Caleb Chandler won’t seek re-election

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Chandler CNJ staff Caleb Chandler said Tuesday he won’t be seeking re-election as a county commissioner. Chandler made his announcement near the start of the commission’s monthly meeting. He said he wanted to make the announcement before the March 20 filing date for candidates seeking his seat — one of three commission seats open in […]

Legislators seek input through advertising

Kevin Wilson It’s a long road from eastern New Mexico to Santa Fe, and it’s a tough process once a citizen gets to the New Mexico Legislature. A quartet of local legislators have tried, to noted success, to make the process a two-way street of communication by simply asking, “Tell us what you think.” The […]

Fred Van Soelen says he won’t seek third term

CNJ staff Fred Van Soelen announced Tuesday he will not seek a third term in March. “When I first ran for office in 2004,” Van Soelen said in a release, “I had a three-part platform: Improving pay for our police and firefighters, improving our parks, and improving our streets. I believe that the city has […]

Voters seek leaders who have new ideas

Contenders for the Republican nomination for president would best serve voters in tonight’s debate if they focused on ideas and their own records, rather than anti-Obama rhetoric. This debate could be the most telling thus far because it may be the first to feature Texas Gov. Rick Perry alongside the other candidates, should severe wildfires […]

Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks […]

Attorney to seek injunction against Hotel Clovis sign

An attorney who has demanded the city of Clovis remove a “Save me” sign from Hotel Clovis says it will be Monday before he can seek a court injunction. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and their treasurer Kim Runyan, submitted a second letter to the city Friday after demands […]

County will seek bids on paving road near base

Sharna Johnson Curry County will gather bids to surface an alternate route around Curry Road R, which lies along Cannon Air Force Base’s western perimeter — temporarily abandoning plans to improve access to the base’s south gate. The decision was reached in a 4-1 vote Tuesday during a Curry County Commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver […]

Hounds seek LSC tourney berth

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CNJ staff: Tony Bullocks Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe hit .360 with a team-leading six home runs and 41 RBIs for ENMU in the 2010 season. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team has battled to the final weekend in each of the last three seasons trying to make the Lone Star […]

Educators seek budget solutions

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rep. Dennis Roch talked about the New Mexico Legislative Education Study Committee and its plans for education at the meeting Saturday. Liliana Castillo State budget concerns had eastern New Mexico educators huddled in Portales on Saturday to try and come up with a game plan to avoid job cuts and […]

Debate organizers seek public input

Freedom New Mexico KENW-TV and New Mexico First are sponsoring a debate between candidates in the local Congressional District, and are looking for voters to help choose the questions, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University. Candidates for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Lujan and Republican challenger […]

Hounds seek 2-0 start in LSC North

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University defensive end Bracy McCoy assists with a tackle during last week’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce. McCoy had two of the Hounds’ four sacks in the game. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s debut in the Lone Star Conference North Division turned out […]

Melrose elects new mayor

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melrose elected a new mayor Tuesday and raised gross receipts taxes. Tuck Monk with 97 votes was elected mayor by a 19-vote margin over his opponent Donald Harrell. Monk succeeds Lance Pyle, who elected not to seek re-election. “I don’t see any changes when I take office,” Monk said. […]

Bills seek to rein in exempt jobs

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican The issue of exempt employees on state government’s payroll hasn’t gone away this session, despite layoffs of 59 of the governor’s political appointees in January. Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque, again is pushing a measure that would limit the number of exempt state employees to about 400. “The […]

Pyle won’t seek re-election

CNJ staff Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle announced Saturday he will not seek a second term. Pyle said in a press release he is getting married in February and wants to devote more time to his new wife. “I love public service and have truly enjoyed serving the residents of Melrose as their mayor. The Village […]

Press Release: House Republicans seek ideas from public

State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, announced today that the House Republican Caucus has established a new e-mail address where citizens can submit suggestions for how to address the estimated $650 million shortfall in the state budget.

Greyhounds seek first win at Southwestern Oklahoma

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Freedom New Mexico correspondent photo: Zhongming Jiang Eastern New Mexico University center Andrew Ellis, left, battles for position with tackle Justin Ward during Thursday afternoon’s practice. The Greyhounds seek their first win of the season Saturday against Southwestern Oklahoma at Weatherford, Okl By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The old football adage goes that three […]

Amber Alert issued

Freedom New Mexico An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-month old from Andrews, Texas.The Andrews Police Department is searching for Jesse Jaramillo Jr., and seeking Jesse Jaramillo in his abduction.Police are looking for a white 1993 Nissan Maxima with New Mexico license plates (KWF247 or KBK966).Contact: 432-523-5545.

Clovis PD seek missing man

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Courtesy photo Ramon Duran was last seen about 6 p.m. Tuesday. CNJ Staff Clovis police are asking public help to find an 87-year-old man reported missing Wednesday by his family. Police said Ramon Duran was last seen about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Duran is known to walk in the alleys on the west side […]

Military spouses seek residency benefits

By Kimberly Hefling: The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Don’t expect a rush order if you call Joanna Williamson’s jewelry business. She’s a military spouse, and it’s moving season. About 800,000 service members move each year — nearly half during the summer. Moving is a ritual repeated nearly every three years on average for military […]