Youth groups protest tobacco ads

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A woman on horseback whipped around the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena on Friday night, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. flag she held flapping almost regally in the wind. As a sponsor of the Pioneer Days Rodeo, the company is entitled to the display, said Dewey Pierce, captain of […]

Police, retailers partner to crack down on drugs

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Detective Roman Romero of the Region 5 Drug Task Force arranges methamphetamine ingredients from a “Box Lab” on Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler has teamed up with law enforcement officials and area retailers to curb sales of products commonly […]

City should have own water company

Letters to the Editor This is in response to the article about a proposed water-rate hike from New Mexico-American Water company: When is this city going to wake up? NMAWC is a for-profit company that must please its stockholders. We are the largest city in New Mexico that does not possess its own water company. […]

Trade organization asks Air Force to clairfy hemp policy

The Associated Press CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A trade organization is asking the Air Force to clarify that its ban on marijuana use doesn’t apply to personal care products that contain hemp seed oil. The California-based Hemp Industries Association and the Indoor Tanning Association have sent Air Force Secretary James Roche a letter this […]

Cannon: Airmen beware of hemp-based lotions

Staff and Wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Cannon Air Force Base officials have warned against suntan lotions and oils that contain hemp byproducts, including an active chemical found in marijuana. By applying hemp byproducts there is a “statistically small” chance an airman could test positive for THC, a product Air Force officials test […]

Sellers: Ephedra ban won’t hurt business

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Many supplements, like Thermal Cut, had ephedra in them but are now back on the shelves in ephedra-free form. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Mike Dlouhy said he stands behind every product he sells. Until Monday that meant ephedra-based products. The owner of Nutri-mart Health Foods on Prince Street […]

Dollar Tree store headed to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell The nation’s largest $1 discount variety store chain will make its debut in the Clovis area by the end of the summer, local officials say. Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is renovating the former Heilig-Meyers building on North Prince Street, said Clovis developer Bill Giese. “They’re remodeling that building right now,” he said. […]

Different Tastes

Tracy Simmons The aroma of the dinner roast floats through the air, enticing Patricia Dobson into the kitchen. Her husband, Lou Donofrio, a former gourmet chef, serves himself a slice of the tender meat while Dobson glides past him and reaches for the tofu. She said she’s a vegetarian because simply does not like the […]