House considering creation of two cabinet-level departments

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Involved or not, Obama tainted by governor’s actions

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama at one level emerges with surprisingly clean hands from the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for allegedly trying to “sell” the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama. Not only did U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explicitly say the president-elect was not named in the 76-page […]

Control not always worth keeping

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control over […]

June 17, 2008 Business Digest

New Mexico Machinery expanding operations locally Roswell-based New Mexico Machinery announced Monday it will expand its business to the Roosevelt and Curry county market with a new location in Portales at the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.M. 467. The business is expected to bring 12 professional-level jobs to the area.The business will include sales […]

Violent crime in Clovis up; property crime down

CNJ staff Violent felony crimes in Clovis increased about 9 percent in 2007 while felony property crimes decreased 9 percent, according to the Clovis Police Department’s annual report.

Small donation can make big difference

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist For the past three years, our life in the winter, post-Christmas, has revolved around lower elementary level basketball, because of my grandson’s aptitude for and interest in this sport. Knowing how hard it is to get people to coach the lower levels, I volunteered when he was in kindergarten. I […]

Christmas greetings based on status

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer You’ve probably seen some TV show where somebody does something rude, and the response is, “You’re off the Christmas card list.” Remember when that used to mean something? It seems like I don’t have a Christmas card list, and it’s very rare that my friends do either. I received […]

Portales hospital designated a trauma center

CNJ staff SANTA FE – Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil announced Wednesday that the New Mexico Department of Health has designated three hospitals as new trauma centers in the state: Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales, Gerald Champion Medical Center in Alamogordo and Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad. With the addition of these hospitals, there are […]

Hospital confident in security

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A spokesman for the parent company of Plains Regional Medical Center said Monday he is confident in the modern approach the hospital takes to prevent infant abductions. PRMC has had infant safety measures in place for five years, according to hospital officials. “While the Lubbock incident has created a […]

Cliff overwhelms Elida in semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Based upon results in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A girls basketball tournament, Elida’s followers might suspect that their Tigers would stand a pretty even chance with Cliff in the semifinals. But everything’s an inexact science in the state’s smallest classification, where teams from different corners […]