Our view: Forest clearing necessary to prevent fires

Forest fires rage out of control this time each year, as Arizona reminds us, because we manage our federal forests poorly. Scientists say we’ve created the “monster fire” era. It has become so common the public is almost numb to it. A fire gets out of control, luxury homes burn, and when it’s over the […]

Zias manage one hit, blanked twice

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — It was a long day Friday for the Eastern New Mexico University softball team … or a short day, depending on how you want to look at it. Freshman left fielder Tessa Fioritti opened ENMU’s first game in the Midwestern State Invitational with a single, but it was all […]

Hounds manage split in UTPB event

CNJ staff ODESSA, Texas — Junior third baseman Jose Campos capped a four-run, eighth-inning rally with a two-out, two-run single and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team held on for an 8-6 win over Colorado School of Mines on Friday, earning a first-day split in the season-opening Texas-Permian Basin tournament. ENMU (1-1) lost to New […]

Idaho firm awarded Tres Amigas engineering contract

CNJ staff POWER Engineers, of Hailey, Idaho, has been awarded an engineering contract for Tres Amigas, a planned Curry County energy hub. POWER will provide support for the project, design services and manage the engineering activities for the Tres Amigas Superstation, according to a press release. According to the release, “Tres Amigas, LLC selected POWER […]

Meetings watch: Global spectrum to manage events center until September

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Global Spectrum will manage the Special Events Center through September. Curry County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract with the company. Global Spectrum representative Dean Dennis spent more than an hour going through the contract, highlighting areas that had changed. The commission will get first priority on […]

County Commission hires Global Spectrum to manage Special Events Center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry Commissioners accepted a six-month contract Tuesday with Global Spectrum to manage the Special Events Center. The contract specifies Global will oversee promotion, function and booking for the center. Dean Dennis of Global said the firm also brings a sister company, Ovations, to

County commissioners talk fairgrounds management

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday discussed a potential contract with Global Spectrum to manage the county fairgrounds and events center. Commissioners heard the Philadelphia-based facility management company’s proposal during its last commission meeting. In what became his last meeting as county manger, Dick Smith said the company would be […]

Lady Buff energized

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Melrose junior post Toni Burdine, above, said she looks to her sister as not only a role model, but also as a driving force to succeed. She has helped Melrose to an 11-8 record this season. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Melrose junior post Toni Burdine spends most of her time organizing her many after-school […]

Dignity in death can soothe survivors

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated Columnist My friend David L. Norton, whose 1976 book “Personal Destinies, A Philosophy of Ethical Individualism” should have been more famous than any that John Rawls and other celebrities in the discipline of philosophy had written, wrote beautifully and wisely about aging. He gave credit for the germ of his idea […]

Feds should trust Native Americans with own affairs

Freedom Newspapers A lot of people in Washington like to hold up Native Americans as paragons of environmental virtue, and to talk up a storm about helping tribes finally step out from under Uncle Sam’s long shadow and stand on their own. But when tribes actually reach out for some of that autonomy, this talk […]