Political flier focuses on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

A political flier distributed last week to Clovis residents cited the Clovis News Journal as a source for its information. The flier’s subject was municipal candidates’ positions on driver’s licenses for illigal immigrants. Here’s the story we published following a political forum hosted by the High Plains Patriots; decide for yourself where the candidates stand: […]

Clovis mayor hopeful of federal money for Ute Water Project this year

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FNM file photo Brumfield speaks at the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Ute Pipeline Project in August. A crowd of protesters can been seen in the background. The protesters chanted and jeered during speeches by Brumfield and other officials during a groundbreaking for the Ute Water Project intake. By Thomas Garcia Her own […]

Season on parade

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Alexis Richards of the Curry County Cats Spirit Squad tosses candy Saturday night at the Clovis Christmas Light Parade on Main Street. The squad did a dance routine to “Santa, Baby,” throughout the parade. Benna Sayyed Tressa Ilg watched the Christmas Light Parade from the side of Main Street wearing […]

Religion column: Look for encouragement from men of Bible

This week, the focus is on some men of the Bible who no doubt realized that God was the source of their spiritual sustenance. Their lives as well as the women’s lives in last week’s column reveal that even the smallest little happening in a day can be the result of a Holy God meeting […]

Family source of ideas

L ife isn’t just one big bowl of cherries for a small town newspaper columnist. Some weeks it just doesn’t pay to hand in your copy. This week could be one of those weeks. Someone once told me to write about what you know and it’ll be easy. Writing about what I know leaves me […]

Summer time to enjoy

The pool is up and ready to go; has been for several weeks. I purchased a mechanical piranha, which Jason and Mikayla are having a lot of fun being chased around in the water by. It is especially fun when we are playing with lights out, and with the flashlight that works underwater. So far, […]

Motherhood source of pride, humility

The ancient Proverbs 31 woman of the Bible amazes me. She was a multifaceted, multitalented superwoman. Everyone praises her and even her children “rise up and call her blessed.” I am far from her on many levels. She had business sense. I don’t. She bought and sold land; I’ve done neither. I don’t sew or […]

City GRT proposal not necessary

Water is the lifeblood of civilization, and something that is in short supply in eastern New Mexico. It should go without saying that most members of the High Plains Patriots (a local tea party group) are in favor of securing a renewable water source for our community. This fact has somehow been distorted in the […]

Gambling could serve as source of revenue

Freedom New Mexico Gambling proponents once again are hoping that this will be the year Texas lawmakers finally allow gambling enterprises to establish themselves in the state. The issue could help reveal just what kind of “reform-minded” candidates were elected to the Legislature in November. Expanded gambling opportunities (limited pari-mutuel betting already is allowed in […]

Exploratory well comes up dry

CNJ staff An exploratory well completed last month by New Mexico American Water came up dry. The company said in a press release Thursday that what little water was found was not suitable for use. Since June 2010, New Mexico American Water has been drilling south of Clovis to the Lower Dockum Formation to determine […]

Cowboys pick Jason Garrett as new coach

By Jaime Aron: The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas —

Faith source of joy for holidays

Curtis Shelburne You think it’s cold here? I just got back from the North Pole and … Well, actually, it wasn’t that cold. And it wasn’t even north. It was more southwest. From Lubbock, Texas, to Brownfield, Texas. On the Polar Express train, complete with a conductor and hot chocolate and elves and Santa himself, […]

Pop star Michael Jackson dies

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MCT photo Entertainer Michael Jackson, shown at his trial in Santa Maria, Calif., in 2004, died Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 50. By Ben Wener: Freedom Communications Michael Jackson, the iconic entertainer known the world over as the King of Pop, has died. He was 50. Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan […]

Editorial: Newspapers must adjust to changing business climate

The conversion of the venerable Seattle Post-Intelligencer to an Internet-only news source — with a staff of 20 in the newsroom rather than the 165 who were there a day earlier — following closely on the death of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, is another sad milestone in what we prefer not to call […]

AP source: Richardson likely Commerce pick

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson had emerged as a likely pick as Commerce Secretary, according to officials. Richardson was a rival of Obama’s for the Democratic presidential nomination last winter. He dropped out after the early contests, though, and soon threw his support behind the eventual winner. It was not […]

In tribute: Mother, wife, twin did things her way

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Charlene Seales never met a stranger. She preferred hugs over handshakes and believed everybody should be a twin. She was also remembered by family members as the biggest source of energy and support in their lives —whether it was the distinct voice of support in athletics or the quiet […]

Music source of community pride

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Before getting into this week’s column, I need to announce a route change on the Oct. 4 bicycle ride to raise awareness on domestic abuse. The route change comes in response to readers who responded with a real intent to ride, so it seems worthwhile. The ride will now be […]

Agency looking into small wind energy projects

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Large wind farms that supply electricity to major power grids are still a long way from coming to the immediate Clovis area, according to Eastern Plains Council of Government Executive Director Lee Tillman. However, he said the wind in eastern New Mexico could be used by individual companies as […]

Turkey day sampler

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David “Hank” Hankins carves a 20-pound mesquite-smoked turkey Tuesday for Baxter-Curren Senior Center’s Thanksgiving dinner. CNJ staff Pre-dinner tip Joe Carpenter, a personal trainer and sports nutritionist at Gym X, said portion control is the key to eating sensible. He suggested eating fruit, nuts and whole wheat before the main […]

A matter of taste

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Tony Gutierrez and Rick White By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer A taste test of bottled water — we also slipped in Clovis tap water — conducted at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center in Clovis produced surprising results. City tap water tied with leading national brand Dasani for first place. Twelve people […]