Celebrate centennial by exploring state

Sitting at this particular computer, I am faced with a map of the northern New Mexico Mountains; the southwestern point is Albuquerque, and the northern border is about ten miles over the Colorado state line. As the map is topographical, it provides a great opportunity for placing oneself into the experience, with an imaginary journey […]

Bingaman talks about bill to create national conservation area in northern New Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about a bill he wrote that seeks to protect and enhance cultural, ecological, recreational, and scenic resources on public lands in Northern New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman111411m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

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Pinon behind tough life lesson

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Railroad work closing Sugarbeet Road

CNJ staff Railroad work is closing a portion of Curry County Road G, also known as Sugarbeet Road. The road will be closed Friday at the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe rail crossing from 8 a.m. until at least 6 p.m., according to the Curry County Road Department.

Winter driving conditions through northern N.M.

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Difficult driving conditions are increasing throughout northern New Mexico. The state Department of Transportation has not posted any road closures but a winter storm moving through New Mexico is leaving roads icy or slushy. Motorists are being urged to use caution and reduce their speed. Difficult driving conditions are reported […]

Snow settles down

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brandon Jackson decided to put his tractor to good use Friday by helping friends and neighbors clear their driveways on Rosewood Drive. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Life started returning to normal across eastern New Mexico Friday as residents began digging out from a vicious winter storm that shut […]

Rail riding still not appealing

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were thinking of taking a train trip to visit family in northern Minnesota. Once we checked into it, it was obvious that ridin’ the rails ain’t what it used to be. We’d start at Las Vegas, N.M., on Amtrak’s “Southwest Chief” and, according […]

Injury assessment serious issue

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist One day last August, while manning the .50-caliber gun atop his a Humvee on a dirt road in northern Iraq, Army Spc. Daniel “Joey” Haun suddenly lost consciousness.

Wintry weather headed this way

From Ken De Los Santos, Clovis/Curry County emergency management director, warning of wintry weather expected for Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari areas: A LARGE STORM SYSTEM SPINNING OFF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST WILL WEAKEN AND MOVE INLAND THURSDAY WITH ITS REMNANTS CROSSING NEW MEXICO FRIDAY. ANOTHER STORM WILL ORGANIZE OFF THE WEST COAST LATE THIS WEEK […]

Tractor Supply building begun

CNJ Staff Construction is under way on a Tractor Supply Co. store at the northern end of North Prince Street, according to a Tractor Supply news release. The 19,000-square-foot store at 1282 State Road 209 will be the farm and ranch supply retailer’s first New Mexico location. “Farmers in Curry County grow a lot of […]

Trial system rewarding irresponsibility

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist The Heartland Institute (Chicago) does its bit for the gross national blood pressure by tracking the outrages of the world’s trial lawyers. The May newsletter offers the following examples: A jury in New Jersey has awarded $850,000 to a man who got drunk on New Year’s Eve and passed out […]

Burlington Northern unsure if expansion will include Clovis

Staff and Wire Reports FORT WORTH, Texas — Officials with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. said profit rose nearly 25 percent in the April-June period on record shipments and higher prices, and they will hire 2,300 new employees this year to handle anticipated growth. Burlington Northern officials have not decided where those employees will work […]

Former Raton mayor says better representation needed for northern N.M.

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A former Raton mayor and current city commissioner doesn’t think northern New Mexico is getting the representation it needs in Santa Fe. He said he’s running for the New Mexico State Senate to change that. Fred Sparks, who spent 25 years working for the Santa Fe Railroad before retiring, is […]