Clovis still waiting on MVD expansion

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks The New Mexico MVD in Clovis is full of customers waiting to do some type of motor vehicle transaction. Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico residents waiting for a new, expanded motor vehicle department in Clovis, touted by state officials two years ago, are going to have to resort to a […]

Compensation for vets expanded

More than 84,000 Vietnam veterans afflicted with heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or B-cell leukemia are drawing disability compensation today thanks to a decision by Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to expand the list of ailments presumed caused by exposure to herbicides, including Agent Orange, used during that war. Another 74,000 veterans have claims pending, […]

Food at the speed of life: Food column now features online show

My food columnist role has expanded to include “cooking show hostess.” Sort of. Freedom New Mexico has started a parenting section that runs online and in a quarterly newspaper section. I do a monthly online video demonstration of cooking with kids. The first demonstration, “Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas,” is at www.parenthoodnm.com. I’ve also filmed demos […]

Hiring authority expanded to certain cybersecurity jobs

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force managers hiring civilian federal employees for certain cybersecurity positions have been authorized to use the streamlined Schedule A hiring authority to help expeditiously fill more than 680 positions. The Department of Defense grants the use of Schedule A in specific […]

Expanded digital access uses same common sense

By Master Sgt. Keith Houin: U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Social networking sites are open to Air Force servicemembers and employees in the workplace. This change to policy has raised many questions about using social media officially and personally in the workplace. When you get right down to […]

TRICARE enhances autism services coverage

By Brian Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Active duty military families now have access to expanded services for autistic children under TRICARE. A new set of behavioral and educational benefits — the Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration benefit — allows eligible beneficiaries to see a new category of providers as part of the Extended Care […]

Backing off Palin daughter best path for media

By Kevin Wilson The teams are complete for the presidential election battle. The fight is between Barack Obama and John McCain, and the undercard is between Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. I could write about the glass ceiling that may be shattered. I could talk about the expanded roles small states […]

Health officials: Salmonella investigation expanded

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health says an investigation into salmonella cases in Roosevelt County has expanded. NMDOH officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 12 cases in Roosevelt County by DNA testing and say they are all from the same strain. The latest of those cases was confirmed on July 7, according […]

May 20, 2008 Business Digest

Suddenlink completes fiber ring Suddenlink announced it has completed a more than 900 mile ring of fiber through west Texas and Clovis, according to a press release. The fiber-ring will enable expanded, high-definition channels, video on demand and other new services, the release said. The project, which took six months to complete, connects cable systems […]

School employees stepping into new roles

CNJ staff Several employees of the Clovis school district will step into new and expanded roles under the direction of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The changes take effect Friday. “While the main intent of this reorganization is to make for a more efficient running of the organization, we […]

Patriot Act violates more than one amendment

Freedom Newspapers A recent decision by a U.S. district judge in New York is a welcome affirmation of the American constitutional scheme, which has — or should have — personal liberty as its core. The judge struck down a provision of the Patriot Act that expanded the power of the FBI to force certain businesses […]