Libertarians come in various forms

I’ve heard it said that getting libertarians together for any project is as difficult as herding cats. Perhaps that is why I like most cats better than I like most dogs: I’m not terribly fond of the blindly obedient personality. I will admit I’d appreciate it if my cat would clean up her own gooey […]

Libertarians come in various forms

I've heard it said that getting libertarians together for any project is as difficult as herding cats. Perhaps that is why I like most cats better than I like most dogs: I'm not terribly fond of the blindly obedient personality. I will admit I'd appreciate it if my cat would clean up her own gooey […]

Missions reflect truth in defense cuts

Where's the peace dividend? American troops now are mostly out of Iraq. And their numbers are declining in Afghanistan, with about a third of the 98,000 troops scheduled to come home by summer. Yet, defense spending is not declining despite tough budget times and a federal deficit of $1.3 trillion for fiscal year 2011-12. This […]

New museum would enrich town

On Dec. 26, I gave a presentation to Fort Sumner Mayor Windell Bridges, resident J.W. Wilson and DeBaca County News Publisher Scot Stinnett. The subject of my presentation was Fort Sumner Army Air Field and what I foresee as a World War II museum commemorating that training field to be located at the municipal airport. […]

New museum would enrich town

On Dec. 26, I gave a presentation to Fort Sumner Mayor Windell Bridges, resident J.W. Wilson and DeBaca County News Publisher Scot Stinnett. The subject of my presentation was Fort Sumner Army Air Field and what I foresee as a World War II museum commemorating that training field to be located at the municipal airport. […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The following agenda items were approved: An agreement for the city to work with Clovis developer Sid Strebeck for installation of a sewer trunk line to connect to a new middle school site at Thornton and Wilhite. Strebeck donated land […]

New Mexico marks 100 years of statehood

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico History Museum President William Howard Taft signed the declaration of New Mexico’s statehood at 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 1912. New Mexico was the 47th state. Freedom New Mexico The state of New Mexico turns 100 today and statewide celebrations will be going on all weekend in commemoration of this historical […]

Religion calendar — Jan. 6

Saturday Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Sunday Worship service with Communion — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Fellowship and donuts […]

Religion calendar – Jan. 6

Saturday Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Sunday Worship service with Communion — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Fellowship and donuts […]

Lyons to remain PRC chairman

Freedom New Mexico Clovis native Patrick Lyons will remain chairman of the New Mexico’s scandal-tainted Public Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC voted unanimously Tuesday to re-elect Lyons and Vice Chairman Theresa Becenti-Aguilar. “We’re looking forward to cleaning up the PRC and making it a better agency for the consumer,” Lyons said. “We want to be […]

Lyons to remain PRC chairman

Clovis native Patrick Lyons will remain chairman of the New Mexico's scandal-tainted Public Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC voted unanimously Tuesday to re-elect Lyons and Vice Chairman Theresa Becenti-Aguilar. "We're looking forward to cleaning up the PRC and making it a better agency for the consumer," Lyons said. "We want to be more responsive and […]

Company beginning water main project

CNJ staff New Mexico American Water has started a $250,000 project to replace what it calls undersized water mains at numerous locations across Clovis. Spokesman Evan Jacobs said work began Wednesday and will continue for several weeks. Jacobs also said the work could cause temporary service interruptions and some minor traffic and parking issues. The […]

Company beginning water main project

New Mexico American Water has started a $250,000 project to replace what it calls undersized water mains at numerous locations across Clovis. Spokesman Evan Jacobs said work began Wednesday and will continue for several weeks. Jacobs also said the work could cause temporary service interruptions and some minor traffic and parking issues. The work will […]

Officials work toward Ute Lake compromise

Thomas Garcia A conservation steering committee said Thursday they would like to work together to establish policies that ensure Ute Lake water levels protecting recreation while providing water to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said hers and other communities should be willing to work out a compromise that benefits everyone. “We do […]

Officials work toward Ute Lake compromise

A conservation steering committee said Thursday they would like to work together to establish policies that ensure Ute Lake water levels protecting recreation while providing water to Curry and Roosevelt counties. Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said hers and other communities should be willing to work out a compromise that benefits everyone. "We do not want […]

Friday morning briefing: A rack, a rodeo and Happy Birthday New Mexico

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Rack replacement Lighthouse Mission is in need a clothing rack. During the hectic holiday season, one of the mission’s clothing racks broke. Questions about size and type call 762-1933. Ranch rodeo The second annual Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo is 6 p.m. Saturday at […]

amos the churchmouse: putting god in a box

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. putting god in a box the other day boss i sawthe strangest sight i […]

amos the churchmouse: putting god in a box

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. putting god in a box the other day boss i saw the strangest sight i […]

Faith will take us to the finish line

As a child I had many people that I looked up to. I had read about George Washington Carver when I was only 8 years old. He was a scientist and an outstanding Christian. Then Mother and Daddy took us to his birthplace in Missouri, and we actually met a man that knew Carver. Since […]

Faith will take us to the finish line

As a child I had many people that I looked up to. I had read about George Washington Carver when I was only 8 years old. He was a scientist and an outstanding Christian. Then Mother and Daddy took us to his birthplace in Missouri, and we actually met a man that knew Carver. Since […]