Border patrol waste of taxes

I am not a believer in immigration laws or national borders. I know that’s a seriously radical admission, especially in these border states. Even more, I resent the Border Patrol vehicles I sometimes see around the area. They are not “keeping me safe,” but are instead wasting tax money and bolstering the emerging U.S. police […]

Local, national elections gearing up

Kevin Wilson The first Tuesday in November is Election Day. The first Tuesday in March is one of the most important dates leading up to it. “Super Tuesday,” as it’s widely known, is one of the biggest days in the primary process, with 10 states holding primaries or caucuses. States holding primaries include Georgia, Massachusetts, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: They want your blood, national honors and a president’s fear

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Give blood There’s a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Anyone donating will be registered to win a Kindle Fire. Information or to make an appointment: www.bloodher.com or 800-333-6920. High achiever Bailie Phillips has been awarded special recognition for the […]

Lansford: National political views not relevant to mayoral race

Robin Fornoff David Lansford doesn’t believe his views on national politics are relevant to his quest to once again serve as mayor of Clovis. Lansford said so in an interview Thursday, when asked about his participation with the ATLAH Media Network, including authoring two editorials that argue President Barack Obama isn’t a natural U.S. citizen […]

Recall election jeopardizes union reforms

If a national symbol exists for the movement to rein in the power of public employee unions, it is Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker. He pushed aggressive measures to curb the power and influence of government unions and now faces a union-funded recall campaign, which, if successful will empower unions and expand their power in […]

Spelling bee winner hopes to make it to national competition

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Freedom New Mexico: Christina Calloway Champion of the Roosevelt County Regional Spelling Bee Abigail Cameron, 10, holds up her new title proud for the audience. She’s taking a break now but we’ll be back to studying hard soon in her pursuit of the state champion title in March. Christina Calloway “Behoove” was the word that […]

‘America the Beautiful’ makes better anthem

Freedom New Mexico A nother major sporting event, another national anthem conflict. This time it wasn’t some disrespectful leftist butchering “The Star Spangled Banner,” then grabbing her crotch and spitting on the ground as Roseanne Barr did before a baseball game. Instead, it was American rock legend and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler — a […]

Less than inch of snow expected

Freedom New Mexico The winter weather advisory issued this morning for eastern New Mexico has been canceled.

Guard chief’s promotion criticized

Congress is about to elevate the position of chief of the National Guard Bureau to full membership on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joining the JCS chairman, vice chairman and four service branch chiefs as top military advisers to the president and his national security team. It’s a controversial bump in power and prestige that […]

Business digest — Dec. 13

Mother, daughter honored for book A Clovis mother-daughter team was recently honored with the national Benjamin Franklin Award for children’s books. Liz and Stephanie Eisenbraun’s book design project, “Baking with Friends,” was cited for originality in interior design by the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. Liz Eisenbraun has worked with numerous local clients, including Taco Box […]

Education digest — Dec. 8

CCC instructors to be recognized Three Clovis Community College instructors will be recognized for exceptional teaching and leadership at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development convention May 28 in Austin, Texas. The following CCC instrcutors will receive the 2012 National Excellence Award: • Carl Armstrong, adjunct physics instructor • Bradley Heath, health and […]

Snow expected tonight, Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Four to 8 inches of snow predicted

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The heaviest band of snow in the approaching winter storm system will set up west of Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Jennifer Palucki of NWS said snow accumulation will not be as high in the southern portions of eastern New Mexico. Overall, […]

Hounds 15th at Division II national meet

Freedom New Mexico SPOKANE, Wash. — It wasn’t Eastern New Mexico University’s day Saturday in the NCAA Division II men’s national cross country championship. The Greyhounds, who had won all but one meet they entered this season and were ranked eighth coming in, finished 15th out of 24 teams with 388 points in the program’s […]

Bingaman talks about bill to create national conservation area in northern New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill he wrote that seeks to protect and enhance cultural, ecological, recreational, and scenic resources on public lands in Northern New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman111411m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the […]

Students celebrate National French Week

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High School French I student Alexandria Johnson prepares French bread plates for French club students. Benna Sayyed Destini Arguijo thinks speaking only one language is a setback for people today. Arguijo, a Clovis High junior, speaks English and Spanish and is studying French to reach her dream of becoming […]

Recruiter arrested on child solicitation charges

CNJ staff A National Guard recruiter from Lubbock was arrested Tuesday and charged with child solicitation by electronic device, according to a press release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. According to the release, when 44-year-old Jeffrey Jackson arrived at a decoy house in Clovis with a box of condoms for the purpose of having […]

Elida graduate named FFA president

Freedom New Mexico Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel […]

Dust storm causes visibility problems

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Courtesy photo: Muleshoe Police Department The city of Muleshoe received a blanket of dust, and many Bailey County residents were forced to pull over until it was safe to drive. Kevin Wilson A fast-moving storm blew through the area Monday afternoon, creating roiling dust clouds thousands of feet tall and smothering roads and highways with […]

Clovis native top sniper

CNJ staff Clovis High graduate Herman Gomez was a member of a team that placed fourth among 37 teams last month at a national sniper competition in Gastonia, N.C., according to a press release from the Franklin, Tenn., police department, where Gomez is an officer. A member of Franklin’s SWAT Team, Gomez teamed with Ryan […]