Press release: N.M. hunter education certifies 1,402 students

New Mexico’s Hunter Education Program certified 1,402 students in March as young hunters scrambled to become eligible for the April 8 application deadline for 2009-2010 big-game hunting licenses and permits.

Feb. 20, 2009 Legislative Roundup

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 29 Chile verse would become state’s official poem: A measure (HB674) introduced by Elias Barela, D-Belen, would name an official state poem. The poem, “We Love it Real Hot” by Alberto Onaldo Martinez, reads in part: Ah, Chimayo chile is so delicious to eat! That cure-all […]

Pornography succeeding without federal help

Freedom New Mexico The porn industry wants economic stimulus. It wants a federal bailout, which should resolve any confusion as to what this country has become. Some don’t believe in the free market’s ability to turn garbage into gold, to deliver anything and everything a consumer could ever want. People like that have never examined […]

Obama speech has positives, but promotes tax shell game

Freedom New Mexico Barack Obama had best become the messiah, considering this utopia he promises. His acceptance speech last week had a shelf life of 10 hours, spent while most Americans slept. They awoke to find a news industry that had moved on to focus on the announcement of John McCain’s new running mate, the […]

The gracious become more gracious

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist How’s this for the setting for a series of mystery novels? It’s twelfth-century England. Following a long career as a soldier in the Crusades and later as a ship’s captain, a short but sturdy Welshman has “taken the cowl.” Kind and wise, he has taken vows as a monk […]

Being ‘cool’ not factor in fatherhood

In the world of humor, fathers have become the fail-safe target. In television comedies and commercials, they are regularly depicted as out-of-touch with their families — and reality. They are stubbornly behind the times, playing air guitar to old Styx 8-tracks instead of quietly nodding to the beats of Finger Eleven fed through ear buds […]

Candidates poised to fight civilized race

Freedom New Mexico We may have come to a temporary lull in the frenetic political year this has become, a few moments or even weeks of relative quietude between the end of the primaries and the major party conventions. The candidates and their staffs will undoubtedly be busy during the weeks ahead, but we civilians […]

Dead body identified

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson An ambulance carries the body of 20-year-old Isaac Zarate from the field where he was found Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A body found in a Curry County field is that of a 20-year-old Clovis man reported missing since Thursday, according to the sheriff’s department. A utility employee […]

And the bear said to the atheist …

Charles Hemphill passes along a joke about an atheist in the woods: As he walked along, the atheist heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. When he turned to look, a 7-foot grizzly bear was charging toward him. He ran but the bear was soon on top of him and the atheist began crying […]

Nov. 14, 1975

John Hadley, a Texico cattle grower, defeated Richard Miller to become the president of the Curry County Farm Bureau. … Bob Vinson TV and Appliance Inc., located at 20th and Mitchell streets, offered a microwave cooking cookbook with the purchase of a microwave. … “The Other Side of the Mountain” was playing for the fourth […]