Press release: Bingaman talks FEMA disaster declaration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about FEMA disaster declaration for New Mexico counties that were affected by cold weather earlier this year. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman032811m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the FEMA disaster […]

Press release: Udall talks budget, gas prices, disaster declaration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with radio reporters today about the budget debate in Congress this week. He also discussed how conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Africa are impacting gasoline prices in the United States. To listen to the audio, click here. Below is a time key of Senator Udall’s […]

Today’s closings and delays

Area schools and institutions are closing or postponing events today in response to weather and the governor’s declaration. • Eastern New Mexico University — Business offices and classes canceled until Monday. • Clovis Community College — Closed until Monday. • Portales Municipal Schools — Closed until Monday. • Roosevelt County offices — Closed until Monday. […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

News release: Senators press for drought declaration for seven N.M. counties

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today urged U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to quickly approve New Mexico’s request for a natural disaster declaration for seven counties due to severe drought and high winds.

Immigrants guaranteed rights, too

Freedom New Mexico Americans have lived under the same Constitution, and behind the same Declaration of Independence, for more than two centuries. It’s sad, then, to see that so many people don’t know — or at least don’t appreciate — the basic precepts those great documents assert. Sadly, even members of our own government — […]

U.S.’ hard-won freedoms must be defended

By Freedom Newspapers Each year, Americans celebrate the independence of our nation on July 4, remembering the conflicts and patriots who died to preserve our ideals. This week, we will again remember those men and women and gather with family under the sheltering umbrella of the United States of America. But let us remember more. […]

Business Digest: Emergency loan deadline set

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Farmers have until Dec. 2 to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the Department of Agriculture to help cover the cost of losses suffered from the March tornadoes, according to a news release from New Mexico’s legislators. President Bush declared a state of disaster on April 2 in Curry […]

Swift disaster declaration offers relief

Staff and wire reports President Bush declared a major disaster in Curry and Quay counties Monday because of tornado damage, making residents in those regions eligible for federal funds. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners […]

Schwarzenegger’s proactive levee approach positive

Freedom Newspapers California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s declaration of a state of emergency to deal with that state’s vulnerable levee system has had the desired effect. Even his political opponents are tripping over themselves to say how much they, too, want to fix the problem. His declaration also got the attention of the Bush administration: Homeland […]