Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. May 13 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Gidding for a theft report. The business owner said sometime during the previous night someone had stolen approximately 80 letters from a sign outside the store. […]
While the mainstream press is focusing our attention on waterboarding and enhanced interrogation, be aware that cap and trade legislation may come up for a vote shortly.
There will always be need for news I was amused when I read the full-page statement in the May 22 CNJ by the Newspaper Association of America on the “reality” about newspapers. I fully agree that newspapers are great, but here in Clovis the Amarillo, Lubbock and Albuquerque papers have ceased delivery. The “reality” of […]
Ready to bid Glenda Bly goodbye I’m always a little perplexed that frequent letter writer Glenda Bly, who lives in Farwell, Texas, is so determined to criticize our New Mexico city and state governments. Perhaps when Texas secedes from the Union, she will really be able to live in her beloved Republic of Texas. Of […]
Main Street businesses needed I was glad to see the plans for the Hotel Clovis. (“Hotel proposal raises hopes,” Sunday’s CNJ). Perhaps if it contains apartment dwellers it will attract some necessary businesses to “Historic Main Street” that residents can patronize. One of the problems with “Historic Main Street” projects is
Freedom New Mexico Defending U.S. journalist hypocrisy Your April 17 editorial regarding the unjust detention of reporter Roxana Saberi in Iran certainly stirred strong feelings. “Snatching U.S. citizens from the streets and filing bogus charges against them” is infuriating.Then I realized that my country has been engaged in similar behavior for the past eight years […]
Increasing need for firearms On Jan. 30, two males kicked in the door of our home and were approximately 4 1/2 feet from my daughter. (“Clovis woman fires on intruders,” Feb. 6 CNJ) I am extremely grateful the police arrived within three to four minutes. Unfortunately crime is escalating and we cannot expect them to […]
Money wasted on big businesses Our government wants to spend $825 billion in taxpayers’ money to “jump start” our lagging economy. I could fill three pages of this paper with stuff I have learned recently about this “bailout, jump start, job creating” plan our Congress and President Obama are trying to force down our collective […]
Money already wasted on schools Regarding “Legislators brace for budget cutbacks” on www.cnjonline.com: Dennis Roch is nuts or blind. Half of our states’ annual budget already goes to “education” and what good has it done? Kids are being allowed to graduate when they don’t know how to read, can’t do basic math problems, have no […]
Library policies diificult for patron My family and I thoroughly enjoy using library facilities wherever we go. We’ve found the Clovis-Carver Public Library to have a great collection and outstanding children’s programs, which we’ve used on numerous occasions. However, I am disappointed that the Clovis-Carver library refuses to provide service unless a library card is […]
Children’s lives supercede traffic I agree with those who say the four-way stop sign needs to be at Plains and Main. The city needs to do away with the 90-day trial period immediately, before a child is injured or killed at this intersection. The four-way stop needs to be put back at Plains and Main […]
Dear Santa, I have been good. I have all A’s in school. I would like a sanke. Also a flowbord. I would like a kife. Please
Activists misrepresented Clovis Regarding Daphna Nachminovitch’s letter published Dec. 14: It is time for the truth about euthanasia by injection (EBI).
Animals deserve humane ending It’s hard to believe the Clovis City Commission voted to keep poisoning animals in a gas chamber instead of switching to peaceful euthanasia by injection at the Clovis Animal Shelter — especially since the switch may be required by law in 2009 and Gov. Bill Richardson offered the city $100,000 to […]
Tumbleweed situation needs remedy As I write, the forecasted wind from the north has hit, bringing in today’s accumulation of weeds.
‘Girls Gone Wild’ article disgraceful I just read the article on the “Girls Gone Wild” in Portales (Wednesday’s CNJ). I am appalled. I am new to the area and was told this is part of the Bible Belt, but how can this be if young adults are exposing themselves for TV? Do they not have […]
Opposing views don’t define racism It’s sad when you are called a racist because you didn’t support Barack Obama. It’s even worse when children are called racist by schoolmates because they have opposing views. We can teach our children what to say when they are called a racist. A proper response is, “No, I’m pro-life […]
Memorial fitting tribute to local vets Last Sunday, the “Blue Star Memorial” was unveiled. It is a wonderful symbol for those of us who are spouses, parents or anyone who loves a military member in a war zone or in harm’s way in any foreign country. I would like to thank Bess Kline and those […]
Feds after our hard-earned funds The Democratically controlled House of Representatives in Washington is attempting to nationalize our privately held retirement accounts. Hearings are being held on taking over our 401k plans. This is a terrible idea. The Politicians see a huge pool of assets
With Obama, adults no longer in charge Now that Election Day is over, I have a few thoughts to share. The outcome wasn’t what I hoped for, but the people have spoken, and now we all have to live with their choice. McCain was a lousy candidate, but at least he was a man of […]