Rodeo queen’s job never ends

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks As part of the registration process, Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant contestants Kelly Horton of Placitas, left, and Bethany Lauren Sweat of Nogal take a test Wednesday on rodeo knowledge and current events at the Days Inn. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Maegan Ridley got a key to the […]

City commission presents exiting Cannon commander key to city

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners expressed their views that Col. Tim Leahy will leave Cannon Air Force Base, and Clovis, better than when he found it. The city commission awarded the outgoing commander of Cannon Air Force Base a key to the city Thursday. It was the final commission meeting before […]

Government key to strong economy

Here is a sad, undisputed fact: About 350,000 rather wealthy people at “the top” own as much as the entire bottom half of the remaining 300-plus million people in America, the land of the free. In a nutshell, what has happened is we have pursued a living within a system that blatantly milks the productivity […]

Committee reconsiders session webcasts

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A key Senate committee has decided to take a step toward webcasting from the chamber, in an about-face from a previous decision. The group on Thursday agreed that three cameras that had been taken down from the chamber should be reinstalled with the aim of webcasting — audio and […]

Several issues iffy in Santa Fe

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican As if the state’s budget crunch wasn’t enough, lawmakers in the session starting Tuesday will tackle issues from the death penalty to gay marriage. Here’s a look at some key issues and their chances of surviving the next 60 days. Ethics reform It’s a hot topic — […]

Police questioning delayed by mix-up

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Veronica Galvan surrendered to police Dec. 25. A mix-up between police and the Curry County Adult Detention Center delayed the questioning of a woman Clovis police say is a key witness in the Dec. 20 killing of Elizabeth McAdams. Capt. Patrick Whitney said Veronica Galvan turned herself in to an officer at the police department […]

Winter driving key: Slow down

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MCT Photo New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said accident numbers increase significantly during the winter months when inclement weather hits. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require […]

Voting benefit granted to us by veterans

Freedom New Mexico Early November brings two of the key

Key county issues on ballot

Key issues in the races for three Curry County Commission seats: • Curry County Adult Detention Center: Eight inmates at the detention center escaped Aug. 24. Two are still at large — Edward Salas and Louis Chavez. The county is currently in the process of hiring a new detention center administrator since the Aug. 16 […]

Report: Escaped inmates had key

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo There is no indication the eight inmates who escaped last month from the Curry County Adult Detention Center received inside help from jail staff, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Inmates who escaped from the Curry County jail last month may have gained freedom with […]

Pearce visits Clovis, addresses key issues

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Courtesty photo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is running for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the upcoming retirement of Pete Domenici. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., is in his third term representing New Mexico’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives. It is also his final term, as he is running for the […]

Planning key in dealing with disaster

By Ken De Los Santos: CNJ Guest Columnist While the tornado of 2007 remains fresh on our minds, I would like to ask, “Are you prepared for another?” With severe weather, you can never let your guard down. The main purpose of this article is to educate on preparation for any type of disaster.There are […]

Three Smithsonian exhibits scheduled

ENMU Hosting Smithsonian Exhibit “Local Flavor Day” on March 9 PORTALES–The Smithsonian Exhibit, Key Ingredients: America by Food, will host “Local Flavor Day” from 1:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 in Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building Ballroom.   The day will consist of several presentations about local ingredients with food samples.  Some of the […]

Smithsonian exhibit opens at ENMU

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Chocolate grenades and aprons from various decades dating back to the 1940s were just a few of the things visitors experienced at the opening ceremonies of “Key Ingredients, America By Food,” Saturday. The traveling Smithsonian Institute exhibit, currently calling Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library home, celebrates food and […]

It’s Their Business: Jack’s Key Shop

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Name: Jack’s Key Shop Location: 3916 N. Prince What they do: They make duplicate keys and change lock combinations. They also carry and install commercial burglar alarms and monitor them 24/7. The store also carries padlocks. How long in business: 30 years. Who’s in charge: Roy and Lavelya Doris Employees: Two Hours: Monday through Friday, […]

Military action not always best terror defense

By Freedom Newspapers Any discussion of a threat estimate from the vaunted U.S. intelligence community must begin with an acknowledgment that U.S. intelligence often, perhaps more often than not, has gotten things wrong. Even before the failure to “connect the dots” prior to 9/11 and the “slam dunk” on Saddam’s supposed WMDs, U.S. intelligence missed […]

It’s their business: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: A-Key Storage and Clovis File Management Locations: 2121 E. Llano Estacado Boulevard and 2220 N. Ross St. What they do: A-Key Storage is climate-controlled self-storage. Its Clovis File Management division provides business record storage and management. Who’s in charge: Bill Mitchell and Ric Justus are owners. Spencer Odom […]

Internet age brings new problems

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I have to admit my 80-year-old dad, who is a retired engineer, is more computer savvy than I am. He, of course, remembers the days when computers were machines that took up an entire room, and had to be “talked to” in special languages. It was my dad, in fact, […]

Student profile: Ouellette

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sarah Ouellette is a Clovis Christian School senior. She is the daughter of Roy and Christy Ouellette. Extra-curricular activities: Drama and art Hobbies: I love NASCAR, old musicals, movies, tap dance, MySpace, playing card games, cooking, reading the Bible, shopping and making people laugh. Future plans: Get married and […]

Flying tattered flag no sign of freedom

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were driving around Clovis last Saturday, checking out yard sales, when something caught my eye. I won’t say where … it could be a house, it could be a business … but I saw the flag of the United States of America, literally […]