Citizens request splash pad delay

Kevin Wilson A group of citizens requested city commissioners hold off on a plan to convert the long-unused Hillcrest Park Pool into a splash pad. But commissioners were adamant they’d already dove in headfirst. More than an hour of conversation took place regarding the pool’s recreation as a splash pad, one part of the city’s […]

Drought won’t delay farmers’ markets

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Don Wiley, owner of Good Shepherd Farm in Curry County, inspects carrots pulled Monday from inside his greenhouse. Wiley also grows kale, tomatoes and broccoli. Kevin Wilson The drought in Curry County hasn’t stopped Don Wiley from getting ready for annual farmers’ markets in both Clovis and Portales. “We’re in […]

Press problems will delay Thursday newspaper delivery

CNJ staff Electrical problems on the press in Clovis were expected to delay delivery of today’s Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune. Newspaper Publisher Ray Sullivan said the papers were scheduled to be printed off site early this morning and delivered to customers by mid-morning Thursday. The press problems also meant early deadlines for the […]

Start of Hounds football game delayed again

The start of Eastern New Mexico University’s football game tonight against Southern Nazarene at Greyhound Stadium has been delay again at 7:20 p.m. because lightning. The game is the season opener for both teams.

Muleshoe bomb threat fails to delay senator’s visit

Sharna Johnson MULESHOE —

Weather could delay deliveries

The region’s severe winter snow and ice storm could delay when your Friday morning newspaper will be delivered — by up to a day. Road conditions will dictate when our independent contractors will be able to safely deliver your Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. But Friday afternoon deliveries could occur, or Saturday if roads […]

Election equipment, software ready for vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County political party officials said they are satisfied county election officials have done all they can to ensure a smooth election. Election manager Coni Jo Lyman said backup plans are in place in the event software issues resurface during the general election that could delay results. The general election […]

‘America’s Most Wanted’ to air inmate escape Saturday

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CNJ staff After a week’s delay, the Fox television show “America’s Most Wanted” will air an in-depth segment featuring the August 24 escape of eight Curry County inmates on Saturday, according to show producer Jenna Naranjo. Naranjo said the episode will focus on the escape of the inmates and profiles of the four men who […]

America’s Most Wanted air date changed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer

Curry County clerk: ‘We have a problem’

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sammie Smith looks over her ballot before inserting it into the voting machine Tuesday at Sandia Elementary School. CNJ Staff Hold off on those victory parties. Curry County officials said this morning they’re unsure of vote numbers tabulated after the polls closed in Tuesday’s primary election. “At this point we’re […]

Wilson supports Air Force delay of procurement changes

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said Friday a delay in Air Force plans to consolidate procurement operations is a good thing for small businesses in New Mexico. Wilson’s comments came during a public meeting she organized so the Air Force could brief New Mexico business leaders about its plans. The Air Force […]

Primary votes certified

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer After two meetings and eight days, final vote totals from last week’s primary election were certified during a special meeting Wednesday of the Curry County Commission. County officials said software problems incurred during the election delayed canvassing of the more than 4,100 votes in party races for county and […]

DeLay’s legacy largely of debt, big government

Freedom Newspapers Seen from a liberty perspective of the American people, Rep. Tom DeLay’s career was a failure. The Texas Republican, undergoing a trial for alleged ethics violations, announced this week that he would not seek re-election this fall. There’s no doubt Rep. DeLay is a talented, tough political infighter. He is a major reason […]

Road safety main factor in snow days

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is not often that Mother Nature wreaks havoc — in the form of snow and ice — on eastern New Mexico. But when and if she does, Clovis Municipal Schools will be prepared, according to school officials. Whether or not to bestow its approximate 8,000 students with a […]

Demoting DeLay could be good for GOP’s image

Freedom Newspapers We suspect the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will sooner or later be exposed as a politically motivated prosecution. But whether DeLay is found guilty or exonerated, we believe his demotion will be a good thing for the Grand Old Party. No one likes to see a good and honest person […]

Republican leaders need wake-up call

Mona Charen Perhaps you’ve heard the one about the 700 firefighters from a variety of states who volunteered to do rescue work following Hurricane Katrina? They sat in a hotel room in Atlanta for days getting sexual harassment training from FEMA officials. No joke. Note to Republicans eager to shovel new money at federal agencies: […]

Ina Derrick-Delay, Ina

Ina Derrick-Delay Services: Have been held. Ina V. Derrick-Delay, 81, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924, to Harvey and Lula Bell Vowell Belyeu in Haskell, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank […]

GOP could use new leadership in Congress

Freedom Newspapers It’s a sad sign of how starved Republicans in the House of Representatives are for leadership that they continue to rally around Majority Leader Tom DeLay, even as doubts deepen about the ethics of the former Texas exterminator whose delicate touch earned him the nickname “The Hammer.” For the sake of the party […]

Rep. DeLay probe reeks of politics

By Mona Charen The first thing that crossed my mind when ethics charges were lodged against Rep. Tom DeLay was, “I wish Mary McGrory were still alive.” McGrory, the pungent liberal columnist who died last April at the age of 85, was, improbably enough, a Tom DeLay fan. Why did this scourge of Nixon and […]

Ethical standards enforcement rests with the voters

Freedom Newspapers How one views the ethics controversy swirling around House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican, greatly depends on one’s visceral reaction to the man himself. He’s one of those polarizing figures people either love or hate. But emotions shouldn’t cloud our judgment about what this case is all about. We have no […]