State basketball tournament scoreboard

ALBUQUERQUE — Results from the New Mexico high school girls and boys state basketball tournaments. Saturday at The Pit GIRLS Class 5A Championship Mayfield 61, Clovis 42 Class 1A Championship Cimarron 40, Cliff 29 BOYS Class 5A Championship Rio Rancho (29-1) vs. Manzano (27-3), 8 p.m. Class 4A Championship Capital (19-9) vs. St. Pius (15-13), […]

Richardson signs capital outlay bill

By Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law on Thursday a bill providing $82 million for capital improvement projects, including some he vetoed last year. Included in that bill is more than $2 million in projects in the Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca county area. Among those items are: • $220,000 […]

Roads county priority

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners approved a five-year plan to acquire capital outlay funds during their Wednesday meeting. In presenting the plan, Curry County Manager Dick Smith said the county is required to submit it to the state legislature based on input from a committee of department heads, elected officials and […]

City Commissioners compile funding wish list

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commissioners put together a funding wish list by adopting the Local Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Plan for 2008-2012 at Thursday’s meeting. The plan is a guiding tool submitted to state agencies and the legislature for state budget planning as well as funding allocation. At the recommendation of […]

Capital outlay give and take process

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Construction crews with LCI 2 Inc. dig the new lagoon Tuesday at the city’s wastewater treatment plant in Clovis. The state Legislature allocated $1.4 million in capital outlay funds for the project. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Year after year, local officials approach state legislators with palms outstretched, in aspiration […]

Guv blasts session

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Lawmakers wrapped up 30 days of work Thursday without delivering on several of Gov. Bill Richardson’s key priorities. He called the session “disappointing” and said he would decide next week whether to call them back for a special session. Among the casualties: a minimum wage increase, […]

Sleep well, death-penalty proponents

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist So he’s guilty as charged. Never mind the timeline that some thought made it almost impossible for him to have committed the crime. Never mind the book casting doubt on his culpability. Never mind his death chair declaration: “An innocent man is going to be murdered tonight.” Never mind any […]

Capital gains tax dampens risk incentive

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Republican and Democratic big-government advocates whine about President Bush’s proposed tax cuts, particularly cuts in the capital gains tax. They say it’s a $70 billion giveaway to the rich. Listening to demagoguery about the rich, I’ve sometimes wished that we could find a humane way to get rid of the […]

Roosevelt County, ENMU request $5 million in capital outlay funds

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County and Eastern New Mexico University representatives have each requested more than $5 million in capital outlay funds from the 2006 New Mexico Legislative Session. The session begins on Jan. 17 and one of the focuses of Gov. Bill Richardson, senators and representatives is how the money will be divided […]

Governor pledges millions for base

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base is poised to double in size, as Gov. Bill Richardson has pledged millions in his capital outlay plan for expansion and infrastructure improvements at the recently jeopardized military installation. Richardson announced Wednesday a pledge of $5 million in capital outlay funds to purchase land adjacent […]

12/27 Business Digest

Graduate employed by Capital Farm Sarah R. Cortese, a 2005 graduate of Texas Christian University, is now employed by Capital Farm Credit in its Mason and Kerrville, Texas, offices, according to a company news release. She is the daughter of Buddy and Mary Ann Cortese of Fort Sumner.

Company looking to invest

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Got a thriving small business with a potential to grow? Maybe even by leaps and bounds? Then New Mexico Community Capital CEO Jarratt Applewhite is looking for you. For the third time since NMCC was formed in November, Applewhite was in the Clovis/Portales area looking for businesses to invest some […]

Education tops legislative chat

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Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, speaks at the monthly Clovis Chamber of Commerce breakfast Friday at Clovis Community College. (CNJ correspondent: Robert Standridge) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Much of Clovis’ leadership at the city and county level turned out Friday to hear legislators talk about the sometimes hectic 47th legislative session. The Association of […]

Legislative session ends

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The battleground was the floor of the New Mexico Legislature, and according to one area representative, the battle was vicious. Lawmakers thrashed through hundreds of bills over the last 60 days, but some of the most recognizable issues — including a bed tax credit and capital outlay requests — […]

Smart money is on partnerships, cooperation

By Clint Harden Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. A fundamental component of quality of life is the economic health of a region. Issues related to job creation […]

Levy renewal sought

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A mill levy to be voted on Feb. 1 would prolong a property tax to fund maintenance and building around area school districts. If passed, a tax of $2 for every $1,000 of property would be assessed to fund school capital improvements in Clovis, Grady and Melrose. The tax […]

Bush needs to spend his political capital

Mona Charen If you knew nothing else about John Edwards than what you could see from his semi-concession speech on Nov. 3, it would be enough to dislike him. There was Kerry, standing behind him and attempting to keep his composure before what had to be the most difficult speech of his life, and yet […]

Curry County sample ballot

General Election Nov. 2, 2004 In the Senate, House and county commission district races, only the precincts listed will be voting on these candidates U.S. President and Vice President (All Curry County precincts) • (Democrat) John Kerry and John Edwards • (Republican) George W. Bush and Dick Cheney • (Green) David Cobb and Patricia LaMarche […]

Roosevelt County sample ballot

Offices Affiliation Candidate President and Vice President (All Roosevelt County Residents) • (Democrat) John F. Kerry and John Edwards • (Republican) George W. Bush and Dick Cheney • (Green) David Cobb and Patricia La Marche • (Constitution) Michael Peroutka and Chuck Baldwin • (Libertarian) Michael Badnarik and Richard Campagna • (Independent) Ralph Nader and Peter […]