Lenders may be better off out of federal hands

Freedom New Mexico So what happened Sunday night, when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would get government backing to keep them from failing? It seems to have prevented a major meltdown of the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), but it’s a short-term fix that […]

‘Lit’ didn’t happen this time

Guess who won the annual Word Worm competition sponsored by the Curry County Literacy Council?

Local Roundup: Cannon clinic closed for holidays

CNJ staff The Cannon Air Force Base clinic and pharmacy will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Questions regarding the closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Public Affairs Office at 784-4131. Christmas light contest sponsored The Melrose Rotary Club and Farmers Electric Cooperative are sponsoring a […]

Aug. 19, 1973

Between 5,000 and 6,000 gallons of gasoline and several above-ground storage tanks were destroyed when a blaze erupted at a fuel storage facility behind Hap’s Smorgasbord Restaurant in east Clovis. … Eddie Gallegos and brothers Chuck and Randy Baca sponsored a back-yard carnival to benefit the National Muscular Dystrophy campaign, using a fund-raising packet from […]

Holiday spending often exceeds expectations

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Never mind jingle bells, Nativity scenes or winter wonderlands. The best part of the holiday season is now in full tilt —the shopping. Sure, haggling through crowds isn’t so joyous. But spending money is. It’s not only fun but therapeutic. Some New York friends of mine have saved hundreds of dollars […]

Unsponsored families don’t get TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: Military Update In decades past, the U.S. military discouraged family members from joining loved ones on “unaccompanied” year-long tours to places like South Korea, Okinawa, Guam and more remote tours in “Cold War” Europe. “Non-command sponsored” dependents who traveled to these assignments often were seen as a distraction and strain on support […]

Novelty, regular balloons will dot Clovis sky during second annual Pioneer Baloon Jubilee

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Alamogordo residents Terry and Mary Jo Drake began hot-air ballooning in 1991 and began offering balloon rides to students at the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped, in Alamogordo, in 1993. But, they were never able to get one boy, who had some physical handicaps besides being visually […]

Managers’ program arrives in Clovis

CNJ staff reports Representatives of cities around New Mexico will meet in Clovis Monday through Wednesday for the quarterly New Mexico Main Street managers training session. Main Street is a statewide program, sponsored by the Economic Development Department, that concentrates on downtown revitalization and historic preservation, providing technical assistance for businesses locating within Main Street […]