Bingaman wants day of recognition for ranchers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is once again cosponsoring a resolution to recognize the “American Cowboy.” The Senate resolution acknowledges the role of ranchers in the development of the West. The resolution states that ranchers embody our nation’s strong work ethic, are good stewards of the environment, and play a major role in our […]

Symbolic actions waste of valuable time, energy

By Freedom Newspapers The Senate is debating whether to debate — in its characteristically deliberative manner — on a nonbinding resolution to disapprove of what the stubborn man in the White House has said he wants to do in Iraq. The Republicans delayed consideration for a while, but the Democratic majority might come up with […]

Some resolutions worth keeping

By Ray Sullivan: Publisher of Freedom Newspapers This is a personal tale about the only New Year’s resolution I’ve ever made that has stuck. The decision saved me from myself. I write about it not for praise, but in case someone reading it wonders if they should quit drinking like I did 21 years ago. […]

City vetoes health risk study request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners Thursday voted against a resolution encouraging the New Mexico Environment Department to investigate health impacts of a proposed ethanol plant southwest of Clovis. By a vote of five against and two in favor, the commission opposed a resolution submitted by Commissioner Robert Sandoval that the city […]

Ethanol risk study spurned

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Citizens’ call for an independent study of health risks related to the proposed Curry County ethanol plant was snuffed Tuesday at a Curry County Commission meeting. The Commission turned down a resolution that would have initiated a study of health risks to entities within close proximity of the proposed […]

Chamber backs ethanol plant

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution Wednesday that supports the development and construction of Clovis Ethanol, LLC. According to the resolution, the Chamber supports the plant because technology and environmental restrictions will protect Clovis citizens from its potential emissions, the New Mexico Environment Department will […]

County Commission opposes ethanol plant

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners passed a resolution at their meeting Thursday stating their official opposition to a proposed ethanol plant west of Clovis. Presented by Commissioner Ed Perales, the resolution passed in a 3-2 vote, with Chairman Tim Ashley and Commissioner Pete Hulder against it. Ashley and Hulder felt passing […]

Peaceful solution rarely achieved by use of force

By Freedom Newspapers After a brief interlude when the United States took a hands-off position toward the fighting in Lebanon, the United States has teamed up with France to offer a cease-fire resolution in the U.N. Security Council. Because of opposition from Lebanon and other Arab states the resolution is unlikely to succeed. And even […]

Dems playing politics with Iraq exit

Mona Charen: syndicated columnist It was not so long ago — only four years — that a significant number of Democrats in the U.S. Congress evaluated the available evidence and voted to authorize war with Iraq. Eighty-one Democrats in the House, including a fair number of liberals like Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and […]

Area residents make 2006 resolutions

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Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence Cody Lee helps Deborah McGrew as she signs up for a new gym membership at Fitness and More while 21-month-old Benen Lee watches. The gym is offering specials for the new year. Leslie Spence: Freedom Newspapers With 2005 coming to a close, many local residents are entering the new year with […]