Bingaman introduces bill to fund wildfire fighting efforts

U.S. Jeff Bingaman this week introduced legislation that takes a big step to help ensure that adequate funding is available to help fight wildfires. Bingaman’s bill, called the “Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act,” would create a separate account to pay for fighting large, complex wildland fires. The move would prevent the Forest […]

No bull about keeping superstitions

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist They say superstition takes over when you’re facing situations you’ve got no control over — like a horse you KNOW is gonna break in two, you just don’t know when. So what you do in a case like that is give yourself an edge. When you get on that particular […]

BINGAMAN: BILL TAKES MAJOR STEP TOWARD EXPANDING HEALTH COVERAGE TO N.M. CHILDREN

WASHINGTON – A bill U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman helped write to ensure that more New Mexicans could have access to health care cleared its first hurdle today. The Senate Finance Committee today approved legislation that reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) — the state/federal health care initiative crated in 1997 that covers millions […]

Commission takes lead in Cannon growth study

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to take the lead in a Joint Land Use Study into expansion and a changed mission at Cannon Air Force Base. As community sponsors, the county will act as the lead, local agency and partner with the Office of Economic Adjustment in obtaining grant money […]

Military feature: Clovis native’s novel takes flight

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Courtesy photo Air Force fighter pilot Tom Rodgers, husband of author Kathleen Rodgers, looks out from the cockpit of an A-10. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The struggles of being a fighter pilot, and being the family of one, form the basis for a new novel by a Clovis native married to a former […]

Clovis beats Goddard 35-14

ROSWELL — Clovis outscored Goddard 14-0 in the third quarter to regain control of the game, and went on to beat the Rockets 35-14 in Friday’s game at the Wool Bowl. The Wildcats scored on Stefan Mills’ 14-yard run and a 9-yard pass from Josh Potocki to Josh Bryan in the pivotal quarter. Quarterback David […]

Learning about God best education

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My how change takes place. Someone said, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” That is so true. My sister Susie showed me a perfect example of that just this last month when I visited her in Rochester, Minn. Susie collects old books. She has old school books — […]

Boat race takes creative spirit

By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The Fourth of July celebrations in Clovis will include the second annual Dairy Boat Race at Greene Acres Lake. Participants were given a simple row boat and allowed to modify it within the rules, according to event organizer Steve Reshetar of the Matt 25 Hope Center, an office center […]

CHS alum takes job with Howard Payne

CNJ staff BROWNWOOD, Texas — Clovis High alum Josh Prock was named the new women’s basketball coach last week at Howard Payne University. In replacing Chris Kielsmeier, Prock has some big shoes to fill. Kielsmeier was the winningest coach in school history at 179-44 for seven seasons, and last year led the Lady Jackets to […]

Clovis takes a day to pray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s Ashley Ramirez, 9, sang praise songs during Thursday’s National Day of Prayer rally in front of the Curry County Courthouse. Nineteen third-graders came from the school to lead the pledge of allegiance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For about an hour and a half, a portion […]

New Masked Rider Takes Reins during Transfer

Eastern takes eighth in rodeo

CNJ Staff The Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo team turned in an eighth-place finish at last weekend’s Western Texas Rodeo in Snyder, Texas. Senior Cody Heck won steer wrestling with an average of 20.9, and senior Jared Green scored 150 points for a second-place finish in bareback riding.

Amanda R. takes a beating

A message from “Terminator Brilliant” appears on The Bachelor TV show’s Web site suggesting Clovis-born Amanda R. will not be a winner:

Tarleton State takes twin bill from Zias

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State pushed over three runs in the bottom of the sixth Saturday to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 4-2 loss in the first game of a Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. In the second game, the TexAnns notched a 9-1 win to complete a three-game sweep […]

Pet of the day: Cali

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Name: Cali About: Calie is 2 1/2 years old and is a pure bred Golden Retriever. She is very protective, which is not usual for a Golden. She takes care of all our other animals and loves riding in the car. She likes to sit in the drivers seat when we are shopping. Owner: MaryLou […]

Winning isn’t what it’s all about

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while […]

Sept. 9 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families edited by Andrew Carroll was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Livio Edward Palla. From riveting combat accounts to profound reflections on the wartime experience […]

Melrose cleaning up for centennial

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It won’t be just another walk in the park come mid-August in Melrose. For one thing, many more pair of feet will be trodding across the city park. For another, the occasion — a celebration of the town’s 100th anniversary — takes on special significance. Just over a month away […]

Dairy farming program exposes kids to agriculture

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Floyd fourth-grader Aracel Mendoza listens to Roosevelt County 4-H Agent Patrick Kircher talk about corn and its uses Thursday during the Southwest Dairy Farmer’s annual Kid, Kows and More program. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer A group of fourth-grade students listened attentively Thursday as Kay Lindsey separated the […]

Won’t it be nice to be out of time?

By Curtis Shelburne Won’t it be nice to be out of time? Huh? I repeat: Won’t it be nice to be out of time? I don’t wonder that you’re confused. You’re probably thinking: Whaddaya mean? “Nice” to be out of time? I find myself “out of time” already innumerable times every week, and running out […]