De Baca, Roosevelt counties receive PILT funds

CNJ staff New Mexico counties will share more than $32 million in federal payment in lieu of taxes (PILT) money, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The PILT program, administered by the Department of Interior, compensates counties for federal property that cannot by taxed by local governments, including military bases and […]

Mothers share memories

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Luella Kelly works on a puzzle in her room Saturday night. Today she said she planned to spend at church and with her family. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer On Mother’s Day they think of other mothers they have known, not as a day to honor themselves. They don’t […]

County seeks public input on fairgrounds

CNJ staff A public meeting to discuss plans for the Curry County Fairgrounds is being held Tuesday night. Scheduled for 6 p.m. in the indoor pavilion, the public is encouraged to attend, a press release said. A design firm hired by the county to create a master plan for the fairgrounds, will be on hand […]

Churches share Easter sermons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Patrons at Sacred Heart Catholic Church pray during the church’s afternoon Good Friday service. CNJ staff In recognition of Easter, local churches will be sharing sermons of remembrance, sacrifice and salvation and sustenance and joy in faith. These messages will be given as Christians gather to share and recognize belief […]

N.M. dairies to share nearly $3 million

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Farm Service Agency says it will issue nearly $3 million in payments to dairy farmers in New Mexico. The payments will be made through the Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program. Eligible producers will receive a one-time direct payment based on the amount of milk both produced and commercially marketed […]

State workers ordinary people, too

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The holidays are, most definitely, a time when we take stock of and count our blessings. They are also a time when we figure out how we shall allocate limited resources to cover the ways we wish to express our love, be it gifts, parties, or travel expenses to share […]

Chaplain: Conversation my job

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Capt. Chaplain Kyle Roehrig jokes with 1st Sgt. Eric Butt during a visit to the Cannon Air Force Base medical group building. Roehrig often drops in on units he’s assigned to so he can be visible and supportive. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections For an Air Force chaplain, life involves […]

Military wives share bond

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist Being friends with your boss’ wife is always tricky but in the military it can be even more challenging. Picture my husband’s boss’ wife holding my hair back while I puke. It doesn’t exactly translate into a great first impression, let alone a good move for his career. But that’s […]

Music intertwines in all aspects of our lives

By Linda Lewis: Guest columnist Days remaining in session: 29

Eveyone has a soundtrack

By Richard Layman This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. In contemplating this article I was thinking what can an amateur say about the meaning of music in one’s life. Then I remembered something my […]

Athletes share umbrella of suspicion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I should have thrown on a DVD. It’s the only way my TV could have avoided it. Sports channel to news channel alike, Saturday’s big news was that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was one of 104 players on an anonymous list to test positive for performance enhancing drugs […]

Experts share tax tips

CNJ staff It’s never too early — or too late — to think about taxes. With the tax year ending in two days, the Internal Revenue Service and local tax preparers have tips to help reduce taxes and possibly increase refunds. Clovis and Portales Jackson Hewitt Manager Robin Hardage said mortgage insurance that first time […]

County, city planning road project

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: • Road Superintendent Dennis Fury said the county is collaborating with the city inplanning a project to pave the north-most section of Norris Street. The planning is in the early discussion phases and could include chip-seal paving on a three mile stretch of Norris to […]

Families share Thanksgiving plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Acuff puts a homemade cherry pie in the oven Wednesday at her home in north Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melissa Carpenter’s family is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. The men in her family are traveling to Dallas to attend the Dallas Cowboys game on […]

Cannon airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a whole […]

Airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a […]

Nov. 9, 2008 Letters to the Editor

With Obama, adults no longer in charge Now that Election Day is over, I have a few thoughts to share. The outcome wasn’t what I hoped for, but the people have spoken, and now we all have to live with their choice. McCain was a lousy candidate, but at least he was a man of […]

Cities to share tourism dollars

Freedom New Mexico About 145 New Mexico non-profit organizations and governmental entities will share more than $1 million awarded through the New Mexico Tourism Department’s annual Cooperative Marketing Program. Locally, that list includes: • City of Tucumcari: $10,000. • Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce: $22,000. • Fort Sumner/De Baca County Chamber of Commerce: $1,500. • […]

Children share appreciation for dad

In honor of Father’s Day, 24 children from Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center revealed the good, the bad, and the embarrassing aspects of their dads. All of the children expressed appreciation for dad’s rebellion, and said their favorite thing about dad is he allows them to eat junk food before dinner, even though mom gets […]

Melrose grads share thoughts

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Courtesty photo: Lisa Graham Melrose 2008 senior class of 13 will graduate Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the school’s secondary gymnasium. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer All 13 of Melrose High’s 2008 graduating seniors plan to attend college in the fall, which is a rarity according to school principal Jamie Widner. He […]