Patrick Lyons secures Public Regulation Commission position

Kevin Wilson Patrick Lyons has secured another four years in state government. The former state senator and current land commissioner handily won his race for District 2 of the Public Regulation Commission, defeating Democrat Stephanie L. DuBois of Tularosa. As of 10:22 p.m., Lyons had garnered 54,351 votes against 25,360 for DuBois. Lyons, a Republican […]

Wednesday morning briefing: St. Pat’s wishes, life at Eastern and milk does NM good

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Blessings of the green type It’s a special day so let’s start it off with an old Irish blessing: “May the best day of your past, be the worst day of your future.” Life at Eastern Clayton Carrell, a freshman from Abilene, […]

Land commissioner defends request for legal fees

By Steven Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican State Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons, who also sits on the State Investment Council, on Monday defended the SIC’s request for millions of dollars in additional legal fees to a San Francisco law firm conducting an internal review of documents related to federal investigations of state investment practices. […]

Lyons to run for new office

CNJ staff Clovis native Patrick Lyons isn’t ready for his career in public service to end next year. Lyons, a 1972 graduate of Clovis High School, is hoping he can parlay his final year as state land commissioner into a successful run to the Public Regulation Commission. As he is term-limited, Lyons will spend 2010’s […]

Fund set up for Maes funeral

A fund to assist with funeral expenses for Patrick Maes, who died Tuesday in Albuquerque, has been established at New Mexico Bank & Trust. Contributions to the Patrick Maes Burial Fund can be made at any NMB&T branch in Clovis, Melrose and Portales.

Police concerned about daytime burglaries

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer A string of daring daylight burglaries means a new police task force for Clovis and a call for public help from law enforcement. The special Clovis Police Department task force hit the streets Monday, following maps showing clusters of burglaries, knocking on doors and talking to neighbors. Capt. Patrick […]

Police investigate drive-by shooting

Freedom New Mexico A Texas man was shot in the leg during a Saturday night drive-by shooting at the Grand Avenue apartments. Clovis police Capt. Patrick Whitney said around 8:30 p.m. William Mitchell was struck near the buttocks by a .45 caliber bullet that bounced up from the pavement. “When the shooting started, he grabbed […]

Man’s nose bitten off in party fight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police say a 34-year-old Curry County man ejected from a party returned with a knife, only to have his nose bitten off in a struggle with other partygoers. But Gilbert Aburto says the police have the story all wrong. He says he’s the victim, that he was trying to […]

Education feature: Geography buff

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School seventh-grader Patrick Merrill’s love of history and geography is taking him to the state-level of the National Geography Bee. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Being the son of a military family, Patrick Merrill learned quickly the best way he could prepare for the family’s next move […]

Celtic band headlines St. Patrick’s Day concert

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Courtesy photo Beoga, a five-piece traditional Celtic band from Ireland, is coming to help Clovis celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Freedom New Mexico Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes Beoga, a five-piece traditional Celtic band from Ireland, as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday […]