Don’t let government stop you

What is it you most would like to do if you had no onerous regulations and laws holding you back? What would you do with liberty? This is a question libertarian author and novelist L. Neil Smith has posed in the past. It is still one of the best ways to awaken to the potential […]

Press release: Harden releases latest update on preventing horse herpes outbreak

State Senator Clint Harden (R- Clovis) has been in close contact with the Office of the State Veterinarian regarding the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) that has been exposed in New Mexico and he has been informed on how to prevent a horse herpes outbreak in the state. Senator Harden said the latest information he has […]

Perhaps bag of swag is answer

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should I […]

Press release: New Mexico receiving money for child care

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Rules accepted Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Politics prevent square deal for Curry County

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may be New Mexico’s third smallest county, but it’s never hard to find. “You see a map of New Mexico,” said County Commissioner Frank Blackburn, “and you can spot Curry County quickly because of those stair steps.” The “stairs” that separate Curry County, from Quay County to […]

Local food bank discards recalled items

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheila Ferreira, left, Patricia Weist, middle, and Nancy Taylor of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico pack up any food items on a 16-page list containing peanut paste, which was part of a national recall. CNJ staff The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has thrown out about 15 […]

Surveillance doesn’t prevent criminal activity

Freedom New Mexico How do you behave when you are being watched by a police officer? Certainly, you would be less likely to misbehave, but you would also be less likely to behave in an ordinary and carefree way. People who are closely watched by authorities tend to avoid anything that might create attention, even […]

Got glowsticks?

A county-wide burn ban will prevent Relay For Life organizers from lighting up luminarias with candles this weekend.

Proposed meth ordinance should not be approved

Freedom Newspapers Citizens beware: Our government is trying to save us from ourselves again. Clovis and Portales leaders, spurred by recommendations from the district attorney’s office, are considering ordinances restricting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines. Criminal prosecutor Matt Chandler wants powder and hard-pill form pseudoephedrine products placed behind store counters; he wants sales […]