Letters to the editor: Lansford’s leadership skills proven

Lansford’s leadership skills proven I respect the job Gayla Brumfield has done as mayor. Every leader operates with different strengths and objectives. I have stayed out of the fray, until the biased piece about the race was published last Sunday. There is so much not said that needs to be said about the benefits David […]

Letters to the editor: Contractors not responsible for jail

Contractors not responsible for jail I find new Curry County jail administrator Gerry Billy’s comment (in Wednesday’s article), “Obviously the person who built the jail had never built a jail before,” offensive. “The person who built the jail” is obviously a contractor. A contractor places a “bid” for a specific job, which is laid out […]

Letters to Santa

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The following letters to Santa Claus are from area children given to Freedom New Mexico by teachers and the post office.

‘Dale’s Restaurant’ in Melrose damaged by fire

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The interior of Melrose Tire, known to village residents as “Dale’s Restaurant,” burned Sunday night in a fire. The fire has left residents without a daily restaurant, a place to fix flats or get diesel fuel. Kevin Wilson The giant white block letters on the red facade couldn’t be more […]

Letters of the editor: Foreign aid should be first to go

It is interesting to read about the government’s solution to cutting the deficit — freeze government salaries, charge for Tricare, figure out ways to negatively impact the military, and even cut Saturday mail deliveries. I’ve never seen any proposals to cut foreign aid. We are sending $1.3 billion a year to Pakistan, the protectors of […]

Letters to the editor: Crossing lacks proper maintenance

Crossing lacks proper maintenance I don’t know if it was the railroad, the state, or the county that paid for the work that was done a couple of years ago to smooth out the railroad crossing going into Farwell, but whoever it was got taken to the cleaners. That crossing gets an awful lot of […]

Letters to the editor: Real problems lie with Congress

Real problems lie with Congress I write in support of George Speck from last week’s letters to the editor. Regarding the greed of the very rich: Somehow the dominant media “frame” continues the absurd idea that defending the people who suck up societal resources means protecting the “job creators.” This is exactly the reverse of […]

Letters to the editor: Housing hindering Clovis’ growth

Housing hindering Clovis’ growth I have lived in Clovis all my life and think Clovis is a pretty neat place to be. It is so great to see the city finally moving ahead with some activities that will really help move this community forward in a positive direction, and the Affordable Housing Plan, which will […]

Letters to the editor: Housing plan should be put to vote

Housing plan should be put to vote The Affordable Housing Act is an innocuous-sounding program that introduces more dependency into our community. Builders and affiliated businesses — assessors, title companies, Realtors and materials suppliers — benefit by using tax credits and outright grants, free land, free buildings, free infrastructure, waived licensing fees, and whatever else […]

Letters to the editor: Readers should do own research

Readers should do own research In Lonnie Leslie’s video posted on the CNJ website about Clovis’ Affordable Housing Plan (AHP), he makes the statement “(the Air Force) plan has been that they would have enough housing for the people in the lowest ranks and then they expect the higher ranks to live in Clovis and […]

Letters to the editor: ‘Dual’ commissioner can’t keep facts straight

‘Dual’ commissioner can’t keep facts straight While seeking support from the county commission for the Clovis Affordable Housing Plan, Mayor Gayla Brumfield and county/city commissioner Bobby Sandoval were able to clear up several misconceptions about the plan. After the mayor’s presentation, “dual” commissioner Sandoval requested that the mayor use the opportunity to clear up any […]

Letters to the editor: Oversight needed for housing plan

Oversight needed for housing plan I have read with interest the articles and letters concerning the city’s affordable housing plan. I find it deplorable that so much sarcastic rhetoric has been used by both sides, such as “obstructionists,” “misguided and misleading,” “smells like sour grapes,” “socialist policies,” and “from what planet a handful of citizens […]

Letters to the editor: Affordable housing plan no-brainer

Affordable housing plan no-brainer Clovis’ mayor and all but one of our commissioners, Randy Crowder, seem to be on the right track for growth in Clovis. Let our elected people work for us as they said they would and support affordable housing that is not accessible in this current real estate market. I should know. […]

Our people: Woman of letters

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Melrose resident Jamie Dickerman served as the president’s ambassador at Eastern New Mexico University during her senior year. She graduated May 14 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Dickerman works as a grant writer and special events coordinator for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and plans to […]

Letters to the editor: Reshuffling assistants not savings

Reshuffling assistants not savings Let’s see. The Clovis school system is eliminating art education assistants by moving them to other obviously unfilled EA positions. This will then save $168,000. Math isn’t my strong point, but as far as I can fathom the only way that the school system would save $168,000 would be by laying […]

Letters to the editor: Brumfield’s behavior tyrannical

Brumfield’s behavior tyrannical Gayla Brumfield’s comments in the May 11 edition of the CNJ regarding the petition filed for a vote on the affordable housing ordinance were, at the very least, despicable. It appears Queen Gayla has forgotten how things work in this country. She and the majority of the city commission don’t get to […]

Letters to the editor: Other ways to fund Ute project

Other ways to fund Ute project We hope you read the ad in Clovis News Journal on April 10 newspaper by the High Plains Patriots about the proposed gross receipts tax increase. Read the facts for yourself. There is definitely a way to pay for the Ute water project without raising taxes again. City commissioner […]

Club notes — April 10

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Six members and one guest attended the regular meeting of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha at 4:30 p.m. on April 4 Collene Baldwin was the hostess. Bev Miller corresponding secretary read several thank you letters from Ninth Judicial District Family and Children’s Court for our donation. Members of Epsilion Sigma Alpha have supported […]

Letters to the editor: Social issues have important place

Social issues have important place So, Freedom Newspapers think the issue of Shariah

Letters to the editor: Area firefighters’ work appreciated

Area firefighters’ work appreciated A very heartfelt thank you is extended to all the area firefighters and other volunteers who helped to fight the grassland fire in the Pleasant Hill area last Sunday. These wonderful people are to be commended for doing a superb job. May God richly bless them for their unselfish service to […]