BRAC process should serve as wake-up call

Freedom Newspapers One year from now, the top regional story of 2006 could well be a repeat of 2005: BRAC. We hope it will be No. 1 again, but for a different reason. Instead of ’05’s uncertainty over the future of Cannon Air Force Base, we want the 2006 reason to be a certain future [...]

Letters to the editor: Rural roads deserve county’s attention

After reading the Curry County Commission’s wish list for next year, I wish someone would explain why we would spend $3 million-plus on an events center that has dubious use and ignore the county’s rural roads. I live on County Road Five and even though the road, at some points, is hard panned it is [...]

At least black-eyed peas aren’t fattening

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Hopefully as you read this you’ve got the Tournament of Roses Parade on your television, the lineup of football bowl games spread on the coffee table and a pot of black-eyed peas on the stove. I’ve never been too big on setting resolutions for the new year. Sure it’s a [...]

Marriages and divorces

CNJ staff The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 21, through Wednesday: • Woody Thomas, 51, to Judy Faye Bartlett, 52 both of Clovis • Dennis Robert Railsback, 56, to Erma Jean Brown, 51, both of Sardinia, Ohio • Christopher John Spears, 18, to Scarlett Amberlynn Banister, 18, both of Clovis [...]

Zias coach rebounding from cancer

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Zia basketball head coach Dan Buzard explains a play to freshman guard Lindsey Wood Wednesday during practice at Greyhound Arena. Buzard is back to coaching after sitting out a year. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers After enduring 14 months of chemotherapy, Zia basketball coach Dan Buzard and his family are hopeful [...]

Year in review: Area recovering from BRAC process

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Gabriel Bryant of Clovis shows his support for Cannon when members of the Brac Commission visited Clovis in June. (Staff photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Remnants of the Base Realignment and Closure process linger around eastern New Mexico. Posted outside several businesses are thick, plastic banners. They were designed months ago in a [...]

Year in review: Number of homicides down sharply

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Curry and Roosevelt counties recorded three homicides each in 2005 — only half the number seen in the 9th Judicial District in 2004, but several touched large segments of area communities because the victims were well known and included three senior citizens and a 10-year-old boy. Officials said the [...]

Senior Happenings, School Menus, Honors, Anniversary

Senior Happenings La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for New Years Day Holiday Tuesday: 10:30 a. m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Birthday cake and Mananitas. Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 [...]

Resolutions to make roads, bathrooms safer

Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — While collecting New Year’s resolutions around town in honor of a new beginning for the next 12 months — or 12 days, depending on how long the resolutions last, I hit on a cow-pie mine. Not only did I uncover the fascinatingly unprintable, but I also came across some [...]

Moment evokes feelings, wishes for upcoming year

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist While driving north along Prince Street, I happen to glance up at the sky above a field to the east, where I see what appears for a split second to be a toy kite or plastic bag. Realizing it is none of the above, rather a desert falcon, I stop the [...]