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Fire destroys Clovis residence

A residence was destroyed by fire Saturday in the 2200 block of Chapparal Avenue, according to a report from the Clovis Fire Department. No injuries were reported, with the cause under investigation. According to the report: The department was...

 

Students should consider post high school education

If you pick up most any tangible item you will see it was made in Mexico or China. More and more we see labor exported from the United States to countries where labor costs are cheaper. If you followed the GM bailout story a few years ago, it became...

 

Senators introduce water legislation

WASHINGTON — New Mexico's senators introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at helping the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System and other water projects gain priority funding. The legislation introduced by Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M.,...

 

Portales police chief announces plans to retire

Portales Police Department Chief Jeff Gill notified city officials Saturday that he will be retiring Sept. 21. Jeff Gill Gill, who has been the chief of the department for close to 19 years, said the decision was his and his alone. "I've given it...

 

Perspective matters in election year

While I was on break Saturday night, I got a bite to eat and couldn't help but overhear a brother-sister conversation that went like so: Little Brother: "Hey, I'm thirsty. Buy me a drink." Older Sister: "You've got money. You buy it." LB: "No, I'm...

 

Portales police chief resigns

Portales Police Department Chief Jeff Gill notified city officials Saturday that he will be retiring Sept. 21. Jeff Gill Gill, who has been the chief of the department for close to 19 years, said the...

 

Ethnic fair hosts new events

Most years, the lineup for the annual Clovis Ethnic Fair changes little, as the performers, volunteers and educators always plan to come back. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Anna Watkins, 13, left,...

 

Police blotter - July 18

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Monday 1:54 a.m.: Caller reported shots fired in the area, 900 block of Cameo Street. 7:10 a.m.: Caller advised there were geese on the property, one injured, that were getting dangerously...

 

Spouse briefs: Connect your kids with family from afar

Being in the military has required a lot of sacrifice for our family. We have dealt with my husband being deployed or TDY or in training for a combined total of three of that last ten years. Not to mention the number of birthdays, anniversaries,...

 

Spouse briefs: Connect your kids with family from afar

Being in the military has required a lot of sacrifice for our family. We have dealt with my husband being deployed or TDY or in training for a combined total of three of that last ten years. Not to mention the number of birthdays, anniversaries,...

 

Comments open on school redistricting

The public can review and comment on recent proposals for redistricting for the new Gattis Middle School at two upcoming meetings, according to news release from the superintendent's office. According to the news release: The first meeting will be...

 

Senators introduce water legislation

WASHINGTON — New Mexico's senators introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at helping the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System and other water projects gain priority funding. The legislation introduced by Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, D-N.M.,...

 

Press release: Udall previews prescription drug abuse hearing

WASHINGTON – On his weekly radio call today, U.S. SEN. TOM UDALL previewed a hearing he will take part in tomorrow to examine the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States, and New Mexico's sad distinction of having the highest drug...

 

Military Update: VA aims for fast claims processing

The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing more than a million disability compensation claims a year, for veterans of every age and era, whether they served in wartime or during periods of relative calm. But that has not been enough to keep...

 

Military Update: VA aims for fast claims processing

The Department of Veterans Affairs is processing more than a million disability compensation claims a year, for veterans of every age and era, whether they served in wartime or during periods of relative calm. But that has not been enough to keep...

 

Column: Perspective matters in elections

While I was on break Saturday night, I got a bite to eat and couldn't help but overhear a brother-sister conversation that went like so: Little brother: "Hey, I'm thirsty. Buy me a drink." Older sister: "You've got money. You buy it." LB: "No, I'm...

 

Column: Perspective matters in elections

While I was on break Saturday night, I got a bite to eat and couldn't help but overhear a brother-sister conversation that went like so: Little brother: "Hey, I'm thirsty. Buy me a drink." Older sister: "You've got money. You buy it." LB: "No, I'm...

 

Editorial: ID plan could disenfranchise potential voters

F or five days this month, Texas presented its best arguments for why its Voter ID law does not discriminate against minorities. The federal government offered its own critical assessment. The political nature of this national debate over access to...

 

Editorial: ID plan could disenfranchise potential voters

F or five days this month, Texas presented its best arguments for why its Voter ID law does not discriminate against minorities. The federal government offered its own critical assessment. The political nature of this national debate over access to...

 

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