City Limits closes bar

CNJ staff Effective Tuesday, Clovis City Limits is shutting down its bar. The package store will remain open, said Sandra Starritt, a manager at the package store. Starritt said, “maybe later on down the road,” the bar could open again. She deferred questions about the bar closure to owner Robert Green. Attempts to contact Green […]

Local experts offer tips on holiday shipping

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Sabrina Gutierrez, an assistant manager at the UPS Office Store in Clovis, wraps decorative glassware Friday at the store. Store employees recommend sending items no later than the second week of December to make sure it will arrive in time for Christmas. Alisa Boswell The time is fast-approaching to mail […]

Congress passes benefits package

It’s unusual for Congress to pass a comprehensive bill to help thousands of veterans with a final legislative sprint that leaves veterans’ service organizations wondering what just happened. But that’s what the Senate and House did last week. After a burst of closed-door compromises, they agreed to and separately passed the Veterans’ Benefits Act of […]

4-4 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. March 14 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Seventh Street for a report of shoplifting. Dispatch relayed a description of the suspect and said he had taken a package of rolling papers from the […]

N.M. lawmakers OK $200 million tax increase package

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — The state Legislature approved a measure Wednesday to raise taxes by more than $200 million next year to help balance the state budget, the largest tax increase package in more two decades. Passage of the measure moved lawmakers close to the finish line of a politically […]

Schools waiting for governor’s signature on education cut package

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Area schools are waiting for Gov. Bill Richardson to sign a package of measures that gives a less than 1 percent budget cut to public education. Clovis Municipal Schools leaders are collecting ideas and looking into ways of cutting corners without hurting education programs. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said nothing […]

Lawmakers finalize deficit fix, adjourn session

The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers on Friday wrapped up their special legislative session, sending Gov. Bill Richardson a package of measures to repair a $650 million budget shortfall this year. “It isn’t pretty. It doesn’t solve the problem; we know that. But it’s a step forward,” Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, […]

President enacts Bingaman-authored public lands and water package

President Barack Obama today signed into law a major water and public lands package written in large part by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman.

Bingaman’s pubic lands bills ready to be signed into law

A package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today cleared a final hurdle and is now on its way to President Obama to be signed into law.

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Cannon to receive $26 million from stimulus package

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is set to receive $26.4 million from the federal economic stimulus package. Capt. Mae-Li Allison of Cannon Public Affairs said $12 million would go to a new Child Development Center, $12.8 million was earmarked for facility improvements and $1.7 million was headed to family housing […]

N.M. SENATORS: N.M. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS SLATED FOR NEARLY $90 MILLION FROM ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today reported that at least $87 million will be spent on upgrades at New Mexico military installations.

Bingman: Senate sends key water bill back to House of Representatives

The U.S. Senate took action today aimed at ensuring enactment of four major water-related bills written by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman. The package, which falls under the jurisdiction of Bingaman’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, passed the Senate in January but was revisited this week in hopes of ensuring speedy passage in the House […]

Sentate approves Bingaman’s public lands bills

For the second time this year, the United States Senate today approved a package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, which contains several provisions to protect important sites in New Mexico.

N.M. CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION UNVEILS RECOVERY PACKAGE RESOURCE GUIDE

WASHINGTON – The New Mexico congressional delegation today unveiled a resource guide designed to help ensure that New Mexico can make the most of the economic recovery package enacted into law last month.

Bingaman discusses omnibus package

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., spoke to radio reporters Tuesday about the economic stimulus package, and the 2009 omnibus spending bill that is before the Senate this week.

Lujan economic recovery tour comes to Clovis

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM will be in Clovis on Thursday meeting with several groups to discuss the stimulus package recently passed in Washington, D.C. The tour begins at 9 a.m. when Curry County Commissioners convene a special meeting to hear a briefing on economic recovery and investment policy. At noon, Lujan is meeting […]

Rep. Lujan to talk stimulus Thursday

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM is in Clovis Thursday, meeting with several groups to discuss the stimulus package recently passed in Washington, D.C.The tour begins at 9 a.m. when Curry County Commissioners will convene a special meeting to hear a briefing on economic recovery and investment policy.At noon, Lujan is meeting with […]

Rep. Lujan Introduces Land and Water Legislation Package

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