State settles case with local dairyman

Freedom New Mexico A local dairyman has committed to submit a plan to reduce groundwater contamination at a Lea County dairy he owns, according to the New Mexico Environment Department. According to a department news release sent out Thursday, the department issued a compliance order to Eddie “Ed the Dairyman” Schaap of Ranchvale on Nov. […]

Education digest: Clovis employees switching positions

Clovis Municipal Schools announced that six employees have moved to different positions with the system, according to a news release. Each position will begin with the start of the 2009-2010 school year.• Tamara Moore Callahan, special education liaison, will moved into the position of Executive Director of Student Support Services.• Esther Steinle, assistant principal of […]

Government flex of power will knock us down

Freedom New Mexico It is becoming apparent that the ambition of the Obama administration to increase government control over what had been previously private business institutions is breathtaking in scope and virtually unlimited. The most recent evidence comes from news that the administration, as a Wall Street Journal news article put it, wants to “change […]

Historian considers fates of citizens

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Here I am in 2009 at age 77, still kicking and writing columns for the Clovis News Journal. Last week I found some old obituaries and they were all from 1977. Now why is that? I’m 77 and they all died in ’77? There was Ross P. Almoney, 62, born […]

America hardly ‘land of the free’

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist One recent morning I was checking the news on CNN and happened to tune in just as a woman, about 50, was being forcibly ejected from a Senate meeting discussing reforms in the health-insurance system. As she was led out, she kept shouting, “We want guaranteed health care” and “We […]

Fugitive Torres tells officers he won’t surrender

Fugitive Noe Torres talked briefly with Clovis law officers on Tuesday via telephone at the Clovis News Journal. Torres attempted to read a prepared statement, but District Attorney Matt Chandler and investigator Dan Aguilar told him they were only interested in discussing Torres’ surrender. Torres said he had no plans to surrender. Torres is wanted […]

Sci-fi geeks take movies seriously

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist The good news is I have a few ideas for a column. The bad news is none of those ideas has more than a few paragraphs of life before it amounts to beating a dead horse. So here are some of the things I was considering dedicating entire columns to […]

Clovis police launch new Web site

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Courtesy photo The new site showcases personnel, including biographies and photos, and explains community outreach . CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department launched a new Web site Friday in an effort to make department information more readily available to the public. According to a news release, the site offers improved navigation, enhanced search capability, news […]

Derby win inspiration to us all

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist A New Mexico owned and trained horse won the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. In the midst of torrents of depressing news cascading onto us daily — even hourly — a little-known horse and his connections proved once again that in the United States of America the regular folks can win. […]

Canine news often can be a howl

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist After nodding off a few times in my recliner after a hard day of yard work, I slapped the sleeping dog on my lap and told him I was tired and it was his turn to write this week’s column. Not doubting for a minute that the Dalmatian […]

Press release: Clovis airport up for federal aid

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded millions of dollars in formula funding for New Mexico airports. Bingaman said he was particularly pleased that airports in Roswell and Santa Fe will receive a major boost in funding this year because they reached the 10,000 passenger threshold – […]

CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Bingaman talks with New Mexico radio reporters

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of issues during his weekly radio news conference.

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading earlier this […]

Legislative tidbits, Feb. 18

The New Mexican staff Days remaining in session: 31 A vote for the exempts: On a party-line vote, the Senate Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday killed a measure (SB 424) that would cut the salaries of exempt state workers who make more than $75,000 by 10 percent. Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsored the […]

Health fair set for Saturday

CNJ staff The Clovis News-Journal’s annual health and fitness fair is Saturday at Clovis Civic Center. The fair features 28 vendors, according to event organizers. Ian Cooke, advertising director of the Clovis News-Journal,

Jan. 20 Business Digest

CNJ staff Deadline to buy banquet tickets nears The deadline to buy tickets to the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is Friday, according to a chamber of commerce news release. The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 30 at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $40 each and available at the Chamber of Commerce office, according […]

United Way far from goal

Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico is well over $225,000 short of its fundraising goal for Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to a news release from the organization. So far, according to the release, individuals, business owners and corporations have donated or pledged $401,404 to United Way. That’s 64 percent of the […]

Price increased for Sunday paper

CNJ staff The price for Sunday editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune is going up by 25 cents. Freedom New Mexico, which publishes both papers, is increasing the price from $1 to $1.25 effective Sunday to offset production costs, according to Publisher Ray Sullivan. Sullivan said the rising cost of utilities, labor […]

Good news can be found close to home

Freedom New Mexico If you’ve ever wondered why some TV networks choose to air romance marathons on Super Bowl Sunday, it’s something the entertainment industry calls counter-programming. The idea involves offering the public a clear alternative — and let’s face it, there can be no fewer than 180 degrees between the Vince Lombardi trophy and […]