Land commissioner says he hopes to help make better use of state trust land

Tonjia Rolan State Land Commissioner Ray Powell hopes to partner with local officials to make better use of state trust land in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Curry County has 45,640 acres of state trust land, and Roosevelt county has 181,691 acres, according to Land office District Manager Erik Nelson. Cannon Air Force Base leased 11,000 […]

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No trust left for elected officials

No trust left for elected officials When the city of Clovis changes the zoning on the golf course in Colonial Park so they are able to serve liquor, the cost to the city for that liquor license will be minimal — less than $100. If a local businessman tries to purchase a liquor license, the […]

Water trust board awards $4.4 million to pipeline project

CNJ staff The New Mexico Water Trust Board voted during its meeting June 1 to award $4,371,629.75 — its maximum allowable appropriation — to the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, a pipeline project that would serve municipal and county agencies in Curry and Roosevelt Counties. The board awarded a little more than $29 million […]

Those who profess holiness loudly usually not

You already know this, right? But you should never trust the “holiness” of anyone who is loudly “holy.” According to recent news reports, a treasure trove of “intelligence” information is not the only thing Osama bin Laden had locked up in his hideout in Pakistan; he also had stacked up a serious stash of pornography. […]

County leaders still in dark on earning trust

Freedom New Mexico It’s been nearly three months since Curry County voters overwhelmingly rejected grandiose plans to build a $33 million judicial complex. Yet recent actions tell observers our county leaders have no clue about how to instill public trust in their decision-making on these important projects. A few weeks ago a hopeful sign surfaced […]

Be wary when placing trust in junk science

A recent poll asked Americans who and what they trust. It found that Republicans trust religion more than science; Democrats trust science more than religion. Neither should trust in science, as it is a discipline of proof. Most religious beliefs cannot be proved, so those who submit to religion do so in nothing more than […]

God truly deserving of our trust

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Trust in Christ leads to miracles

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist In Luke 5 we find the story of the calling of the first apostles. To get a little space from the crowd, Jesus has turned Simon Peter’s fishing boat into a pulpit, pushed out from the shore, and taught the people from the boat. When Jesus finishes speaking, he […]

New Mexico shows improving achievement on latest education trust report

New Mexico students in grades 4 and 8 show significant increases in achievement from 1998 to 2007 on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), but the achievement gap stayed constant or did not change significantly, according to the Education Trust’s Education Watch report.

In God we trust — not in us

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I am writing this column on January 4. Christmas is almost over. It’s not over on December 26, which is only the second of the “twelve days of Christmas,” which was a season before it was a song. I’m whistling in the wind, I know, but I prefer to stand […]

Blogger: We must trust God

Blogger Alvin Petty reports:

Trust still an issue

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome […]

Innocent animals’ trust met with humans’ cruelty

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several weeks ago, I had to make a business trip from Albuquerque to Phoenix, which involved an overnight stay in Albuquerque and a late drive home on the second day of my absence. It was during a phone call home, preparatory to that drive, that I discovered we had a […]

Minority taking oval office seat could be near

By Freedom Newspapers So, it’s probably well past time to consider whether Americans are ready to elect a minority or a woman to the highest office in the nation. And it’s sort of odd having to ponder this in what we’ve always called the land of opportunity. Quite honestly, our perceptions of who should occupy […]

Dec. 17, 2006 Letters to the Editor

Homicide takes trust as victim I did not have the opportunity to speak at the sentencing of James Smith on Wednesday, so I would like to talk about a couple of things now. I was the crime-scene technician for the investigation of Laura McNauhgton’s murder, and have had the unfortunate task of working too many […]

Dealing in diving

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksJeremy Kitzhaber, owner of Clovis SCUBA, assembles a scuba unit Monday in his shop, located in the back of his home. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When you sell a product that has no particular use within a 100-mile radius, it helps when your customers are your friends. That’s the […]

Shame not enough to change D.C. culture

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist “We should not subject young men and women to this kind of activity, this kind of vulnerability.” So said Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood, who is recommending that the congressional page program be suspended at least temporarily. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you cannot trust members of the United States Congress with […]

Lord, I’ve got this great plan …

By Curtis K. Shelburne I haven’t read from the King James Version of the Bible for years, and it’s never been my main version for preaching. As beautiful as the language can be, I’ve never thought it was good stewardship for me to take time in the pulpit to explain words that in a more […]

Commissioner wants Cannon land if closed

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The state’s land commissioner said Monday he would take action to regain state trust lands in eastern New Mexico if Cannon Air Force Base is closed. State Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons said in a letter to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission that he will seek the return of […]