Domenici reflects on Senate career

After 35 years, New Mexico’s senior senator — Pete Domenici — is retiring for health reasons. Domenici was a power broker in Washington who got results for Clovis and New Mexico. He

National debate no sub for local

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Since last November, both Tom Udall and Steve Pearce have been racing toward this November, and the election for the Senate seat left vacant by Pete Domenici’s retirement. They’ve disagreed on many issues as they’ve met people across New Mexico, and they’re set to disagree on “Meet the Press.” The […]

Domenici diappointed with new farm bill for its approach to N.M. Dairy and agriculture interests

WASHINGTON – With Congress overturning a presidential veto, U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today said he is disappointed that a new Farm Bill will become law with provisions that work against New Mexico’s dairy and agriculture interests. The Senate voted 80-14 to override President Bush’s veto of the Farm Bill (HR.2419, the Food, Conservation and Energy […]

Time to honor cowboys?

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution cosponsored by Pete Domenici that sets July 26 as the “National Day of the American Cowboy.”

Military, Cannon funding bill headed to Senate

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Senate Armed Services Committee approves Domenici’s funding request

WASHINGTON – The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved

Domenici accused of attempting to influence investigaton

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Retiring Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., created an appearance of impropriety when he called a federal prosecutor in New Mexico to inquire about the timing of corruption indictments, the Senate ethics committee said Thursday.

Santa Fe law partner running for Udall’s seat

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By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Republican Marco Gonzales, a partner in a Santa Fe law firm, is running for the 3rd Congressional District. He worked as a defense aide to Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, for 10 years. He said this experience, along with his education, will serve him well in the office being vacated […]

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 […]

Clovis native to work with Consumer Product Safety Commission

DOMENICI STATEMENT ON DEPARTURE OF STAFF MEMBER AUTUMN MOORE OF CLOVIS             WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced the departure of his staff member Autumn Moore of Clovis.             Moore, who completed an internship with Domenici’s office in the summer of 2005, has served in various capacities, including legislative correspondent and legislative […]

Domenici announces FEMA funding to N.M. counties

DOMENICI:  FEMA PROVIDES $803,809 TO NEW MEXICO FOR EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER ASSISTANCE Chaves, Curry, Eddy, Lea & Lincoln Counties to Receive Funds           WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced that 21 New Mexico counties will share $803,809 in federal emergency food and shelter grants to assist the hungry and homeless in their […]

Trio files for Domenici’s seat

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Republican Reps. Steve Pearce and Heather Wilson were among the first to file for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, the official filing day for candidates for Congress. Pearce, who currently represents New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, and Wilson, who represents the 1st District, announced last year that they would run […]

Domenici’s plea one to embrace

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Pete Domenici’s been serving New Mexico for four decades, and I hope one of his greatest acts of service doesn’t go ignored. Domenici, who is leaving the Senate due to health reasons, made an address to what is the final state Legislature of his Senate career. The longtime Republican […]

Ground-water information, anyone?

Interested in ground water use statistics around New Mexico? Here’s a Web site, from the National Ground Water Association:

Clovis remains perfect

On a night when Lubbock was abuzz with news of Bobby Knight’s sudden resignation, the Clovis Wildcats quietly came in and pushed their season-opening winning streak to 21 games. Jaye Crockett scored 26 points and Bryce Hill added 19 in a 78-55 victory over Trinity Christian. The game was played at the Rip Griffin Center […]

Domenici says goodbye

U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., spoke to New Mexico lawmakers on Monday and shared this story: “Almost 20 years ago, I spoke at the annual meeting of the New Mexico Electric Cooperatives down in Ruidoso. After I finished speaking, two ladies came up, tugged on my coat and began thanking me profusely. “I asked them […]

Retiring Domenici calls for truce in partisan politics

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Retiring U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici made a final appearance before the Legislature on Monday and called for an end to extremist partisan politics. “We are in danger of losing our ability to move forward as a nation because of destructive personality-driven partisan politics,” Domenici said in […]

Contract approved for CAFB project

U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today sent out the following news release regarding funding at Cannon Air Force Base: WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that a $12.1 million contract has been approved to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base, a project first funded before the base was […]

Domenici nominates local student to West Point

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-NM, issued the following announcement today. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that he plans to nominate Portales student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs, a student at Clovis Christian School, is one of 50 students from across the state selected for nomination to one […]

Local Roundup: Man flips vehicle

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested Saturday morning on several traffic violation and child endangerment charges after a one-vehicle accident on Grand Avenue. Abelino Alcantara was driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on Grand Avenue around midnight Friday when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick […]