Committee reconsiders session webcasts

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican A key Senate committee has decided to take a step toward webcasting from the chamber, in an about-face from a previous decision. The group on Thursday agreed that three cameras that had been taken down from the chamber should be reinstalled with the aim of webcasting — audio and […]

Family-owned La Hacienda restaurant closing after 33 years

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Owners of the La Hacienda on North Avenue K posted notices on Thursday of the restraurant’s closing after opening more than 30 years ago. Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Today will be the last day of business for a 33-year-old Portales restaurant. The family-owned and operated La Hacienda is closing […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Cops and Courts

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas hopes to name a police chief early this week. Thomas said Friday he had conducted face-to-face interviews with three finalists for the position and could have a decision as early as Monday. The selected candidate will be announced as soon as the position is offered and accepted, he said. Thomas […]

Ag Sense: Proper seed selection can pay off at harvest

By Rex Kirksey With the recent changes in the economics of farming, every decision that affects the farm’s profitability needs to be made wisely and carefully.

Decision due soon on proposed racino

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The decision is due Monday. All Quay County can do now is wait for members of the New Mexico Racing Commission to decide which of three proposals it will choose for the site of New Mexico’s sixth racetrack and casino. Raton and Santa Fe have also submitted proposals. Commissioners […]

Racing commission to announce decision Aug. 25

By Chelle Delaney, Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce which city will receive the state’s sixth racing license at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at its Albuquerque offices, according to officials from Quay County who attended today’s commission meeting. The commission met in closed session at its regular meeting to discuss […]

Commissioners approve pay increase for county manager

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Commissioners and Curry County administrators toured the Special Events Center Tuesday morning after the county commission meeting. Work on the center is about 85 percent complete according to project supervisor Randy Kamradt. By CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners decided to award County Manager Lance Pyle a $14,500 […]

One couples’ decision and what it says

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “My daughter and her husband have told me that they’ve dedicated themselves to being more serious about their faith.” The good friend sharing this news with me was smiling, deeply thankful that his kids, just starting a family, were opting for a commitment to Christ more meaningful than the […]

Turf plans shelved

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed artificial turf for Leon Williams Stadium will have to wait. The Clovis Board of Education tabled indefinitely a decision to install an artificial turf on Clovis High School’s football field during Tuesday’s visitation meeting at the Bella Vista Arts Academy. The school district would use money from […]

Decision to try terror suspects long overdue

Freedom New Mexico The military commission system to deal with captured terrorists and suspected terrorists set up by the administration and revised after a 2006 Supreme Court decision has not really been tested yet. Glitches and missteps can be expected. Nonetheless, the decision by the Pentagon to try six of the people detained at Guantanamo […]

Ethanol plans withdrawn

Click on the link to read the CDIC release on ConAgra’s decision to withdraw Clovis plans. Ethanol release

Monumental decision places coal off limits

By Freedom New Mexico Then-president Bill Clinton’s surprise creation of the 2-million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in September 1996 may seem like ancient history to many Americans, if they recall it all. But the decision, made in secret, implemented by executive order and timed by Clinton to solidify the support of environmental groups in the […]

District judge putting down gavel

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CNJ file photo Joe Parker, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, regrets having to leave the legal world. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers District Judge Joe Parker has resigned his position, effective today, citing an ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. Though it may seem like a sudden announcement, Parker said it was a very difficult decision […]

Bush finally rights wrong in CIA leak case

By Freedom Newspapers President George W. Bush did the appropriate thing in commuting the sentence of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby — Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, who was sentenced to 30 months in jail and a fine of $250,000 for his role in what has become known as Plamegate. Libby will serve […]

Justifications for war aren’t fooling anyone

By Freedom Newspapers Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is distinguished and polished, as advertised, and generally in command of the issues he discusses. But his views are still troubling on the most important decisions a president has to make, those concerning war and peace. During the most recent Republican candidates’ forum in New Hampshire, Romney […]

Water rate decision postponed again

By Freedom Newspapers A decision on the New Mexico American Water rate case pending before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is expected next week, according to a PRC spokesman. The PRC postponed a decision again Thursday on the proposed water rate hike in Clovis and Edgewood, asking for additional time to compare other Edgewood-area […]

Case against officer dropped

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A misdemeanor embezzlement case against a former Clovis police detective was dismissed Tuesday on grounds it lacked prosecutorial merit, according to records filed in Curry County Magistrate Court. Keith Farkas, a 17-year Clovis Police Department veteran, said he is relieved. “It took 363 days to finally get the right […]

Telecom ruling likely to reduce frivolous suits

Freedom Newspapers T he U.S. Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling Monday rejected an antitrust class-action lawsuit brought against Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and four other phone companies. Basically, the high court decided that before an antitrust case can be brought, there must at least be some evidence beyond what antitrust scholars call “parallel behavior” […]

Health care company eyes Clovis

CNJ staff American Medical Alert Corp. is interested in opening a call center in Clovis, according to company spokeswoman Randi Baldwin. A health care communications company based in Oceanside, N.Y., American Medical Alert provides after-hours answering service, appointment scheduling and other ancillary services for physicians, hospitals and home health care agencies, Baldwin said. Baldwin said […]

Police officer broke rules for right reasons

By Freedom Newspapers We are prone these days to acting hypercautiously — generally out of fear that we will be blamed for anything that goes wrong. So we would like to call attention to a Harlingen, Texas, police officer who instead decided on decisive action in an attempt to save a life. Officer Robert Ahrens […]