Recession not over until job recovery secure

Freedom New Mexico Washington intervention isn’t saving or creating jobs, so more is coming. Figures released this month showing unemployment nationally at 10.2 percent suggest those who proclaimed the end of the recession when GDP rose 3.5 percent during the third quarter were more than a little premature. Is a “jobless recovery” really a recovery? […]

July 1 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. June 8 drug agents served a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Lea Street. Officers knocked on the door but when they received no response, attempted to make entry into the residence, until a man […]

Portales Art Guild displaying work at ENMU

PORTALES–The Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University is displaying works from La Escalera, the Portales Art Guild, until August 13. Each member of

Boiling mad at Uncle Sam

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Editorial: Private investors should be part of recovery plan

The latest program to try to stabilize the ailing financial industry, announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is still fundamentally wrong-headed. If the problem was years of overly loose credit offered to marginal borrowers, then the way you get out of it is by taking a rest from overheated and overleveraged credit until various […]

Fluctuating fertilizer prices hurt farmers, dealers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Curtis Breshears of SPRA-Green Inc. saw his fertilizer sales drop by two-thirds last year because of high prices. However, decreases in fertilizer costs this winter have things looking better, he said. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Fueled by roller coaster oil prices, high fertilizer prices are hurting not only […]

United Way still short of goal

CNJ staff With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used to […]

Melrose firefighter arrested on drug charges

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Melrose volunteer firefighter and a female associate were arrested Friday evening by Curry County Sheriff’s investigators for attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and distribution of marijuana. Harley Swopes, 22, and Jennifer Lane, 35, were arrested by Melrose police and sheriff’s officers following an extensive investigation by the Region V […]

Nobody likes to be needled

Life was good — until the dog found a porcupine.

Hull overpass closed for safety reasons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A state engineer recommended closing the Hull St. overpass after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until […]

City advises field restrictions

CNJ staff Three area softball and baseball fields will be off limits until 4 p.m. Tuesday for insecticide spraying, according to a city press release. Guy Leader Softball Complex, Mike Harris Baseball Field and Bob Spencer Softball Complex and the walking trail at Hillcrest Park located behind Guy Leeder Complex were sprayed Monday afternoon for […]

It’s mine

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A young female ferret explores the Clovis Animal Control office Thursday afternoon. The ferret was found Monday in a dog pen. Clovis Animal Control officers are trying to ferret out the facts. Until then, a foot-long, 1-pound ferret will just have to stay at the shelter until her true owner […]

High winds to continue

CNJ staff The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a high wind warning for southern New Mexico until 8 p.m. Friday. Sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph are expected with possible gusts of 55 to 65 mph. Strong winds will create areas of reduced visibility with blowing dust and dangerous crosswinds, which can […]

Lkvron has been banned

We’ve never banned anyone from commenting on our Web site stories, until Thursday. Comments from lkvron have been deleted and the user’s e-mail address has been blocked from future participation. I’m still trying to sort through the details, but a man called Thursday and said his e-mail address was being used for the comments and […]

Weather warning in effect until noon

CNJ staff A winter storm warning remains in effect throughout the region until noon today with continued expectations of blowing snow and light snow showers, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to rise into the mid-to-upper 30s by mid-day, the NOAA forecast said. Morning snow showers could contribute an additional inchof snow. […]

Meals made simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Andrew Gilliard, 18, left, and Amanda Sandoval, 17, chop cabbage and cucumbers for a tossed green salad during a cooking class at Clovis High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer According to one research company, 2007 was the first year on record most people spent more money “eating out” […]

Feb. 18, 2008 Recipe of the Day

One of my all time favorite desserts was what Mom called Lemon Fluff Delight. I have seen similar recipes with the title of Lemon Nothing and Lemon Wind. At any rate, this is a very light, but delicious dessert. Lemon Fluff Delight 1 14oz Can evaporated milk 1 Small box lemon Jello 1 1/2 Cup […]

Feb. 14, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Why is it that some foods that were popular in the fifties and sixties are no longer thought of these days? My mom recently made this delightful dessert for a family gathering and my brother-in-law beamed from ear to ear. “How did you know that my mother used to make this and it was always […]

Walls won’t solve problems on immigration

By Freedom New Mexico The seizures have begun. The federal Department of Homeland Security has begun filing condemnation lawsuits to take property along the Texas border so it can try to fence this country off from Mexico. The first lawsuits were filed earlier this month, beginning with people who hadn’t allowed government workers on their […]

In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]