School board evaluates superintendent in executive session

The Clovis Board of Education evaluated the district superintendent Tuesday during a special meeting for an executive session. Board President Lola Bryant declined to comment on the annual evaluation. But she said no actions were taken as a result of the session. Executive sessions are not open to the public. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda […]

Couple shares high hopes for Obama’s presidency

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Portales residents and Barack Obama supporters Oscar and Sandra Robinson look at a copy of the Washington Post’s article on Obama’s win in the presidential election. They were touched by Obama’s inauguration Tuesday. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “He is the product of the struggle of all people in […]

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

Richardson: Act despite budget crisis

By Kate Nash: The New Mexical If you mostly listened for the new projects and programs that Gov. Bill Richardson pitched to lawmakers in his State of the State speech Tuesday, you could have missed the part about the state’s money crisis. Richardson wants to build a “green grid” to harness solar and wind power. […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

Police: Tucumcari man assaulted, robbed for $5

Freedom New Mexico An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized in fair condition after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. According to court records: Bobby Vandiver, […]

Obama ready to tackle tasks that await him

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps befitting the times, it was a sober, almost subdued speech, capping a ceremony that was serious and sober. President Obama called for “a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world.” In recognition of the […]

Thoughts on Roker, ‘24,’ Baskett

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Some rambling thoughts I had while wondering whether the Teen Wolf would have played college ball or entered the NBA draft: • One of the stranger aspects of the presidential inauguration was the news coverage. As I watched television coverage Tuesday morning, I couldn’t help but see news team members […]

Retiree mortality rate needs study

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Department of Defense actuaries have discovered significantly higher mortality rates among active duty retirees compared to reserve retirees, and the disparity stretches back decades. In any given year, looking at populations of non-disabled military retirees age 60 and older, the death rate for active duty enlisted retirees is 20 to […]

Jan. 21, 2009

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody? • U.S. Airways pilot Sully Sullenberger was asked to attend the Inauguration after he became a national hero in New York Friday. He belonged at the inauguration of Barack Obama. This gives us one guy who walks on water and one guy who lands on it. • […]