Press release: Clovis schools seek nominees for teacher, support staff of year

Do you know an exceptional employee at Clovis Municipal Schools that is making a positive difference in the lives of our students? Nominate that person for Clovis Schools Teacher of the Year or Support Staff of the Year for 2012-2013. Who may nominate? Anyone. Clovis Schools’ employee, parent, student, community member! Nomination forms are available […]

In search of ponies: Gadgets not limited to human

By Sharna Johnson: CMI columnist It was around the 14th century or so when some anonymous irreverent farmer took a highly prized religious implement and hung it from the neck of his best sheep — and thus the precious bell was transferred down from the upper echelons of the priesthood, literally to the herd. No […]

Wind facts

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A wind vane turns Friday in a gust outside a home on Norris and 21st Streets. Tonjia Rolan “Can you feel the rhythm of the wind in human memory? It is a music in the sky and in men’s souls.” Guy Murchie, “Song of the Sky”

I will stand up for your liberties

“The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.” — H.L. Mencken Rarely have I read a quote that contained […]

Agency determines school employee can pursue complaint

Russel Anglin The state human rights bureau determined a school employee has sufficient evidence to pursue a complaint against Tucumcari Public Schools. Carrie Moritomo, public relations officer with the State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, confirmed a determination of probable cause issued Aug. 23 in response to Diane Trujillo’s formal complaint alleging she […]

Environmental ruling devalues human lives

Freedom Newspapers W hat’s more dangerous? Forest fires or lawsuits by radical environmental groups? Ponder recent Colorado fires that destroyed hundreds of homes. Visualize the couple huddled with their kids and the family dog, thankful they left the forest in time. They hope everyone else found their way to safety before fire began gobbling up […]

Leave politics out of friendships

Yes, most of my friends have similar political convictions to mine. Actually, not just political but also more general philosophical ones, bearing on the theory of being, knowledge, the human good and even the nature of art. But I do have some genuine friends who disagree with me on important matters, including politics. How is […]

On the shelves — June 6

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How To Keep It Sharp by Michael S. Sweeney In nine thoroughly researched chapters, Brain demonstrates the complex operations that it takes to make us fully human, from how the nervous system develops in the […]

Investigation: Human error of Cannon crew blamed in 2009 crash

CNJ staff Human error was ruled in a November crash involving a Cannon Air Force Base crew and aircraft in Mali. According to information from the Air Force Association, and confirmed by the public affairs office of Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., an aircrew from Cannon’s 524th Special Operations Squadron failed […]

Humans are natural competitors

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My theory is the human psyche is hard-wired for competition — and speed. We want to have the fastest car, mule, horse. In southern New Mexico they even have turtle races and, of course, duck races. Sometimes the desire to win overwhelms the participant’s better judgment and sense of “right […]

Going green starts with personal change

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I suppose the problem addressed in this column is like other common questions, in that the answer lies, not in knowing, but in doing. We know that, if we do not develop alternative energies, our modes of transportation will radically alter when fossil fuel runs out. We know that we […]

Southwest Cheese human resources director running for commission

CNJ staff Brenda Randolph Miller announced Monday she is running for Clovis City Commissioner, District 1. The seat is currently held by Commissioner Juan Garza, who is a candidate for re-election. Miller is director of human resources for Southwest Cheese. Prior to Southwest Cheese, Miller was the human resources manager for Cargill-Sweeteners Division. “This community […]

Press Release: Goodwill Industries seeks nominations for Human Services

Albuquerque – Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is seeking nominations for itsFourth Annual EDGAR AWARDS IN HUMAN SERVICES to recognize outstanding NewMexicans in the field of human services. The awards will be presented at a gala fundraising dinner on Saturday, March 27th atAlbuquerque’s Embassy Suites Hotel, beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $60 per person […]

Losing family pet always rough

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Without human offspring, dogs have always been like children for my wife and I. This week we’re grieving the loss of a family member. Our pets give us so much love and fill lonely voids with soft ears to stroke. When they die they rip our hearts out. We knew […]

More patients die because of organ act

A Brooklyn man was recently arrested for running a ring that traffics in human body parts, mainly kidneys. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum is accused of bringing people from Israel to the U.S., where one of their kidneys was harvested, and they were paid $10,000. Rosenbaum then allegedly sold those kidneys to desperate patients in the U.S. […]

Making mistakes part of being human

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I watched a movie the other day. It was from Netflix, which means “no late fees,” and “no late fees” means that it’s okay, albeit dumb, to leave it sitting around unwatched awhile. Truth be told, I was putting off watching it until my wife made me.[Marker] It was […]

Yes, tennis star Roger Federer is human

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Roger Federer, the most successful tennis player in the recorded history of the game and winner of his 15th Grand Slam championship on July 5 at Wimbledon, is — contrary to suspicions voiced by Roger Cohen of The New York Times, in a column titled “Roger Federer Unbuttoned” […]

Domestic partner bill stalls in New Mexico state senate

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights group, issued a statement today regarding a vote in New Mexico’s state Senate on the Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act, which would allow lesbian, gay, or straight couples to enter into domestic partnerships and receive rights, benefits, and responsibilities […]

A Defining Moment in the Time of War: Orangeburg Massacre, February 8, 1968

On February 8, 1968, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, a tragic shooting occurred leaving three African American students dead and 29 injured due to racial conflict and denial of basic human rights.

Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all the punchlines: […]