Risk pays off for Farwell barrel rider

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Cassie Moseley was fourth in the nation in barrel racing last year. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Of the dozens of competitors on the first night of the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, one resident of Farwell was sure sitting pretty after taking a risk over a year ago. […]

School board discusses youth risk survey

This is a report of Tuesday’s Clovis Board of Education meeting: • School District Director of Health Services Rhonda Sparks discussed the results of the 2007 Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey. Sparks said while the survey doesn’t provide statistical data, it still provides trends that the district can use to address social issues among students. […]

Pyle responds to jail report findings

The Clovis News Journal asked County Manager Lance Pyle to address the security risk assessment at the Curry County jail. The assessment was conducted in August by Manuel D. Romero of the New Mexico Association of Counties. Here are Pyle’s responses to the report: Overview on the assessment I am concerned with (Clovis News Journal’s) […]

Education feature: Group advocates limiting class sizes

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A Santa Fe-based think tank says building smaller schools would help lower New Mexico’s dropout rate and raise academic achievement. Think New Mexico plans to push legislation during the 2009 session to limit enrollment in all New Mexico high schools to no more than 900 students. Schools that have […]

Risk-taking OK, but don’t expect taxpayer help

Freedom New Mexico The city of Galveston, Texas, has asked Congress for $2.2 billion to repair hurricane damage to the island city’s port, rebuild infrastructure and housing, restore beaches and give grants to small businesses. It has become traditional, of course, for Congress to appear generous in such instances by appropriating large sums of other […]

Environmental move political, not scientific

Freedom New Mexico As we feared, the government has decided that polar bears are at risk because of melting arctic ice. Radical environmentalists are elated because they insist ice is melting from global warming. What’s certain to follow is a flurry of lawsuits to stop everything from oil exploration to building projects anywhere in the […]

Health Department: Flu shots recomended

State Recommends High-Risk Individuals Get Flu Shots Now Five Adults, Five Children Were Hospitalized with Flu Complications   (Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Health Department advised people today that flu cases are increasing in the state, and it’s not too late to get their flu shot. This is especially important for people who are […]

Severe storms possible for area

CNJ Staff Far eastern New Mexico along the Texas border from Clayton to Hobbs could be at risk this afternoon for a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak, according to the National Weather Service. The Storm Prediction Center posted a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today in the eastern New Mexico area, with a moderate risk for […]

Charity’s easy when it’s not your money

By Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Senate recently approved millions of dollars in cash compensation for California farmers, not merely to offset this year’s freeze losses but also for last year’s losses during a heat wave. It seems there’s no adverse financial consequence the government isn’t willing to undo by doling out other peoples’ tax money. […]

Appreciate those who serve

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist James V. Spignesi Jr. was a Connecticut fish and game law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. As he and his partner were patrolling, investigating suspected deer poaching, a deliberate shot from a rifle ended the life of this father, son and husband. Spignesi stands as a symbol […]