Ute pipeline project moving forward

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer MELROSE — The Ute Water Project trickled closer to reality Thursday with local entities reaching agreement on several key issues. But representatives of communities planning to be part of the $432 million project want at least one more study session to iron out their differences on proposed state legislation […]

Environment department reaches settlement with High Lonesome Dairy near Hobbs for groundwater violations

(Santa Fe, NM) – The New Mexico Environment Department reached a settlement with High Lonesome Dairy near Hobbs for groundwater discharge permit violations. The settlement resolves a compliance order the department issued on Nov. 3 to the owner of the dairy, Eddie Schaap. That order alleged that Schaap failed to install a monitoring well that […]

ENMU hosting 75th anniversary picnic

PORTALES—The 1930s left its mark on the United States as an era of poverty, but during those difficult times a school was built that still stands, 75 years later, as a testament to the dedication of a community and its commitment to education.

Basic principles lost along way

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist Some of President Obama’s recent speeches have raised a vital issue that often lies in the background of particular policy discussions. For example, the president has made it abundantly clear that he is a pragmatist, especially about economic matters. And there is a perennial question involved here: Are there any […]

Rain rarity for some country folk

By Glenda Price: Columnist It rained the day I wrote this column. I saw it, stood in it, tasted it. It was good. Ranch folks, especially those of us who grew up in the drought years of the 1950s, have permanent cricks in our necks from looking up at the sky watching for rainclouds. We’ve […]

Sotomayor’s decision-making questioned

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama surprised some court watchers with his choice of Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to replace the retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. In several respects it was a shrewd choice, although some of the factors that made it shrewd […]

May 29: religion calendar

SaturdayFood and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist ChurchSunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the NazareneWorship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the NazareneMen’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15 […]

Religion digest: 12 certified for Christian job corps

Twelve women and men became nationally certified site coordinators for the Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps during a training event held May 4-7 at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. Area participants included Judy Lolmaugh of Tucumcari, Connie Dixon of Elida, Margot Thompson of Clovis, Sistar Yancy of Clovis, […]

Bible provides spiritual nourishment

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Sunday School was in progress. The teacher, Mrs. Taylor, had a group of feisty 6 year olds for the Sunday School lesson. Captured by the story of Daniel in the lion’s den, the children sat spellbound as Mrs. Taylor held up an artist’s version of Daniel surrounded by the […]

Amos: Melody the monarch

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos received a letter from his niece, Annie Marie (a.k.a. Mara Andrews), who wrote about her friend, Melody Monarch, and wanted to share it with his readers. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, […]