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 […]