Letters to the editor: Readers debate increasing GRT

Tax increase best choice for city I would like to commend the city staff, city commissioners, and the mayor on their conscientious efforts to determine the best and most efficient method by which to obtain the funds to support the Ute Water Project. They have worked diligently without prejudice to find the best acceptable solution. […]

Families overwhelmed by community support

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Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Alisha and Steve Robertson sit on the wall of what used to be their master bedroom in front of the mobile home they plan to live in while rebuilding their house. Sunday’s fire destroyed their home, but they said they have received a lot of help and love from the […]

Press release: Local Army Reserve battalion completes training in New Jersey

The 5th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 100th Division, based in Lubbock, Tx, recently completed its Annual Training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Jan. 31, 2011. Despite subfreezing temperatures, the Battalion successfully trained 87 Soldiers in both Civil Affairs and Military Information Support Operations initial training (MOS-T), as well as the Non-Commissioned Officer Civil Affairs Advanced Leaders […]

Press release: Bingaman: President’s budget demonstrates strong support for N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 lends strong support to New Mexico’s Air Force Bases. Overall, the budget invests $215 million in construction initiatives that ensure our state has the facilities it needs to carry out its national security mission. “President Obama’s budget proposal makes critical […]

Obama plans support for military families

The Associated Press President Barack Obama is announcing new government-wide initiatives to support military families, including programs aimed at preventing suicide and eliminating homelessness. Obama says the government has an obligation to help military families as they support loved ones fighting for their country. Obama says he often meets with service members who say their […]

Education digest — Dec. 16

Schools on holiday schedule Clovis Municipal Schools will begin a holiday schedule after the end of classes Friday, according to a news release. Elementary classes end at 11:30 a.m. and secondary at noon Friday. All school offices, as well as administration, student support center, maintenance and transportation, will close at 2 p.m. There will be […]

County residents support Air Force

County residents support Air Force As a proud citizen of Quay County for many years, I would like to reply to the Quay County Commission’s resolution opposing the low-altitude training flights over our county. With due respect, I have more confidence in the Air Force’s planning and safety skills than I have in our county […]

Clovis backs request for water system project funding

Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Friday in support of funding for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project. The vote was taken during a special meeting. Mayor Gayla Brumfield said the resolution is a show of support for requesting $25 million for the project from the eastern New Mexico’s […]

Weekly update —

Santa Fe to support LATN Cannon Air Force Base’s Low-Altitude Tactical Navigation won support from the Santa Fe City Council on Wednesday. Councilors approved a resolution supporting the LATN on the condition that the military completes an environmental assessment, which is already required by the federal government. The deadline to comment on the LATN is […]

Weekly update — Nov. 7

San Juan County resolves to support LATN People are still talking about Cannon’s LATN proposal. The San Juan County Commission passed a resolution Thursday night in support of Cannon Air Force Base’s proposal to establish a low altitude tactical navigation area, or LATN, in northwest New Mexico and southern Colorado. San Juan is the second […]

Judicial complex concerns addressed at forum

Kevin Wilson The Curry County Commission held its second public forum on upcoming ballot questions for the first phase of the county criminal justice complex. There was more attendance and more complex support than in last week’s meeting, but opposition still ran high at the Clovis-Carver Public Library to the tax increases that would fund […]

City commission votes to support judicial complex

Kevin Wilson Curry County staff met some resistance Thursday night, but received a nod of support from Clovis’ City Commission on its desire to upgrade the county courthouse and detention center. On a 7-1 vote, the commission approved a resolution in support of a pair of ballot questions in November’s general election that would provide […]

Fire safety should be on your mind

Freedom New Mexico Our leaders in Washington, when not rationally discussing the issues of the day in meaningful and noncombative ways (yeah, right), frequently find time to designate or support days, weeks and months for awareness of certain causes. While the nation’s founders would wonder what in Betsy Ross’ bonnet Congress was wasting its time […]

Public support matters when declaring war

Freedom New Mexico America continues to struggle over the war in Afghanistan. Ronald E. Newman, the U.S. ambassador to that country from 2005 to 2007, offered some insight last week to about 200 business and political leaders in California. He is the author of the recent book, “The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan.” […]

Bingaman: N.M. universities receive grants to support Hispanic students

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that four New Mexico Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI) will receive federal grants to enhance their ability to serve underserved students and develop a skilled work force. HSIs are schools with a high percentage of Hispanic students. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of […]

Texico City Council supports Curry County Criminal Justice Complex

Freedom New Mexico The Texico City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution of support for the proposed Curry County Criminal Justice Complex in Clovis at its regular meeting. The resolution, like resolutions from Melrose and Grady councils earlier in the last two weeks, indicates support for two ballot questions at the upcoming November general election. […]

Press release: Bingaman: New Mexico receives grants to support law enforcement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that New Mexico has received more than $7 million in federal grants to support law enforcement efforts. The grants come through the U.S. Department of Justice. “These grants come at a time when local law enforcement agencies are making tough financial decisions. I’m glad these investments will […]

Press release: Udall to support Kagan nomination

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that he will vote to confirm current Solicitor General Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice: “Throughout the confirmation process, Solicitor General Kagan has proven that she is well-prepared to serve on the United States Supreme Court. She has long been recognized as one of our nations leading […]

GOP turning against war in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico The tipping point in public support for America’s war in Afghanistan may end up being a statement earlier this month by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. He blurted out that the war in Afghanistan was “a war of Obama’s choosing” and “not something the United States had actively prosecuted or wanted […]

Support comes in all shapes

Karl Terry I’m confident in my manhood. Self-assured, not afraid to hold my wife’s purse in a department store. So when the need arose to assist my wife in shopping for a new bra, I opted to give her my support. At the time, support was one of the things lacking in her life if […]