Jail administrator requests raise, concealed weapons permit with contract renewal

Sharna Johnson With his contract set for automatic renewal, jail Administrator Keith Norwood is asking the county commission for a $1,500 raise, a concealed weapons permit and a CPR trainers class. Commissioners are expected to vote on his requests Thursday, which are part of the consent agenda. The consent agenda contains multiple items voted on […]

Commissioners give consent to file foreclosure suit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Commissioners gave the city consent Thursday to file a foreclosure lawsuit against 128 properties in Clovis. The properties are ones for which delinquent, unpaid sewer, garbage, weed cutting or demolition fees exist, City Attorney Dave Richards told commissioners. The city finance office has diligently tried to collect on the […]

Ideals of freedom should be guide in search of goal

Freedom Newspapers The following statement was written in the 1960s by Freedom Communications, Inc. founder R.C. Hoiles, who died in 1970. Freedom is the parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari. This statement was recently found among his files: I have been asked to put in written […]

‘Wealth transfer’ another name for looting

Tibor Machan When looters took advantage in the wake of Hurricane Katrina — or any other disaster, for that matter — everyone seemed to have in mind only the people ransacking stores and robbing them in plain sight. These were the looters who were widely condemned, against whom the police and military took direct action, […]

“Spousal consent” seen as one step too far

By Tom Philpott: Military Digest Rachelle Arroyave was 27, pregnant and caring for two young daughters at Camp Pendleton, Calif., when notified last April 15 that her husband, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arroyave, had been killed in a truck accident in Iraq.  She got more bad news the following day. Six weeks before his […]

Commissioners have full agenda tonight

By Jack King Several items that have been subject to public discussion are on the city commission’s consent agenda for its regular meeting tonight. The commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the North Annex of the Curry-Carver Public Library. Items are placed on the consent agenda so the commission may vote to pass them […]

Patients to decide who has access to medical conditions

Mike Linn A new federal regulation allowing patients to choose who can receive medical updates on their condition is keeping medical records clerks and other health care employees in the safeguard mode. The privacy rules took affect on April 14, and prohibit disclosure, without patient permission, of any information regarding the patient. “Your mother can’t […]