Big plans for small communities

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By Wendel Sloan: Local columnist Unprecedented, and possibly illegal, I’m running as a write-in candidate for mayor of Clovis and Portales. I live in Portales, but have spent enough time at Clovis golf courses, Jeff Naggs’ dental office and Webb’s Watering Hole for dual citizenship. I will debate myself on my dual-hamlet stimulus plans anytime, […]

God’s gift inimitable

Curtis Shelburne What we need most for God to do in our world and in our lives are the very things we cannot possibly do ourselves. They are also quite often the things that we, in our frequent fits of arrogance (it’s called human pride), are tempted to think we can. God’s people in first […]

N.M. can’t afford Rail Runner costs

The Rail Runner has percolated below the surface as a political issue since it went into service in 2006. Originally marketed at a price of $122 million and as possibly being “high-speed,” the RailRunner shuttles (mostly) tourists and government employees from downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe and from Albuquerque south to the bedroom community of […]

Weekly update — Dec. 5

Dirt work starts this week on runway A few years down the road, a visit to the Clovis Municipal Airport could bring a body scan or patdown. City Manager Joe Thomas said the city is looking for airlines that could possibly serve Clovis to either Denver International Airport or Dallas/Forth Worth. “If we do that,” […]

Letter to the editor: City plans disservice to seniors

City plans disservice to seniors I am concerned about the city of Clovis possibly buying the Chaparral Country Club for $3 million and tearing down the well-maintained municipal golf course to make way for more soccer fields. I understand the golf course was developed in the early 1930s. It seems a shame to destroy it […]

Commentary: Take care of yourself; learn your limit

By Tech. Sgt. Heath Fortenberry: Flight Safety NCO On the artificial grass of a new and fancy flag football field, I sat nursing a sorely strained and possibly pulled hamstring. This newest injury I just experienced led to an epiphany for me. This sudden realization was that I seem to get these nagging injuries all […]

America’s freedoms compromised too often

Freedom Newspapers In the spirit of the holiday, we pursue the answer to a simple question: Could our forefathers possibly have envisioned the America that exists in 2010, where independence is thwarted at virtually every turn? Could they have foreseen the long lines at airports brought on by security checks? Or the invasive full-body scanners […]

Local projects possibly on governor’s freeze list

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A $100,000 grant from the state for improvements to the Clovis Wellness Center, which includes the city’s aquatic center, is part of a list of projects that might be frozen until the Jan. 2010 legislative session. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A press release from the governor’s office late […]

Housing woes not affecting Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Home prices in Clovis rose 9.3 percent in 2008. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local and state marketers are optimistic the housing crisis gripping the nation is not likely to affect New Mexico, and could possibly miss Clovis. According to numbers released Tuesday from the Realtors Association of New […]