Mission: Memorialize

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Friona veteran Joe Bob Mann is trying to get veterans who died on the USS Frank E. Evans on the Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. and Clovis. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Veterans Day rolls around Wednesday, an ample amount of monuments exist to remember those who have […]

Researchers looking at biofuel crops for area

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The High Plains agriculture scene could get in on the action in biofuel production, and its profits, if two researchers have their way. The two scientists at New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis are looking into what biofuel-producing crops could most benefit eastern New Mexico and […]

College adds wind energy course

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees took the following action today: • Approved changes to the 2009-2001 CCC course catalog. The college was able to add wind energy to its industrial technical program with the addition of four other courses. Executive Vice President Becky Rowley said

District attorney asks for improved courthouse security

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks District Attorney Matt Chandler says members of the judicial system, courthouse personnel and the public are in danger without tighter security at the courthouse. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An impassioned presentation from the district attorney over safety at the county courthouse was not enough to spur immediate action […]

Mayor on political e-mail: ‘I won’t do that again’

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gayla Brumfield said it never occurred to her that asking city officials to forward an e-mail invitation to a political candidate’s fundraising dinner was inappropriate. “I didn’t know that I couldn’t do that. I guess it’s in the personnel policy,” Clovis’ mayor said Tuesday afternoon. “I sent it out. […]

Bingman: Senate sends key water bill back to House of Representatives

The U.S. Senate took action today aimed at ensuring enactment of four major water-related bills written by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman. The package, which falls under the jurisdiction of Bingaman’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, passed the Senate in January but was revisited this week in hopes of ensuring speedy passage in the House […]

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter voice support for New Mexico legislative action to outlaw death penalty

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Frugality easier than you think

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tough economic times require tough action. A check of the daily headlines or your 401K statement will tell the time for that action is now. Sales are down in lots of businesses, wage freezes or layoffs are occurring and the job market is tight. One of the best […]

Bush exit from office long overdue

Freedom New Mexico In what is likely to be his last news conference and in a series of media interviews, President George W. Bush is understandably trying to put a positive spin on his eight years in the Oval Office. Unfortunately, his next action demonstrated why so many observers — though willing to wait awhile […]

Hounds in San Antonio tourney action

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Four points. That’s the difference between a 4-5 record and a 2-7 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Well, sort of. The Greyhounds dropped two-point road decisions to Lone Star Conference North Division members Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central last week. In the former, the […]

County manager: Jail changes in works

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Pod 1 at the Curry County Detention Center was emptied and closed following the escape of eight inmates on Sunday evening. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to reveal an action plan for the adult detention center next week after he evaluates […]

Proposed nuisance ordinance concerns dairy owners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Action on a proposed nuisance ordinance for Curry County is being placed on hold pending some “tweaking” to ensure fairness to dairy, agriculture and business entities. County Manager Lance Pyle said in the last two weeks he has received letters and phone calls from ranchers, farmers, dairy owners and […]

North Korea’s action doesn’t curtail issues

Freedom New Mexico That was certainly a spectacular visual, repeatedly shown on television last weekend, of the cooling tower of North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility being demolished and crumbling to the ground in a cloud of concrete dust. Whether it really means North Korea is in fact giving up its quest for deliverable nuclear weapons […]

Housing crisis best resolved with time

Freedom New Mexico Psychologists speak of what they call an action bias: In the face of a traumatic experience, most people have a strong impulse to do something, even when the action produces an outcome that leaves you worse off than before. The impulse arises in most of us, but it seems stronger in politicians. […]

Golden Gloves gears for weekend action

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Bill “Ski” Maiejewski, left, and Ken Krause of Clovis place covers over a turnbuckle in the boxing ring on Thursday at Roy Walker Community Center. They were helping prepare the facility for this weekend’s New Mexico Golden Gloves tournament. By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent On Thursday afternoon, a variety of […]

Tony Campolo brings message to Portales

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Courtesy Photo The Rev. Tony Campolo travels across the country speaking about the need for Christians to be more involved in finding solutions to social justice issues. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo […]

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Style by Chase Ewald showcases examples of the newest Western décor, furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, and construction materials that celebrate the region and its traditions. A Threat to Justice by Chuck Norris offers more action-packed historical fiction from America’s favorite action hero in a Western […]

Mayor: City Commission supports Thomas

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners took no action Thursday following an executive session called to discuss the status of City Manager Joe Thomas. Mayor David Lansford did issue a written statement, which he said expressed the Commission’s full support for Thomas. “We are confident with (Thomas’) leadership and consider the circumstances […]

Parental fine pushes officials’ control too far

By Freedom Newspapers It had to happen. Now there’s a politician who wants to get the law-making process involved in the delicate business of teacher-parent relations. Rep. Wayne Smith, a Republican from Baytown, Texas, has filed a bill that would allow a $500 fine to be levied on parents who miss a meeting with their […]

House cleaning alone won’t fix formula for failure

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush late last week made significant changes in both his foreign-policy team and his top military commanders. The question is whether he is clearing the decks for action or rearranging the deck chairs. Given that President Bush is tentatively scheduled to unveil his latest strategy for the war in Iraq on […]