Smoke could cause unhealthy air conditions

CNJ staff Smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico and Arizona and wind conditions Thursday could cause unhealthy air quality conditions in several areas of the state, according to a news release. The New Mexico Department of Health and Environment Department are asking residents to take precautions to avoid adverse reactions to the smoke. The […]

Mother, daughter debate ear piercing

Topic: What is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced? Mom The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends postponing ear piercing until a child is old enough to care for the pierced site herself. The reasons given are risk factors including infection, choking hazard, allergic reactions and embedded earrings. While these risks are […]

Scientists studying kangaroo rats’ reactions to moon

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University graduate student Amy Behnke, left, and Assistant Professor of Biology Zach Jones test a camera they set up to monitor the movements of kangaroo rats at the Natural History Museum Prairie Preserve near Portales. After learning how best to set up the camera at the preserve, […]

Ag well application closure receives mixed reactions from local farmers

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local members of the agriculture industry have mixed reactions to the recent closure of the High Plains aquifer to new appropriations of water. Last week, the Office of the State Engineer announced that it would no longer allow permits for agricultural, commercial, municipal or industrial wells that would pump […]

Security intervention warranted

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist As I listened to reports from India with reactions of people to last month’s terrorist attacks, I noticed that nearly every civilian interviewed — other than government officials — raised the issue of why the Indian government didn’t prevent the attacks. The concerns resonate with me because wherever […]

Resident reactions mixed on McCain campaign suspension

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Residents agree presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should get to work on a potential solution to the country’s recent economic meltdown. Citizens are divided on whether Sen. McCain should have suspended his campaign to do it. “I think it’s about time for them to both step up […]

Yearbook draws mixed reactions

Editor’s note: Most of these letters have been edited for space considerations. They reference photos of gay couples in the Clovis High School yearbook. More letters are scheduled for publication on Sunday. Couples don’t belong in school yearbook I have been observing the “couples in the yearbook”

Researchers working to develop less-allergenic peanut

By Naveen Puppala: Ag Sense Peanuts are the most allergenic food known, capable of triggering severe adverse reactions in sensitized individuals. Around 1.5 million people are allergic to peanuts, and peanut allergies cause as many as 100 deaths each year in the U.S. The number of children having an allergic reaction to peanuts has increased […]