County: No Constitution resolution despite what you read

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer The Curry County Commission will be discussing numerous issues Tuesday morning in Texico, including the Trek for Trash, juvenile detainee housing agreements and service contract renewals. What they won’t be discussing — despite previous advertisements to the contrary — is a resolution supporting the Constitution. “ Nobody’s contacted me […]

Base planning meeting to cover transition issues, renewable energy

CNJ staff This quarter’s state Military Base Planning Commission meeting will include presentations on transition issues at Cannon Air Force Base and renewable energy projects, said Office of Military Base Planning and Support Director Hanson Scott. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Community College board room. Twenty-seventh Special Operations Wing […]

Letter to the editor: Group strives to inform voters

Group strives to inform voters I am president of the High Plains Patriots, a non-partisan group whose purpose is to ensure American voters are informed and educated on political issues. Twice last month, we had this opportunity. First, was the town hall meeting with U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and approximately 450 people attended on […]

Jail issues linger

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File photo Following the escape, officials rushed to correct deficiencies at the jail. Workers can be seen doing repairs in this photo of one of the pods at the jail. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two huge mistakes just weeks before the one-year anniversary of a major escape that focused national attention on Clovis […]

First person: Livestock auction owner appointed to livestock marketing board

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Charlie Rogers was appointed to the Livestock Marketing Association. He has been with the Clovis Livestock Auction for 22 years. By Liliana Castillo Charlie Rogers of Clovis was elected this year to a two-year term on the the Livestock Marketing Association board. Rogers has been with the Clovis Livestock […]

Tuesday’s with Tom: Udall Talks about Veteran’s Issues as Well as the Ongoing Health Care Debate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today talked with radio reporters from around the state about topics including committee approval of his initiative to require training for flight attendants and gate agents to deal with intoxicated or belligerent passengers, the ongoing health care debate, and veterans issues. If you are interested in obtaining an .mp3 […]

Afghanistan no longer bigger threat to U.S.

Freedom New Mexico Most of the chatter in Washington is still about domestic issues and how the Obama administration is doing now that the bloom is starting to fade. Will the Senate approve the cap-and-trade bill? How many Republicans will vote to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor? Will further nationalization of health care be passed at […]

Bingaman will be honored for his conservation work

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will be honored on Wednesday by the Wilderness Society for his work on land conservation issues.

Letter to the editor: Lack of pool facilities problem

In his Sunday column, Clyde Davis pointed out that Clovis could use more public pools. The lack of swimming facilities was one of the issues raised in a study related to United States Air Force personnel moving to Cannon AFB. This is definitely a problem in Clovis. Potter Pool, like any outdoor pool, is closed […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to attend Homeland Security task force

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Immigration reform needs to create a balance between immigration and industry, according to Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. Denish, who spoke to the Clovis News Journal Thursday, is attending a task force today with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address border and immigration issues. Napolitano is […]

National debt needs attention

With all the issues causing Americans to look at the financial health of our country, here’s something that should worry us all: I ran across a short Internet movie: “I.O.U.S.A” (www.iousathemovie.com). As you can guess, the film deals with the federal debt and even takes you back through history, detailing America’s debt levels. As of […]

House considers making veterans committee

CNJ staff The House will soon consider a bill creating a committee responsible for studying military and veterans issues across New Mexico. Senate Bill 529 unanimously passed the Senate Monday. The bill would create a joint interim legislative Military and Veterans Affairs Committee to conduct hearings around the state on military and veterans’ issues. The […]

Enacting global mandates hurts U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico A new poll found that people rank global warming dead last, 20th out of 20, among their top concerns. The economy was No. 1, while other economic-related issues unsurprisingly gravitated to the top. The survey conducted Jan. 7-11 asked 1,503 adults on cell phones and landlines to rank 20 issues by importance, […]

Several issues iffy in Santa Fe

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican As if the state’s budget crunch wasn’t enough, lawmakers in the session starting Tuesday will tackle issues from the death penalty to gay marriage. Here’s a look at some key issues and their chances of surviving the next 60 days. Ethics reform It’s a hot topic — […]

Year in review: County faces challenges

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CNJ file photo By April, events will begin taking place at the new Special Events Center. Officials say they anticipate it will thrive and the region will come to depend on it as an entertainment hub and source of economic enrichment. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Packed with frustrations, public scrutiny and controversial issues, […]

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 […]

Key county issues on ballot

Key issues in the races for three Curry County Commission seats: • Curry County Adult Detention Center: Eight inmates at the detention center escaped Aug. 24. Two are still at large — Edward Salas and Louis Chavez. The county is currently in the process of hiring a new detention center administrator since the Aug. 16 […]

Consider issues before casting Tuesday vote

It’s not difficult to find someone willing to tell you who to vote for. Just step a few feet outside your home. Check the mailbox. Answer the phone. Attempt to walk to your voting precinct without someone trying to provide instructions. You won’t hear that from us today. We wouldn’t presume to tell you how […]

Clovis set for state NAACP conference

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The New Mexico NAACP will hold its state conference Friday with a theme on voting, according to State Chapter President Sam Bone. Held at the Mabry Inn, the conference includes workshops discussing the issues raised during the presidential campaign, he said. The State National Association for the Advancement of […]

Community leaders gather to discuss local issues

CNJ staff Curry County hosted a quarterly city/county luncheon Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Among items discussed: • Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Timothy Leahy said the base will host the fall Air Force Special Operations Command’s “Commando rally,” an annual gathering of AFSOC leaders Oct. 20-24. During the rally, Cannon will host […]