Wednesday morning briefing: Horsing around, a free concert and a star passes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Volunteer call Special Olympics New Mexico needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks at the group’s Statewide Equestrian Competition Sept. 16-18 at the Curry County Events Center. For more information contact United Way of Eastern new Mexico at 769-2103. Crowder appointed Gov. […]

Commission makes changes in hotel ‘Plan B’

Kevin Wilson Going with what Mayor Gayla Brumfield called a “Plan B,” the Clovis City Commission passed three items in a special meeting Tuesday regarding the city-owned Hotel Clovis. Tierra Realty Trust of Taos, which plans to convert the building — which many residents regard as a historic gem and/or albatross — into a series […]

Clovis City Commission passes affordable housing plan

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Stephen Crozier, founder and CEO of Tierra Realty of Taos, speaks about his planned renovation of Hotel Clovis during the Thursday Clovis City Commission meeting. Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission met for more than two hours Thursday, and spent much of it debating the merits of an affordable housing […]

County fair theme contest opens Monday

CNJ staff The Curry County Event Center is holding the third annual theme contest for the Curry County Fair. The contest begins Monday and runs through March 7. Themes should be fair-related, and entries should include a name, address/e-mail and phone number. Entries should be sent to Curry County Events Center, Attn: Jan Riley, Event […]

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 […]

Ute funding bill passes both houses

Santa Fe – Last night (Monday) HB 15 a bill to create the Eastern NM Water Utility Authority and provide the structure for distribution of water from Ute Reservoir in Quay County, passed the Senate with a vote of 35-0. On February 4 it passed the House unanimously with a vote of 49-0.

Udall: Senate passes historic health reform legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today voted in favor of historic health care reform legislation that will provide quality, affordable health coverage to 96 percent of New Mexicans while reducing health care costs for individuals, businesses and government. The Senate approved the bill 60-39. The legislation, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care […]

Wildcats hold off Onate

Freedom New Mexico Senior Kyler Brewer-Hill threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Richie Chavez for the only score of the second half and Clovis beat Onate 21-13 in a Class 5A state quarterfinal game Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. Brewer-Hill also had a 64-yard TD pass to Chavez in the first quarter. Jordan Hill added […]

House passes landmark health care bill

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday night to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous. The 220-215 vote cleared the way […]

Credit Cardholders’ bill of rights passes the house

Today, the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 357to 70. Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Wildfire prevention legislation passes House with Rep. Luj

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVIqngINll0 ]WATCH REP. LUJAN OFFER HIS AMENDMENT Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Land Assistance, Management and Enhancement (FLAME) Act with Rep. Luj

HB 117 Passes Senate

College of Santa Fe takeover bill passes House committee

By John Sena: The New Mexican SANTA FE — The House Education Committee on Friday morning narrowly approved a bill that would give a state institution the authority to take over the College of Santa Fe. Members voted 6-5 to approve House Bill 577, which was introduced by Rep. Lucky Varela, D-Santa Fe, and outlines […]

House passes lethal injection bill

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city commission’s recent decision to stay with carbon monoxide and reject euthanizing unwanted animals by lethal injection may have just run out of gas. A bill sailed through the New Mexico House on Thursday on a 62-3 vote prohibits the use of gas chambers to euthanize animals. If […]

Feb. 10, 2009 Legislative Tidbits

Days remaining in session: 39 Autism bill passes Senate A measure requiring private health insurance companies to cover autism treatment passed the Senate Monday. If the House and Gov. Bill Richardson sign on, autism coverage would include screening and treatment through speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and applied behavioral analysis, according to the Senate […]

Legislative roundup: Feed bill passes house

The New Mexican Legislative Roundup Days remaining in session: 58 Feed bill passes House The Legislature’s 60-day session will cost taxpayers $138,778 a day. A bill to pay for operations of the session was approved on Wednesday by the House. There was no debate or questions about the spending measure before it passed unanimously and […]

Bailout bill passes

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis: The Associated Press

Baskett catches career-best eight passes

CNJ staff Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught a career-high eight passes for 85 yards to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat Pittsburgh 15-6 on Sunday. For the season, the third-year wide receiver and 2001 Clovis graduate has 12 catches for 197 yards and one touchdown.

Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

CNJ staff FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback Tom […]

Cannon funding passes Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains key funding for Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The bill, which primarily funds operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, contains $364 million to purchase seven MC-130J model Combat Talon II, five of which will be headed to […]