Candidate big on first impressions

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — First impressions are important. Wayne Baker knows that. Just in case he didn’t, a coach he hopes to work with reminded him. “You’ll be surprised the number of recruits that come in the evening,” Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said, “and (you’ll) go get […]

AD candidate seeking challenge

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University athletic director’s position is just the challenge Colorado native Jeff Geiser is seeking. The third of four finalists to meet with university staff and students, Geiser was in Portales on Monday to answer questions about what he might bring to the ENMU athletic […]

Gubernatorial candidate starts campaign early

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ENMU coaching candidate preaching up-tempo

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — If Richard Davis is named the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University, he’s letting the dogs run. The Columbus, Ohio native, and current coach at Division II St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., preached about an offensive style where the bigs run the sidelines […]

Public reception for ENMU basketball coaching candidate on Thursday

There will be a public reception for Richard Davis, candidate for head men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Laguna Room of the Campus Union Building.

Students making trip for inauguration

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Had she been eligible to vote last November, Clovis High School senior Morgan Duval says she would have voted for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Still, she is excited about her trip this week to the nation’s capital to be among the millions to witness Barack Obama’s historic inauguration […]

Lyman, Baker win county clerk, treasurer positions

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Winners of the county clerk and county treasurer races said Tuesday they will update the county Web site to allow residents to perform tasks such as paying taxes or accessing public documents. Republican county clerk candidate Coni Jo Lyman won 8,823 to 5,005 against opponent Cindy McDaniel, who ran […]

Curry County Clerk candidate profiles

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Curry County Clerk candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Republican Coni Jo Lyman Age: 52 Occupation: Local government Elected offices held: County clerk 1991 to 2001 • Give a […]

Udall meets with area agriculture officials

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Representative Tom Udall autographs a picture for Frank Fogarty, 9, while his Mother Sue Fogarty, looks on Monday at Daylight Donuts, during a question and answers session. Udall was also encouraging everyone to get out and vote early. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall told area […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested Democrat Barack Obama’s eye-popping prowess at fundraising may signal the end of the practice, established after Watergate, of having presidential campaigns funded by the taxpayers. Sen. McCain thinks that’s a shame. We think it would be cause for celebration. Sen. Obama announced on Sunday that […]

KTQM hosts candidate forum

CNJ Staff Local radio station KTQM is hosting a forum for local primary candidates from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Station Manager Bob Coker said listeners’ questions will be posed to the candidates on the air by Grant McGee, who will act as moderator. Coker said state and county candidates have been invited, and several have said […]

Candidate Profile: House District 64

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Mario Trujillo Age: 62 Occupation: County clerk Elected offices held: City commissioner and county clerk • What is […]

Candidate Profile: House District 63

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 63 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Jose Campos II Age: 47 Occupation: Self employed Elected offices held: Current District 63 representative • What is […]

State Representative, District 67 candidate profiles

Editor’s Note: The Clovis News Journal asked State Representative

Oct. 19, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library:Promises to Keep: The Acclaimed Memoir of the Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate by Joe Biden reveals what his 35 years in the Senate has taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government.Man of the People: The Maverick Life and Career of John McCain […]

District 2 Curry County commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. District 2 candidate Dan Stoddard initially declined to participate, but submitted his answers on Friday. In an attempt to be fair, […]

Candidate watch: Ben Ray Lujan

Who: Ben Ray Lujan Seeking: New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat. Seat is held by: Tom Udall, who is leaving the seat to run for the U.S. Senate. Opponents: Republican Dan East, Independent Carol Miller. (Editor’s Note: Candidates are given a choice of three questions to answer specific to the seat and its challenges. The […]

Candidate Lujan talks war, economics

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Linda Uttaro said Saturday the country’s economic crisis has affected her daughter’s education. Uttaro, a 65-year-old retired school administrator, expressed her frustration to 3rd U.S. Congressional representative candidate Ben Ray Lujan during a town hall meeting at the Memorial Building in Portales. She said her daughter, already $90,000 in […]

Police chief candidate resum

The finalists being considered for Clovis police chief are a former Dona Ana County sheriff, the current interim chief and a decorated police commander with a background in emergency medical services.City Manager Joe Thomas said last week he will conduct a final round of interviews with the remaining three candidates for Clovis’ police chief.Interim Police […]

Politics focuses on family

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist It seems that parenting has become a hot ticket when it comes to politics. This has always been the case in one way or another. A single candidate has always been viewed with suspicion, even by single voters, and having children has always been a basic credential. Fair or not, […]