Education feature: Some students work toward future in sewing class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Tkeyia Coats re-sews a seam on a computer bag that she designed for her Commercial Sewing class. Coats learned to sew from her grandmother. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Among the scraps of cloth, mannequins, pins and professional grade sewing machines in the clothing design […]

Senator discusses the president’s budget proposal and the future of campaign finance reform

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today talked with radio reporters from around the state about key components of President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2011 including the outlook for the National Nuclear Security Administration which oversees New Mexico’s labs, the Department of Veterans Affairs, USDA and the Indian Health Services. He also […]

Commander: Housing issue may affect future mission decisions

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Gabriel Monte and Jenna Zamie The highlighted area indicates an area around Cannon Air Force Base with a roughly 60-minute drive time, where personnel can seek housing. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When Cannon Air Force Base reaches full capacity in about five months, communities outside Clovis and Portales may […]

Senate doesn’t need to stop with F-22 cut

The 58-40 Senate vote last week to stop production of more F-22 fighter planes was a welcome bit of sanity applied to Pentagon spending. Whether it will lead to less wasteful Pentagon procurement policies in the future or go down as simply a symbolic gesture is a more complicated question. The F-22 was developed in […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks land

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. is seeking land for future homes, especially in Clovis. Habitat leaders would like donations but would consider reasonable prices, said Office Manager Marge Rhode. Contact: Habitat for Humanity office at 359-1344 or roosevelt_curry_h4h@yahoo.com or 620 W. First, Portales.

CHS senior sad to say goodbye but eager for future

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Freedom New Mexico Nakesha Ross is headed to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico to major in pre-medicine, and possibly double major in psychology. She said she wants to be a general surgeon or work in a hospital emergency room. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Graduation couldn’t come soon enough for Nakesha Ross. […]

Education feature: Future Farmers of America program trains students in hard work, responsibility

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School junior Jeremy House walks the tritacale crop daily at the high school’s to check the plants and sprinkler. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nobody told Landyn Graham that training his horses would be easy, but difficulty wasn’t enough of a deterrent. Graham, Clovis High School sophomore […]

Planning while saving

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest Columnist As I contemplate writing the article for this month, several thoughts raced through my mind: the turmoil on Wall Street and its impact on Main Street USA, uncertainty for the future, the housing situation, rising prices, businesses reducing or cutting services, and the upcoming election. Many business owners are asking […]

Commit to be reasonable Nov. 4

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Monday morning was pretty much the routine. A bowl of cereal more suited for my future children, a quick viewing of TV news and a visit to the Internet for my e-mail and social networking site checks. Add disappointment to the routine. A MySpace bulletin from a college […]

Football’s future

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Brendan Mehl of the Red Raiders breaks free for a touchdown on Saturday at Jim Hill Field in a game against the Longhorns. The Red Raider went on to win by a score of 12-6. The Red Raiders and Longhorns plays in the 1-2 grade division. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ […]

Surveillance act sets dangerous future precedent

Freedom New Mexico The Senate passed Wednesday the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Act of 2008 as a “compromise” between Democrats and Republicans, although it was by and large a victory for the Bush administration. President Bush signed it into law on Thursday. Twenty Democrats voted for the bill, including Sen. Barack Obama, who […]

Landowners wonder about future for bombing range

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Map courtesy of the New Mexico State Land Office gabe_monte@link.freedom.com MELROSE — A State Land Office official said Wednesday the future is uncertain for more than 20,000 acres of state land used for ranching and farming near the Melrose Bombing Range. Larry Kehoe told farmers and ranchers who lease state lands they should continue their […]

Wilson speaks of need for commonsense leadership

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., visited Clovis on Tuesday on her campaign trail for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Pete Domenici. Domenici will retire when his term ends this year. Wilson has served for nearly 10 years as District 1 representative. The district includes Albuquerque, […]

Pearce touts potential of state

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., stopped in Clovis on Tuesday on his campaign trail through eastern New Mexico. In his sixth year as a representative, Pearce is running for the Senate seat held by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Domenici will retire at the end of his term this year. […]

Giant upset

Reader reaction to New York’s 17-14 upset win over New England in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday night. • “All that I can say is it’s nice to be from NEW YORK. Fantastic.” – Steve Gershon • “Three boring quarters (if you like offense), but a frantic and fantastic last five minutes. Glad the ’72 […]

Domenici responds to GAO

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman today asserted that a new Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report affirms that the Air Force used the correct analysis and made the right decision to locate an Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) mission at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico           The GAO-initiated report, […]

Cannon addresses “Air Force Roadmap”

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, released today the Air Force’s weapon system “roadmap,” a long-term plan for providing the Air Force the capabilities needed in the 21st century to meet threats to the Nation’s security. General Moseley’s roadmap outlines where future advanced […]

Tools help plan financial success

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Analyzing financial ratios is a tool business owners can use to grow and sustain the business. There are many financial ratios that can be used to make management decisions, such as the debt-to-equity (net worth) ratio. The debt-to-equity ratio will provide business owners with information on whether to add capital […]

Farming foundation of future

By Mark Marsalis: Ag Sense In this day and age, it is easy to lose focus on what is important, and we often forget about the many blessings that we’ve been given. Agriculture is one such example. It has been said that “If you eat or wear clothes, then you are involved in agriculture”; I […]

Time to commit for 2008

Freedom New Mexico “Tempus fugit” — Time flies, we usually say. A better translation from the original Latin, however, is that “time flees” (think fugitive). Every day, every second, every year passes as soon as we live it, and is gone forever. On New Year’s Day most people take the time, between football bowl games […]