are selling Mainline Bowl in order to retire after owning the business for 15 years. CNJ staff The owners of Mainline Bowl are hoping to strike a deal and move on to retirement. The bowling alley is for sale for $1.5 million, according to […]

Playoff beard not winning move

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Whether personal or political, the things that came to my head for this column didn’t quite stretch into the space I must fill. So here’s a small shot of each: • The playoff beard returned, and left. Consistent fans of my column, which may or may not include more than […]

United Way could move as soon as next week

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo United Way volunteer Diane Madrid packs boxes Tuesday at the United Way’s office at 215 Main St. Madrid, a new volunteer, said she’s excited to work in a new building. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is moving. The non-profit is taking up […]

Hounds move weekend baseball games

CNJ staff PORTALES — Due to icy conditions on the baseball field, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is rescheduling its four-game series with New Mexico Highlands this weekend. The teams will meet in doubleheaders on both days, beginning at 11 a.m. in Las Vegas, N.M. This schedule replaces the Greyhounds’ Friday and Sunday […]

Paint rehab won’t thwart terror attacks

Freedom New Mexico Chile is on the way to becoming the first Latin American nation to move to “developed country” status from “developing country” status, especially in light of the recent invitation to join the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. It has moved from a debtor nation to a creditor nation and its poverty […]

Clovis students’ robot takes third in competition

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High junior Rosstin Ahmadian, with the GEAR UP program, watches Tuesday as the class robot picks up a beach ball, one of many tasks the robot can perform. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Though making their first trip to the annual Boosting Engineering Science and Technology competition in […]