Bingaman: New Mexico awarded $3.43 million to aid victims of crime

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparations Commission a total of $3.43 million to assist victims of crime. The New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission will use $2.66 million to provide grants to organizations throughout the state to enhance, expand, […]

Airman uses SABC to aid man hit by train

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs “I had to take a detour.” Senior Airman Eric Slaugh, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, was returning to base from leave in December when he encountered a snowstorm in northeastern New Mexico, a storm that would detour him into assisting in saving someone’s life. […]

Friends of Cannon Families offers help in time of need

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs It can happen to anyone. A phone call from the Red Cross gives you the bad news that there has been a death in the family. You need to get on an airplane immediately, but there is a glitch. You know that you can get a no-interest loan […]

Using taxpayer dollars to help Georgia gamble

Freedom New Mexico President Bush has proposed sending $1 billion in economic and humanitarian aid to Georgia to help that small country on Russia’s border rebuild after its disastrous war with Russia last month. Bush’s gesture indicates a certain amount of bravado and a commendable fellow feeling for a country his administration has encouraged. But […]

Aid to Pakistan might not do much good

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use […]

April 15, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Audibel Hearing Aid Center Location: 520 W. 21st St. What they do: They sell, test fit and repair hearing aids. Who’s in charge: Caroline Carrasco Employees: Two How long in business: 15 years Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 769-8119. It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant […]

Dec. 5, 1979

Gen. Lew Allen Jr., Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, arrived at Cannon Air Force Base for a one-day visit. … A 9th judicial court found a Clovis man, James L. Steele, guilty of vehicular homicide in the Sept. 1, 1978, death of his wife Allye May Steele. … A new long-distance phone […]

U.S. should halt Pakistan aid until order returns

By Freedom New Mexico Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has declared a state of emergency, tantamount to martial law, which suspends the constitution, suspends the right to assemble in public, the right to free speech, the right of free movement, and the right of detainees to be informed of their offense and be given access […]

Time on earth shouldn’t be squandered

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist In my childhood days, when we would visit relatives, we always went to the general store. At this general store, one could find everything: feed, milk, cereal, lye, garden seed and anything else one might need. Miss Nell always stocked a wide variety of candy and plenty of bottled cokes […]

Education Digest: Congressional act bolsters student aid

Congress will provide more than $17 billion for student financial aid in 2008, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. A new law, named the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, restructuring the college aid program cuts private lender subsidies by about $19 billion and reduces interest on need-based loans to 3.4 […]

Oct. 1, 1940

A call for volunteers to aid in the registration of all young men between the ages of 21 and 35 in compliance with the Selective Service Act was issued by County Clerk Claude Gamble. … The Girl Scouts of Troop Four celebrated their third anniversary at the Methodist Church, with singing and folk dancing. … […]

Anti-drug package will only worsen problem in Mexico

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush confirmed last week, at the U.S.-Canada-Mexico “summit” meeting, that the U.S. is planning a “robust” aid package to help Mexico combat the illegal drug trade. There is little question Mexico is experiencing a tragic wave of violence as various drug cartels battle among themselves and with the federales. But throwing […]

Food handouts harm economy in U.S., abroad

By Freedom Newspapers Even as many Americans continue to clamor that government hand just about everything into our waiting palms, elsewhere more people and groups are recognizing how vital free markets are to international development. The international humanitarian relief group CARE recently rejected a shipment from the U.S. government of some $46 million worth of […]

Governor declares disaster area

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Government entities of three eastern New Mexico communities hit hard by tornadoes Friday were given access to state funds for restoration Sunday, but aid for affected individuals hinges on the federal government, according to authorities. Gov. Bill Richardson declared Clovis a state disaster area Sunday as he toured a […]

Governor frees state money for assistance

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Government entities of three eastern New Mexico communities hit hard by tornadoes Friday were given access to state funds for restoration Sunday, but aid for affected individuals hinges on the federal government, according to authorities. Gov. Bill Richardson declared Clovis a state disaster area Sunday as he toured a […]

Legal office may face shuttering sentence

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer For 29 years, Lucy Lopez has guided low-income residents in Curry County through the legal system maze. Now, her job is in peril. The New Mexico Legal Aid office in Clovis where Lopez works as a paralegal has been recommended for closure. “We are needed (in Curry County),” Lopez […]

Jan. 26, 1937

Firefighters were called to 405 Sheldon to extinguish a small blaze originating in an awning. No damage was reported. … Residents were being cited for failure to have brake- and light-test certificates on their vehicle windshields. … Local residents had donated $227.50 through the Curry County Red Cross to aid flood victims in Ohio. … […]

Aid necessary in ‘Pursuit of Happyness’

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what our United States Constitution guarantees. However, the “happiness” is the tricky part because it’s an inalienable right that is not guaranteed. One must pursue it. It’s this pursuit of happiness that brings a grown man to tears in the moving big-screen […]

Localizing relief would provide better disaster aid

Editorial I t’s a good thing that, in defiance of most of the predictions and of all the alarmists who tried to link nasty hurricanes to global warming, we had a relatively mild hurricane season this year. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency had been called upon to deal with a disaster this year, it […]

Cannon firefighters help in Texico blaze

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Cannon Fire Department responded to a request to render mutual aid for a 5,500 gallon fuel spill near Texico on Sept. 20. Two Cannon firefighters responded by pulling the base’s 1,000 gallon foam trailer to the spill and teamed with Texico and Clovis Fire Departments to lay a foam […]