Press release: Mesalands Community College holds presidential forums

After 15 years of distinguished service, Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands Community College, will be retiring this year. With the assistance of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the Mesalands Board of Trustees has conducted a nationwide search for the next college president. An Initial Presidential Screening (IPS) Committee composed of board members, […]

Letters to the editor: President keeps on taking from us

President keeps on taking from us I said it during his campaign and I’ll say it again, “To me Obama is nothing but a smooth-talking Chicago con man.” Since I first expressed those sentiments over two years ago, his words and actions have made my conviction stand out like a neon sign. His most recent […]

Weekly update —

CCC to discuss president’s replacement The Clovis Community College board of trustees will begin discussing a plan to replace retiring President John Neibling at their next board meeting. The meeting will be held 8 a.m. Wednesday in Room 512.

Budget plans raise TRICARE fees

President Obama’s fiscal 2012 defense budget request brought a few surprises for military retirees. First, the plan to raise TRICARE fees for working age retirees is more “modest” than retiree advocates had expected, and might be viewed favorably in light harsher possibilities and the mounting debt crisis. Surprise two could discourage 103,000 veterans forced by […]

Conservative leadership easily distracted

Freedom Newspapers Leading conservatives are the greatest asset President Barack Obama could ask for. They help his cause each and every day. In a country of rising fuel and food prices, unpopular foreign wars, high unemployment and hope for change at an all-time low, the president and first lady should be in political turmoil. They’re […]

Deceptive Obama budget still bloated

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s $3.7 trillion budget, the largest ever, at best temporarily would freeze, not reduce, federal spending, increase the deficit and the national debt to record highs while substantially raising taxes on large segments of the society. To say there’s not much to like is to grossly understate the case. “Americans […]

Press release: Udall discusses the gas crisis, President Obama’s budget

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, talked with radio reporters today about the multi-agency response to this month’s gas crisis in northern New Mexico and efforts at the federal level to ensure it doesn’t happen again. He also gave his thoughts on President Obama’s budget proposal and discussed his airline passenger privacy amendment to […]

No money for Ute water project in 2012 budget

Kevin Wilson If Monday was any indication, 2012 might be a dry year for the Ute Water Project. President Barack Obama’s 2012 budget proposal, unveiled Monday, has no money set aside for the $500 million project, which would pump water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to members of the Eastern New Mexico Water […]

Press release: Bingaman: President’s budget demonstrates strong support for N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2012 lends strong support to New Mexico’s Air Force Bases. Overall, the budget invests $215 million in construction initiatives that ensure our state has the facilities it needs to carry out its national security mission. “President Obama’s budget proposal makes critical […]

Businesses lack confidence to start hiring

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s overture to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was received politely, even if it doesn’t lead to any change. Obama gave a speech Monday to the Chamber, defending his tax-gobbling policies and asking business leaders to gobble up their own assets. In doing so, he revealed a lack of understanding […]

Press release: CCC president announces retirement

Dr. John Neibling, President of Clovis Community College since 2006, has announced his retirement as of August 1, 2011. Dr. Neibling previously served in a variety of teaching and administrative positions prior to becoming President at CCC, including 10 years as Vice President for Learning at San Juan College in Farmington, NM from 1991 to […]

CCC president plans to retire in August

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John Neibling Liliana Castillo Clovis Community President John Neibling announced Tuesday that he plans to retire in August. Neibling can explain his decision to retire in one word: Grandson. Neibling and his wife, Karen, are expecting their first grandchild and he said they want to be near their family living in the Phoenix area. “This […]

Latest ruling on Obamacare encouraging

Freedom New Mexico A federal judge Monday struck a major blow against Obamacare, ruling it to be unconstitutional. The ruling is welcome by those of us who believe Congress and President Barack Obama exceeded their authority last year by imposing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with its mandate that everyone must buy health […]

Demolition of unoccupied dorms planned at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University students Dallas Ellsworth, left, and Caleb Morse look at murals on the third-floor walls of DeBaca Hall dormitory. DeBaca Hall, now used only for storage, is one of three old residence halls scheduled to be torn down this year. Argen Duncan Tearing down three dormitories and […]

President failed to address real problems in U.S.

Freedom New Mexico One feels obliged to wonder why a speech that was advertised as one of the most important of President Obama’s term, the speech where he would define the shape of his next two years in office in order to win another four, came off so flat and uninspiring. We suspect it was […]

Honors — Jan. 16

Blair Lauren Ruth Blair of Clovis was one of 410 students who was named to the president’s honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2010 fall semester on the Weatherford campus.

First person: Life with cattle

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Charlie Rogers said auction Wednesdays are the busiest, but there’s always some kind of transaction going on at the Clovis Livestock Auction. Clovis Livestock Auction president Charlie Rogers has been named to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Rogers, 54, an Elida native, is serving a two-year […]

ENMU board wants more info on solar project

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University regents tabled a solar energy agreement at their emergency meeting Friday in order to find a third party to evaluate the business sense of the agreement. ENMU President Steven Gamble said he and Vice President of Business Affairs Scott Smart would start work to find […]

Obamacare hits first major roadblock

Staff and wire reports President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul hit its first major legal roadblock Monday, thrown into doubt by a federal judge’s declaration that the heart of the sweeping legislation is unconstitutional. The decision handed Republican foes ammunition for their repeal effort next year as the law heads for almost certain eventual […]

Club notes — Dec. 12

Friendship Rebekah Lodge Della Sue Winnett from Tucumcari was initiated into Friendship Rebekah Lodge at their last meeting. Elected officers for 2011 will be installed in January 2011. Vicky Howard will be Noble Grand; Earl Scott will be Vice Grand; and Evelyn Calder will serve as Secretary Treasurer. The next meeting will be Dec. 12 […]