Smoking ban idea lighting fire in Clovis

Letters to the editor I read with disbelief and anger about Clovis Mayor David Lansford’s proposal to ban smoking in public buildings, including restaurants in Clovis. Shame on him! I then read the editorial in Thursday’s paper and say, “Bravo. Bravo News Journal!” It’s about time someone stood up and said enough is enough! If […]

County: Blame jail for budget woes

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a $20.5 million budget that will cut the county’s cash on hand from $10.1 million to $3.2 million by June 2005. County Manager Geneva Cooper said the fund drain has been caused mostly by increasing jail costs spread over a number of […]

CNJ readers snow how to handle the weather

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Josh Martinez of Clovis sails through the air toward a patch of snow Saturday, after being unexpectedly separated from his skateboard. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Project: Reader Reaction Project: Reader Reaction participants were recently asked for snow stories. Some responses: “I spent most of my elementary school years in North Dakota, so snow days […]

Democrats need to take sides with taxpayers

One of the things to look forward to in the new year is the potential for more federal tax cuts. President Bush is expected to push Congress to enact new savings programs that rely on tax breaks to lure participants, reported Monday’s Sacramento Bee. The president is also expected to push Congress to extend the […]

Pine trees saved a life one Christmas

David Stevens This will be Bertha Stevens’ 85th Christmas. My grandmother owes the last 39 of them to a pile of Christmas trees. The event took place the day before Thanksgiving in 1964. My grandparents had planned to drive into the mountains of New Mexico, pick up a load of Christmas trees, and bring them […]