Suggested fairgrounds renovations estimated at $7.6 million

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson David Fortner of Populous talks about suggested renovations for the Curry County Fairgrounds master plan during a public meeting Tuesday night at the fairgrounds. About 40 citizens attended the meeting. The master plan will be discussed again during the commission’s May 18 meeting in Grady. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff [...]

Military children deserve recognition

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I received an e-mail asking me why military children get a month all to themselves. The e-mail suggested that it’s not fair military children have some type of preferential treatment or a month dedicated to them when all children should be honored. I agree that all children should be honored, [...]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of having presidential campaigns funded by the taxpayers. Sen. McCain thinks that’s a shame. We think it would be cause for celebration. Sen. Obama announced on Sunday that [...]

Residents warned of counterfeit money circulating

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department has seen an influx in counterfeit bills in the area over the past two weeks, according to Detective Sonny Smith. Smith said the bills are $50 and $100 bills. He said the counterfeiters are purchasing small amounts of goods and receiving legitimate cash back. One warrant has been issued [...]

Proposed annexation measure approved

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer To annex, or not to annex? Avelino Chairez and his neighbors on Lazy Lane said no, while Gloria Wicker suggested annexation for her neighbors on a separate matter at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting.The City Commission approved annexation near Lazy Lane, while they decided against Wicker’s suggestion. The commission [...]

Far from the Sere ‘N’ Geti

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Dr. Leslie Morrow meets hyenas Sere ‘N’ Geti Friday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. The hyena pair, Sere, top, and Geti were named by Morrow, whose submission won the Name the Hyenas contest sponsored by the zoo and the Clovis News Journal. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Their native land [...]

Economic growth top priority for local officials

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When business owner Bobby Newman moved to New Mexico 50 years ago, the state, he said, was infamous for three things. “There were three things everybody said about New Mexico: They had the worst roads in the union, we were second only to Louisiana as far as being politically [...]

‘Economy doctor” Greenspan a boon to U.S. market

Freedom Newspapers Alan Greenspan is today more than just the powerful chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose every utterance can send stock markets soaring or swooning and aftershocks rippling through the global economy. Whether one approves or not, he’s become a sort of grandfatherly gadfly, frequently straying from the dry, esoteric business of tweaking interest [...]

Pet safety urged this holiday season

Fireworks help families celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July, but those same fireworks can create problems for family pets, a local animal lover says. Bonnie Cook, in a note to the Clovis News Journal, suggested families may want to take extra precautions about their pets when the booms and the flashes start up. [...]

County to consider tax hike

By Jack King Curry County is facing a $200,000 shortfall in its 2002 budget and may have to increase taxes to cover it, County Manager Geneva Cooper told the commission Tuesday. To cover the shortfall, the county could increase property taxes by 1 or 2 mils of value or increase gross receipts taxes by one-eighths [...]