Judge calls for judicial complex

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Judge Hartley said that the Ninth Judicial Court will need two more judges and three to five more courtrooms in the next five years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer District Judge Teddy Hartley believes Curry County is in dire need of a judicial complex. His vision of a judicial […]

Congressional candidate believes in holistic approach

Carol Miller, one of two independent candidates running in the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd U.S. Congressional District seat, said she believes the issues that face the state transcend partisan politics. Miller, of Ojo Sarco, is running against Republican Dan East, Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Independent candidate Ron Simmons. Miller said she […]

Transition under way for Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University freshmen quarterbacks Anthony Ramos front, Cory Baker, center, and Carl Bouldin, at practice Wednesday, are battling for next season’s starting spot to replace departing senior Michael Benton. By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo believes the Greyhounds’ transition from […]

Contractor believes in tightening borders

Rio Rancho civil contractor Dan East is running for the district 3 U.S. representative seat against seven other candidates. The district covers San Juan, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Los Alamos, Taos, Colfax, Mora, Union, Harding, Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties. Tom Udall, who is running for Pete Domenici’s seat in the […]

Harden says he will run for re-election

CNJ staff State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, announced Tuesday his intent to run for re-election.

Some struggling with commercial side of Easter holiday

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Norma Stickley shops for Easter baskets and bunnies Thursday at the Main Street Crafters Mall with her great-granddaughter, Alexys Ortiz, 6. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer It’s beginning to look a lot like Easter, with the aisles of local stores filled with vivid displays of pink bunnies, assorted chocolates, marshmallow […]

Music in Our Schools gearing up

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Clovis High School sophomore Joshua Zahn, right, sings “A Red Red Rose” along with other tenors Thursday during concert choir class at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer February will end on a good note for area students and music enthusiasts with the commencement of Clovis’ annual Music […]

Voter turnout dropping

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Clovis Bureau of Elections Coordinator Stephanie Boydstun enters voter registration information into the state system Friday afternoon at the county clerk’s office. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Statistics show a significant decrease in voter turnout in the last municipal election, which has some candidates concerned. The next municipal election is […]

Political hopefuls outline campaign views

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Ron Dolin focused on education and healthcare during his talk Tuesday at the Curry County Federated Republican Women monthly meeting. David Pfeffer believes securing America’s borders should be the federal government’s top priority. Dolin and Pfeffer are considering running for office against Democratic incumbents. Dolin, a part-time mathematics professor […]

Representative could be solid, independent voice

Freedom Newspapers If political and security conditions are met in Iraq in the next few months, such as a written constitution, America could see lower troop levels as early as next year, predicted Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who serves on the International Relations and Science committees. By the end of next year, “I think […]