Press Release: Governor urges citizen action in tribute to Vitenam vets

Governor Bill Richardson today issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

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 […]

Richardson announces tax holiday

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson today announced the 5th Annual Back-To-School Tax Holiday to help New Mexico families save money on their back-to-school supplies. The tax holiday starts Friday, August 7th and will end at midnight Sunday, August 9th, 2009. “Every year New Mexicans look forward to the back-to-school tax holiday and this year […]

Governor secures Hull Street overpass money

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is delivering on a promise made in a Clovis visit last May, announcing Thursday that he has secured the money to replace the Hull Street bridge. The bridge is one of four eastern new Mexico road projects Richardson said will be paid for by combing state and federal dollars. […]

Governor Bill Richardson, NMORR announce $16 million in additional local road and transit construction projects

SANTA FE- Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment today announced the approval of an additional $16.1 million worth of local road and transit construction projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Several of the projects are in Curry and Roosevelt County and include the Hull Street Bridge in […]

Richardson plans Hull Street funding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo During his visit to Clovis Tuesday, Gov. Bill Richardson said he intends to secure $5 million in funding needed to repair the Hull Street overpass. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson on Tuesday stopped short of promising, but said he intends to secure $5 million needed to […]

Richardson to visit eastern New Mexico

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Gov. Bill Richardson is planning to visit Fort Sumner, Clovis and Portales today. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is visiting eastern New Mexico today as part of his statewide listening tour. Alarie Ray Garcia, Richardson’s deputy communications director, said the tour has a stop in each New Mexico county. She said […]

Zias’ Thompson, Cruickshank make All-LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson and junior first baseman-pitcher Kristen Cruickshank represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released Thursday by the conference office. Two Zias were chosen for honorable mention — junior second baseman Rebecca Quinones and junior right fielder Alex Mayo […]

Counties await Richardson’s signature for capital outlay projects

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Several area counties are waiting on the signature by Gov. Bill Richardson on Senate Bill 443, which passed with a 65-0 vote Saturday in the House. The bill will reauthorize and extend the time for several of the counties’ existing capital outlay projects, said Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros, D-Questa. […]

State legislature adjourns

The New Mexican What passed (Bills already signed by Gov. Bill Richardson have been noted.): * Death penalty:

Long day, night at Roundhouse

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican In any other year, three days out from the Legislature’s adjournment, the Roundhouse hallways by 9:30 a.m. can be frenetic with lawmakers and lobbyists pondering the fate of their bills. Instead, the halls are mostly quiet, and the coffee maker of the Society of Association Executives is just rumbling […]

March 17, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: four Electronic medical records bill heads to governor The House has approved a measure that would allow patients and doctors to chose to use electronic medical records. Under the measure (SB 278), which is now headed to Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk, patients would re-consent annually to have their information available electronically. […]

Death penalty repeal up to governor

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Friday’s decisive state Senate vote to repeal the death penalty in New Mexico was a direct result of November’s election of several new lawmakers. That’s the opinion expressed both by a leading supporter and by a leading opponent of House Bill 285, which would replace the death penalty with […]

Two ENMU players placed on LSC South hoops teams

CNJ Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore forward Cat Clay was a second-team selection on the the All-Lone Star Conference South Division women’s team in basketball. For the men, ENMU’s Dannon Wafer was chosen honorable mention in selections announced this week by the conference office. Clay led the Zias in scoring (12.8 […]

Richardson appoints Ray Mondragon to State Economic Development Commission

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Raymond Mondragon to the Economic Development State Commission. Mondragon was appointed last month, according to a spokeswoman at the governor’s office. Mondragon, the director of economic development/government relations at ENMR Plateau, replaces George Munoz who resigned from the position after winning a seat in the state senate in November. […]

Governor Appoints New ENMU Student Regent

PORTALES–Governor Bill Richardson has approved Robert Wachter as the new student regent at Eastern New Mexico University.

Regents present Richardson with ENMU letterman jacket

Eastern New Mexico University Regents Chad Lydick and Randy Harris and President Steven Gamble recently presented New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson with a personalized ENMU letter jacket in his Santa Fe office. “We wanted to thank the governor for all he has done for Eastern,” said Chad Lydick, member of the ENMU Board of Regents. […]

Zias picked fifth in South poll

RICHARDSON, Texas — Angelo State is the favorite to win a third consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division softball title, according to a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors plus various media representatives. The Rambelles received 15 of 18 first-place votes and 123 points, while Abilene Christian came in second with 99 points. […]

Hounds picked for eighth in LSC baseball

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked for eighth place in the 12-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll, released Thursday by the LSC office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which went 44-17 overall and 35-7 in the LSC, was favored to repeat its title. The Wildcats drew 19 of 28 […]

LSC to add Incarnate Word in 2010

LSC Sports Information RICHARDSON, Texas — The Lone Star Conference will expand to 16 teams in July 2010 when the league adds San Antonio-based University of Incarnate Word. The LSC Council of Presidents voted unanimously to extend the invitation to Incarnate Word at its annual winter meeting Jan. 16 at the NCAA convention in Washington, […]