Opposition needs to flex their power

Freedom New Mexico The regime in Tehran celebrated the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution last week with large-scale demonstrations in support of the theocratic state. Ordinarily such demonstrations, featuring people given the day off work, bused to demonstration sites and sometimes paid, simply celebrate the regime. Since the disputed (almost certainly rigged) election […]

Empty Stocking Fund surpasses last year’s total

Freedom New Mexico As of noon Friday, the Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort between Freedom New Mexico and the Salvation Army to feed and clothe the needy, had collected almost $900 more than last season’s drive. Officials said donations thus far total $8,998. Last year donations to the fund totaled $8,100.

ENMU graduates nearly 230

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Josh Messer receives his hood for his master’s degree in business Saturday during ENMU commencement. Messer said he enjoyed his time and the friendships he made at ENMU. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Saturday was a day of reflection for almost 230 Eastern New Mexico University graduates who walked […]

Milk prices make slow climb

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Alan Anderson, owner of Anderson Dairy near Portales, said rising milk prices are helping dairies, but it will take some time to financially recover from about a year of prices that didn’t pay for production costs. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Milk prices are rebounding but dairy owners expect […]

Unnecessary cap and trade bill averted

Freedom New Mexico The world can breathe a sigh of relief. Unnecessary economic destruction at the hands of climate zealots is likely to be averted at least another year. An international treaty to combat global warming almost certainly won’t be reached this year, despite U.N. and climate change extremists’ insistence that agreement on worldwide greenhouse […]

Landmarks languish in limbo

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis MainStreet helped secure two grants to clean up the Hotel Clovis earlier this year. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The excitement is almost tangible when some locals talk about rebuilding the oldest, grandest hotels in Clovis and Portales. But if hope puts gleam in the eyes, reality often […]

Fair attendance up about 10 percent

CNJ staff Fair ticket sales jumped more than $15,000 this year and attendance was up around 10 percent. According to figures presented to the county commission Tuesday by Finance Manager Mark Lansford, the gate sale increase accounted to about 21 percent, taking the total from almost $72,000 to more than $87,000. Carnival receipts also rose […]

Inventions born out of sheer laziness

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist One of the ranch houses we lived in when I was a kid almost had electricity. It had a Delco light plant that was rigged so when you turned on a light the plant came on and generated electricity until you turned off the light. Obviously, that taught all us […]

Grandson shows innocent way to look at life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist This article is dedicated to my grandson Jason, who has had almost daily “time of my life” experiences since we acquired the backyard swimming pool. I always knew … that a 9-year-old could get maximum use and enjoyment out of a 3.5 by14 foot-pool. We adults are under the sad […]

Drive replaces hat collection

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Courtesy photo by Nick Mondragon Weldon Carmichael looks over hundreds of caps donated by individuals and businesses after a fire destroyed his home on April 9, 2009 in Roosevelt County. The cap drive was started by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Although a fire took almost everything a […]

President signs bill that will create green jobs, help dairy farmers in eastern New Mexico

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., announced that Eastern New Mexico will receive almost $1.2 million from initiatives he included in the omnibus appropriations bill that President Obama signed into law.

Thank God for the moments of our lives

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Did you see the guy making the rounds on the morning TV shows recently who could remember what happened on almost any given date? Toss out a month, day, and year, and he’d fire back with uncanny accuracy a list of the major events and news headlines for that particular […]

Thank God for the moments of our lives

By Curtis K. Shelburne Did you see the guy making the rounds on the morning TV shows recently who could remember what happened on almost any given date? Toss out a month, day, and year, and he’d fire back with uncanny accuracy a list of the major events and news headlines for that particular date. […]

Officials: Stimulus package should help homeowners and schools

By Garbiel Monte and Argen Duncan As a stimulus package aimed at infusing almost $800 billion into the economy hurtles through Congress on its way to the president’s desk, eastern New Mexico residents are hopeful it boosts the economy. Eastern New Mexico officials said the package should include money to help homeowners fight foreclosure and […]

Iraq voter turnout offers sign of hope

Freedom New Mexico The Iraqi provincial elections, a prelude to national elections later this year or early next year, were carried out almost

ENMU enrollment up

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble says a slow economy and rising unemployment is responsible for the highest Spring semester enrollment the school has had in almost 40 years. The university’s spring semester enrollment rose by 8.3 percent — from 3,712 students in 2008 to 4,021 students — this year, according to […]

Obama ready to tackle tasks that await him

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps befitting the times, it was a sober, almost subdued speech, capping a ceremony that was serious and sober. President Obama called for “a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world.” In recognition of the […]

In God we trust — not in us

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I am writing this column on January 4. Christmas is almost over. It’s not over on December 26, which is only the second of the “twelve days of Christmas,” which was a season before it was a song. I’m whistling in the wind, I know, but I prefer to stand […]

What kind of team captain would choose us first?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Perhaps there really are some folks in this world who are almost completely unacquainted with self-doubt. I’m thinking of three possible types of folks. The first are “successful” jerks: Donald Trump types seriously in need of the humility and mercy that comes only through the blessing of some real […]

When you come, don’t forget to bring my books

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Preachers love books. Of course, they love THE Book most of all, but the default mode for most of them is to be drawn to almost anything that has a binding on it. A friend and pastoral colleague who moderates an e-mail discussion group I enjoy also runs a […]