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Rudy Kumar: ‘Transparent government’ needed

If Rudy Kumar is elected mayor, he says he will rarely support meeting in executive session. “Politicians are public servants, so we need to have a transparent government. That’s what democracy is all about,” he wrote in an e-mail. See what else he has to say about public access to government information on Editor David […]

Senators issue press release on “Air Force Roadmap”

U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are reviewing the mission impact of a new “Air Force Roadmap.” The report indicates the types of missions and aircraft that could be deployed at New Mexico Air Force bases. The “More Features” section below provides access to the senators’ information. Highlight “Press Releases.” • • • Steve […]

That championship season?

Following a 77-61 win over Eldorado on Tuesday night, the Clovis Wildcats are 15-0 this basketball season. Could this be the city’s best team ever? Clovis has won four New Mexico Activities Association state boys’ basketball championships – in 1930, 1951, 1953 and in 1979. • • • This week’s Web poll asks about the […]

Beer with Sunday meal OK

Clovis’ Jeff Greene is in favor of a proposal that would allow city restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People with drinking problems are going to buy enough on Saturday to last them through Sunday anyway,” he wrote in an e-mail. “We should be able to buy a beer or a glass of wine with […]

Editor takes trip back in time

Billy the Kid is said to have been a frequent visitor to the Portales Springs, no doubt when he was stealing horses and driving them to sell at Old Tascosa in the Texas Panhandle. Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Karl Terry brings the Springs to life in his latest Web log entry: Karl Terry’s blog • […]

Nothing progressive about Sunday drunks

Zane Dalton is a Clovis High School student with a viewpoint: He’s opposed to a proposal that would allow Clovis restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People are asking to be served alcoholic drinks on Sunday in the name of progress. And progress it would be – a quick progression to more DWIs and crashes […]

Web voters: No to Sunday alcohol sales

Sixty-three percent of voters in last week’s Clovis News Journal Web poll said they are opposed to Sunday alcohol sales at Clovis restaurants. Most of those votes were cast Saturday night. About 5 p.m. Saturday, the score was 36-9 in favor of Sunday alcohol sales. The final score was 63-37 opposed. The real election is […]

One vote for Render

Dorothy Nelson says Rube Render is her choice for mayor of Clovis. “He’s retired military, also retired from Lockheed Martin, has a master’s degree in human resources, and is just a genuinely nice guy … all qualities which would serve a mayor well,” she wrote in an e-mail. “Rube seems truly interested in community affairs […]

Zias earn No. 5 spot in South preseason softball poll

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has been chosen for fifth place out of seven teams in the Lone Star Conference South Division’s preseason poll, released Tuesday by the conference office. Defending champion Abilene Christian earned 14 of 18 first-place votes and racked up 122 points to 105 for […]

Hounds have something to prove

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File photoQuarterback Michael Benton set Eastern New Mexico University season records for rushing yards and touchdowns last year. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer o Hounds QB says being picked last in preseason poll will serve as motivation. If junior quarterback Michael Benton has anything to say about it, the Eastern New Mexico University football […]

LSC preseason polls: League does recount on football

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference has taken a recount. After releasing its annual football poll in mid-July showing defending West Texas A&M as the South Division favorite with 88 points, a recheck showed the Buffaloes with 78 points and thus coming in third behind Tarleton State (86) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (80). […]

Hounds picked for LSC South cellar in football

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University football team is hoping recent history repeats itself in the Lone Star Conference South Division. The Greyhounds were picked for last place in the seven-team South’s preseason poll, released on Monday by the conference office. Last year, West Texas A&M was chosen for last place […]

Web poll down until security improved

By David Stevens: Editor Yes, the Clovis News Journal’s Web poll is down again. That’s because we’ve been hacked again. Voters seemed evenly divided on the issue of closing Ranchvale school last week, until sometime on Thanksgiving when the number who wanted to keep the school open went from 60-something to 800-something in the time […]

Hounds picked as underdog in LSC South

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University receiver Derrick Hunter usually doesn’t need a lot of time to get open for a pass. He needed even less time when asked to guess the top pick in the preseason poll for the Lone Star Conference’s South Division. “Kingsville,” Hunter said. Nineteen of the poll’s […]

Making votes count

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Poll workers Codie McDowell (left) and Pam Sury receive instructions Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Months of anticipation and speculation are over. Talks of voter disenfranchisement, rights, turnouts, conflicting polls and political spin will culminate throughout the country today with the reaffirming of George […]

Hounds top pick in LSC preseason hoop poll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Two-time defending champion Eastern New Mexico University has earned the top spot in the Lone Star Conference South Division men’s preseason basketball poll, released last week by the conference office. The Greyhounds received 10 of 18 first-place votes in balloting by coaches, sports information directors and media representatives. Texas A&M-Kingsville […]

Sheriff recall needs to play out in court

Letters to the editor Your coverage of the impending recall of De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves was, well, interesting … especially the comments of Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher. Hatcher is president of that esteemed organization of law enforcement professionals, the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association. Don’t confuse this group with the New Mexico Sheriffs’ […]

Polls: Stevens should mind his tone

David Stevens, Editor Recent polls on our newspaper’s Web site have annoyed some readers, delighted others and sparked a lot of community discussion on the issues. The first poll that attracted multiple telephone calls to my desk ran from Sept. 5 to Sept. 12 and asked: “How do you feel about the pay provided top-level […]

Zias third in LSC volleyball poll

CNJ STAFF RICHARDSON, Texas — West Texas A&M may have captured all seven Lone Star Conference South titles since the league went to divisional play in 1997, but the Lady Buffs are expected to have their work cut out trying to extend that streak this fall. WT earned just eight of 17 first-place votes in […]