U.S. agriculture secretary backs dairy relief proposal

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File photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has committed to temporarily raise the price the federal Department of Agriculture will pay for dairy products, providing the director of the U.S. Office of Management and the Budget approves the move. In a meeting with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and […]

Cyclists ride again for charity

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PNT Photo: Eric Butler Tatiana Cook, 19, a student at Dartmouth, uses her uniform to show routes for the Bike & Build cycling trips this summer. Cook’s group started in Boston and arrived in Portales Wednesday. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico For a second time this summer, a group of bicyclists passed through Portales […]

More patients die because of organ act

A Brooklyn man was recently arrested for running a ring that traffics in human body parts, mainly kidneys. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum is accused of bringing people from Israel to the U.S., where one of their kidneys was harvested, and they were paid $10,000. Rosenbaum then allegedly sold those kidneys to desperate patients in the U.S. […]

No gain from advice columnists

Regarding “Annie’s Mailbox” in Tuesday’s CNJ: What are these advice columnists thinking? “Worried Mom” wrote about her 14-year-old daughter having sex with and being isolated by her controlling 16-year-old boyfriend. The columnists told her to tell the counselor. Are they nuts? This child is a child. Her boyfriend is a sex offender and he could […]

Playground project draws community support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Kerry Crawford figured she and the neighborhood kids would sell a few baked goods, hold a few car washes and make cosmetic upgrades to the playground across from the Grand Avenue Apartments. But she didn’t count on so many people caring. Now, what started with a phone call to […]

UAV squadron activating at Cannon

Freedom New Mexico The 33rd Special Operations Squadron will be activated at 1:30 p.m. on Friday in a ceremony at Cannon Air Force Base. The squadron will operate the MQ-9 Reapers Unmanned Aerial System, which is a medium altitude, multi-sensor platform that can locate, identify and destroy enemy positions. Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini will command […]

Money for Hull Street Overpass replacement expected in October

Freedom New Mexico It’s still a waiting game for the replacement of the Hull Street Overpass. The approximate $6.5 million, a combination of State Transportation Improvement Program and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money, will not be completely available until Oct. 1. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the intent is to time bids to come […]

Udall supports N.M. dairy farmers in meeting with agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON —U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss efforts to address the national dairy crisis. The meeting was held in response to a letter sent by Udall and other senators on July 15th, calling for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase dairy price supports by […]

Ticket Feature: Family Fun Day, health fair set for Saturday

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Courtesy photo The Family Fun Day and Health Fair will be held Saturday at Clovis Community College. The event will include a car bash, bounce houses, food, vendors, health vendors, health screening and prizes. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and the Curry County Wellness Council are joining forces for a community […]

Education feature: District requiring proof of residency for 2009-2010 school year registration

Freedom New Mexico Parents will need to bring one more piece of paper when registering their student for school in Clovis this year. And it must be something that offers proof or residency. It’s all because the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority is requiring Clovis Municipal Schools to geocode, or map the district before […]