Carbon tax may be best way to halt polluters

Freedom Newspapers Michigan Congressman John Dingell, a Democrat who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, through which any major climate change measures must pass, is calling the bluff of colleagues who demand that something, anything, everything be done to address global warming. And while Dingell’s gambit might backfire, given the atmosphere of alarmism that […]

JROTC standing guard at junior rodeo

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School Junior ROTC member Michael Longacre opens a gate Tuesday for a vehicle at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Members of the Clovis High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps are donating time from their summer vacation this week to stand sentinel […]

July 22, 1930

Weather officials reported 3.85 inches of rain flooded the business section of Clovis. … In an advertisement in the Clovis Evening News Journal, Dr Pepper claimed to be “The answer to a maiden’s prayer.” … Orders to raze the Curren building on Main and Second streets were believed to be an indication that Southern National […]

Cloudcroft has much to offer

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Last week in this column, I mentioned the town of Cloudcroft. In fact, the column itself was sent in from Cloudcroft. This week, in keeping with the idea of summer trips that involve only an overnight or even a long day, I want to bring the focus back to that mountain […]

Military Feature: Spouses active in community

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Nicole Thompson is the Service Center Manager for the Clovis Red Cross. She started in working in Clovis in September of 2006 and has been with the Red Cross for 10 years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base airmen and family members have a history of […]

Education Feature: Officials: CCC safety step ahead

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College is ahead of a state safety plan to prepare colleges for a Virginia Tech-type event, a CCC official said. Soon after the Virginia Tech shootings, new locks were installed on doors inside buildings at the college for a lock-down procedure in the event a gunman opens […]

United Way provides free phone service

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Curry and Roosevelt county residents seeking assistance can turn to a free phone service to help guide them to the proper resources. The 2-1-1 system is a service being provided by United Way of Eastern New Mexico. Callers to the number are connected to the proper organizations for help. Information […]

Summer seminarian

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez John Trambley, a second-year seminarian, is spending the summer in a priestly internship at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales, learning firsthand about his future career as a man of the cloth. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer John Trambley believes he was called to the priesthood over several years […]

Shallenberger encouraged by Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Emery Sierra forces Tascosa’s Cody Cross at second and throws to first to attetmpt to complete a double play. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s a tried-and-true way of forgetting the problems of the season past. It’s called next season and, even though it won’t officially begin until […]

Overpopulation of elk can be fixed old-fashioned way

By Freedom Newspapers Attention SEAL Team Six! Stop all overseas operations and return to base. Your next mission takes you to Rocky Mountain National Park, where, under cover of night, you’ll be stealthily stopping an invasion … of elk. We’re joking, of course. Navy SEALs won’t be helping to thin the herd in Colorado’s most […]

Rainy days, motorcycles, and wisdom’s kids

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As I write this morning, it’s raining outside — a beautiful, soaking, life-giving rain — the kind you wake up to and wish you could nap to all day.   I love it, but it does have my wings clipped a bit. You see, rain is not particularly conducive […]

Congress licking chops over pork

By Freedom Newspapers Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Hobbs students show true colors

Jean Verlich: CNJ New Editor WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT the destruction from the March 23 tornado suffered by residents of their arch-rival Clovis, Hobbs students put aside their competitive spirit to help. Jars wrapped with ribbons in Clovis’ purple school color were set out to collect “Coins for Clovis” in Hobbs schools. HOBBS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS […]

Residents ‘almost’ back to normal

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Ron Simonton from Reed Roofing and Construction looks over tornado damage at David Saylor’s house. “I like to think we’re ahead of schedule. We’ve only been working on it a week and a half,” said Simonton. According to Simonton about 50 percent of th By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer […]