Residents admit smart phones are smarter than them

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Tonjia Rolan Are you smarter than your smart phone? If humans use only 10 percent of their brains — as urban legend alleges, do they also use only 10 percent of their smartphone apps? As it turns out, the 10 percent brain usage myth has been debunked by neurologists, according to Scientific America. Neurologists now [...]

Senior residents question candidates

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ transportation and transformation issues came to District 3 Thursday, for the final forum prior to the March 6 municipal election. “This is the fourth forum, or the 25th,” joked incumbent Mayor Gayla Brumfield. “But it doesn’t matter how many of these we have, because it’s so important to let people know the [...]

Residents share Super Bowl plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Clovis resident Christine Solano, office manager at The Hartley House, has been a New York Giants fan for 24 years. Solano said Eli Manning is her favorite Giant and naturally feels the Giants will win Sunday’s Super Bowl. Tonjia Rolan Like it or not, the Super Bowl is one of [...]

Tempers flare over question of raise for county manager

Robin Fornoff Confusion over whether County Manager Lance Pyle was included in a recent 2 percent cost of living raise granted all county employees had tempers flaring Tuesday among Curry County commissioners. The question was raised by Commissioner Dan Stoddard regarding a Dec. 20 vote to grant the raise to all employees. Stoddard said it [...]

Not every problem needs a solution

Everyone knows there are problems in the world. There is theft. There is child abuse. There is poverty. And many more. The question becomes “How do you fix it?” While it seems most people think a new law or tougher enforcement is the answer, libertarians see those “solutions” as only exacerbating the problems. We also [...]

Suffering, joy result of free will

Curtis Shelburne How can a good and powerful God allow suffering? That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question defies easy and glib answers. Pain is a caustic solvent that melts away easy answers and plastic [...]

Everybody’s Business: Difference between employees, contractors can mean hundreds of dollars

What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? This is one question that does not get asked often, but should. The choice can mean a difference of hundreds of dollars to the business owner. And the answer is … it depends. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are three categories that [...]

Districts focus of special session

Robin Fornoff There seems little question eastern New Mexico will lose a seat in both the House and Senate during a special session of the Legislature set to start Tuesday. The challenge will be to minimize the damage, according to several area lawmakers. The special session was set primarily to deal with the Legislature’s every-decade [...]

My turn: Never question misery?

Some Facebook friends frequently post such reassurances as, “God is good all the time;” “God works in mysterious ways;” “He has a reason for everything;” “It is not for us to question, only to trust him.” • Mean Irene’s recent visit to the East Coast was a wrist-slap compared to other acts of God’s goodness. [...]

Memories, love most important

W ith a dev astating season of fire in the Southwest and a hurricane bearing down on the east coast last week my wife posed the question, “What would you take if you only had an hour to evacuate our home?” I think an hour might or might not be a bit optimistic in the [...]