Portales now feels closer in Iraq

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Ernie Aguilar is looking for a hometown feeling this holiday season. Some Portales residents are working to help him find it. Sgt. Aguilar of the medical section of the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion is in Iraq, where he provides medical care and preventative health services to Army troops. […]

‘HYPE’ to counter Moore film

By Mike Linn: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College officials are inviting students to view a movie on Monday that contradicts Fahrenheit 9/11, the anti-Bush film shown Thursday that garnered numerous calls from students, teachers and community members who thought the viewing was in poor taste. FahrenHYPE 9/11, which challenges filmmaker Michael Moore’s anti-Bush documentary, […]

Yes, we’ve had enough; now what?

Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Enough, it said. No more. That was the subject line. When I opened the e-mail, I found myself gazing upon a severed head held aloft by an anonymous hand. I had intended to spare myself such images. Viewing them felt too much like submitting to terrorist manipulation. But I should have […]

Consumers benefit from e-mail service wars

By Tom DiFrancesca Let the e-mail service wars begin. That seems to be the battle cry of late. If you remember, I wrote about Google’s pending launch of a new e-mail service, one that would allow for 100 megabytes of free storage space, and how the service was currently in beta testing. Well, the folks […]

Party registration affects the way we live

Grant McGee: Local columnist Over at the Curry County Courthouse, in County Clerk Mario Trujillo’s office, which political party do the records show you’re registered with? This hot race that’s going on for the district attorney’s job with people switching parties so they can vote in the race got me thinking and reminiscing. I registered […]

N.M. pioneers present for Texico’s start

Don McAlavy Back in 1943, Ira Taylor and his wife had an auction of their livestock and property near Texico. “Colonel” Dick Dosher conducted the auction that Jan. 6. It was announced that the Taylors were writing the final chapter for the residents of Texico’s undisputed original pioneer family. They were pulling up stakes after […]

No re-vote called after ENMU election

By Michelle Seeber: Freedom Newspapers Brett Trembly, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, recently was named student body president — but not until waves created by students opposing his election were smoothed out by the student body’s supreme court. Gary Musgrave, vice president of student affairs and associated students at ENMU, said there were […]

ENMU gets election right … a week later

Mike Linn: CNJ news editor With family in Palm Beach County, Fla., I was sure I’d seen it all regarding elections after 2000, when hanging chads and butterfly ballots made more news than Michael Jordan and Barry Bonds combined. But last week a new stream of election chaos shook the quiet campus of Eastern New […]

Decision made in rocky ENMU election

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer In an election marred by confusion, accusations of impropriety and the disqualification of one candidate, a student election board declared Brett Trembly Eastern New Mexico University’s student body president on Monday. Trembly, a senior from Belen, received 278 votes while the incumbent president, Bob Cornelius, received 217 votes. […]