Incumbent Crook seeking re-election

CNJ staff Republican Anna Crook of Clovis says she will seek re-election in District 64 of the state House of Representatives. District 64 covers Curry County. She has held the position since 1995. Crook and Larry A. Larranaga of Albuquerque are the senior Republican members of the house. “I have really wonderful constituents,” Crook said. […]

Crook wins district representative race in landslide

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks State Representative Anna Crook, R-Clovis, talks on the phone Tuesday evening at the Curry County Courthouse while watching the vote tally come in the primary election. Crook went on to defeat challenger Wade J. Lopez. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer State Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, won Tuesday’s primary election […]

Rep. Crook: Hosting state meeting helped put face on community

CNJ staff This week’s Legislative Finance Committee meeting in Clovis was informative and educational but more than anything, it put a face to the community, according to state Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis. “When the other legislators have the opportunity to be in your community and see exactly what we are and what we’re about, it […]

Campos, Crook and Roch win state seats

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the race for local state representative seats, incumbents Jose Campos and Anna Crook held onto their positions in the House, while newcomer Dennis Roch defeated his opponent to claim the third seat. Roch, the assistant superintendent of Tucumcari schools, was elated Tuesday night at news of his victory. […]

Candidate profile: Anna Crook

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 State Representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Anna Crook Age: Did not disclose. Occupation: Property manager, former fashion consultant. Running for: State Representative, District 64. Party […]

Novak trial: Day 9 — Defense tactics irk judge

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations was the brunt of defense ire and sarcasm on Wednesday, accused of a botched and careless investigation in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II. Under cross-examination, OSI Agent Thad […]

Oct. 6, 1924

Roy Connally of Portales purchased the Clovis Motor Company. … The Kiwanis Club was offering a cash prize for the most courteous clerk in Clovis in honor of courtesy month. … R.H. Crook sold apples for 90 cents per box.

Governor: Minimum wage bill his ‘crown jewel’

By Karl Terry and Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers As the clock ticked down on the 2007 New Mexico Legislature, a lobbying effort by Gov. Bill Richardson produced a state minimum wage. Legislation to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.50 won final approval Friday when it narrowly passed the Senate. Richardson called it the […]

House, Senate can’t rest yet

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson says lawmakers did great work in the legislative session that ended Saturday — just not enough of it. The governor said while it was the most productive session in state history, “we still have business to finish.” He said he will call the Legislature back […]

Life of a bill

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How a bill is created, and the process it undertakes to become law (Freedom Newspapers Illustration: Ryn Gargulinski) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Eleven days remained Thursday until the onset of the 48th legislative session. The sun had set, night was near; but calm eluded Rep. Anna Crook. “My stomach is churning,” said Crook, […]

Capital outlay give and take process

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Construction crews with LCI 2 Inc. dig the new lagoon Tuesday at the city’s wastewater treatment plant in Clovis. The state Legislature allocated $1.4 million in capital outlay funds for the project. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Year after year, local officials approach state legislators with palms outstretched, in aspiration […]

Bills address drug problem

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Local legislators are adamant about two bills they wrote that will hit the Roundhouse in upcoming weeks — separate yet connected propositions for mandatory drug sentencing and rehabilitation initiatives. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, said he’s introducing a bill that would impose mandatory methamphetamine sentencing, to “get cooks out of […]

Clovis representative sits on impeachment committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Among 10 representatives chosen to serve on an impeachment committee is a Clovis resident, Rep. Anna Crook, R.-Clovis. The bi-partisan committee, comprised of five republicans and five democrats, developed procedures and determined whether or not there was probable cause to impeach State Treasurer Robert Vigil. State legislators will enter […]

Economic growth top priority for local officials

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When business owner Bobby Newman moved to New Mexico 50 years ago, the state, he said, was infamous for three things. “There were three things everybody said about New Mexico: They had the worst roads in the union, we were second only to Louisiana as far as being politically […]

Crook, James

James Crook Services: Have been held. Mr. James Arthur Crook, 62, of Clovis, Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 9, 1943, in Clovis, to Clarence and Bessie Crook. He married Jean Pace in August of 2002 in Clovis. He was a graduate of Clovis High School. He worked as […]

AG recommends education to combat alcohol abuse

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Patricia Madrid thinks tougher laws, including ignition locks for convicted drunken drivers and felony charges for those who provide alcohol to minors, will be effective in combating underage and binge drinking. But New Mexico’s attorney general thinks that’s only part of the solution. “We have to change the […]

Crook, Linnie

Services: have been held. Mrs. Linnie Mae Donoho Crook, 85, of Farwell, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 3, 1919, in Elsmore, Kan., to Leonard and Bessie Mae Donoho. She married Howard Ruben Clark on June 14, 1934, in Fort Scott, Kan. They moved […]

Committee discusses start-up business bill

CNJ STAFF The New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee met on Friday in Clovis and discussed a proposed bill that would allow viable start-up businesses to obtain bank loans backed by state funds. Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis and a member of the oversight committee, said the proposal is an effort to promote economic development in […]

Clovis has a voice in national conference call

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents participated in a national conference call with the White House on Thursday regarding improvements in the state and national economy. “All over the United States, different people were on the conference call about how the economy is turning around,” said state Rep. Anna Crook. “There […]

Club Notes 5/9

Altrusa International Inc., of Clovis Altrusa International Inc., of Clovis met at Muffley’s Back Door for its regular dinner meeting on April 12, 2004. During the meeting the club assembled “In the Beginning” baskets to be delivered to The Women’s Clinic. The baskets will be distributed to new mothers when their babies are born. Each […]