Local teacher triathlon contender

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Carl Armstrong has qualified for the 50-to-55 age group for the national triathlon championships next month in Kansas City. Armstrong will be one of 67 to compete in his age group. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent A Clovis science and physics teacher shares more in common with seven-time Tour de France […]

7/29 Public Record

Compiled from court records through July 27: Marriage License • Johnny Leo Patubo, 25, to Julie Marie Urban, 19, both of Clovis. • Casey Lee Townsend, 28, to Stephanie Ann Tolle, 26 both of Clovis. • Hugh Edward Robinson II 22, to Geraldine Galendenz, 26, both of Clovis. • Randy Keith Roberts, 53, to Cindy […]

Winning war on terror could mean fighting dirty

Freedom Newspapers We need more aggressive, less risk-averse spy agencies. This was the mantra we heard in the wake of our being blindsided by Osama bin Laden on Sept. 11, 2001. The CIA’s emphasis on high-tech, spy-in-the-sky gadgetry has led to a withering of the nation’s human intelligence capabilities, critics (ourselves included) said. We must […]

Mexico: Crossing border into new world

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist As I was walking through the streets of Merida, Yucatan, in Mexico recently, my feet blistered, my stomach churning wildly and aching for the tastes and comforts of home, I recalled the now not-so-funny words of comedian George Lopez. “Chicanos belong in the United States!” Those words rang in my […]

Best not to roll dice on unknown eatery

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist The Lady of the House and I have a new saying. It’s “How bad can you mess up breakfast?” First of all, I want you to know that I’m not writing about any eatery in Curry, Roosevelt, Parmer or Bailey counties. Our saying was inspired by a restaurant many miles […]

Heaven must be beyond our imagination

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I saw a little black dachshund the other day that reminded me of Pepper. We found this tiny black dachshund at our friends’ house. Immediately Buffy loved her and every time we would visit our friend, instead of Buffy playing with the other children, she always entertained herself by playing […]

amos: a view from under

Editor’s note: Since last week, amos and freddie flea (along with sammy salamander), joined arthur the old mangled turtle on his consuming quest for the holey cheese. Quest for holey cheese – Part 2 life is bold life is great we re on our way to excavate the holey cheese from its resting plate life […]

Cannon loss would tear apart families, friendships

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Curtis Roberts of Clovis, right, talks with his mother Nelda Roberts at Mainline bowling alley in Clovis. Some residents are dismayed by the possibility of losing their military friends — and bowling partners. (AP photo: Ben Chrisman) By Anna Macias Aguayo: The Associated Press The thought of losing Cannon Air Force Base tugs at the […]

Initiative would help emergency personnel locate contacts for accident victims

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CNJ Illustration: Eric Kluth By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A nationwide initiative is under way to help emergency personnel locate next-of-kin and emergency contacts for incapacitated victims in those critical moments following an accident, officials say. The idea is simple: Mobile phone users place emergency contact information in their phone’s contact numbers under the […]

Lawsuit protests voting system

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Since 1982, nine minority candidates attempted to fill the Curry County magistrate judge’s seat. None of them succeeded. At fault, according to Johnny Chavez, is the at-large voting system used in magistrate elections. The Clovis native, defeated twice pursuing the seat, says the system is flawed, part of lingering […]