Monday morning briefing: Soup, tax help and the Lone Ranger

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Souper Bowl The Salvation Army’s annual Souper Bowl fundraiser is 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday at the organization’s building in Clovis, 317 E. Second St. $5 gets you a choice of home cooked green chili stew, minestrone, posole or potato soup and… you […]

Hollywood doesn’t need discounts

The Lone Ranger is galloping into New Mexico and he just can’t get here quickly enough. He’ll bring Johnny Depp who will portray his Native American sidekick, Tonto. One might wonder why they couldn’t have found a Native American to play Tonto, but that is an argument for another day. Johnny Depp is a hugely […]

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Army Ranger

DoD: Spc. David M. Sharp President Barack Obama places the Medal of Honor around the neck of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry July 12 during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. By Lisa Daniel: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama awarded the country’s highest military honor […]

ENMU women finish eighth

CNJ staff RANGER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed eighth over the weekend in their spring rodeo opener, the Ranger College Rodeo. Junior Kacey Kobza finished fifth in goat tying, earning fourth in the first go and fifth in the second go. She also took sixth in breakaway roping. ENMU’s men finished 11th […]

‘Lone Ranger’ was great entertainment

Glenda Price remembers the days of radio. “We could only get a few stations, but after school on certain days we could hear ‘The Lone Ranger,’ and sometimes there were mystery stories on,” she reports. See her entire column in the Opinion section. • • • Want to participate in questions and answers with the editors? Email […]

Monster trucks coming to fairgrounds

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Joe Cypher grew up in Reno, Nev., playing with Hot Wheels and little plastic Army men — two things that have most influenced his life. He was once an Army Ranger, and now Hot Wheels has a toy modeled after his monster truck “Airborne Ranger.” Cypher will perform in […]

We could use another Lone Ranger

By Ruben A. Pro: Guest columnist I believe I have part of the problem facing this country now. What we need now is what has been missing for almost two generations or more — we need national heroes, whether real or fictional. The past two or three generations have missed what my 1930s and ’40s […]