Cash, vehicle seizure laws should be nixed

A court ruling that an Albuquerque ordinance allowing police to seize and keep vehicles used by suspected drunken drivers is unconstitutional should give city officials pause to reconsider their newly passed law that allows seizure of vehicles used in prostitution cases. State District Judge Clay Campbell ruled the DWI seizure ordinance violates due process. He […]

Working holidays should be choice

Did you go shopping for early “Black Friday” specials on Thanksgiving Day? If so, what brought you to the stores? The deals or something else? Perhaps your family is unbearable and you’d prefer the company of strangers. Or perhaps they would prefer you find something to keep you out of their hair for a few hours. […]

What’s happening — Nov. 29

Friday Santa’s Arrival to the Mall — 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Pictures will begin. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and donate one can of food to the Food Bank and Santa will give a gift bag to the children. Information: 769-2308. Saturday Chamber Poker Classic Tournament — 3 p.m., Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, Civic […]

A view from under the pew: Amos

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by flinging himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. black friday woes for amos boss i was checking on the specials at sara […]

Empty stocking fund profile

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 11, 10 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is led by a single mother, who has no job. They live with a disabled grandmother. Clothing needs: Boys clothing size 8-10, shoe size 1 and 3T, shoe size 7. Girls clothing size 12-14, shoe size 4. […]

Stories of gratitude fit Thanksgiving season

Throughout the Scriptures, we read about people who were thankful. These scripture personalities were all in different situations. Some like Job were overwhelmed with trouble and calamity. Some like the blind man was healed by the Savior. Some were simply grateful that their hunger was satisfied. In all instances, the following Bible personalities had reasons […]

Charity efforts begin

By Thomas Garcia CMI Staff Writer For many Christmas time is a busy time of year, with gift shopping and family gatherings. Additionally, many area organizations and entities are working on a variety of Christmas benefit programs in order to provide those in need some holiday assistance and cheer both locally and world wide. […]

We abandoned our strongest ally

Donald Trump is correct when he states that our foreign affairs are negotiated by fools and idiots in this country. This latest debacle negotiation with Iran just proves his statement. We get nothing for our negotiations and Iran gets billions in relief. This is reminiscent of Korea during another Democrat administration. Time and time again […]

Fishing report — Nov. 28

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.   Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

Opinions split on early deals

Emily Crowe and Eric Norwood CMI STAFF WRITERS As Black Friday sales crop up earlier and earlier each year, many area shoppers are planning to avoid Thanksgiving Day sales to spend time with their families. Several local retailers will open Thanksgiving evening to accommodate early Black Friday deals, including 10 stores at the North Plains […]