Officials, residents in tune on worst roads

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CNJ staff photo: Tonjia Rolan The state of New Mexico has allocated $2.5 million for upgrades to state highway 60/84 between Prince and Norris streets. Tonjia Rolan Newly elected Clovis Mayor David Lansford said infrastructure improvements, particularly streets and roads in Clovis, will be a major focus for him. In an effort to help the […]

Roads in need of repair

The roads in Clovis are horrible. I have lived in three states and these roads in Clovis are the worst. They are filled with potholes and are a hazard to drive on. Everywhere I have lived, the roads are watched over 24/7 and are always under construction to maintain the best quality. I was hoping […]

My turn: One more for the road

It was the best of limes; it was the worst of limes. That’s bad, but how does one begin a farewell food column? As many of you may know, I’ve left Portales to take a reporter position at the Rio Rancho Observer. Thanks to those who contributed recipes, made comments or simply read the column, […]

Monday morning briefing: A new trail, campus compass and the worst disaster

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some of the most important news of the day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday morning briefing: New recreation Clovis is hosting a ribbon cutting for the Goodwin Lake Trails 10 a.m. Tuesday at 3205 N. Prince St. It’s open to the public…and feel free to […]

Military clergy should not fear ministering gays

Freedom New Mexico Jesus dined with prostitutes and far, far worse sinners. He even dined with tax collectors, perhaps the worst sinners of all. Jesus loved sinners, representing to them the power of God’s love for humanity. He was truth and he had no fear of sin. He knew that love always conquered hate and […]

Social media can bring out worst

I’m saying goodbye to a friend in the next few days. Chris Horton and I have shared books, laughs and video game sessions, though we’re not the closest of friends. Just good enough friends to be connected on Facebook, both times he had an account. He’s deleting his second account. I wanted to quip, “Yeah, […]

Landlines, phonebooks failproof

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Of all of the messages I hate to see on my phone, the worst one comes from … the phone itself. The weekend was rough on me, even before we consider the Texas Rangers ballclub I’ve followed since the early 1990s. There were high points, but the low point […]

To be fearless cowboy way of life

Glenda Price When a cowboy gets the worst of a horseback wreck he straightens his hat, dusts off his britches and gets back on the horse. When someone asks, “Are you hurt?” he laughs, points to his body part that hit the ground first — usually his rear end — and says, “Nah … landed […]

Believe hype surrounding Wooden

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Some of the worst stories I’ve ever read were about John Wooden. Thanks to Wade Fraze, one of the best is too. Regarded as college basketball’s greatest coach, Wooden died two Fridays ago at 99. He won 620 games and 10 national titles, including seven in a row. For comparison, […]

Official: Repairing potholes game of catch up for crews

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Public Works employees Jose Escarsega, left, Lavaughn Mayfield, middle, and Jesus Garcia fill potholes Friday with coal mix on Mabry Drive. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For city street crews, the worst part of winter storms is just beginning. They’re busy filling and repairing potholes. “We are always […]

Coming Sunday: Tornado and Title Town

Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the worst tornado in Clovis’ history.

Pet of the day: Misty the ferrett

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Name: Misty About: He is the most playful critter I’ve ever owned. He’s 2 years old. He is the worst thing in the world for hiding things. He likes to get my keys and hide them in the couch. I got him at the pet store in Jonesboro, Arkansas. My favorite thing to do with […]

Even worst writers can be winners

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Like many aspiring writers, I turn to the works of some of the most brilliant writers of our time for inspiration. I also turn to some of the worst writers of our time for inspiration — or at least for consolation, knowing that my writing couldn’t be any worse. Every […]

The Worst Lies May Be the Ones We Tell Ourselves

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist Among the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Author Keith Miller was right on target when he wrote, “Honesty may not be the doorway into the kingdom of Heaven, but it is the latchstring to every door in the house.” Lots of doors slam shut without it. […]

Guantanamo immoral step to moral end

By Spc. Justin Helphenstine: guest columnist Is it possible for morality to be the means to an immoral end? A common phrase concerning the paving stones of the road to hell leads us to believe so. I think there is one such road being built today, and it’s paved by a desire to close the […]

Enjoying the dog days of summer

Ryn Gargulinkski : Local Columnist The air is stagnant. Hot. Preheated to at least 350. A blazing light beats down upon slightly greased metal. Everything on it begins to bake. No, it’s not a batch of cookies in the oven. It’s just another day in the life of a roofer in New Mexico. Although the […]

8/30 BRAC Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: The Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted Friday to move planes and personnel away from Cannon, as recommended by the Department of Defense. But commissioners ordered Cannon “enclaved,” or open in limited fashion, until Dec. 31, 2009, in hopes DoD will find it another mission. Here are excerpts from some e-mailed letters: Removing […]

Pulling out of Iraq war not hard choice

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist “I think about Iraq every day — every single day.” No, those were not the words of peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who is camped out by the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas, hoping for a meeting with the president so she can ask what her soldier son died for. Those […]