Sentate approves Bingaman’s public lands bills

For the second time this year, the United States Senate today approved a package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, which contains several provisions to protect important sites in New Mexico.

Finding release amidst stress always important

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist When the news is particularly

Editorial: Lead poisoning not only issue in ATV ban

The federal government has an important message for you: Eating your all-terrain vehicle may be hazardous to your health. Perhaps you already knew this. It doesn’t matter — poorly written federal legislation has taken control of the situation, inadvertently banning the sales of youth ATVs and ATV parts. The cause of this ban, which seriously […]

Commentary: Community input on Cannon housing important

USAF file photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez The base has refined its housing procedures to reduce the stress of moves. By 2013 the base population will increase to about 5,000 airmen and civilians. By Col. Timothy Leahy: 27th SOW commander Between now and 2013 we expect our base population to increase from the current […]

Residents trek for trash

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Andrew Pata, 9, left and his sister Rachel, 12, right, were among 286 Curry County residents who volunteered for Trek for Trash clean up event. Volunteers collected about 900 bags of trash, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. Gabriel Monte Jacob Fuller and friend Cade Irwin said three bags of trash was enough […]

Project vital to eastern New Mexico

  By David Lansford: Guest columnist The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, also known as the Ute Water Pipeline Project, is the most important issue facing the communities of Curry and Roosevelt counties.  The need for this project is undeniable.  The alternatives to this project present a grim and depressing picture.  This project must […]

Junior rodeo highlight for youngsters

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis farrier Dusty Leatherwood fits a horseshoe to the hoof of El Paso on Monday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Leatherwood was shoeing the horse in preparation for this week’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are […]

Helms holds place in U.S. political history

Freedom New Mexico Some politicians are controversial without being important. The history books and newspaper pages are littered with the names of also-rans who managed to snag a few headlines by virtue of scandal rather than substance. You can’t say the same about Jesse Helms. Love him or hate him — and quite a few […]

Ratios important management tool

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist

Say ‘Thanks’ when you can

“In life, it is important to say ‘Thank you.’ Because we all required help to get where we are today.”

Lawsuits would force gunmakers to do impossible

Freedom New Mexico Second Amendment supporters got a couple of pieces of good news last month. One, perhaps the most important in a while, was that a federal appeals court didn’t buy New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s argument that firearms manufacturers should be held responsible for firearm violence in his city. The other bit […]

Celebrating libraries

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Heather Christensen, from top, Tawna Luscombe, Natalie Salaz are three of the staff of the Portales Public Library. The library’s director Denise Burnett said the Internet will give you information, but books give you knowledge. The Clovis and Portales libraries and librarians celebrated National Library Week with story times and decorations. But what is behind […]

Harden says he will run for re-election

CNJ staff State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election.

New proposal would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Out on the campaign trail, most of the presidential candidates have been going on at length about how important it is that affordable health insurance be made available to every American. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has taken a significant step toward making that goal unobtainable. At least the affordable part. By […]

Management skills important

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-related skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with […]

Congressional candidate Lujan to visit region

SANTA FE, NM— New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner and Congressional District Candidate Ben R. Luján will visit Tucumcari, Portales and Clovis this weekend to meet with voters and announce his candidacy for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional Distrcit, which comprises portions of eastern New Mexico including Clovis, Portales and Tucumcari. “As we enter the New Year […]

Bible Verse of the Day January 18, 2008

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in […]

Candidates overlook power of pets

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico The presidential race is becoming so competitive candidates are asking for their children’s help. John Edwards, for example, has been bringing his two kids, Jack, 7, and Emma Claire, 9, on the campaign trail with him. Hillary Clinton persuaded her daughter, Chelsea, 27, to accompany her while campaigning in […]

Farm systems simulation important

By Victor Cabrera: Ag Sense Computer modeling of farm systems looks at key characteristics and functions of a farm in order and then simulates how different conditions and courses of action will affect the farm. Farm enterprises are complex, interrelated systems with multiple interacting components. Each component or factor affects and is affected by its […]

Caring for the environment is imperative

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Recently, Earth Day was observed. Like so many days that call notice to some relationship of importance, the danger exists that we will simply stop action, worry about that focus for a day or two, then go back to life as normal. In this case, the ideal of ecology may preoccupy […]