Ticket feature: Christmas light parade big holiday attraction

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File photo The Christmas Light Parade usually attracts between 80 to 100 entries. The parade will run down Main Street from 14th to Grand streets. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The annual Christmas Light Parade will light up downtown Saturday. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the route follows Main Street from 14th […]

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My mind is shallow bubble bath

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On a weekend out of Clovis, I had a lot of time to think about things … mostly how the roadrunner pizza (pepperoni, sausage, green chili) should be featured everywhere and how commercials for a new season of “24” can always get me out of a bad mood. Here […]

Health reform won’t affect TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The national health reform bill, passed by the House in October, and the Senate version, to be debated early this month, pose no threat to current health care benefits provided to military families, retirees or veterans, say advocates for these beneficiaries as well as congressional committee staffs. The House-passed Affordable […]

Overzealous lending not just in U.S.

Freedom New Mexico The announcement that Dubai World, the state-owned investment/development arm of the emirate of Dubai on the Persian Gulf, wants to postpone payment on some $60 billion in debt by six months sent immediate shock waves through the world financial system last week. But markets recovered Friday and Monday, suggesting that while Dubai’s […]

Winter weather on way

Freedom New Mexico Old man winter wasn’t expected to bring much snow overnight to eastern New Mexico. But look out. National Weather Service forecaster Mark Fettit said overnight and most of today not much in the way of snow should be happening in Clovis and Portales. “Once we get this one system out of the […]

AARP seeking volunteers to help with income taxes

CNJ staff AARP is seeking volunteers statewide to help others with their income taxes. All volunteers are trained in basic tax law and tax forms as well as how to use computers and software. Volunteers use their knowledge, along with computers and software provided to prepare tax returns for others. Volunteers are asked to serve […]

Driver in fatal accident charged

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The driver of a wrong-way vehicle police say claimed the life of former Portales High three-sport standout Ashleah Richards is facing felony charges. Jimmey Scott Barnhill of Midland, Texas, was indicted Nov. 19 on one count of intoxicated manslaughter for the death of Richards, 21. Police said on Oct. […]

Public Health Office to administer 2,000 doses of swine flu vaccine

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Public Health Office plans to administer 2,000 free doses of the swine flu vaccine Thursday. Gayla Jacquess, nurse manager at the office, said the vaccine is part of an allotment the Centers for Disease Control gives each state. The state disperses the vaccine to counties. The vaccines […]

MainStreet seeking light parade judges

CNJ staff The Clovis MainStreet organization is looking for judges for the annual Christmas Light Parade, according to executive director Robyne Beaubien. Beaubien said the organization is looking for three judges. The organization prefers judges not affiliated with anyone in the parade to ensure no bias. Judges need to be at the judging station on […]