CCC creates esthetician program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jodi Ortega, a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, reviews anatomy with her students the day before a test. The esthetician program at Clovis Community College began in June of last year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College has taken a truly hands-on approach to filling a community need. […]

Jan. 29 Letters to the Editor

Money wasted on big businesses Our government wants to spend $825 billion in taxpayers’ money to “jump start” our lagging economy. I could fill three pages of this paper with stuff I have learned recently about this “bailout, jump start, job creating” plan our Congress and President Obama are trying to force down our collective […]

New mandates will only harm auto industry

Freedom New Mexico Even as Washington doles out tens of billions of dollars to rescue unprofitable Detroit automakers, President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday to impose billions of dollars of additional costs on the industry. He directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider granting 14 states waivers to set their own more strict regulations […]

Bingaman talks with N.M. radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a bill being debated on the Senate floor that reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: [http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman012809m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill […]

School board anticipates budget deficit

CNJ staff A combination of inflation and New Mexico’s state budget problems have the Clovis Municipal Schools projecting a nearly $700,000 deficit for the 2009-10 school year. Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano painted a broad, but sobering look to the school board Tuesday night regarding what to expect with cuts in state funding and spikes […]

While law debated, drillers seek deep water

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved […]

House panel to consider webcast issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Portales native helps separate conjoined twins

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Courtesy photo Angel and Alex Mendoza were joined facing each other from the nipples through the pelvis. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Residents say intersection change confusing

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The city changed the intersection at 7th and Pile streets from a traffic signal to a two-way stop in mid November. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Former Cannon airman pulls truck driver from overturned vehicle

CNJ staff

Air Force veteran reflects on 22-year career

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Courtesy photo U.S. Air Force veteran David Grunig of Portales holds a drawing of an A-26, one of the planes he flew over Europe in World War II. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico

Clovis Lions Club meetings relocated

The Clovis Lions Club was forced to find a new meeting location when Golden Corral Restaurant closed its doors Dec. 31.The Lions Club now meets at Dr. Ali Ghaffari’s office, 1501 W. Seventh St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Teen who slipped ankle bracelet program avoids capture

Tuesday, police got close but couldn’t nab an 18-year-old wanted for escaping the jail’s ankle bracelet program. Just after noon, a Clovis police officer spotted and chased Fermin Rodriguez on foot in the 500 block of Ninth Street, but lost sight of him when he ducked around a corner, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Officers […]

Trying to keep my head above water

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I’d make the Mafia more efficient. It’s probably not good to say such things when everybody’s looking to save a few pennies. But it’s true. If the Mafia decided to take me for a swim, they wouldn’t need a bag to put me in. Or rocks for the bag. Or […]

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]

1/28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 a.m. Jan. 15 an officer responded to a report of criminal damage at a business in the 2000 block of Main Street. The owner said when he arrived he found the soda machine outside lying on the ground and graffiti […]

Enacting global mandates hurts U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico A new poll found that people rank global warming dead last, 20th out of 20, among their top concerns. The economy was No. 1, while other economic-related issues unsurprisingly gravitated to the top. The survey conducted Jan. 7-11 asked 1,503 adults on cell phones and landlines to rank 20 issues by importance, […]

United Way Time is Running Out

Clovis — So far, $488,097 has been donated or pledged to United Way by individuals, business owners, and corporations. That’s 77% of the $627,000 community-wide goal and approximately $94,000 less than was raised in last year’s campaign. The standings for each county are as follows: • Curry County Goal-$537,000 • Raised to Date-$416,456 • Roosevelt […]