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By David Arkin And they’re off. Gov. Bill Richardson helped kick off the 30-day legislative session with his State of the State address Tuesday in Santa Fe. The governor touched on a variety of issues during his speech, including DWI legislation, an early childhood education program and cuts to taxes on food and medical services. […]

Truck was tracked by telephone

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Delbert Sours holds the cell phone that was in the truck as the truck, along with Christmas presents, was stolen while he tried to help an injured motorist near his home. Authorities used his cell phone to track his truck. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Delbert Sours has his pickup truck […]

There will be Christmas closings in Clovis

CNJ STAFF REPORT All city and county offices will be open until 5 p.m. today for Christmas Eve, officials said. However, most city and county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Christmas holiday, they added. City sanitation trucks will not make pick ups Thursday, Christmas Day; however, the trucks will make commercial […]

Season reminds us of what we do have

Mona Charen This is a season for counting one’s blessings. Here is my partial list: > The world is rid of one of the most vile, depraved dictators in human history. His regime no longer tortures and rapes people by the thousands, nor encourages acts of murder in other nations by financing bombers, nor trains […]

Care is only a phone call away

By Eric Butler Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of United Way agency profiles scheduled for publication each Sunday, Wednesday and Friday through Nov. 21. Every weekday morning, “I Still Care” program coordinator Mary Odegaard gets on the phone to call 40-to-50 people. It’s a task she begins at 7:00 a.m. and […]

Private solutions more effective than do not call list

Freedom Newspapers The lead sentence from a news story on Friday should have turned a few heads: “Congress moved at lightning speed Thursday to keep telemarketers at bay.” Lightning speed? Congress may be a lot of things, but lightning fast it is not. Yet when it comes to “protecting” residents from intrusions of telemarketers peddling […]

Offices close for Labor Day holiday

CNJ Staff All city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Friday and Saturday for the Independence Day holiday. Specifically, the following city offices will be closed Monday: Clovis City Hall, Public Works, the Clovis Area Transit System, the Friendship Center, Baxter-Curren Senior Center and Clovis-Carver Public Library. However, Baxter-Curren Senior Center will hold […]

Burma Shave signs are thing of the past

By Bob Huber When I was in my mid-youth crisis, Burma Shave signs on America’s roads were as common and comfortable as old shoes. Whenever a new one cropped up, we repeated its rhyming couplets over and over from bar stools to pulpits.  For you younguns, Burma Shave signs were little poems obligingly spaced line […]