Candidates participate in league forum

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, R-N.M. and Tom Udall, D-N.M., offered different takes on how the federal government could help municipalities with issues such as water and infrastructure during a forum Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Pearce said competition for federal resources is too stiff for communities to depend […]

Committee will review Ute Water Project funding

CNJ staff The U.S. House Power and Water Subcommittee will review a bill Thursday authorizing federal funding for the Ute Water Project. Also known as a mark up, the review process will give subcommittee members an opportunity to change the language in the bill, according to Ute project Manager Scott Verhines. Eastern New Mexico Rural […]

District 2 candidate profile: Charles Adams

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Courtesty photo Charles Adams is a District 2 County Commission candidate. Charles Benny Adams Party Affiliation: Democrat Age: 55 Occupation: Retired human resources, training and manufacturing manager in the computer chip industry Previous elected offices: None What is your long-term vision for the county? And how will you plan for that? I would hope to […]

Mandated biofuel production will drain resources

By Freedom New Mexico It is difficult to overestimate the sheer wrongheadedness of the energy bill Congress passed and the president signed Wednesday. Even if it were a good idea for government to mandate what kind of energy should be used and how, this bill includes obvious missteps and mistakes that will cost taxpayers and […]

Troops’ return can instigate difficult times

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Family counselor Kathy Woodard braces for busy days at her Clovis office when Cannon Air Force Base personnel return from a deployment. Over the weekend almost 300 Cannon airmen returned from a deployment. More than 400 are still in various deployed locations, base officials said. Deployments can amplify or […]

Senate should scrap Sea Treaty and start fresh

By Freedom New Mexico On May 15, President Bush offered further evidence that he has strayed far from traditional Reaganite Republican principles by urging the Senate to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty. With a Democratic majority, ratification has become a possibility. It would be a mistake. The Law of […]

Counselor: Deployments leave marks when personnel return

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks A local family counselor says deployments can be hard on families before, during and after the deployment period. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Family counselor Kathy Woodard braces for busy days at her Clovis office when Cannon Air Force Base personnel return from a deployment. Over the weekend almost […]

Celebrity touts ‘great country’ and its dictator

By Freedom Newspapers It would be fascinating if not so dismaying that so many of our celebrities who believe that being actors or singers means we should care what they think about world affairs have such poor taste in foreign leaders. Earlier this month aging bad-boy actor Sean Penn traveled to Venezuela, exulted that he […]

Water project vital to community

By David Lansford: Guest Columnist One of the most, if not the most, significant challenge facing Clovis in the 21st century is the provision of a sustainable water supply. Numerous studies over the last 40 years indicate the need for the development of a sustainable water supply. All communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties rely […]

Forum scheduled for tonight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In an effort to acquaint community members with local resources available for crime victims, the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting a public forum tonight. A panel of representatives from multiple judicial and victims’ services in Roosevelt and Curry counties will be on hand to talk with residents […]

Accidents abound after snow

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Gerald Whitley, head equipment operator for the Clovis Department of Public Works, loads his truck Wednesday with a mixture of sand and salt. He said the department planned to work through the night to salt streets. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By CNJ staff Vehicle accidents overwhelmed responders Wednesday morning, a result of snow-packed roads […]

Main Street building sparks interest

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A local workforce training organization is interested in buying a building on Main Street to unify its resources, according to officials. The Eastern Area Workforce Development Board is negotiating the purchase of the old Ace Pawn Shop on First and Main streets, according to Board Chairman Jimmie Shearer. Federal […]

Russia’s autocratic tendencies should be monitored

By Freedom Newspapers The Russian government has successfully pressured Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil company, into reducing its stake in a promising but difficult oil and natural-gas field in Siberia from a majority share to a minority share. Gazprom, the Russian state-owned energy group, which has invested little or nothing in exploiting the energy resources on […]

Hospice holds Senior Fair

By CNJ Staff Senior Fair, hosted by VistaCare Hospice Who: Open to the public, free of charge. Seniors and anyone involved with seniors are encouraged to attend. What: An informational fair providing community resources for seniors. Where: Clovis-Carver Library, North Annex When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday Information: 762-7067 Jackie Lara, public relations director […]

Prejudice not uncommon in hiring process

By Walter E. Williams: wwilliam@gmu.edu In recent weeks, I’ve offered operational definitions for some of the terms used in the discussion of race. The first was discrimination, which can be broadly defined as the act of choice. When one selects one activity, good or person, of necessity he must discriminate against an alternative activity, good […]

Seminar addresses domestic violence

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The state’s assistant attorney general said getting agencies talking to one another is critical to curbing domestic violence rates in the state. Ann Badway was one of several experts to speak Monday during the first day of a three-day conference at the Clovis Civic Center. “You have to learn […]

North Korea plea of attention sign to bow out now

Freedom Newspapers North Korea’s pitiful regime no doubt intended to get Washington’s attention by testing six missiles on July 4, beginning a few minutes after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. It may turn out to have been a severe miscalculation, as is often the case when a government operates on bravado and testosterone […]

Freedom’s definition sets government’s role

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist So you think this column is motivated by my vested interest in having philosophy taken seriously? OK, that’s part of it. But then, so what? Some things are in my interest, and this alone would suffice to justify championing them. In this case there is also the fact that all […]

Catalog gives unexpected definition of spirituality

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local Columnist I got yet another catalog in the mail recently. Nothing unusual about that. Like most folks, I get lots of them. And, like lots of folks, I occasionally enjoy just thumbing through the pages of an interesting catalog. I don’t know if anyone has a contest for catalogs, but […]

Suicide bomber proof of terrorism in Iraq

By Thomas Sowell Cats are supposed to have nine lives but fallacies must have at least 90. Some notions will be believed, no matter how many times they have been refuted by facts. One of these seemingly immortal fallacies is the implicit assumption that our enemies have unlimited resources, so that our efforts at strengthening […]