Press release: Clovis schools seek nominees for teacher, support staff of year

Do you know an exceptional employee at Clovis Municipal Schools that is making a positive difference in the lives of our students? Nominate that person for Clovis Schools Teacher of the Year or Support Staff of the Year for 2012-2013. Who may nominate? Anyone. Clovis Schools’ employee, parent, student, community member! Nomination forms are available […]

Portales resident enjoys helping

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Dennis Lopez’s office displays the photography of his wife Rachel. Dennis Lopez is active in the Portales community. He was a Roosevelt County commissioner for eight years from 2000 to 2008. As the director of support employment at Mental Health Resources, Lopez said he enjoys helping and working with his […]

Patient transfers stretching resources

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Firefighter Mike Field performs a routine maintenance check on an ambulance at Station 1. Sharna Johnson Clovis ambulances are spending more and more time taking patients out of town, a dynamic that is starting to stretch resources a little thin. In the last two years, out-of-town ambulance transfers increased 57 […]

Press Release: City wants comments on affordable housing plan

The City of Clovis is in the process of preparing an Affordable Housing Plan for the community to evaluate ways to use public resources to assist in the production of affordable housing.

Entitlement will cause downfall

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Is this stuff with Greece and, soon, with Portugal, Spain and Italy, and the rest of us all that surprising? Has it not been clear for ages that when people draw their support from a common pool, the resources will soon vanish? Aristotle already noted this phenomenon when […]

Cattle growers celebrate Earth Day

Cattle growers celebrate Earth Day On Thursday, New Mexico Cattle Growers Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with events that will be held all over the state and the world. There are people from 190 countries and one billion people taking this day to recognize the importance of all the magnificent wonders […]

Yes, corporations do have rights

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It has puzzled me for some time why campaign contributions are considered a First Amendment constitutional issue. If I write a check to some candidate, I am not talking, writing an essay, carrying some poster in a parade or anything that could be construed as speech or writing, […]

Southwest Cheese human resources director running for commission

CNJ staff Brenda Randolph Miller announced Monday she is running for Clovis City Commissioner, District 1. The seat is currently held by Commissioner Juan Garza, who is a candidate for re-election. Miller is director of human resources for Southwest Cheese. Prior to Southwest Cheese, Miller was the human resources manager for Cargill-Sweeteners Division. “This community […]

Blanket project keeps group positive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rosa Alomar, from left to right, Lucia Daniel, Donna Wilde and Jerri Miller, members of the Positive Expectations program, began making blankets about two months ago for women with children in Afghanistan. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis mothers are putting their hands to work to […]

Wind farm receives state health and safety award

NextEra Energy Resources, located near Fort Sumner, was recognized Friday as the state’s eighth company to achieve Zia Star Voluntary Protection Program status, according to a news release from the New Mexico Environment Department. The program recognizes companies with exemplary health and safety management systems that maintain injury and illness rates below the national average […]

Tyranny marked by silenced dissent

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist When people voice fear of the American government, they are often accused of being irrational or paranoid. But there are good reasons not to dismiss such concerns under current circumstances. When society is considered a collective, those who see themselves as its leaders can quite easily slip into a mode […]

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Local sexual assault hotline launched

Freedom New Mexico Sexual assault victims can now call a hotline for access to resources. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Lions Club have teamed up to provide the Eastern New Mexico Sexual Violence Hotline. Victims of assault who are medically stable can call the number and speak to […]

Candidates participate in league forum

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce, R-N.M. and Tom Udall, D-N.M., offered different takes on how the federal government could help municipalities with issues such as water and infrastructure during a forum Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Pearce said competition for federal resources is too stiff for communities to depend […]

Committee will review Ute Water Project funding

CNJ staff The U.S. House Power and Water Subcommittee will review a bill Thursday authorizing federal funding for the Ute Water Project. Also known as a mark up, the review process will give subcommittee members an opportunity to change the language in the bill, according to Ute project Manager Scott Verhines. Eastern New Mexico Rural […]

District 2 candidate profile: Charles Adams

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Courtesty photo Charles Adams is a District 2 County Commission candidate. Charles Benny Adams Party Affiliation: Democrat Age: 55 Occupation: Retired human resources, training and manufacturing manager in the computer chip industry Previous elected offices: None What is your long-term vision for the county? And how will you plan for that? I would hope to […]

Mandated biofuel production will drain resources

By Freedom New Mexico It is difficult to overestimate the sheer wrongheadedness of the energy bill Congress passed and the president signed Wednesday. Even if it were a good idea for government to mandate what kind of energy should be used and how, this bill includes obvious missteps and mistakes that will cost taxpayers and […]

Senate should scrap Sea Treaty and start fresh

By Freedom New Mexico On May 15, President Bush offered further evidence that he has strayed far from traditional Reaganite Republican principles by urging the Senate to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty. With a Democratic majority, ratification has become a possibility. It would be a mistake. The Law of […]

Counselor: Deployments leave marks when personnel return

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks A local family counselor says deployments can be hard on families before, during and after the deployment period. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Family counselor Kathy Woodard braces for busy days at her Clovis office when Cannon Air Force Base personnel return from a deployment. Over the weekend almost […]

Celebrity touts ‘great country’ and its dictator

By Freedom Newspapers It would be fascinating if not so dismaying that so many of our celebrities who believe that being actors or singers means we should care what they think about world affairs have such poor taste in foreign leaders. Earlier this month aging bad-boy actor Sean Penn traveled to Venezuela, exulted that he […]