In search of ponies: Ooooh, that smell

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer I’ll admit, I was scared Tuesday morning when I saw the black fury mass clinging to a high branch in the tree along my fence-line. You might wonder why I would be afraid of a cornered animal hanging on for dear life in a tree above my antagonist and […]

Food, music start off county centennial celebrations

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Little Texas took the stage Saturday at the Curry County Events Center as the closing show for the day of celebration. County manager Lance Pyle estimated that between 1,000 and 1,200 people attended the concert. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The smell of homemade mashed potatoes and beef tips […]

Woof: There it is

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Tanya Perez handles her bomb-sniffing dog, Ben, a 2-year-old German shepherd. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They sniff for explosives or drugs and take down suspects often more than twice their size, all for the chance to have a few seconds with their favorite […]

Mother nose best

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My 3-year-old, Eva, is a funny child. She likes to make people laugh and imitate cartoon characters. She is fairly calm and isn’t the one getting hurt jumping off the couch like her 4-year-old sister, or eating marbles like her 14-month-old bother. Perhaps this is why I overlooked certain clues […]

Culinary creations best when well done

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve been thinking about burnt toast and tortillas lately, staples of my childhood. Before you label me weird, there’s a Web site advertising a Museum of Burnt Food that celebrates “The art of culinary disaster.” My childhood wasn’t exactly a culinary disaster. In fact, I thought I was a master […]

Letters to the Editor: Pumpkin smashing disrespectful act

On Wednesday morning as I was driving to work, I noticed several smashed pumpkins in front of my neighbor’s house and in his driveway. The last few years have been difficult for him; he suffers, as many of us do, from the pain and loneliness that is caused by depression. My neighbor loves Halloween, and […]

Letters to the Editor: Further ethanol investigation needed

Anyone who has ever lived anywhere near an ethanol plant will tell you these facilities emit odors into the air. Internet searches turn up numerous articles of outraged citizens trying to endure the presence of nearby ethanol plants. Even the Nebraska Ethanol Board admits this on page 16 of its latest ethanol plant guide, available […]

Smell of money could be a lot worse

By Grant McGee: local columnist “It stinks here.” I overheard these words from a young woman visiting Clovis. I was standing in one of our stores when I heard this declaration. I was curious as to what Clovis smells like to a visitor. “Excuse me for overhearing you,” I said with a smile. “But what […]

Business feature: Dairyowner promotes product that reduces smell of dairy lagoons

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Roy Tarango hoses down the milkroom floor Friday at Crosswinds Dairy outside of Portales. The runoff from the floor flows into a lagoon on the dairy property. (Freedom Newspapers: William P. Thompson By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The smell of money is not for everyone. And so some area dairy owners are adding technologically […]

3/9 Student profile

Cole Andes is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Rick and Sam Andes. What is your idea of a perfect day? My perfect day is any day that I am on the shooting range without the wind blowing. What would you like printed on your gravestone? I would like to […]