Grant McGee: Prairie dogs get no love

The Lady of the House and I were driving by a prairie dog town some time ago. It was your typical, standard-issue, prairie dog town in a vacant lot in the city limits. Prairie dogs were running about, some were foraging by the side of the road, others were standing guard. But this dog town […]

City Limits closes bar

CNJ staff Effective Tuesday, Clovis City Limits is shutting down its bar. The package store will remain open, said Sandra Starritt, a manager at the package store. Starritt said, “maybe later on down the road,” the bar could open again. She deferred questions about the bar closure to owner Robert Green. Attempts to contact Green […]

DWI patrols planned

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Police Department will conduct DWI saturation patrols Saturday, and a DWI checkpoint on Friday, according to a release from the department. The saturation patrols will take place 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday, while the checkpoint will follow 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday. Both measures will take […]

TSP contribution limits set for 2011

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board members announced the 2011 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions will remain $16,500, and TSP catch-up plan contribution limits will remain at $5,500. TSP is a long-term retirement savings plan that gives investors an opportunity to lower […]

Letter to the editor: Term limits long overdue in U.S.

As I write this, FOX News is conducting a chat concerning term limits for our leaders in Washington. One might expect such a discussion following an election. I think term limits is a long overdue process in our American political system. I’ve always wondered how Congress was able to slip in a law limiting the […]

Substance off limits to Cannon military

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Three Clovis businesses known to be selling the substance known as “spice” have now been ordered off limits to all military service members assigned temporarily or permanently to Cannon Air Force Base by the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. In a July 9 memorandum to all Cannon personnel, Col. Stephen […]

DISCLOSE Act limits freedom of speech

Americans rightly are jealous of their right to freedom of speech; it is a prerequisite of freedom and a bulwark against government tyranny in so many ways. That’s why the First Amendment begins, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” Most important, the founders had political speech in mind when those […]

Measure bumps up county term limits

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican The Senate on Saturday passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow county officials in the state — commissioners, sheriffs, clerks, treasurers and assessors — to run for three consecutive four-year terms instead of the two terms under current law. The resolution passed with a 27-14 vote. […]

Return of enlisted high year of tenure limits announced by officials

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force manpower and personnel officials here announced Jan. 27 a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels. “We’ve considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time […]

China’s limits on Web will affect trade

Freedom New Mexico The Internet search-engine company Google made quite a splash last week with its decision to stop cooperating with the Chinese government’s campaign of Internet censorship and its suggestion that it might end its operations in China. While some have questioned whether Google’s motivations are entirely noble, the move is welcome, not least […]

Memorial to be built for little known black community

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Courtesy photo Members of Geni Flores’ “Teaching Multicultural History of the Southwest” class at ENMU visited the Blackdom site and historic marker last spring. By Helena Rodriguez: FNM Correspondent A small black community between Roswell and Artesia was an epicenter of social life during its heyday in the early 1900s. Before succumbing to ghost town […]

Some towns in Mexico still off limits

27 SOW Public Affairs Office Some towns in Mexico remain off limits to service members and other Cannon personnel are strongly encouraged to refrain from visiting these locations as well. A memorandum signed Dec. 22 by Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, stated that the towns of Cuidad Acuna, Juarez, Piedras Negras, Nuevo […]

USDA enhances integrity and defensibility of farm programs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2009 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service to reduce fraud in farm programs and streamlining payment limits for family farmers. The actions are intended to strengthen the integrity and defensibility of USDA farm safety net programs and help the agricultural industry to […]

2010 Thrift Savings Plan contributions remain at 2009 limits

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board here announced Dec. 11 the 2010 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions will remain at $16,500, unchanged from 2009. Contributions for the TSP catch-up plan also remains at the $5,500 limit set in 2009. “TSP is […]

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, despite the […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Ending trash services disappointing Imagine my disappointment upon reading the city is going to terminate dumpster service to 70 residents living within one mile of Clovis city limits.

Certain topics off limits for discussion

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections My husband and I disagree on what I should or shouldn’t say in my column or in other areas of my life for that matter. To clarify, I am talking about my life not his life, but because we are married my actions affect him. To frame this conflict correctly, […]

Certain topics off limits

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist M y husband and I disagree on what I should or shouldn’t say in my column or in other areas of my life for that matter. To clarify, I am talking about my life not his life, but because we are married my actions affect him. To frame this conflict […]

Decision coming soon on ethanol plant permit

CNJ staff The state’s Environmental Improvement Board is scheduled to deliberate Monday the fate of an air quality permit for the Clovis Ethanol Plant. The New Mexico Environment Department approved the permit in May. Several community groups filed an appeal against the permit. They said the food company did not clearly state the location of […]

Commission OKs plans for two subdivisions

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved plans Thursday for two subdivisions containing 170 houses just north of the city limits. The two housing subdivisions are in the city’s northern extra-territorial zone and have to comply with the city’s subdivision standards, according to Building Safety Director Pete Wilt. According to city plans, […]