Bingaman working to keep Giddings post office open

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is pressing the U.S. Postal Service to keep open the Giddings Street Post Office in Clovis.

Bingaman pushes to keep Gidding Street post office

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Add Sen. Jeff Bingaman to a growing list of officials bristling over plans to close the downtown Post Office in Clovis. Bingaman said he is pressing the postal service to keep the Gidding Street Post Office open and said he has sent a letter to the postmaster general making […]

Commissioners discuss revamping beautification group

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer City commissioners universally believe in Clovis pride, and keeping Clovis beautiful. Getting from one to the other, though, brought some disagreement Thursday. Commissioner Len Vohs is spearheading an effort to reorganize the Clovis Pride Committee as the Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee. Commissioners were considering an ordinance calling for a […]

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CCC Board of Trustees keep seats

CNJ Staff With two incumbent candidates running unopposed, Tuesday’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election drew a light turnout. District 3 representative Russell Muffley received five votes while District 5 representative Terry Martin received 10 votes, according to results from the Curry County Clerk’s office. CCC board members serve six-year terms. The board consists […]

California battles to keep film projects

By Robert Nott: The New Mexican

Water gaps comparable to economy

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Ranch people in the Southwest who happen to be in arroyo country must deal with water gaps. To keep the cattle in the correct pastures (bulls in the bull pasture after breeding season, neighbor’s bulls not visiting our cows, etc.), fences often must go across arroyos. Therein lies a problem. […]

Credit unions angry over bailout tax

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Federal credit unions, including those serving millions of military patrons, are fighting to keep off their books nearly $5 billion in charges that regulators have assessed to bail out their largest “corporate” credit union. The U.S. Central Federal Credit Union was in danger of insolvency due to losses on mortgage-backed […]

School board members keep seats

CNJ staff Duwain Hill took a five-vote victory in the only contested race in Tuesday night’s Curry County school board elections. Hill received 58 votes to 53 for James W. Miller for Texico’s Position 4 seat. County board members keeping seats include Max Best and Lola Bryant (Clovis), Bill Page and Phillip Joe Borden (Grady), […]

Trying to keep my head above water

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I’d make the Mafia more efficient. It’s probably not good to say such things when everybody’s looking to save a few pennies. But it’s true. If the Mafia decided to take me for a swim, they wouldn’t need a bag to put me in. Or rocks for the bag. Or […]

Agreement reached to keep witnesses in homicide case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local law enforcement have reached an agreement with federal authorities to keep witnesses to a November homicide in Texico involving a Honduran national in the U.S., District Attorney Matt Chandler said. In addition to the victim, seven witnesses in the deadly shooting six weeks ago were Honduran nationals working […]

Lowered gas prices keep mischief at bay

Freedom New Mexico If there is anything resembling a silver lining in the current financial crisis, it is that the worldwide price of oil has fallen to around $70 a barrel, about half what it was some three months ago. Gasoline prices, which always lag behind oil prices, have begun to drop as well. This […]

Workers strive for clean fair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gloria Eldridge has worked as part of the cleaning crew for the Curry County Fair for eight years. Her duties include picking up trash from the grounds and cleaning offices and bathrooms. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer As fairgoers stroll through the fairgrounds, look up at the lights of […]

When can we really accept God’s grace?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I keep wondering: What does it take for human beings to truly know God’s grace as something much more than theoretical? I know. Most Christians talk a lot about God’s grace. We dissect it in Bible studies. We say we believe in it. We claim to know it as […]

Lenders may be better off out of federal hands

Freedom New Mexico So what happened Sunday night, when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would get government backing to keep them from failing? It seems to have prevented a major meltdown of the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), but it’s a short-term fix that […]

Personal information: Keep it private

By Master Sgt. Pamela Vickers, AFSOC Privacy Act Manager HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — You receive a phone call requesting information about one of your coworkers. Specifically, the caller wants to know their rank, duty title and e-mail address. Do you know what information you can legally tell them? When dealing with a third party, certain […]

Keep students’ success in mind

By Sandi Fullerton: CNJ guest columnist In regard to the recent controversy and negative publicity concerning Clovis High School, please consider the following facts: 1. 2008 senior class — received $3.1 million in scholarships. 2. ROTC unit received the Distinguished Unit Award from Air Force headquarters for performing more than 3,500 hours of community service. […]

Fathers keep focus

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist Men, and military men in particular, can take a lot. They are tough, hard working and have high tolerance for pain. Take my beloved hubby. He almost died of a burst appendix because he didn’t go to the hospital right away — he preferred to take the pain than go […]

TexAnns keep Zias reeling in South play

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State punched over the game’s only runs in the bottom of the fifth and the TexAnns kept Eastern New Mexico University struggling in Lone Star Conference South Division play Friday with a 2-0 victory. Brooke Saulters (4-6) pitched a four-hit shutout for Tarleton (10-14, 2-2 South), which handed the […]

Some thoughts on New Year’s resolutions

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Last Sunday morning one of our elders asked our church folks, “How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?” The giggles telegraphed the answer, six whole days into the new year. I’m guessing that the three or so people who didn’t laugh and might have still been on […]