Quay officials submitting application for state’s last racing license

Thomas Garcia An application for the state’s last racing license is ready to be submitted, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Frost said Don Chalmers and Coronado Partners, LLC, will submit their license application to the New Mexico Racing Commission on Wednesday with the intent of developing a racetrack and […]

Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County […]

Commission votes to raise golf course fees

Kevin Wilson A week after buying the Chaparral Country Club on a unanimous vote, the Clovis City Commission hit a few rough patches in follow-up action. A pair of agenda items at the Thursday commission meeting yielded approval, but not without consternation from both residents in the audience and commissioners at their table. The commission […]

Positions open on Civil Aviation Board

CNJ staff The City of Clovis has two positions open for election on the Civil Aviation Board. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Clovis Municipal Airport, and makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding airport operations. For information or an application form, contact the city […]

Online comments changing format

Freedom New Mexico Web sites are converting to a Facebook application to help readers interact with newsroom staff and each other. The change, from a platform called “Pluck,” is scheduled to take place this week at the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun Web sites. “The idea is to make it easier […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Judges, neighborhood watchers and the “Trial of the Century”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Judge needed Gov. Bill Richardson is seeking candidates from Roosevelt County interested in serving as magistrate judge. The vacancy is created by the Aug. 31 retirement of Judge Jane Martin. Candidates must send their application, a signed background check form, resume, and letters of […]

Ag well application closure receives mixed reactions from local farmers

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local members of the agriculture industry have mixed reactions to the recent closure of the High Plains aquifer to new appropriations of water. Last week, the Office of the State Engineer announced that it would no longer allow permits for agricultural, commercial, municipal or industrial wells that would pump […]

Comments sought on proposed changes to deer license application process

SANTA FE — The Department of Game and Fish is asking for public comments about proposals to change the way hunters apply for deer licenses. The State Game Commission will consider the proposals at its Sept. 24 meeting in Las Cruces. The proposals include simplifying the deer licensing process by eliminating the current deer hunting […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

Public invited to comment on state IDEA application

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Special Education Bureau (SEB) invites the public to visit the SEB website to view and comment on New Mexico’s Application for Part B funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the 2009 – 2010 school year. To locate the IDEA Part B State Application, visit […]

Application deadline approaching for wool growers’ scholarship

May 15 is the deadline for graduating high school seniors to apply for the New Mexico Wool Growers’ Inc. (NMWGI) annual scholarship, according to NMWGI President Joan Kincaid, Pinon. “Our association looks forward to the opportunity to help a student further his or her education every year, and we encourage all qualified students to apply, […]

Bingaman seeks students for summer internships in Washington

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today encouraged students to apply for a summer internship in his Washington office. The application deadline is March 31.

City officials get tutored on legal issues at retreat

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To dispute the application of state statutes in the city, commissioners will have to determine if the statute is a general law and if it denies the city’s Home Rule power, according to City Attorney David Richards. Home Rule allows municipalities to govern independently from state statues. The city […]

Social Security workers brace for boomers

CNJ staff Social Security offices nationwide are bracing for the first round of baby boomers to hit retirement age. Local Social Security officials are urging individuals to utilize the Internet to file their application. “Staffing levels are at an all-time low,” Social Security District Manager Tony Romero said. “So, we are really pushing the E-Services […]

Domenici endorses grant for Clovis Industrial Park

CNJ staff U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said Thursday he has endorsed an application for $1.5 million in federal economic development grant funding for infrastructure needed at the Clovis Industrial Park, according to a news release from his office. Domenici has written Pedro Garza, regional director for the Economic Development Administration, endorsing the Clovis application […]

FEMA disaster application deadline set for June 1

CNJ staff Curry and Quay county residents and business owners who sustained damage related to the March 23 tornadoes have until June 1 to apply for disaster assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date. There are two ways […]

Local Roundup: Movie memorabilia for sale at Chamber

CNJ staff Posters, props, photos, T-shirts and other memorabilia from the movie “Believe in Me” are for sale at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, according to a Chamber news release. The original cast and crew polo shirts, basketball key chains and props are available. Photos displayed at the Red Carpet Reception at the Clovis […]

High school seniors embrace early stages of college search

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Clovis Christian School senior Corey Hastings, right, looks at a U.S. Air Force Academy catalog Wednesday at the school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School senior Andrew Hertel has a plan for college. He wants to study law at Texas Tech University. He has taken his ACT, a […]

Finding CRSC eligibility worth the effort

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Retired Army 1st Sgt. Arthur C. Thornburgh of Ewell, Ala., figures the Department of Defense owes him $20,000 so far in Combat-Related Special Compensation. The missing payments, he said with evident frustration, go back to June 1, 2003, the day he applied and also the day the CRSC program began. […]

CHS offers help for students’ college application anxiety

By Ryan Lengerich The college selection process can become stressful as graduation approaches, but seniors shouldn’t panic yet, said two Clovis High School advisors. “Certainly it is never too late for one of our seniors to get help from us in the application process,” said CHS Head Counselor Jerry Odom. As seniors approach their high […]