Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Candidates rush to file for open seats

CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Democrat candidate for County Commission District 4 Donald Harrell of Melrose draws his number Tuesday for position on the June 5 primary election ballot. Harrell is taking on incumbent Commissioner Wendell Bostwick. Robin Fornoff Retirements sparked a rush of candidates Tuesday to register for three key Curry County offices in […]

Three candidates file in De Baca

CNJ staff Three candidates filed to run for three De Baca County offices Tuesday, the state’s filing day. • Incumbent De Baca County Commissioner George Gonzales filed for re-election to his seat in District 3. Gonzales is a Democrat and is completing his first four-year term. • Democrat Rosalie Gonzales-Joiner filed for county clerk. Gonzales-Joiner […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Help, lucky trout and marching to Montgomery

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Help please United Way of Easter New Mexico needs help decorating for its annual banquet. If you can spare a few minutes, they will be decorating the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom from noon to 3 p.m. today. For more information: 769-2103. Fishing fun Catch the right […]

Three offices open in De Baca County primary

CNJ staff Candidates for De Baca County offices in the June 5 primary have to file from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the De Baca County Clerk’s office. Offices to go before De Baca County voters in 2012 voters in 2012 include: • County clerk. Incumbent republican Laurie Pettigrew is completing her second […]

Police blotter — March 15

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Tuesday • 11:16 a.m.: Caller reported driving by and seeing a male hitting a female and then go inside, 100 block of Aspen. • 11:32 a.m.: Caller reported her ex came into her home uninvited and took items, 2100 block of Howard Cowper. • […]

Police blotter — March 14

Here are police, sheriff and fire call logs from Monday through 11 a.m. Tuesday: • 12:45 a.m.: Caller reported a group of teenagers causing problem in the playground, 4300 block of Lew Wallace Drive. • 12:49 a.m.: Caller reported an unknown male kicked in his door and walked away, 800 block of Beta. • 2:07 […]

What’s happening — March 13

Tuesday Jail bond forum — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex. Information provided on $9.3 million jail bond issue that goes before voters April 3. Information: 763-6016 Republican women — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steak House, Clovis. Guest speaker is Angie Spears, Republican candidate for state Senate. Information: 575-985-2202 Basic computer skills workshop — 9 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Calling young artists and pumpkin for oil

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Art contest The Congressional Art Competition is under way. This annual competition allows members of Congress to display the talent and creativity of their high school constituents. All entries from students in eastern New Mexico must be submitted to Sen. Ben Ray Luj

Absentee, early voting begins on bond issue

CNJ staff Absentee and early voting started Tuesday for a special $9.3 bond issue referendum on April 3, according to Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman. Ballots can be obtained at the clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is the only location to cast early and absentee ballots, Lyman said. Office hours are 8 a.m. until […]

Local, national elections gearing up

Kevin Wilson The first Tuesday in November is Election Day. The first Tuesday in March is one of the most important dates leading up to it. “Super Tuesday,” as it’s widely known, is one of the biggest days in the primary process, with 10 states holding primaries or caucuses. States holding primaries include Georgia, Massachusetts, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Show time and a tax scam

Good morning, and welcome to the Clovis Media, Inc. Tuesday morning briefing. And Bingo was the show … oh: The Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series is bringing “The Queen of Bingo,” hailed as a play in the style of “The Carol Burnett Show.” The show is 7 p.m. March 21 at Marshall Auditorium. Tickets […]

Commission candidates share views

Kevin Wilson Clovis City Commission candidates spoke at the Q101.5 forum Tuesday night about quality of life, water and roads, and exactly how to pay for all of those things. The forum included both candidates from the District 4 race — incumbent Chris Bryant and challenger R.L. “Rube” Render — and one candidate each from […]

Tuesday morning briefing: They want your blood, national honors and a president’s fear

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Give blood There’s a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. Anyone donating will be registered to win a Kindle Fire. Information or to make an appointment: www.bloodher.com or 800-333-6920. High achiever Bailie Phillips has been awarded special recognition for the […]

Jail administrator says he’s saved by bringing inmates back in county

Robin Fornoff New jail Administrator Gerry Billy said Tuesday he’s already achieved “substantial savings” for the county by reducing the number of inmates being housed outside the county. Billy’s announcement was part of his first report to commissioners since assuming leadership at the jail three weeks ago. Billy said bringing inmates back to the Curry […]

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 […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Code talkers and how to be a Scout

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Code talker The Chester Nez: World War II Navajo Code Talker presentation is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Free and open to the public. Become a Scout The Mulligan stew dinner and Boy Scout sign-up is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at Oasis […]

Candidate forum set for Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation and the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a candidate forum Tuesday for the March 6 city election. The forum is 6 p.m. at the Clovis Carver Library’s north annex and will be broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 10. It features candidates running for mayor and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Happy Valentines Day!

Good morning and Happy Valentines Day! It’s the freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from our own Jenna Zamie, who prowls the Internet looking for the best games: Game: Soul Calibur V Genre: Fighting System: 360, PS3 What is it? The newest installment in the franchise jumps forward in time […]

Lansford resigns county position

CNJ staff Curry County Finance Director Mark Lansford has confirmed he resigned his position on Monday. County Manager Lance Pyle said he received a copy of Lansford’s letter of resignation on Tuesday. Pyle said Lansford leaves the county in good shape financially and Pyle wished him the best in his future endeavors. Lansford filed a […]