Garza, Madrid, Stoddard win commission seats

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks From left to right, Claire Burroughes, Clovis community director, Joanne King, election deputy clerk, Joe Thomas, city manager, watch as city clerk Leighann Melancon tallies ballots Tuesday night at city hall. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Voters returned two incumbents, and added another Curry County commissioner to the ranks […]

Many residents are Texas Tech fans

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis football fans not only bleed Wildcat purple, but also a little Texas Tech scarlet and black mixed in. Well, maybe a lot. Dee Madrid, who owns Sports Connection on Prince Street, said she sold out of Texas Tech merchandise before the game. “I was bombarded Saturday,” Madrid said. […]

February 26, 2008 Military Digest

Madrid Air Force Airman Fabian J. Madrid has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Sylvia Madrid of Clovis. Madrid is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School. Thompson Air Force Airman Crystal A. Thompson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air […]

Early voting begins

CNJ staff Early voting for the March 4 Clovis Municipal Election started Wednesday at the Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 Connelly St. Early voting will be open until the end of the month. Four commissioner seats and a mayor position are up for election. A proposal to allow Sunday alcohol sales is also on […]

Six file for mayoral race

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The list of Clovis’ mayoral candidates swelled to six on Tuesday as a retired restaurant owner and city newcomer joined four candidates who announced last month. Rudy Kumar, a respiratory therapist who moved to Clovis just a few days ago from California, and Mario Martinez, a longtime Clovis resident, […]

Election chatter heard ’round table

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist An exhaustive political season and its climatic November showdown still have people talking. Snippets of conversations that might take place at Thanksgiving dinner tables around New Mexico. At a mansion in Santa Fe: “The thing I am most grateful about, and I think most New Mexicans are grateful about, is […]

Some things impossible to understand

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Things I will never understand, no matter how old I grow, how smart I get, or how much I read: • Why New Mexico charges you a $3 “convenience fee” for paying certain taxes online when, it would seem, it is more convenient to the state than to the taxpayer. […]

Politicians present seedy showdowns

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Political junkies anticipate October of election year with the same fervor a Cowboy nut paints his face blue when Dallas makes it to the Super Bowl. Political nastiness is endemic to the nation, but it doesn’t get much better than the eye gouging and ankle kicking of New Mexico politics […]

Tax dollars not meant for political gain

By Ned Cantwell: state columnist Stop what you are doing right now. Get a pad and pencil. This is important. What I am about to report will save you thousands. Ready? OK, here goes: If you buy generic drugs rather than brand-name drugs it will be cheaper. A whole lot cheaper! Listen, don’t lavish e-mail […]

Candidate’s campaign intent questioned

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer His opponents claim Edwin Perales II is unfairly trying to capitalize on his father’s political success. Not true, Perales II says. He can’t help it if he has the same name as his father, two-term Curry County Commissioner Edwin Perales Jr. “I’ve been Edwin Perales since kindergarten,” Perales II […]