Year in review: Tax dollars in spotlight

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File photo Renovations on the Hotel Clovis began in October. The $12.8 million project is expected to to completed by December 2012. Political conservatives calling themselves High Plains Patriots forced two elections hoping to overrule city of Clovis spending plans. One failed — the city was allowed to implement a tax hike to help fund […]

Baskett catching spotlight in Philadelphia

CNJ staff Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught a career-high eight passes for 85 yards to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat Pittsburgh 15-6 on Sunday. But Philadelphia gossip columnists are caught up in another story — the receiver’s relationship with Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Baskett is dating Wilkinson, co-star of E!’s “The […]

Eastern education grads ready for spotlight

Friday is the deadline to nominate an outstanding education graduate for Eastern New Mexico University’s Hall of Honors.

Legislating against lunatics only lends them credibility

Freedom Newspapers Once we begin legislating against lunatics, there will be no end to the legislating. So while we share Colorado state Rep. Michael Merrifield’s revulsion at a tiny group of nut-cases disrupting military funerals, in a bid to draw the media spotlight, we don’t support his remedy — a bill that would attempt to […]

Sen. McCain more Democrat than Republican

Editorial Only three things make Arizona Sen. John McCain recognizable as a Republican these days: • He continues to stand out as a critic of congressional pork-barrel plundering, true to the GOP’s all-but-abandoned claim to being the fiscally responsible party. • He remains hawkish on most defense and foreign policy matters. • And an upper […]