Portales has long history of opposing alcohol sales

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Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico Calvary Baptist Church pastor Brad Morgan says he will actively oppose Sunday sales of alcohol at restaurants in Portales if a petition drive succeeds in forcing a special election. By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Mark it as another chapter in a long and storied struggle over demon alcohol in […]

Portales restaurant owners petition for Sunday liquor sales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Cattle Baron bar tender Donovan Finley prepares a lime for a drink Wednesday at the restaurant. The restaurant is one of three in Portales collecting signatures on a petition calling for a vote on whether to continue the prohibition of liquor sales on Sunday. Argen Duncan A petition is calling […]

Election on: City verifies housing petition signatures

CNJ staff City staff reviewed petition signatures, and enough were verified Tuesday to force a special election on the city’s affordable housing plan, passed May 5 by the Clovis City Commission. The commission will hold a special meeting, tentatively 5:15 p.m. Thursday, to discuss an election for Aug. 2. The city charter allows citizens to […]

Patriots: Enough signatures to force election

A spokesperson for the High Plains Patriots said Saturday they had verified enough petition signatures to force a special election on the city’s affordable housing plan. Kim Runyan, president of the citizens group, said 496 signatures from registered Clovis voters had been verified, with a few more hours left to go Saturday night. That’s 40 […]

Group files petition on affordable housing plan

Liliana Castillo A Clovis citizens group is seeking to put another ordinance to Clovis voters. The High Plains Patriots on Tuesday filed a petition regarding the commission’s passage of an affordable housing plan last week. City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said the petition was submitted and certified Tuesday morning. According to the city charter, a referendum […]

Gross receipts tax petition circulating

Kevin Wilson The countdown has begun for a citizens group to put a gross receipts tax hike to a public vote. The High Plains Patriots have circulated a petition throughout Clovis stating, “The undersigned registered voters of the City of Clovis ask that a special election be conducted on the adoption or rejection of the […]

Clovis resident still wants ruling on video lawsuit

Sharna Johnson The county may have pulled a controversial video from the courthouse lobby before the Nov. 2 election after two Clovis men filed petition for a district court injunction, but the case isn’t being dropped. Clovis resident Al Lewis, one of the petitioners in the case, said he wants a judge’s ruling on the […]

County made right decision taking down video

Freedom New Mexico Growing public outcry and a legal petition filed Monday finally got the attention of Curry County officials. On Wednesday they stopped playing a video in the county courthouse that many residents believe promotes passage of a bond and a tax to pay for a proposed $33 million judicial complex. We applaud the […]

Petition seeks removal of judicial complex video from courthouse lobby

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CNJ file photo Two Clovis men filed a petition Monday asking the court to force Curry County to remove an informational video that plays continuously in the the courthouse lobby. The petition claims the video violates state law regarding campaign materials near polling places. Two Clovis men filed a petition in district court Monday seeking […]

Weekly update — July 4

School board holding special meeting The Clovis Schools board of education is holding a special meeting July 20 to talk about the new middle school site selection. Meanwhile, the High Plains Patriots group is circulating a petition asking the board to reconsider its decision. Will it come up at the meeting? Board President Mark Lansford […]

Weekly update —

Political group pushing middle school petition A local political group is pushing the latest school debate up a grade or two. The High Plains Patriots are circulating a petition asking the Clovis Municipal Schools board of education to rethink the site chosen for the new middle school. The site chosen is more than a mile […]

Freedom Chapter 11 first day motions approved

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, the parent company of Freedom New Mexico, announced Wednesday it has received approval of first-day motions designed to ensure daily operations continue as the company restructures. The relief approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware allows the privately-owned media company to pay employee wages and benefits, […]

Freedom files Chapter 11

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Freedom Communications, parent company of Freedom New Mexico, filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday but said operations aren’t expected to change. The filing was done, “along with a plan-support agreement executed by a steering committee of (Freedom’s) lenders,” according to a company press release. “(The company) has sufficient […]

Hull overpass petition in circulation

CNJ staff A petition is circulating through the city to ask Gov. Bill Richardson to consider making the Hull Street overpass a priority in August’s special session of the state Legislature. City officials said Wednesday the overpass would be closed until is it rebuilt, replaced or removed. A 6 p.m. town hall meeting is scheduled […]

Udall files for U.S. Senate

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Democratic Congressman Tom Udall today filed approximately 14,500 nominating petition signatures with the Secretary of State, solidifying his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Udall, who needs 2,162 valid signatures on nominating petitions from registered Democrats to qualify for the March 15 Pre-primary nominating convention, submitted almost seven times the total […]

Sunday alcohol sales to appear on ballot

Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A local group’s petition will allow Clovis voters to decide in the March 4 municipal election if they want alcohol sales on Sundays in Clovis restaurants. While some city officials think Sunday alcohol sales would be good for the city, others say they will leave it to the voters to decide […]

Alcohol petition turned in to city

CNJ Staff A group that wants city residents to vote on allowing the sale of alcohol by the glass on Sundays turned in its petition by the Friday deadline, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon. The County Clerk’s office has until this Friday to verify signatures on a petition, Melancon said. She said the Clovis […]

Deadline to submit petition for alcohol sales draws near

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MCT photo: Bill Hogan Committee for Clovis Progress spokesperson Robin Howe said his group has collected about 2,000 signatures from patrons who want the issue of Sunday alcohol sales on the next election ballot. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The deadline to submit a petition proposing Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants and bars is […]

Petition gaining steam

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Several Clovis restaurants have become signature collection points to support a petition for alcohol sales on Sundays. The Committee for Clovis Progress started Wednesday its petition to collect 725 signatures from Clovis registered voters to put Sunday Alcohol sales on the March 4 municipal election ballot, according committee spokesperson […]

Citizen starts petition for Sunday alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A city restaurant manager plans to distribute a petition by the end of October to push for Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Robin Howe, who said he is part of a group called the Committee for Clovis Progress, hopes to garner enough signatures to have the proposal on the […]