Thursday morning briefing: Just for kicks, sneak peaks and money machines

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Just for kicks There’s a kickball tournament Saturday at the Portales Recreation Center. Registration deadline is Friday.

Tired of machines ordering me around

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with Bossy Britches Machines. Our motor vehicles insist on telling us our “windshield washer is low” or we might ought to “check the oil.” The worst is the bright yellow light announcing our “fuel is low.” Do they think we can’t […]

Bill would allow ATM machines at racetracks

Both supporters and opponents of a bill that would allow racetrack casinos to put automatic teller machines on the gambling floor expect the bill to pass the Senate today. Senate Bill 330, sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola,

Clerk’s office testing voting machines

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer From left, Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins, Chief Deputy Clerk Linda Connelly, and Senior Clerk Nath Baca run sample ballots through the early and absentee voting machines Friday morning in the courthouse basement. The clerk’s office also will Freedom New Mexico

Laundry shouldn’t be complicated

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Well, we got one of those new-fangled washing machines.

Voting machine contract criticized

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S, sold the Secretary of State’s Office machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now […]

It’s Their Business: The Sewing Basket

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The Sewing Basket By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: The Sewing Basket Location: 1605 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell sewing machines, fabric, notions and embroidery supplies. The business also offers sewing instruction with the purchase of sewing machines and sewing machine repair. Who’s in charge: Kerri Forrest and D’Aun Barnes Employees: Three […]

Voting by mail gets my full support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties […]

Rise of the (voting) machines

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer New state-funded voting machines will debut today with the start of early voting for the Nov. 7 General Election. Although voters will still be using a paper ballot, the marking method has changed. Residents will fill in an oval on the new ballot instead of continuing an arrow, according […]

State mandates voting changes

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Although the next Curry County election isn’t until June, local officials are already preparing for nearly two dozen state-mandated changes. The most drastic will be in the voter-identification process. Curry County Voting Administrator Coni Jo Lyman said voters will be required to show proof of identity using at least […]