Politicians leave citizens big bill

Tibor Machan My favorite place to live in America is California. But don’t get me wrong — one size does not fit all. And how wonderful that is, that people differ so much that they could be quite happy living in very different places. I love this since it helps to confirm my individualist position […]

Information sharing should be part of policy

I mmigration activists are rightly starting to rethink their trust of the Obama administration. They have good reason: This administration has been more active in pursuing and deporting illegal residents than its immediate predecessors. Those advocates might, however, be a bit too sensitive about one recent development. People are voicing alarm that the government is […]

Hounds’ coach Mark Ribaudo’s comments on LSC media day

Sixth-year Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo spoke about his team July 22 during the Lone Star Conference football media day at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Friday morning briefing: Tax free weekend, weed search and sign of the times

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Tax free reminder Parents take note: Today is the first day of tax free weekend. No taxes on school supplies and assorted other delightful items. Here’s a link: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Individuals/Pages/Tax-Holiday.aspx Weed patrol Seems like the weeds are taking over Clovis. Where are the tallest weeds […]

Zias sign four players for softball

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University softball program has signed four junior college transfers to national letters of intent for the 2011 season. The players, all of whom will be juniors, are right-handed pitcher Erin Rufosse of Gibsons, British Columbia; outfielder Devin Higgins of Reno, Nev.; third baseman Emily Livingston of Corinth, […]

Artesia police investigating Portales grad’s homicide

Freedom New Mexico A former Portales woman is the victim of a homicide in Artesia. Police said Brandy Capps, 32, died at Artesia General Hospital Saturday of at least one gunshot wound. Capps is a 1996 graduate of Portales High School. Eddy County Sheriff Captain Jeff Zuniga said police have a suspect but have not […]

Commission approves wastewater plant bid

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File photo City Engineer Justin Howalt testified the more than 20-year-old wastewater treatment plant is in such bad repair the city spent more than $19,000 recently just to keep it functioning until the project begins. CNJ staff City commissioners approved a $6.8 million bid Thursday night, clearing the way for Clovis to get started on […]

FCC provides training for in-home child care

Cannon Connections Photo: Jared Tucker Laela Lancaster, 11 months, plays with a stuffed toy just before nap time. Her mother, Ashley Lancaster, has been an Family Child Care provider since January, and said she enjoys her job because she makes lesson plans to teach the children. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections There are enough in-home […]

Prescription drug misuse could cost airmen

By Senior Airman Amanda Dick: 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Sitting in his room with a headache, an airman contemplates whether or not to take pain medication that was prescribed to him for a tooth extraction several months ago. He decides it’s pain medication, and he’s suffering from pain, so […]

Father, daughter share aircraft heritage

USAF photo: Greg Allen Recently promoted Master Sergeant Jennifer Seibt, 73rd Special Operations Squadron, and her father, retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Seibt, stand in front of an MC-130W Dragon Spear July 30 at Cannon Air Force Base. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — While many […]

Preferred aircraft basing alternatives released

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released several announcements regarding five different aircraft July 29. Michael Donley, the Secretary of the Air Force and Gen. Norton Schwartz, the chief of staff of the Air Force, approved C-27J operations and training candidate bases and announced the transition of Holloman Air Force Base to the F-16 Fighting Falcon […]

Airman gives of himself to save son

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An airman from Hurlburt Field, Fla., donated a portion of his liver to help save the life of a two-year-old boy. Senior Airman Mario Webb, a ground radio maintainer from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, acted as a living donor to give his son, Genghis, a liver transplant in April. Webb […]

Aug. 6 -Aug. 12 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Chef’s choice Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Mexican cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and fried chicken Thursday: Chinese cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Nutella sandwich makes great dessert

The versatile sandwich can make just as good of a dessert as it does a lunch. I put Nutella, (spreadable chocolate, one the greatest things since the sliced bread you put it on), marshmallow cream and the ever-useful banana in a sandwich. For a small time investment, you get a rich dessert. You may remember […]

Military mama: School welcome relief

Summer is sputtering to a halt and I’m anxiously counting down the days until school is back in session. I am sure that I am not alone in this sentiment, but if I am I will boldly continue. I am exhausted. Entertaining my 4-year-old is a full-time job with no overtime pay. All summer my […]

Tax-free shopping holiday starts today

Liliana Castillo New Mexico’s annual tax-free holiday runs today through Sunday and local and corporate businesses in Clovis and Portales are stocking up to deal with the rush. This weekend, New Mexico shoppers get a break from gross receipts tax on: • all clothing and shoes under $100 • school supplies under $15 • computers […]

Child care fees change to maintain services

By Lisa Daniel: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is adjusting its child care fees, adding categories for its highest income earners, to compensate for six years without fee range increases, Pentagon officials announced July 30. The department’s Military and Community Family Policy Office has added three categories to the top of […]

Bingaman: Bill would help New Mexico close its budget gap

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced the U.S. Senate has approved legislation that would help New Mexico close its budget gap with an eye toward preventing cuts to health care and teacher layoffs. Under the proposal, the state would receive an additional $126 million through Medicaid, which frees up this amount in state dollars […]

Annual appreciation day will honor airmen, families

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The Clovis community will recognize the men and women of Cannon Air Force Base 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Unity Park with the 21st annual Cannon Appreciation Day. All service members, their families and base employees are invited to the show of appreciation and enjoy free food, games […]

Right Start: Program introduces airmen to community

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Marjorie Watkins, membership services coordinator for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce, gathers items from the chamber’s membership Tuesday to place in a Right Start bag for airmen. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Right Start program gives airmen just that; a right start. The program, which is […]