Special interests keep expanding defense budget

Freedom New Mexico One thing you can say about the defense budget presented as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion federal budget — it’s marginally more honest than some previous budgets. In years past Defense secretaries have pretended the costs of waging active wars are separate from the “baseline” military budget and have not […]

Outages keep workers busy

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy power crews spent Thursday working to restore power across eastern New Mexico and west Texas. “There were a few scattered outages early on, but they were really limited,” said Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry. “The power company has been right there on the spot to take […]

Look to new decade, keep past in mind

Freedom New Mexico The general reverence for New Year’s Day dates back to the most ancient of times. Counted among the gods of the Roman pantheon was Janus, the two-headed deity who inspired the modern name for the first month of the year. One of Janus’ faces supposedly looked back into the past to recall […]

Outside support can help keep resolutions

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MCT illustration By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With the new year approaching one thing is certain — resolutions will be made, and broken. Among the more popular goals: Quit smoking, manage debt and maybe even get a better job. But the big one seems to be losing weight. “People try to get back in […]

Season bringing out spirit of community

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The excitement among small people is building to a level that is almost unbearable, as the day of Christmas draws closer. In homes like ours, where Santa Claus is a reality, the attendant efforts to keep that major secret of the season reach new heights. How long has it been […]

Hounds can’t keep pace with hot-shooting East Central

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU guard Victor Reid takes the ball to the basket against East Centra’s Wayne Andrews during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossove game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — East Central gave up nearly 100 points Saturday, but the Tigers won and coach Terry Shannon […]

East Valley Tribune may have buyer

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]

City seeks volunteer for committee

Freedom New Mexico The City of Clovis is looking for a volunteer member of the Keep Clovis Beautiful committee out of District One. The district is the northeast part of town and includes the Colonial Park and Jonquil Park neighborhoods. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Anyone interested […]

Consumers keep health care thriving

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of three editorials on Canada’s health care system. It is provided by editorial writers of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Prevention key to fighting H1N1 virus

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist All of our children have had H1N1 virus this past week. For some of them it was a particularly virulent form, with fevers over 105 F and a lot of worrying on our part. The pediatrician prescribed our youngest daughter, who is a little older than a year, Tamiflu, […]

Seidenwurm urges parents to let healthy kids keep going to school in spite of flu

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo From left, Clovis schools Director of Nursing Rhonda Sparks, Curry County Health Office Nurse Manager Gayla Jaquess and Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos answer parents’ questions at special meeting Tuesday in Zia Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When only 15 parents came to the district’s […]

Local newspaper should keep on rolling

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian The first newspaper in Clovis was the Clovis News, a weekly, published by Arthur E. Curren, who was born in New Mexico and whose father, James E. Curren, probably started more newspapers in New Mexico than any other person. Among those publications pioneered by Mr. Curren were the Raton Range, […]

Company we keep truly influences us

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Each time I am drive down Commerce Street, my thoughts turn to my very old Marshall Junior High School days. Now it is called Marshall Middle School but when I was there, it was 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Also I have noticed that some of the trees are now […]

God works in favor of faithful

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist There is sadness in our community, the nation and the world. Yet, something uplifted me once again this week. I received an email from my sister three years ago and it is one of those I archived and keep it just to reread. I am telling again the following […]

Important to keep DEERS updated

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Important life events like moving or a child going off to college are milestones in military families’ lives. No matter where their journeys take them, it’s important for families to keep their Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System records up to date. For TRICARE beneficiaries, keeping DEERS records […]

EOD unit works to keep community safe

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Senior Airman Michael Cook, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal member, operates the HD-1 remote entry robot on base.. HD-1 are modeled robots, made by Remotech Andros, that assist in remote-entry situations. By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Cannon Air […]

Letter to the editor: Abandoned homes disgrace to city

Abandoned homes disgrace to city Keep Clovis beautiful. Do we really need reminders for that? Keep weeds cut and debris picked up. Really? We have abandoned houses throughout this town that attract rats, cockroaches, undesirable behavior, and yes, even an occasional dead body. Should these property owners not be made to clean up those properties […]

Religion feature: New church plans to keep it simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Central Baptist Church is “planting” a new church, called The Vine Community Church, to appeal to those who prefer a progressive program over a traditional one. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Central Baptist Church staff knows they aren’t the church for everyone. They also know that not everyone […]

Farmers hope for more rain

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PNT photo: Argen Duncan A truck waits at the intersection of First and Main streets during Tuesday’s storm. Despite rainfall Tuesday night and over the weekend, farmers and ranchers still need more moisture. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Tuesday’s rain helped area farms and ranches, but didn’t solve the problem of the year’s dryness. […]

Important to keep relationships satisfied

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I often receive questions about