Music source of community pride

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Before getting into this week’s column, I need to announce a route change on the Oct. 4 bicycle ride to raise awareness on domestic abuse. The route change comes in response to readers who responded with a real intent to ride, so it seems worthwhile. The ride will now be […]

Tax holiday upcoming

CNJ staff New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a press […]

Beef market getting stung by corn hike

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CNJ file photo Gail Morris, general manager of Bovina Feeders, said the cost of feed has risen by $30 to $40 a ton, with corn nearly doubling. By CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson With the rising cost of corn and other grains, local cattle growers are struggling to stay afloat. U.S. beef producers now spend […]

Local teens worried about license changes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Antonio Martinez said he looks forward to getting his driver’s license when he turns 16 years old. But Gov. Bill Richardson’s new education initiatives has the Marshall Middle School seventh-grader worried he might have to wait a little longer to get it. Starting next school year, New Mexico eighth-graders […]

Getting back to basics: The art of reading

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer I recall hearing a story about two siblings who went into business together and formed a corporation. When it came time to borrow additional funds the owners used company stock as collateral. One of the siblings signed a document giving what he thought was 20 percent to the financial institution; when in […]

Bank bailouts deserve attention

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist No witty intro necessary. Here are three matters I don’t think are getting enough attention: – Hillary Clinton has very little chance of winning this Democratic nomination. Her own people have given the former First Lady less than a 10 percent chance of getting the 2,024 delegates needed. By CNN’s […]

Sing it again, John

Comedian Argus Hamilton is still getting mileage out of John McCain’s “Bomb Iran” song.

Exercise promotes handicap awareness

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Brenda Miller of Southwest Cheese, left, and Erinn Burch of the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, make their way to the buffet line Wednesday at the Pizza Palace while participating in an event that raised awareness about life for people in wheelchairs By Gabriel Monte, CNJ Staff Writer Claire […]

Connecting with nature pretty cool

By Helena Rodriguez: Freelance columnist I had an altitude adjustment last weekend. Altitude Adjustment was the name of the ski retreat that my daughter Laura and I went with her church youth group on last weekend. It was high up in the snow-covered rocky mountains of Denver. Many people think of going off to the […]

Nov. 25 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 1 p.m. Nov. 15 an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street for a student with a weapon. A school administrator said the boy had been brought to the office to be searched […]

U.S.’ approach to drug problem needs revamped

By Freedom Newspapers We couldn’t help but notice a recent wire story headlined “Illegal drugs getting scarcer.” The report began by noting that the availability of most illegal drugs is down and drug seizures are up. Drug warriors point to this information as proof the war on drugs is succeeding. Not everyone, however, is reaching […]

Tattoos go against Bible’s teachings

By Scott Blazek: Guest Columnist In response to Grant McGee’s June 1 column on tattoos: It may not be politically correct to cite the following in this amorally diverse culture, but here are 12 reasons not to get a tattoo. 12. The procedure for getting a tattoo is painful. It involves needles jabbing you. 11. […]