Airmen reminded good impressions essential during UCI

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing Inspector General’s office reminds Cannon airmen that making a good impression on the inspection team during the June 15-26 Unit Compliance Inspection doesn’t just take place at their work centers. “Although the Air Force Special Operations Inspector General team does not have a gradable section […]

N.M. Senators: New Mexico to receive funding to help protect children

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is set to receive $488,527 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to help prevent and investigate crimes against children.

GM plans to drop 1,100 dealerships

Staff and wire reports General Motors on Friday told about 1,100 of its dealers — one in five — they would be dropped by late next year, adding to the economic pain radiating from the beleaguered Detroit automakers to cities and towns across the country. Clovis GM dealership owner Bryce Bender said he did not […]

North Plains parent company files bankruptcy

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File photo Staff and wire reports LOS ANGELES – The nation’s second-largest shopping mall owner, including Clovis’ North Plains Mall, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in a tough bargaining move to restructure its $27 billion in debt. Shoppers at its malls will not be affected by its bankruptcy filing, according to General Growth […]

Editorial: Prosecutors in Stevens’ trial need sanctions

Prosecutors of ex-senator now in trouble. Good. It seems that a serendipitous confluence of unusual events is responsible for the heightened scrutiny that prosecutors who worked on the now-dismissed corruption case of former Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens are receiving. Whatever the reasons, the attention is welcome, especially if it leads to more effective sanctions […]

Investigators determining cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

Jan. 27 Business Digest

Clovis Civic Center has new general manager The Clovis Civic Center has a new general manger, according to a Global Spectrum news release. On Jan. 20, Brock Neely took over general manager duties from Neil McMullin, who will serve as assistant general manager of the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to the release. […]

Attorney general won’t push to open key meetings

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican When several reform-minded legislators were elected last year — and several old-guard lawmakers lost — many open-government advocates thought there was a good chance of finally opening up what has been called the “last bastion of secrecy” in the Legislature: conference committees. The public has long been barred from […]

City officials get tutored on legal issues at retreat

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer To dispute the application of state statutes in the city, commissioners will have to determine if the statute is a general law and if it denies the city’s Home Rule power, according to City Attorney David Richards. Home Rule allows municipalities to govern independently from state statues. The city […]

Election equipment, software ready for vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County political party officials said they are satisfied county election officials have done all they can to ensure a smooth election. Election manager Coni Jo Lyman said backup plans are in place in the event software issues resurface during the general election that could delay results. The general election […]

Freedom New Mexico takes home 19 NMPA awards

Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico claimed 19 awards, and the Clovis News Journal took the general excellence award from the New Mexico Press Association, which held its annual awards ceremony Saturday night in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico papers, including the Portales News Tribune and Quay County Sun, took 12 first-place awards. Newsroom employees taking […]

District 2 Curry County commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. District 2 candidate Dan Stoddard initially declined to participate, but submitted his answers on Friday. In an attempt to be fair, […]

Bond proposals would pump $18 million into communities

Freedom New Mexico Bond proposals in the Nov. 4 general election would provide almost $18 million for Roosevelt and Curry County schools,

Dodgers’ executive has Portales ties

Jill Bukowski e-mails to report a former Portales High School student is working for the Los Angeles Dodgers as assistant general manager of scouting. Here’s a bio on Logan White, from a Dodgers’ Web site: http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/community/executives/white.html Google searches reveal White’s first draft selection as a scouting director was Dodgers’ first baseman James Loney, who today […]

Retired general honored for Cannon efforts

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Military supporters around New Mexico say they couldn’t succeed without the efforts of Hanson Scott. Scott insists it’s a mutual partnership. “What we’ve had is a team working together in the state,” said Scott, who was named the Public Sector Official of the Year by the Association of Defense […]

No arrests made in shooting

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Portales Police dispatch received a call from Roosevelt General Hospital at 5:10 a.m., reporting a male subject with a gunshot wound to the leg being treated in the emergency room, according to […]

Software glitch found, election results released

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Curry County Commission candidate Lisa Dunagan, right, and her campaign manager Brenda Miller monitor election results on their phones Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Dunagan ran against Seth Martin for the Republican seat in District 4. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After a ballot-counting mistake that pushed into […]

AG headed for Fort Sumner

The New Mexico Attorney General’s “Road Show” is on its way to eastern New Mexico.

West nominated for brigadier general

By CNJ Staff Col. Scott D. West, a former Cannon Air Force Base wing commander, was among the 29 colonels in line to be considered for promotion to brigadier general. West now serves as the commander of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. He served as […]