Ag Sense: Center tracks wind energy potential

By Rex Kiksey Wind is a proven, cost-effective and environmentally friendly source of power. The most important factor to consider in the development of a wind energy facility is the site’s wind resource. Regional wind maps, which provide guidelines to an area’s general suitability, indicate that large portions of eastern New Mexico are favorable for […]

First 2007 babies arrive

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Edison Kim holds his new son Caleb while Elijah, 4, grabs a snack and Samuel, 2, hugs mom, Michelle. Caleb was born at 10:12 a.m. Monday at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer For a few Clovis families, the new year ushered in new babies. Four babies […]

Number of area homicides falls again

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer For the second straight year, the number of area homicides dropped in 2006. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, chief law enforcement officer for Curry and Roosevelt counties, said three homicides occurred in the district in 2006 — down from six in 2005 and 12 in 2004. All three […]

Year in review: Ex-dentist pleads guilty

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Christian Madden of Clovis tries to clear a path to his front door Nov. 14 at his house on Sheridan St. The tumbleweed invasion was fueled by 52 mph winds which thrashed through Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff A day after a judge ruled the state could pursue the death penalty against […]

Weather, time off affects EPAC

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer As New Mexico rings in the new year, the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament consisting of 20 boys and girls teams kicks off today and over the next five days at Texico High School. EPAC is the oldest and biggest tournament in the state, and for most teams it […]

New Year time for renewing life’s pursuits

Freedom Newspapers Celebrating the coming of a new year is one of the oldest traditions in human civilization, beginning in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago. Being one of the few holidays based on natural phenomena — the Earth does take 365 1/4 days to revolve around the sun, creating regular and observable cycles in […]

Economic security up to individuals

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist I have explored Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights because recently some heavy hitters in politics and legal theory (e.g., Cass Sunstein) have made a point of championing these ultimately phony rights. With the Democrats back in power in Washington, it is not unreasonable to suppose that securing and […]

Navy’s role in terrorism war changing

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Lt. Joseph “Max” Ernest is a Navy Reserve intelligence officer with 11 years of law enforcement experience and two as a counterterrorism analyst for a defense contractor. Yet last April, when Ernest mobilized to Iraq as an individual augmentee or “IA,” the Army made him a logistics officer to Iraq’s […]