Animal shelter officials: Animal euthanizations dropping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Valissa Taggart of Clovis fills out an application for city pet licenses for her two cats Tuesday’s at the Clovis Animal Shelter while Animal Control Officer Dennis Weist provides assistance. Kevin Wilson City and animal groups are seeing inroads in reducing animals who visit the animal shelter. According to the […]

Debt panel takes aim at military

Tom Philpott Military members and retirees have more financial darts to dodge after a second bipartisan task force on reducing the nation’s debt unveiled a different set of cost-cutting recommendations on Wednesday. The Debt Reduction Task Force, co-chaired by former Republican Sen. Pete Domenici and economist Alice Rivlin, takes sharper aim at the military community […]

Clovis reducing ticket prices for athletic events

The Clovis High athletic office is reducing ticket prices for CHS events for the 2010-11 school year. Tickets for students in grades 7-12, senior citizens and military are $3, while tickets for students in grades 1-6 are $2, athletic director Brian Stacy said. Ticket prices in those categories were previously $5. Questions can be directed […]

Jail seeking program volunteers

CNJ staff The Curry County jail is seeking volunteers to run programs and services for inmates. A training session will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the commission room at the courthouse. Administrator Keith Norwood said volunteer inmate programs are an integral part of working toward rehabilitation and reducing recidivism among inmates. “We need […]

School board to consider reducing meetings to once a month

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is considering reducing the frequency of its meetings. The board currently meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month. At the next regular meeting 5:30 p.m. June 22, the board will consider changing meetings to once monthly. […]

Time to rethink U.S. presence in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Afghanistan, where he sought to encourage U.S. troops and reportedly delivered yet another lecture to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the importance of reducing corruption in an endemically corruption-riddled regime and being able actually to deliver services to the people after U.S. […]

Golden Corral closes its doors

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Low profits and rising expenses are reducing dining options in Clovis by one. Golden Corral is closing its doors. Franchise owner Jim Clark said he closed the restaurant Wednesday. “It was kind of a bittersweet day,” said Clark who also celebrated his 50th birthday that day. He said the […]

Reducing stress can come from massage to dog-walking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Leos, a massage therapist in Clovis, said that massages work against stress by lowering cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” because it is involved in response to stress. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Death tax unfair burden on family farms, businesses

Freedom Newspapers A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released July 6 offers more reasons for getting rid of the federal estate tax, which is sometimes called the “death tax.” It’s the tax imposed on the estate of a person after death. The tax rate was as high as 55 percent of the […]

Budget cuts could wreck ride program

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Alta Cole, a van driver for Curry County’s Maternal-Child Health Council program, left, talks with Jessica Hernandez, of Texico, as she takes Hernandez to a doctor’s appointment Wednesday in Clovis. (staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Nine months pregnant, Clovis resident Myishia Cotton has no car and few relatives in Clovis. […]