Weather takes toll on herds

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Drooling is a sign of illness in cattle, as this heifer calf is experiencing Tuesday at Roberts Farms south of Clovis By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Cows with pneumonia stuck in the mud is both a picture of helplessness, and for area cattle raisers, a symbol of lost profits. This year’s wet weather and […]

DA battles meth

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Agents from the Region V Drug Task Force and narcotics officers from the New Mexico State Police catalog chemicals found when agents stopped a mobile methamphetamine laboratory in October 2002. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Yellow space suits, high-powered rifles and your parents screaming as some stranger drags them away. […]

Suicide bomber proof of terrorism in Iraq

By Thomas Sowell Cats are supposed to have nine lives but fallacies must have at least 90. Some notions will be believed, no matter how many times they have been refuted by facts. One of these seemingly immortal fallacies is the implicit assumption that our enemies have unlimited resources, so that our efforts at strengthening […]

A safe, warm and cost-effective winter is all about preperation

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Jake Cavanaugh, 3, plays in the freshly fallen snow in Truckee, Calif., Oct. 26. The Sierra Nevada city got about a foot of the white stuff in the latest storm. By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Before cars, heaters and grocery stores, fall was a season dedicated to preparing for winter, but modern conveniences haven’t […]

Cold and wind Clovis allies

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Clovis seniors Phillip Williams, left, and Jacob Jones were dressed for the cold weather during practice Thursday at the high school. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth Rick White: CNJ managing editor The Clovis Wildcats have long considered the cold and the wind their allies — Mother Nature’s test of guts on the gridiron. They know that […]

A state with no one in the driver’s seat

Ned Cantwell Few New Mexicans are aware of the crisis this state faced just last week during the Republican National Convention. We were a state adrift at sea, a state with no firm grasp on the tiller, a state with no one in the driver’s seat, a state suffering from any number of similar clichés. […]

Slow down, you move too fast

By Curtis Shelburne Phooey! Pfui! Rats! I think I’m getting a cold. It’s still early in the experience, and I hope that maybe I just sucked up enough dust working on sheet rock last night that the dust is to blame for what feels like the beginnings of a cold. Maybe it’s not a bug […]

Winter is also a beautifu season

Clyde Davis I’ve never been a big fan of being politically correct, at least not as an obsession or from fear of reprisal. Oh yes, I believe equality is best, but only if it’s heartfelt, not a concession to popular culture. Imagine my surprise, then, when I became inspired to followup last week’s column by […]

School Menus 5/9

Clovis •Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Breakfast burrito, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken patty on a bun, fries, lettuce, pickles, pears, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg and biscuit, juice, milk. Lunch — Spaghetti, green beans, salad, ranch dressing, roll, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cowboy bread, juice, milk. Lunch — Taco salad, salsa, pinto beans, strawberries and bananas, […]

Police seek assistance in Tucumcari slaying

By TV Hagenah The Tucumcari grandmother killed in a local gift shop on Jan. 20 was “shot execution style,” New Mexico State Police Maj. Daniel Lopez said late last week. “I can’t elaborate any more than that,” Lopez said. Joanie Vance, 62, was a mother of three and grandmother of three who had been working […]

Little-known facts about November

Bob Huber Today’s lesson: November history and science stuff. You’ve probably noticed lately that the days are entirely too short. A fellow barely gets out of bed before it’s supper, and it will be next April before it gets much better. We’ll probably have a cold winter too. But joyful thoughts aside, we should ponder […]

Area temperatures running hot and cold

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s heat wave turned into a cold snap for eastern New Mexico by Monday, as a 41-degree temperature drop brought strong winds and the area’s first rainfall this month. “We still get cold fronts into the state sometimes as late as early or mid-June, but usually they are not nearly that […]

Area melts with mini heat wave

CNJ staff Clovis, Portales, Melrose and Tucumcari hit 100 degrees on Sunday, the first day in 2003 that temperatures climbed that high, according to the National Weather Service. With that number, Clovis tied a record high temperature set in 1937, said NWS representative Kerry Jones. Also, the century mark broke a record in Tucumcari of […]