Roosevelt County farmer appointed to State Fair Commission

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Roosevelt County farmer Matthew Rush to the State Fair Commission. Rush is the executive vice president of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, overseeing day-to-day operations of a 16,000-member farm and livestock organization. He also owns and operates Rush Cattle Company, a family business that specializes […]

Martinez adds Portales man to land protection committee

Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Matthew Rush of Portales to the Natural Lands Protection Committee. Rush was among 11 appointments announced Friday by the governor. Rush is executive vice president, secretary and treasurer of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. With his father, he owns and operates Rush Cattle Co. Rush serves on the […]

Bureau of Land Management hosting Mustang auction

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Courtesy photo The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will host a wild horse adoption in Clovis July 14-16. It has been nearly six years since a wild horse auction has been held in Clovis. Sharna Johnson Nearly six years since a wild horse adoption was held in Clovis, more than 50 American symbols of the […]

Roosevelt County ranching family honored

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau From left, New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau President Mike White presents Chad, Rebecca, Skyler and Cooper Davis with the bureau’s Farm Family of the Year Award on Nov. 19 in Albuquerque. The Davis family ranches around Roosevelt County. Argen Duncan A Roosevelt County ranching family has […]

Food bank short on supplies

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Nancy Taylor, director of Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, places a box on an empty shelf Thursday. Taylor said the food bank is short 46 pallets of commodities and only have 12 pallets on hand, rendering the food bank unable to provide food in July. Jared Tucker Local distributors […]

Better Business Bureau warning of phone scam

CNJ staff The Better Business Bureau in Albuquerque is warning of a phone scam in which callers from Jamaica tell people they have won a prize and need to pay fees to claim it. According to a release from the bureau, the caller identification systems show an 876 area code and the callers have Jamaican […]

Census Bureau seeking workers

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking workers in the Clovis and Portales areas to assist with the 2010 count. Salaries are in excess of $10 an hour with employment through the end of May. Anyone interested in this employment can go to the following locations at the following times for information: Portales: […]

Arrest made in 2007 kidnapping of Oklahoma girl

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File photo The Allsup’s store where the girl was found. By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer The wife of a Canyon, Texas, man accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Oklahoma girl and dropping her off in Clovis played an integral part in her husband’s arrest. Terrance Lynn McGuire, 27, was arrested without incident at 8:30 a.m. […]

Bingaman chairs hearing of New Mexican for top Bureau of Reclamation job

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today presided over the confirmation hearing of New Mexican Michael L. Connor, who was nominated by President Obama to lead the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). Connor graduated from Las Cruces High School and earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Public invited to comment on state IDEA application

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Special Education Bureau (SEB) invites the public to visit the SEB website to view and comment on New Mexico’s Application for Part B funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the 2009 – 2010 school year. To locate the IDEA Part B State Application, visit […]

Bingaman praises nomination of New Mexican to head Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today praised the White House for announcing its intention to nominate New Mexican Michael L. Connor to lead the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR).

U.S. Census Bureau hiring census workers

CNJ staff The Census needs help. U.S. Census Bureau’s Denver Regional Census Center is recruiting for hundreds of temporary part-time jobs in New Mexico, according to a news release. Positions hired now will take part in early operations in 2009 that support the upcoming 2010 Census. Cathy Illian, director of the bureau’s Denver Regional Census […]

Grady farmer appointed to state livestock bureau

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pat Woods, a fourth generation farmer and rancher in the Grady area, was named the second vice president of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau in November. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “I don’t think farmers are a bunch of stupid people in bib overalls,” said New Mexico […]

Dec. 9 — Business digest

CNJ staff De Baca family named state Farm and Livestock Bureau Family of the Year De Baca County ranchers Richard, Ellen and Amy Vaughan, have been named the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau’s “Family of the Year” during the organization’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, according to a bureau news release. Marking their 100th year […]

Population growth positive for economy

Freedom New Mexico A Census Bureau report this month predicting a significant increase in population and in the percentage of ethnic minorities in the United States made big news. The bigger news may be how little Americans should be worrying over the trends. The bureau projects that by 2050, the U.S. population will be 44 […]

Business Digest: PrimeSource Mortgage branch back in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Rebecca Reid-Carlyle is the owner and operator of the new PrimeSource Mortgage branch office in Clovis, according to a news release. PrimeSource was in Clovis for nearly 10 years, before closing for some time, and now Carlyle will be bringing the customer service concept of PrimeSource Mortgage’s “We Walk […]

12-11-07 Business digest

Area rancher honored at Albuquerque gathering Curry County farmer and rancher Pat Woods was honored at the 90th annual meeting of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau last month in Albuquerque. Woods served for a decade as president of the Curry County Farm and Livestock Bureau and continues to serve on the organization’s board […]

Former AP executive Bob Johnson dies at 84

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Robert H. “Bob” Johnson, a champion for open government and a former Associated Press executive who during a 42-year career wrote AP’s first bulletin on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died. He was 84. After retiring from the news cooperative in 1988, Johnson […]

Officials aim to take Ute project to federal level

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., addresses a witness during Tuesday’s hearing at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Local, state and federal leaders reached a similar conclusion at Tuesday’s water field hearing: They’re ready to seek federal authorization of the Ute Water Project, with or without the Bureau […]

Land officials overstep bounds in property battle

By Freedom Newspapers Let’s say government officials want you to turn over a piece of your property to them for free. Let’s say you refuse, arguing that you have no legal requirement to do so. And let’s say the government officials then embark on a harassment campaign to intimidate you into giving them what they […]