Grant McGee: Reputation has no price tag

I got a phone call from “The Better Biz Center” the other day. That’s not the real name of this organization, I’ve changed it to avoid hassles from the real one. You know these folks, they’re the people who keep a list of naughty or nice businesses. Sort of like Santa Claus, or so I […]

Homeless ID system won’t be successful

Freedom New Mexico A plan to tag each homeless person in Colorado Springs will never work. Those who advocate the ID program undoubtedly mean well. It may seem logical to the orderly, disciplined, rational mind. But it’s never going to work. A story in Monday’s Colorado Springs Gazette told of the ongoing saga of the […]

Life too short to put dreams aside

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Every movie I see has one or two lines which catch my real attention, usually entering my store of tag lines to place on the bottom of outgoing Emails. One such line, spoken by the Jack Nicholson character to his sycophantic assistant in “The Bucket List”: “Tommy, nobody CARES what […]

Prince street repavement carries heavy price tag

CNJ staff The city is opening bids Thursday for work on Prince Street, but asphalt prices have officials concerned. The work, which covers Prince Street from 21st Street to Llano Estacado, includes repaving, installing drainage and adding sidewalks compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas. The work has […]

High school to begin requiring students to wear ID cards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sophomore Kahiry Parker pulled his wallet out from his back pocket. His school photo identification card — and not much else — was tucked inside, his name printed in bold, black letters under its laminated surface. Next year, the wallet won’t be so necessary, as Parker and fellow Clovis […]

Livestock ID system in testing

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Branding has long identified a farm animal’s owner. Now New Mexico ranching industry leaders are finding ways to track their animals with advances in technology, such as the National Identification System in its early stages within the state. The Tri-National Animal Health and Identification Consortium recently launched a pilot […]

What it’s like preparing for war

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Staff Sgt. Jason Peters explains how to care for an injured soldier during a triage exercise for pre-deployment training Friday at Cannon Air Force Base.(Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As I walked toward the wounded with a medical bag in hand Friday, I couldn’t help […]

Turkey dog has Clovis adventures

Lassie, Hank the Cowdog and Scooby-Doo have had their dog days. Now somebody should write a book or make a television show about the real-life adventures of George. John Considine’s dog has been homeless, tied up, befriended by strangers, even face-to-face with a pair of would-be house burglars. Chapter one. George was just a pup […]