Meetings watch: Global spectrum to manage events center until September

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Global Spectrum will manage the Special Events Center through September. Curry County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract with the company. Global Spectrum representative Dean Dennis spent more than an hour going through the contract, highlighting areas that had changed. The commission will get first priority on […]

Students earn board approval for global competition

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A pair of student groups, and a few of their parents, are hoping their final destination isn’t just in their imagination. Student teams from the Gifted and Talented programs at Ranchvale and James R. Bickley elementary schools, which won the state Destination ImagiNation state tournament March 14, received approval […]

County Commission hires Global Spectrum to manage Special Events Center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry Commissioners accepted a six-month contract Tuesday with Global Spectrum to manage the Special Events Center. The contract specifies Global will oversee promotion, function and booking for the center. Dean Dennis of Global said the firm also brings a sister company, Ovations, to

Enacting global mandates hurts U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico A new poll found that people rank global warming dead last, 20th out of 20, among their top concerns. The economy was No. 1, while other economic-related issues unsurprisingly gravitated to the top. The survey conducted Jan. 7-11 asked 1,503 adults on cell phones and landlines to rank 20 issues by importance, […]

Civic center hires new manager

The Clovis Civic Center has a new general manager. Global Spectrum, operators of the center, named Brock Neely as the new general manager succeeding Neil McMullin. McMullin is transferring to another Global Spectrum-managed convention center in Ohio. Neely, who joined Global Spectrum as Operations Manager at the Clovis Civic Center in march of 2006, will […]

Profile: Cindy McCain rallies for global causes

MCT photo: Chuck Kennedy Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, supports many humanitarian efforts. By Jill Zuckman: Chicago Tribune Editor’s note: Here is the second of a two-part profile of Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Last month, Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, was profiled. […]

Global warming bill could have been disastrous

Freedom New Mexico The Lieberman-Warner global warming bill, defeated last month

Government least likely to fix climate change

Freedom New Mexico This week, the Senate begins debating perhaps the most far-reaching, potentially costly, economy-devastating government intrusion since the Great Depression. Hold on to your wallets, Washington is coming to your rescue. Under the guise of saving us from global warming’s evils, the Lieberman-Warner America’s Climate Security Act (S2191) effectively would impose a hidden […]

Green efforts add to current economic woes

Freedom New Mexico The first of what promises to be many taxes and regulations to protect us from the presumed threat of global warming was approved last week by an air quality management district in San Francisco. It marked the first time in the nation a government agency has charged companies “fees” based on their […]

“Air Force Roadmap” under review

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman today reviewed the mission impact of a new Air Force “Roadmap” that indicates the types of missions and aircraft that could be deployed at Air Force bases in New Mexico. The release of the Air Force Roadmap shows future potential impacts at Kirtland, Holloman and Cannon […]

Events center losses predicted

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Officials with a Philadelphia-based facility management firm warned Curry County commissioners the county will lose about $500,000 during the Special Events Center’s first year of operation. Global Spectrum representative Neil McMullin said the county could continue to see losses of up to a $500,000 a year for at least […]

Senate committee perpetuates global warming scare

By Freedom New Mexico To protect us from unlikely harm, Congress is rushing toward a trillion dollar disaster that will empower government and enrich a few. A bill to impose potentially economy-crippling restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions has passed a key Senate committee. Only eight years ago senators voted 95-0 against imposing Kyoto Protocol’s similar […]

Global warming low on voters’ list of concerns

By Freedom New Mexico A recent Washington Post poll puts global warming alarmism into perspective. If, as alarmists claim, manmade greenhouse gases are the primary cause of a disastrous increase in global temperatures, then everyone should want to take whatever drastic measures are necessary to ward off imminent devastation. Apparently, not everyone is so moved. […]

Judges should uphold justice, not make policy

By Freedom New Mexico The federal courts are supposed to serve as impartial referees on questions of constitutionality, not as unelected policy-making boards or regulators. But at a time when almost every public policy dispute becomes a court case, many judges seem to have embraced their ersatz roles with gusto, further politicizing what should be […]

Global warming scare tactics help Gore score Nobel

By Freedom New Mexico Former Vice President Al Gore, who says he “used to be the next president of the United States,” has won the Nobel Peace Prize for advancing scary half-truths, flat-out errors and politically inspired schemes about global warming. We congratulate Gore and hope it’s some personal consolation. Nevertheless, we’re uninspired as Gore […]

County commissioners talk fairgrounds management

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Wednesday discussed a potential contract with Global Spectrum to manage the county fairgrounds and events center. Commissioners heard the Philadelphia-based facility management company’s proposal during its last commission meeting. In what became his last meeting as county manger, Dick Smith said the company would be […]

Warming hype nothing to get heated about

By Freedom New Mexico Global warming rhetoric is more hot air than good sense and an excuse for governments to seize power over private lives. That’s why President Bush’s recent pronouncements are worrisome. “… (G)lobal temperatures are rising and this is caused largely by human activities,” Bush recently told a 17-nation conference. To say that […]

Many causes more pressing than warming

By Freedom New Mexico California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told the United Nations General Assembly last week nations everywhere should emulate California’s climate control efforts because “The consequences of global climate change are so pressing.” About the same time, nearly two dozen prominent scientists denounced an Associated Press story that had painted a similar picture of […]

Letters to the Editor: Firefighting dangerous business

Sometimes I find it hard to believe smart people with educations can have such a lack of common sense. This whole issue with firefighters’ pay is a no-brainer. Most city employees don’t have the continuing education that a firefighter/paramedic must have to keep his or her license. I understand that the police fill in for […]

Extreme heat recorded before CO2 began rising

By Freedom Newspapers While Americans were being stampeded at great cost and inconvenience into combating the presumed horrors of manmade global warming, some news largely went unnoticed last week. Instead of 1998 being the “hottest year” in the continental United States since 1880, as some global warming alarmists claimed, it turns out 1934 was. Instead […]