Columnist follows signs, returns to writing

By Grant McGee: Local columnist In August 2008 I wrote what I thought was my last column for Freedom New Mexico. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise … I’m back. I never said I’d never be back. I closed my last column with simply, “That’s it … for now.” There were a number of reasons I stopped […]

Letters to the editor: Take responsibility for own pets

Take responsibility for own pets Well, it’s happened again: An irresponsible person brought their pet out to the country to find a new home last month. My first reaction upon arising and letting our own pets out to meet the day was “oh great, not again.” Upon further examination, I found the stray was not […]

Debates can leave public well informed

Freedom New Mexico They called it a retreat. Fortunately, neither side seemed inclined to fall back. Observers say Friday’s exchanges between President Obama and Republican lawmakers were something they hadn’t seen in a long time, if ever. Obama and his political opponents engaged in lengthy debates over policies and politics at a GOP get-together in […]

First person: Parks director looking ahead

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rob Carter is leaving Clovis after nine years of working as the director of the parks and recreation department. Rob Carter is leaving Clovis after nine years of working as the director of the parks and recreation department. He said he was glad the department grew during his time and […]

Appraising not as interesting now

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I did not do well in the study of economics in college. When the professor spoke oh so eloquently of “elasticity” of supply and demand, I felt my eyes glaze over. During that time I learned that “if you place all the economists in the world end to end they […]

‘Jingle Bell Classic’ prepares contestants for county fairs

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Courtesy photo: Karen Cone Koby Cone grooms a calf to get it ready for a show at a past Jingle Bell Classic steer jackpot. The event is scheduled for this weekend. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County is hosting a contest for 4-H members this weekend that should be a learning experience for […]

Health reform won’t affect TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The national health reform bill, passed by the House in October, and the Senate version, to be debated early this month, pose no threat to current health care benefits provided to military families, retirees or veterans, say advocates for these beneficiaries as well as congressional committee staffs. The House-passed Affordable […]

Team teaching puts new spin on classroom subjects

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Courtesy photo Terry Pipkin and Tarmara Lopez’s seventh grade class staged an archeological dig at Marshall Middle School. The exercise was part of a new team teaching program. By Penny Bailey: Local columnist Have you ever attended a function or event just because you were being polite to the host or hostess, and you felt […]

Commentary: Important to watch well-being of others

By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs

Tuesday’s with Tom: Udall Talks about Veteran’s Issues as Well as the Ongoing Health Care Debate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including committee approval of his initiative to require training for flight attendants and gate agents to deal with intoxicated or belligerent passengers, the ongoing health care debate, and veterans issues. If you are interested in obtaining an .mp3 […]

Letters to the editor: Aquatic center, zoo city standouts

Aquatic center, zoo city standouts I just wanted to pat some people on the back. Have you been to the Clovis zoo lately? It looks wonderful. The exibits look great, as well as the animals. There are a few new exibits, also. The landscaping is awesome. The zoo crew has done and is continuing to […]

Everybody’s business: Revenue forecast critical to business plan

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Ed.D. One of the most critical components of any business plan is a well-executed “revenue forecast.” The art of projecting sales and revenue is often a difficult one because it involves trying to peer into the future in an analytical fashion to estimate what is going to happen. The accuracy of a […]

June 7 On the Shelves

Why Him? Why Her? Finding Real Love by Understanding your Personality Type by Helen Fisher explores four major personality types, shows how to identify your own, explains why some types match up well, and reveals how to use nature’s chemistry to find and keep your life partner. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box […]

Traditional promotion still in use

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks A barrel placed on the intersection of 1st Street and W Grand Avenue promotes a Shenandoah concert tonight at the Event Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico When it comes to promoting an upcoming event, the advertising options are well-known: Newspapers, radio, television

Santa Claus can top Easter Bunny

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist “In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd in the movie “Harvey” Santa Claus versus the Easter Bunny, 10 rounds in a ring, who would you root for? To me […]

Editorial: Withdrawal from Iraq isn’t sign of success

As violence in Iraq has declined over the past year or so, American concern about Iraq has declined as well. The subject didn’t even come up — perhaps understandably given intense concern about the economic doldrums — during President Obama’s most recent press conference. But recent events suggest various tensions are merely bubbling beneath the […]

Bingaman introduces bill to update hardrock mining law

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today introduced legislation aimed at updating mining laws passed well over a century ago. When the Mining Law was passed in 1872, following the California gold rush, Congress was trying to encourage settlement of the American West.

Internet provides learning tolls for developing minds

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist We have a granddaughter living with us. Since this person will turn 5 years old in April, and thus be enrolled in kindergarten, the subject of how 5-year-olds learn is of more interest to me than it has been at any previous time. Well, at least at any time since […]

New Mexico ranked 17th in nation on well-being index

Over the past year, New Mexicans responded to a random telephone survey about how they felt about living in the state.

Prayer breakfast hosts AF Chief of Chaplains

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains, speaks to Cannon personnel and community members at the Landing on Feb. 19. Chaplain Richardson stressed the importance of faith and prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public […]