DoD disability board understaffed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael […]

Santa Fe depot, Harvey House oldest buildings in Clovis

By Don McAlavy I n 1908, Burns Agency was started in back of the old Citizens Bank on Grand Ave. It was an insurance and real estate business, but moved several times. It’s now at 5th and Mitchell streets. It was started by Frank Burns, but ran many years by a son, the late Jim […]

Greyhounds add special teamer to roster

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University has added punter/placekicker Michael Cottingham of Hutto, Texas, for the 2010 football season. Cottingham punted 23 times an average of 33.5 yards last season for the Hippos, and also kicked 25 extra points and three field goals. He was voted second-team All-District 25 4-A last fall. The Greyhounds open […]

Questioning need for new phone

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist At times I’m a little conflicted over technology. I love it for the most part but there are downsides. Let’s take cell phones for instance. My contract is up and I’m thinking real hard about upgrading to a new model. Music and e-mail in my phone sound like handy things […]

Bill seeks more scrutiny over state contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Records show that a contract between the State Investment Office and an international law firm has been amended six times since 2005, boosting the original $30,000 cost to $5.8 million. The deal — which among other things calls for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP to create […]

Officials hope new MVD site will cut down on wait times

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer State officials were in Clovis and Portales Wednesday announcing the launch of a new Motor Vehicle Division website designed to streamline services. Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue, said the site, which debuted about two weeks ago, will help cut down on wait times at local MVD offices. […]

Right to private property recognized

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist There was a bit of good news recently from New York state, that bastion of modern liberalism and American statism! As The New York Times reported Dec. 4, “In a 3-to-2 decision, a panel of the Appellate Division of (NY) State Supreme Court in Manhattan annulled the state’s […]

Survey ‘Mad Libs’ immature fun

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It might sound funny coming from somebody whose work shows up on paper several times a week. But man, do I hate using paper. If I’m an accountholder anywhere, I always request they go “paperless” — notifying me of balances owed by e-mail or phone. I always try to use […]

God leads way during troubled times

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist At this Thanksgiving time, our nation faces situations and uncertain times like never before. Difficult financial times have left people jobless and homeless. Rumors of wars and a horrendous act by a gunman even in the heart of Texas dominate the news. During this Thanksgiving season, remember we have sure […]

Great American Smokeout kicks off

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It was just time. Steve Chancy said he had tried to quit many times before with no success. But when his daughter was born 29 years ago, Chancy said things fell into place and realizing he wanted to be around for her and watch her grow, he gave up […]

Beatles tribute group to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Beatles tribute band Yesterday’s special performance in Clovis opens Clovis Community College’s 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series. The group plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Hailed as the No. 1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday brings its Beatle boots, velvet suits and on-spot vocals to Clovis for […]

Weekly LSC volleyball update

CNJ staff StandingsAll Times MDT

Weekly LSC football update

CNJ staff StandingsAll Times MDTSouth Division

County commissioners approve $22 million budget

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission passed a near $22 million budget Tuesday amid concerns about the potential of tough financial times in the future. The budget is based on a projected revenue of $20 million for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, with shortfalls to be transferred from county reserves. More than […]

Local leaders upset over postal meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. and Ernie Kos, right, director of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, speak with Barbara Wood from the U.S. Postal Service about closure of the Gidding Street office. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer About a dozen people voiced concerns […]

Treasures meant to be shared

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist On this July 4th weekend, I am reminded of the stories and life experiences surrounding those who fought in World War I and World War II in our world. The flowing is a true story. It is not a story of valor during the war but it is a commentary […]

Integrity only anchor left in tough times

Freedom New Mexico There’s an old newspaper superstition that deaths of famous people come in threes. We sometimes bend our perceptions to see things that way, but last week we didn’t have to. The trio of celebrity deaths also seems to demand some reflection on the fleeting nature of celebrity in our culture and on […]

Take time to demonstrate patriotism

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I could probably count the number of times on one hand I’ve actually been off on Memorial Day or one of the other three-day weekend holidays. Over the years I’ve worked at the newspaper on Memorial Day. Even

Real contentment is as rare as it is priceless

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist During these difficult economic times, I’ve often heard someone say, “Well, one good thing always comes from tough times. People are reminded of what matters.” I think those folks are saying that difficult times often cause us to reassess our priorities. In tough times we get the opportunity to […]

Graduation list

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