Jail alternatives considered

Robin Fornoff Curry County leaders scrambling to control overcrowding and a burgeoning jail budget are taking a more serious look at two alternatives — community service and the decriminalization of traffic offenses. Jail Administrator Keith Norwood thinks it’s time Curry County had a community service or work release program, allowing people to serve their time […]

Letter to the editor: 3D not considered enhancement

3D not considered enhancement I am disheartened by the number of 3D movies that are out. Every time I see a trailer that looks appealing, it is followed by the announcement, “In 3D,” and my heart sinks. Many friends I have spoken to have severe headache issues following a 3D movie. Shouldn’t we, as consumers, […]

Hard to top invention of saddle

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Can you guess what simple invention is considered one of the basic pieces of equipment involved in creating and spreading modern civilization? I couldn’t. It involves the horse…of course… and the saddle. Like most country kids, I learned to ride bareback. I still believe that’s how novice riders should begin […]

Obama change of power not without trouble

Freedom New Mexico The Obama transition process, which has been hailed by many in the media as the smoothest, most considered and thoughtful ever — and to some extent actually had been pretty smooth — has stumbled badly in the last couple of days. Perhaps it’s a matter of haste as Inauguration Day approaches, but […]

Parential attitude changes with age

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Amazing how our outlook on life changes as we get older (not necessarily more mature). When I considered myself a young adult (actually maybe 15 years old) I thought “little kids” (anybody younger than me) were unruly, ignorant little brats and their parents should make them behave — especially when […]

Kids not so bratty when they’re yours

Glenda Price Amazing how our outlook on life changes as we get older (not necessarily more mature). When I considered myself a young adult (actually maybe 15 years old) I thought “little kids” (anybody younger than me) were unruly, ignorant little brats and their parents should make them behave — especially when real work was […]

Mom finds career fix

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Joanna Von Bon hammers a seal out of a timing cover on a British-made car. Von Bon says she prefers to work on old cars. “You never know what you’ll find under a hood,” Von Bon said. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Joanna Von Bon said she always wanted […]

West nominated for brigadier general

By CNJ Staff Col. Scott D. West, a former Cannon Air Force Base wing commander, was among the 29 colonels in line to be considered for promotion to brigadier general. West now serves as the commander of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He served as […]

Williamson lectureship set

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Science fiction fans will descend on Eastern New Mexico University on April 11 for the 31st annual Williamson Lectureship. Authors are invited to visit the campus and discuss the interactions of science and the humanities. The lectureship has been a campus tradition since 1977 to honor science fiction author […]

Air Force secretary talks nuclear reactors

Cannon Air Force Base has been mentioned as a possible home for a nuclear reactor. While that decision seems months away, Air Force officials held an energy forum Monday in Arlington, Va., to talk about a vision for nuclear energy.Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Kevin W. Billings moderated that forum. He spoke with […]

Letters to the Editor: Racism not at root of all injustices

It seems everyone feels their ethnicity is being discriminated against. Anything said that is not favorable to a person of a different race is taken as racist. We have National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo and Black History Month. But if there was a White History Month, it would be considered racist. There are […]

Feb. 27, 1973

Edward Brizendine, 56, was putting shingles on his roof. The Clovis News-Journal considered the task front-page news since Brizendine was blind. Of course it was dangerous, he said, but shingling a roof could also be dangerous for those who could see. … “Maude,” “Hawaii 5-0” and “Marcus Welby” were among TV options for the night. […]

Downtown theaters considered for registries

CNJ Staff Two downtown Clovis theaters are being considered for state and national designation as historic places. The Lyceum at 409 Main Street and State Theater at 504 Main Street are being considered for listing in the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release from […]

City being considered for movie

CNJ staff Clovis is being considered as a site for a movie called “Seasons of Dust,” Mayor David Lansford said. Set in 1930, the movie will portray an Oklahoma farming family forced to move to the city after being unable to eke out a living due to dust storms. Lansford said Clovis is being considered […]

Independence Day date is inaccurate

Jim Lee: Guest Columnist Happy Fourth of July or, more accurately, happy Independence Day. This is one of only two holidays that come to mind commonly called the date it occurs rather than the event it commemorates. The other is, of course, Cinco de Mayo. How often do any of us refer to Independence Day? […]

State monies not allocated for county jails

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A inmate walks through pod 6 as he heads to the recreation room Friday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer Now that New Mexico is no longer a frontier state, when you catch a cattle rustler, it isn’t appropriate to string him up from the nearest tree. You’ve got to […]

City commission may authorize sale of hospital

By Jack King The Clovis City Commission will consider introducing an ordinance authorizing the sale of the Memorial Service Center (Old Hospital) to Matt. 25 Inc. for $1 at its Thursday meeting. The commission will hold its regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public Library. Final approval of the resolution […]

Clovis possible site for baseball team

CNJ STAFF Clovis is one of more than a dozen cities being considered for an independent baseball league team, according to the league president. Bob Lipp, president of the Southwestern League, said Clovis is attractive because of its location, demographics and it has a solid baseball facility in Bell Park. “It’s a good fit because […]