CCC creates esthetician program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jodi Ortega, a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, reviews anatomy with her students the day before a test. The esthetician program at Clovis Community College began in June of last year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College has taken a truly hands-on approach to filling a community need. […]

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 […]

New mandates will only harm auto industry

Freedom New Mexico Even as Washington doles out tens of billions of dollars to rescue unprofitable Detroit automakers, President Barack Obama cleared the way Monday to impose billions of dollars of additional costs on the industry. He directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider granting 14 states waivers to set their own more strict regulations […]

Bingaman talks with N.M. radio reporters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters about a bill being debated on the Senate floor that reauthorizes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: [http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman012809m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about a bill […]

School board anticipates budget deficit

CNJ staff A combination of inflation and New Mexico’s state budget problems have the Clovis Municipal Schools projecting a nearly $700,000 deficit for the 2009-10 school year. Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano painted a broad, but sobering look to the school board Tuesday night regarding what to expect with cuts in state funding and spikes […]

While law debated, drillers seek deep water

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Bolo ties gain acceptance under proposal

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 52 Bolo me over: New Mexico’s official state neckwear may finally find acceptance in the House of Representatives. Under current rules, House members can’t wear a bolo tie during legislative proceedings in the House chambers. They must wear regular ties. However, that would change under a proposal approved […]

House panel to consider webcast issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Portales native helps separate conjoined twins

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Courtesy photo Angel and Alex Mendoza were joined facing each other from the nipples through the pelvis. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico