Letters to the editor: Intersection block hurts businesses

Intersection block hurts businesses Driving up North Prince Street recently, I noticed some roadwork was going on ahead of me near the Texas Avenue entrance to Wal-Mart and the retail center. I continued up the street and turned left into another entrance. Later I drove back to the intersection and was shocked at what I […]

GOP carrying substantial fight into November

Freedom New Mexico The attorneys general of at least 14 states have filed challenges to various provisions of the massive health care bill passed by Congress and signed by the president. It is unclear yet exactly which challenges will be included in what is likely to become a final consolidated challenge. But several constitutional arguments […]

Zias have tough day at LSC crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Suffice it to say, Saturday was a tough day for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team. The Zias ran out to a 12-2 lead against Northeastern State in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament, but the RiverHawks rallied for 13 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to claim a […]

Taxpayers target of confusing system

By Don McAlavy: Freedom Columnist The Revised Gettsbury Address (Author Unknown) (Yes, I said Gettsbury, not Gettsburg.) Three score and five years ago our fathers brought forth upon this nation a new tax, conceived in desperation and dedicated to the proposition that all men are fair game. Now we are engaged in a great mass […]

Grapefruit, oranges featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on museum collections, using grapefruit and oranges, and making centerpieces will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Pamela Kelly works with the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. She will explain how licensees use the historic collections of museums for product […]

Dreams shape children’s futures

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Sometimes the world is best seen through the eyes of a child, where the world of wonder is still all encompassing, where the harsh limits of reality have not yet begun to intrude into one’s life space. Such a view is still capable of believing, for example, in a magical […]

Toilet study reveales possible relative

By Karl Terry: Freedom Columnist For about the last week I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the guy who first came up with the idea of bringing plumbing indoors. If I could’ve found him I would have enlisted his aid in removing a clog troubling the arteries of the Terry household plumbing. Since […]

Our people: Call of the wild

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Tony Gennaro, 76, continues to enjoy nature and wildlife. Bio Name: Tony Gennaro Birthday: March 18, 1934 Hometown: Raton Profession: Desert biologist, writer

Hounds split with Bulldogs for second consecutive day

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU center fielder Luis Quinones slides home ahead of the throw to Southwestern Oklahoma catcher Hector Contin during a six-run fourth in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Quinones was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in ENMU’s 7-5 win. CNJ staff […]

EPCOG still without director

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Six months after the dismissal of its director, there doesn’t seem to be much of a hurry to find a new executive director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. “As of this point, we haven’t even advertised,” said Richard Arguello of Clayton, EPCOG chairman and acting executive director. […]

3-28 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon March 9 an officer responded to a school in the 500 block of 14th Street for a report of child abuse. A child services worker told him she had received a report of a child that had bruises on his […]

State school board association to meet in Clovis

CNJ staff The New Mexico School Board Association spring 2010 Region V meeting will be held Monday in Clovis, according to a news release. The meeting will be 5:30 p.m. at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. A majority or quorum of the Clovis Municipal Schools’ board of education may be present.

Three years later, scars of tornado remain

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File photo Residents that were victims of the tornado attempted to make sense of the devastation the next day by taking inventory of what they could find. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jim Blevins refers to his home and neighborhood as ground zero. The tornado that ripped through it is three years gone. The […]

Clovis housing agency receives federal grant

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Housing and Redevelopment Agency has received $41,212 in grant money through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding came from HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency Program, according to a release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The program helps community housing agencies develop local strategies to help individuals and families […]

Hounds split with Southwestern

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University split a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader with Southwestern Oklahoma on Friday, beating Southwestern Oklahoma 18-13 in the first game before losing the nightcap 15-3. The teams begin the weekend locked in a battle for sixth place in the conference, with the top six teams advancing to […]

Zias split games in LSC crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Senior catcher Michelle Anderson hit a two-out RBI double, capping a two-run eighth for Eastern New Mexico University that lifted the Zias to a 7-5 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma Friday in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament. Earlier, the Zias dropped a 1-0 decision to East Central. ENMU (9-22) […]

Jamboree draws young and old

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Carter of Portales opened up the 60th Floyd Jamboree with “Thanks A Lot.” This was her sixth year to perform at the jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Young and old came out for music and a special anniversary for the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. Among many […]

Clovis superintendent candidates complete interviews

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday with the three finalists for the position of superintendent. The finalists, Fort Sumner Schools Superintendent Patricia Miller, Douglas (Ariz.) Unified School District Superintendent Earl Pettit, and Clovis Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, interviewed with the school board, administrative […]

Painting is their passion

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tasha Hicks, left, and friend Megen Graddy work on a mural Friday on the west side of Bike Dude, a bike store on Grand Street. The two childhood friends are artists and hope to start a business. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two artists are hoping to paint their […]

Dandelion wine and changing times

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The front yard is full of dandelions, a riot of deep green. The dandelions make the front yard look so lush and they’re getting bigger. I reckon I’m going to have to break out the lawn mower, and it isn’t even April. They made me remember something I read long […]