Avoiding scandal takes follow-through

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist For the most part, I get it. Juicy scandal rocks New Mexico. Wannabe mob guys playing Monopoly with treasury office tax money. Forget the dimly lit back room of a New Jersey tavern. This drama takes place in the Land of Enchantment where, prosecutors say, if you wanted to do […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

Vigil’s exit saved us $45,000 a day

Anna Crook: Guest Columnist The New Mexico House of Representatives performed admirably in considering whether to impeach the state treasurer. The process followed by the House was fair, and it was properly halted when the subject of the investigation resigned. Treasurer Robert Vigil was arrested on federal charges just weeks before the Legislature convened in […]

Vigil’s resignation breath of fresh air

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist State Treasurer Robert Vigil resigned his position. We must remember Vigil is innocent until proven guilty. Vigil resigned last week. At that precise moment it felt as if a white dove flew gracefully overhead while a gentle breeze carrying the faint scent of floral spring deodorizer wafted through the New […]

Clovis representative sits on impeachment committee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Among 10 representatives chosen to serve on an impeachment committee is a Clovis resident, Rep. Anna Crook, R.-Clovis. The bi-partisan committee, comprised of five republicans and five democrats, developed procedures and determined whether or not there was probable cause to impeach State Treasurer Robert Vigil. State legislators will enter […]

Unbeaten Santa Rosa handles Wolverines

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Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Inexorably, the Santa Rosa Lions were marching down the field. Four consecutive times following the opening kickoff, the Lions used their old-style single-wing ground attack to convert third-and-short situations, moving to a first-and-goal at the Wolverines’ 8. Then back-to-back illegal procedure penalties set Santa Rosa back, and Texico […]

Prevent incompetents from key posts

Ned Cantwell Katrina caused the country to get off its big butt and stare wide-eyed at our disaster incompetence. JetBlue glued eyes to the TV screen and reminded us the guy in the cockpit is worth the big bucks he takes home. Robert Vigil and Michael Montoya made us pay attention, too. They made us […]

Moralez, Lawrence

Lawrence Moralez Services: Have been held. Mr. Lawrence “Moe” Moralez, 42, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 10, 1962, in Tucumcari, to Santiago and Damacia Moralez. He married Cynthia Yzaguirre on June 25, 2003, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by […]

Vigil , Epemenia

Epemenia “Tina” Vigil, 45, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 21, 1959, in Espanola to Clifford and Frances Romero Vigil. She was a secretary on the surgical floor at Plains Regional Medical Center for more than 16 years, and was a member […]

Wheeler, Virgil

Virgil Wheeler Services:Have been held. Mr. Virgil Wheeler, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, near Portales. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Oklahoma to Dora and Johnny Wheeler. He “fudged” on his age in order to be able to enlist in the Navy in December of 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Elliott. […]