Transportation commission approves red-light camera policy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Communities with red-light cameras installed on state roads have 60 days to remove them according to a policy passed Thursday by the State Transportation Commission. The commission unanimously voted to approve the policy during a meeting held at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. The commission was meeting in Clovis […]

Ticket feature: Taco Box dancing light show draws residents

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The lights decorating the Taco Box on 21st Street dance in time with music on FM station 88.5. The show runs every 30 minutes between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Freedom New Mexico Area residents don’t need to travel far to see a dancing light show or hear the […]

Ticket feature: Christmas light parade big holiday attraction

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File photo The Christmas Light Parade usually attracts between 80 to 100 entries. The parade will run down Main Street from 14th to Grand streets. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The annual Christmas Light Parade will light up downtown Saturday. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the route follows Main Street from 14th […]

MainStreet seeking light parade judges

CNJ staff The Clovis MainStreet organization is looking for judges for the annual Christmas Light Parade, according to executive director Robyne Beaubien. Beaubien said the organization is looking for three judges. The organization prefers judges not affiliated with anyone in the parade to ensure no bias. Judges need to be at the judging station on […]

Meeting covers wind energy land leases

Freedom New Mexico A meeting discussing the opportunities and pitfalls of leasing land for wind energy facilities and the benefits of joining a landowners association is set for 6 p.m until 9 p.m. Monday in the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation board room, 100 S. Ave. A. An expert will speak at 6 p.m. and […]

Ethnic committee chair presented with key to city

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On an otherwise light agenda for Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting, heavy praise was reserved for Selmus Price. The longtime chair of the Clovis Ethnic Affairs Committee was presented with the key to the city, primarily for his work over the last 19 years with the Clovis Ethnic Fair. […]

Soldier’s affiliations of importance

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The New York Times ran an editorial Nov. 7 tutoring its readers in how they ought to ignore the background of the accused killer of the soldiers in Texas. All that matters is what he did, not what groups he joined in the past, the paper claimed. So, […]

Abandoned houses top city commission agenda

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File photo One of the items before the commission is a request by the city police department to donate two 2000 Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles to the New Mexico Junior College Police Academy in Hobbs. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico On a light agenda for today’s meeting of the Clovis City Commission, the […]

Inventions born out of sheer laziness

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist One of the ranch houses we lived in when I was a kid almost had electricity. It had a Delco light plant that was rigged so when you turned on a light the plant came on and generated electricity until you turned off the light. Obviously, that taught all us […]

First person: Painting Portales’ history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dale Hamlett of Portales taught art at Eastern New Mexico University for 18 years and made a historical map of Portales during his time there. Dale Hamlett of Portales turned his childhood dreams of becoming an artist into a reality. After studying art for several years in Chicago and Albuquerque, […]

Editor’s love of western life shows in novels

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist A light went out in Clovis Wednesday morning, May 23, 1984 for William W. Southard, whom we called “Bill Southard.” He was a friend to many and a special inspiration to me, he died succumbing after a long and heroic struggle against that insidious and dreaded killer we call cancer. […]

Crop summary for the week ending March 8, 2009

NEW MEXICO: Alfalfa was 4% poor, 40% fair and 56% good. Winter wheat was 30% very poor, 36% poor, 18% fair, 12%good, and 4% excellent with 52% grazed. Lettuce was 40% good and 60% excellent. Chile was 4% planted. Onion was29% fair, 34% good and 37% excellent with 70% planted. Cattle were 3% very poor, […]

Texas reps can boost economy with light hand

Freedom New Mexico One of the greatest features of the Texas Legislature is it only convenes every other year, and for only 140 days at that. And lawmakers’ pay, set by the state Constitution, is so low no one can possibly live on it. The obvious goal was to ensure the state would not fall […]

Clovis Christmas Light Parade set for Saturday

Gabriel Monte Like previous Christmas Light Parades Clovis MainStreet Director Robyne Beubien is bracing for a cold Saturday evening. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures on Saturday to hit lows in the 30s. Despite facing a frosty evening, Beubien said she expects more than 100 entries for the parade, which starts at 6 p.m. […]

Aug. 8, 2008 Religion Digest

Beacon of Light program relocates The Beacon of Light faith-based recovery program has relocated and now occupies three locations in the 1300 block of Thornton Street, according to a press release. The locations are: • 1300 Thornton — Main Offices, classes and Chapel (former Circle K store) • 1301 Thornton — Women’s Home, Phase 1 […]

Glow sticks light way at Relay for Life

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Barbara Palanone of Portales slowly makes her way around the track during the survivor and caregiver lap during Friday’s Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico If Friday’s Clovis Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park is any indication, cancer has a tough fight […]

Positive light doesn’t shine on everything

By Anita Doberman I can usually talk myself into seeing things in a more positive light when something doesn’t go my way. I don’t always succeed, but I put the effort in most areas of my life, except for one: my parents-in-law, and particularly my mother-in-law. I can face long trips with my five little […]

Feb. 19, 2008 Meetings Watch

What: Curry County Commission Meeting When: 9 a.m. today Where: Curry County Courthouse Agenda items include: • An agreement with the state to clean up right of ways entering the county. County Commissioner Tim Ashley said complaints about the shabby state of the medians and drainage ditches on state highways coming into town have come […]

Sunbeams shine where they are called

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a child I was involved in Sunbeams at church. Sunbeams was a mission organization for children. We sang about being a sunbeam for Jesus and bringing light into the world. When my family moved from Kansas City to New Mexico, one lady was saying goodbye to my parents and […]