Religious views shouldn’t matter

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I do not enjoy upsetting people, but intellectual honesty requires that I address Rick Santorum’s “phony theology” remark. Santorum, a fine family man, said that the president’s policies are “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a […]

State of the City address text

Editor’s note: The following is Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s State of the City address, provided in advance by city staff: 2011 was a great year for our community as we continued to grow and thrive despite the continued national and global economic climate. The Clovis community is blessed with hardworking municipal employees who continue to […]

City announces giraffe naming contest

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis announced Friday a contest to name the giraffe born Jan. 25 in the Hillcrest Park Zoo. The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting suggestions via mail to 500 Sycamore, Clovis, NM 88101. Entries should include contact information for the submitter, including a name, address and phone number or […]

President used address to start his campaign

P resident Barack Obama’s State of the Union message Tuesday predictably sounded like a campaign kickoff. In this election year he used the bully pulpit to advance political strategy, rather than give an even-handed accounting of where he has brought the nation. We suspect voters preferred a more candid assessment such as, to paraphrase Jimmy […]

Text of Gov. Susana Martinez’ state of the state address

SANTA FE – The following is the prepared text of the State of the State Address delivered by Governor Susana Martinez from the chamber of the New Mexico House of Representatives on January 17, 2012. Governor Martinez – 2012 State of the State Address Thank you. Lieutenant Governor; Senate President Pro Tem; Mr. Speaker; Democratic […]

Press release: Bingaman talks fuels tax, president’s address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reporters about a variety of issues. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman090711m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman comments on Obama’s decision to delay EPA regulations on smog standards. 03:02 – Bingaman says the Congress […]

Area groups involved in effort to address bovine disease

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Dairy cows eat at Alva Carter Jr.’s dairy near Muleshoe, Texas. Researchers around the country are working to find a way to lessen the impact of bovine respiratory disease, which affects dairy and beef operations. Argen Duncan The Portales and Clovis area is part of a nationwide research effort to […]

Portales victim identified

A 25-year-old man found dead Sunday in a home on Avenue O was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, police say. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry identified the man as Jose Alfredo Charize Montoya. Berry said Montoya had a local address for the last year but is from Mexico, where his wife […]

Land use study unifies community

The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), commissioned by the Curry County commissioners and funded by the Department of Defense, is an opportunity for the surrounding communities and Cannon Air Force Base to work together to identify and begin to address areas of common interest. Getting Cannon off of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) turned what […]

State of the City address

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mayor Gayla Brumfield gives her third annual state of the city address Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Editor’s note: The following is the full text of Thursday’s State of the City address, provided by Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield: “Solve for yes”2010 was a great year for the […]

Mayor Brumfield to deliver state of city address

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will deliver the annual state of the city address 4 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The address is intended to inform citizens and accomplishments and activities of the last year and to answer questions about the upcoming year. The address will be broadcast on Cable Channel 6. Information: 769-7828.

Wednesday morning briefing: Call for volunteers, ticket deadline and a bridge to gold

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Calling on you The new Portales Quality of Life Committee will be holding focus groups at the end of January and needs volunteers. Community members interested in participating in these focus groups will be chosen randomly from all who volunteer. Interested volunteers are asked […]

War not over until troops can come home

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama announced in a national address last week that America had “turned the page” on combat operations in the Iraq war. From a peak of 170,000 troops in October 2007, the level now has dropped to 49,700. Combat deaths also have dropped sharply, from more than 100 a month during […]

Easier solutions would address health reform

Freedom New Mexico Robert Moffit, director of the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, met recently with a Freedom Communications editorial board in California for a discussion about the impending consequences of the new, 2,300-page health care law and simple, practical legislative alternatives to Obamacare that could better address problems in the […]

Pet licensing law kicks in next week

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Animal Shelter Supervisor Louisa Maestas tries to put away two Chihuahuas Monday at the Clovis Animal Shelter. The city of Clovis will start licensing pets next week. Sharna Johnson Beginning Monday, Fido needs a license to live in Clovis. A new city ordinance requires residents to license their dogs […]

Judicial complex: Worth $33 million?

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Courtesy graphic An architectural drawing by Rohde, May, Keller, McNamara Architecture shows the layout of a judicial complex color coded to show four developmental phases. Sharna Johnson Curry County officials say they need a new judicial complex that would address court security issues, growing county government and a faulty jail. It’s going to cost $33 […]

Mayor focuses on goals, past and future

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Mayor Gayla Brumfield gives her state of the city address Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex. Brumfield addressed the past successes and future goals of the city. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite a trying economy, Mayor Gayla Brumfield said Clovis has maintained stability and continues to […]

State of the city address text

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield is scheduled to give her “state of the city” address at 5:15 p.m. today at Clovis-Carver Public Library. City officials provided the text as follows: It has been an amazing year. The City of Clovis has undergone an exciting growth and expansion period and the things that have been accomplished could […]

Mayor to talk accomplishments in state of city address

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File photo Securing money for the Hull Street Overpass construction is one of the successes Mayor Gayla Brumfield plans to discuss during Thursday’s State of the City address. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Mayor Gayla Brumfield thought there were great successes for Clovis over the last year, but an easy ride isn’t expected for […]

Bingaman talks issues in radio address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio reports about a variety of issues, including a bill he has joined in introducing aimed at preventing educator layoffs. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman041910m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman says the Senate is […]