Press release: Udall talks Bataan recognition, Iraq withdrawal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) talked with radio reporters today about the Senate’s passage of legislation he introduced to help improve border security by cracking down on smugglers who use ultralight aircraft to bring drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. Udall also previewed a bill he plans to re-introduce this week that would award […]

Local law enforcement hosting display at North Plains Mall

In recognition of National Police Week, local law enforcement will be hosting a display Wednesday at North Plains Mall. The display will include vehicles and equipment from local and military law enforcement agencies and there will also be a fingerprinting booth set up for children, according to a release. The display will be held from […]

Education column: Educators deserve thanks, recognition

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Recently, I was talking to one of our principals and he shared an inspiring story with me about one of his students. It seems this student had become a runaway and a dropout. However, the school kept following up on this student and was able to get him to […]

Citizens running for political office deserve recognition

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Municipal elections are today. There’s a part of me that’s drawn to politics. Sometimes it attracts me like wanting to win the lottery, sometimes it’s like rubbernecking a train wreck. Running for office came up recently in a phone chat with my big brother in Florida. He often tries to […]

Health care overhaul needs new approach

Freedom Newspapers Despite a belated recognition that most Americans care more about lost jobs and the faltering economy than an effort to increase government control over one-sixth of the economy, President Barack Obama has made passage of some sort of health care revision his signature issue. He wants something he can sign by early next […]

Veterans Day parade part of week of activities honoring veterans

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File photo Activities recognizing Veterans Day will be going on in Clovis throughout the week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Veterans Day should be about giving thanks and recognition for the impact and sacrifice of military service, not only on service members, but on their families as well, according to George Vargas of the […]

Military children deserve recognition

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I received an e-mail asking me why military children get a month all to themselves. The e-mail suggested that it’s not fair military children have some type of preferential treatment or a month dedicated to them when all children should be honored. I agree that all children should be honored, […]

Reporter’s notebook: Late Clovis resident receives racing recognition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bob Snipes said he learned many life and business lessons from his father, Jake Snipes, who was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in June. “Dad was my best friend,” he said. What started as a hobby landed Jake Snipes of Clovis in the Appaloosa Horse Club […]

April 22, 2008 Business Digest

Music Festival award runner-up The Clovis Music Festival was the runner-up April 17 for a 2007 Tourism Industry Association Recognition Award, according to a Tourism Association of New Mexico news release. The festival came in second to Carlsbad’s Christmas on the Pecos in the Outstanding Event category. High Plains Harley honored Clovis’ High Plains Harley-Davidson […]

March 19, 2008 Local Briefs

Festival finalist for state award The Clovis Music Festival has been named a finalist in the annual Tourism Industry Association Recognition Awards, according to a news release. The winners will be announced by the Tourism Association of America on April 17 during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Roswell. Information: (575) 345-5553 or www.tanm.org Spiritual […]

Libya relations step toward realistic diplomacy

Freedom Newspapers The restoration of U.S. diplomatic relations with Libya, while it no doubt will raise questions and unpleasant memories, is welcome, signaling a desire for normalization on both sides. If it also represents a shift toward realism over rhetoric in U.S. foreign policy it will be even more welcome. One should not downplay or […]

Presidential bid troubling for column writing

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Where were we? Where were we before I decided to stretch out on a deck chair and watch the August monsoons? It was fun. Two column deadlines passed. It felt good. But then I got to feeling guilty. I had made a pledge to my readers some time back and […]