Letter to the editor: Poly-carts have many more disadvantages

Poly-carts have many more disadvantages Richard Baca in his letter to the editor in Sunday’s CNJ makes some good points about the problems with poly-carts, but he missed a number of important disadvantages. The carts when filled may be too heavy for elderly or handicapped residents to wheel to the street. The carts when empty […]

Letter to the editor: Poly-carts will cost more in terms of fuel

Poly-carts will cost more in terms of fuel I don’t see where a poly-cart program is going to save taxpayers money. (“Residents protest poly-cart program” in Thursday’s CNJ) Turning 520 dumpsters into 10,000 plastic trash cans doesn’t make any sense. There are four dumpster bins in my alley and 18 homes. Looks like it would […]

1945 letter details horrors of concentration camp

National Archives: Courtesy photo Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in a concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for “scientific” experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division. Editor’s note: Sixty-five years ago, the German-held concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by United States forces. Cpl. Hayley C. Dandridge, a […]

1945 letter describes horrors of concentration camp

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Courtesy photo: National Archives Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for “scientific” experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division. Editor’s note: Sixty-five years ago, the German-held concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by United States forces. Cpl. Hayley C. Dandridge, a Dora […]

Letter to the editor: Stats telling in superintendent story

I read Sunday’s front-page article written by Liliana Castillo titled “School spotlight aimed at race.” I also read Lola Bryant’s guest column regarding her side of the story in her encounter with the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. Then I recalled on May 6 reading the letter written by Alan W. Mcalister titled “Seidenwurm puts […]

Letter to the editor: Seidenwurm puts children first

While I am sure I don’t understand the details or agendas of those who are taking issue with Rhonda Seidenwurm’s leadership of our schools, there is something of which I am certain: Wherever and whenever Seidenwurm encountered those whose agenda was to do something positive and helpful for our children, she did everything possible to […]

Letter to the editor: Seidenwurm doesn’t deserve attacks

Seidenwurm doesn’t deserve attacks I’ve been a physician in this community nearly 30 years. Much of my service has been to our Hispanic and minority population. We’ve raised two children through the Clovis schools, a system that supported them and helped them become successful adults. Both are fluent in English and Spanish; their mother is […]

Letter to the editor: CNJ quick to condemn Catholics

CNJ quick to condemn Catholics I think it’s ironic your newspaper found time to excoriate the Catholic Church in Sunday’s editorial, and you found it appropriate to indict the entire church for the actions of a few. I’d like to respond in kind and tell you newspapers such as yours (and the New York Times) […]

Letter to the editor: Tea partiers mostly ill informed

The Tax Calculators & Tips Web page from Turbo Tax advises, “tax breaks are provided to 95 percent of workers and their families.” The Making Work Pay Credit provides $400 to singles and $800 for joint filers. Tea partiers mostly ill informed In 2009, the IRS adjusted the withholding tables, thereby boosting workers’ paychecks. Since […]

Letter to the editor: Practice civility instead of hate

What an uplifting letter from Mary Reed in the April 4 CNJ (“Rooting for Christian spirit’s return”). I did not know Reed nor her grandmother but they exemplify in my mind what a true Christian is. I, too, have been saddened by the vitriolic tone of speech of some supposedly “good” Christians in our community […]

Letter to the editor: Hard work is the American way

Hard work is the American way After reading Karen Black’s letter in the March 30 CNJ regarding the health care bill, it is apparent that ignorance of the truth is still bliss. She should be outraged, not overjoyed, that this travesty ever made its way into law. Not to worry, I’m here to help her […]

Letter to the editor: Lujan acted in my best interests

I want to thank my representative, Ben Ray Lujan, and all those who voted for health-care reform. With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. Those who oppose reform for various misguided reasons might […]

Another four-letter word to avoid

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Whether it’s sports, or politics, or just finding socks that match, there’s one four-letter word I look to avoid. Fail. The verb has gained traction as a noun, as character-reducing techies have decided “failure” is less forceful. Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum called Sunday’s healthcare bill passage […]

Letter to the editor: City can’t enforce pet ordinance

City can’t enforce pet ordinance Regarding the story headlined “City pet licensing on table” in the March 12 CNJ: When I moved to Clovis 25 years ago, Clovis had a pet license ordinance. It didn’t work then and I don’t think it will work now. The majority of the animals that are running loose belong […]

Policy letter bans use of Salvia Divinorum

By Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla — The psychoactive hallucinogenic plants Salvia Divinorum and Spice, although sold commercially, are prohibited for use by Air Force Special Operations Command military members, according to a new major command policy letter. Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, AFSOC commander, prohibited use of the substances […]

Letter to the Editor: Trash receptacles an inconvenience

Who is the “brain” in City Hall who suggested removing the community-type dumpsters and replacing them with individual residence receptacles? In my book, that ranks near the top of the list of all-time blunders. What were once nice-looking neighborhood streets are now decorated with green monsters two days out of the week. Was no thought […]

Hounds looking for line help

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University is hoping to sign 15 to 20 prospects today, the first day players can sign a letter of intent to play college football. Among them will be Portales’ running back Jesus Davalos, who looked at the University of New Mexico briefly before making the hometown […]

Tucumcari fires police chief

Freedom New Mexico The City of Tucumcari has fired Police Chief Roger Hatcher, according to a press release. Hatcher said Friday he received a letter from City Manager Bobbye Rose on Monday informing him of the decision. Hatcher was on paid administrative since Jan. 15. Hatcher would only discuss one of the reasons for termination […]

Letter to the Editor: Voters must get economy on track

Regarding a recent letter about the free market, government regulation and job creation: There are laws already on the books that regulate banks and markets. Government regulators fail to enforce them. More odious laws and regulations are not the answer to holding regulators accountable for enforcing the current laws. Greed was the major factor with […]

Letter to the Editor: Greed reason for high rental costs

I am appalled by the high cost of rent in the Portales/Clovis area. I am a retired military dependent. Here our troops are fighting in a war, defending and protecting our country. Since Cannon Air Force Base has remained opened, and more squadrons have come in, to raise the cost of rent to such outrageous […]