Residents taking part in NAACP training institute

CNJ staff Six Clovis residents are taking part in a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People training institute this week. Clovis branch president Selmus Price and five others are attending NAACP Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute Thursday through Saturday in Albuquerque. Price will be joined by Anthony Mahan, first vice president and legal […]

Editorial: Head of drug council should bring change

President Obama is reported to have settled on Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, taking the position commonly referred to as “drug czar.” It would have been preferable to abolish the position and transfer the 100 or so employees the “czar” supervises to other departments or to […]

Government retiree `double dipping’ targeted

By Doug Mattson Politicians and union leaders alike are taking aim at the controversial practice of “double-dipping” — public employees returning to work after retirement to collect a salary and pension. The issue comes as lawmakers consider ways to keep some of New Mexico’s biggest retirement funds from hemorrhaging money. The Public Employees Retirement Association […]

Tucumcari taking long shot on race track

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico It’s a long shot — but betting that a race track license may become available within the next two years — the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed Friday to extend its option on land near Interstate 40. The authority, which has $9,224 left in its bank account from its […]

Taking part in government U.S. tradition

Freedom New Mexico Today’s inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th president is a special day for all Americans. Many might consider it even more special than many previous transitions of presidential authority. Certainly at the top of the list is the ascension of the nation’s non-Anglo president. Many people consider it long overdue, coming […]

Dec. 19 Commander's Action Line

Will the BX be changing its hours as Cannon expands? Thank you for taking the time to let us know your concerns about the hours of operation at the Cannon Base Exchange. Based on several suggestions they had received from

First Person: World traveler returns to roots

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Retirement for David Griffin means taking care of his honey-do list. Liliana Castillo David Griffin traveled across the world while serving in the Air Force. He enjoyed England, where he met his wife, the beaches in Spain and California. But when he retired out of Cannon Air Force Base, he […]

Nov. 11 Letters to the Editor

Feds after our hard-earned funds The Democratically controlled House of Representatives in Washington is attempting to nationalize our privately held retirement accounts. Hearings are being held on taking over our 401k plans. This is a terrible idea. The Politicians see a huge pool of assets

Cannon brings theatrics to rape education

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, partly […]

Sexual assault awareness program takes theatrical approach

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, […]

Animals set for auction

Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Four-year-old Teagan Faust shows off her sheep named Lollipop Friday night in the show arena at the Roosevelt County Fair. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Hundreds of Roosevelt County children will be shown the money for taking care of their livestock, as the gavel comes down on the 20th […]

Arrests ‘just part of life’ for some

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist I saved a newspaper clipping from 1994 when Willie Nelson was busted while taking a nap at a Texas roadside park.

Rail riding still not appealing

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were thinking of taking a train trip to visit family in northern Minnesota. Once we checked into it, it was obvious that ridin’ the rails ain’t what it used to be. We’d start at Las Vegas, N.M., on Amtrak’s “Southwest Chief” and, according […]

Commissioner opposed to animal euthanasia change

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Juan Garza Sr. said he resents a push to change the euthanization method at the Clovis Animal Shelter, terming it the work of special interest groups from outside the community. After taking a week to research the issue, he said he will recommend at Tuesday’s Animal Control […]

Business feature: More female riders taking to the road

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Carla DuBois, left, of Clovis goes over some of the features of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Monday with Debbie Walton of Clovis at the High Plains Harley-Davidson dealership on Mabry Drive. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Ronnie Jones, general manager for High Plains Desert Honda, has seen a steady […]

Purpose is to serve God, not ourselves

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Years ago I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. At our cabin meeting, our counselor explained that there would be tryouts for camp pianist that afternoon. I had been taking lessons since the third grade and I thought that I was qualified.

They’re going to Disneyland

Thanks to a generous group of unnamed donors, children at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home will be taking a trip to Disneyland this summer.

Jan. 6, 2008 Honor

Pat Weekley is the Pintores Art League artist of the month for January. Her paintings will be on display at Clovis-Carver Library until Jan. 31. She has been active in the art league for 11 years and has served in several offices. She also has been involved in many art shows sponsored by the art […]

Something to do on January 2

Now that Christmas is over, you can get rid of your live, ornament-and-tinsel-free Christmas tree by placing it next to your dumpster or taking it to the landfill located on East Brady. To notify public works that you have a tree that needs to be picked up call 769-2376.

County seeks applicants to serve on committees

CNJ staff Curry County is taking applications from residents interested in serving on the County Centennial Committee. The county will be 100 years old in 2009, and committee members will help plan a year-long celebration. The committee will have about 13 members. Curry County officials are seeking one resident from each of the five county […]