Press release: Air quality in several areas of the state to be impacted by two wildfires

(Santa Fe) – Wind conditions in New Mexico Wednesday and Thursday are expected to circulate smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico and Arizona that could cause unhealthy air quality conditions in several areas of the state through June 16. The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Environment Department are reminding residents […]

Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets to perform in Clovis

CNJ staff The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps will be rehearsing today and Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium, according to a news release. The group will rehearse beginning 9 a.m. today and will hold a free community performance 8 p.m. Thursday at Leon Williams Stadium. The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets are a […]

McGee: Life in the not so fast lane

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Why is it that so many drivers break the law? I mean going faster than the speed limit? This came up as The Lady of the House and I rolled over that stretch of U.S. 84 between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner on Memorial Day. Our cruise control was set […]

Military committee to meet in Santa Fe

CNJ staff The Legislative Interim Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee will meet today in Santa Fe, according to a news release. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. The committee will set protocols, discuss their focus areas and develop a work plan for the interim session, the release said. The […]

Education digest — June 2

Education commission meeting June 10 The New Mexico Public Education Commission meets June 10, according to a news release. The meeting will take place 9:30 a.m. in Mabry Hall in the Jerry Apodaca Education Building in Santa Fe. Commissioners will meet for committee sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Agendas can be viewed at […]

Four from Clovis appointed to Military Base Commission

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced several appointments to the state’s Public Safety Advisory Commission and two other commissions. Martinez appointed four Clovis residents to the Military Base Commission. They are Lee Malloy, Tom Phelps, Richard Render and Michael Connolly, a former commander of Cannon Air Force Base. Those appointed […]

Press release: New Mexico National Guard to Host Annual Bataan Ceremony

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico National Guard will host the annual Bataan Ceremony April 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bataan Memorial Building located at 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, N.M.

Analysis: Eastern N.M. could lose in redistricting

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — The once-a-decade exercise of legislative redistricting will produce winners and losers, and Albuquerque’s west side is as close as it comes to a guaranteed winner of more political clout. Because of rapid population growth during the past decade in the city’s sprawling areas west of the […]

Press release: SE region has poorest health in New Mexico

Santa Fe — In general, the Southeast Region of New Mexico has the poorest health status in the state as a result of lower income levels and educational achievement, a higher adult smoking rate, and higher rates of chronic disease and chronic deaths. Current health status data by region and county can be found in […]

Legislature wraps it up

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez wrapped up her first legislative session Saturday, having made good on campaign promises to reach agreement on a balanced budget, trim state spending and crack down on criminals. The Democratic-controlled Legislature handed the freshman Republican executive some key victories in the waning hours of the 60-day session […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Press release: New Mexico Economic Development Department presented the city of Portales with certified community initiative recertification

SANTA FE– New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) presented the City of Portales with Certified Communities Initiative (CCI) recertification on February 15th during the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) meeting. Randy Knudson, Board Chairman along with Portales City Manager, Tom Howell and Roosevelt County Manager, Charlene Harden were in attendance for the award presentation. […]

Anniversaries —

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Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at La Casa Sena Cantina in Santa Fe. The dinner will be hosted by the Barela children: Patricia, Simon, Matthew, Mario and Mark. Reservations can be made at www.lacasasena.com. The couple was married Feb. 17, 1961, in Santa […]

Press Release: Gov. Martinez orders state offices closed Friday, Feb. 4.

SANTA FE – This evening, Governor Susana Martinez continued to work closely with leaders across the state to provide emergency assistance to New Mexicans impacted by interruptions in natural gas and power services caused by record low temperatures. To hasten the supply recovery, Governor Martinez ordered state operations not providing critical services to close tomorrow […]

Press release: Text of Ben Ray Lujan’s speech to state Legislature

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Press release: Curry native joins Roch’s staff

SANTA FE, NM—When the State House of Representatives convened yesterday (Thursday), Curry County native Stephanie Bailey also reported for duty. Bailey, an honors graduate of Texico High School, serves as the legislative assistant for Representative Dennis Roch (R-Texico) “I’m delighted to have Stephanie on board,” said Roch. “She is not only a capable assistant, but […]

Press release: State of the state text

SANTA FE – The following is the text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 18, 2011.

Education digest — Jan. 13

ENMU regents to meeting set in Santa Fe The Eastern New Mexico University board of regents is meeting 3 p.m. Wednesday in Santa Fe at Hotel Santa Fe, according to a news release. The board will hear routine matters and take action on the election of officers and the annual authorization of offices as well […]

Our people: Seasonal Santa

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident Jimmy Craven has played the part of Santa Claus for 12 years and, yes, the beard is real. Clovis resident Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Village and about 40 other engagements during the […]

Breakfast with Santa registration full

Registration is no longer being accepted for the Portales Public Library Breakfast with Santa because the program is full. Participation is limited due to space.