Take time to let mom know she is appreciated

Freedom New Mexico Moms are the greatest producers of wealth among us. They are greater and more important than glamour stars, politicians, business leaders and all the people our culture worships with a misguided understanding of value and wealth. A Jewish proverb says: “God could not be everywhere, and so he made mothers.” Abolitionist preacher […]

Law-making doesn’t need secrecy

By Dana Bowley: Guest columnist Anyone who pays attention to the Legislature has had this experience: Differing versions of a bill pass the House and Senate; the bills go to a conference committee; then the bill that comes out is substantially different from the two that went in. What happened? Hard to tell. Why? Because […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico newsletter

Among the 18 agencies receiving UW grants this year,

Shelter sees increase in parvo cases

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chica, an 8-month-old American bulldog, wears a protective cone around her neck and is hooked to an IV to help her recover from parvovirus at the Curry County Animal Hospital. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent increase in parvovirus cases among dogs has animal professionals stressing the importance […]

Audio webcasts popular among lawmakers in poll

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Year in review: Jail escape among most notable of crimes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An initially quiet year was fraught with high profile criminal cases in the last quarter. Law enforcement scrambled to recapture eight escaped inmates and the prior year’s homicide rate doubled in the space of weeks. With the exception of a summertime rash of home invasions, things were relatively calm […]

12/7 Honor rolls

The following Clovis-area residents are among the 168 graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this fall. Commencement is 10 a.m. Saturday at ENMU’s Greyhound Arena in Portales. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 will graduate summa cum laude, while 3.7 to 3.79 will graduate magna cum laude.

Community leaders gather to discuss local issues

CNJ staff Curry County hosted a quarterly city/county luncheon Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Among items discussed: • Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy said the base will host the fall Air Force Special Operations Command’s “Commando rally,” an annual gathering of AFSOC leaders Oct. 20-24. During the rally, Cannon will host […]

Homemade jelly recipe for disaster

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them […]

Misadventures in making prickly pear jam

Glenda Price One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them was really good. […]