Realistic taxation should be priority in Haiti restoration

Freedom Newspapers U.S., Canadian and French troops are occupying Haiti and helping establish a new, democratic government. We believe Haitians themselves need to do most of the work of reconstructing democracy and the economy. But U.S. involvement should have a clear purpose. Immediate remedies include establishing the rule of law and guaranteeing political and other […]

Pilot remembered for daring WW II raid

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: Col. Travis Hoover was born Sept. 21, 1917, at Melrose. The son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Hoover died at age 86 in Joplin, Mo., on Jan. 17. A daring raid. Beyond daring, even. Suicidal. Yet, it changed the course of a world war, and — who knows — perhaps […]

Bush administration manipulates facts

Leonard Pitts Jr. Two plus two — I have this on good authority — equals four. So how do you feel about that? Do you support that interpretation or do you think it should be changed? Yes, I know. You’re wondering if I’ve lost my mind. Well, asking that question tells me something about you. […]

Kizer, Melvin

Melvin Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. Melvin Kizer, 67, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1939, in Lingo, to Ivy and Bill Kizer. He grew up in Lingo and Hiway. At age 16 he went to work in the oil fields around Hobbs. From […]

Area voters head for polls

By Jack King Early voting was down in this year’s city election, but statewide the practice is growing and plays a peculiar role in elections, a New Mexico State University government professor said. “If drastic changes occur in a campaign — because a candidate makes an error or a bad speech — increasingly, a third […]

Texico and Melrose consider quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase

By Michelle Seeber Clovis is not the only eastern New Mexico community asking for an increase in gross-receipts taxes. The issue is also on the ballots in Texico and Melrose in city-wide elections today. Texico is proposing a quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase for distributing, acquiring, storing and heating water to meet the future needs […]

Battered Zias hit road again

By Rick White Eastern New Mexico Zias coach Dan Buzard is not a big fan of the Lone Star Conference basketball tournament format. The Zias, who returned from a two-game road trip late Saturday night, were back on the bus less than 36 hours later heading to Tahlequah, Okla., the northern-most post in the LSC. […]

ENMU spring football begins today

By Dave Wagner J.J. Jennings is a busy man. In addition to classes, the Eastern New Mexico University freshman is running track for the Greyhounds. And he’s one of about 90 prospects scheduled to begin spring football drills today. A 5-foot-8, 185-pound speedster, Jennings helped Everman High School win back-to-back Class 3A state football championships […]

CHS tennis results

CNJ STAFF Snowman Invitational Friday, Saturday At Dumas, Texas Clovis results Boys singles Jared Cole (2-2, 6th place): W Taylor Elzner (White Deer) 7-5, 6-0; L Justin Bonner (Dumas) 6-0, 6-0; W Zach Ormsby (Borger) 6-4, 6-1; L Chase Thornberry (Clarendon) 6-4, 6-0. Jay Cole (1-3, 14th place): L B.J. Luangpraseuth (Palo Duro), score n/a; […]

ENMU hosts Southwestern in LSC tournament

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Junior forward Jamaal Hunnicutt and the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team host Southwestern Oklahoma tonight in the LSC tournament. Photo by Rick White By Dave Wagner Southwestern Oklahoma beat Eastern New Mexico University during the regular season, but needed help Saturday just to get into the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament. The […]