Cyclists ride again for charity

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PNT Photo: Eric Butler Tatiana Cook, 19, a student at Dartmouth, uses her uniform to show routes for the Bike & Build cycling trips this summer. Cook’s group started in Boston and arrived in Portales Wednesday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico For a second time this summer, a group of bicyclists passed through Portales […]

More patients die because of organ act

A Brooklyn man was recently arrested for running a ring that traffics in human body parts, mainly kidneys. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum is accused of bringing people from Israel to the U.S., where one of their kidneys was harvested, and they were paid $10,000. Rosenbaum then allegedly sold those kidneys to desperate patients in the U.S. […]

No gain from advice columnists

Regarding “Annie’s Mailbox” in Tuesday’s CNJ: What are these advice columnists thinking? “Worried Mom” wrote about her 14-year-old daughter having sex with and being isolated by her controlling 16-year-old boyfriend. The columnists told her to tell the counselor. Are they nuts? This child is a child. Her boyfriend is a sex offender and he could […]

Playground project draws community support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Kerry Crawford figured she and the neighborhood kids would sell a few baked goods, hold a few car washes and make cosmetic upgrades to the playground across from the Grand Avenue Apartments. But she didn’t count on so many people caring. Now, what started with a phone call to […]

UAV squadron activating at Cannon

Freedom New Mexico The 33rd Special Operations Squadron will be activated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. The squadron will operate the MQ-9 Reapers Unmanned Aerial System, which is a medium altitude, multi-sensor platform that can locate, identify and destroy enemy positions. Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini will command […]

Money for Hull Street Overpass replacement expected in October

Freedom New Mexico It’s still a waiting game for the replacement of the Hull Street Overpass. The approximate $6.5 million, a combination of State Transportation Improvement Program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money, will not be completely available until Oct. 1. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the intent is to time bids to come […]

Udall supports N.M. dairy farmers in meeting with agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss efforts to address the national dairy crisis. The meeting was held in response to a letter sent by Udall and other senators on July 15th, calling for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase dairy price supports by […]

Ticket Feature: Family Fun Day, health fair set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo The Family Fun Day and Health Fair will be held Saturday at Clovis Community College. The event will include a car bash, bounce houses, food, vendors, health vendors, health screening and prizes. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and the Curry County Wellness Council are joining forces for a community […]

Education feature: District requiring proof of residency for 2009-2010 school year registration

Freedom New Mexico Parents will need to bring one more piece of paper when registering their student for school in Clovis this year. And it must be something that offers proof or residency. It’s all because the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority is requiring Clovis Municipal Schools to geocode, or map the district before […]

Bingaman & Udall: Key spending bill contains funding for New Mexico initiatives

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today said they are pleased a spending bill working its way through the Senate contains funding they sought for New Mexico education, job training, and health care initiatives. The funding is contained in the fiscal year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, which has […]

Tom Udall announces new outreach through social media

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M. today launched his official presence on the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Udall’s outreach on social media will provide constituents with the opportunity to engage in a two-way dialogue with his office and stay up-to-date on legislation in Washington and upcoming events in New Mexico. […]

Health care tops list of topics during Bingaman’s weekly call with New Mexico radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio about health care reform legislation being debated in Congress. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman072709m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the 2010 Defense Authorization bill that cleared the Senate last week and […]

Tuesday’s with Tom: Udall Talks about Veteran’s Issues as Well as the Ongoing Health Care Debate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including committee approval of his initiative to require training for flight attendants and gate agents to deal with intoxicated or belligerent passengers, the ongoing health care debate, and veterans issues. If you are interested in obtaining an .mp3 […]

New Mexico Wildlife now on TV

ALBUQUERQUE — Tiger muskies, Mexican wolves and fall fishing on the Rio Grande are among the topics being covered in August by “New Mexico Wildlife,” the video magazine now televised by the Department of Game and Fish. Using a name familiar to newspaper and magazine readers for decades, the Department television program strives to illustrate […]

Clovis police conducting DWI checkpoint Friday night

On Friday, 07/31/09, from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Check Point somewhere within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. The ODWI Grant makes this possible from Safer New Mexico Now. The Clovis Police Department would like to remind […]

Playground equipment to be installed

The GAP Project, sponsored by United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Saturday, Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s Heroes and […]

Meetings watch: Board approves car rental contract

At Tuesday’s regular Clovis Municipal School board meeting, the board: • Discussed the per diem mileage rate reimbursement, but tabled the issue when Vice President Mark Lansford and Member Max Best requested more information on what financial impact a raise in the rate would have on the district. • Approved curriculum for 9-12th grades modern […]

Senate doesn’t need to stop with F-22 cut

The 58-40 Senate vote last week to stop production of more F-22 fighter planes was a welcome bit of sanity applied to Pentagon spending. Whether it will lead to less wasteful Pentagon procurement policies in the future or go down as simply a symbolic gesture is a more complicated question. The F-22 was developed in […]

Tell her about it, don’t text her

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist It was over. But I’m not sure if it ever really began. I got the bad news from my friend Robert. Joaquin sent him a text message Sunday morning, and told him it was time to break up. To say it hit Robert out of nowhere is an understatement. Because […]

No money to pay survivor benefits

By Tom Philpott: Military update It can be a frustrating time of year for 54,000 military widows who see their Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) payments wiped out or reduced by the monthly amount they receive in Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs. As it has done routinely in recent years, […]