Castleberry prevails

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Kathi Holland votes Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. A fourth-grade teacher at Zia, Holland said she used the election to teach her students about civic issues and the importance of voting. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer With his father by his side, Duane Castleberry arrived at the Curry County […]

Election 2006 — Probate Judge

One of the local contested races on the Nov. 7 election ballot is Probate judge. Democrat Gloria Wicker and Republican Kevin Duncan are vying for the position being vacated by Ribble Holloman. Duties: Probate judges work part-time. They transfer the property of the deceased, referring to either the deceased will’s or, in the absence of […]

Military readiness takes precedence over environment

By Freedom Newspapers Nearly everywhere the U.S. military trains, it now finds itself fending off flanking attacks from an enemy within. These environmental extremists say they are concerned about the impacts training activities have on plants and animals, but they also undoubtedly relish the opportunity to champion two liberal causes at once, by undermining the […]

Incumbent Hollis takes magistrate judge position

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The will of 580 people entrusted the Division 2 magistrate judge position to incumbent Richard Hollis during the Tuesday primary election. Hollis, a Republican, will run unopposed in November. The Clovis News Journal was unable to contact the judge early Wednesday morning after Curry County officials released the results. […]

Detention center could gain new purpose

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The founder of a drug and alcohol rehab program is hoping to turn an old Albuquerque detention center into a secure, residential treatment facility for New Mexico addicts in the near future. Renovations of the old jail have yet to begin, according to Second Chances founder Rick Kenery. At […]

Candidate profiles: Roger Hatcher, Richard Hollis

The following are profiles of Republican candidates for Curry County magistrate judge Division 2. Early voting begins May 9 from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Early voting ends the Saturday before the election. The primary is June 6. Roger Hatcher Republican candidate for magistrate judge, Division […]

Judges should eschew personal views

Are federal, state and local justices appointed to office to impose their personal views on society or to interpret law? Is it a judge’s duty to uphold the U.S. Constitution, and state constitutions in the cases of state and local judges, or is it their duty to uphold foreign law and United Nations treaties? Should […]

Zia Elementary fifth-grader advances to national bee

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Zia Elementary fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson, 10, waits in his seat for the next round during the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when […]

Bill would split magistrate elections into two divisions

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A magistrate judge and a district attorney say a bill that would change the way magistrate judges in Curry County are elected is undemocratic. The bill’s sponsor, Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, thinks the bill embodies representative government, and would give minorities more voice. If House Bill 730 passes, Curry […]

Miers nomination hurts president’s support base

CNJ Editorial Conservatives, libertarians and other professed believers in limited, constitutional government have had many reasons to be appalled at the George W. Bush administration. For starters, government spending has gone through the roof, the president has further federalized education, he has yet to veto a single bill of any type, and he continues to […]