Loaning tax dollars to fund reactors risky

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has announced that the government will offer an $8.3 billion loan guarantee to help Atlanta-based Southern Co., one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States, build two more nuclear reactors at its Vogtle plant near Augusta, Ga. The guarantee would cover about 70 percent of the […]

Texico municipal candidate profiles

The following candidates are running for election in the city of Texico on March 2. All candidates are running unopposed. The candidates recently answered brief questions from Freedom New Mexico about why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected.

Grady municipal candidate profiles

The following are candidates in the March 2 Grady village election. All candidates are running unopposed. The candidates recently answered brief questions from Freedom New Mexico about why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected.

Melrose municipal candidate profiles

The following are candidates in the March 2 Melrose municipal election. The candidates were recently answered a series of brief questions by Freedom New Mexico about why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected. Municipal judge candidate Charlie B. Garrett couldn’t be reached for comment. The telephone number he provided was […]

Man accidentally shoots self in hand

CNJ staff A man accidentally shot himself in the hand Tuesday while driving on U.S. 60/84, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Ryan Parrish told deputies he was westbound from Melrose. Parrish, 24, reported his passenger asked to look at his gun and he was attempting to remove a bullet […]

Thursday morning briefing: Gang talk, sexting and a strong arm

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. For parents Parents get the skinny on gangs, bullying, sexting, etc from local cops. It’s called the “Modern Day Parenting Presentation” 6 p.m. today at Marshall Middle School. Strong armed Eastern New Mexico University junior pitcher Anthony Smith of 29 Palms, Calif., is Lone Star […]

Parenting presentation to discuss technology, gang issues

CNJ staff A presentation on modern parenting 6 p.m. today at Marshall Junior High School is designed to help parents understand the technology being used by teens and gang issues they may be exposed to. Members of the Curry County Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit and the Clovis Police Department’s gang unit will […]

Education digest: School board meeting Saturday

School board meeting Saturday The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session 10 a.m. Saturday at the administration building. The closed meeting is to discuss threatened of pending litigaion in Coach J.D. Isler’s federal case. An agenda for the meeting can be picked up from the superintendent’s office 24 hours prior […]

North Plains Mall corporate owner reaches bankruptcy deal

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The nation’s second-largest shopping mall operator General Growth Properties Inc. said Wednesday it reached a deal with Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc. that will speed its exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. General Growth is the corporate owner of North Plains Mall in Clovis. Speculation raged for weeks that […]

Education feature: James Bickley teams take top spot in problem-solving competition

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Courtesy photo Two James Bickley Elementary School Destination ImagiNation teams won first place in their division, both led by Gifted and Talented teacher Carol Littlejohn, far left. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the third consecutive year, James Bickley Elementary School’s Destination ImagiNation teams took first place at a state tournament held in Albuquerque […]

Plateau receives grant to expand broadband networks

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications received a federal grant Wednesday of more than $11 million to expand high-speed Internet access in eastern and central New Mexico. According to a news release from the state Department of Information Technology, the company plans to use the American Recovery and Reinvestment money to enhance existing […]

Education column: School staff leading by example for literacy

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Growing up, I heard a lot of ‘old sayings’. Some I totally understood and others…not so much.

Recovery act to expand local broadband Internet service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke today, joined by Senator Jeff Bingaman, Senator Tom Udall and former New Mexico Governor Toney Anaya on a press conference call, announced a $11.2 million Recovery Act investment to help bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve education and healthcare in eastern New Mexico and […]

Inmates found wandering jail surrendered without incident

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File photo Four inmates who attempted to escape from the jail early Sunday morning were found inside two observation rooms used by detention officers to monitor activity in inmate Pods, according to a police report. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Four inmates attempting to escape from the Curry County Detention Center were found wandering […]

U.S. hockey coverage overhyped

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Sunday was great for me — as a hockey fan, as a Ryan Miller fan and as an American. But calling it historic seems a little offsides. Yes, the United States’ 5-3 win, with Miller in net, sent ripples through Canada. The Vancouver Sun’s headline was, “Woe Canada.” On Monday, […]

DoD pulls plug on records system

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist After spending $1 billion and 12 years of effort, Defense officials have pulled the plug on a hapless plan to bring the four military branches under a single, modern payroll and personnel records system. “This program has been a disaster,” Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the […]

Odds of passing health care bill getting slimmer

Freedom New Mexico There is a certain surreal air to the discussion surrounding a new White House health care reform proposal and the upcoming “summit” on health care between President Obama and congressional Republicans scheduled Thursday. Proponents of government-oriented health insurance reform confidently predict that if the president can simply expose the Republicans as obstructionists […]

Hounds lock up fifth spot in LSC South

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Reggie Nelson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and two key free throws in the final minute Tuesday night and Eastern New Mexico University slipped past Abilene Christian 74-71 in a Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game. The win assures ENMU (9-16, 4-7 South) a fifth-place finish in the […]

Candidates talk issues at forum

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Candidates in next week’s municipal election listen to moderator Grant McGee at the opening of Tuesday’s KTQM/KWKA political forum at the radio station. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A little more than half of next Tuesday’s city election candidates got together for an evening with local radio personality Grant […]