Nader may not win, but can effect change

Freedom Newspapers Although we have disagreements with him on many issues, we welcome Ralph Nader into the 2004 presidential race. We long have favored giving voters more choices than those offered by what he derides as the Republican-Democrat “duopoly.” Nader ran in 2000 on the Green Party ticket and helped shave votes from Al Gore. […]

Republicans discuss issues at state convention

By Darrell Todd Maurina Saturday’s meeting of the Curry County Republican Convention didn’t have much official business on its agenda — 14 delegates were elected by unanimous consent to a state convention expected to be quiet with little business — but it provided an opportunity for State Rep. Anna Crook and State Sen. Clint Harden […]

NMAA focused on rebuilding image

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Neil Nuttall talks about the upcoming challenges that he is going to face as president of the NMAA board of directors. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White The state’s governing body for high school athletics has an image problem, according to the organization’s newly elected board president. Clovis Schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall said financial […]

Water issues program tapped to air Thursday

Thirsty to air out your water concerns? Panelists from local and state agencies will be on hand to answer questions about water issues when Portales public television station KENW-TV broadcasts “Just Add Water: Facing New Mexico’s Water Issues” live at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Panelists will be Estevan Lopez, director of the state Interstate Stream […]

Not all of 2003′s news was noteworthy

Ned Cantwell You probably don’t care much what I think as we enter a new year, but I’ll tell you anyway. >About New Mexico Politics: Aside from watching the state GOP shoot itself in the foot, political junkies will have to amuse themselves with watching the money changers. The upcoming 30-day session limits itself to […]

Cannon, water top priorities for Clovis planners

By Darrell Todd Maurina Water and the retention of Cannon Air Force Base are among Clovis’ highest priorities for continued and expanded growth, community leaders said Monday. “Without water, we cannot have economic development,” City Manager Ray Mondragon said. “We have (Base Realignment and Closure) 2005 coming up and we’ve got to look at these […]

Making fitness a function of military life a great program

Chief Master Sgt. James Randall Editor’s note: James Randall is the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. His diary will continue through Friday. My Tuesday: The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. At 5:50 a.m. I was at the Fitness Center getting a PT (physical training) session […]

Veterans focus on benefits

By Darrell Todd Maurina The New Mexico Secretary of Veterans Affairs has agreed to work with the Clovis United Veterans Council to draft a letter to Gov. Bill Richardson asking that he endorse “concurrent receipt” of military retiree pensions and disability benefits. Veterans Affairs Secretary John Garcia met with veterans in Clovis Saturday afternoon. Obtaining […]

Meeting to include Veterans’ services secretary

Darrell Todd Maurina The state veterans’ service officer for east central New Mexico hopes for a large turnout at a special Saturday afternoon meeting in Clovis to discuss veterans affairs with the secretary of the state’s Department of Veteran’s Services. “I’ve got 200 chairs and I’d like to have about 300 people,” said John Fondrick, […]

Taxes, water highlight ACI Issues Roundtable

By Gary Mitchell The shortage of physicians, the depletion of water resources and the need for better roads topped the list of concerns during the annual ACI Issues Roundtable breakfast Friday at the Clovis Holiday Inn. Approximately 30 business and community leaders attended the event, sponsored by the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) and […]