Letters to the editor: Democracy can’t exist without compromise

A new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks" is an excellent evaluation of our dysfunctional Congress. The authors are Thomas E Mann and Norman J. Ornstein. Mann is the W. Averell Harriman chair and senior fellow in governance studies at The Brookings Institution. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Both […]

Wife recounts husband’s last day

Even as the war in Afghanistan is featured less often on evening newscasts or front pages of our newspapers, Americans still involved in the fight continue to die there, deepening the pool of Memorial Day remembrances with new heroes and fresh heartbreak. To glimpse what's still being sacrificed on Afghan soil, Courtney Knox, the 24-year-old […]

Texas primary election results

Parmer County Republican President Mitt Romney — 640 Ron Paul — 49 John Davis — 2 Charles "Buddy" Roemer — 0 Rick Santorum — 54 Newt Gingrich — 34 Michele Bachmann — 7 Jon Huntsman — 0 Uncommitted — 22 U.S. senator David Dewhurst — 446 Curt Cleaver — 7 Joe Agris — 4 Lela […]

Police: Teen drowns at Conchas Lake

A 15-year-old Sandia Park male drowned at Conchas Lake diving off of his family's fishing boat Tuesday, according to the New Mexico State Police. The name of the teen was being withheld Tuesday night, Capt. Jimmy Glascock said, pending notification of all immediate family members. Glascock said state police were dispatched at 1:15 p.m. to […]

CCS hires football coach/AD

Clovis Christian has filled its football and athletic director's positions with Corey Robinson, a Florida native who has been an assistant coach at the FCS (Division I-AA), Division II and junior college levels as well as a variety of high schools. So what made him check into the opening at CCS? "About two years ago, […]

Romney savors GOP nomination victory

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney says he's honored and humbled to become the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee. And he's expressing confidence in his chances of winning the White House this fall. The former Massachusetts governor clinched the party nod Tuesday night with a Texas primary victory. In a post-victory statement, he claims the party has […]

Curry County Cats to host El Paso Raiders

The Curry County Cats begin the New Mexico Premier League playoffs with a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday against the El Paso Raiders at Leon Williams Stadium. The Cats (9-2), seeded third in the six-team competition, swept the season series from the Raiders, winning 29-27 at El Paso on a late touchdown and never trailing […]

Drought leaves soil vulnerable to wind erosion

Drought and fire have destroyed crops and vegetation in eastern New Mexico, leaving the dry and barren soil vulnerable to wind erosion and leading the governor to declare a state of emergency earlier this month. CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan Sand dunes accumulating along fencelines southwest of Clovis on N.M. 467 are signs of rapidly […]

Portales woman critical after boating accident

Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition with life threatening injuries at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident Sunday on Ute Lake in Logan, according to state police. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Pool was a passenger in the front of a boat filled with friends. A family friend said the group was […]

Preliminary city budget approved

With eight minutes and a pair of 8-0 votes, the Clovis City Commission quickly handled a special meeting, mainly focused on approving a preliminary $39.73 million budget for 2012-13. The state Department of Finance and Administration requires a preliminary budget from entities by Friday, City Manager Joe Thomas told the commission. Thomas said there were […]

Police blotter – May 30

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Friday 12:05 a.m.: Caller reported several people outside playing loud vulgar music and beer pong, 4100 block of Lew Wallace Drive. 8:12 a.m.: Caller reported a lifeless-looking fox on the roof of his shed, 3700 block of Sam Snead Place. 3:03 p.m.: Caller reported […]

Portales woman critical after Ute Lake accident

Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident about 6 p.m. Sunday on Ute Lake in Logan, a family friend said. State park officials investigating the accident have declined to provide details of the accident. Shaina Pool Rebecca Martinez Holt of Clovis said she helped organize […]

Editorial: Cost of war in Afghanistan not justified

The recent NATO summit provided confirmation of what many Americans have suspected for some time regarding the war in Afghanistan: It is coming to an end with an outcome much less desirable than what had been promised when the first troops arrived a decade ago. The "surge" of 2010 was not a game changer. The […]

Residents pay Memorial Day respects

From the commanding sound of Air Force aircraft overhead to the somber sounds of trumpets playing, "Taps," Clovis residents marked Memorial Day Monday morning at the Lawn Haven Garden of Honor CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Col. Buck Elton, commander of Cannon Air Force Base, delivers the address Monday morning during the Memorial Day observance […]

Residents pay Memorial Day respects

From the commanding sound of Air Force aircraft overhead to the somber sounds of trumpets playing, "Taps," Clovis residents marked Memorial Day Monday morning at the Lawn Haven Garden of Honor CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Col. Buck Elton, commander of Cannon Air Force Base, delivers the address Monday morning during the Memorial Day observance […]

Candidate Q&As: County commission, District 5 (Republican)

Editor's Note: Clovis Media Inc. contacted Curry County candidates in contested primary races for their stances on issues prior to the June 5 state primary elections. In District 5 of the Curry County Commission, Tim Ashley, Phillip Joe Borden and Danny Powell are running for the Republican nomination for the four-year commissioner term. The winner […]

My turn: Ice cream better when shared

I'm privileged to own the book, "Six Miles to the Windmill," by Annie King Greaves. It's her personal recollections from 1908-1913. She tells about this ice cream social. Frank rode 12 miles to invite the neighbors, and they spread the word by riding on out to their neighbors. Don drove a big team of red […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: A request to approve a preliminary budget for 2012-13, due to the Department of Finance and Administration by Friday. The budget to be submitted to the commission is for $39.73 million, down about 6 […]

Business digest – May 29

Dairy farmer re-elected to board Clovis dairy farmer Wayne Pall has been re-elected as vice chairman for the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.'s Board of Directors. Palla is a member of DFA's Executive Committee and chairman of the Southwest Area Council. He serves on the board for National Milk Producers Federation and is a member […]

Lubbock man killed in one-vehicle accident

A Lubbock man was killed Monday in a one-vehicle accident in west Bailey County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Charles David Sharp, 51, was the only person in the 2011 Lexus four-door that crashed on State Highway 214, 4 1/2 miles south of Farm Road 298 in Bailey County. According to Carlson […]