Ag Sense: Dairy farmers dedicated to land

While there has been much to do in the news in regards to dairying, it is important to understand that dairy farmers in New Mexico are strictly regulated and required to comply with a long list of environmental regulations before they are even allowed to produce milk. It is also important to understand that these […]

USDA releases recall list

Staff and wire reports The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a list Thursday of all school districts nationwide that received beef included in last month’s recall of 143 million pounds from a California slaughterhouse. Those districts include several from the area previously reported, plus some not previously listed: Clovis, Portales, Melrose, Grady, Texico, Logan, San […]

March 23, 2008 Honors

Wayland Baptist University Wayland Baptist University-Clovis campus recently released its list of 37 students who have been named to the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the 2007-08 Winter Term.Twenty-six area students achieved distinction on the President’s List. They include: Kathy Adams, Summer Black, Jamie Cooper, Renee Dettman, Darla Falkner, Thanongsak “Charlie” Gentry, Ivan […]

Retired officer wants to compile list of local veterans

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections A retired U.S. Navy officer believes veterans should get more acknowledgment for their service. To that end, Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer and now director of the Retiree Activities Program at Cannon Air Force Base, hopes to compile a list of all veterans in a five-county area. “If […]

Local veteran seeks to create list of area veterans

By Sarah Meyer, CNJ staff writer A retired U.S. Navy officer believes veterans should get more acknowledgment for their service. To that end, Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer and now director of the Retiree Activities Program at Cannon Air Force Base, hopes to compile a list of all veterans in a five-county area. […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Honor Rolls

Eastern New Mexico University The following area students were recognized for having made Eastern New Mexico University’s Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2007 semester. Melrose — Jamie K. Dickerman, Brynna R. Kos, Robin D’Nae Reed, Kimberlee A Smith Texico — Stephanie L. Bailey, Alexandra Denea Brooks, Melissa M. Freitas, Lacy Dene Price, Gabriel J. […]

Community officials present capital outlay requests

By Gabriel Monte City, county and other community organization representatives presented state legislators with a $20 million capital outlay wish list Friday at the Legislative Breakfast. About 100 people attended the breakfast held at the Norman & Vi Petty Rock n’ Roll Museum at the Chamber of Commerce building. State Sens. Clint Harden, Gay Kernan […]

$1 million allocated for effluent pipeline

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city is earmarking about $1 million for the effluent reuse pipeline project. City commissioners voted unanimously during a special meeting Wednesday to designate a portion of the Infrastructure Gross Receipt Tax earmarked for water projects to the pipeline project. Commissioners also made a $9.8 million capital outlay project […]

Assignment team prompts wife’s wish list

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico Everywhere I turn, military wives are talking about how their husband’s are meeting with the assignment team. Yes, orders are coming down and people are getting excited. Two women I work with and several mothers of children who attend the same day care as my daughter will all be […]

ENMU sees less-than-rosy immediate future

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University administration and regents participated in a little crystal-ball gazing at Friday’s regular meeting and saw tougher times ahead for their budget. Officials from all three campuses presented their preliminary 2008-2009 budgets that have to be submitted to the state’s Higher Education Department. “We have no idea […]

Democrats didn’t do nearly enough to stop earmarks

By Freedom Newspapers Congressional Democrats, attempting to make good on their pledge to be more fiscally responsible than ousted Republicans, actually eliminated pork-barrel earmarks from spending bills the GOP left unfinished. As well, rules were changed to require members, for the first time, to identify their earmarks, in the hope that more transparency might shame […]

Wildlife service drops ball in case of bald eagles

By Freedom Newspapers You would think the government would be eager to boast about the success. The American bald eagle, which had dwindled to 500 nesting pairs in the 1960s, has recovered from the brink of extinction. Maybe that means the Endangered Species Act, under which animals threatened with extinction are placed on a “threatened” […]

Not all cartoons are suitable for children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I’ve always been, and still am, a strong believer that the key to censorship lies in your rights, my rights, as a parent, to turn off the TV set, radio or other offending instrument. I have recently, however, become more aware of some of the challenges facing us. I guess […]

Spouse’s return causes frenzy

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist My husband recently came back from a deployment. I was anxious to welcome him back home, and the days leading up to his arrival were filled with expectations and work. I wanted to accomplish all the things on my to-do list, making everything and everyone appear as far from chaos […]

Informed minority better than uninformed masses

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist The reason I don’t drive a fancy Lexus or jet off to Europe on regular weekend getaways, I guess, is because I can’t come up with the revolutionary idea, the million-dollar brainstorm that will change how people live or how society conducts itself. Worse than that, I am not sure […]

Economic security up to individuals

By Tibor Machan: Syndicated columnist I have explored Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights because recently some heavy hitters in politics and legal theory (e.g., Cass Sunstein) have made a point of championing these ultimately phony rights. With the Democrats back in power in Washington, it is not unreasonable to suppose that securing and […]

All I want for Christmas is an explanation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s that time of year that has become an annual source of frustration foremost of my relatives. Since I have the ability to buy things I need and want, and my family’s too far away to know firsthand of my possessions, I’m one of the hardest people in the […]

Initiatives established to improve retention

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents briefly discussed freshmen retention during a meeting Friday, an issue President Steven Gamble said is an ongoing problem. Gamble passed out a list of initiatives the campus would like to improve to increase ENMU’s freshmen retention rate. The endeavors include: —Employing an […]

Honor Rolls continued

Yucca Junior High Cont. Christopher M. Potocki, Kelsey A. Poulin, Monica Y. Sanchez, Chris D. Sharp, Daniel A. Smith, Garrett C. Smith, Jill E. Southard, Brice J. Stacy, Megan L. Sundquist, Jared A. Swenson, Michelle V. Tijerina, Emilee G. Tipton, James M. Townsend, Michael C. Villa, Madeline R. Whitmore, Joshua D. Wickham, Randi N. Wood, […]

ENMU regents make capital choices

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers With a power grid that they fear could blow and leave the university in the dark at any time, along with other projects on their minds, Eastern New Mexico University administration officials discussed capital infrastructure needs with regents Friday during their regular meeting. ENMU President Steven Gamble and Vice President […]