Editorial: Challenging deficit comes too late for GOP

As much as President Barack Obama tries to blame his predecessor, he has to take some ownership of a careening federal deficit that apparently will reach $1.75 trillion this year. That jaw-dropping number came from Obama himself last week

Legislators talk with business leaders

By Bob Quick: The Santa Fe New Mexican With a budget deficit of more than half a billion dollars looming over the state, there’s a need to “keep an eye on what’s happening” in Santa Fe during this legislative session, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish told a Tuesday morning gathering of business leaders from around New […]

School board anticipates budget deficit

CNJ staff A combination of inflation and New Mexico’s state budget problems have the Clovis Municipal Schools projecting a nearly $700,000 deficit for the 2009-10 school year. Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano painted a broad, but sobering look to the school board Tuesday night regarding what to expect with cuts in state funding and spikes […]

Zias, Hounds fall at ENMU soccer pitch

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU’s Artur Oliveira battles for possession of the ball with St. Mary’s Daniel Sanguineti during the second half of Friday’s match at the ENMU pitch. By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Sixty-seven minutes seemed like plenty of time to try to make up a one-goal deficit, but Eastern New Mexico […]

Orediggers top ENMU in finale

CNJ statt PORTALES — Thanks primarily to Mike Deal, Colorado School of Mines ended Eastern New Mexico University’s school-record start on Sunday. Deal, the Oredigggers’ junior first baseman, slammed a pair of three-run homers and Mines held on to win a 16-12 slugfest at Greyhound Field, salvaging the finale of the teams’ four-game series. Senior […]

Tax system bears resemblance to slavery

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Let’s push back the frontiers of ignorance about the federal deficit. To simplify things, I’ll use round numbers that are fairly close to the actual numbers. The nation’s 2005 gross domestic product (GDP), what the American people produced, totaled $13 trillion. The federal government consumed $2.4 trillion, but it only […]

Superintendent’s performance reviewed

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members convened Tuesday evening to evaluate the performance of Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. It was the first formal evaluation of her performance since the board hired her in April. However, because the evaluation is a matter of personnel, it was conducted in a executive session […]

San Jon girls hang on late to post victory

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers DORA — In her first experience as a basketball coach, San Jon’s Kristi Cargile learned the game, like many other sports, can be one of inches. Danielle Lee led the visiting Lady Coyotes with 19 points, and San Jon held off a dominant performance from Dora senior Rana Terry for […]

Piggish spending habits bloating national deficit

Freedom Newspapers It might have been turkey season, but it was pork carved up in Washington, D.C., last month. And all pork, of course, is paid for by money taken forcibly from taxpayers. “Despite a record $413 billion deficit, the government spending plan Congress approved (on Nov. 20) that awaits President George W. Bush’s signature […]

City’s annual budget to include major capital projects

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis city commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a $53.9 million budget for the 2004-05 fiscal year. Tuesday’s meeting took less than 10 minutes since most of the discussion took place in a July 20 daytime budget hearing, commissioners said. The revised budget adopted Tuesday by the commission […]