Senators support fee increase

Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and John McCain of Arizona, its ranking Republican, endorse President Obama’s call to establish next year a $200 enrollment fee on TRICARE for Life, the prized supplement to Medicare for 2.1 million elderly military retirees, their spouses and survivors. These influential senators made their […]

Hounds cross country ranking improves

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team moved up five spots in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II rankings this week. ENMU, coming off a strong showing at Saturday’s Cowboy Jamboree at Stillwater, Okla., moved from 14th to ninth in this week’s poll. […]

Hounds earn first regional track ranking

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team is ranked this week for the first time in the program’s history in the U.S. Track & FIeld and Cross County Association’s NCAA Division II regional poll. The Greyhounds were ranked ninth in the South Central Region. They were one of five Lone […]

County nixed for overpass special grant

By Jack King In a process a Clovis official called “blatant favoritism,” and which may have violated its own regulations, the state Community Development Council failed to award key funding to a project to build an overpass over State Road 467 in Curry County. The council — whose members were replaced last year by Gov. […]

Shocking news: There are gays among us

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Sometimes, the battle over gay rights reminds me of a science-fiction movie. I’m thinking “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” or one of those other golden oldies where humankind is infiltrated by an enemy that looks and sounds like us and is therefore able to hide among us, undetected. That was probably […]