Senior happenings - Dec. 2

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Spanish dance "Randy an Sol". Bring a friend. Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch, 1 p.m. Pinochle Tuesday: Christmas on the Pecos, Carlsbad trip; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. coffee klatch; 4 p.m. fun night and birthday, bring a dish Wednesday: Christmas on the Pecos, […]

Club notes - Dec. 2

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The Nov. 21 executive committee meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was opened with president Linda Uttaro giving the prayer. Hospital liaison Amber Hamilton introduced Carol Dickenson, who will handle credit card purchases. Hamilton is now in charge of marketing and hospitality. Hospitality will be filling the new position. Preference […]

Hanging lights brings blizzard

My wife has a holiday theory. If her husband announces plans to hang outdoor Christmas lights, it's time to prepare for a blizzard. Clark Griswold of "Christmas Vacation" fame doesn't have a thing on me when it comes to hard luck with a Christmas light string. I've yet to actually electrocute myself. But I still […]

Tax burden affects location choices

In a recently released report by the Rio Grande Foundation, the 10 most populated cities of New Mexico were ranked according to their relative tax burdens. The study focused primarily on the property tax and gross receipts tax rates for Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Santa Fe. The […]

Letter to the editor: Community cannot become complacent

In 2005, Portales and Clovis collectively held their breaths as Cannon Air Force Base was placed on the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) list. With a lot of hard work and lobbying by the public and politicians, Cannon received "enclave" status, and a new mission, Special Operations. But we must not become complacent. There's talk […]

Editorial: PRC member lucky voters missing facts

Bernalillo County Assessor Karen Montoya, the newest member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, is arguably one of the luckiest candidates to come out ahead in the Nov. 6 election. Because if voters knew then what they know now, it's questionable they would be entrusting her with setting their utility rates, overseeing their insurance […]