Commission member seeking alternative to tax hike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cindy Vaughan of Clovis, right, takes her change Thursday from Cindy Arnold, owner of Pet Logic on north Main Street, while purchasing a sweater for her pet Chihuahua Blackie. Arnold said she files gross receipt taxes every month. Kevin Wilson Clovis’ mayor hates the idea of a tax increase, but [...]

Wind energy may be costly in long run

Is wind power a viable alternative to low-cost fossil fuels? Consider this: relying on windmills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions not only is expensive and ironically harmful to the environment, it won’t accomplish its main goal. “A slew of recent studies show that wind-generated energy likely won’t result in any reduction in carbon emissions — [...]

Going green starts with personal change

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I suppose the problem addressed in this column is like other common questions, in that the answer lies, not in knowing, but in doing. We know that, if we do not develop alternative energies, our modes of transportation will radically alter when fossil fuel runs out. We know that we [...]

Freedom creditors can solicit alternative plan

By Randall Chase: The Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The creditors committee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Freedom Communications will be allowed to seek an alternative to the company’s reorganization plan, a Delaware judge has ruled. Following a hearing Wednesday, Judge Brendan Shannon granted the committee’s request to allow its investment bankers to [...]

Obama needs to weigh all troop options

Freedom New Mexico Before leaving on his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama let it be known he is not satisfied with any of the four alternative plans he and his national security team have been considering — involving troop augmentations from zero to 40,000 — to prosecute the next phase of the war in [...]

Letter to the editor: Criticism only serves as motivation

Criticism only serves as motivation I am a student at Choices Alternative School. My teachers, many other students and I have read comments on the CNJ Web site related to our school. Choices is a great school. We are not just hoodlums. Choices students are only normal people trying to earn a diploma in order [...]

Another alternative: Don’t spend

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Have you noticed all the newspaper supplements and magazines suddenly printing stories about “saving money,” and coining new words like “staycation” for not traveling someplace for a vacation? I notice they’re using words like “savings” and “spend less.” I wonder what happened to “spend nothing.” After all, if you don’t [...]

Lujan talks alternative energy

Freedom New Mexico Investing in alternative energy will not only reduce the country’s need for foreign oil, but will also provide an alternative revenue stream for farmers, according to Ben Lujan, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. Lujan spoke to more than two dozen eastern New Mexico farmers and ranchers Thursday during the [...]

Oct. 17 Religion Digest

Church hosting alternative celebration Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting an alternative to traditional trick or treating on Oct. 31. Called Release from Darkness, the event is a walk through of sights, sounds and tastes relating to All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. The event is come-and-go and is open to community. The event will [...]

Using food for fuel not solution

By Pat Lyons: Guest columnist As Americans continue to look for alternative fuels to power our homes, schools, businesses, and automobiles, we must rethink one such “alternative” that is taking a big bite out of major food crops — ethanol. Far more corn grown in this country is going toward fuel production, not food consumption, [...]