Recession not over until job recovery secure

Freedom New Mexico Washington intervention isn’t saving or creating jobs, so more is coming. Figures released this month showing unemployment nationally at 10.2 percent suggest those who proclaimed the end of the recession when GDP rose 3.5 percent during the third quarter were more than a little premature. Is a “jobless recovery” really a recovery? […]

July 1 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 p.m. June 8 drug agents served a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Lea Street. Officers knocked on the door but when they received no response, attempted to make entry into the residence, until a man […]

Portales Art Guild displaying work at ENMU

PORTALES–The Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University is displaying works from La Escalera, the Portales Art Guild, until August 13. Each member of

Boiling mad at Uncle Sam

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Editorial: Private investors should be part of recovery plan

The latest program to try to stabilize the ailing financial industry, announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is still fundamentally wrong-headed. If the problem was years of overly loose credit offered to marginal borrowers, then the way you get out of it is by taking a rest from overheated and overleveraged credit until various […]

Fluctuating fertilizer prices hurt farmers, dealers

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Curtis Breshears of SPRA-Green Inc. saw his fertilizer sales drop by two-thirds last year because of high prices. However, decreases in fertilizer costs this winter have things looking better, he said. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Fueled by roller coaster oil prices, high fertilizer prices are hurting not only […]

United Way still short of goal

CNJ staff With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used to […]

Melrose firefighter arrested on drug charges

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A Melrose volunteer firefighter and a female associate were arrested Friday evening by Curry County Sheriff’s investigators for attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and distribution of marijuana. Harley Swopes, 22, and Jennifer Lane, 35, were arrested by Melrose police and sheriff’s officers following an extensive investigation by the Region V […]

Nobody likes to be needled

Life was good — until the dog found a porcupine.

Hull overpass closed for safety reasons

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A state engineer recommended closing the Hull St. overpass after an analysis of the 46-year-old structure revealed it was unsafe for travel, according to Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City officials said Wednesday the Hull Street overpass will be closed indefinitely until […]