Resolving to be more loving

Somewhere in the confusion of passing into 2012, I forgot to make New Year’s resolutions. I suppose these can still be tendered, since we are less than a fortnight into the new year. Perhaps the most appropriate resolutions would center around the broad, yet vital theme of learning to be a more loving person. Love […]

Voters approve $16 million school bond issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School teacher Keith Ingram congratulates Superintendent Terry Myers after the school bond passed Tuesday in the Curry County Clerk’s office. Liliana Castillo Sixty-three percent of voters approved Clovis Municipal Schools’ $16 million bond proposal Tuesday — 1,561 votes for and 926 against. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible […]

Better late than never: Hounds beat Southern Nazarene in marathon

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University running back Troy Harris runs upfield as Southern Nazarene defensive end Dante Campbell tries to give chase in the first quarter of Saturday’s season opener at Greyhound Stadium. CNJ staff Sophomore Wes Wood of Muleshoe just missed a school record with seven passing touchdowns, as Eastern […]

Pet licensing ordinance vote split

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Animal Task Force Chairwoman Linda Cross told city commissioners Thursday that a pet licensing ordinance will help the city get grant money to pay for enforcement. The ordinance was passed on a 5-3 vote. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite objections from three commissioners who called it redundant and […]

Reconciliation betrays intent of founders

Freedom New Mexico As the full-court-press by his administration to pass a health insurance bill that polls show most Americans oppose or have serious reservations about, we will have more to say about the curious faux-populist tactics President Barack Obama is using as he becomes increasingly desperate. For now let us just remark that it […]

Bonds passing throughout state

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Local college and university leaders are pleased with the unofficial results of votes for bonds C and D. Roosevelt and Curry County voters clearly favored the bonds, which will provide Clovis Community College with $4 million toward construction of the Allied Health Center and Eastern New Mexico University with […]

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

Glenda Price One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people […]

Warm weather, art coincide

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Spring has definitely entered the High Plains, not based on the passing of an arbitrary calendar date, but on the presence of warmer nights, windy days with an underlying warmth, and the increase of activity. It is probably too early to put away one’s jacket and sweater, but I feel […]

Jan. 11, 2008 Passing through

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Valerie Nye By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Valerie Nye Hometown: San Manuel, Ariz. Traveling to: Headed back to Arizona after visiting her husband, whose job has him temporarily living in Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “The people in the library are real friendly. It is very windy and cold here.” Passing through is compiled […]

Jan. 4, 2008 Passing Through

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Jenny McKenzie By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Jenny McKenzie Hometown: Durango, Colo. Headed to: Central Texas, to visit family. Thoughts on Clovis: “It seems pretty flat. It’s probably not a place I would move to. I live in the mountains and that is what I’m attracted to.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ […]

Dec. 28, 2007 Passing through

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By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Nancy Boucher, pictured with husband, Len and dog, Smokie Joe Hometown: Cartersville, Ga. Traveling to: Cochiti Park, to do volunteer work for the Corps of Engineers Thoughts on Clovis: “Just came into Clovis and noticed on our GPS that the elevation was almost as high as North Carolina, […]

12-21 Passing through

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CNJ photo: Dianna Hernandez Name: Edna, pictured with her husband, Cliff Beale Hometown: Coarsegold, Calif. Traveling to: Lubbock to visit family for the holidays. Thoughts on Clovis: “I like the people very much. They are friendly and helpful.” Passing Through is compiled by CNJ Administrative Assistant Dianna Hernandez. She can reached at dianna_hernandez@link.freedom.com

Final federal budget better late than never

Editorial If your family or business operated this way it would soon be shunned by creditors and suppliers. But the U.S. government operated without a budget for this fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, until now, thanks to petty and sometimes incompetent maneuvering. But this institution that can’t keep its own house in order has […]

Dec. 14, 2007 Passing Through

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Sharon Hensley By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Sharon Hensley Hometown: Grand Junction, Colo. Traveling to: Austin, Texas, to visit her daughters for Christmas Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s pretty spread out. It looks a bit desolate. I’m sure it’s a nice town.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez. Contact her […]

Nov. 30, 2007 Passing Through

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Dennis Marsh By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Who: Dennis Marsh Hometown: Hollis, Okla. Traveling to: Heading home after visiting a dairy near Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a beautiful town, nice little town. A little congested, but good.”

11-9-07 Passing through

Who: Stacy Fitzpatrick Traveling to: Visiting Clovis for the day for job-related purposes, and will return to her home in Albuquerque Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s cute; just came from Hobbs — not so cute. I took my dogs to Hillcrest Park for a run and thought it was a nice and clean park.” Passing Through […]

Business Feature: Hotel stays often brief

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer With two hotels open for business over the last few months and another to be built by the end of the year, Clovis is adding to its collection of about a dozen hotels. Bill Giese of Giese Realty Investments is working with Holiday Inn to find a location for […]

Graffiti artists should find their own canvases

Grant McGee Local Columnist There’s a water tank on the outskirts of Clovis with a name spray painted in black across it. I always wondered whose name that was. Just the other day someone mentioned him in passing. Now I know he’s a Latin rap star from Houston. I guess one of his fans, in […]

Driver goes off road, new life begins

Grant McGee I ain’t drivin’ an 18-wheeler no more. The folks over at the Motor Vehicle Division office “encouraged” me to surrender my Commercial Driver’s License (known as a CDL) when I was taking care of some business there the other day. They told me if I wanted to keep it I’d need this and […]

Charges could interrupt Israel, American relations

Freedom Newspapers This could turn out to be nothing much, or it could be a major scandal that ends up affecting U.S. relations with Israel. The emerging Larry Franklin-AIPAC story bears watching because it could signify an organized effort to affect U.S. policy in the Middle East — perfectly legitimate — that veered over the […]