Public, private job sectors unbalanced

Freedom New Mexico Based on news stories about teacher layoff notices and tough times at city halls and the state capitols, one would think that the government and its workers are suffering disproportionately during this down economy. Actually, the truth is quite the opposite. Government continues to grow, and its workers continue to gain significant […]

Incumbents hope to continue work on school boards

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Incumbent Clovis Board of Education and the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees members said they want to continue to work on ongoing projects with the schools, which is why they are running for re-election. Max Best, a 53-year-old attorney, said there are still projects in the Clovis Municipal […]

Reporter’s notebook: CHS grad to be featured on horse show

Tara Harris, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, said horses have always been a part of her life. Her passion for horses will be featured on a television show in two weeks. Harris started riding horses when she was 2 years old and competed in rodeo events when she was in elementary school. While pursuing a […]

‘Bonus’ forfeits retirement dollars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Thousands of military members entering their 15th year of service continue to be enticed by a wily government offer: a $30,000 bonus if they agree to take a deep and permanent cut in future retirement benefits. The offer, called a Career Status Bonus, takes advantage of service people who are […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to continue power conservation

CNJ staff Xcel Energy officials said Tuesday controlled power outages in the Texas-New Mexico region are a possibility if generators at two area coal burning plants remain off-line. In the meantime, customers are being asked to continue to reduce electricity demand in light of the unplanned repairs and expected high demand due to heat. The […]

Using food for fuel not solution

By Pat Lyons: Guest columnist As Americans continue to look for alternative fuels to power our homes, schools, businesses, and automobiles, we must rethink one such “alternative” that is taking a big bite out of major food crops — ethanol. Far more corn grown in this country is going toward fuel production, not food consumption, […]

DA: Fair funds investigation ongoing

CNJ Staff District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday that no one has been charged with stealing Curry County Fair funds discovered missing last year. He said the criminal investigation will likely “continue for some time.” A State Auditor’s report revealed about $19,000 is missing from fair revenues. Chandler said the audit report indicated the funds […]

No, best burger is at …

Responses to a request for the best burger in the region continue to roll in.

Snow to continue throughout day

CNJ staff Snowfall is expected to continue over the region throughout the day Thursday with accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. In the Clovis area, schools started on time but in outlying areas […]

Local Roundup: Officers continue anti-DWI efforts

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office will continue promoting its designated driver program through the New Year’s holiday. In partnership with local businesses, designated drivers who sign a pledge card will receive a wrist band and a gift bag from local sponsors at establishments where alcohol is served, said Curry County Sherriff’s Deputy Dean […]

Nov. 23, 2007 Religion Digest

Healing hour held on Main Street Beginning at the 11 a.m. service on Wednesday, St James’ Church, 1117 N. Main St., will be holding a public service of healing hour during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, to continue every fourth Wednesday of each month. Information: 763-4638.

Experts expect gas prices to continue upward trend

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gas prices in Clovis and Portales reached $3.15 a gallon Wednesday for regular unleaded gasoline. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Don’t expect the price of gasoline to go down anytime soon. In fact, gasoline prices are going to continue to rise, according to travel and oil industry officials. Gas […]

U.S.’ hard-won freedoms must be defended

By Freedom Newspapers Each year, Americans celebrate the independence of our nation on July 4, remembering the conflicts and patriots who died to preserve our ideals. This week, we will again remember those men and women and gather with family under the sheltering umbrella of the United States of America. But let us remember more. […]

Sci-fi author honored in lectureship

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Freedom Newspapers: Casey Peacock Members of the science fiction community gathered Friday in the Science Fiction Special Collections area of the Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University for a panel discussion on the legacy of Jack Williamson. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Traveling across the country to participate in the 31st annual Jack Williamson […]

Letters to the Editor: Dumpster initiative should be dropped

In reading the most recent article reporting efforts to “Keep Clovis beautiful,” I had to laugh. I have to side with City Commissioner Fred Van Soelen. It would be virtually impossible to police those choosing to place trash in dumpsters without first bagging it. Simple economics are the word. A) Who will pay for the […]

Regulation, not population, should be feared

By Freedom Newspapers America hit a milestone this week: 300 million residents. So many of the discussions about this growth make the assumption that a rapidly growing population is necessarily a bad thing. Regional discussions of growth tend to focus on increasing congestion, crowding and other problems. There is another side of this debate. Granted, […]

Fire restrictions continue at Oasis, five other parks

Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Though most of New Mexico’s 34 State Parks have lifted statewide fire restrictions, six State Parks will continue to enforce restrictions imposed by local or federal entities until further notice, according to a release from the state. Those parks are: Fenton Lake State Park (Jemez Springs), Navajo Lake State Park […]

Business leader gives rural NM vote

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Raymond Mondragon, manager of area economic development for ENMR-Plateau, was recently appointed to the state’s Economic Development Corp. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Raymond Mondragon, manager of area economic development at ENMR-Plateau, has been named by Gov. Bill Richardson to the board of the Economic Development Corp. known as the […]

Energy regulations will only continue vicious cycle

Freedom Newspapers The Bush administration last month caved in to years of pressure, and moved to make good on the president’s pledge to free the nation from its “addiction” to foreign oil, by making the most dramatic change in 30 years to Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. Certain categories of trucks and SUVs will have […]

Student journalists show responsibility

By Carol Singletary: Guest columnist Our founding fathers knew that in order to have an effective democracy, someone must monitor the powerful and keep them honest. Thus, they placed freedom of the press in the First Amendment, along with the other fundamental freedoms (speech, religion, assembly and petition). Journalists became The Fourth Estate, the final […]