Letter to the editor: Group strives to inform voters

Group strives to inform voters I am president of the High Plains Patriots, a non-partisan group whose purpose is to ensure American voters are informed and educated on political issues. Twice last month, we had this opportunity. First, was the town hall meeting with U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and approximately 450 people attended on […]

EPA raising alarm without releasing facts

Freedom New Mexico Before overhauling the economic system and imposing Draconian restrictions on nearly every aspect of life, it’s advisable to get the facts straight. That’s why we join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in demanding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hold a full hearing on arguments for — and against — the theory that […]

United Way ready to kick off fundraising

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some people don’t have to look far to see the impact the United Way has on the community. Todd Morris only needs to look down the hallway at work. “Without kids getting fed, getting clothed, getting things taken care of,” said Morris, principal at James Bickley Elementary in Clovis, […]

Additional courthouse security officers sought

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer At today’s Curry County Commission meeting, County Manager Lance Pyle is expected to ask commissioners to hire two new security officers for the courthouse. If granted, the added officers would cost almost $95,000 and bring the number of courthouse security personnel up to three. The meeting is scheduled for […]

State upholds confinement in killing case

The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld a Clovis man’s confinement to a mental health facility for the beating death of his 75-year-old mother in 2004. In an unanimous opinion issued Monday, the court affirmed a district judge’s determination that there was clear and convincing evidence that Dwight […]

Wheat variety selection important

By Rex Kirksey: NMSU More than with any other crop, it seems that producers of wheat save their own seed from year to year, rather than purchase seed for planting. That practice may not always be a sound business decision. As producers look for opportunities to reduce input costs, saving money on purchased seed may […]

GOP candidate calls for Constitutional values

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Courtesy photo Adam Kokesh plans to run for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District next year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Adam Kokesh believes a revolution is needed to return America to its constitutional principles — and there’s an easy way or a hard way to do it. “The good way,” Kokesh said, “is to […]

ENMU student killed in car crash

Freedom New Mexico An Eastern New Mexico University student was killed in a car crash south of Roswell Sunday afternoon. According to ENMU spokesman Wendel Sloan, Abigail Calderon, 18, died when a 1996 Honda Civic she was riding in crashed into a 2001 Dodge pickup pulling a horse trailer on U.S. 285 near Mile Marker […]

Business feature: Art gallery moving to new location

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Vernon and Teresa Luce talk about paint colors for the inside of the new location for their art gallery, Gallery 15. The siblings are hoping for a mid-September opening. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer She’s the one with an eye for art, so he’ll spend his time in the […]

Muleshoe police investigate fighter’s death

CNJ staff Muleshoe police are investigating the suspicious death of a 28-year-old professional mixed martial arts fighter whose body was found on the steps of the Catholic Church Rectory Sunday morning. Rolando Willie “Shadow” Scott had been shot, according to Chief Brian Frieda. Police have not yet classified it as a homicide, Frieda said, pending […]

Freedom continues restructuring talks

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Rugby team trying to get sport going in Clovis area

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Nomads are a story of hard work and dedication in bringing something a little different to the city last year — rugby football. David North, Vinny Comerford and two others met at Kelley’s Bar and Grill in Clovis and decided to field a team. “Four years ago, […]

Stop signs needed for children’s safety

It appears that children’s safety in this city is not a priority. I am fighting with the city of Clovis to put back the stop signs on Main Street where it intersects with Plains Avenue. The stop signs that had been there more than 40 years for the safety and protection of our children at […]

Visiting speaker saved Clovis Boy Scouts program

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist A brief article in the Clovis News of Dec 23, 1920, said, “Boy Scouts organized in Clovis by Rev. Polston at the Christian Church. Sixteen boys are meeting regular.” This troop was evidently short lived as nothing else was found about it. Clovis was active in helping organize the Council […]

A few flute notes does not a lawsuit make

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Few flute notes does not a lawsuit make On the song “Kookaburra” : “Marion Sinclair was a music teacher at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toorak_College,_Mt_Eliza) Toorak College, a girls’ school in (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne) Melbourne which she had attended as a boarder. In 1920, she began working with the school’s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guides_Australia) Girl Guides company. One Sunday […]

Shocking headlines betray news

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Catchy titles betray truth behind news I’m a serious hypochondriac. Googling rare diseases while breaking out in a cold sweat is an every day occurrence for me. Forget Yoga and Pilates, hypochondria is how I shed the pounds. It’s mandatory that I read the health section of dozens of news […]

Hounds drop opener at CSU-Pubelo

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF PUEBLO, Colo. — Colorado State-Pueblo took advantage of four interceptions — including one by free safety Sutton Richmond in the final moments — and the Thunderwolves held on for a season-opening 28-23 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The start of the game was delayed about an […]

Enforcement not job for rail companies

Freedom New Mexico More evidence that our government officials now consider themselves rulers rather than public servants: Federal officials are ordering private rail companies to become de facto law enforcement arms in this country’s troubled drug war. Companies face stiff fines if their efforts don’t satisfy the feds. The Justice Department already has sued Union […]

Former mayor remembered for warm heart

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Charles “Chick” Taylor Jr., one of Clovis’ longest serving mayors, is remembered as a friend to all and a man who warmed hearts. Taylor died at Saturday at Lubbock Heart Center. He was 76 years old. “He was a woodworker,” Cindy Banister said, describing her uncle. “The mayor of […]

Zias drop final two matches at Omaha

CNJ staff OMAHA, Neb. — Facing top 10 competition in both matches, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team managed to win one game Saturday in wrapping up play in a two-day event hosted by Nebraska-Omaha. The Zias (0-4), who dropped a pair of matches on Friday, lost to third-ranked Emporia State 25-11, 25-14, 25-13 […]