McGee: Signs make memorable statements

Have you ever wondered what was going on with some signs you see as you travel along? For instance there was a sign in a window of a shop in Roswell a few years ago that read: “WHO DO YOU HAVE TO HUG AND KISS IN THIS TOWN TO GET SOME BUSINESS?” I actually changed […]

Snowstorm threatens travel in southwest, Midwest

The Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. — A powerful storm threatened to bury sections of the Southwest and Great Plains under a blanket of heavy snow Monday, blitzing holiday travelers with blizzard conditions two days before the start of winter. Warnings forecasting snowfalls of up to 18 inches stretched across the region as the storm barreled […]

Planet Kevin can’t come fast enough

Calling all scientists, calling all scientists: We need to travel faster than light, stat. Get on it. On Monday, the European Southern Observatory discovered 50 new exoplanets, including one that orbits in the habitable zone of its star 36 light years away from us. The planet may not have water — and if it did, […]

Time for TV to channel new ideas

I did some travel recently, but also made plenty of time to watch television I normally avoid when I’m working. Here are some things I picked up, none of them long enough for a full column: • There’s a new game show on NBC called, “It’s Worth What?” The show’s hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. […]

Our people: Clovis obstetrician Dr. Richard Layman and his family travel frequently

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Dr. Richard Layman has been practicing as an obstetrician in Clovis for 22 years. Dr. Richard Layman has been practicing as an obstetrician in Clovis for 22 years. He’s delivering babies for some of the same people he delivered. He took that as a hint. He’s decided it’s time to […]

Privatization gives new life to space travel

Freedom New Mexico Massive rockets propelled the shuttle Atlantis into orbit Friday to a final rendezvous with the International Space Station, poignantly ending the storied 30-year space program. Few advances epitomize American ingenuity more than NASA’s achievements, unquestionably establishing the United States as space exploration leader. The shuttle specs alone speak to what not-so-long ago […]

Child Sense: Try to give your child some control when their routine is disrupted in the summer

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer break is upon us, bringing the inevitable mix of travel, visitors and changing sleeping arrangements. Children’s bedrooms turn into guest rooms for friends and relatives, suitcases replace closets as families travel, and children go off to camp. Though exciting, this can also be very stressful to children, who lose not only […]

Let airports decide on own safety measures

As we approach the busiest air travel day of the year and the busiest season for flying, airline travel is poised to be fouled up not only by the weather but by the Transportation Security Administration and the inevitable backlash against the TSA’s new intrusive screening mandates. Whatever happens this Thanksgiving week, the government’s approach […]

Americans embracing entitlement

I travel a lot. I have crossed the USA about 25 times by car and have also done a good deal of driving in Europe — France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and so on. Some time ago I noticed something that one might wish to explore more systematically than just relying on one’s personal observation. This […]

Press Release: Winter storm warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST THURSDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…EXPECT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 8 INCHES. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PLAINS OF NEW MEXICO…PARTICULARLY HARDING […]

Education Digest: Students going to state competition

Students going to state competition Twenty-five Clovis High School and Freshman Academy students were chosen by audition for the 2010 New Mexico All State Band and Orchestra. The students will travel to Albuquerque in January to participate in the New Mexico music Educators All State Conference. 2010 All State Symphonic Band: William O’Shea, Holly Tyler, […]

Support grows to eliminate Cuba embargo

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the most significant sign that U.S. policy toward Cuba might change beyond the lifting of restrictions on how often Cuban-Americans can travel to Cuba or how much money they can send to relatives there lies not in how enthusiastically President Obama shook somebody’s hand at a Latin-American summit — but in […]

Clovis, Portales mayors travel to Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today visited with the mayors of Portales and Clovis in advance of their appearance before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

April 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Intersection yield sign problematic

Government racks up hefty travel bill

By Freedom Newspapers As big and costly as the federal government is, we wouldn’t expect that its travel budget would be a pittance. But last year’s total of more than $14 billion is still a shocker. Perhaps we can take solace in the fact that it’s lower than the 2005 bill by $1.3 billion. But […]

Millions making long holiday trips

CNJ Staff Albuquerque — An estimated 34.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day weekend, most by motor vehicle, according to a AAA New Mexico news release. That’s about the same number as last year but a drop from the 34.8 million who traveled the 2005 Labor Day weekend, […]

Paying the price

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cathy Jones of Portales fills up her car Wednesday. She lives in Portales and commutes to Clovis for work. Jones plans to stay home Memorial Day weekend, but said she might have taken a trip if gas prices would have been lower. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers People are making […]

Meetings watch: Tuesday’s Municipal Schools board meeting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The following is a supplemental report on Tuesday’s Municipal Schools board meeting: The board took the following action: —Approved the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school year calendar. The calendars have 173 and 174 instructional days, respectively. School begins Aug. 15 and Aug. 13, respectively. —Approved a request to travel for […]

Near miss still leaves mark

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Luis Acosta of Clovis scrapes ice and snow from his van’s windshield Wednesday on Gidding Street. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff A winter storm front that was more bark than bite drifted out of the area Wednesday afternoon, but not before dusting the area with about 2 inches of light […]

Space travel means one pricey ticket

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist George Bush, the first and arguably the brighter George Bush, first spoke in 1987 about “the vision thing.” The vision thing. It’s the concept of looking past my tiny world and dreaming of what could be. I don’t have the vision thing. Noting my inability to project beyond current reality […]