Records bill changes rile backers

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Open-government and press advocates say proposed new exemptions to the state’s public records law have made a good government bill turn bad. House Bill 507, sponsored by House Majority Leader Ken Martinez, D-Grants, aimed to speed up the response time for getting public records, as well as make clear […]

Clovis man sentenced for kidnapping charges

CNJ Staff A Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 59 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman more than two years ago. Last week, a jury convicted Anthony Morgan, 36, of kidnapping, criminal sexual penetration, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery and six counts of assault against a household […]

Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use.

Domestic partner bill stalls in New Mexico state senate

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights group, issued a statement today regarding a vote in New Mexico’s state Senate on the Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act, which would allow lesbian, gay, or straight couples to enter into domestic partnerships and receive rights, benefits, and responsibilities […]

Amos the churchmouse: amos overcomes writer s block

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the other day i stumbledacross a ripped-out pagefrom the m encyclopediaboss and it intrigued me on the ripped-out pageit had a picture of apainting […]

God unchanged by world events

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed that

American Heritage Bank will move to North Prince Street

CNJ staff American Heritage Bank in Clovis is planning to build a new headquarters — relocating their main branch from North Main Street to North Prince Street. President Mac Langford said the bank is in the process of obtaining permits for a a new 7,800 square foot building on property just south of Something Different […]

2-27 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from February 19 through Wednesday: • Leonard Clark, 83, to Unia Alene McClelland, 60, both of Clovis • Paul Cletis Windham, 37, to Donna Kay Frost, 45, both of Clovis • Lavodrick Hogues, 22, of Clovis, to Jolynn Michelle Sena, 27, of Amarillo • Delane Lee […]

2-27 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Worship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Men’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., North Plains Mall […]

Federally funded PBS show biased

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often I check out newscasts from several sources, not just in print and on the Internet but also on radio and TV. One place I check regularly is Public Broadcasting Service TV’s “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” mainly because I am curious how a program funded to a considerable […]

Editorial: Americans moving south risk safety

A growing number of Americans appear to be facing a tough choice: live in fear of violence, or live in fear of going poor. Increasing numbers of U.S. citizens are choosing to move to Mexico when they retire. According to the Mexican Association of Retirement Communities, about 1.2 million American and Canadian retirees already live […]

Incumbents run unopposed for board seats

Two incumbent members of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees are running unopposed in an election Tuesday. The polling location is at the Curry County Courthouse.

Teaching carries over to business

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nicole Hahn thought she was getting out of teaching after she and her husband, Richard, created Clovis Pool, Spa and Patio. But she’s learned the teaching continues when running any successful business. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nicole Hahn only thought she was giving up teaching to run the […]

Dogs dangerous?

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Alex Penland and her 2-year-old pitbull Bella play together during Penland’s lunch break from her work as a veterinarian assistant. Penland said Bella doesn’t bark or growl and likes to spend her time watching things through her own dog-height Sharna Johnson A new twist proposed for an old law would […]

Tucumcari guardsmen prepare for Iraq deployment

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico In a few short months, a handful of Tucumcari’s citizen soldiers will be in uniform 24-7 in Iraq. Preparations begin this weekend, when about a dozen men and women, and their loved ones, from the New Mexico National Guard in Tucumcari attend a family readiness conference in Albuquerque to […]

Cannon conducts emergency drill

Cannon Air Force Base staged a mock disaster Thursday

Clovis, Portales in line for stimulus funds for wastewater treatment projects

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis and Portales are getting in line for their share of almost $40 million in stimulus money about to be distributed in New Mexico. New Mexico is set to receive the federal stimulus money to improve water quality, drinking water infrastructure and sewage treatment systems. Municipalities have until Monday […]

ENMU Hosting Jazz Fest on March 5-6

Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest will be at 7 p.m. on March 5-6 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo will open the Thursday evening performance, followed by the Bert Dalton Trio. The ENMU Jazz Guitar Ensemble will perform on […]

Bingaman applauds Obama’s plans for funding health care, education, science and Indian Country

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget proposal is good for New Mexicans because it gives priority to health care, education and science. “The Obama administration has prepared a budget that gives priority to the issues that matter most to our state.

Advisory, Rio Rancho, Tomorrow: Rep. Luj

On Friday, Rep. Ben Ray Luj