Lobbyists spending reports dwindle

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

Three-run homer keeps Zias rolling

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones drove in four runs, hitting a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the fifth, and junior pitcher Kristen Cruickshank made the lead stand up in Eastern New Mexico University’s 5-4 Lone Star Conference South Division softball victory here Friday. The Zias (12-5, 1-0 South) extended […]

Hounds drop pair to Aggies

CNJ staff PORTALES — Cameron pitcher Brad Bichel didn’t need much run support Friday, but got more than enough. When the Aggies pitching struggled in the second game, they turned to the long ball to pull away. Bichel pitched a seven-inning six-hitter in the opener as Cameron (13-4, 7-3 LSC) rolled to a 9-1 Lone […]

Law reducing paperwork approved

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21 Penalizing paperwork: The House has approved a measure (HB367) that would reduce the amount of paperwork that state agencies can send to lawmakers. It puts some teeth into a current law that puts a five-page limit on what agencies can send to lawmakers, with a few exceptions.

‘Augie’s Law’ gaining support

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MCT illustration By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Rib Crib hosting benefit

Freedom New Mexico Rib Crib Barbecue in Clovis is lending a helping hand to the family of 6-year-old Harley Pena, who is fighting a rare combination of two types of acute leukemia. On Wednesday, the restaurant will donate 15 percent of its profits made from 4-10 p.m. to the Pena family. Manager Tommy Cardonita said […]

Judge denies plea agreement change

Freedom New Mexico District Judge Teddy Hartley on Friday denied a request to change the terms of a recent plea agreement, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Cody Banister, 28, of Roosevelt County, in January agreed to a 15-year prison sentence following allegations he manufactured methamphetamine. On Friday, Bannister asked to spend the last two years […]

Truck crash forces cattle roundup

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Truck driver Cody White of Amarillo helps unload cattle from his overturned rig at 7th and Grand Friday morning. Freedom New Mexico

Dogged lawmaker changes his mind

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A state lawmaker is pulling a proposal to classify all pit bulls and rottweilers as dangerous dogs. State Rep. John Heaton said Friday he’s been persuaded by negative public reaction. Heaton said he will offer a substitute bill, minus the breed specification, when the bill is scheduled for a […]

Rep. Lujan to join Pelosi to Speak at 2009 Power Shift Conference Rally

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Ed Markey, Congressman Jay Inslee, and Congressman Ben Ray Luj

West Clovis traffic moving again after eight-hour snare

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Truck driver Cody White of Amarillo, center helps unload cattle from his overturned truck at the junction of Seventh Street and Grand Avenue Friday morning. CNJ staff West Grand Avenue and Seventh Streets were reopened around 11 a.m. after the early morning rollover of

Partnership bill falls short in Senate

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Some senators and domestic-partnership advocates said Thursday’s lopsided defeated of a bill to establish domestic partnerships in New Mexico was due to the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops, which had been neutral on the issue in previous years, coming out against the bill this time. Meanwhile, a lobbyist […]

Records bill changes rile backers

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Open-government and press advocates say proposed new exemptions to the state’s public records law have made a good government bill turn bad. House Bill 507, sponsored by House Majority Leader Ken Martinez, D-Grants, aimed to speed up the response time for getting public records, as well as make clear […]

Clovis man sentenced for kidnapping charges

CNJ Staff A Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 59 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman more than two years ago. Last week, a jury convicted Anthony Morgan, 36, of kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery and six counts of assault against a household […]

Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use.

Domestic partner bill stalls in New Mexico state senate

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights group, issued a statement today regarding a vote in New Mexico’s state Senate on the Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act, which would allow lesbian, gay, or straight couples to enter into domestic partnerships and receive rights, benefits, and responsibilities […]

Amos the churchmouse: amos overcomes writer s block

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the other day i stumbledacross a ripped-out pagefrom the m encyclopediaboss and it intrigued me on the ripped-out pageit had a picture of apainting […]

God unchanged by world events

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed that

American Heritage Bank will move to North Prince Street

CNJ staff American Heritage Bank in Clovis is planning to build a new headquarters — relocating their main branch from North Main Street to North Prince Street. President Mac Langford said the bank is in the process of obtaining permits for a a new 7,800 square foot building on property just south of Something Different […]

2-27 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from February 19 through Wednesday: • Leonard Clark, 83, to Unia Alene McClelland, 60, both of Clovis • Paul Cletis Windham, 37, to Donna Kay Frost, 45, both of Clovis • Lavodrick Hogues, 22, of Clovis, to Jolynn Michelle Sena, 27, of Amarillo • Delane Lee […]