Editorial: Lead poisoning not only issue in ATV ban

The federal government has an important message for you: Eating your all-terrain vehicle may be hazardous to your health. Perhaps you already knew this. It doesn’t matter — poorly written federal legislation has taken control of the situation, inadvertently banning the sales of youth ATVs and ATV parts. The cause of this ban, which seriously […]

Residents trek for trash

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Andrew Pata, 9, left and his sister Rachel, 12, right, were among 286 Curry County residents who volunteered for Trek for Trash clean up event. Volunteers collected about 900 bags of trash, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. Gabriel Monte Jacob Fuller and friend Cade Irwin said three bags of trash was enough […]

Project vital to eastern New Mexico

  By David Lansford: Guest columnist The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, also known as the Ute Water Pipeline Project, is the most important issue facing the communities of Curry and Roosevelt counties.  The need for this project is undeniable.  The alternatives to this project present a grim and depressing picture.  This project must […]

Junior rodeo highlight for youngsters

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis farrier Dusty Leatherwood fits a horseshoe to the hoof of El Paso on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Leatherwood was shoeing the horse in preparation for this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

Helms holds place in U.S. political history

Freedom New Mexico Some politicians are controversial without being important. The history books and newspaper pages are littered with the names of also-rans who managed to snag a few headlines by virtue of scandal rather than substance. You can’t say the same about Jesse Helms. Love him or hate him — and quite a few […]

Ratios important management tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist

Say ‘Thanks’ when you can

“In life, it is important to say ‘Thank you.’ Because we all required help to get where we are today.”

Lawsuits would force gunmakers to do impossible

Freedom New Mexico Second Amendment supporters got a couple of pieces of good news last month. One, perhaps the most important in a while, was that a federal appeals court didn’t buy New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s argument that firearms manufacturers should be held responsible for firearm violence in his city. The other bit […]

Celebrating libraries

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Heather Christensen, from top, Tawna Luscombe, Natalie Salaz are three of the staff of the Portales Public Library. The library’s director Denise Burnett said the Internet will give you information, but books give you knowledge. The Clovis and Portales libraries and librarians celebrated National Library Week with story times and decorations. But what is behind […]

Harden says he will run for re-election

CNJ staff State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election.