Fuel economy legislation costly for consumer

Freedom Communications The late economist Milton Friedman used to say the insights offered by the discipline of economics can be summed up in a simple phrase: There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. The eternal desire of politicians is to disprove this simple maxim by trying to offer free lunches through the coercive […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

Courtesy photo Bob Elliott, a former Air Force aircraft maintenance technician, graduated with his doctorate May 8 at Texas Tech University. Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who […]

Truck hits I HOP

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis police responded to I HOP Restaurant around 3 p.m. after a woman drove her vehicle into the restaurant’s building. Clovis Police officer Roland Kroeger retrieves insurance and general information from Jesus Hita after his wife drove their vehicle into the I HOP Restaurant late Friday afternoon. There were no […]

April 19, 2009 Wedding

Thompson Joy Widener of Portales and Michael Thompson of Clovis were joined in marriage at 2 p.m. April, 11, 2009. The Rev. Kelly Fulfer performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol Widener of Alamogordo. She is the granddaughter of Ila Fay and the late Glenn Widener of Portales; B-Etta […]

April 17 -April 23 What's Happening

Today Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Open to the public. Spring dance — Youth Center. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for ages 9-12. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for ages 13-18.

March 20 -26 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to midnight, The Landing. Open to the public.Cannon Spouses Walking Club — 9:30 a.m., Base Gym. Group meets every Wednesday and Friday.Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The End Zone. Teen Aviation Summer Camp — Applications due today. Will be held May 30 -June 4, Colorado Springs, […]

Day of Caring Committee – 2009 project

A Day of Caring is being planned for Clovis sometime late this spring or early summer.

March 13 -March 19 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to midnight, The Landing. Open to the public.Cannon Spouses Walking Club —

Stimulus Support Edges Higher, Now 59%

PRINCETON, NJ — Public support for an $800 billion economic stimulus package has increased to 59% in a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Tuesday night, up from 52% in Gallup polling a week ago, as well as in late January.

Jan. 30 -Feb. 5 What's Happening

Friday Latino Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Featuring DJ Damage and DJ Jamz. Saturday Cosmic bowling — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes.

Late Mustangs run tops Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman forward Cierra Thompson’s layup with 12:01 left broke the game’s final tie and kicked off a 12-0 run that lifted Midwestern State to a 66-58 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The Mustangs (7-11, 2-2 South) put four players […]

Jan. 16 -Jan. 22 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Creative Writing Contest — 5 p.m., Community Center. Winners will receive prizes. Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m., The End Zone.

VA health enrollment will increase

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist An estimated 258,000 middle-income veterans with no service-connected health conditions will be allowed by late June to enroll in the VA health care system.

Baskett’s Eagles advance to NFC title game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Donovan McNabb and his Philadelphia Eagles get another week to keep chasing that elusive Super Bowl crown. Eli Manning and the New York Giants get a whole offseason to wonder what went wrong. McNabb made all the big plays that Manning did not, and the Eagles eliminated the Super Bowl […]

East Central stuns Hounds late

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Tyler Thetford converted a 3-point play with 18 seconds left on Sunday, boosting East Central to a 60-58 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Tigers (2-4), held to a season scoring low after coming into the weekend averaging just over 95 points […]

Resolve to better ourselves is free

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist When I came to America I was 17. Once I turned 18 I ran away from my family. My father was a brute, and in America I didn’t have to accept him as my lord and master past age 18. Of course, I had nothing at all to […]

Late author meshed different worlds

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The recent loss of author Tony

Nov. 7-13 What's Happening

Friday Hip Hop Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The End Zone. First Friday family event — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing. Event includes family activities and buffet dinner. Information: 784-2853. First Friday Tournament — Cannon Lanes. Nine pin no-tap tournament. Nine pins down on first ball counts as a strike. […]

Bonds passing throughout state

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Local college and university leaders are pleased with the unofficial results of votes for bonds C and D. Roosevelt and Curry County voters clearly favored the bonds, which will provide Clovis Community College with $4 million toward construction of the Allied Health Center and Eastern New Mexico University with […]

Zias late comeback falls short

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited just a little too long to get going on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored on a header with just over 1 1/2 minutes left, but Midwestern State goalkeeper Heather Primavera made a sliding, one-on-one stop of a […]