Xcel customers asked to conserve power until 8 p.m.

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Xcel energy are advising customer to turn off their air conditioning or increase the thermostat setting to 85 degrees, slowly lowering the setting after 8 p.m. to a more comfortable setting. This does not apply to customers who depend on air conditioning for health reasons. Xcel Energy officials are hopeful […]

State planning to lease range land to Air Force

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File photo The state has switched gears in an Air Force land project for expansion of its Melrose Range and is now working on a long-term lease agreement rather than a purchase arrangement. Sharna Johnson The state has determined it would rather be a landlord than a seller when it comes to use of state […]

Udall discusses situation in Libya, legislative efforts to roll back EPA regulation of carbon emissions and apps that assist drunk drivers in avoiding checkpoints

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about the situation in Libya in response to the President’s address to the nation.

Letter to the editor: Border would benefit from wall

Border would benefit from wall For some time now I have been trying to light a fire under the national media and one senator by writing them letters pertaining to our immigration problem … and it is a big problem. My plan to correct the situation is not my own, but has been proven to […]

Yard sale-ing has rules

It was Saturday morning and I was deftly shooting through the streets, handling the four-door family car like a Formula 1 racer at Le Mans, hurrying to the next big yard sale. I had the situation under control. The Lady of the House saw it differently. “Playing ‘chicken’ with my car again?” She asked, giving […]

Attending Legislative session presents challenges

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican For years people trying to attend a session of the state Legislature have complained about the parking situation at the Capitol. There’s finally some good news on that front. Last year the state opened a new $13 million parking structure just west of the Roundhouse with 580 […]

Dec. 7, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Tumbleweed situation needs remedy As I write, the forecasted wind from the north has hit, bringing in today’s accumulation of weeds.

Nov. 23 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Nov. 12 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Main Street for a situation check. Neighbors reported they had not seen a 51-year-old resident in several days and they could hear his television but he […]

Oct. 17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 1 a.m. Oct. 5 an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of State Street for a domestic dispute. A woman said she and her boyfriend were drinking and got into an argument. She said when he threw a […]

Prock not intimidated by situation

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Josh Prock isn’t intimidated by the prospect of taking over a program that went unbeaten and won a national championship in 2007-08. In fact, he’s looking forward to it. On Friday, the 30-year-old graduate of Clovis High was named women’s basketball coach at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. […]

Oct. 22, 1962

Advance elements of the Cannon-based “Black Falcons” returned to their home base from a deployment to Turkey. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that President Kennedy summoned top congressional leaders back to Washington and planned to make a nationwide television report because of an “International situation of the highest security.” … Rex Sporting Goods, 308 Main, […]

U.S., Iran have much to gain from cooperation

Freedom Newspapers B oth the United States and Iran seem to be moving toward direct talks regarding the security situation in Iraq, and that could lead to more comprehensive discussions, including diplomatic ways to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. That’s good news. Unfortunately, both sides have also dug in their heels on certain […]

Clovis High lockdown removed

A lockdown at Clovis High School was removed around 2 p.m. Friday after officials discovered a suspicious teen reported to police was only a student preparing for after-school baseball practice. CHS Principal Jody Balch said the school was locked down for about an hour after a student reported seeing an unknown, suspicious teen near the […]

Disaster situation handled well

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We have read and heard a great deal about the tornado that swept through our town March 23. It seems inappropriate not to add to that, pulling out some of the positive things that meant we as a community pulled together to weather this situation. Only one radio station was […]

1960 election in Clovis changed drinking habits

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Between 1943 and 1960, Clovis citizens called for a vote and we went dry, meaning no liquor sales. Curry and Roosevelt counties were the only dry counties in New Mexico. One had to go to De Baca, Quay or Chaves county or to Amarillo to buy legal liquor. The 1950s […]

Situation in Iraq not encouraging

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush describes Iraq as a young but hopeful democracy with a “unity government,” a country in which “the sight of an old man pulling an election lever” terrifies al-Qaida members and other terrorists and sectarians. We can all hope these and other optimistic assessments may prove valid in the long run, […]

Iraqi PM glossed over potential Middle East problems

Freedom Newspapers “Trust that Iraq will be the graveyard for terrorism and terrorists for the good of all humanity,” said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in an address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday that went reasonably well despite some grumbling in advance. “Iraq is the front line in this struggle, and history […]

Handmade animals help make trauma easier to bear

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Clovis Fire Department paramedic Dustan Jesko puts away a “Hugga-Bear” used to comfort children on ambulance rides and in hospitals. The hand-made bears are donated by the Roadrunner Club of Clovis and Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tucked away in fire trucks, ambulances and emergency rooms, the brightly colored bears are valuable tools […]

Lack of strategy in commitment to war unwise

Freedom Newspapers President Bush’s speech at the Naval Academy on Wednesday was disappointing on several levels. First, of course, was that it was long on chest-thumping bravado and short on actual strategy, let alone details. Even more disappointing is that it suggests the president seems to see “staying the course” and being seen as unwavering […]

Officials, police review response to burrito scare

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The underlying seriousness of the Marshall Junior High School burrito scare has not gone unnoticed by school officials and law enforcement agencies. The two groups critiqued last week’s response to the now infamous incident in a meeting Thursday at the school. “This was an opportunity for the different agencies […]