Proposal an invitation to voter fraud

Freedom New Mexico More dead people could be voting if U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has his way. Speaking last week at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, Holder decried new laws in South Carolina and Texas that require voters to present a state-issued ID at the polls. He said the Justice […]

Apathy, not obstruction to blame

The High Plains Patriots are in the process of getting petition signatures to require a referendum election on the Clovis City Commission’s May 5 vote to approve an affordable housing plan. The petition came less than a week after citizens upheld a gross receipts tax increase — also in a referendum election forced by the […]

English-only bills violate our freedoms

Freedom New Mexico Among the various bills offered in Washington and Texas are new efforts to force every U.S. resident to speak English. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has pledged to file an English-only bill in Congress. Worse, similar bills already have been filed in the Texas Legislature. One Texas state representative has filed legislation […]

Blood drives being held

CNJ staff United Blood Services of Lubbock is holding two blood drives next week in Curry County. Drives are scheduled for 3:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Texico Fire Department Administration Building, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday Clovis Community College. Donors must be 16 or older (younger than 18 require parental […]

Merchants see little effect from country of origin labels

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Almost two months into the use of Country of Origin Labeling for a variety of raw foods, producers and stores are seeing small effects. March 16, federally mandated rules went into effect to require that numerous foods must be labeled with country of origin. Included on the list are […]

Poll finds support for voter ID

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While the Legislature routinely rejects Republican efforts to require New Mexico voters to show identification when casting ballots, a newly-released non-partisan poll indicates voters would approve the idea by a landslide. The poll was conducted in November by Research & Polling Inc., an Albuquerque firm, as part of a […]

Measure would promote green jobs

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 30 Green measures: A pair of bills in the Senate, (SB318) and (SB420), aim to promote green jobs in the state. Sen. Eric G. Griego, D-Albuquerque, is carrying the bills. One would require spending of a minimum of $1 million each year from the Development Training Fund for […]

Tom Udall introduces renewable electricity measure

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., continued his fight to enact a federal Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) into law today by introducing legislation that would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. The bill, Udall’s first since being elected to the Senate, would set […]

Souls require feeding

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I wasn’t very good about feeding my soul. I was great at feeling badly about my contradictions and doubts. My path to faith, which is more often than not ridden with questions, wasn’t easy. Whose is? Let’s just say that my favorite apostle is without a doubt, no pun intended, […]

Oct. 28, 1978

At a meeting of Clovis city commissioners, a new city ordinance gave the municipal judge authority to require litterbugs to pick up litter. … Sirloin Stockade, 2018 Mabry Drive, guaranteed a lunch in 10 minutes or it was free. … Clovis High School basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson was one of five guest speakers at […]

Sen. Clinton’s health-care plan no miracle cure

By Freedom Newspapers HillaryCare is back with a promise to make health care more affordable, more available and with more choices for everyone. But if Sen. Hillary Clinton’s health care program financed with $110 billion a year in new taxes becomes law, health care will be substantially more expensive, health insurance will be much less […]

This one doesn’t require money or donations

CNJ Editorial This has been a year of everyone being asked to help on a variety of occasions. Earlier this year it was to turn out and let the Base Closure and Realignment commissioners see the support for Cannon Air Force Base staying open. Recently the requests were to help our fellow Americans dislodged and […]

Commission approves alley alteration

By Jack King The city Planning and Zoning Commission approved a change Wednesday in the city’s subdivision regulations that will help clarify when alleys are required in a neighborhood development and when they are not. City Attorney David Richards said the city ordinance previously stated that all lots require alleys unless a “special design plan” […]

Architects consider Civic Center uses

By Jack King Members of the city’s Civic Center Steering Committee met Wednesday with architects from Albuquerque firm of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini for a brainstorming session on plans for the city’s civic center. The City Commission approved a contract with Dekker/Perich/Sabatini in November for architectural services on the civic center. Steven J. Perich and Bill Sabatini said […]

Fair board chided over purchasing

By Jack King The Curry County commission and County Manager Geneva Cooper said Wednesday the county fair board spent more than $18,373 this year without following proper county procurement procedures. Commissioners took fair board President Buddy Vaughn and treasurer Peggy Burns to task at the commission’s board meeting for making 16 purchases alleged to have […]