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 […]

Commission taking wait-and-see approach on jailbreak

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County residents may be talking about the Aug. 24 escape from the Clovis jail, but the issue is not dominating discussions during County Commission meetings. The issue may not even come up at today’s 9 a.m. meeting, unless a department head chooses to address it. And that’s as […]

Heritage should not be issue in political races

Freedom New Mexico It’s a common theme at the convention. If Barack Obama wins, we’ll have our first “African-American” president. It seems Democrats didn’t get the memo: Hyphenated heritage became pass

Town hall set for Hull overpass issue

CNJ staff The City of Clovis will hold a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29 closure of the Hull Street overpass and a course of action regarding repairs to the structure.

Likely changes can be overcome

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The newest issue of “Mother Earth News” landed in the mailbox the other day. The Lady of the House thumbed through its pages as we sat under our shade tree. I was just starting to doze off when she laughed a bit and tossed the magazine on my lap. “Read […]

Clovisites ignore bigger picture

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I understand the Clovis High School yearbook has pictures. Of girls. And the pictures offend some because the book acknowledges the girls are lesbians. The issue’s been discussed before, during and after 170 citizens attended a school board meeting last week, so many points have already been made: • There’s […]

Letters to the Editor: Religious beliefs at heart of issue

Letters to the Editor: Religious beliefs at heart of issue

Editor’s note: All of these letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. Injustice done to those depicted My emotions are doubtless founded in my Christian roots. But Scriptural argument is meaningless to those who do not accept the Holy Bible as the infallible […]

Yearbook issue needs civility

Some say they’re courageous defenders of diversity — a few kids leading the city of Clovis into the 21st Century against hateful bigots who don’t want change. Others say their actions were inappropriate, irresponsibly promoting an “abhorrent lifestyle” as normal when it really “goes against God’s laws.” Clovis High School yearbook staff members respond by […]

Immigration issue takes a personal dive

By Anita Doberman

Events center top County Commission issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Republican candidates spoke about their candidacies to members of the community Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library in a public forum. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Those seeking Republican nods for the Curry County Commission agreed Clovis needs beautification. They also agreed zoning isn’t the answer. They also agreed the […]

Global warming far from most pressing issue

Freedom New Mexico A nongovernmental panel of renown scientists recently concluded that not only is the slight warming of the atmosphere in recent decades insignificant, there now are signs of cooling. And even so, temperature fluctuations most likely are naturally occurring, and a resumption of warming would even be beneficial. That’s why we find great […]

Trust still an issue

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome […]

Jonquil Park homeowner seeks residential vehicle restrictions

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer One man’s vehicles are another man’s nuisance — at least according to Don Maggio, who is asking the city to pass an ordinance restricting the number, age and condition of vehicles parked in residential areas. Maggio, who lives in the Jonquil Park area of Clovis, presented his concerns Wednesday […]

Immigrants help power U.S. economy

By Freedom New Mexico Anti-immigrant tough talk has failed, once again, as it did in the 2006 election. The toughest of the tough-on-immigration candidates — Colorado’s Tom Tancredo — didn’t get to New Hampshire before his campaign fizzled. John McCain and Hillary Clinton, two of the weakest tough-on-immigration candidates, stole the show in New Hampshire, […]

Many dance around true integrity

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I went into the movie box office to purchase two gift tickets, prizes for a Halloween party, and didn’t realize until I had returned to my car that my change had left the box office $5 short, as the young lady had counted out five twice. When I went in […]

Business Digest: Call center gets magazine award

CNJ staff Clovis’ newest call center, American Medical Alert Corp., has been named among “America’s 200 Best Small Companies” in the October 2007 issue of Forbes magazine. According to the issue, AMAC ranks 129th overall and 39th in the listing for five-year earnings per share (EPS) growth. To determine the “200 Best Small Companies,” Forbes […]

Community thinkers make world go round

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Professor Castillo bore a resemblance, perhaps intentionally fostered, to those old pictures one sees of Pancho Villa. Since the complexities and nuances of the Pancho Villa story, and indeed the entire Mexican Revolution, are largely telescoped in western Pennsylvania to a few broad brushstrokes, this tended to put people in a […]

Churches take stand on immigration

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist A new coalition of more than 100 evangelical Christian organizations is finally stepping up to say what the Catholic church has being saying all along: Show compassion for our neighbors, the weak, and the alien. According to the New York Times, evangelical leaders are making increasingly visible efforts to push […]

ENMU approves odor resolution

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University Regents unanimously approved a resolution Friday addressing noxious odors from outside the campus. The vote, which drew a packed house, clears the way for the university’s administration to speak on behalf of the school at a New Mexico Environment Department public hearing on a sewer lagoon […]