Turbine parts recalled

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Two sections of the wind turbine tower already installed at Mesalands Community College will be dismantled and replaced because of a manufacturer’s recall, said Phillip Barry, president of the college. The General Electric recall only affects the base and mid-section, which were installed on Sunday, Barry said. The replacement […]

Isolation policy threatens regime in Myanmar

Freedom New Mexico An earthquake, upgraded by seismologists from a 7.8 to 7.9 magnitude in Sichuan province in central China, is first of all a reminder that few parts of this world are immune from what we call natural disasters. We’ve had more than the usual number of tornadoes in the southeast this year; we […]

Auto parts business back, in bigger store

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Ronnie Marez of Clovis holds a wall steady Monday at the construction site for the Checker Auto Parts store on North Prince Street. According to Marez, of Allstate Mechanical, the store should open in July. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Checker Auto Parts is returning to Clovis with a […]

Children’s logic often produces smiles

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Whenever I write about the wonder of school children and their test papers, I get enough fodder for another column from teachers who save them. Some, of course, are a little too shady to appear in a family newspaper, and so I sell them on the black market. Here are […]

Enjoying the dog days of summer

Ryn Gargulinkski : Local Columnist The air is stagnant. Hot. Preheated to at least 350. A blazing light beats down upon slightly greased metal. Everything on it begins to bake. No, it’s not a batch of cookies in the oven. It’s just another day in the life of a roofer in New Mexico. Although the […]

How many things in life have you found to be easy?

By Curtis K. Shelburne I have found some things in life to be really very, very easy. Gaining weight is easy. Spending more money than you make is really easy. Allowing your attitude to get really sour is really easy. Catching colds. Watching your automotive fleet slowly disintegrate right before your eyes. Over-committing in just […]

Steve P. Owen

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Steve P. Owen Date of birth: Jan 10, 1918 Dates of Service: July 8, 1942 through Dec. 21, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Pool tables: Assembly, sanity required

By Bob Huber Looking for adventure? Like to live on the edge? Want to be the first on your block to wake up in the middle of a nightmare screaming, “Eeaauugh! Eeaauugh!” You can have all that and more if, like me, you rid your living room of furniture, give everything to your daughters, and […]

Roosevelt county pounded by heavy rain

Freedom Newspapers Parts of Roosevelt County received up to 4 inches of rain Tuesday night, weather officials estimated, closing roads and leaving drivers with near zero visiblity at times. A Roosevelt County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said no injuries were reported. But officials said parts of State Highways 88 and 206 south of Portales were closed and […]

Toxic rocket fuel component at center of water-safety debate

David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent An environmental group reported last week that a new study suggests young children and pregnant women who drink milk from California cows may be exposed to unsafe levels of a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel. The study by the Environmental Working Group comes as California and federal regulators consider setting […]