Region going green with proposed renewable energy projects

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Workers from Sacred Power of Albuquerque put together solar panels on the roof of Lindsey Steiner Elementary School in Portales. Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico is going green with several new projects planned in Clovis and Portales to take advantage or solar and wind energy. Eastern New Mexico has been […]

Our People: Going the distance

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley was born in Santa Fe but considers Clovis her hometown. Her favorite TV shows are “Sopranos” and “Mad Men.” Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley’s parents grew up in Clovis and her grandparents grew up in Clovis. Her nieces always […]

Bottling company going green

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Alden “Mac” McWhorter of Clovis Bottlers said the company’s new ECOWise bottle is biodegradable thanks to a chemical additive the company receives from Albuquerque. Kevin Wilson Though there’s plenty more to explain, Clovis Bottlers is hoping the color says it all. Green is the color, and the intent, of the […]

Crying not sign of weakness

Clyde Davis Popular enough, on Facebook and other social networking sites, are those questionnaires that reveal categorical details about who you are, by insight into certain categories-favorite food, best movie you ever saw, and so on. I am going to propose one I have never seen, which doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist, and as […]

Gotta love thy neighbors

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Kicking back in the yard the other day I noticed there was some sort of busy-ness going on in a neighbor’s backyard. It caught my eye because the neighbor is kind of old yet was running around his backyard like a kid. I watched for a while and came to […]

Peanut retail costs going up

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Wilba Duggan of Las Cruces shops at Sunland Inc.’s retail store Thursday. She and her husband, Dan, said they always stop when they come through Portales and buy peanuts for relatives in Oklahoma. Higher-than-normal wholesale peanut prices this year are expected to drive up retail costs. By Argen Duncan: Freedom […]

Easing taxes on corporations benefits economy

As the U.S. economy pops its nose up out of the whirlpool of recession, every effort should be made to keep from going back under, for a “double dip” recession. A major area of action should be the high tax rates paid by U.S. corporations. Although corporations are attacked for having “excess” profits, every dollar […]

Clovis woman going to Albuquerque for Mrs. New Mexico pageant

CNJ staff Bethanie Baker of Clovis was selected as Mrs. Clovis America 2010. She will represent Clovis in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant June 19 at the Albuquerque Journal Theater. The winner of the pageant will advance to the national Mrs. America Pageant. Information: 970-674-0944

Letters to the editor: Intersection block hurts businesses

Intersection block hurts businesses Driving up North Prince Street recently, I noticed some roadwork was going on ahead of me near the Texas Avenue entrance to Wal-Mart and the retail center. I continued up the street and turned left into another entrance. Later I drove back to the intersection and was shocked at what I […]

Our People: Still going strong

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Courtesy photo Realtors Al Winklejohn, left, and Jim Fisher, right, made T-shirts to celebrate Shaw’s celebrated peanut brittle. They presented her with this T-shirt in Albuquerque in 1992. Bio: • Name: Tillie Shaw• Birthday:

Rabbits have good thing going

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist That new movie “Alice in Wonderland” has been showing at theaters here on the High Plains. I overheard someone talking about it the other day, talking about Alice’s adventures “down the rabbit hole.” I’d like to trudge on down the rabbit hole we have out back of The Stucco Hacienda. […]

Official: Bacteria numbers in lake dropping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Alfredo Macias of the city’s water and waste department secures netting Monday at Green Acres Lake to prevent people from fishing. The lake was closed to the public Saturday because of elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria and will remain closed until the levels drop to acceptable standards. By Sharna […]

Manageable life comes from following God’s plan

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I will never forget the feeling I had when our children were little and the weather caused schools to be called off for the day. I would get up eagerly in the morning, listen to the radio, watch the television and just hope that conditions were bad enough that school […]

DA considering run for attorney general

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler says he plans to decide this week if he will be a candidate for New Mexico Attorney General. Chandler, 34, a Republican in his second term as the 9th Judicial District Attorney, said he is going over the decision with his family. “Over the past […]

God is worthy of our worship

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Going to church. Let’s be honest. It’s easy for us to think of it as more of a duty than a privilege. We forget that the God who gave his own Son out of his deep love for us richly deserves committed lives and worship. And lives without worship with […]

Founder’s principles still relevant today

Freedom Newspapers It is perhaps a bittersweet moment to be remembering the founder of the company that owns this newspaper at a time when the newspaper business in general and this company in particular are going through difficult times — times not only related to the recession, but to particular changes in technology that have […]

Press release: More than $18 million in CRP payments going to New Mexico farmers

ALBUQUERQUE – Salomon Ramirez, State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico today announced that USDA has almost completed issuing over $18 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments to eligible producers in New Mexico. More than $1.7 billion in CRP payments are being made on 31 million acres across the country. […]

House OKs bill cutting education funding

By Deborah Baker and Barry Massey SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers in recession-wracked New Mexico who are trying to wrap up a special legislative session gave final approval to several deficit reduction bills and moved closer to deciding how much to cut schools and state agencies. They’re trying to fill a $650 million hole […]

Ex-Portales resident going strong at 107

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Wichita Falls Times Record News: Claire Kowalick Effie Caffee lived on her own until she recently broke her hip sweeping, but plans on moving back to her house in Burkburnett as soon as possible. By Ann Work: Wichita Falls Times Record News WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Optimistic, check. Nonsmoker, check. Socially active, check. Effie Caffee, […]

Shorthanded Hounds host No. 13 Tarleton

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU linebackers Texavier Henry, left, and Edward Zamora team up to bring down Angelo State tight end Bradan Richey in a game at Greyhound Stadium on Oct. 3. The Hounds host 13th-ranked Tarleton State at 6 p.m. today. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University, already at […]