Connecting with nature pretty cool

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist I had an altitude adjustment last weekend. Altitude Adjustment was the name of the ski retreat that my daughter Laura and I went with her church youth group on last weekend. It was high up in the snow-covered rocky mountains of Denver. Many people think of going off to the […]

Walls won’t solve problems on immigration

By Freedom New Mexico The seizures have begun. The federal Department of Homeland Security has begun filing condemnation lawsuits to take property along the Texas border so it can try to fence this country off from Mexico. The first lawsuits were filed earlier this month, beginning with people who hadn’t allowed government workers on their […]

Jan. 31 – Look Ma, I’m a binder.

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eleven-year-olds Brianna Jimenez, top left, and Trisha Gartner, top right, roll Maria Mata, bottom left, and Danielle Chafer, bottom right, away from each other as the group demonstrates a lever. The group of four decided to act out a binder as a lever because it’s something they use often for […]

Woman hospitalized after highway 60 accident

CNJ staff An Albuquerque woman remained hospitalized in stable condition Thursday evening in Lubbock after a two-vehicle accident near St. Vrain, according to Senior Patrolman Ron Chavez of the State Police. Officers from the New Mexico State Police and local agencies responded around 2 p.m. to a head-on vehicle collision west of Clovis on U.S. […]

Clovis Animal Welfare League

The Clovis Animal Welfare League needs volunteers to transport animals (must be able to drive to Albuquerque or Santa Fe), to care for animals in their homes on a temporary basis, and to help with fundraising. Information: Darlene Ray, 762-5008.

MDA seeks summer camp volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs summer camp volunteer counselors to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases. Volunteer applicants must be male, at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between ages 6 and 21. Volunteers will help campers with daily activities and assist with recreational activities. The MDA […]

Bridge dedicated in memory of fallen soldier

By 2nd Lt. Bryan Bouchard, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — More than 100 people attended the grand opening Jan. 25 of a bridge and an overpass dedicated to a Luke Air Force Base pilot who was killed in Iraq the same month construction began on the overpass in November […]

Security encourages designated drivers for Super Bowl

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Spreh The Curry County Sheriff’s Department and the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron are working with each other to help provide incentives to designated drivers until Superbowl Sunday. The program, which applies at nearly all bars and clubs in Clovis and on base, gives designated drivers free sodas for […]

Fatosphere has good, bad points

By Anita Doberman Living in ‘fatosphere’ has good, bad points I recently stumbled upon an interesting article in the New York Times about something called the fatosphere. Yes, those who inhabit this corner of cyberspace insist on calling it the fatosphere, where fat is in, or at least not as out as it used to […]

Cannon pilots set to fly unmanned aircraft

Courtesy Photo An MQ-1 Predator armed with an AGM-114 Hellfire missile flies a training mission. The MQ-1’s primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets. By Karl Terry: Cannon Connections Pilots at Cannon Air Force Base eventually may fly missions in faraway lands without ever leaving eastern New Mexico. The main […]

Zias’ coach optimistic

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After two stints as “interim” coach, Amber Daniel finally has that title on a permanent basis for the Eastern New Mexico University softball program. And while Daniel has more of “her” players with 13 newcomers heading into the 2008 campaign, she said it has always felt like […]

Local Roundup: Base community meetings planned

CNJ staff A new program called Friends of Cannon has been created by Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The first Friday of each month the public and military personnel a Dutch-treat meal and meeting from 5-8 p.m. at the Landing at CAFB. Leahy and his […]

Education Digest: Domenici nominates Clovis student for West Point

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced Wednesday he plans to nominate Clovis Christian School student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs is one of 50 New Mexico students selected for nomination to the United States military service academies. Math, science bureau honoring Ranchvale school The […]

Just Super

A good jolt of electricity from a wind farm that zigzags across rangeland in De Baca and Quay counties will be used during Sunday’s Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., according to a story in Thursday’s Albuquerque Journal. The NFL wanted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Super Bowl […]

Candidate forum set Feb. 11

Clovis/Curry County Chapters of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are sponsoring a forum for candidates in the March 4 municipal election. It’s set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Coordinators say all candidates running […]

We’re looking for stories

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us […]

Education Feature: Airmen take students under their wings

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Julian Gomez, left, sits with his mentor, Staff Sgt. Samuel Song, during geometry class at Yucca Middle School. The pair have been working together for about seven weeks as part of the school’s mentoring program with Cannon Air Force Base. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In a classroom in […]

Defense: Novak investigation one-sided

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The defense attorney in the first-degree murder trial of a Cannon Air Force Base airman said the defendant was the target of a one-sided investigation. The prosecution said during opening arguments late Wednesday afternoon circumstantial evidence will show Edward Novak II strangled and beat […]

Compare notes with the candidates

Which presidential candidate is most in line with your way of thinking? Here’s a Web site that might help you decide. Glassbooth.org • • • Can’t get enough news about New Mexico politics? Check out Gov. Bill Richardson’s Web log for “behind the scenes information on current events, news conferences, the 2008 Legislature and much […]

Even the governor blogs

Can’t get enough news about New Mexico politics? Check out Gov. Bill Richardson’s Web log for “behind the scenes information on current events, news conferences, the 2008 Legislature and much more,” according to a press release from Richardson’s office. Governor’s blog