Journalists should stay off payrolls

Is anyone really surprised that MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann gave contributions to three Democratic politicians? It’s hard to summon the kind of deep outrage that drove Olbermann, host of the cable channel’s top-rated “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” into a brief suspension. If you watch his show or listen to his frequent bloviating it becomes apparent […]

Regent honored posthumously by Eastern New Mexico Foundation

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A story of helping others after tragedy and contributions of time, effort and money make the recipients of this year’s Eastern New Mexico Foundation awards stand out. Late ENMU Regent and businessman Alva C. Carter Sr. is posthumously receiving the Volunteer of the Year award, while Super 8 motel […]

More ethics bills placed in hopper

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, with the help of some House Democrats, is pushing a package of bills that she said Tuesday will bring more transparency to state government. Denish told reporters at a news conference that her package is separate from the ethics legislation package being pushed […]

Students should be focus

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Last week, this column centered on the contributions of teachers to the lives and futures of students and included a statement concerning how school provides a structured and organized, thus safe, environment for many children. It would take up valuable space to describe in detail how many children, growing up […]

Sept. 22, 2006 Meetings Watch

The following is a report on Thursday’s City Commission meeting: • Commissioners recognized Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey for his service, and Mayor David Lansford presented him with a key to the city and a plaque. Lansford described Carey’s contributions during his 29 years on the force as “enormous,” adding, “you cannot measure the contributions […]

Fireworks fund $2,000 short of goal

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, the anxiety level over contributions for the annual Smoke On the Water fireworks display is also rapidly diminishing. On Wednesday event coordinators said they were within $2,000 of meeting their goal. According to Clovis businessman Tom Martin, the city’s businesses and organizations have […]

Social Security needs to be fixed now

by John Bussian, Guest Columnist Were the country not at war, easily the biggest issue in the presidential campaign would be President Bush’s plan to save Social Security benefits for younger workers. The issue isn’t just a curiosity, to see if the plan would work. It is a necessity if workers below the age of […]

Smoke on the Water still in need of funding

STAFF REPORTS Less than three weeks from the annual Smoke on the Water fireworks show, coordinator Tom Martin said about 60 percent of the needed funds have been donated. Martin said about $12,000 in donations have come in for the show, which costs about $20,000. “Being at that $20,000 level … allows us to have […]

DA challenger outspending incumbent

By Darrell Todd Maurina Matt Chandler has raised nearly $4,200 more than incumbent Brett Carter in the campaign for district attorney, according to campaign finance records filed Thursday evening State law requires candidates to file campaign finance reports on May 10 and May 27. Through Tuesday, Chandler had raised $29,007.84 and spent $25,696.03; Carter had […]

Treasurer race about different experiences

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of question and answer sessions with county office candidates. The county treasurer’s duties include collecting taxes in the county and maintaining a bond fund account and a general fund account. The treasurer also is responsible for the safekeeping, disbursement and […]

Brownlow, Ernest

Ernest Derrell Brownlow, 69, of Lamesa, Texas, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 28, 1934, in Lamesa to Luther E. and Mayme Lee Brownlow. He was a member of the First Baptist Church O’Donnell. Family members said he actively attended Bluegrass festivals. He married Claudia […]

United Way still needs help to meet goal

By Jack King With help from local residents, businesses and agencies, the Curry County United Way is well on its way to achieving its goal for this year’s fund raiser, United Way executive director Erinn Burch said Wednesday. But, there’s still a little way to go, she said. United Way’s goal this year is $375,000 […]

Abortion is becoming moral question

By Mona Charen Last week’s news contained a couple of nuggets that stand conventional wisdom on its head. Among the things everybody knows is that Democrats, being the party of the little people, raise money in small contributions, whereas Republicans, being the party of fat cats, raise funds in huge basketfuls from wealthy corporate types. […]