Officials: Tres Amigas groundbreaking set for July

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Benna Sayyed Groundbreaking for the Tres Amigas superstation that will serve as the nation’s first renewable energy market hub is expected in July, according to Tres Amigas officials. The new power facility to be built on 14,400 acres will be located northeast of Clovis, near the intersection of Hwy 209 and Curry County Rd. 31. […]

County chair to serve in civic leader program

CNJ staff Curry County Commission Chairman Caleb Chandler has been selected to serve in the Air Force Chief of Staff’s civic leader program. Chandler was invited to join the program in a Nov. 22 letter from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz. “I was honored to receive the letter,” Chandler said. “I think […]

Clovis man sentenced for probation violation

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced to serve six years in prison for violating probation that stemmed from a burglary conviction, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Bernardo Rodriguez Jr., 41, was found guilty Sept. 8 of breaking and entering, resisting an officer and concealing identity and was placed on […]

All who serve our country deserve respect

Freedom New Mexico The military’s ban on gays ended Wednesday. It will remain legal for military personnel to secretly hate lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transgendered people. Any member of the military has a right to believe other members are sinners destined for hell. Thoughts, values, beliefs and sexual proclivities are private matters, belonging to individuals. […]

Area businessmen appointed to board

CNJ staff Three eastern New Mexico businessmen will serve in key positions on the New Mexico Restaurant Association board, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the organization. In Clovis, Chris Bryant from Foxy Drive-In and Tom Martin from Taco Box are honorary directors for the association and will continue to serve on the […]

Press release: Tucumcari woman sentenced to five years in bank robbery

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Juana Griego, 20, was sentenced to serve five years in prison for one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Tampering with Evidence. The charges stem from April 12, 2010 when Curry County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery call at American Heritage Bank […]

No trust left for elected officials

No trust left for elected officials When the city of Clovis changes the zoning on the golf course in Colonial Park so they are able to serve liquor, the cost to the city for that liquor license will be minimal — less than $100. If a local businessman tries to purchase a liquor license, the […]

Clovis man picked for state commission

The governor has appointed a Curry County man to serve on the state Water Quality Control Commission. Orville “Hoyt” Pattison is one of two appointed around the state. He served as a state representative from 1963 to 1984, is the president and CEO of O.H. Pattison Engineering; the president and organizer of Clean Funnel Inc.; […]

Pyle elected to third term on insurance board

CNJ staff Curry County Manager Lance Pyle was elected Wednesday to serve a third term on the New Mexico Insurance Authority Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors. The board is comprised of eight members representing 31 of the state’s 33 counties. On the board since 2007, Pyle represents Curry, Eddy, Grant, San Miguel and Valencia Counties, […]

Officials elected to lead us, not serve us

Freedom New Mexico Let’s stop acting like we’re too morally pure to tolerate a sexting fetishist in Congress. Though some great Americans serve in government, an assortment of perverts, cads and garden-variety losers comprise our political class. The boundaries of tolerance for bad behavior were defined nicely in 1983 by four-term Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, […]

Press release: Airline will continue to serve Clovis, Bingaman said

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is renewing New Mexico Airlines’ (Pacific Wings) contract to provide air service to Carlsbad, and Great Lakes’ contracts to provide service to Clovis and Silver City/Hurley/Deming. Under the agreement, New Mexico Airlines will continue to provide two round trips each […]

Governor nominates Clovis woman to commission

CNJ staff Gov. Susanna Martinez has nominated a Clovis woman to serve on the state’s Construction Industries Commission. Lisa Fickling is one of eight nominated from around the state, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The commission is responsible for developing regulations for the state’s construction industry. Fickling serves as controller at […]

Public officials here to serve us

Would you feel comfortable if you had a few hired hands — and maybe a maid, a butler and a gardener — who insisted you had no right to know what they were doing while they worked for you, maybe even locked the doors behind them while around your valuables? Me neither. Then why do […]

Airline service would offer more flights at higher cost

Kevin Wilson A new airline that aims to serve Clovis says it can do more with less — provided customers pick up some of the tab. New Mexico Airlines, a division of Hawaii-based Pacific Wings, is proposing to offer three Albuquerque-Clovis round trips. Unlike previous airlines to serve the Clovis Municipal Airport, NMA plans to […]

Gambling could serve as source of revenue

Freedom New Mexico Gambling proponents once again are hoping that this will be the year Texas lawmakers finally allow gambling enterprises to establish themselves in the state. The issue could help reveal just what kind of “reform-minded” candidates were elected to the Legislature in November. Expanded gambling opportunities (limited pari-mutuel betting already is allowed in […]

Inmate mistakenly released third this year

Sharna Johnson Law enforcement is seeking a Curry County inmate who was released from the jail by mistake just under a month ago. Andrew Roldan, 24, was released from the jail Oct. 17. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Wednesday that Roldan had been ordered to serve a 250-day sentence with no good time after violating his […]

Congress should end ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy

Freedom Newspapers The Obama administration has disappointed some advocates of allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the armed forces by appealing a federal court decision that would have eliminated the rather hypocritical “don’t ask don’t tell” policy that now applies to gays in the military. It seems fairly clear, however, that the administration’s move, which […]

Couple’s mishap should serve as warning

Freedom Newspapers More than a week has passed since Tiffany Young-Hartley reported her husband was fatally shot as they rode personal watercraft on International Falcon Reservoir, southeast of Laredo, Texas. She has made the rounds of national news shows describing the attack on the two of them, and demanding that her husband’s body be turned […]

UT shooting should serve as wake up call

Freedom New Mexico Call it signs of the times. After news spread that a man armed with an automatic weapon had opened fire at the University of Texas at Austin campus, two other universities — Texas Tech in Lubbock and the UT Medical Branch in Galveston — canceled tests of emergency procedures designed to deal […]

Press release: Portales man sentenced for second-degree murder

Portales, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Isaac Montano, Jr., age 48, was sentenced to serve twenty (20) years in the Department of Corrections for Second Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.