Holiday shoppers should hit up local stores for gifts

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There seems to be no end of marketing approaches in the attempt to “sell” Christmas. In fact, I suppose it’s a well known reality that many of our favorite holiday traditions had their genesis in the brainstorming rooms of Madison Avenue marketing corporations. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and the Macy […]

Ute Commission focused on water conservation

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The Ute Reservoir Water Commission plans to consider different approaches to conserving water in droughts to keep Ute Lake’s water level from dropping to the point communities are no longer allowed to withdraw water. After discussing the value of planning for droughts at their meeting Thursday in Portales, commissioners […]

United Way approaches deadline

Friday is the deadline for donating to The United Way of Eastern New Mexico — still 15 percent away from its goal of $627,000, according to a news release. So far, the campaign has raised $530,857, which has been donated or pledged by individuals, business owners and corporations. Donations to United Way help families in […]

Victim’s family still seeks answers

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Courtesy photo No arrests have been made in the eight years following the death of Theresa “Summer” Hubbard. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As another summer approaches, Theresa “Summer” Hubbard’s family is still waiting for answers, still seeking justice. Almost eight years since the 37-year-old Clovis mother of two disappeared, there have been no […]

Christ must also be born in your heart

By Judy Brandon One way we mark the milestones in our lives is, as the Christmas season approaches, to think back over the events of the preceding year. Each Christmas reminds us of the changes in our lives over the last year. Christmas evokes memories of the past year: great joys, disappointments, warm friendships, heart-wrenching […]