‘The Root of All Kinds of Evil’ still thrives

Curtis K. Shelburne I’m not sure it would be particularly appropriate for me to begin, “There should be a special place in hell for . . .” So I won’t. But I’m tempted to. (And there really should.) A fine older lady and dear friend (who I’d nominate for a special place in heaven when […]

Food at the speed of life: Roast has twist to it

Traditional roast with root vegetables is nice, but sometimes I want something different. This recipe has meat, carbs and vegetables in one dish. It’s also easy to prepare, although it can get interesting if your roommate police scanner hollers about a house fire you need to photograph as you’re getting ready to load the crock […]

Thursday morning briefing: Hot days and root beer discussions

Good Thursday morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s morning briefing.

Unprecedented terrorism taking root in Mexico

For months we’ve heard reactionaries call for sealing off the Mexican border, alleging that armed terrorists are, or could be, swarming across the border and putting Americans in danger. We’ve been among the many who have insisted that it just isn’t happening; in fact, some of the safest cities in the country are on or […]

Individualism root of revolution

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist The idea that sound revolutions rest on the past may appear to be an oxymoron, but it isn’t. The seeds of a sound revolution do not come out of a vacuum. Although the American Founders did upend the previous practice of entrusting countries into the hands of monarchs, czars and […]

Ag sense: Sorghum-based intercropping system viable option

The increasing demand for good quality forages by the dairy industry, and the declining water resources, are threatening the sustainability of highly productive irrigated agriculture in the southern High Plains. Corn and alfalfa are the predominant forages in the region. However, the declining water resources cannot support their production for long. Lower water needs of […]

Editorial: Holidays takes root in trimph over powers

Easter and Passover, signal celebrations in Christianity and Judaism, are linked through the calendar and through long tradition. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that they show other kinships, including some that might be surprising to some who are merely passive believers. The most striking similarity is that both holidays represent liberation from and triumph […]

In ideal world team names matter

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I root for a pair of trousers. I’m not that much different from other sports fans, whether they like the New York Knicks or some other team. It’s all laundry by the time you’re done. Players come and players go. Owners buy and sell teams. Stadiums are built, and stadiums […]

Business Digest: Ag center giving root system demo

CNJ staff The New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis is planning a crop root demonstration Wednesday. “Most folks are familiar with the above-ground portion of plants,” extension agronomist Mark Marsalis said in a release, “but have little knowledge of what is happening below ground.” The demonstration of root systems is scheduled for […]

Here’s a good word to work into conversation

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I am of the strong opinion that, as a general rule, people should avoid omphaloskepsis. It’s a nasty practice that almost always leaves those who practice it much less happy than before.   So there. I’m on the record. If I ever aspire to high public office, the paper […]

Dental pain always trumps weight gain

By Grant McGee I’ve been saving money to go to the dentist. It’s kind of funny. I’ll save money to go to the dentist or to get new glasses. I’ll make plans to go see those guys but I’m reluctant to go in for a medical checkup. I know what’ll happen when I go to […]

Clovis’ Root flirts with no-hitter

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Clovis shortstop Jared Montoya cannot reach the throw as Levelland shortstop Bryan Ashley slides safely after stealing second base during the fourth inning of Tuesday’s second game of a doubleheader at Bell Park. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner First David Root lost his no-hitter. Then he lost his control. But the Clovis right-hander […]

Tascosa sweeps Clovis

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Amarillo Tascosa rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Clovis 5-3 and complete a sweep of their West Texas League baseball doubleheader on Saturday. Tascosa won the opener 13-3, ending the game in the bottom of the fifth on the league’s 10-run rule. Daniel Casarez doubled […]

College removing problematic mulberry

By Mike Linn PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University officials are fed up with the light red, dime-sized berries that fall every summer from a mulberry tree near the Golden Library. University officials said students using a nearby sidewalk track the fruit’s pinkish juices onto carpets in the library, causing irremovable stains. Each August, the […]

Dictionary listings sometimes not pretty

By Ned Cantwell Words. Merriam-Webster brought out is first Collegiate Dictionary back in 1898. It was a very thin book, because people did not need many words back then. There was much more grunting and pointing in those days. The first dictionary primarily concerned itself with the definitions of “yes,” “no,” and “I’m hungry.” Early […]