Wife’s purse contents mystifying

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I know better than to call them like I see them, especially when it involves a purchase my wife has just made. But I’m stupid and I did it anyway. As I inspected what appeared to be some type of new wardrobe accessory my wife had left on the counter, […]

Brush control could have eased wildfire

Freedom New Mexico It’s the same story every year in Southern California and throughout the dry Western states — wildfires consume thousands of acres of land, destroy homes and even take some lives. Public officials blame an act of God, just as U.S. Forest Service Spokeswoman Dianne Cahir said, “When it gets into canyons that […]

Press release: Former state rep wants lieutenant governor post

Clayton businessman Brian Moore announced today he’s entered the race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor.

Police blotter — Sept. 3

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Noon Aug. 18 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Holmberg for a domestic dispute. A man said he and his wife were arguing and she threw Gatorade at him, then hit him in the mouth with the bottle. The officer […]

Meetings watch: CCC board names health center phase after scholarship providers

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning at the college: • The first phase of the Allied Health Center was named for Don and Gustenia Bonner of Clovis. President John Neibling said the pair have established the CCC Foundation’s largest endowed scholarship fund, which has helped provide financial support for students in […]

New look: Clovis police vehicles getting new decals

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Didi Sotelo of Master Trim applies a new decal Wednesday to a Clovis police vehicles. All 51 police vehicles will receive new decals. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police vehicles are getting a brand new look and the goal is a more professional image. The department has already […]

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Parents finally getting to know me

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I don’t need everything spelled out to me. That’s why when I was visiting a friend a few months ago, I could tell a female guest had just gotten out of a relationship. She said she was, “trying to stay strong,” which meant she’s not going to cry about the […]

Oil prices bury retiree allowance

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist It was higher oil prices last year that led to the largest annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to federal entitlements since 1982. Good thing, too. Lowered oil prices since then are almost certain to block any COLA this year for military retirees, federal civilian retirees, Social Security recipients, survivor benefit annuitants […]

Afghanistan could taint presidency

Freedom New Mexico Afghanistan, although slightly off the media radar as compared to town halls about health care or the death of Michael Jackson, is shaping up as having more potential to shape perceptions of President Obama’s tenure in office than any other issue. In contrast to Iraq, the president has taken possession of the […]

CCC Board of Trustees to discuss Allied Health Building

CNJ Staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets 8 a.m. today Wednesday in Room 512 of the college. Agenda items include: • Naming of the first phase of the Allied Health Building. • A professional services contract for general legal counsel. • Art committee appointments • Prioritizing capital project priorities.

Commission OKs events center contract

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CNJ file photo Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum on Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next two years. Global Spectrum has been managing the […]

Judge Hartley pulls support from courthouse security plan

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District Judge Ted Hartley By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A battle over courthouse security hit an impasse Tuesday when District Judge Teddy Hartley withdrew his offer to contribute to the cost of additional security officers. Hartley’s change of heart came after the commission voted to move ahead with its security plan, having spent nearly […]

Clovis’ Baskett makes first cut

CNJ staff PHILADELPHIA — Clovis native Hank Baskett III made the first cut of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles, as the team reduced its roster to 75 players Tuesday. The Eagles released safety Brandon Harrison, waived linebacker Charleston Hughes and placed linebacker Stewart Bradley and tight end Cornelius Ingram on injured reserve for the […]

UT-Permian Basin blanks Hounds

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Marcelo Andres scored on a rebound shot midway through the first half and Texas-Permian Basin went on to a 2-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer on Tuesday. Junior goalkeeper Josh Bussen stopped the initial shot by the Falcon’s Brandon Pepper, but Andres converted the deflection to […]

VA committee meeting

CNJ Staff The Legislative Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee meets 9 a.m Wednesday at the New Mexico National Guard Armory, 600 Wyoming Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. The group, which works as an interim committee, invites veterans, members of the military, and the public to the meeting that mostly focuses on veterans care. There are no […]

AYP meeting set for Thursday

CNJ Staff Clovis High School staff is hosting a public meeting to discuss Adequate Yearly Progress 7 p.m. Thursday in the library. The meeting will include a presentation on AYP, what the school’s standing is and what it is doing to improve scores.

‘First order’ friend wonderful blessing

My brother-in-law once told me a story about two lost Texans. I like stories where Texans are heroes. This is not one of those. A veteran teacher, Randal also works for the Forest Service in New Mexico—which is why he was one of the folks who got the call and ended up spending more than […]

Freedom files Chapter 11

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Freedom Communications, parent company of Freedom New Mexico, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday but said operations aren’t expected to change. The filing was done, “along with a plan-support agreement executed by a steering committee of (Freedom’s) lenders,” according to a company press release. “(The company) has sufficient […]