Director says EPCOG will follow state open meetings laws

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Eastern Plains Council of Governments’ Interim Director Richard Arguello says a meeting held Wednesday without proper public notice was an oversight that won’t happen again. Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Eastern Plains Council of Governments Interim Director Richard Arguello said Thursday the organization’s failure to notify the public of an […]

Agsense: Report overestimates agriculture’s carbon footprint

In July 2009, I reported on a controversial 2006 Food and Agriculture Organization report called “Livestock’s Long Shadow.” This report aimed to assess the impact of livestock production worldwide on environmental issues in which it lumped together the environmental impact of so-called “slash and burn” agricultural practices in developing countries to efficient modern farming practices […]

First person: Parks director looking ahead

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rob Carter is leaving Clovis after nine years of working as the director of the parks and recreation department. Rob Carter is leaving Clovis after nine years of working as the director of the parks and recreation department. He said he was glad the department grew during his time and […]

MainStreet seeking light parade judges

CNJ staff The Clovis MainStreet organization is looking for judges for the annual Christmas Light Parade, according to executive director Robyne Beaubien. Beaubien said the organization is looking for three judges. The organization prefers judges not affiliated with anyone in the parade to ensure no bias. Judges need to be at the judging station on […]

Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Lindsey Middle School students had an interview via Internet with former NFL player George Martin on Friday. They raised $1,400 for A Journey for 9/11, Martin’s charity that contributes money for the medical care of first responders injured while responding to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. By Argen Duncan: […]

Business feature: Chamber, CIDC team up to help businesses

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Gene Hendrick, manager of the recently-formed Clovis Business Incubator, likes to use an analogy when trying to explain the name of his organization. “When I was growing up, everybody had an incubator because they’d raise their own chickens,” Hendrick said. “An incubator was something you used to bring the […]

Senior Olympics waives pre-qualifying

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

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 […]

Lighthouse Mission marks 20th anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pastor Skip Clark of the Body of Christ Community Church preaches to the Lighthouse Mission’s visitors before lunch is served. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 20 years, the Lighthouse Mission has transformed from a Bible study in a home living room to a multi-faceted service organization. The Lighthouse […]

Voters to decide on alcohol sales in Bailey County

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Bailey County voters will decide Tuesday on a proposal that proponents say will generate revenue for the county but opponents say could lead to increased alcohol-related arrests and promote underage drinking. A proposal to allow packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine will be listed in the general election […]