Not state’s job to enforce evacuations

A Texas county judge is right to worry about the “drastic” state law that allows government officials the power to arrest people who choose to stay home when evacuation orders are issued. House Bill 1831, which goes into effect Sept. 1, allows Texas county and city officials the “use of reasonable force” to remove people […]

Colorado board right to nix pot proposals

Congratulations to the Colorado Board of Health, which did the right thing by rejecting proposed regulations that would have put medical marijuana dealers out of business and deprived thousands of Coloradans the drug they need. One major component of the regulations would have limited medical marijuana dispensaries to five clients. The proposals alone have held […]

Woman right to act on suspicions

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist reader sent me a few emails asking for advice for a problem she was having with her finance. To protect her identity, I will call her, “undecided military fiance”. Below you will see her question and how I put my Italian no-nonsense approach to good use in trying to […]

Pioneer breakfast

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Maegan Ridley, Miss Rodeo America, listens to a story from Curry County Pioneer, Lala Barnes, right while Lala’s daughter, Vivian Lake listens. Barnes told Ridley about the time she had made a batch of lye soap and laid it outside to dry. She said their greyhound dogs ate them all. Many women shared stories Friday […]

Ruling victory for gun-right advocates

A recent decision in the liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals actually advances the constitutional concept of an individual right to gun ownership even as the judges upheld an Alameda County, Calif., decision to ban gun shows from county property. The decision is a mixed bag, but the case shows the degree to which […]

Hounds still on postseason bubble with split

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson West Texas A&M catcher Kevin Els lays down the tag on a sliding Seth Clabaugh in the fourth inning of the opener in Friday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds claimed a 5-4 win in the game. CNJ staff A split with West Texas A&M has Eastern New Mexico University […]

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Coaching candidate says Hounds need to win right away

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Andrew Helton is one of three finals for the job. He’s been assistant coach at Division I South Alabama the last two seasons. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Tom Izzo was never a collegiate head coach before he came to Michigan State, and he led the Spartans to a national championship. Andrew Helton doesn’t […]

U.S., Mexico collaboration right step

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s recent meeting with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Patricia Espinosa appears to have borne sweet fruit. Since their meeting the two countries have formed a joint working group to make immigration easier. The group will work to make immigration easier and safer, starting with improving the documentation […]

County officials find gross receipts taxes inconsistent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Numbers may not lie, but right now they apparently aren’t telling anybody anything either. Officials say gross receipts tax revenues, which not only line coffers of local government but also serve as an indicator of consumer spending, have been inconsistent in recent months. December’s 12 percent drop in gross […]

Men can’t seem to pick and choose

My father-in-law and my husband bought a hundred head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them fifty-fifty and each partner put his own brand on his half. It was early spring, so some of the cows had babies, others were […]

Contentment can be found in God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist No one ever gets it exactly right, but the right kind of contentment is a precious thing. The quickest way to discombobulate contentment is to analyze it to death, but maybe it can bear a little discussion. Contentment and happiness are almost twin sisters—conjoined twins, I’d say, sharing vital […]

Medical services cost somebody

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A welfare or positive right is something that can only be protected by coercing others to provide it. Consider the right to health care. This supposed right can only be honored by making health-care professionals provide services for those who have need for it. In contrast, a negative […]

July 25, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon July 16 an animal control officer took a report of an animal bite at the shelter. A volunteer said a finger on her right hand was bitten by a Dalmatian. She said she was photographing the dog for the shelter […]

Environmental fanatics have grip on leaders

Freedom New Mexico Forget the religious right. It doesn’t control elections anymore. It has been replaced by a new political ecumenism:

Legal ads best left untouched by government

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps local newspapers and local governments should come to an agreement in which each party says to the other: We reserve the right to take issue with how you do your job, but we’ll stop short of actually trying to do your job. This proposition comes to mind because of efforts across […]

Could this be right?

Blogger Alvin Petty answers the question, “Was Jesus ever mistaken?”

Cooking school teaches diabetics and families to eat right, exercise

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Freedom New Mexico: Helena Rodriguez (Left to right) Dolly Salas of Portales, Rosemary Nance of Clovis and Jodi Fulton of Portales sample some food made during Kitchen Creations Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families at ENMU in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Janelle Newberry of Portales doesn’t have diabetes, but her 3-year-old […]