Task force discusses fixed bus route proposal

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Angela Harvey of Clovis drives a CATS bus down 5th street Thursday after picking up a passenger. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Loretta Fogerson said her day care’s summer program could be a casualty of a fixed bus route system the city’s public transportation provider is proposing. The proposal […]

Donation proposal indecent

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist My grandparents, “Nonni” in Italy, always told me that decency goes a long way. When they took me and my cousins to the playground they gently reminded me to be polite even if I had “disagreements” with the other kids. When I ran to them complaining about someone using bad […]

Proposal would allow student publications to be reviewed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board is proposing that all student publications will be reviewed by the principal before being published. The proposal would allow students the right to appeal to the superintendent changes to the publication and possibly the school board. A move to establish more oversight was triggered by […]

Commission visits Tucumcari to hear “racino” proposal

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. […]

Tucumcari wants to go racin’

Thursday will be a big day for Tucumcari. That’s when the New Mexico Racing Commission comes to town for a 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center, where it will hear investors’ proposal for a racetrack and casino.

Alcohol sales on Bailey County ballot

CNJ staff A Bailey County commissioner gathered enough signatures on a petition to add an alcohol sales proposal to November’s general election ballot. Bailey County Clerk Paula Benton said the county certified 747 signatures on Commissioner Juan Chavez’ petition earlier this month. She said Chavez needed 545 signatures to have the petition to allow packaged […]

Proposal aims for paternity leave

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist About 76,000 active duty service members will father babies next year if recent military birthrates hold.

Aviation board discusses safety measures

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Civil Aviation Board discussed during its monthly meeting Tuesday a proposal aimed at safer traffic measures at Clovis Municipal Airport through stricter access to airspace. The proposal would call for an air traffic controller and limit access to the airport’s airspace — a five-mile radius around the airport […]

New proposal would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Out on the campaign trail, most of the presidential candidates have been going on at length about how important it is that affordable health insurance be made available to every American. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has taken a significant step toward making that goal unobtainable. At least the affordable part. By […]

Voters OK Sunday alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte CNJ Staff Writer Clovis voters approved a proposal to allow Sunday alcohol sales in bars and restaurants in Tuesday’s municipal election. More than 55 percent of 5,264 votes cast addressing the initiative were in favor of Sunday sales that would be limited to purchases by the glass. City attorney Dave Richards said […]

Alcohol sales proposal on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sunday alcohol sales could boost the local economy and make Clovis more attractive to more businesses, according to proponents. But allowing one more day of the week to sell alcohol could lead to more alcohol-related crimes and sends the wrong message to the youth, according to critics. Voters will […]

Domestic partnership clears N.M. House

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer A domestic partnership bill passed Tuesday by the House is a positive step, according to the leader of a Clovis church that openly accepts gay people. The bill would allow gay and heterosexual couples to form domestic partnerships and enjoy the same rights and benefits as married couples. “It […]

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A proposal to stage the Curry County Fair at the Clovis Air Terminal was under consideration by the county commissioners following a meeting with D.J. McIsaac, terminal manager. … More than 120 people attended the Clovis Quarterback Club’s football appreciation dinner at the Colonial Club. … Children’s cowboy boots could be purchased for $3.99 at […]

Alcohol sales petition sports half total signatures needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Petitioners have collected about half the signatures required to put a proposal on the March municipal election ballot to allow Sunday alcohol sales, according to organizers. Committee for Clovis Progress spokesman Robin Howe said Monday about 1,200 signatures have been collected, but only about 350 are qualified signatures. Howe […]

Clovis superintendent recommends not putting vocational bond on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm believes voters need more information before deciding whether to fund a vocational center for Clovis High School students. School officials were considering asking voters to approve a $12.5 million school bond tax to build a Career and Technical Institute. Seidenwurm said she made her […]

Special ops transition finalized

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Courtesy photo: Sue Sap, U.S. Air Force The first-of-its-kind MC-130W was presented to Air Force Special Operations Command in a ceremony at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., in June of 2006. The highly modified C-130 will replace special operations aircraft lost in combat. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to […]

Impact study based on three proposals

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The Cannon Air Force Base Environmental Impact Statement is based on a three-prong proposal by Air Force Special Operations Command. The EIS studies the effect of those proposals on the surrounding environment, scrutinizing everything from air, noise and water impact to potential socioeconomic outcomes. Two of the proposals offer […]

Broad Military Commissions Act needs revision

By Freedom Newspapers Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat with presidential aspirations and a large war chest, has introduced legislation that would significantly alter the Military Commissions Act passed last fall by defining narrowly what it means to be an “enemy combatant” and restore habeas corpus rights to all detainees in U.S. custody. The proposal […]

Division might cure federal budget busting

By Freedom Newspapers We’re about to find out whether divided government really means more prudent spending by the government, as some of us have hoped. President Bush’s $2.9 trillion budget spending proposal, delivered Monday, offers a small dollop of hope. Whether the newly empowered Democratic majority in Congress shreds it by insisting on higher domestic […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer What: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting When: 5:30 p.m. today Where: The Clovis High School Lecture Hall to accommodate a larger crowd. On the agenda: Board members will vote on the proposal to realign Clovis Junior High Schools. If it passes: A ninth-grade academy will be created […]