Don’t let government stop you

What is it you most would like to do if you had no onerous regulations and laws holding you back? What would you do with liberty? This is a question libertarian author and novelist L. Neil Smith has posed in the past. It is still one of the best ways to awaken to the potential […]

Press release: Harden releases latest update on preventing horse herpes outbreak

State Senator Clint Harden (R- Clovis) has been in close contact with the Office of the State Veterinarian regarding the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) that has been exposed in New Mexico and he has been informed on how to prevent a horse herpes outbreak in the state. Senator Harden said the latest information he has […]

Foods can prevent colon cancer

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. However, instead of providing the same boring facts about colon cancer awareness, below are the top five foods that help prevent this disease. The American Cancer Society lists colon cancer as the third most common cancer in American men and women. […]

Airmen working to prevent DWIs

Gabriel Monte As parties and celebrations mark calendars during the Christmas and New Year holiday, Cannon Air Force Base airmen are fighting to prevent another kind of mark on fellow airmen’s records: DWI. DWI convictions are taken seriously within the military community, according to Cannon Air Force Base public affairs. Punishment is at a commander’s […]

Perhaps bag of swag is answer

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should I […]

Red Cross offers Babysitter Boot Camp training

By The American Red Cross The American Red Cross is offering Babysitter Boot Camp training to children, ages 11- 15, in military families. The Red Cross Babysitting class not only teaches how to provide safe care for a baby or child, but also how to prevent and respond to life threatening emergencies such as choking, […]

Great American Smoke-out set

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance The Great American Smoke-out is Nov. 19 and a great time for smokers to kick the habit together. Quitting smoking can also prevent the nation’s fourth leading cause of death: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. “My dad smoked his entire life and I think that smoking is what, […]

Press release: New Mexico receiving money for child care

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Rules accepted Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Politics prevent square deal for Curry County

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Curry County may be New Mexico’s third smallest county, but it’s never hard to find. “You see a map of New Mexico,” said County Commissioner Frank Blackburn, “and you can spot Curry County quickly because of those stair steps.” The “stairs” that separate Curry County, from Quay County to […]

Local food bank discards recalled items

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sheila Ferreira, left, Patricia Weist, middle, and Nancy Taylor of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico pack up any food items on a 16-page list containing peanut paste, which was part of a national recall. CNJ staff The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has thrown out about 15 […]

Surveillance doesn’t prevent criminal activity

Freedom New Mexico How do you behave when you are being watched by a police officer? Certainly, you would be less likely to misbehave, but you would also be less likely to behave in an ordinary and carefree way. People who are closely watched by authorities tend to avoid anything that might create attention, even […]

Got glowsticks?

A county-wide burn ban will prevent Relay For Life organizers from lighting up luminarias with candles this weekend.

Healthier lifestyles can be just a phone call away

Courtesy Cannon Health and Wellness Center Women often juggle careers, families, and in some cases higher education, all while putting their health concerns on hold. Though they have made tremendous strides when it comes to taking care of their health, they still face many challenges. In 1900 the average life expectancy for a female was […]

Proposed meth ordinance should not be approved

Freedom Newspapers Citizens beware: Our government is trying to save us from ourselves again. Clovis and Portales leaders, spurred by recommendations from the district attorney’s office, are considering ordinances restricting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines. Criminal prosecutor Matt Chandler wants powder and hard-pill form pseudoephedrine products placed behind store counters; he wants sales […]

Help children keep their healthy teeth

By Carol Hisel: Guest Columnist February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. In 2000, the Surgeon General of the United States published a report stating that childhood dental disease is of epidemic proportions in the nation. This is a tragedy that will affect many children into adulthood. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime. By […]

Suicide stays with shop staff

By Darrell Todd Maurina The co-owner of Beaulieu Brothers Pawn City said Tuesday many employees were still upset after the Friday death of William H. Windley Jr., who witnesses said shot himself in the store. “In 28 years of running this store, we’ve never had any kind of problem like this,” Al Beaulieu said. “It […]