Obama plan over-taxes wealthy

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama wants to correct government overspending by over-taxing. He is proposing a combination of cuts and tax increases, the latter accomplished by setting his sights on those earning $250,000 and up. We’ve heard Obama’s class warfare rhetoric before. That may be why the president deemed it necessary to deny the […]

Education column: School funds go to much-needed projects

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy People sometimes wonder what happens to the dollars that go into our schools. Lots of wonderful things are accomplished throughout the school year and during the summer. School improvements are ongoing, from year to year, but recent bonds are allowing us do some of the much-needed projects that have been waiting for the […]

Business column: Taxes can be complicated for self-employed

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Who is an independent contractor? According to the Internal Revenue Service, they are people who have an independent trade, business or profession in which their services are offered to the public and they perform a job in which they determine how the task is accomplished is an independent contractor. Money […]

Zias close out season with easy victory

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia forward Til-Lois Fifer dives for a loose ball between Texas A&M-Kingsville defenders Felicia Soza, left, and Dyana Bullinger in the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. Fifer had 12 points in the Zias’ 75-61 win. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Already […]

Hank Baskett accomplished on, off field

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of residents across eastern New Mexico — even some non-football fans — will pay close attention to today’s Super Bowl game. That’s because we’re hoping to see one of our own do well. Hank Baskett III will be living the childhood dream of many boys when he becomes the first Clovis […]

United Way surpasses 2003 donation total

Staff reports Curry County United Way has added nearly $40,000 to its pledges in the past week, bringing the tally to $367,557. The late surge puts the organization above the 2003 total, but about 7 percent short of its 2004 goal of $392,500. “I doubt we’ll reach the goal, but we are very happy to […]