Bank bailouts deserve attention

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist No witty intro necessary. Here are three matters I don’t think are getting enough attention: – Hillary Clinton has very little chance of winning this Democratic nomination. Her own people have given the former First Lady less than a 10 percent chance of getting the 2,024 delegates needed. By CNN’s […]

Udall wants to honor Bataan vets

U.S. Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M., wants to bestow Bataan Death March veterans with the Congressional Gold Medal. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), 2.3 million members strong, has endorsed the plan, according to a news release from Udall’s office. “The coalescing support around this long-overdue tribute to the veterans who endured […]

Mayors should work like good water heaters

Gayla Brumfield is Clovis’ new mayor. Here’s what Raymond Atchley is expecting: “Please take may analogy in the right way,” he wrote in an e-mail in response to an editor’s question, “but I want my mayor to work very much like my water heater. I always have plenty of hot water, it makes me feel […]

Global warming issues should be taken ‘slowly and with prayer’

New Mexico lawmakers recently asked constituents, “Do you think the current climate changes are man made?” Here’s what Clovis’ Carolyn Spence has to say: “The Earth has undergone some drastic climate changes in history and the causes were not manmade. We need to be careful that our best intentions don’t backfire on us. “The Earth is capable […]

Wildcats pull away in fourth quarter

Bryce Hill took over the game in the fourth quarter with his 3-pointer shooting en route to a 27-point night as Clovis remained unbeaten with a 92-74 win over Hobbs on Friday at Rock Staubus Gym. The game was tied at 38 at halftime. Jaden Isler finished with a team-high 28 points for top-ranked Clovis […]

Man causing climate change?

New Mexico lawmakers have asked constituents a series of questions. One is, “Do you think the current climate changes are man made?” Here are some answers: • Ardyth Elms: “I believe man is causing the majority of change in the climate. I’m sorry to say that there are too many people who don’t care what […]

Climate change part of cycle

New Mexico lawmakers have asked constituents a series of questions. One is, “Do you think the current climate changes are man made?” Here are some answers: • Frank Dalton: “While man probably has influenced some climatic effects, I rather expect that most climatic change is the result of various cycles that research has certainly proven to exist. Some cycles […]

God is in control

New Mexico lawmakers have asked constituents a series of questions. One is, “Do you think the current climate changes are man made?” Here are some answers: • Kay Arvizu: “If the current climate changes are man made, what did man do in prehistoric times to melt the ice cap? Regardless of what some would have us […]

Angelo topples Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan isn’t using the shorthanded status of his team as an excuse. He simply doesn’t believe the five Greyhounds hitting the court at any given time are playing good basketball. The Greyhounds stayed with […]

Clovis mayoral candidates

CNJ staff Tim Ashley Age: 44 Occupation: Construction supply business owner Prior elected offices: Currently serving his second term as Curry County Commissioner. • What do you think is the mayor’s most important job? The mayor’s most important job and first duty is to preside over the board of commissioners meetings. Other “important” duties include […]

City commission candidates — District 3

CNJ staff Candidate: Fidel Madrid Age: 60 Occupation: UPS driver, 31 years. Prior elected position: Fair board for 12 years. • What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? What I would like to see happen with Hotel Clovis would be for it to be […]

City commission candidates — District 2

CNJ staff Candidate: Ben McDaniel Age: 27 Occupation: Operations manager of McDaniel’s Furniture, Floor Covering and Appliances Prior elected positions: None —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? Because my family’s businesses have been established in the Clovis community for nearly 60 years, I […]

Health plan tops agenda

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By Sarah Meyer: CNJ News Editor The 2008 New Mexico Legislature begins its 30-day session Tuesday in Santa Fe. This year’s session focuses on the state budget, but other issues come into play at the governor’s request. One of the top issues this year promises to be Gov. Bill Richardson’s plan for universal health coverage. […]

Some thoughts on New Year’s resolutions

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Last Sunday morning one of our elders asked our church folks, “How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?” The giggles telegraphed the answer, six whole days into the new year. I’m guessing that the three or so people who didn’t laugh and might have still been on […]

ENMU Board of Regents names new officers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents named new officers at its regular meeting Friday morning. Outgoing board President Jay Gurley officially handed the gavel to his successor, Alva Carter. Gurley spoke about the productive relationship he has had with the university and specifically with ENMU president Steven […]

12-7-07 Passing through

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Name: Josh Atkinson Hometown: Lubbock Traveling to: On his way to Lubbock after taking a trip to Albuquerque. Thoughts on Clovis: “I think it’s the best town between Lubbock and Albuquerque.”

Fellowship core of past, present Thanksgivings

By Freedom New Mexico Today most Americans will gather for a celebration that has become an American tradition worthy of extension. Most of us experience more blessings than tribulation, especially in this country, and it is appropriate to give thanks for them (indeed, many traditions exhort us to give thanks for hard times as well). […]

What does God see when he looks at you?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist What do you think God sees when he looks at you? I didn’t ask what you think others see. I didn’t ask what you think you see when you look at yourself, but it’s an interesting question. We tend toward extremes. We might as well admit it. Most of […]

Pearce takes flight

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., announced his plans to run for Pete Domenici’s Senate seat Saturday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. “Friends,” he said, “Democrats are not the enemy but neither are Republicans the enemy.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R.N.M. said Saturday during a […]

Battle brewing on cage fights

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico From all indications, city groups may have a fight about fights. The Clovis Civic Center policy committee discussed allowing contact sports at the city-owned center in October’s meeting, and more discussion is planned for Monday’s meeting. The contact sport in question is mixed martial arts, and MarkAnthony Baca of […]