Jan. 1, 2009

HOLLYWOOD–Happy New Year, and how’s everybody? Enjoy part two of our three-part look back at things that made us laugh in 2008. • MAY -

Crash claims life of Clovis man

CNJ staff A 31-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday from injuries suffered last week in a two-car collision east of Clovis. Wesley Hess died at 1:58 p.m. (CST) at the University Medical Center in Lubbock, according to a New Mexico State Police news release. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Hess sustained multiple injuries including blunt […]

Dec. 31, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? It’s time for our annual look back at the year in jokes. Here’s part one, come back tomorrow and Friday for parts two and three. • JANUARY – President Bush proposed tax rebates Friday to hold up a sinking U.S. economy. It wasn’t all bad news. For years President […]

Milk behind philosophical thinking

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist There are no three-quart milk jugs — only philosophical dilemmas. I face mine while staring through the glass — not opening the door so as not to fog the view for the next person’s philosophical dilemma. Half-gallon or full gallon? If I go half, I run the risk […]

Security intervention warranted

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist As I listened to reports from India with reactions of people to last month’s terrorist attacks, I noticed that nearly every civilian interviewed — other than government officials — raised the issue of why the Indian government didn’t prevent the attacks. The concerns resonate with me because wherever […]

New cabinet can cut faulty regulations

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama is reportedly committed to signing a massive “stimulus” plan of government spending — some estimates are as high as $850 billion — almost as soon as he takes office Jan. 20. Yet even Vice President-elect Joe Biden has expressed fear the package will be “Christmas-treed” with all sorts of […]

Year in review: Cannon begins to see growth

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The 27th Special Operations Wing made steady progress in 2008 of preparing Cannon Air Force Base for more personnel as well as adapting to new methods of warfare. Chief of Public Affairs Capt. Mae-Li Allison said the base has 2,100 military personnel and 560 civilian employees. She said there […]

AAA offers free New Year’s rides

CNJ staff On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, intoxicated drivers will have another way to get home besides getting behind the wheel of a car. AAA Texas/New Mexico is once again offering its “Tipsy Tow” program to members and non-members alike. From 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve through midnight the following night, drivers […]

Dec. 30, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama was voted the Most Admired Man in America Friday and Hillary Clinton was named Most Admired Woman, however Sarah Palin finished right behind them. It sums up the nation’s current mood. If hope and forgiveness don’t work, get the gun. • New England Patriots star Tom […]

Dec. 29, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Valkyrie opened Friday about a German war hero who tried to kill Hitler. Close calls were the week’s theme. Hitler survived a suitcase bomb, Nixon survived an interview with Frost, and George W. Bush survived two attempts on his life by Florsheim. • The New York Times reports […]

Dec. 28, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–Merry Christmas, everybody, and God bless America. • The Detroit Lions take the field today with the chance to become the first NFL team in history to lose all sixteen of their games. Talk about overpaid. The only people in Detroit who had a lousier year and made more money were the auto executives. […]

Weather delays homicide charges

CNJ staff Clovis police said Monday they expect to file charges in a few days against a suspect in the Dec. 20 slaying of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said the holiday season and inclement weather delayed crime scene evidence from arriving at a Santa Fe crime lab for analysis. He said […]

Experts share tax tips

CNJ staff It’s never too early — or too late — to think about taxes. With the tax year ending in two days, the Internal Revenue Service and local tax preparers have tips to help reduce taxes and possibly increase refunds. Clovis and Portales Jackson Hewitt Manager Robin Hardage said mortgage insurance that first time […]

Year in review: County faces challenges

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CNJ file photo By April, events will begin taking place at the new Special Events Center. Officials say they anticipate it will thrive and the region will come to depend on it as an entertainment hub and source of economic enrichment. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Packed with frustrations, public scrutiny and controversial issues, […]

Free Choice Act may result in exact opposite

Freedom New Mexico California Democratic Congresswoman Hilda Solis, as President-elect Obama’s choice to be secretary of labor, will no doubt bring encouragement and even a touch of joy to union leaders everywhere. Whether the rest of us will have occasion to be pleased is another question. The larger issue nobody wants to discuss is whether […]

State of New Mexico

State of New Mexico

Banks owed no privacy when using tax dollars

Freedom New Mexico Can you imagine lending a relative several thousand dollars and then being told it’s none of your business whether that relative spent the money doing as promised (to pay off debts and get his fiscal house in order) or whether he blew the cash on fancy vacations and jewelry? Well, as The […]

12-28 Letters to the editor

Children’s lives supercede traffic I agree with those who say the four-way stop sign needs to be at Plains and Main. The city needs to do away with the 90-day trial period immediately, before a child is injured or killed at this intersection. The four-way stop needs to be put back at Plains and Main […]

12-28 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 18 through Tuesday:• Brandon Michael Ryan, 22, to Melanie Joy Brown, 34, both of Clovis• Raymond Lee Magness, 84, to Olga Maria Sterling, 75, both of Clovis The following divorces were compiled from court records from Dec. 18 through Tuesday:• Casey Segovia from Raymond […]

Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University