Farmland in dire need of rainfall

They say if you don’t like the weather in eastern New Mexico, wait a few minutes and it’ll change. OK, I’m ready for a change. There’s a story going around that they’re laying off weather forecasters left and right because anyone can write the forecast lately. It goes something like this: “Lots of sunshine, highs […]

Intelligence program in dire need of oversight committee

Freedom Newspapers An ancient Roman proverb asks, “Who watches the watchman?” We might update that to: “Who spies on the spies?” That is, who makes sure they’re doing the right thing and not abusing their budgets, authority and powers? The question arises after a recent three-part series in The Washington Post, “Top Secret America.” Some […]

Education cuts have dire consequences

By Dennis Roach As the state Legislature deliberates over New Mexico’s budget shortfall, I have frequently heard the statement, “Every program must take its share of cuts.” This statement assumes every program is of equal value, and has an equal return for our future benefit, an idea which is far from the truth. On the […]

Despite festivities, outlook still dire

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama will truly be unique. He will be the first president younger than me. He’ll also be the first black president in our nation’s history. While I’m extremely unsure about his politics and his ability to step up to the office, the historic aspect […]

Judge calls for judicial complex

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Judge Hartley said that the Ninth Judicial Court will need two more judges and three to five more courtrooms in the next five years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer District Judge Teddy Hartley believes Curry County is in dire need of a judicial complex. His vision of a judicial […]