Communities should get a little ‘self pride’

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist There are lots and lots of jokes about hearing voices in one’s head, a supposed sign of instability. I have seen T-shirts and bumper stickers which proclaim “I Hear Voices in my Head, but at Least they Like Me,”and similar sentiments. More serious, of course, is the reality behind the […]

Judge delays decision in Isler hearing

Freedom New Mexico As of Friday there was no decision by a federal judge contemplating the status of Clovis High School’s varsity boy’s basketball coach J.D. Isler. At a hearing Wednesday in Santa Fe, U.S. District Judge Martha Vazquez said she might render a decision as early as Friday on Isler’s temporary restraining order. Isler […]

Isler case in federal court Wednesday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The attorney for J.D. Isler says a federal court hearing Wednesday in Albuquerque could determine his client’s future as coach of the Clovis High School boys basketball team. Isler’s attorney, Warren Frost, said he will argue for the continuation of a restraining order allowing Isler to continue coaching. The […]

Legislators to hear requests from city, county officials

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Legislators may be hearing a few requests for the upcoming session. But there’s little hope they’ll be able to grant them. A rough financial forecast has legislators pessimistic capital outlay will be available for needs city and county organizations will have during Friday’s Clovis/Curry County Legislative Breakfast. The event, […]

Bingaman holds hearing on pending administration nominations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting to consider pending nominations. The Energy Committee will vote on the nominations of James Markowsky to be assistant secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy); Warren Miller Jr. to be assistant secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy) and director of the […]

Bingaman chairs hearing of New Mexican for top Bureau of Reclamation job

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today presided over the confirmation hearing of New Mexican Michael L. Connor, who was nominated by President Obama to lead the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). Connor graduated from Las Cruces High School and earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Euthanasia rules announced, hearing scheduled

Albuquerque – Animal euthanasia rules are now available to the public and a date for a public hearing has been set. The Animal Sheltering Services Board has made the proposed rules on animal shelter euthanasia services available for the public at http://www.rld.state.nm.us/AnimalSheltering/ruleslaw.html and invites the public to attend a hearing to discuss the rules on […]

Woman’s death nicknamed ‘bathtub murder’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the early afternoon hours of Saturday, June 19, 1993, concerned neighbors reported hearing a scuffle and a woman’s screams coming from a duplex at 406 S. Avenue B in Portales. Police entered an unlocked front door to find 21-year-old Catherine Elizabeth Kelton dead in a partially filled bathtub, […]

Public hearing scheduled for proposed school personnel and licensure rules

The New Mexico Public Education Department gives notice that the Department will conduct a public hearing from 10:00 a.m. to noon on April 29, 2009 in the Jerry Apodaca Building, Mabry Hall, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501. The purpose of the public hearing will be to obtain input on School Personnel and […]

Bingaman to chair hearing on insurance coverage

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will chair a hearing in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on insurance market reform.

Bingaman to hold energy committee hearing regarding energy development on public lands

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine energy development on federal lands, including the Outer Continental Shelf.

Bingaman to hold hearing on energy and water bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Tuesday will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on legislation he has introduced with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), which aims to improve the understanding of the relationship between energy and water and how it can be used to write effective policy in the two areas.

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Music enriches lives

By Anna Skaggs Music in my life has been like breathing. I grew up in a second-generation Czech family, the Grisaks. Everyone in my family played a musical instrument sang and learned to whistle tunes. I grew up thinking the whole world loved music. Favorite childhood memories were hearing daddy playing Celtic, gypsy and bluegrass […]

State game hearing seeks public input

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Photo: Courtesy of Game and Fish Department The oryx, an African antelope, was introduced between 1969-1977 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. It is one of several species at the center of a special State Game CNJ staff Confusion over proposed new rules for hunting on private property in New Mexico is […]

Bookout’s pretrial hearing postponed

CNJ staff A pretrial hearing in Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout’s public records tampering case has been postponed, according to court officials. The hearing was scheduled for today. A new hearing date has not been set, a clerk with the 9th Judicial District Court said Monday. It is unclear if the delay will effect the […]

Agenda for Tucumcari Racing Commission hearing

To view a copy of the agenda for tonight’s Racing Commission hearing in Tucumcari, click on the link below. Hearing agenda

Public hearing canceled

A public hearing regarding a burn ban ordinance in Curry County scheduled for Friday is canceled, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The county has decided not to pursue the ordinance.

Ute bill gets subcommittee hearing

WASHINGTON — The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power held a hearing today to consider the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Projects Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M. in the House to help eastern New Mexico meet future water needs. H.R. 5710, which was introduced in the House and Senate […]

Bingaman to hold Ute pipeline hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Thursday will hold an Energy and Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee hearing on legislation he wrote to help meet eastern New Mexico’s future water needs.