Rural refinance program to launch

CNJ staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture will launch a single family housing guaranteed rural refinance pilot program in New Mexico to help rural borrowers refinance their mortgages, according to U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. To be eligible under this pilot, borrowers must have made timely mortgage payments for 12 consecutive months. Rural residents can […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

Clovis Christian School going virtual

Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School plans to launch a virtual high school that will allow students to receive a high school diploma by taking nothing but online courses. Superintendent Ladona Clayton said she hopes to have the Truth Seekers Virtual Academy up for a summer session this year and ready for a full launch in […]

County to launch alcohol abuse program

CNJ staff This month, Curry County is launching an alcohol abuse program to area elementary students involved in afterschool programs. Titled “Protecting You, Protecting Me,” the program is part of MADD’s latest nationwide effort to prevent alcohol use by youth, according to a press release. The program includes eight classroom-based lessons for each grade level […]

Press Release: Udall helps launch Hispanic history project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today helped launch a new initiative to preserve the stories and experiences of Hispanic Americans through the StoryCorps Historias oral history project – which will visit several New Mexico cities over the next year. [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47YNyszQ60 ]Click here for video of the event. Udall, a member of the […]

Early census operations starting now in local communities census workers will be visible on neighborhood streets using GPS handheld computers

The Census bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census. Although the count is still a year away, workers will be going door to door, verifying addresses to ensure the accuracy of next year’s Census delivery lists.

Senior safety project launch scheduled

By Freedom Newspapers The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office will launch a senior citizen safety project at 11 a.m. Monday at Valencia Elementary School in Portales, according to a press release. The program is called “The Newman Project” in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, a Roosevelt County senior citizen couple killed in 2005. Its […]

Space program innovation needs privatization

Freedom Newspapers The space shuttle Discovery made a safe re-entry landing Monday in only the second shuttle mission since the 2003 destruction during re-entry of the shuttle Columbia. The successful landing is a good time to discuss the independence of future space missions from government control and the federal treasury. Current Bush administration plans are […]

Proving/disproving relativity what science is all about

Freedom Newspapers After some delays, it now looks as if the spacecraft designed to test Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity finally will be launched Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Assuming the launch finally happens — and surely it will eventually — this is exciting news for two reasons. The first is that instruments […]

Bush needs chiding for misleading U.S.

Michele Morris I’m concerned about the enormous price military families are paying for the war in Iraq. So far, more than 500 American service people have lost their lives, and more than 3,000 have been wounded. President Bush was not honest with military families or the rest of the country about why he felt it […]