Increasing taxes won’t stabilize U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico That queasy feeling Americans had in September 2008 when the bottom fell out of the financial markets has returned. Is the American economy slipping back into recession? Last week, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 699 points, or 5.75 percent. After the stock market closed Friday, Standard & Poor’s, one of the […]

Everybody’s Business: Managing bottom line balancing act

Managing the bottom line of a company is a constant balancing act. You either increase revenue or decrease cost. There are many avenues that impact these elements and one is to expand the market. Expanding a company’s market includes offering a new product line, offering different variations to the product, or a geographic expansion. A […]

Video: Anita Tedaldi's controversial decision

Freedom New Mexico columnist Anita Tedaldi is at the heart of a growing national debate after disclosing last week that she gave up her adopted son.

Some Floods Are Caused By “Leaky Faucets”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist We all have times when the winds and waves of sorrow or pain or perplexity threaten to swamp us and send the vessels of our lives to the bottom. When those winds howl, we recognize the threat. It’s no fun to ride out a storm. [Marker] But I’m convinced […]

Maintaining strong bottom line: Positive survival strategies

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Ed.D.: Guest columnist Last month’s article provided ideas business owners can implement during the difficult economic climate. As a continuance, I spoke with one of Clovis’ longtime business owners, Tom Martin of TS&S Eateries, known as “Taco Box,” on how the current economy has impacted his business. Martin stated one impact is […]

Time to vote (in our Web polls)

Have you voted in our Web polls lately? They’re at the bottom of our home page:

Zia gets past Quay

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry American’s Rafael Maldonado takes a cut during first-round action of the 9-10 District 3 Little League tournament Monday in Portales. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Zia All-Stars rallied late, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth Monday night to edge Quay County 6-3 in the opening […]

Yearbook controversy brings out the opinions

Have you seen all the comments readers have left at the bottom of this story?

Revamped Oasis Park lake reopens

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Clovis resident Tony Woods fishes at Oasis State Park Lake on Wednesday, the second day the lake was open for fishing following a 10-month renovation. Mickey Winfield The pond is stocked, lines are being cast and for the first time since last April, the lake at Oasis State Park is […]

Jan. 31 – Look Ma, I’m a binder.

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eleven-year-olds Brianna Jimenez, top left, and Trisha Gartner, top right, roll Maria Mata, bottom left, and Danielle Chafer, bottom right, away from each other as the group demonstrates a lever. The group of four decided to act out a binder as a lever because it’s something they use often for […]

Hounds picked for last in LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Suffice it to say there’s a big split between the top four and the bottom three in the Lone Star Conference South Division football poll. Eastern New Mexico University is at the bottom of the bottom. The Greyhounds were picked seventh in the seven-team division in results of voting by […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats, Hobbs split

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Clovis’ Nicole Anaya tags out Hobbs’ Stevie Dennis at second base at the end of a rundown in the first inning of Tuesday’s District 4-5A softball doubleheader at Lady Wildcat Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High softball team pulled one out of the fire in the […]

Zias win twice in WT softball event

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior Nicole Dickson and freshman Kristen Cruickshank pitched complete games as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team won twice on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational. Dickson pitched a four-hit shutout and Rebecca Quinones squeezed home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth in a 6-0 victory over […]

In the news: State not taking care of kids

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist News from Albuquerque: New Mexico Voices for Children released survey data compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Before you digest this information, understand this is a prestigious foundation. It’s the real deal. Here is what the foundation’s 2006 Kids Count findings have to say about New Mexico: New Mexico […]

Gateway dethrones Texico in 1A baseball

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Gateway Christian first baseman Antonio Oaxaca tags Texico’s Theo Marez as he tries to get back to the bag during Friday’s Class 1A state baseball championship game in Texico. (Albuquerque Journal photo: Jim Thompson) Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — This time, the Class 1A championship baseball game with the football score went Gateway Christian’s […]

Late grand slam sends Texans to sweep of Hounds

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Junior shortstop Ryan Howard hit a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the eighth, lifting Tarleton State past Eastern New Mexico University 5-4 on Friday in the opener of their Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader. The Texans won the second game 9-2 as catcher Keith Peacock homered […]

Cats rally to beat Roswell

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Clovis second baseman Omar Sosa throws to first base in an attempt to turn a double play during Clovis first game against Roswell High Tuesday at Bell Park. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats broke a five-game losing skid with a late-inning comeback win against Roswell Tuesday […]

Bronchos extend ENMU’s losing streak to 10

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma is usually not a good place for a baseball team to try to break out of a slump. Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhounds dropped a tight 4-3 decision in the opener, then were routed by the Bronchos 9-1 in the second game to see their losing streak stretch […]

Zias win twice in WT softball invite

CNJ staff AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University got complete-game pitching efforts from Rosemary Moreno and Natasha Lindsey and posted a pair of wins on Friday in the West Texas A&M Invitational softball tournament. The Zias (6-3) scored six runs in the bottom of the first in a 9-3 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo, then notched […]

Nation’s poor better off than thought

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Despite claims that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, poverty is nowhere near the problem it was yesteryear — at least for those who want to work. Talk about the poor getting poorer tugs at the hearts of decent people and squares nicely with the agenda of […]