Realistic taxation should be priority in Haiti restoration

Freedom Newspapers U.S., Canadian and French troops are occupying Haiti and helping establish a new, democratic government. We believe Haitians themselves need to do most of the work of reconstructing democracy and the economy. But U.S. involvement should have a clear purpose. Immediate remedies include establishing the rule of law and guaranteeing political and other […]

United Way gifts can help change lives in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers F rom July to October, 99 possible child abuse incidents were reported to Oasis Child Advocacy Center in Clovis, compared to 148 possible incidents the previous 12 months. If the trend continues, Oasis could see its caseload – most of which comes from Curry County – double in just one year. It is […]

Police Blotter 11/23

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police responded about 10 a.m. Tuesday to the 1800 block of West Seventh Street regarding fraudulent use of a Clovis man’s phone card. The man reported that someone obtained his access code and PIN, using it to make $306.50 worth of fraudulent […]

Cops & Courts 10/26

The Clovis Police Department is looking for volunteers to ride around the city and report suspicious activities. Those participating in “Code Blue,” a volunteer citizens patrol, will meet at the Clovis Police Department on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Members will receive training and patrol in two-person teams on Friday and […]

Election in limbo: Amendment 2 trails by 23 votes, but that can change.

By Susan Montoya Bryan BERNALILLO — A mistake and two locked ballot boxes in Sandoval County, an oversight in Chaves County and a mathematical error in Dona Ana County have clouded the outcome of New Mexico’s special election. A constitutional amendment giving the governor more control over education was a clear winner Tuesday night, but […]

Game Day

Compiled by CNJ Sports Editor Rick White Game Day Clovis at Mayfield 7:30 p.m. tonight, Las Cruces Sports Stadium 2002 records: Clovis 9-3, Mayfield 12-1 Head coaches: Clovis, Eric Roanhaus, 26th year, 235-81-5; Jim Bradley, 17th year, 154-40-6 Last meeting: Mayfield 14, Clovis 0, 2002 regular-season Basic offense/defense: Clovis, pro-set/50; Mayfield, Power I, 50 double-eagle […]

Politicians play number games to fit agendas

Pick a number. Any number. It works for Washington. Why shouldn’t it work for you? In the unreal bubble in which Washington operates, numbers and words over time begin to lose any meaning. Millions become billions and then trillions and no one bats an eye; statistics get batted around like beach balls, turned and twisted […]