Letters to the editor — May 29

Editor’s note: Deadline to receive letters to the editor related to the June 7 primary is Tuesday. Letters may be emailed to dstevens@cnjonline.com County commissioners betrayed voters As the primary election draws near, I would like to take this opportunity to bring to the forefront a very important reminder for the voters of Curry County: […]

Christians, Jews vulnerable to terrorism

Until quite recently, when the persecution of Middle Eastern Christians was brought to my attention, my knee-jerk response was that it’s not just Christians — terrorists like ISIS hurt more Muslims than anyone. While that may be true, it is a non sequitur. In his book “Jews, God, and History,” Max I. Dimont pointed out […]

County has no standing to ask for money back

Based on the general knowledge available to me, I believe the Curry County Commission is wrong to ask Matt Murray to repay money they paid him. Years ago the Curry County Commision separated the jail administrator’s job from that of the sheriff’s job. The county has not been able to properly operate our jail. It needs […]

Intentions of city officials perplexing

Concerning the March 8 article headlined "Watchdog: City letter inappropropriate." Was it Ignorance, greed or sucking up to the governor? I don't know and I don't care. But I am getting a little tired of officials, including law enforcement, going along party lines and refusing to crack down on gun laws. I don't own a […]

Department gives thanks in time of need

The Portales Fire Department family would like to express a sincere thank you to those agencies and individuals who provided coverage of our station and assisted during the service of our beloved brother and friend Rick McNally. Thank you to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, those who sent food, flowers and cards, and for your kind […]

Weighing same-sex marriage vital

Ten considerations for traditional only marriage: 10.) Politicians, including the Clintons, were against same-sex marriage less than 10 years ago, but now support it. Why the change? 9.) Polls show acceptance of same-sex marriage growing. What's changing? 8.) Many homosexuals living together find same-sex marriage distracting to their privacy. 7.) Pushing same-sex marriage is highly […]

‘Liberal’ media overlooking Obamacare’s benefits

The constant pitch you hear from conservative publications, talk shows and columnists: Obamacare is bad. The reason: There is a well funded and organized group that benefits billions from the status quo. The various "think tanks" were set up for the purpose of promoting their ideology that maintains their flow of wealth and power. Facts […]

Graduation issue needs to be fixed

I don't work for Clovis schools, so job loss or reprimand for speaking out is not a fear as expressed to me by many Clovis educators. The board and administration messed up by scheduling graduation during state-sponsored sports events. Maybe they were unaware. If so, they should fix it for our students. It's ridiculous to […]

Wage increase is stealth tax hike

The minimum wage hoax: Who wins? Who loses? I am not an economist nor do I have a college degree. However, I do have a brain. I can add and subtract, and have been in the labor force since I was 14. Follow me here. The Legislature proposed a dollar minimum wage increase to $8.50 […]

Letters to the Editor: Feb. 28, 2013

Curry County no leader on water usage What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. […]

Curry County no leader on water usage

What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. How many gallons of water does each […]

Letter to the Editor: Backpack program works with local generosity

Members of the community packed a local restaurant Jan. 31 to raise funds for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. After a night that included dinner, a live auction and individual donations, more than $2,600 was raised for the Food for Kids Weekend Backpack Program. The Backpack Program sends food home with students who […]

Letters to the editor: More guns lead to more violence

Your Dec. 19 editorial — "Limiting liberty not an answer to shooting" — gives one view of a serious problem facing our country. There are a lot of facts from various research projects and prestigious academic facilities that show that more guns equals more violence. No one has advocated eliminating the Second Amendment. But there […]

Letters to the editor: Ruling tramples on Constitution

The left-leaning U.S. Supreme Court has once again trampled on the U.S. Constitution. Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor, acting in her capacity as circuit justice for the 10th Circuit, issued her opinion denying the injunction suit filed by Hobby Lobby. The suit requested an injunction to block the implementation of Obama-care's unconstitutional mandate forcing employers to […]

Letters to the editor: Clean energy key to our future

The Dec. 11 newspaper had an informative article about lawmakers pushing for an extension to wind energy tax credits. Our two senators and one representative, Ben Lujan, are for the extension. Ken Starcher, associate director at Alternative Energy Institute at West Texas A&M, explained the importance of the tax credit to speed up the development […]

Letters to the editor: Massacres show lost link to God

U.S. "massacre events" since 1966 total 36 and nearly 350 murders — a profile of a nation that has lost its soul and its connection with its Creator! This is reflected not only in these demonic acts of carnage, but also in our media and leaders who ask the endless string of empty "Whys." "Political […]

Letter to the editor: Control officers need safety vests

On Nov. 28, Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum was shot and killed in the line of duty at a Galt, Calif., home that was supposed to be vacant due to a foreclosure and eviction the day prior. Having lived in Galt for many years, this story caught my attention. The first thought that came to […]

Strangers’ kindness unforgettable

I would like to thank some very nice people for their acts of kindness. On Nov. 4, my 9-year-old grandson and I were at a grocery store purchasing a cake for his birthday. While standing in line for checkout, the woman in front of us must have overheard me explaining to the clerk, who is […]

Letter to the editor: Making wealthy pay more unfair

Regarding Anne M. Coverston's Nov. 16 letter to the editor ("President should be shown respect"). I respect much of what she said. But most Americans do not solve problems like Coverston and the president. He wants succesful people to pay higher taxes to provide for those less fortunate. It's unfair to require the wealthy to […]

Clovis mayor deserves respect, too

Anne Coverston, in her letter to CNJ published Friday, makes some good points on why we should respect the president in office. I also believe we need to approach the person holding office, even when we sharply disagree, with a better attitude. We are not going to make progress as a nation if we cannot […]