Sentence stands in abduction case

The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — The 500-month sentence of a Canyon, Texas, man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a 10-year-old girl in the Oklahoma Panhandle and transporting her across state lines will stand, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday disagreed with Terrance McGuire’s argument that […]

Fireworks stands open despite restrictions

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Monday was the first day vendors were allowed to sell fireworks in the state. Taylor Vest of Roadrunner Fireworks said the first week or so of fireworks season will be slow but business usually picks up closer to Independence Day. Stands close July 6. Sharna Johnson Despite restrictions, stands opened […]

ENMU’s Aragon stands seventh in decathlon

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Steven Aragon is seventh with 2,981 points in the decathlon after Thursday’s first day of competition in Angelo State’s David Noble Relays. Aragon, the only ENMU athlete competing in the two-day event. finished third in the 100 in 11.91 seconds and sixth in the […]

Anniversaries honor trials of early settlers

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist The second weekend of September, 2009, stands out in my mind as one of those “not to be forgotten” times. I had been one of a group to hike up Pike’s Peak — or rather, hike halfway up Pike’s Peak, to turn around and hike back down from the halfway […]

Cannon to receive $76 million in Obama budget

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base stands to receive more than $76 million for upgrades in President Barack Obama’s 2011 budget. The Air Force Special Operations Command is receiving the largest share of $284 million set aside for New Mexico military installations, under the plan. “With this budget proposal, it is clear President Obama is […]

Bingaman and Udall: New Mexico stands to gain at least $20 million to reduce energy consumption

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico is eligible to receive more than $20 million to help communities reduce energy consumption.

U.S. resident’s imprisonment endangers rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court wisely decided this month to review the case of Ali Saleh Khalah al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident who was apprehended by the federal government and held for more than five years in a Navy brig. He stands accused of being an al-Qaida operative. A three-judge panel of 4th […]

Anti-abortion message comes out stronger than fringe Democrats

Freedom New Mexico Regardless of where one stands on the issue of abortion rights, one thing became perfectly clear in Denver last week: The election of Barack Obama stands to energize anti-abortion activists more than anything since Roe v. Wade, the 1972 Supreme Court decision that forced all states to legalize abortion. Activists throughout Denver […]

Fireworks watch in effect as officials monitor sale of banned items

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Curry County Deputy Larry Garrison, right, inspects a Roadrunner fireworks stand owned by Mike Hall of Texico Monday afternoon. The stand was in compliance with all safety regulations, according to Garrison. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Heightened concerns over dry conditions have Curry County officials closely monitoring fireworks sales. […]

Fireworks ban irks vendors

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer With Independence Day fast approaching, the possibility of a fireworks-free celebration has vendors praying for rain. Because of persistent drought conditions in the area, the Curry County Commission placed a ban earlier this month restricting the sale and use of fireworks. The proclamation prohibits the sale of rockets, helicopters, […]