President Obama to visit New Mexico oil fields

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — With gas prices steadily on the rise, President Barack Obama makes a stop Wednesday in New Mexico’s oil fields to tout the fact that domestic oil and gas production is at an all-time high. But he’ll also step into solidly Republican territory dominated by an industry upset with his administration’s […]

Blame inflation for rising oil, gas prices

Freedom New Mexico Those who cannot remember the 1970s are condemned to repeat them. Even if you’re too young to remember the Disco Decade, you’ve doubtless seen pictures of cars lined up waiting to pump scarce gas at filling stations. We’d suffer that again if Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and five colleagues get their way. […]

Don’t expect policy changes from Obama

Freedom New Mexico When President Barack Obama promised this week to open 75 percent of potential offshore gas and oil resources to drilling and praised the controversial fracking method for extracting untapped oil reserves on land, a collective shudder went through his green constituency. Welcome to election-year rhetoric. The green lobby is learning what other […]

Anti-fossil fuels policy detrimental

The latest economic data shows the six fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. are tied to oil and gas production. By contrast, the development of solar and wind energy has produced a fraction of the number of petroleum jobs, despite government mandates and other incentives for renewable energy. Oil-shale drilling in North Dakota and Montana is […]

Art educational assistants being cut from elementary schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Highland Elementary art educational assistant Mary Amaro goes through examples of the various types of art mediums and methods Wednesday her class has worked on during the school year. Clovis Municipal Schools administration has chosen to eradicate the position of art educational assistant next year at the elementary schools to […]

Don’t put blame on oil speculators

Here’s a non-rocket science question: If you expect a reduced harvest of wheat, corn, rice or any other commodity some time in the future, what would be the wise thing to do about your consumption today? I bet that the average person would answer: Consume less now so that more will be available in the […]

Obama wants to drill — but only in Brazil

Gasoline prices have hit $4 a gallon in California, twice what they were when Barack Obama took office. But sometimes overlooked is that prices previously declined partly because of worldwide recession depressing demand. As economies recover, demand increases, and so do prices. Moreover, Middle East instability now threatens supplies, adding more upward price pressure as […]

Press release: Gas prices in NM increase for fourth week in row

(Irving, Texas) —- After a month of steady increases in gasoline prices during 2011, consumers are seeing some moderation at the pump as oil prices dropped this past week. Oil on Thursday fell below the $86 a barrel range for the first time since mid-November. Just two weeks ago oil was above $92 a barrel […]

Monday morning briefing: Game of the week, filling the void and a gusher

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week. The latest recommendation from our own Jenna Zamie. Game: ilomilo Genre: Puzzle System: Xbox Live Arcade, phone What is it? Charming aesthetics and devious puzzles create an engaging experience. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/i/ilomilomobile/default.htm Question of the day […]

Artist of the month — Nov. 7

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Lois Snyder Lois Snyder, artist of the month for the Pintores Art League, will be showing her oil paintings at the Clovis-Carver Library during the month of November. One of her paintings was chosen for the Downtown Revitalization poster and she has been chosen by Clovis News Journal readers as “Best Artist” four times. She […]