Officials: Stimulus package should help homeowners and schools

By Garbiel Monte and Argen Duncan As a stimulus package aimed at infusing almost $800 billion into the economy hurtles through Congress on its way to the president’s desk, eastern New Mexico residents are hopeful it boosts the economy. Eastern New Mexico officials said the package should include money to help homeowners fight foreclosure and […]

Clovis readies projects for stimulus package

Gabriel Monte As Congress debates the size of an economic stimulus package aimed at creating jobs by funding “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, Clovis is working to get two projects ready for the bill, according to city officials. City Manager Joe Thomas said replacing the Hull Street overpass and improving the city’s wastewater treatment plant are two […]

Clovis police, Cannon experts called in for suspicious package

CNJ Staff Clovis police and Cannon Air Force Base explosive experts were called in Thursday night after a baseball team spotted a suspicious item at Bell Park. Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said about 8:30 p.m. Cannon Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians were in the process of X-raying the item to determine if […]

Senate approves funding for Cannon

CNJ staff A supplemental spending package that would help to purchase 30 special operations aircraft and fund a construction project at Cannon Air Force Base cleared another hurdle, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that includes the Air Force’s request for $8 million to construct […]

Bush, House make tax rebate deal to stimulate spending

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With unprecedented speed and cooperation, Congress and the White House forged a deal Thursday to begin rushing tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers by spring, hoping they will spend the money just as quickly and jolt the ailing economy to life. Rebates would be even higher […]

Bingaman participates in economic stimulus hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today participated in a Senate Finance Committee hearing to discuss what actions should be taken to stimulate the economy.             Bingaman is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which will write the Senate’s version of a stimulus package.  At the hearing, Senators discussed the need to pass a […]

Domenici advocates larger economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today suggested that federal policymakers are offering “too little, too late” in terms of keeping the American economy from sliding into a recession, and suggested significantly increasing the size of an economic stimulus package.             Domenici, the former long-time chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, on Monday issued the […]

Anti-drug package will only worsen problem in Mexico

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush confirmed last week, at the U.S.-Canada-Mexico “summit” meeting, that the U.S. is planning a “robust” aid package to help Mexico combat the illegal drug trade. There is little question Mexico is experiencing a tragic wave of violence as various drug cartels battle among themselves and with the federales. But throwing […]

Blackmail affects Clovis citizen

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Arthur E. Curren, first newspaper publisher in Clovis, told a strange story that happened in Clovis in its early days. Curren had come to Clovis from California in 1929. He came to celebrate the joining of his old Clovis News to the Clovis Journal and creating the Clovis Evening News-Journal. Arthur […]

More money, fewer duties; sign me up

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Dear editors, Just a heads up here that I probably will be quitting the column. Let’s keep it just between us. If word leaks to the readers, I am going to be flooded with e-mails saying … “Promise?” Let me take this opportunity to apologize for having recently exposed the […]

GOP lawmakers want to undo some immigration laws

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Republican lawmakers in both houses want to undo state laws allowing some undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses and to qualify for in-state tuition and lottery scholarships. The bills, introduced Wednesday, are part of an immigration package that also includes non-binding memorials asking Gov. Bill Richardson […]

Clovis officials seek redevelopment tax

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Local officials want the state to authorize a special redevelopment tax, but city commissioners would have to approve it before it could be enacted, according to a local economic development official. The potential tax is part of a five-pronged package the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial […]

Suspicious package product of complacency

Master Sgt. Richard Waters The recent terror attacks against our British brethren in the war against terrorism are a stark and unfortunate reminder that modern terrorists have the ability and fortitude to strike anywhere, at anytime. Everyone, regardless of whether they are military or civilian, can be a target or a sensor in the war […]

Shipping gifts more than pack and send

CNJ staff reports CNJ STAFF The official holiday season is nearly here. Buying gifts for loved-ones in other cities and countries is only the first step. Next, you have to get the gifts to them. UPS, FedEx and DHL are all closed on Christmas Day, company representatives said, so you will need to plan to […]

Congress approves funding for Cannon

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici on Monday said he fully expects President Bush to quickly sign into law a military construction bill that includes $9.5 million to construct a consolidated airmen’s center at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from the senator’s office. The Senate on Monday gave final […]