Our view: Forest clearing necessary to prevent fires

Forest fires rage out of control this time each year, as Arizona reminds us, because we manage our federal forests poorly. Scientists say we’ve created the “monster fire” era. It has become so common the public is almost numb to it. A fire gets out of control, luxury homes burn, and when it’s over the […]

Office visit prompts road rage

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am a proactive patient. My family tells me I am a bit of a hypochondriac, but I just think I’m being thorough. I also have five young children, any one of whom is sick at any given time, so visits to physicians’ offices have become a part-time job. From office […]

Local teams capture USSSA youth crowns

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eleven Clovis youth slow-pitch softball teams played in a USSSA national competition over the weekend. A total of 34 girls teams in five age divisions and eight boys squads — five from Clovis — in a 14-and-under division participated in the event. In addition to New Mexico, there were teams from […]