Richardson talks Ute, ENMU

Kevin Wilson New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson paid one of his final official visits to eastern New Mexico Thursday, when he gave $125,000 to Eastern New Mexico University’s digital cinema arts program. Following the ceremony, he took a few questions from Freedom New Mexico and News 3 New Mexico (KENW-TV) reporters. Kevin Wilson, Freedom New […]

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 […]

Texico superintendent says he still has goals to accomplish

CNJ staff Texico Schools Superintendent R.L. Richards, who withdrew from consideration as Clovis’ next superintendent, gave the CNJ a copy of his written statement Saturday as submitted to the Clovis school board. The statement: “In these uncertain times, there is always one constant, the Lord. After much prayer and thought, I need to stay at […]

Desire only qualification needed

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I was at one of those community dinners we have around here from time to time when someone asked me a question that gave me pause. “What sort of training did you have to have to be a DJ?” asked Robert, who was in charge of taking tickets. I got […]

Club news

Clovis Quilters The Clovis Quilters met feb. 8 at Trinity Luthern Church with 16 members attending. Brenda Harpold called the meeting to order and reported on the VFW quilt. Beth Franks gave the treasurers report. The Hartley House donation quilt has been delivered. Amy Armenta reported on Operation Homefront and the guild. The next Clovis […]

Commissioners ask for more transparency on investments

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Asking for more transparency and concluding their communication problems lie with Treasurer Bernice Baker, Curry County commissioners seemed satisfied Wednesday with an explanation of investments during a lengthy study session. Investment Advisor Rob Burpo, owner of Albuquerque-based First American Financial Advisor Inc., gave commissioners a 3 1/2 hour presentation, […]

1-24 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 a.m. Jan. 8, an officer was dispatched to Mesa Elementary School on north Norris Street for a report of a child having trouble breathing. An emergency responder told the officer the female student was being transported to the hospital and […]

PRMC births down in 2009

Freedom New Mexico Gift baskets were ready and there was no shortage of expecting mothers in the community. But as the sun fell on the first day of 2010, there was still no first baby of the year. It was close, said Ellen Augustine, interim women’s and pediatrics’ manager for Plains Regional Medical Center. One […]

Fear of indoctrination starting dangerous trend

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Two years ago, we took my grandson Jason to Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. Since he had an interest in photography, we got him a small, one-use camera and he took some wonderful shots, worth entering in county fair. This was at age 7, and a few opportunities that came along […]

Bingaman: Congress approves bull that funds Labs, key New Mexico projects

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reported that the U.S. Senate gave final approval to a spending bill that contains funding for New Mexico’s labs and other key initiatives in the state. The FY 2009 Omnibus Spending Bill would fund the work of most federal agencies through September.