Grant McGee: Medical marijuana not worth risks

Grant McGee If you could use medical marijuana would you? This was something that crossed my mind recently after the eye doctor told me I have glaucoma. “Hey, if you have glaucoma that means you qualify for medical marijuana in New Mexico.” It was my friend The Holy Man offering up his first thoughts upon […]

Animals can never be too smart

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist One of the grandest sights in the world, in my opinion, is watching a cow dog at work. A bird dog is just as neat. Riding a champion cutting horse or barrel racing horse is an extra special thrill because you and the animal are doing something exciting together. […]

Military mama: Doing something better than doing nothing

All you need is a little perspective… There’s always an option to dislike your situation, your neighborhood, your town, your job, your situation. But there’s also always a choice to deal with it, and better yet you can choose to enjoy it. As if it were that easy, you say? It is. Each day you […]

Male giraffe arrives at Clovis zoo

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell feeds an apple to new Hillcrest Park Zoo resident Jay the Giraffe. Jay was delivered at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, with city officials hoping he and Jael will produce offspring. Kevin Wilson Jael knew something had to be up, with the zoo closed […]

Letter to the editor: City workers quick to clean up

City workers quick to clean up I recently had a concern and called the city to ask for help with something I noticed around Mitchell, Sixth and Main streets. Recently with all the rains we’ve had, the weeds have had a chance to grow at a faster pace and they did just that. Just to […]

Miranda rights worth defending

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer How many times does Lucy get to pull the football away? For the umpteenth time, Sen. Joe Lieberman is proposing something that’s ridiculously harmful to our way of life, and Democrats are open to compromising with him because he’s with them on everything except the war (and other things […]

Tuesday morning briefing: the largest pencil and something to sing about

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: the world’s largest pencil. Details Clovis Municipal Schools board of education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the district board room. The meeting is open to the public. Something to sing about The Eastern New Mexico University annual Spring Choral […]

Letter to the editor: Lujan acted in my best interests

I want to thank my representative, Ben Ray Lujan, and all those who voted for health-care reform. With all the money being thrown at our senators and representatives by those who oppose reform, I think it is something of a miracle this bill made it through. Those who oppose reform for various misguided reasons might […]

Letters to the Editor: Lack of respect shown at Olympics

Lack of respect shown at Olympics The Olympic Games are something I look forward to every four years because I enjoy sports and I’ll watch almost anything that gets me away from one rerun after another. One of the things I enjoy about the Games are the medal ceremonies. When our anthem is played it’s […]

Health insurance not an entitlement

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I am fond of affordability. That extends to insurance.My home, car, health and sometimes travel insurance would at their best be something I can well afford. But then this is so with whatever it is that I am in the market for — shoes, food, furniture, electronics, etc. […]

Bethlehem is about what God has done and still does

By Curtis Shelburne: Local columnist The glory of Christmas is that it centers on something only God could have done. No committee could ever have come up with Bethlehem. While God was busy saving the world, they’d have still been arguing over the shape of the table or the wording of the mission statement or […]

President’s actions don’t warrant Nobel

Freedom New Mexico To his credit, in his acceptance address, President Obama addressed several of the ironies involved in his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Peace with humility, humor and a thoughtful disquisition on the delicate relationship among conflict, war, fanaticism and peace. Although he made the best of the situation, there was […]

Health care overhaul needs new approach

Freedom Newspapers Despite a belated recognition that most Americans care more about lost jobs and the faltering economy than an effort to increase government control over one-sixth of the economy, President Barack Obama has made passage of some sort of health care revision his signature issue. He wants something he can sign by early next […]

Organizations aim to draw community together with Thanksgiving dinner

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Susie Armijo, kitchen manager at Lighthouse Mission, carves one of 26 Thanksgiving turkeys Monday in preparation for Thursday’s feast at the Lighthouse. Armijo said she and her staff plan on cooking a total of 31 turkeys. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A nice, big turkey dinner is something nearly […]

Aviation group’s project taking off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The EAA plane will weigh 245 pounds without a pilot when finished compared to the 1,500-pound Aerostar stored next to it. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In the northwest corner of the Blue Sky Aviation hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport, a rickety-looking frame of a plane is waiting to […]

ENMU volleyball team has high hopes

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Caitlin Murphy (foreground), the only senior on this year’s ENMU volleyball roster, practices on Wednesday with her Zias teammates. Murphy was a second-team All Lone Star Conference selection last season. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico An 0-4 beginning of the 2009 season may not be something to stand on […]

Rugby team trying to get sport going in Clovis area

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Nomads are a story of hard work and dedication in bringing something a little different to the city last year — rugby football. David North, Vinny Comerford and two others met at Kelley’s Bar and Grill in Clovis and decided to field a team. “Four years ago, […]

Group of women quick to offer support

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I did something that’s fairly out of character for me while I was at a conference last week. This is the last time I write about this conference, next week I’m moving on to why a girl needs to learn about her car anti-lock breaking system so that the mechanic […]

Showing vulnerability bonds people

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I did something that’s fairly out of character for me while I was at a conference last week. This is the last time I write about this conference, next week I’m moving on to why a girl needs to learn about her car anti lock breaking system so that the […]

Church mixes music, ministry

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sophia Witte, director of music at First United Methodist Church, will be leading the choir at the first music camp hosted by the church. The camp runs Monday through Friday and children can sign up by calling or stopping by the church today. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer First […]