Governor signs property tax break for low income seniors

The Associated Press SANTA FE — More New Mexicans can qualify for a property tax break under legislation signed into law by Gov. Bill Richardson. The measures expands eligibility for a property tax valuation freeze provided to lower income New Mexicans age 65 and older. Currently, those with a modified gross income of $18,000 — […]

Candidates make last pitch

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Clovis/Curry County Chamber and Clovis Industrial Development Corp. sponsored a pancake breakfast and the final candidate forum before March 4 municipal election Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In their final public forum before the March 4 municipal election, Clovis mayor candidates discussed […]

Commission candidates talk water, retail

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer In a light-hearted dig, Rosalie Riley gave fellow city commissioner candidate Robert Sandoval a Target T-shirt during Thursday’s candidate forum at the Clovis Civic Center. “My biggest mandate from my constituents has been: See if you can get a Target store,” Sandoval said. On a more serious note, City […]

Officials: Zoning rule may be needed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A nuisance ordinance would be hard to enforce efficiently without a zoning ordinance county officials said. Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr presented a rough draft of a nuisance ordinance Thursday during a Land Use Committee meeting. Committee chairman and County Commissioner Tim Ashley said nuisance complaints from county residents […]

First person: A man of action

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mario Cabrera is involved in student government at ENMU, a past president of his fraternity, and has been to Santa Fe to lobby for university causes. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University student body president Mario Cabrera is dressed casually in a button-up shirt and jeans. […]

2-29-08 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 21 through Wednesday: • Matthew James Brigham, 27, to Jennifer Marie Marney, 26, both of Clovis • Thomas Howard Cunningham Jr., 26, of Clovis, to Brooke Nichole Gallaugher, 25, of Frankfort, Ohio. • Carlos Anthony Encinias, 17, to Ashley Marie Crystal Cordova, 16, both […]

Area Methodists feed students’ souls, stomachs

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Marynell Urban, from left, and Mary Forester from First United Methodist Church in Clovis serve homemade chicken, rice and green beans Wednesday to Eastern New Mexico University students Patrick Newman, center, and Michael McCord. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For 20-year-old Liang Qing, who came to Portales from the […]

Life full of sometimes dangerous twists, turns

By Judy Brandon Have you ever taken some common event in your life for granted? I have and a particular road trip showed me that sometimes we do not reach our destination and life changes drastically in the process. This eye-opening experience came for me when some years ago when Annie, Buffy, Mother and I […]

2-29-08 Religion digest

Conference set for March 8 The “Free Indeed and Power” Word and Power Conference is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 in the Master’s Center Conference Room at 21st and Prince streets. Special speaker will be Sherri Wilson. Registration is free but required by Monday so that organizers will know how many […]

‘I hope they remember that I cared’

David Lansford, Clovis’ mayor the past 12 years, is stepping down next week. We have an in-depth feature scheduled for Sunday’s paper. In a two-hour interview this week, Lansford talked about highlights, and lowlights, in his career as a public servant. How would he like Clovis residents to remember him? “I hope they’ll remember that […]