Education column: The problem with kids today … nothing

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools The other day, I overheard a conversation. Two people were discussing “the problem with kids today.” I laughed because I remember hearing my parents and grandparents saying the same thing when I was young. Then, one of them said our kids are not being taught to “think for themselves.” […]

Public information should be online

Every day, the federal government releases vast amounts of useful information about every aspect of our nation and how government works. This public information has a deep impact on almost every aspect of American life. Some of it can be used to hold our elected officials accountable for their actions, or have a profound effect […]

Education feature: James Bickley teams take top spot in problem-solving competition

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Courtesy photo Two James Bickley Elementary School Destination ImagiNation teams won first place in their division, both led by Gifted and Talented teacher Carol Littlejohn, far left. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the third consecutive year, James Bickley Elementary School’s Destination ImagiNation teams took first place at a state tournament held in Albuquerque […]

Developer: City holding up home sales

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis developer is accusing the city of holding up sales of her new houses, which were vandalized in September. City officials say the problem lies with the homes’ infrastructure. Three months after vandals bulldozed three nearly completed homes, Delma Crisp said buyers are still waiting to close and […]

Pressuring banks to lend more initial problem

Freedom New Mexico Those of us who had anticipated the possibility of a de facto nationalization of the banking and finance sector of the economy after the meltdown last fall and the government’s bailout reaction, may have to rethink our scenarios and happily so. With the announcement that Citigroup will pay back $20 billion in […]

Woman should confront fiance

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist A reader sent me a few emails asking for advice for a problem she was having with her fianc

Letter to the editor: Lack of pool facilities problem

In his Sunday column, Clyde Davis pointed out that Clovis could use more public pools. The lack of swimming facilities was one of the issues raised in a study related to United States Air Force personnel moving to Cannon AFB. This is definitely a problem in Clovis. Potter Pool, like any outdoor pool, is closed […]

Editorial: Private investors should be part of recovery plan

The latest program to try to stabilize the ailing financial industry, announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is still fundamentally wrong-headed. If the problem was years of overly loose credit offered to marginal borrowers, then the way you get out of it is by taking a rest from overheated and overleveraged credit until various […]

Seniors jump the gun on jury duty exemption

Legislation that would allow citizens 70 and older to exempt from jury duty is causing a headache for court clerks who are fielding calls from seniors trying to invoke their age exemption. The problem is the bill is still pending and even if it is passed, it won’t become law until July 1. District court […]

Deer poaching problem in eastern New Mexico

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Poachers in Roosevelt County and New Mexico are taking shots at a $900 million state industry, and may pay for it with thousands of dollars in fines. In the past few weeks, two poaching incidents have occurred in the county, with one carcass found on the Texas-New Mexico state […]

Always best to think for yourself

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I wanted static, but got the word of God. The radio in my car broke, though no fault of mine (in case the warranty people are reading this). I made a call to get it replaced. No problem, they said, and it would be great if I could come […]

Editorial: Bailout enables risky behavior

It seems ironic that both houses of Congress approved spending more than $700 billion to bail out financial companies in October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month we are flooded with information about the problem of abuse, and are warned about the dangers of codependency and enabling. Often that information comes […]

Tips for protecting people and pets from animal bites

27th Special Operations Medical Group On the High Plains, stray animals are a fact of life. With the significant number of stray animals on and around our installation, as well as the difficulty in controlling these animals, bites by stray animals are equally common. While several base agencies are work to control and diminish this […]

Military feature: County road presents problem for Cannon

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base A MC-130W aircraft taxies on Cannon Air Force Base’s flight line. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base officials are working to comply with a Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Air Force requirement regarding a secondary base runway’s proximity to a county road. Base officials discovered […]

Strays problem in small towns

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said stray animals are becoming a major problem. Though the village has created a part-time position for an animal control officer, Pyle said there have been no viable prospects for the job. “We’re a small community and the residents are going to have to help […]

Letters to the Editor: Female ordination against Scripture

Regarding “Women of the Cloth,” (July 13 CNJ): Mary Magdalene was at Christ’s crucifixion, his open tomb and first to witness the risen Jesus. And Jesus sent her to his disciples. She’s fascinating as are many women of the Bible. Alvin Schmidt’s “How Christianity Changed the World,” explains how Judeo-Christianity revolutionized equality of both genders […]

Meth addiction everyone’s problem

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A popular piece of advice for writers is to write about what you know. But writing about what you know can be extremely painful when you’ve been affected by the destructive demon of methamphetamine. Crank. Ice. Chalk. Tweek. Nose candy. There are many ways to label this man-made drug, but […]

Small towns, big problem

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Staff ilustration: Sharna Johnson Portales’ police captain says calls are pouring in from people worried about loved ones addicted to methamphetamine. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series dealing with the growing problem and unique challenges posed by addiction to the manmade chemical of methamphetamine. Meth, […]

Letters to the Editor: Needle program encourages addicts

When did we vote to help drug users with their habit? I was livid when I read the article in the June 1 newspaper, “Official: Needle exchange program working.” We are assisting a way of life that I do not condone. We have tried educating the public and anyone can see from being around users […]

Town meeting scheduled to discuss Muleshoe burglaries

CNJ staff A town hall meeting is being held at 6:30 p.m. CDT today at City Hall in Muleshoe to discuss an outbreak of burglaries, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. Since November there have been about 95 burglaries, compared with a traditional average of about 20 in a given six-month period, Frieda said. […]