April 25, 2008 Amos

Editor’s note: Amos is achurchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. j sterling seeks his fortune boss i don t know if youremember a little brownsquirrel here in the churchpew underground

Ruidoso means whatever you want

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I went on a weekend road trip to Ruidoso. That’s what I like about Clovis: just a few hours drive and you can find just about anything.

Anybody can be wary of water

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico April showers bring May flowers. I remember that saying well from my childhood. And with those April showers came plenty of croaking frogs to keep us awake at night. This cloudy time of year reminds me of my unforgettable childhood days growing up in the barrio of north Portales, […]

Prosecuting “Liberty City Seven” waste of taxpayer money

Freedom New Mexico The mistrial last week in the case of the “Liberty City Seven” highlights the foolishness of some of the government’s tactics in trying to track down domestic terrorists. The defendants were a group of ne’er-do-wells in a poor neighborhood of Miami who talked foolishly, were infiltrated by the FBI and then were […]

Fast fact about Tucumcari

Ever see the movie “Two-Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor and Warren Oates?

Lawsuit settlement changes way magistrate judges elected

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer By Gabriel MonteCNJ STAFF WRITERgabe_monte@link.freedom.com The system to elect magistrate judges in Curry County will change in the 2010 election because of a recent lawsuit settlement. Curry County residents Johnny Chavez and Terry Martin sued the state three years ago to change magistrate-judge positions from at-large to districted positions […]

Commission will discuss county fair funds audit today

Curry County commissioners will discuss a state audit of 2007 County Fair funds today in an executive session,

It’s mine

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A young female ferret explores the Clovis Animal Control office Thursday afternoon. The ferret was found Monday in a dog pen. Clovis Animal Control officers are trying to ferret out the facts. Until then, a foot-long, 1-pound ferret will just have to stay at the shelter until her true owner […]

Domenici accused of attempting to influence investigaton

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Retiring Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., created an appearance of impropriety when he called a federal prosecutor in New Mexico to inquire about the timing of corruption indictments, the Senate ethics committee said Thursday.

Udall in Clovis Friday

Clovis, Portales mayors travel to Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today visited with the mayors of Portales and Clovis in advance of their appearance before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Senate committee hears testimony about eastern N.M. water

WASHINGTON – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today heard testimony about legislation U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici introduced to help meet eastern New Mexico’s future water needs.

Fourth graders to plant trees

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Should we be worried if we’re not worried enough?

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Should we be worried if we’re not worried enough? By Curtis K. Shelburne I sometimes wonder if I have a “politically correct” bone in my body. I think I’m becoming less “politically correct” all the time. What probably should worry me most about this is that I’m hardly worried by […]

‘Foreign’ comedy on tap

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Betty Meeks (played by Amber Glasgow), left, explains to Catherine Simms (Tasha Irvin) that Charlie (Ryan Jason Cook), seated, can’t understand their conversation during a dress rehearsal for Eastern New Mexico University’s production of &#822 Steven Roberts, a part-time theatre instructor at Eastern New Mexico University, calls himself a Larry […]

ROTC cadets earn honors

Clovis High School’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Core held its annual awards ceremony and military ball Saturday at the Landing on Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release. Honored were: Cadet Staff Sgt. Victoria Bailey, cadet Staff Sgt. Steven Dornak, cadet Senior Airman Laina Green, cadet Staff Sgt. Jennifer Landry, cadet […]

Slaying trial set for September

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A Portales woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son in January 2007 faces a September trial date. Teresa Gilman, 25, was ruled competent to stand trial in February and indicted Feb. 27 for child abuse resulting in death, according to court records. Her trial date has been set for […]

April 25, 2008 Education Digest

Junior to reperesent Clovis at capital Clovis High School junior Nakesha Ross was chosen to represent Clovis at the National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., in June. Ross, who attends school at the Clovis Freshman Campus, was chosen by Lead America, a national youth leadership organization, based on her grades. Ross is attempting to raise […]

More should be expected from candidates

Monday night provided a window to much of what is wrong with presidential politics and what we should — but currently don’t — expect from those seeking the highest office in the land. President Bush made a taped appearance on the TV game show “Deal Or No Deal,” primarily to acknowledge the service of a […]

An all-photo newspaper?

She describes herself as “the girl behind the camera.”