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 […]

Give people power to govern selves

Tibor Machan I have been writing in favor of gridlocks for some time, at least as a second-best option to the one where the government is in the hands of an administration committed to limited powers. I wasn’t thrilled with the outcome last week that sent Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, among others, back to […]

Poly carts take pounding in public comment period

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city received its final tally on trash bins versus poly carts, and poly carts took a pounding. After the public comment period expired Friday on the trial program, the city received 537 pieces of correspondence on the trial period for poly carts. Only 11 of them were in […]

Being sick a favor to husband

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Some people suffer from motion sickness. I’m one of them. Horseback is about the only movement my body can tolerate without nausea. I’ve thrown up in airplanes, cars, trucks, buses, boats — even in water when the only flotation device was my body. I’ve read that about half our nation’s […]

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County OKs beer and wine sales at SEC

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the sale of beer and wine at the Special Events Center, reversing an earlier decision against the issue. Chairman Albin Smith provided the pivotal vote, switching his stance on the issue and joining with commissioners Bobby Sandoval and […]

Regents vote in support of bond

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday voted in favor of a resolution supporting Government Obligation Bond D. The bond will be on the Nov. 4 election ballot. It would provide $12 million for ENMU, including: • $9 million for the technology building • $2 million for infrastructure • […]

Web voters: No to Sunday alcohol sales

Sixty-three percent of voters in last week’s Clovis News Journal Web poll said they are opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. Most of those votes were cast Saturday night. About 5 p.m. Saturday, the score was 36-9 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales. The final score was 63-37 opposed. The real election is […]

Death penalty rarely holds up against appeals

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Jerry Fuller and Stanley Bedford, who are accused of kidnapping and killing an elderly Portales couple earlier this year. The chances the two Portales men will actually be executed if convicted is low, officials […]

Scarelt Pimpernels alert for porch lights

Bob Huber: Local columnist When the Freedom of Information Act brought to light World War II super heroes known covertly as the Scarlet Pimpernels, it exposed a dark world of espionage, bravery, and thankless hardship. The group’s name was derived from a movie by the same name staring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon, which played […]