TRICARE Prime: Move or lose it

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Retired Navy Corpsman Lloyd Tilch Sr., his wife Debbie and their chronically-ill son Cody pulled up roots last month in Blythe, Calif. They moved into a rented house 110 miles away, near to the Marine Corps base hospital at Twentynine Palms, Calif. The Tilch family had to move — and […]

Security concerns prompt changes to courthouse access

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to close the front doors of the courthouse and channel traffic through the south entrance for security reasons. The move was made in the interest of improving security by screening courthouse visitors before they gain access to the upper floors where the courts […]

Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move

Freedom New Mexico Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s apparent exit from politics is as inscrutable as her meteoric rise to national prominence. On Friday, she held an unexpected press conference, where she announced she would not run for re-election and dropped the blockbuster news that she was also resigning from office in the middle of her […]

Division III athletic director seeks to make move up to ENMU

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Dick Kaiser, currently the athletic director at Division III Defiance College in Ohio, is one of four finalists for the same position at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — Dick Kaiser was asked how he’d be able to make the transition from Division III Defiance College to Division II […]

AAA New Mexico: Gasoline Prices Move Up

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Striking back

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Animal neglect comes in many forms, including neglecting to address health risks or medical conditions, Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Erica Romero said as she views a case file photo of the stomach and chest of dog that was covered in ticks. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer They approach her […]

Editorial: Americans moving south risk safety

A growing number of Americans appear to be facing a tough choice: live in fear of violence, or live in fear of going poor. Increasing numbers of U.S. citizens are choosing to move to Mexico when they retire. According to the Mexican Association of Retirement Communities, about 1.2 million American and Canadian retirees already live […]

Best U.S. stance on Pakistan politics: Silence

Freedom New Mexico The Pakistani government has said it will allow the imposition of Sharia or Islamic law in the picturesque Swat Valley, a lush mountainous region that has long been a prized tourist destination but recently has been home to violent insurrectionary activity. Whether it is a shrewd move with the potential to divide […]

Domestic violence bills move forward

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Domestic violence wasn’t one of the big topics mentioned much at the start of this legislative session, but bills to crack down on offenders are already making progress. The House on Tuesday approved a measure that would prohibit anyone convicted of domestic violence offenses from becoming a police officer […]

Xcel proposes rate increase

CNJ staff Xcel Energy wants to raise electric rates 5.1 percent in New Mexico, a move the utility says would increase the average customer’s bill about $9 a month. Xcel filed its rate request Thursday with the state Public Regulation Commission, according to company spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said if approved, the increase would raise […]

Zias roll, move two games over .500

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University sophomore guard Cat Clay drives to the basket in the first half of Wednesday night’s game against New Mexico Highlands. The Zias won 79-64, winning their second straight game. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — It won’t be a long break, but sophomore forward […]

Nov. 30, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Nov. 18 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street for a report of threats. A woman said she was at the school to pick up her son and was waiting in a line […]

Steering committee looking into new wellness center work

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Wellness Center steering committee is looking into bids for the aerobics and entrance portions of the center, which is planned in the spot formerly occupied by the now-demolished Play, Inc. building. The move is an attempt to dissuade the state from taking back previously awarded capital outlay, […]

First person: Crossing with care

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Leonard Gilbert Freitas is the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School. Leonard Gilbert Freitas, 76, is known by his friends, colleagues and family as Gil. But as the crossing guard for Zia Elementary School, he is known as Mr. Leonard. In sickness and in health: I used to do heavy […]

Cowboys like to ride

Glenda Price Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. It begins when we’re little, with tricycles, and really never ends. The milk cow was one of my favorite rides when I was young. […]

AFSOC confirms move

CNJ staff The Air Force Special Operations Command confirmed Thursday the 3rd Special Operations Squadron will move to Cannon Air Force Base from its current home at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. The squadron flies MQ-1 Predators, which are unmanned aerial vehicles. The move will bring an additional 84 officers and 155 […]

Air Force authorizes AFSOC move

Skunks on the move

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Courtesy photo Skunk traps, such as this one, owned by Bill Bolinger, are available from Clovis Animal Control for residents’ use. The enclosed trap helps to prevent a skunk from spraying the trapper. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Some unwanted residents aren’t just invading neighborhoods in Clovis’ upper east side. They’re invading noses, too.

What’s to love about Clovis:

Participants in Project: Reader Reaction were asked what they love about Clovis. Here’s what some had to say: • Gina Hochhalter: “The locals are oftentimes (and by default, surprisingly) more inspiring and open to diversity than people who move here. We should be happier because these are great qualities, and we should definitely not fear […]

Retiring Domenici calls for truce in partisan politics

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici made a final appearance before the Legislature on Monday and called for an end to extremist partisan politics. “We are in danger of losing our ability to move forward as a nation because of destructive personality-driven partisan politics,” Domenici said in […]