Letters to the editor: Time to put stop to tax increases

Time to put stop to tax increases Regarding Curry County’s proposal to build a judicial complex: Vote no on Nov. 2. This bond will cost the taxpayers and property owners $33 million and increase the gross receipts tax by 25 cents (on a $100 purchase) for 15 to 25 years. And this is only the […]

Letters to the editor: Need to let Democrats do their job

Need to let Democrats do their job Some questions for all our local Tea Partiers/Republicans who are so upset with our national debt: Where were you between 2002 and 2009? Why weren’t you upset and yelling loudly when the Bush administration was spending all those trillions of dollars on immoral, illegal wars in Iraq and […]

Letter to the editor: Smiles can change person’s life

I have lived in Clovis for near most of my life. On Sept. 20, I had to make a police report on an incident that happened the Monday before (nothing too serious). I have been sick for quite some years and lately I’ve been in physical pain with some mental anguish and distress. I believe […]

Letter to the editor: New judicial complex necessity

New judicial complex necessity A special bond issue will be on November’s ballot. As one part of that issue, Curry County citizens shall decide whether the gross receipts tax will be increased to fortify the existing detention center and increase bed space, including additional beds for maximum-security detainees. Curry County Adult Detention Center was built […]

Letters to the editor: County fair unsafe for valuables

County fair unsafe for valuables I just finished reading the article: “Official: Fair Revenues Up Nearly $60,000” and I felt the need to comment about the fair being deemed a success. There may have been success from a money standpoint, but one of the events presented a challenge for me. I am referring to putting […]

Letters to the editor: Let’s vote to take liars out of office

Let’s vote to take liars out of office With wonderful journalism, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” has documented for us over several months the stunning hypocrisy of many of our national politicians. The essence of this may be old news: “They all lie.” Of course they don’t all lie. But the most egregious offenders who […]

Letter to the editor: Clovis muni course good bargain

When I read Mike Majors’ letter to the editor — “Time to do away with golf course” — in last Thursday’s paper, I was appalled. He said the Clovis Municipal Golf Course is a “ghetto golf course.” When I hear the word ghetto, I immediately think of slums, dilapidated houses, and completely run-down property, not […]

Letter to the editor: Elections will raise serious issues

Elections will raise serious issues As we come upon the elections there are three questions I would ask of any candidate: • What do they intend to do about the 250,000 homeless vets who are the heroes of the Democrat wars of the 20th century? Especially the 90,000 who have terminal illness and need Hospice […]

Letters to the editor: Education should be state’s priority

Education should be state’s priority Hardly a day goes by that we don’t read about another huge sum of money being cut from our New Mexico public schools by Gov. Richardson’s administration. As I remember, the Richardson administration began with a large surplus of money and now, as it winds down, it has a huge […]

a view from under the pew: the peanut butter incident

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the peanut butter incident boss i nearly wasno longer here lastnight i […]

Letter to the editor: Associated Press stories slanted

Associated Press stories slanted Tuesday’s CNJ carried a story written by Cain Burdeau of The Associated Press: “Gulf dead zone one of largest ever.” This article is typical of my beef with AP articles your paper publishes. Many of them are slanted with a progressive view point to manipulate public opinion on certain political issues. […]

Letters to the editor: Helping beggers only enables them

People helping people? Let’s help these people who are standing in the streets of Clovis looking for a handout. I offered a couple a job twice working on a barn and they turned me down. He said they are doing well. You want to know why people from other places are willing to come to […]

a view from under the pew: amos fights the gongers

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the keyboard shift keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos fights the gongers boss i guess you heardabout yesterday […]

a view from under the pew: amos all shook up

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos all shook up boss you may think i look […]

Letter to editor: Dead trees liability

For more than three years I have asked to have a dead elm tree at the corner of 14th and Sheldon streets removed. It has been dead for so long that all the outer branches have broken off. Each passing day increases the load on the remaining branches poised over the stop sign and sidewalk […]

Work a-plenty at H-Bar Ranch

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Courtesy photo An old postcard with a posed photo of the H-Bar and cowhands that claims Billy the Kid was taken to the “X-Bar” after he was shot ” totally false, of course. Also, no self-respecting cowhand would have been caught dead wearing fur chaps. Ruth White Burns Editor’s Note: This is the latest in […]

Letter to the editor: Questions over school site remain

Clovis Municipal Schools wants to build a new school. The land selected is in Pleasant Hill. I have questions:

a view from under the pew: amos and the ugly mole

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos and the ugly mole boss i was looking at […]

Letter to the editor: Hispanics have long history in U.S.

Hispanics have long history in U.S. The homeland of the free and the brave should not be interpreted to mean the exclusive homeland of the Anglo English speaker. In a recent letter to the editor, it was implied that an American should not have to “press 1 for English” and that those who prefer to […]

A little on the wild side

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: Sharna Johnson has been writing about critters in a weblog for three years. Now she’s taking her dog and pony show to the printed product. Her weekly column begins today, with the introduction she offered her blog readers on Nov. 2, 2007.