Local Republicans inspire hope

There is hope for America to overcome excessive indebtedness. While attending our weekly Gideon prayer session on Saturday at a Clovis restaurant, I witnessed the Curry County Republican Committee meeting at the same time. Their meeting was attended by more than 100 members and many were standing because of lack of space. Many were major [...]

Renewable energy still not cost effective

Sooner or later, the laws of economics prevail, even in heavily subsidized industries such as solar power. The latest evidence that government manipulation cannot overcome economic reality is the decision by BP PLC, the giant British energy company, to leave the solar power business. BP has developed solar energy for 40 years and for more [...]

Zias can’t overcome slow start

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU senior Til-Lois Fifer attempts to get to the basket against Central Oklahoma’s Alex Richardson during Monday’s Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner PORTALES — It took Eastern New Mexico University’s women more than five minutes to get on the board Monday night. It was [...]

Hounds unable to overcome mistakes

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University receiver Jessie Poku gets his hands on Midwestern State kick returner Trey Wolfe during the first quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Coach Mark Ribaudo knows the Eastern New Mexico University offense will make mistakes. After [...]

Freedom Communications could not overcome family, times

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service Editor’s note: Freedom Communications announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy. Freedom is the owner of Freedom New Mexico, including the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. They could have been millionaires, many times over, in 1985 when a million dollars meant something. But 25 [...]

Rambelles overcome deficit to beat Zias

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Camille Perkins scored 23 points and Angelo State rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the first half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 69-57 Saturday night in Lone Star Conference women’s basketball. The win keeps the Rambelles (12-12, 5-5 South) in the hunt for one of [...]

Likely changes can be overcome

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The newest issue of “Mother Earth News” landed in the mailbox the other day. The Lady of the House thumbed through its pages as we sat under our shade tree. I was just starting to doze off when she laughed a bit and tossed the magazine on my lap. “Read [...]

The dream lives on

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County Manager Dick Smith, left, Commission Chairperson Ed Perales, center, and Selmus Price, who serves on the Clovis Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, lead the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Walk on Monday morning. (Photo: Tova Fruchtman) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer About 100 Clovis residents, young and old, large and small, black and [...]