ENMU teams selected for last in LSC polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball and softball teams are going to make their marks in the Lone Star Conference this spring, they’ll have to do it from the bottom up. ENMU’s squads were both picked for last place — actually, by a fairly wide margin — in the league’s […]

Time for some GOP candidates to call it a day

Freedom New Mexico The TV networks declared Mitt Romney the winner in New Hampshire about five seconds after the polls closed, so commentators had to scramble to find something interesting to say the rest of the night. It wasn’t easy. Mr. Romney had been expected to win Tuesday’s GOP primary and did. Jon Huntsman tried […]

Hotel Clovis redevelopment still possible

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File photo The affordable housing ordinance’s failure — more than 58 percent of voters disapproved — has left a gap in funding that will now have to fill to accomplish the proposed project. Sharna Johnson While the Affordable Housing Ordinance died at the polls Tuesday, a proposed project to redevelop Hotel Clovis isn’t off the […]

Affordable Housing Plan defeated

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Brad Heath of Clovis signs in to vote at Precinct 18 while precinct clerk Pat Moody assists at Zia Elementary School during the affordable housing referendum Tuesday. Heath brought along his son, Brad Heath, 8, to provide him a lesson on his civic duty to vote. Sharna Johnson The mood […]

Affordable Housing Plan election Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Hotel Clovis in downtown Clovis is the center of today’s special election regarding affordable housing. Kevin Wilson Voters head to the polls today to decide the fate of an affordable housing plan for the city. The plan allows an exception to the state’s anti-donation clause for the purpose of […]

Affordable housing plan goes to vote Tuesday

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Sharna Johnson When Clovis voters head to the polls Tuesday, they will decide whether to • give the city authority to reduce private developers’ permitting fees; • donate city-owned property to private developers; • give grants and loans to develop city-owned property in the downtown area; • give grants for weatherization and rehabilitation of privately […]

Preseason LSC polls released

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team has been picked for seventh place in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll in what is now a nine-team league for the sport. Despite the relatively low projection, the Greyhounds received one first-place vote in balloting by LSC football coaches and sports information directors, […]

Gross receipts tax election polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today

Kevin Wilson Today is election day for an ordinance that would increase Clovis’ gross receipts tax to pay for the city’s share of the Ute Water Project. Voting runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ordinance 1953-2011 would impose a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase (25 cents per $100 spent on taxable items), for […]

Election blog: Eastern New Mexico supports native son in AG race

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Bailiff Tommie Means observes the action on election day Tuesday at the courthouse via closed circuit cameras. David Stevens Clovis’ Matt Chandler, running his first statewide race, trailed incumbent Gary King by 21,000 votes with 15 of 33 counties reporting in the attorney general’s race. Curry and Roosevelt counties did […]

Postponing vote on tax cuts lame decision

Freedom New Mexico Accountability took a back seat this week when Democrats in control of Congress decided to postpone voting on extension of the Bush tax cuts until after the Nov. 2 election. We prefer elected officials to be as accountable as possible. Delaying a vote on extending the tax cuts, which expire Jan. 1, […]

Polls show King has 15-point lead over Chandler

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Chandler, King Kevin Wilson A poll on the upcoming attorney general’s race shows incumbent Gary King with a 15-point lead over Matt Chandler heading into November’s general election. King, a Democrat, was chosen by 48 percent of poll respondents, while Chandler, currently serving his second term as the district attorney for the state’s 9th Judicial […]

Election blog: At least five AGs have come from Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Max Best of Clovis places his ballot into a voting machine Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. Best said it his civic duty to vote, “you can’t complain if you’re not taking part.” By David Stevens: FNM editor Tuesday night’s blog reported at least four New Mexico attorneys general have come […]

LSC polls released

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University’s football and volleyball teams have strong seasons in 2009, it will come as a surprise to most of those voting in the Lone Star Conference’s preseason polls. ENMU, which hasn’t won a division game since 2006, was picked for seventh in the seven-team LSC South […]

Editor’s election blog: Stoddard, Bostwick, Chandler, Lyman, Baker all winners — finally

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Paula Vander Dussen, front, and George Vander Dussen cast their vote Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School. OK, now the Curry County vote totals are all in … sorta. About 85 ballots remain uncounted at midnight but the winners appear to be the same as projected about two hours ago. Dan […]

Early voting heavy

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Jill Whitehead, center, passes out absentee ballot to board members Monday, to verify that the ballots meet New Mexico qualifications. According to Beni Dampier, Curry County election coordinator, more people cast early votes this year than in 2004. CNJ Staff As the polls open today, officials said about 40 percent […]

Don’t put much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — Election Day. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign

Time to vote (in our Web polls)

Have you voted in our Web polls lately? They’re at the bottom of our home page:

Problems few in primary voting but tallying delays feared

The Associated Press Save for bad weather and scattered precincts that ran out of ballots, voting appeared to run smoothly Tuesday in four state primaries that drew record voter turnout. Heavy rain, sleet and ice forced at least 10 counties in Ohio to request permission to move, and a few polling spots were running on […]

Obama holds narrow lead, with N.M. caucus still undetermined

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Barack Obama held the narrowest of leads Tuesday over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Mexico’s Democratic caucus. With 69 of 184 precincts reporting, Obama had 48.2 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 47.9 percent, according to preliminary returns. New Mexico’s tight contest was a slice of a coast-to-coast […]

Clinton wins Florida primary but no delegates at stake

By Mike Glover: The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday night, an event that drew no campaigning by any of her presidential rivals and awarded no delegates to the winner. But Clinton promptly declared it a welcome victory. The New York senator, fresh off her lopsided loss […]