United Way short of fundraising goal

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is 26 percent short of its goal with 11 days left in the fundraising cycle, according to a news release. So far, $430,385 has been raised toward the community-wide goal of $580,000, the release said. Deadline for donations is Jan. 20. This year’s goal is […]

6/24 Military digest

Johnson Airman Damien S. Johnson has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson completed an eight-week program, which is also good for four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Johnson is the grandson of Mary Hall of Clovis.

Editorial: DEA should cease medical marijuana raids

During the presidential campaign President Obama was asked several times what his attitude would be toward federal Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana patients and medicine providers. Many believe these raids are calculated to undermine the laws of the 13 states that allow patients with a physician’s recommendation to use marijuana medicinally. On every […]

BINGAMAN: BILL TAKES MAJOR STEP TOWARD EXPANDING HEALTH COVERAGE TO N.M. CHILDREN

WASHINGTON – A bill U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman helped write to ensure that more New Mexicans could have access to health care cleared its first hurdle today. The Senate Finance Committee today approved legislation that reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) — the state/federal health care initiative crated in 1997 that covers millions […]

Obama aides prefer pricey regulations

Freedom New Mexico With his choices of top aides in the areas of economics and national security, President-elect Barack Obama veered toward the center of the Democratic Party. He’s mostly appointed people who initially supported the misbegotten Iraq war (and keeping nominal Republican Robert Gates on) to national security posts and people with Clinton-era experience […]

Police: Chase suspect drove toward officer

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Courtesy photo JaWayne Helfferich, 39, was injured when shot by a Texas Department of Public Safety officer during a pursuit Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 39-year-old Clovis man was shot by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Saturday during a police pursuit because he drove toward the officer who had exited […]

Bonds passing throughout state

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Local college and university leaders are pleased with the unofficial results of votes for bonds C and D. Roosevelt and Curry County voters clearly favored the bonds, which will provide Clovis Community College with $4 million toward construction of the Allied Health Center and Eastern New Mexico University with […]

Positive growth can be credited toward Ortega

Freedom New Mexico In many ways we were disappointed to learn

Buddy from the block

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks A 40-pound block of cheddar cheese is made to look like the image of Buddy Holly Tuesday at the Southwest Cheese Factory. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Whether Buddy Holly ever had positive feelings toward the Green Bay Packers is a matter of conjecture. But one thing’s for sure now: […]

Mandates not proper solution for health care

Freedom New Mexico As election time nears, the presidential candidates move toward the political center. This can make the differences between Barack Obama and John McCain seem smaller. But on one issue — health care — the contrasts are stark and indicate the difference between the two candidates: Obama is all about mandates while McCain […]

Oct. 11, 1980

D.A. Lowery of Clovis, technician for the Central Curry Soil and Water Conservation District, was selected to work on a project at Mount St. Helens. … Curry County United Way workers gained $71,954.27 toward their goal of $200,000 in the first week of the United Way Campaign. … An 18-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air […]