Poll finds support for voter ID

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While the Legislature routinely rejects Republican efforts to require New Mexico voters to show identification when casting ballots, a newly-released non-partisan poll indicates voters would approve the idea by a landslide. The poll was conducted in November by Research & Polling Inc., an Albuquerque firm, as part of a […]

Committee axes one source for public school funding formula

By John Sena: The New Mexican A proposed new public school funding formula took a hit on Thursday when a House committee killed a measure that would have funded it. The new formula itself was approved by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, but will take affect only if legislation to fund it passes. House […]

Legislation proposes changes to train security, warning bells and fines

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The New Mexico Rail Runner Express could have its own police patrol, would ring its bell for a shorter amount of time in Santa Fe and could tap into more funding under measures moving in the House and Senate this session. Another measure would increase by $90 the fine […]

Amos the Churchmouse: The Ballad of Davy Crickett

Editor’s note: Amos, our churchmouse poet, decided last week to try out Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. So, on Tuesday, Willifred installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheese-rolet motorized matchbox.The first time Amos had tried the time machine, he had found himself in Israel and face-to-face with Mrs. Mouses and […]

Life: Our vessel for doing Lord’s work

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist The following story is one I heard first hand from one who knows. A multi-million dollar organization for seriously ill children was the inspiration of a young Jewish boy living in a concentration camp in Europe. His parents had both been killed by the Nazis, and only the young boy […]

First person: Retiree keeps busy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carole Eggleton says she came to Clovis 30 years ago and loves the city for the warm, friendly, good people that live here. CNj staff Carole Eggleton, 76, stays active by swimming three days a week and volunteering with the Curry Resident Senior Meals and Meals on Wheels programs. She […]

Wheat in need of moisture

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo With almost negligible moisture since October area wheat farmers are concerned about their wheat crops. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer argen_duncan@link.freedom.com No rain and a lots of bugs have wheat farmers across the region wondering if they will have a crop this year. […]

Shelter sees increase in parvo cases

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chica, an 8-month-old American bulldog, wears a protective cone around her neck and is hooked to an IV to help her recover from parvovirus at the Curry County Animal Hospital. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent increase in parvovirus cases among dogs has animal professionals stressing the importance […]

Clocks “spring” forward Sunday

CNJ staff It’s that time again and the clock’s ticking. Daylight saving time is upon us — and it’s a month earlier this year than you’re probably accustomed to setting the clock forward. The second Sunday in March — that’s this Sunday — clocks get set ahead one hour at 2 a.m. local standard time. […]

March 6 police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement. A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and […]

Bingaman and Udall: New Mexico to recieve over $27 million for public transit

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced New Mexico communities are set to benefit from over $27 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for public transit.

Udall honors life of Army Sgt. Daniel Tallouzi, sacrifice of mother

U.S. Senator Tom Udall honored the life of First Army Sergeant Daniel Tallouzi today in a speech on the floor of the United States Senate. Sgt. Tallouzi suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, which left him in a coma, while serving in Baghdad in September, 2006. Udall first met Sgt. Tallouzi when he visited him at […]

New Mexico House Delegation Announces Nearly $28 Million to Improve Transportation Infrastructure

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March 5, 2009 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement. A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and there was […]

Zias split with Highlands

CNJ Staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were held silent in the opener of a doubleheader Wednesday at New Mexico Highlands, but not in the second game. Pitcher Kristen Cruickshank and left fielder

Zia women’s soccer program adds seven players

CNJ Staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has signed seven women’s soccer players to national letters of intent for the 2009 season. according to a release from the school. The signees include freshmen forwards Brittany Bustos of Albuquerque (St. Pius) and Brook Serrano of Los Lunas, midfielders Desiree Dominguez of Alamogordo and Abigail Tarin […]

Two ENMU players placed on LSC South hoops teams

CNJ Staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore forward Cat Clay was a second-team selection on the the All-Lone Star Conference South Division women’s team in basketball. For the men, ENMU’s Dannon Wafer was chosen honorable mention in selections announced this week by the conference office. Clay led the Zias in scoring (12.8 […]

ENMU Jazz fest features trumpet soloist Mike Vax

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Jazz Combo opens Jazz Fest Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Fest is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. This event is open and free to the public. The ENMU Jazz Combo […]

Pore space bill could define ownership of underground pockets

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican Jack Chatfield has an easy-going drawl, a rancher’s calloused bear grip of handshake and he’s got an eye toward a new source of revenue. The Mosquero man has been at the Roundhouse frequently in the last few weeks promoting pore space ownership – an idea catching on in the […]

March 5, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 16 Webcasting progress: The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved SR3, which would allow webcasting from the Senate floor. The measure now goes to the Senate floor for debate. Meanwhile, another lawmaker is webcasting from House committee meetings. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, is sending out video of meetings at www.nmgov.tv Fresh […]