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, [...]