Clovis Legal Aid office finding footing

Benna Sayyed Matthew Rowland received a layoff notice two weeks after he started working as managing attorney of the New Mexico Legal Aid office in Clovis. “I was calling saying, ‘Is this some kind of a joke. I just got here,’” Rowland said. That was one year ago. Now things are looking up at the [...]

Tax aid offered to low income, senior citizens

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Silvia Macias, left, of Clovis has her taxes prepared Thursday by volunteer Ann Sweat of AARP tax aide at Roy Walker Recreation Center. This was Macias’ first time using the free service and Sweat has been a volunteer tax preparer for four years. Tonjia Rolan Low income and senior citizens [...]

Letters of the editor: Foreign aid should be first to go

It is interesting to read about the government’s solution to cutting the deficit — freeze government salaries, charge for Tricare, figure out ways to negatively impact the military, and even cut Saturday mail deliveries. I’ve never seen any proposals to cut foreign aid. We are sending $1.3 billion a year to Pakistan, the protectors of [...]

Area farmers, ranchers say federal aid little help in drought

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County farmer Gene Massey harvests some of his wheat crop Friday in Rogers, southeast of Portales. He said the yield is down from 20 bushels an acre last year to 5-12 bushels an acre this year. Argen Duncan Drought is making this year more difficult for area farmers and [...]

Monday morning briefing: Where to wear your heart, financial aid and here come the 70s

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Fast Valentine fact In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned on their sleeves for one week. Thus, the expression “wearing your heart on your [...]

Red Cross offering CPR classes

CNJ staff The American Red Cross has scheduled the following first aid and CPR classes at the Matt 25 building at 1200 N. Thornton St. in Clovis: • Adult CPR: 6 p.m. Wednesday • Child/infant CPR: 6 p.m. Jan. 12 • First Aid: 6 p.m. Jan. 19 • Recertification night: 6 p.m., Jan. 26. Registration: [...]

Proposed ordinance would create new zoning designation for Cannon housing

Kevin Wilson If an ordinance is approved next month by the Clovis City Commission, the community could see Mission Homes work on its mission to aid Cannon Air Force Base’s mission. The ordinance is up for approval in the Oct. 21 commission meeting creating planned unit development designation in the city building and zoning codes. [...]

Press release: Udall: N.M. receives $1 million to expand nutrition aid for low-income seniors

Police: Witnesses aid woman after robbery

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police say witnesses came to the aid of a Clovis woman robbed Friday morning, chasing and holding the suspect until officers arrived. Rondy Q. McDonald, 24, was arrested for robbery and taken to Curry County jail. Around 10 a.m. a woman was entering Allsups at Grand Avenue and Prince Street when [...]

Bingaman: New Mexico counties eligible for drought disaster aid

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that six New Mexico counties been declared eligible for disaster assistance due to their proximity to Texas counties, which were declared disaster areas due to continuing drought. As a result of the declaration, farmers and ranchers in Do