Editorial: Can’t wait to meet baby giraffe

CNJ staff Applause … Clovis zoo officials tell us the giraffe born Jan. 25 is doing well, growing as she should and eating five meals a day. There has been great concern about her ability to survive after she was kicked and rejected by her mother immediately after birth. But zookeepers have been able to […]

Editorial: Can’t wait to meet baby giraffe

Applause … Clovis zoo officials tell us the giraffe born Jan. 25 is doing well, growing as she should and eating five meals a day. There has been great concern about her ability to survive after she was kicked and rejected by her mother immediately after birth. But zookeepers have been able to bottle feed […]

Portales ex-deputy chief pleads no contest

Berry Former Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry pleaded no contest Thursday in district court to three charges of tampering with public records. A plea agreement he signed Thursday placed him on 18 months of unsupervised probation. The agreement also required him to pay a $500 restitution fee — the amount of the citations he […]

Churches reach out to struggling students

Priscila Osorio, right, receives tutoring in reading from Peggy McAlister on Wednesday at Central Baptist Church. Osorio also received a writing lesson during which she wrote her thoughts on how she would feel if the sun didn't shine. Trent Allen, left, receives tutoring in math from Thelma Coffey on Wednesday at Central Baptist Church. Allen […]

Republican Angie Spears running for state senate

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Spears CMI staff Republican Angie Spears will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. She pledged to revoke legislation that grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and that opposes tax increases to promote private sector job growth. Spears said she will prioritize education reform and ending social promotion […]

Republican Angie Spears running for state senate

Spears Republican Angie Spears will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. She pledged to revoke legislation that grants driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and that opposes tax increases to promote private sector job growth. Spears said she will prioritize education reform and ending social promotion and backs […]

Ute Lake concerns resurface

Robin Fornoff Tucumcari and Quay County’s worries about the future of Ute Lake bubbled to the surface again Thursday at an Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting. Tucumcari City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin said he thought during a committee meeting in January, the authority had agreed it would maintain a minimum of 3,765 feet of […]

Ute Lake concerns resurface

Tucumcari and Quay County's worries about the future of Ute Lake bubbled to the surface again Thursday at an Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting. Tucumcari City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin said he thought during a committee meeting in January, the authority had agreed it would maintain a minimum of 3,765 feet of water in […]

Mayor stresses importance of economic development

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield speaks at Thursday’s press conference held at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Tonjia Rolan Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she called a press conference Thursday to stress the importance of economic development for Clovis. The mayor also highlighted recent federal and state appropriations for the Ute […]

Mayor stresses importance of economic development

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield speaks at Thursday's press conference held at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield speaks at Thursday's press conference held at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex. Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she called a press conference Thursday to stress the importance of economic development for Clovis. The mayor […]

Portales ex-deputy chief pleads no contest

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Berry Christina Calloway Former Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry pleaded no contest Thursday in district court to three charges of tampering with public records. A plea agreement he signed Thursday placed him on 18 months of unsupervised probation. The agreement also required him to pay a $500 restitution fee — the amount of the […]

Libertarian ideals still hold up

I am constantly re-examining my beliefs and principles. All of them, not just libertarianism. I try to look at them from every possible angle and twist them inside-out to see if there is a possibility I could be wrong and libertarianism isn’t the most ethical philosophy that has ever been created for relating to all […]

Libertarian ideals still hold up

I am constantly re-examining my beliefs and principles. All of them, not just libertarianism. I try to look at them from every possible angle and twist them inside-out to see if there is a possibility I could be wrong and libertarianism isn't the most ethical philosophy that has ever been created for relating to all […]

Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized […]

Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized […]

New owners believe community newspapers future of industry

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CMI staff photo: Gabriel Monte Garry Ellis, left, and Gary Stevenson, new owners of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and the Quay County Sun, met with newspaper employees on Thursday. The two business partners will assume ownership of all three newspapers today and say they forsee very minor changes to the papers’ operations. CMI […]

New owners believe community newspapers future of industry

Garry Ellis, left, and Gary Stevenson, new owners of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and the Quay County Sun, met with newspaper employees on Thursday. The two business partners will assume ownership of all three newspapers today and say they forsee very minor changes to the papers' operations. New owners Garry Ellis and Gary […]

Friday morning briefing: Music, all things Ag and Coke’s secret formula

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, Portales. It features Andy Mason and Don Thomas performing. Admission is $5 at the door. Ag Expo coming The 2012 New Mexico Ag Expo kicks off 9 a.m. Wednesday in the […]

Religion digest — Feb. 17

Sermon series culminates Sunday The final part in a series of sermons by Pastor Scott Seymour focusing on young Americans opting out of Christianity will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Part of the sermon “Road Blocks to Faith: When Christians Get it Wrong in Dealing With Homosexuality” is based […]

Religion digest – Feb. 17

Sermon series culminates Sunday The final part in a series of sermons by Pastor Scott Seymour focusing on young Americans opting out of Christianity will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Part of the sermon "Road Blocks to Faith: When Christians Get it Wrong in Dealing With Homosexuality" is based […]