Making votes count

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Poll workers Codie McDowell (left) and Pam Sury receive instructions Monday at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Months of anticipation and speculation are over. Talks of voter disenfranchisement, rights, turnouts, conflicting polls and political spin will culminate throughout the country today with the reaffirming of George […]

Father, son die in head-on collision

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Two pickup trucks collided head-on Monday morning near Saint Vrain on U.S. 60/84, leaving two dead and sending two to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a press release from the New Mexico State Police. Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, […]

Teens remain hospitalized

CNJ staff An early Sunday morning accident that claimed two lives and sent three to the hospital is still being investigated by New Mexico State Police, officials said. Aaron LaRue, 17, of Clovis and Dathan Garcia, 17, of Tucumcari were killed in the accident, which happened south of Portales. The driver of the truck, Travis […]

Fire damage estimates much higher at $1.5 million

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An early morning fire on Oct. 23 at Bender Chevrolet-Cadillac on Mabry Drive is being called intentional by the State Fire Marshal, according to Clovis police. Damage resulting from the flame is now being estimated at $1.5 million. Clovis police originally estimated the damage at $250,000. “We don’t have […]

Proposed chamber center hinges of outside state, federal funding

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Officials of the Clovis/ Curry County Chamber of Commerce and Clovis Industrial Development Corp. are working to secure roughly $1.5 million to fund a new business enterprise center in Clovis. A grant was submitted to the federal Economic Development Administration asking for roughly $1 million for the project, money […]

Baca, Bonifacio

Bonifacio Baca Services: Have been held. Mr. Bonifacio G. Baca, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1929, in Anton Chico, to Benigna and Silverio Baca. He came to Clovis as a young man. He worked at the Hotel Clovis and at a bakery. He […]

President could put two justices on the high court

Freedom Newspapers The hospitalization of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist for thyroid cancer suddenly spotlighted one issue that has received too little attention in this campaign. The next president could put at least two, but perhaps as many as four, new justices on the high court, changing the course of U.S. lawmaking and […]

Moore’s movie unabashed propaganda

by Tibor Machan After finally seeing “Fahrenheit 9/11,” I am convinced those on the Left should all become libertarians. That is the only consistent position for them, given their view of government, namely as a gang of easily bought and paid off thugs. Moore’s movie — and it isn’t a documentary but an unabashed propaganda […]

Could Kerry undo all Bush’s blunders?

by Mona Charen Take heart America. John Kerry is too smart to make the kind of mistakes George W. Bush has made. His election (should it come to pass) will signal the dawn of a new era in which sophisticated internationalists will restore America’s place in the world with skillful diplomacy and sound multilateralism. It […]

Sweet sounds of the community

By Tova Fruchtman:CNJ staff writer Gail Bond was pregnant when she was asked to join the Clovis Community Band. She waited until her daughter was born before she came to practice with her flute and a baby seat. Twenty-four years later and Bond is still in the band, still playing the flute. “I just love […]