Book review — July 11

“With Folded Hands … And Searching Mind: The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson,” Volume 7, is a mixture of shorts stories that were published through the years. The collection gives a reader a chance to jump into the Jack Williamson legacy throughout his long career as a science fiction writer and explore his universe. This […]

DoD launches compensation study

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Military compensation is far different today than it was on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked America. As U.S. troops surged into Afghanistan and, 17 months later, invaded Iraq, Congress began pumping a stream of piecemeal improvements into pay and benefits. That continues, though the flow of new initiatives has […]

School budget review meeting May 25

The Clovis Municipal Schools board is meeting 5:30 p.m. May 25 to review the 2010-2011 school year budget, according to a legal notice. The meeting is open to the public and is being held at the administration office board room.

Crossing finish line no easy feat

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The rumors of my death are, on further review, greatly exaggerated. Perhaps it was my fault that people believed I had died, as I wrote a death notice for myself to start last week’s column. Even though it was on the Opinion page, and my date of death was three […]

DoD disability board understaffed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael […]

1-27 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining: 22 Investment panel to review contract: The State Investment Council on Tuesday agreed to have a subcommittee review a multi-million dollar contract with the Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker law firm. As part of the contract, which is drawing scrutiny from state lawmakers this session, the firm is […]

Authenticity of Buddy Holly vehicle under review

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Clement of Lubbock stopped in Clovis last week with what he says was a Chevrolet Impala purchased for Buddy Holly in Clovis in 1957. He said he bought the car 25 years ago for $1,000. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An auction company has launched an investigation into […]

County Year in Review: Events center crowning achievement

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Opened in early 2009, the Curry County Special Events Center is booked solid through July, County Manager Lance Pyle said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The year 2009 was one of celebrating Curry County’s centennial, seeing the Special Events Center through its first year of operation, welcoming three new commissioners, trying to help Cannon […]

DECADE IN REVIEW: Y2K and beyond

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CNJ file photo Tornadoes tore through Roosevelt, Curry and Quay counties in March 2007, damaging about 500 homes and businesses, injuring 35 people ” and for the first time in 100 years of area record keeping •” killing two. By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Y2K didn’t hurt a bit. The hours and days […]

Year in review: Major crimes down

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CNJ file photo An investigator holds up homicide victim Clifford Webber’s New Mexico driver’s identification card found in his wallet by collecting evidence at a house on west 14th Street. The case was one of three homicides in Clovis and Curry County during 2009. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local law enforcement focused on […]

Tough questions during pay review

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Should military pilots who have been reassigned from cockpits to ground-based computer consoles to fly remotely piloted vehicles continue to draw the same flight pay as pilots who still fly jets and helicopters? Should reserve component personnel on lengthy overseas assignments in locales like Germany continue to draw the same […]

Everybody’s Business: Social networking important marketing tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Technology has a way of touching our lives either personally, professionally or both. The use of the Internet through Web sites such as Facebook, Blastoff Network, You Tube, Linked In, Twitter and others are a growing trend that will affect the workplace. These sites are part of a viral marketing […]

Private property belongs to oneself

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In a wide-ranging review essay of Amartya Sen’s recent ambitious book, “The Idea of Justice,” Moshe Halbertal, a philosopher from the Hebrew University, unleashes arguments against the right to private property that are supposed to be even stronger than those Sen himself offers. Sen regards this right as […]

Education digest: CCC nursing program reaccredited

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Nursing Program has earned reaccreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, according to a news release. The NLNAC board granted continuing accreditation to the program July 27 following a self-study report and extensive on-site review. The new NLNAC accreditation is for eight years.

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said […]

Review shows area government officials’ spending

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A Freedom New Mexico review of six area government leaders showed their taxpayer-funded expenses total about $19,000 from June 1, 2008, to the first week of May. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle has spent more than $1,700 dining at local restaurants, while Portales City […]

Review board to disappoint veterans

By Tom Philpott: FNM columnist Complaints from veterans and from a high-profile commission that the services routinely were “low-balling” disability ratings for military members found medically unfit spurred Congress last year to take action. Among other things it ordered the Department of Defense to create a special board to review disability ratings of 20 percent […]

Year in review: Jail escape among most notable of crimes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico An initially quiet year was fraught with high profile criminal cases in the last quarter. Law enforcement scrambled to recapture eight escaped inmates and the prior year’s homicide rate doubled in the space of weeks. With the exception of a summertime rash of home invasions, things were relatively calm […]

Review: “Marley and Me”

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ Staff Writer A dog is a man’s best friend, according to “Marley and Me,” a movie that opened Christmas Day based on the book by John Grogan. The story follows Grogan and his wife, Jenny, through their marriage and the effect their 97-pound yellow Labrador had on their lives. The movie […]

Year in review: Clovis selects first female mayor

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo After being elected mayor in March, Gayla Brumfield said she was “excited and speechless, which is unusual for her.” By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The biggest indication that 2008 would be a year of change for Clovis was an event that happened with plenty left on 2007’s calendar year. […]