President signs 2010 defense budget into law

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense officials are hailing passage of the fiscal 2010 budget that funds military programs and wartime operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and provides a military pay raise. President Barack Obama signed the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act into law Dec. 19 after the Senate approved […]

President signs bill that aids military spouses

By Senior Airman Sara Csurilla: 39th Air Base Wing Public Affairs INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — The president signed a bill Nov. 11 to help ease the strain on military families who frequently travel from state to state and country to country. President Barack Obama signed the bill, known as the ‘Military Spouses Residency Relief […]

President signs Defense Authorization Act

By Gerry J. Gilmore: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed the fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act during a ceremony at the White House Oct. 28. President Obama hailed the act, which contains $680.2 billion in military budget authority, as transformational legislation that targets wasteful defense spending. The president was accompanied […]

Stop signs needed for children’s safety

It appears that children’s safety in this city is not a priority. I am fighting with the city of Clovis to put back the stop signs on Main Street where it intersects with Plains Avenue. The stop signs that had been there more than 40 years for the safety and protection of our children at […]

Fiscal recovery still plagued by toxic assets

Freedom New Mexico There are signs that the financial system has stabilized somewhat, unemployment is not rising as quickly as it had been for a while, and there are preliminary signs of economic recovery. But the “toxic assets” — bad loans, mortgage-backed securities — that were to a great extent at the heart of the […]

Obama showing signs of mediocrity

Every new president gets a “honeymoon” period when most Americans, even those who didn’t support him, wish him well and hope for the best, almost always followed by a certain disillusionment as it becomes apparent the problems facing the government — usually created by previous government actions — are beyond the capacity of one person […]

New ENMU coach signs St. Mike’s star

CNJ staff PORTALES — Andrew Helton didn’t take long to land his first in-state hoops star for Eastern New Mexico University. Jordan Romero, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard from St. Michael’s, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Greyhounds, who introduced Helton as their new coach April 28. Romero was a five-year varsity […]

ENMU men’s soccer team signs eight

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has signed eight players to national letters-of-intent. According to a university release, signings include: • Alistair Cantwell, goalkeeper Kilmarnock, Scotland • A.J. Bauckman, defender, Coppell, Texas • Jordan Tinaglia, defender, Littleton, Colo., the brother of former Greyhound goalkeeper Josh Tinaglia • Sean Diaz, defender, […]

Press release: Governor signs sports equity bill into law

Marking an historic step forward for New Mexico’s girls, Governor Richardson signed the School Athletics Equity Act into law on April 7, 2009. Aimed at ensuring that public high schools and middle schools are adhering to federal law by providing equal athletics opportunities for boys and girls, the bill had already been approved unanimously in […]

Governor signs bill banning gas chambers for euthanizing animals

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico is becoming the 18th state in the nation to prohibit the euthanizing of animals in gas chambers. Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation into law on Monday that bans carbon monoxide gas chambers for killing dogs and cats at animal shelters. “There is a more […]

Governor signs bill to open conference committee meetings

SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a bill that would make public legislative conference committee meetings where lawmakers reconcile differences between bills passed in the House and Senate. Richardson says he thinks the public wins by opening up the process the separate chambers use to reach agreement on bills. The governor says the […]

Road trip reveals state of national economy

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist The signs of a bad economy reveal themselves, to some extent, all around us. We have just made a cross country drive, New Mexico to Florida, and couldn’t help but be aware of what was going on, in terms of the economy, in different areas. Even Dallas, sometimes seen as […]

President signs bill authorizing Ute Water Project

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Chase Gentry hopes he won’t have to knock on wood as much anymore when he tells businesses about Eastern New Mexico’s long-term water outlook. That’s based on Monday’s news that President Barack Obama signed a public lands omnibus bill Monday containing authorization for the Ute Water Project. The project, […]

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ENMU signs players

PORTALES — The 2009 Football signing day appears to be a good one for Eastern New Mexico University head football coach Mark Ribaudo. Ribaudo and has staff have delved into local and regional programs to increase the athleticism and depth of the Greyhound football roster, attempting to climb the rungs of the highly competitive Lone […]

Holiday mail deadlines quickly approaching

McClatchy Newspapers While the first signs of autumn are upon us, it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday cards, letters and packages destined for service members and their families stationed in faraway lands. The first deadline for the 2008 holiday season is less than 30 days away, according to the Fort Wayne, Ind., […]

We all proclaim personal message

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We are nearing the end of the political season. The television news is full of debate news, poll data, interviews with candidates and red and blue state maps. The national election consumes much of the news. Even locally, there are many important races to watch. Have you noticed the political […]

Groups seeking funds for city welcome signs

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Rotary Club are trying to raise $7,000 for a beautification project for the city. The project would erect welcome signs on the four main entry ways into the city. “This is a community-wide project that will enhance the entrance into the city on all […]

Officials working to combat speeding in school zones

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer School and city officials are working together to research the cost of radar signs in school zones. The radar signs, which will flash at drivers and display a vehicle’s speed, run between $3,000 and $5,000 each, city officials said. Gene Bieker of Clovis Municipal Schools said school officials are […]

Candidate signs reported stolen

A Curry County Commission candidate said more than $250 worth of campaign signs have been stolen from various locations throughout the community. In a police report filed May 21, Gloria Wicker told police more than 25 of her campaign signs were taken from locations where she placed them three days earlier. A Democrat, Wicker is […]