Obama lacks experience to be president

Freedom New Mexico Maybe we are mired in debt, hobbled with less-than-excellent credit, because our chief executive has no experience beyond that which he has gained on the job. He spoke Monday and used the credit downgrade to promote tax reform “that will ask those who can afford it to pay their own share.” How […]

Police blotter — July 10

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 a.m. June 26 an officer responded to the 200 block of Axtell Street for a report of an injured subject. When the officer arrived, he spoke to a man who was being treated for a large wound on his left […]

Clovis High graduate recounts Tuscaloosa tornado

lke24p-lke23y429tornado.jpg

Courtesy photo: Delaney Ware The Tuscaloosa, Ala. tornado as seen from Delaney Ware’s dorm room at the University of Alabama Wednesday at 5:47 p.m., CDT. Russell Anglin Delaney Ware said she is lucky to be alive today. The 19-year-old University of Alabama freshman nursing student and 2010 Clovis High School graduate said a devastating tornado […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 5 a.m. Feb. 19 an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding Street for a report of a domestic in progress. A man told dispatch a female at the home cut him with a utility knife. Officers […]

A view from under the pew: the great bugtussle rodeo

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist boss whoever first spoke or sang – i love a parade – must have been misquoted i m almost sure they said – i love a rodeo -

Appraising not as interesting now

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I did not do well in the study of economics in college. When the professor spoke oh so eloquently of “elasticity” of supply and demand, I felt my eyes glaze over. During that time I learned that “if you place all the economists in the world end to end they […]

Mayor discusses city accomplishments

kgodq4-318stateofcity1.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield addressed about 75 community residents Tuesday during her state of the city speech at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer With more than 1,000 jobs created in the last couple of years and more businesses attracted to Clovis, the city’s economy is isolated […]

State moving closer to repealing death penalty

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican New Mexico for centuries has been reluctant to execute criminals, even though the state has had some form of capital punishment law on its books for virtually all of its history since the Spanish colonial era. Even during the blazing days of the Wild West, judges routinely requested Territorial […]

City commission votes down euthanasia switch

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis citizens and animal protection groups from around New Mexico touted the benefits of lethal injection to euthanize animals at the Clovis Animal Shelter. The Clovis City Commission disagreed, and voted 4-3 Thursday night against changing from its current carbon monoxide chamber. Commissioners and citizens spoke for about 30 […]

Hand life’s worries over to Christ

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The CEO of a famous company spoke at a church in another city last Sunday. The gentleman was a skilled business leader, a husband, father, and a dedicated Christian. His words were forwarded to me by a person who attends that church. Here is basically what he said: “This week […]

Ground-water information, anyone?

Interested in ground water use statistics around New Mexico? Here’s a Web site, from the National Ground Water Association:

Clovis remains perfect

On a night when Lubbock was abuzz with news of Bobby Knight’s sudden resignation, the Clovis Wildcats quietly came in and pushed their season-opening winning streak to 21 games. Jaye Crockett scored 26 points and Bryce Hill added 19 in a 78-55 victory over Trinity Christian. The game was played at the Rip Griffin Center […]

Domenici says goodbye

U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., spoke to New Mexico lawmakers on Monday and shared this story: “Almost 20 years ago, I spoke at the annual meeting of the New Mexico Electric Cooperatives down in Ruidoso. After I finished speaking, two ladies came up, tugged on my coat and began thanking me profusely. “I asked them […]

Oct. 14 Club Notes

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently held its general meeting in the Caduceus Room, attended by 30 members. The meeting was called to order by President Ramona Parker, prayer was by Joy Melton and the minutes were read and approved by Carmen Skabelund. Committee reports were given. A report of […]

Letters to the Editor: Non-English speakers still contribute

In answer to comments made by Glenda Bly (“Richardson’s Spanish debate angers American voter”) in last Sunday’s CNJ, I would like to tell a story about my grandparents. Guadalupe and Ignacita Martinez (both American citizens), were born and raised here in New Mexico. My grandmother was deaf and my grandfather was seriously hearing impaired, but […]

Eating off $21 opens politicians’ eyes

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers There’s a guy running for president, and he’s facing all kinds of questions. One question spoke volumes, and it wasn’t about terrorism, taxes or gasoline. Instead, it was about milk, and how much stores charge for a gallon. His answer was $1.50. I won’t name the candidate because I haven’t […]

March 28, 1960

Sacred Heart High School student Toris Jaeger had won top honors in the biology division at a Roswell science fair. She received a $50 prize and was named an alternate to a national competition scheduled in May. … Clovis was preparing to host the annual convention of New Mexico’s U.S. Highway 60 Association. … Track […]

Summit makes second run

9-23 latino summit

Freedom Newspapers: Claude VigilCarlos Vargas-Aburto, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kutztown University, answers questions during the Latino Leadership Summit, held Friday afternoon at Eastern New Mexico University. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Enthusiasm rippled through the crowd as high school students gathered Friday at Eastern New Mexico University to participate in the […]

Man sentenced in 2004 killing

1128575862-web-cordova-trial3-10_6_05.jpg

Victoria Estrada, right, mother of stabbing victim Victor Estrada, and friend Samantha Aguirre observe the sentencing of Joel Cordova Wednesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Cordova and the victim were childhood friends. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They were good friends. As boys they played sports together, had sleepovers and […]

BRAC talk: Summaries of Cannon presenters

1119768173-05.jpg

BRAC commissioners, foreground, said eastern New Mexico’s arguments for sparing Cannon Air Force Base were strong, but cautioned the nation has many “great bases” on the closure list. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) The nine who testified on behalf of Cannon Air Force Base at Friday’s regional hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission: Sen. […]