County wasted tax money on investigation

Most of us have disputes at work at one time or another. Sometimes employees complain about the boss — and vice versa. These issues are usually resolved when the adversaries sit down and talk. Or maybe staff meetings are held and policies are reviewed and changed. In some cases, there’s no way to work things […]

Weekly update — Dec. 25

Commissioner: Investigation wasted county money Commissioner Dan Stoddard wants it known that he thinks Curry County wasted $4,800 spent on an internal investigation last month over allegations he created a hostile work environment. Stoddard says he paid a Dallas law firm out of his own pocket to look at conclusions reached by a county consultant. […]

Time spent protecting trash wasted

Freedom New Mexico You know government’s out of control when it tries to control stuff people don’t want anymore. That’s what’s going on in Melrose. The village of 750 people about 25 miles west of Clovis made headlines this month when a resident was confronted for dumpster diving. Ted Stretmoyer, a retired federal worker who’s […]

Jan. 29 Letters to the Editor

Money wasted on big businesses Our government wants to spend $825 billion in taxpayers’ money to “jump start” our lagging economy. I could fill three pages of this paper with stuff I have learned recently about this “bailout, jump start, job creating” plan our Congress and President Obama are trying to force down our collective […]

Jan. 22 Letters to the Editor

Money already wasted on schools Regarding “Legislators brace for budget cutbacks” on www.cnjonline.com: Dennis Roch is nuts or blind. Half of our states’ annual budget already goes to “education” and what good has it done? Kids are being allowed to graduate when they don’t know how to read, can’t do basic math problems, have no […]

Squadron offers energy saving tips

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron October is Energy Awareness Month and the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron offers these tips to ensure your dollars are not wasted during the cooler season. • Weather stripping and caulking can save 5 to 30 percent on heating costs — this is one of the least […]