Slogans leave room for flexibility

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Since Willie Nelson and I don’t have the support of fat casino cats in our Green Tea Party candidacy for the Oval Office, we are hawking bumper stickers for Super-Six-Pack contributions. Even though as minors we bootlegged patriotic brands like Lone Star and Texas Pride, we are not jingoistic about imports. While our slogans are […]

Fitness center construction kicks into high gear

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Renovations to the Fitness Center are underway Feb. 9 at Cannon Air Force Base. Upgrades to the fitness center will create a larger cardio space, fitness and weight rooms, as well as a more efficient layout of workout equipment. By Emily Crowe: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Construction […]

We all have our Christmas beliefs

So I walked into the living room and there it was, glowing like a lantern in a cave. “Oh,” I said to my talented home decorator and wife of 52 years, “how wonderful, the Christmas tree. When did you put it up?” “Tuesday,” she said. Meaning three days ago. She wasn’t smiling. It is just […]

Plenty of room for classics to return to TV

Kevin Wilson During a football game last weekend, I couldn’t help but be happy with what I heard on the sideline. It wasn’t some coach yelling about effort, or the crowd complaining about all the calls that were benefiting the team already significantly behind. Nope, it was the waterboys during halftime, talking about this great […]

TRICARE: Urgent care treatment may be better option

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Did you know the cost of an emergency room visit is typically 10 times more than that of an urgent care visit? Although the emergency room can appear a convenient and available choice, some situations may be best suited for urgent care. Do you know the differences? Take a […]

CCC appoints two to labor board

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning in Room 512 of the college. The board approved the appointment of two members to its Labor Management Relations board, according to college President Becky Rowley. They include Rick Switzer of BNSF Railway to represent labor and plumbing company owner Mark Carpenter to […]

Herding Squirrels: The future has arrived

Traci Arbios We were sitting on the couch; more to the point, I was sitting, he was in my arms, my newborn son. Little mittens on his hands, tiny hat on his head; he was warm and cuddly and I sat staring, absorbing every detail of his sweet, pink face. His eyebrows were mere wisps. […]

No room for racial insensitivity in political rhetoric

Freedom Newspapers Congressman Doug Lamborn, U.S. representative for Colorado, was recently on a radio show discussing President Obama, the president’s economic policies, and the debt ceiling deals being debated. Lamborn used the phrase “tar baby” to describe working with the president. “I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: Parents fantasize revenge on their kids

Marla Jo Fisher Seriously, you people have been mulling this over. Last week, I wrote a column describing my plans to get revenge on my kids when I’m a doddering old lady living in their house, for all the things they do now that set my teeth on edge. For example, I plan to drink […]

City will meet about quorum resolution

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission is conducting a special meeting 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall assembly room to guarantee a quorum for regular meeting Thursday. The meeting has one agenda item — a resolution allowing city commissioners to join a meeting by conference telephone. Four commissioners, and Mayor Gayla Brumfield, will be […]

CCC board of trustees to discuss budget

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees will hold its monthly meeting 8 a.m. today in room 512. The board plans to discuss a proposed budget for fiscal year 2011-2012, Higher Education Department Fiscal Watch Report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, a Labor Management Relations Board, the academic calendar and […]

Slaying suspect rented hotel room next to victims

Freedom New Mexico A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel was renting the hotel room next door to the two men found fatally shot, according to New Mexico State Police Agent Joshua J. Armijo’s affidavit. Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of Tucumcari, were found dead on March 24 […]

Police: Tucumcari deaths double homicide

The deaths of two Tucumcari men whose bodies were discovered Thursday in a hotel room has been classified as a double homicide. Bobby Gonzales, 57, and Gabriel Baca 37, were found dead in a room at the Tucumcari Inn, 1700 E. Route 66 Blvd. State police aren’t prepared to release details of the case, according […]

Freezing temperatures cause flooding in Tucumcari hospital

Freedom New Mexico Freezing temperatures were blamed for a wet mess at Tucumcari’s Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday. A sprinkling system burst and flooded the emergency room. Hospital Administrator Lance Labine said there were no injuries and no one was in the emergency room when the sprinkler broke. “We had a lot of folks […]

Real progress takes getting off rocking horse

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When our children were small, we gave them a rocking horse to share as one of their Christmas presents. It was a hefty rocking horse that we kept in our family for years. Even though other toys were forgotten about as more Christmases passed, the rocking horse became a mainstay in […]

No room for double standards

The recent tragedy in which a Clovis police officer seems to have run a stop sign and caused an accident that killed a woman illustrates the difference between the way statists and libertarians see things. Make no mistake: I don’t believe for an instant the officer wanted to cause the accident. (Hence the word “accident.”) […]

Attorney general debate set for Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico Attorney General candidates Democrat incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, Ninth Judicial District attorney, are set to debate key issues in their race Tuesday. The debate is set for 6-7 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building Zia Room. ENMU’s Student Body Association and Clovis High Plains […]

ENMU to host AG candidate debate

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University will host a debate Tuesday between candidates for the office of New Mexico Attorney General. The debate between Democratic incumbent Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler is set for 6 p.m. in the Zia Room of ENMU’s Campus Union Building. It is scheduled to last an hour, and […]

Commission approves budget transfer for giraffe

Kevin Wilson Make room, Jael. You’re about to have some company. The Clovis City Commission approved a $15,500 budget transfer Thursday, allowing Hillcrest Park Zoo staff to pay for the acquisition and delivery of a male giraffe currently owned by The Disney Company. Jael, the zoo’s female giraffe, is in her window for gestation and […]

Weekly update —

Wellness center holding ribbon cutting The Clovis Wellness Center is taking another step in its progress Tuesday. A 4 p.m. ribbon cutting is scheduled for the new aerobics room. Clark Campbell of the wellness center, which will absorb the Clovis Aquatic Center, said the center is in the process of adding an aqua zumba aerobics […]