Global warming activists need to cool down

Freedom New Mexico Fred Singer, a man perhaps as responsible

Clovis home sales down

Sharna Johnson Home sales in Clovis dropped about 28 percent in 2010 but home values remained steady, even inching up a little — both indicators the area is faring better than other communities nationwide, local real estate agents say. Clovis mayor and Realtor Gayla Brumfield said despite the decrease, the real estate community is pleased […]

Can’t take water for granted

Karl Terry The physical properties of water are pretty amazing. We can drink it, bathe in it, swim in it, clean with it, heck it keeps us all alive. Let the temperature drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, though, and the stuff can be a real pain. I came home on a recent night and sat […]

Year in review: Jail bonds overwhelmingly voted down

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File photo Two bond issues aimed at raising taxes to pay for a new jail and courthouse were defeated by voters Nov. 2. CNJ staff Curry County commissioners are working with two citizen panels to develop solutions to problems at the jail and security issues at the courthouse. The panels are a direct result of […]

Korea rift best left to regional players to solve

Freedom New Mexico Recent developments on the Korean peninsula have thrust the United States into yet another mini-crisis about which our country can do little but complain, in part because none of the realistic available options is remotely attractive. The frustrations Americans, from policymakers to citizens, are feeling should be a reminder, when things settle […]

County made right decision taking down video

Freedom New Mexico Growing public outcry and a legal petition filed Monday finally got the attention of Curry County officials. On Wednesday they stopped playing a video in the county courthouse that many residents believe promotes passage of a bond and a tax to pay for a proposed $33 million judicial complex. We applaud the […]

Zias soccer coach stepping down

Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause has turned in his resignation at the school, effective at the end of the current season. Nause has been the Zias’ coach since 2008, compiling a record of 21-31 in that time, including 6-21 in the Lone Star Conference. ENMU is 3-11 (0-7) this season with […]

T.V. losing its appeal to me

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

First NFL cutdown today

Tuesday is the first of two cut-down days this week for NFL teams. Clovis native Hank Baskett, who rejoined the Eagles after spending a season with the Indianapolis Colts, is competing with five receivers for the final two receiver spots on the Philadelphia roster. He has one catch for 5 yards in two preseason games. […]

Human touch needed even as technology advances

Judy Brandon: Religion Columnist One time on a trip to Houston, our family witnessed an episode that warmed our hearts. Entering through the security gates at the apartment complex next to a golf course, we noticed a young woman running quickly, even frantically through the parking lot. She stopped at a parked car and quickly […]

Dora’s Clark leads tie-down roping after first round

Freedom New Mexico Gillette, Wyo. — Jessie Clark of Dora leads tie-down roping at the National High School Finals Rodeo after the first round. Clark’s time of 8.68 seconds Tuesday night gives him a half-second lead over the field 110 ropers in the weeklong event. “I made a good run on a calf that really […]

Right to gun ownership essential

The New York Times editorialized in panic, predictably, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership. Lamenting the Court’s highly abstract debate about the constitutional clause that needed to be considered, The Times alleged that Monday’s ruling will “undermin(e) Chicago’s (sensible) law” and lead to “results (that) […]

Clovis summer water use down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Drivers navigate Grand Avenue where rains Tuesday covered one of the street’s two lanes. A New Mexico American Water official said the abundance of recent rains have helped keep water demand down. On Tuesday, 1.42 inches of rain fell in Clovis, according to the National Weather Service. Liliana Castillo Water […]

Loss of tree means gain of treehouse

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House gave me some bad news the other day: Our friendly shade tree has to come down. The tree’s roots are diving big-time into the family garden. This would explain why the tree had rocketed up in just a few short years. There’s lots of tasty […]

Clovis census numbers slightly down

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When it comes to the census, Portales City Manager Tom Howell said there’s never a feeling you can declare victory. “I’ve been in city government a long time, and this is my third census,” said Howell, promoted in from the public works department last fall. “You’re never happy with […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Business feature: Tax Day, credit eligibility counting down

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The clock is ticking on some tax credits and Thursday’s deadline is drawing closer. Close enough, in fact, that Mary Hernandez said at this point in the season, she tells people with complicated returns to file extensions. “Everybody knows this day is coming around,” she said, explaining during the […]

Business feature: Local commercial development slowing down

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pete Wilt, Clovis’ director of building safety, said new commercial development is down, though the city has seen some expansion of existing local businesses such as the addition of a new location for the Soapy Springs car wash on west 21st Street. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s […]

Cannon power to be shut down for repairs

Electricity at Cannon Air Force base will shut down from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday for repairs to the power grid, according to a base news release. Non-mission essential personnel are ordered to stand by and not report for duty until directed by their commanders, according to the release. The following services and offices […]