Don’t mistake redistribution for prosperity

Freedom New Mexico One reason we cannot get the economy on track is the mass economic ignorance that enables politicians to pass off redistribution schemes as growth. Some children, seeing a rabbit pulled from a hat, surmise that magic hats produce rabbits. Similarly, gullible adults see government programs as sources of wealth. The rabbit did […]

Food at the speed of life: It's a wrap

CMI photo: Tony Bullocks “Creative Living” where Sheryl Borden records her show on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University.

What better way to use extra egg roll wraps than in a healthy dessert? OK, that’s not a common question, but a package of egg roll wraps had more wraps than I needed for a dinner recipe. So, I experimented.

Thursday morning briefing: Free lawyers, a video game and attending to your mule

Good morning and hold on to your hat. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are expected today. And, here’s just what you’ve been waiting for this blustery day… The Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Free lawyers When’s the last time you talked to a lawyer for free? That’s the promise — free legal advice […]

Environmental ruling devalues human lives

Freedom Newspapers W hat’s more dangerous? Forest fires or lawsuits by radical environmental groups? Ponder recent Colorado fires that destroyed hundreds of homes. Visualize the couple huddled with their kids and the family dog, thankful they left the forest in time. They hope everyone else found their way to safety before fire began gobbling up […]

Rodrigues scores hat trick as Hounds blank Permian-Basin

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University freshman defender Jehmaine Brooks looks for an open teammate Thursday at Greyhound Soccer Field. ENMU beat the University of Texas-Permian Basin 4-0. Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Senior forward Emerson Rodrigues scored a hat trick Thursday and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team got […]

Rush scores hat trick in Zias’ 7-1 win

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Senior midfielder Calie Rush of Clovis scored the fourth hat trick in the history of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program — in a span of just under 19 minutes, no less — and the Zias tied their school record for goals in a match with a 7-1 […]

To be fearless cowboy way of life

Glenda Price When a cowboy gets the worst of a horseback wreck he straightens his hat, dusts off his britches and gets back on the horse. When someone asks, “Are you hurt?” he laughs, points to his body part that hit the ground first — usually his rear end — and says, “Nah … landed […]

Pioneer Days parade winners

2010 Pioneer Days Parade Winners Sweepstakes Trophy: Red Hat Floozies

First person: Santa’s coming to town

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes for 11 years. Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Pharmacy and about 40 other engagements during the Christmas […]

Drive replaces hat collection

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Courtesy photo by Nick Mondragon Weldon Carmichael looks over hundreds of caps donated by individuals and businesses after a fire destroyed his home on April 9, 2009 in Roosevelt County. The cap drive was started by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Although a fire took almost everything a […]

The Red Hat in a Grey Suit World

By Curtis K. Shelburne

Cowboy hat remains constant icon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Saena steams a cowboy hat so he can adjust the brim for a customer at Joe’s Boot Shop. Saena began cleaning and selling hats when he was 7-years-old. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer There are few items that signify the history of the Southwest or that carry the […]

Biogas plant slated for Clovis

An alternative energy company is slated to build biogas facilities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. New Jersey-based White Hat Energy will build a $36 million biogas facility in Curry County to extract methane gas from cow manure, according to a press release from the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. The Clovis facility will create about 90 […]

Barrel race fiasco real crowd-pleaser

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Curry County Fair gets under way Monday. Are you going? You get to see some pals you haven’t seen in a while. If you’re a newcomer you get to know your neighbors. Folks get ribbons for things like livestock raising and quilt making. Then there’s fair food that includes […]

It’s their business: The Hat Barn

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Business: The Hat Barn What they do: They sell men’s hats, make custom caps, and crease and reshape all types of hats. Who’s in charge: Rod Dickinson is the owner. How long in business: They opened in 1991. How many employees: One Contact information: The store is at 1600 […]

Jan. 3, 1962

The Swift & Company beef processing plant was preparing for groundbreaking ceremonies just south of Clovis. … Jerry Wheeler was captain of Clovis High’s basketball team. The playmaking guard was averaging 9.4 points and 4.4 assists per game. … Marshall’s eighth graders had the best record among area junior high basketball teams at 6-1. … […]

Investigator keeps close to cases

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Sandy Loomis came to Clovis by way of the Air Force and took a position with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office in 1993. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff The white crest of his cowboy hat takes his already imposing height to new levels. Paired with his broad physique, he projects an […]

Some things one must see to believe

By Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Before sunup each day, an east-west train rumbles through town while everyone sleeps. The engineer pulls a rhythmic whistle cord on the east side of town, and he doesn’t stop until he breaks out on the west side. By the time the last car chugs by the canning factory, everyone […]

Get your head around hat history

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist The other day I was throttled back to the New Mexico plains when I glimpsed a tan man in a cowboy hat. Granted, this guy’s hat was straw and had a surfer dude sticker on it, and he was peering out of an SUV with a pile of wetsuits in […]

Hat parade tops off state event

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Ella Turner of Hobbs models her hat for the judges at the New Mexico Association of Colored Women’s Clubs annual convention and hat parade Saturday at St. John’s Baptist Church. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As she did for those before and after Ruth Ballou hit the runway, emcee […]