Martinez appoints two local men to state agencies

Freedom New Mexico Two eastern New Mexico men, one from Clovis and one from Portales, were among four appointments announced Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Blake Curtis, senior vice president of management and sales at Curtis & Curtis, a wholesale and retail seed company in Clovis, was appointed to the New Mexico Finance Authority. Curtis […]

Letters to the editor: Privatization may be better option

Privatization may be better option Have you tried calling any government agency lately? Agencies such as the local Social Security office, for instance? Wasn’t it nice to have your own private 800 number to dial to get an immediate hookup to the expected recording advertising all the great services that are offered? I had that […]

Agencies flooded with hail damage repairs, claims

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Zane Brothers pulls dents on a car hood caused by a June 12 hail storm. Brothers said he has been busy all week with repair jobs from the storm. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A week after a storm dumped more than an inch of rain and pelted Clovis […]

Matt 25, United Way seeking fan donations

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Matt 25 Hope Center Administrative Assistant Terry Osborne carries a fan Thursday donated for a needy family to keep cool this summer. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Matt 25 Hope Center are teaming up to help Curry and Roosevelt county residents in […]

Clovis Housing Authority to receive grant

CNJ staff The Clovis Housing Authority will receive $10,836 of nearly $200,000 in Housing and Urban Development dollars for rental assistance provided to families. Seven state agencies are part of nearly 600 nationwide to receive $150 million in funding through HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program because they had additional leasing or experienced other unforeseen circumstances […]

Agencies designate ‘Fix a Leak Week’

CNJ staff This week, March 15 through 21, has been designated “Fix a Leak Week” through partnership between the City of Clovis, New Mexico American Water and the Environmental Protection Agency. Water in the Clovis region is of particular concern because the area draws most of its water from the rapidly depleting Ogallala aquifer, the […]

Police to host Citizen’s Police Academy

CNJ staff Beginning Feb. 16, the Clovis Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies will be hosting a 12-week Citizen’s Police Academy. It is open to the public and designed to acquaint citizens with police duties and offer an inside look into the profession. Classes will include criminal law, investigations, traffic law and crash […]

Interrogation unit to end torture tactics

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has approved the creation of what is described as an elite team of interrogators, drawn from several different government agencies, to question key terrorism suspects. The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG (don’t you love those government acronyms?) will be headquartered at the FBI and overseen by the National […]

Editorial: Proposed laws threat to growth of Internet

Freedom New Mexico Thousands of revenue-hungry, budget-poor taxing agencies are turning their appetites to the Internet, where new business models generate big bucks, much of it beyond tax collectors’ reach. A host of proposals in statehouses and Congress to tax and regulate the Internet threaten to unleash a multitude of unintended, unpleasant consequences. These government […]

Board set up to distribute stimulus money for food programs

Curry County will receive $6,588 in federal stimulus money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for emergency food and shelter. The federal cash will be distributed to local food and shelter programs that meet a May 29 application deadline. A local board made up of the United Way, Salvation Army, Food Bank, […]

Police to hold DWI safety presentation at CCC

The Clovis Police Department and supporting agencies will be conducting a DWI / Safety Presentation at the Clovis Community College on May 30th 2009 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. A re-creation of a DWI crash scene will be acted out to show the devastating effects of driving while intoxicated or driving while under the influence of […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico newsletter

Among the 18 agencies receiving UW grants this year,

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.

N.M. Senators applaud enactment of American Recovery and Reinvestment act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today applauded news that President Obama had signed into law an economic recovery package that will send more than $1.6 billion to New Mexico. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will send $1.1 billion to the state through formula grants — funds that will flow on […]

Escape leads to changes at jail

Eight inmates escaped the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Sunday night. As of Tuesday evening five of those inmates remained at large. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Multiple law enforcement agencies continued Tuesday evening to pursue leads on the whereabouts of five escaped Curry County inmates, according to Sheriff Matt Murray. Law enforcement […]

Structure fire damages Arch business

Freedom New Mexico Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday. The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. […]

ENMR Plateau announces rural safety grants

Clovis – Rural Public Safety agencies are often at a disadvantage in expanding their knowledge and meeting mandated training requirements due to a lack of funds available from the municipalities, towns, villages or counties in which they serve. Most rural communities have volunteers who assist in both fire-fighting and emergency medical response. Rural police agencies […]

Narcotics checkpoint results in five arrests

CNJ staff During a multi-agency narcotics checkpoint on Wednesday, 15 vehicles were searched and five arrests were made for narcotics violations. An unspecified amount of citations were also issued, mainly for no insurance and registration, said Roosevent County Chief Deputy Malin Parker. Set up on U.S. 70 near Elida, the checkpoint netted three arrests for […]

Workforce One Stop Center launched

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Liandro Castillo researches truck driving positions Tuesday in the career resource center at the New Mexico Workforce Connections One Stop Center. An official estimates about 600 people will use the center each week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local and state officials and business people gathered Tuesday morning for […]

Government racks up hefty travel bill

By Freedom Newspapers As big and costly as the federal government is, we wouldn’t expect that its travel budget would be a pittance. But last year’s total of more than $14 billion is still a shocker. Perhaps we can take solace in the fact that it’s lower than the 2005 bill by $1.3 billion. But […]