BRAC Hearing Transcripts

BRAC Hearing Transcript

Zoo animals beat heat

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Just monkeying around, this juvenile spider monkey is undaunted by the afternoon heat Wednesday at Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The camel at the Hillcrest Park Zoo is shedding. Strands of thick hair dangle from its side. Patches of skin are revealed in a haphazard pattern, […]

Tax hike going into effect Friday

CNJ staff Today is the last day to purchase goods and services in the county before a gross receipts tax hike goes into effect Friday. The tax increase — passed by the County Commission on Jan. 4 — was challenged by local residents in March when they petitioned to put the tax issue to a […]

Community support sought for Farwell garden

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Jeanette Carey wears her “grandma hat” as she weeds the community garden by Mill and Elevator Supply on Avenue A in Farwell. (Staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — There’s only one thing wrong with the community garden his parents started, according to Stephen Carey. It’s lacking the community part […]

New Mexico gets funding to help job transitions

Staff and wire reports The U.S. Department of Labor has decided to award the state $1 million in job transition funds since it could be affected by the Pentagon’s plans to close Cannon Air Force Base and transfer jobs from White Sands Missile Range. The funds would be used in eastern New Mexico to support […]

School employees stepping into new roles

CNJ staff Several employees of the Clovis school district will step into new and expanded roles under the direction of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The changes take effect Friday. “While the main intent of this reorganization is to make for a more efficient running of the organization, we […]

Four-day school week approved in Tucumcari

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The Tucumcari schools board of education voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a four-day school week. Beginning Aug. 22, students will attend classes four days a week. Middle school and high school students will attend classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Elementary school students will attend school […]

6/30 Education Digest

N.M. teachers getting paid more New Mexico’s teachers are getting paid more, according to a press release from the National Education Association of New Mexico. The movement for higher pay for New Mexico educators began with education reform legislation signed by Gov. Bill Richardson in 2003. New Mexico’s teachers have since climbed the nation’s salary […]

Reporter’s notebook: Longtime base supporter receives humanitarian award

Longtime Cannon Air Force Base supporter Doc Stewart said he does not like to boast. In fact, he refused to name his accomplishments over the last several decades that got him nominated for the Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award this year. “It’s a list as long as your arm,” Stewart said of his accomplishments. “But […]

Property ruling runs counter to founders’ wishes

Freedom Newspapers Your home or business can be taken by force by local officials for virtually any reason, thanks to a long-awaited but misguided decision by a split Supreme Court last week. The 5-4 vote in Kelo v. the city of New London (Conn.) was not the type of decision that garnered widespread public attention, […]

Border project needs air of legitimacy

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist The Minutemen are coming to New Mexico but it is going to take an hour or so to sort out the players. Which Minutemen are we talking about, the New Mexico Minutemen led by American Civil Liberties Union sympathizer Clifford Alford, or the Minutemen Project in New Mexico, led by […]

Court’s ruling blow to property rights

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling in Kelo v. New London helps explain the socialist attack on President Bush’s nominees to the federal bench. First, let’s look at the case. The city government of New London, Conn., has run upon hard times, with residents leaving and its tax base […]

Campbell , Katherine

Katherine Campbell Services: Have been held. Katherine “Kat” Campbell, 98, of Clovis, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1906, in Stevenson, Ala., to James Robert and Lene Huddleson Graham. She married Thomas A. “Gus” Campbell on June 11, 1925. She was a seamstress […]

Clovis’ Hall happy with direction of NMSU under Theus

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis native and New Mexico State walk-on Chris Hall wasn’t sure what to make of Reggie Theus’ appointment as head coach of the Aggies. The only thing Hall knew of Theus was his three years on the NBC Saturday morning show “Hang Time,” not his 13 years in the […]

Sometimes we all need a little perspective

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local religious columnist My two-years-younger brother Jim wrote an interesting column for his church newsletter the other day. He had some great things to say, but what really made the article interesting is where he was when he wrote it. The boy has always marched to a bit of a different […]

13 not so unlucky for Wildcats

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Clovis starter Cade Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning before needing relief help to close out a 13-8 win over Hobbs in Tuesday’s second game of a Summer League doubleheader at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis vs. Hobbs. Though both high school’s baseball teams in a Tuesday doubleheader […]

BRAC would have far-reaching impact on businesses, agencies

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Eighteen month old Xander Victor watches Susan Lea, a patients advocate at La Casa Family Health Center, as she checks his heart rate Tuesday afternoon. (Staff writer: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin and Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writers Four days after a regional Base Realignment and Closure committee hearing in Clovis, eastern New Mexico is […]

Farmers’ Market open for season

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Buddy Jorde sorts through a basket of potatoes Tuesday afternoon. Jorde’s family farms approximately 600 acres and brings produce to sell at the Clovis Farmers’ Market. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Dennis Shaw dusts fresh dirt off one of the red onions he picked just before he came to set […]

Former CNJ publisher dies at 75

CNJ staff James “Jim” Griffin, a former publisher for the Clovis News Journal, died Monday at his home in Clovis. He was 75. Griffin led the paper for about 15 years in the 1970s and 1980s. One friend called him a man of the people, comfortable around big crowds, and able to take a joke. […]

Officials decline to release autopsy related to Cannon AFB death

CNJ staff The autopsy report for a female military dependent who died at Cannon Air Force Base last year has been completed, officials with the Office of the Medical Investigator said Tuesday. However, eight months after 20-year-old Kimberly Novak died, the investigation is still ongoing, military officials said. And Tuesday, both medical investigators and Air […]