Gross receipts tax election polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today

Kevin Wilson Today is election day for an ordinance that would increase Clovis’ gross receipts tax to pay for the city’s share of the Ute Water Project. Voting runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ordinance 1953-2011 would impose a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase (25 cents per $100 spent on taxable items), for […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Election day and Reagan comes to Clovis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Special election Don’t forget the special election today in Clovis concerning a gross receipts tax increase. See the Clovis News Journal for a list of polling locations and times. Quirky quote of the day “Politicians are wonderful people as long as they stay away […]

Gross receipts tax election set for Tuesday

Kevin Wilson The city is holding a special election Tuesday for a gross receipts tax increase. Here are some of the basics about the election: What is being voted on? Ordinance 1953-2011 would impose a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase (25 cents per $100 spent on taxable items) for 10 years, to be dedicated […]

Tax special election approved for May 3

Kevin Wilson In a short special meeting Thursday, the Clovis City Commission approved a May 3 special election for a gross receipts tax increase, and the $30,000 budget transfer to pay for it. Both measures, and an unrelated measure allowing city intervention in a water rights case, were approved by 6-0 votes. Mayor Gayla Brumfield […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Lent, a special election and a blond moment

Good morning. Hope you’re ready for it. Here’s the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Test the waters New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience can apply for internships in the Washington, D.C., office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. There are two sessions for summer internships: May 29 through July […]

High Plains Patriots turn in petition with about 1,000 signatures

Kevin Wilson Signatures were turned in Monday in favor of a special election on a pending gross receipts tax increase passed by the Clovis City Commission last month. City Manager Joe Thomas said if more than 456 signatures are verified on petitions submitted by the High Plains Patriots citizens group, a special election will likely […]

Pot legalization needs to be taken seriously

Freedom New Mexico Proposition 19, an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, was soundly defeated in the November election after California’s political establishment, Democratic and Republican, came out strongly against it. We had concerns with a provision related to the ability of employers to combat marijuana use at the workplace, but we are […]

Settlement reached in election lawsuit

CNJ staff A settlement has been reached in a case levied against Curry County by two residents upset over the placement of a video at the courthouse prior to the Nov. 2 general election. Terms of the settlement have not been filed in district court and the judge could not be reached for comment. On […]

Group: Petition has enough signatures to force special election

Kevin Wilson The High Plains Patriots said they have enough signatures to force a special election on a .25 percent gross receipts tax hike. The citizens group plans to bring the city signatures on Monday, the deadline day established after the Clovis City Commission approved the GRT increase in its Feb. 3 meeting. The group […]

School board election results official

CNJ staff The school board election ballot was made official Monday morning at the Curry County Courthouse, following its canvassing last week. County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said the canvassing was done by the county Thursday, but superintendent Terry Myers was snowbound in Dallas and was not able to come to the office until Monday […]

School board elections set for Tuesday

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File photo School board elections historically draw a low voter turnout ranging form 5 percent to 12 percent. Liliana Castillo School board ballots for the election Tuesday are full. The election includes choosing board members, a two-mill levy and a bond issue question for Melrose. Melrose Schools’ bond question is for $1.1 million to be […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Video game, elections and big fat diamonds

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week When Jenna Zamie isn’t correcting our errors on the copy desk, she’s online looking for interesting video games. Here’s one she thinks is worth a try: Game: LittleBigPlanet 2 Genre: 3D platformer System: PS3 What is it? Powerful creation tools and […]

Positions available on Planning and Zoning Commission

CNJ staff The City of Clovis has three positions on its Planning and Zoning Commission available for election/re-election. The commission meets 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month and makes recommendations to the Clovis Commission regarding planning and zoning matters. Applications are available at City Hall or cityofclovis.org. Completed applications must be given to […]

Fair board members elected

CNJ staff The annual Fair Board election was concluded Tuesday by the Curry County Clerk’s Office. Elected were: Cary Crist, Curry Commission District 5, Tim Foote, Texico School District, and Barry Allen, Melrose School District.

Roswell judge to preside over courthouse video case

CNJ staff A Roswell district judge has been assigned as a special judge to preside over the bond issue election video. It’s the latest move in a case filed by two Clovis men alleging Curry County violated election laws by placing the video in the courthouse lobby days before a bond issue election seeking tax […]

School board announces upcoming elections

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education adopted a resolution Tuesday announcing upcoming school board elections. Board members from districts three, four and five are up for election in February. The election affects Member Rodney Muffley in District Three, President Mark Lansford in District Four and Vice President Terry Martin District Five. The […]

Statewide election results

United States RepresentativeDistrict 1• Martin T. Heinrich (D) — 110,046• Jonathan L. Barela (R) — 103,207United States RepresentativeDistrict 2• Harry Teague (D) — 74,466• Steve Pearce (R) — 93,124United States RepresentativeDistrict 3• Ben R. Lujan (D) — 118,842• Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 90,209 Governor and Lt. Governor• Diane D. Denish and Brian S. Colon […]

Election blog: Eastern New Mexico supports native son in AG race

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bailiff Tommie Means observes the action on election day Tuesday at the courthouse via closed circuit cameras. David Stevens Clovis’ Matt Chandler, running his first statewide race, trailed incumbent Gary King by 21,000 votes with 15 of 33 counties reporting in the attorney general’s race. Curry and Roosevelt counties did […]

Judicial complex: What they’re saying

Staff writer Sharna Johnson conducted brief exit interviews with Curry County voters on Tuesday. Here’s what they said about the proposed judicial complex:

Officials say voting traffic steady

CNJ staff By mid-afternoon Tuesday, it had already been a busy day for election workers. Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman said her office phones have been ringing non-stop with voter questions and poll workers are reporting continuous traffic. “Every report we’re hearing is that it is very steady, so we may have a good […]