Official: Forty-year plan would help secure city’s water future

Kevin Wilson A 40-year water plan set to come before the Clovis City Commission next week changes no city policy, but includes recommendations on how the city can make the best use of its current water rights. But just by filing it, Commissioner Randy Crowder said, the plan secures some of the city’s water future. […]

Housing markets tight near bases

The inability of homebuilders to secure construction loans in this weak economy, combined with major force realignments from Europe and other areas, has created housing shortages for families at many large stateside military bases, the Government Accountability Office reports. The housing squeeze, which impacts at least 19 bases, isn’t going to be relieved anytime soon […]

Money needed to keep border open, secure

Freedom New Mexico Drug battles in Mexico have been growing increasingly violent, and increasingly close to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley residents. Shootouts in Matamoros, Reynosa and other border towns are now being reported daily. It’s proper, then, for our border senators to try to secure more funding to improve our nation’s border crossings. Both senators […]

Recession not over until job recovery secure

Freedom New Mexico Washington intervention isn’t saving or creating jobs, so more is coming. Figures released this month showing unemployment nationally at 10.2 percent suggest those who proclaimed the end of the recession when GDP rose 3.5 percent during the third quarter were more than a little premature. Is a “jobless recovery” really a recovery? […]

Richardson plans Hull Street funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo During his visit to Clovis Tuesday, Gov. Bill Richardson said he intends to secure $5 million in funding needed to repair the Hull Street overpass. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson on Tuesday stopped short of promising, but said he intends to secure $5 million needed to […]

ENMU squad pleased with home rodeo

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third-place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first place, […]

Woman involved in standoff sent to mental facility

CNJ Staff A 32-year-old Clovis woman involved in an armed standoff in May 2005 was sentenced Monday to 18 years at a secure mental health facility, according to a news release from 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Judge Stephen Quinn found Shireen Simons a danger to herself and others, and ordered her to be […]

National ID card wouldn’t make U.S. more secure

Freedom Newspapers One can certainly understand many of the impulses behind the House of Representatives passing by a 261-161 margin H.R. 418. It’s more commonly known as the Real ID Act and addresses immigration policy, the issuance of driver’s licenses and criteria for asylum from oppressive countries, all in the name of preventing terrorism. Unfortunately, […]

Elections were critically important victory

Freedom Newspapers Only the most naive optimist would believe Sunday’s historic elections in Iraq mark the end of bloodshed and hardship in that war-torn land. But only the most stone-hearted pessimist would disdain the spectacle of millions of Iraqis lining up to vote and dancing in the streets as insignificant. Iraq indeed passed a crucial […]

How Much Does God Love His Children?

By Curtis K. Shelburne God loves his children so completely that he could not possibly love us more and he will never choose to love us less. We are absolutely secure in that love. Why is that so hard for us to believe? It’s as if we were an orphan in 18th century England who […]