Albuquerque: No Clovis strays

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Animal rescue volunteer Heather Martin works to get a chocolate lab into a pet carrier for transport from the Clovis Animal Shelter Friday. Martin said the lab went to a nonprofit organization who will have him neutered and immunized, then find him a home. Sharna Johnson Members of an animal […]

State search and rescue director fired

Steve Terrell The director of the state Search and Rescue office, a former political hire who last year transferred to his classified job before a new administration took control, found out Thursday that he had been fired at the direction of the Governor’s Office. “Well that’s it. I am officially unemployed,” Peter Olson announced on […]

Chile worthy of recognition for mine rescue

Freedom Newspapers The effort to rescue 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground for 69 days was bound to attract attention, but the worldwide interest in the operation has made it a perhaps surprising global phenomenon. Perhaps people are hungry for a happy ending in a world in which unhappy endings are all too common. Perhaps […]

God comes to the rescue

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist It’s amazing how often we can find ourselves within the pages of the biblical Book of Psalms. Consider Psalm 130. I hope we’re not in this psalmist’s sandals often, but anyone who has lived very long can empathize with him. Hurting and almost hopeless, he writes, “Out of the […]

Government least likely to fix climate change

Freedom New Mexico This week, the Senate begins debating perhaps the most far-reaching, potentially costly, economy-devastating government intrusion since the Great Depression. Hold on to your wallets, Washington is coming to your rescue. Under the guise of saving us from global warming’s evils, the Lieberman-Warner America’s Climate Security Act (S2191) effectively would impose a hidden […]

N.M. guard, reserve to demonstrate skills

CNJ Staff New Mexico National Guard soldiers and airmen, along with local Navy and Marine reservists, will conduct a demonstration Saturday for more than 60 current and potential state employers. The event is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. at the Melrose Bombing Range. The event will include a demonstration of F-16 close air support, a parachute […]

3-7 Religion digest

The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is seeking donations of art prints, paintings, sculptures, antiques, homemade quilts and other artistic pieces, especially artwork created by local artists, for a silent auction fund-raiser to benefit the rescue mission’s ministry. Art donations should be taken to the Lighthouse Mission by 5 p.m. March 14 at 407 L. Casillas […]

Jan. 23 Sarah

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Name: Sarah About: Sarah is a rescue cat we got in California. She weighs 6 lbs and she is 6 years old. She is the talkative cat in our house, she always has an opinion about everything. She will walk beside me and give me her opinion of the moment. Her favorite place to sleep […]

Casper and Lakota

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Name: Casper, an Akita, 4 and Lakota, a German Shepherd, 3 About: Both dogs are certified therapy, search, rescue and protection dogs. “Personally, I believe dogs are happier when they have a job.” Owner name: David Kelso

Person rescued from Portales grain elevator

By Freedom New Mexico Portales Fire Department personnel performed an aerial rescue Monday at the J.D. Heiskell grain elevator in Portales. One person was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital. Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the accident did not result in a fatal injury. Hill said privacy laws prohibited him from releasing the […]

Parents should let village aid children

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the village doesn’t want to raise the child? What happened to the old days when children were taught to listen to adults and other figures of authority? And what happened to the days […]

Catastrophes provide heroic moments

Tom Philpott During Lt. Todd Fisher’s first tour as a young helicopter pilot at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., he would peer across the tarmac to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah and notice not only the colorful paint scheme of Coast Guard helicopters, but also the timing of their deployment. “Every time we’d be coming back […]

Former Clovis firefighter at forefront of rescue effort

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Donald A’mour (red helmet) spent 10 days in New Orleans with a Texas rescue team. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer As America watched in horror news footage of Hurricane Katrina devastate historical New Orleans, Clovis resident Linda D’Amour sat at the edge of her seat. Her son Donald was there on screen, […]

Resident spearheads prairie dog rescue

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Lynda Watson, “the prairie dog Lady” holds up one of the rescued rodents at a vacant lot in Clovis that is a planned site for a new Clovis National Bank. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The wet and confused prairie dogs huddled together in cages, unaware their lives had just […]