Recall election jeopardizes union reforms

If a national symbol exists for the movement to rein in the power of public employee unions, it is Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker. He pushed aggressive measures to curb the power and influence of government unions and now faces a union-funded recall campaign, which, if successful will empower unions and expand their power in […]

Curry, Roosevelt among healthiest counties in state

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt and Curry counties are ranked among the 10 healthiest in the state. The University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the results of their nationwide study of counties’ health Wednesday. The study included factors such as individual behavior, quality of and access […]

Creative thinking must be protected

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Huey Long, the fabled Louisiana populist governor and senator, had no special reverence for intellectuals and generally did his best to sound like an unlettered hayseed. But during his time in power, he poured money into Louisiana State University. His inspiration came from 18th-century Prussian ruler Frederick the Great, whom […]

Greene, Laura

Laura E. Greene, 51, of Muleshoe, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 at her home. She was born May 18, 1954, in Albuquerque. She married Charles Greene in Oklahoma City on Jan. 3, 1977. In 2000 they moved to Bovina. She worked in the family business, Master Trim, for many years. She also worked in the […]

Farwell native killed in Wisconsin shooting

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By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Will Anderson remembers Randy Gregory as one of “the two finest unicyclists in town” — with Anderson being the other. He remembers Gregory’s “bright silver caps” after getting his two front teeth knocked out around age 7. He also remembers them tapping out messages in Morse code to people […]

Hunting ‘will never be the same’

The Associated Press BIRCHWOOD, Wis. — Clovis resident Ron Pierson was “absolutely mortified” last week to hear that two acquaintances — Robert Crotteau, 42, and son Joey, 20 — were slain during a deer hunt 20 miles from his former home in Rice Lake, Wis. Pierson said he played softball and socialized with the Crotteaus […]