Hippie child shouldn’t have illegal status

Freedom New Mexico Call it hippie abuse. We’ve all heard about undocumented immigrants and their absurd conundrum: They cannot get documents, in part, because they lack documents that are needed to get documents. Duh. Our economy wants them, needs them and taxes them. Meanwhile, the law makes certain they live underground without the licenses and […]

Status check not immigration issue

Liberals have come up with a new joke: “How do you say ‘Jan Brewer’ in Spanish?” Answer: “Susana Martinez.” Frankly, I don’t see the resemblance. Brewer, the Republican governor of Arizona, is someone despised by Latinos for polluting the immigration debate with untruths and signing an immigration law that all but mandates racial profiling because […]

Most NM schools fail to meet AYP status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico students have improved their performance in math, reading and science during the past six years, but about three-fourths of schools missed this year’s goals for boosting student achievement. Grady, Logan, Melrose, San Jon and Texico schools did meet AYP status, state officials said. Clovis, Portales, […]

Business digest: Hotel gets gold status

Hotel gets gold status The Comfort Inn and Suites hotel of Clovis recently received a 2010 Gold Hospitality Award from parent company Choice Hotels International As a top performing property among the company’s more than 4,800 U.S. franchised hotels, the Clovis hotel is among the top 10 percent of properties within the Comfort brand. It […]

Judge delays decision in Isler hearing

Freedom New Mexico As of Friday there was no decision by a federal judge contemplating the status of Clovis High School’s varsity boy’s basketball coach J.D. Isler. At a hearing Wednesday in Santa Fe, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez said she might render a decision as early as Friday on Isler’s temporary restraining order. Isler […]

Workshop to help homemakers rejoin work force

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Matt Barela, left, and David Brown of New Mexico Workforce Connection hold a conference meeting Friday, with John Hemphill, director of Workforce development in Ruidoso, via the polycom system. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women is helping Clovis area homemakers head […]

Prince Street bridge raising resident concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The 20-year old Prince Street bridge was inspected by the Department of Transportation on May 5, which gave the bridge a 94.4 percent safety rating and proclaimed it not deficient. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation schedules a regular inspection for the Prince Street […]

Immigration status irrelevant to license needs

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]

Failing health of leader could topple regime

Freedom New Mexico The health status of North Korean “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il is still a matter of speculation. The South Korean intelligence service, which tends to keep up with such matters more reliably than any Western service, has told Korean legislative leaders it is likely the North Korean dictator had a stroke sometime in […]

Undocumented immigrants fight for education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Edith, left, and Adriana, Clovis High School seniors, have been in the U.S. for at least six years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Iveth has attended Clovis schools since she came to the United States with her parents about six years ago. Now a Clovis High School senior taking […]

Local Roundup: Thomas’ status to be discussed

CNJ staff Clovis city commissioners will go into an executive session in today’s meeting to discuss personnel matters regarding City Manager Joe Thomas, Mayor David Lansford said. The meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lansford said the Commission will discuss Thomas’ status as city manager, but […]

Bovine TB concerns Richardson

By The Associated Press SANTA FE — Members of the state’s congressional delegation and Gov. Bill Richardson are concerned that federal agriculture officials appear poised to change New Mexico’s status as a bovine tuberculosis-free state since some dairy cattle in Curry County have tested positive for the disease. All dairies and ranchers in New Mexico […]

Tuberculosis confirmed in dairy

Freedom Newspapers New Mexico state veterinarian Dr. David Fly confirmed bovine tuberculosis was found in a herd in a Curry County dairy outside the zone where TB was detected three years ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits cattle from being moved in or out of the zone, which includes parts of Curry and Roosevelt […]

In God’s eyes, there is no ‘in’ crowd

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Recently I viewed a documentary entitled “The ‘In’ Crowd and Social Cruelty.” The report addressed the problem of bullying and American children. For some reason, kids seem to dish out abuse to those less accepted. Many adults today were the target of bullying behavior at one time or another during […]

Oct. 10, 2006 Business Digest

Web site basic topic of workshop A four-hour workshop on setting up a Web site for a small business will be held Nov. 11 at Clovis Community College. Topics will include domain registration, creating and updating content, advertising and selling online, and optimizing for search engines. The workshop is offered through the Small Business Development […]

Senators: Cannon funds being improperly withheld

Freedom Newspapers Federal construction funds awarded to Cannon Air Force Base by Congress are being improperly withheld by the government, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M, and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. More than $9 million earmarked for construction of an airmen’s center, complete with a dining hall, a postal center, and […]

Commonwealth status has its own advantages

Freedom Newspapers The question of statehood for Puerto Rico is again bobbing to the surface like a mossy coconut, as it seems to with annoying regularity. Some Republicans — including a few in the Bush clan’s inner circle — apparently have convinced themselves this would mean a political windfall for the GOP, in terms of […]

Cannon language remains in Senate bill

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate approved a Defense Appropriations Bill on Friday with language favorable to keep Cannon Air Force Base intact until the Pentagon looks for a new mission for the base. The a final defense budget bill now awaits House input. The language introduced into the bill by U.S. Sens. Pete […]

6/5 Agriculture Digest

State resubmits TB-free application The New Mexico Livestock Board submitted a second request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week for a bovine tuberculosis-free status for the state, according to state veterinarian Steve England. New Mexico lost its TB-free status in 2003 after several dairy cows were diagnosed with the disease, according to the […]

Erroneous Melrose graduation rate overturned by state

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Melrose science teacher Alan Daugherty, right, helps Melrose freshman Toni Burdine with her studies Tuesday during biology class at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor An error that led to Melrose High School not meeting adequate yearly progress was overturned recently after state officials corrected the school’s graduation […]