Feral hog population threatens agriculture industry

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The feral hog is rapidly becoming the new coyote, or pest, for farmers across eastern New Mexico, a state agriculutural official said Thursday at the 41st annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar in Tucumcari. State officials outlined the problem as well as a creative program still being developed to […]

Jan. 30 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 22 through Wednesday: • Jose M. Sanchez Jr., 46, to Yolanda F. Sanchez, 47, both of Clovis • Mario Junior Zaragosa, 18, of Muleshoe, to Nellie Vanessa Gomez, 19, of Clovis

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Jan. 30 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Worship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Men’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., North Plains Mall […]

a view from under the pew: overcoming writer s block

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist overcoming writer s block the other day i stumbledacross a ripped-out pagefrom the m encyclopediaboss and it intrigued me on the ripped-out pageit had a picture of apainting created by thefamous renaissance artist michelangeloit was called the creationof adam and it wasenthralling

Good snow is a fine blessing

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I’m glad I live in a place where we have seasons. I’m not sure I could lock in my vote for a favorite. Each one features uniquely delightful gifts from the God who gives us all seasons. About the only weather feature that I appreciate not at all is […]

Uncle misguided in his pursuits

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Editor’s note: This column is being rerun at the request of a reader. With so much talk of the terrible condition of our economy, my great Uncle Harris came to my mind this last week. Of course, the economy is a cause for concern for all of us. Yet, the […]

No bond stronger than man, boots

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every real cowboy I’ve ever known hated wearing what they call “hand-me-down” boots — the ones purchased in a western wear store “off the shelf.” My dad’s bootmaker lived in Tucumcari. Whenever Dad needed a new pair he called his bootmaker, and in a month or so they came in […]

Our pursuits trump Obama’s plans

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In his inaugural address, our new president averred that “Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free […]

Government’s hand doesn’t belong in banks

Freedom New Mexico With the government, under a Republican president, taking equity positions in banks as it has injected money into various financial institutions, the talk around Washington is whether under a Democratic president the government will go ahead with what seems to some the next logical step: Why not just nationalize certain banks and […]

Greyhound rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Gerald Brown tries to shoot over Texas A&M University-Kingville Robert Williams but his shot is blocked Wednesday at Greyhound Arena. By Karl Terry: CNJ Correspondent The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (4-15, 0-4) hung around until the final two minutes but couldn’t drop the hammer on their first conference […]

Kingsville pulls away in second half

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Til-Lois Fifer drives past Texas A&M University-Kingville’s Tammi Mitchell during Wednesday’s night game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer led the Zias with 18 points and eight rebounds. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Texas A&M-Kingsville women’s basketball coach Scott Hyland says the Javelinas are a second-half team. They […]

Domestic partnerships battle resumes

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Unmarried couples would get the same rights and privileges as their married counterparts under a bill recommended Wednesday by a Senate Committee. The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-4 to recommend passage of Senate Bill 12, also known as the Domestic Partners Rights & Responsibilities Act. While supporters say […]

Reformers try again on ethics bills

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Used to be, New Mexico would get ridiculed for its perceived backwater status as a state that still allowed cockfighting. Lately, however, the ridicule is about something else: skimpy ethics laws and political scandals. Several national publications in recent weeks have knocked the state for its weak or, in […]

State sees increase in lobbyists

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 51 A swarm of lobbyists More than 500 lobbyists have registered with the Secretary of State’s Office this session, with another 500 expected. There also are 600 organizations represented by lobbyists. That’s a ratio of 4.46 lobbyists to each of the 112 lawmakers. It’s also a decent amount […]

Concert to revisit holiday sounds

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Courtesy photo Kathie Fink brings her handbell sounds to First United Methodist Church in Portales Friday night. CNJ staff Kathie Fink will present “Christmas Treasures: Revisited”, a solo handbell concert at 7 p.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Fink and her accompanist, Linda Maloney, toured in Germany and Finland in December […]

Superintendent contract renewal tabled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

1/29 City commission meetings watch

United Way still short of goal

CNJ staff With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used to […]

Golden Corral searching for owners to reopen restaurant

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Gabriel Davies of Clovis Signs Service places a tarp over the Golden Corral sign Wednesday on Prince Street. Davies said the signs wasn’t removed because of a chance that someone may purchase the franchise in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It may take a little while, but the […]