Support will aid Chile in its recovery

Freedom New Mexico Our thoughts go out to the people of Chile in the aftermath of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday near the city of Concepcion. The quake is being called the fifth-largest ever recorded and hundreds of times more powerful than the quake that ravaged Haiti in January. Collapsed highways, overturned cars, […]

Shorthanded Hounds host No. 13 Tarleton

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU linebackers Texavier Henry, left, and Edward Zamora team up to bring down Angelo State tight end Bradan Richey in a game at Greyhound Stadium on Oct. 3. The Hounds host 13th-ranked Tarleton State at 6 p.m. today. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University, already at […]

Home invasion experience still haunts Portales resident

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Freedom Photo: Eric Butler Jo Ann Vickers stands over the spot in her hall where she lie beaten and suffering a broken femur during a March 30, 2008 home invasion. Vickers attackers are serving prison time, but memories of the attack still haunt her. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It was late on a […]

Colleges prepared to combat H1N1 flu

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University is working to prepare students for the upcoming flu season and possible H1N1 with a small kit. It contains a mask, handy wipes and disposable thermometer. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Local campuses are taking the threat of H1N1 flu (swine flu) seriously. Eastern New […]

Official: Swine show entries up

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FNM correspondent: Karl Terry Clay Lieb, left, and Weston Whitecotton trade information during the swine show Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair. The fair continues through Saturday. By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Kasyn Creighton may have already forgotten judge Tyler Dewey’s Tuesday night comments about her Hampshire hog but she and dozens of other Roosevelt […]

Group voices concerns about government spending at rally

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clockwise from top, Karolyn Sailer, Chris Dudley and Louis Moore sign oversized cards addressed to legislators during Wednesdays Taxed Enough Already party on Main Street. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Walter Bradley asked the crowd if they were being taxed enough already, and 400 voices shouted back, “Yes.” The […]

State legislature adjourns

The New Mexican What passed (Bills already signed by Gov. Bill Richardson have been noted.): * Death penalty:

Editorial: Lead poisoning not only issue in ATV ban

The federal government has an important message for you: Eating your all-terrain vehicle may be hazardous to your health. Perhaps you already knew this. It doesn’t matter — poorly written federal legislation has taken control of the situation, inadvertently banning the sales of youth ATVs and ATV parts. The cause of this ban, which seriously […]

Jan. 22 Letters to the Editor

Money already wasted on schools Regarding “Legislators brace for budget cutbacks” on www.cnjonline.com: Dennis Roch is nuts or blind. Half of our states’ annual budget already goes to “education” and what good has it done? Kids are being allowed to graduate when they don’t know how to read, can’t do basic math problems, have no […]

Turbine parts recalled

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Two sections of the wind turbine tower already installed at Mesalands Community College will be dismantled and replaced because of a manufacturer’s recall, said Phillip Barry, president of the college. The General Electric recall only affects the base and mid-section, which were installed on Sunday, Barry said. The replacement […]

First person: Living the ag life

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Austin Graham, 18, has shown horses since he was 7 years old. As the president of the New Mexico state 4-H club during the last school year, Austin Graham, 18, said he missed a lot of school, never got enough sleep and was always busy. A month after his term […]

Economy crisis used to force lifestyle change

Freedom New Mexico To most Americans, rapidly rising gasoline prices are a serious budget problem, but are something less than a cataclysm. No one knows the future trajectory of gas prices, but Americans do know how to deal with their budgets until gas prices moderate. We will drive less, buy more fuel-efficient cars, work closer […]

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INVESTIGATES TB IN NEW MEXICO HEALTHCARE WORKER

The New Mexico Department of Health is screening approximately 250 individuals in Albuquerque and Clovis to rule out the spread of tuberculosis (TB) from a health-care worker who was recently diagnosed with the disease. The Department of Health and other agencies have already tested 73 individuals who have been in close contact with the worker. […]

Sunday alcohol sales already started in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer The first Sunday of alcohol sales fell on Easter for Applebee’s. “It went really well,” said manager Dustin Barnes. He said the success of the sales was hard to gauge on a holiday that traditionally focuses on family gatherings. “People who didn’t have family to go to definitely enjoyed […]

New area code affects state of mind

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist It’s a little hard saying goodbye to the 505. On the surface, it’s just a three-digit area code for our Land of Entrapment, I mean Land of Enchantment. But the 505 is also a mentality. This area code change is literally going to split our state in half, if politicians […]

First impressions from Mbale, Uganda

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist As I’m writing from Mbale, Uganda, my problem is not that I don’t have enough to write about; it’s much the opposite.   We’ve been in Africa for just three days. We’re barely out of the jet-lag doldrums, much less qualified to hold a serious opinion or draw any […]

Cannon Tax Center saves Cannon community $70,965, still counting

Courtesy of the Cannon Legal Office The Cannon Tax Center has been open a month and has already saved Cannon taxpayers $70,965 as of this week. Those numbers are expected to continue to grow. The center has completed 427 federal tax returns, 606 state returns and has achieved $971,128 in total refunds so far this […]