Strong mayor system offers checks, balances

Some on the Colorado Springs, Colo., City Council are openly confused about their roles under the executive-mayor form of government. The issue arose several times two weeks ago as councilors marked up Mayor Steve Bach’s proposed budget. Tensions had arisen weeks earlier, after Bach unilaterally fired Police Chief Richard Myers and then eliminated red-light ticketing […]

Social Security delays only scare tactic

Freedom New Mexico Anxious senior-citizen readers may be worrying that their Social Security checks might be held up by the wrangling over raising the federal debt ceiling. It’s worth clearing up that misconception and some others. Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are trying to line up enough GOP votes to pass a budget […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing, 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Game choice, game checks and the end of a war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week From our own Jenna Zamie’s search of cyberspace for the best games out there. Game: Crysis 2 Genre: First-person shooter System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? A big, bold sequel offers an eerie vision of a city under […]

Dairies work to keep milk antibiotic-free

Argen Duncan While people may worry about overexposure to antibiotics, local dairy industry representatives say a system of safety checks keep those substances out of milk produced in the area. “Most antibiotics in the dairy industry are used in a very cautious manner, and there are several reasons for that caution,” said dairy owner Alva […]

Press release: Seniors to receive $250 checks to help close prescription costs

Aug. 14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon July 30 an officer responded to lobby of the police department for a report of embezzlement. A woman said an employee at her Main Street business had taken money from the store. The woman said two customers brought her canceled […]

Commit to be reasonable Nov. 4

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Monday morning was pretty much the routine. A bowl of cereal more suited for my future children, a quick viewing of TV news and a visit to the Internet for my e-mail and social networking site checks. Add disappointment to the routine. A MySpace bulletin from a college […]

Bingaman participates in economic stimulus hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today participated in a Senate Finance Committee hearing to discuss what actions should be taken to stimulate the economy.             Bingaman is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which will write the Senate’s version of a stimulus package.  At the hearing, Senators discussed the need to pass a […]

Nov. 25, 1918

Clovis National Bank, First National Bank and Citizens Bank of Clovis advised readers to keep an eye on their account balances because many merchants were complaining to the banks about having their checks turned down with notations of “Insufficient funds.” … A.S. Beck returned from a visit to Chillicothe, Texas, were he visited on business. […]