Today’s generation lacks hope

This is difficult to write. One does not want to showcase his dark side. Yet, truth must out. Here’s my dirty little secret. I have good friends who are New Mexico bankers. Yes, among that despised crowd with their imperial debit card charges and overdraft criminality are those who seem to be pretty good people. […]

New Crayola products just in time for the new school year

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Provided by Crayola Crayola’s Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board is black on one side and white on the other. The board comes with a pack of eight Crayola Washable Dry-Erase Bright Crayons. It is recommended for ages 3-plus and costs $9.99. McClatchy-Tribune Crayola has released a few new products that moms and dads might want to add […]

Major school construction projects on schedule

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The new special education building at Marshall Middle School will be state-of-the art, said Clovis Municipal Schools Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, and will be surrounded by an Americans with Disabilities Act compliant courtyard. Liliana Castillo Each summer is busy for the operations side of Clovis Municipal Schools. But […]

In tribute: Colleagues say judge was an asset to community

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Robert Orlik, who had been the 9th Judicial District’s fourth district judge since the judgeship was created in 2005, died May 28 of heart failure at Lubbock Heart Hospital. Those who worked with Robert Orlik said they could count on the longtime lawyer to be on the side of the law. “He was always very […]

Time change has lighter side

Well if you missed church you’re either a heathen, didn’t read my column first thing or just forgot to spring forward. I’m actually looking forward to getting another hour of light on the end of the day. Normally, I’ve been in the other camp on this whole Daylight Saving thing — not happy about getting […]

Workshop offers stock horse training tips

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Scott Bagley maneuvers his horse around a steer Tuesday afternoon during his Building a Better Stock Horse demonstration at the 2011 Ag Expo. Scott Bagly of Dimmitt, Texas, returned to the New Mexico Ag Expo for the second year to teach attendees how to train a better stock horse during a […]

Letter to the editor: Democrats’ side also loaded with liars

Regarding Tuesday’s letter headlined “Let’s vote to take liars out of office.” I’m somewhat surprised at the disparity in perceptions between Kirby Rowan and myself, given that we live, read and listen in the same geographical region. I applaud him for the conviction to speak his beliefs, but I couldn’t disagree with him more. It […]

McGee: I’m OK with going global

We might as well get used to customer service centers from the other side of the planet. I have this feeling we’re going to being dealing with them for more and more stuff. You’re familiar with what I’m talking about, right? Something goes on the fritz with some modern day electronic doomaflatchit, you call customer […]

Part of 21st Street, Prince Street intersection closing temporarily

CNJ staff The city of Clovis is asking drivers to avoid traveling eastbound on 21st Street from Prince Street between 4 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday because of construction. The turning lane for southbound traffic from Prince Street to 21st Street will be closed. This is due to extensive street repairs that will be occurring […]

Border security complicated by legal process

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 […]

Hounds football recruit profiles

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone […]

Press release: Hounds sign 19 recruits

PORTALES, N.M.- After assaulting the team and NCAA record book in the 2009 season, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has announced the signing of 19 new Greyhounds to National Letters of Intent, to bolster the ENMU lineup for the 2010 season as Eastern makes the transition to the Lone Star Conference North […]

H1N1 side effects still unknown

Freedom New Mexico The nation’s health czar has spoken: All Americans should take the swine flu vaccine. We do have a right, however, to say that we’ll be the judge of that. What’s most important is that whatever decision people make, it should be made with as much knowledge as possible. Health and Human Services […]

In this fight God is on our side

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.” History abundantly reinforces the truth of Blaise Pascal’s words. Pick any date in the long history of the human race, and on that date can easily be found any number of squabbles, large […]

No tolerance for opponents of health reform

Freedom New Mexico The ongoing debate over the White House health-care plan has revealed the ugly dark side of this administration. We now see that behind President Barack Obama’s soothing words and talk about ameliorating differences is a man and his allies who disdain their opponents and have little tolerance for freewheeling public debate. We’re […]

Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

Overpass closure isolates businesses, residents

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents living and working south of the Hull Street Overpass said they feel somewhat isolated from the north side of Clovis since the overpass has been out. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the south side of Clovis, a road leads up to the former — and future — […]

No fluff behind belly button article

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist With the economic news a bit on the gloomy side these days, I’ve been inspecting my navel a lot more as I’m sure you all have. Therefore I wasn’t surprised to see a story on belly button lint or fuzz on the newspaper Web page I was reading earlier this […]

County museum named for ‘Pappy’

By Don McAlavy Born in 1913 on the north side of the Running Water Draw near Pleasant Hill, Ardale “Pappy” Thornton started cowboying at age five by herding cows on horseback. When Pappy was old enough, he decided to try his hand at homesteading. Since there was no more homesteading land in Curry County, he […]

Fire damages Mesalands Community College building roof

Freedom New Mexico A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on the west side of the building. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said that the fire was reported at 8:53 a.m. Five fire units responded to the fire, which took two hours to extinguish. Mesalands’ Director of […]