Clovis home sales down from year ago

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson There have been 82 single-family homes sold in Clovis over the last three months, according to Multiple Listing Services data. Gabriel Monte Single-family Clovis home sales were down by 30 percent in the last three months compared to a year ago, according to a national property listing service. The Multiple […]

County approves Plan A

Robin Fornof Curry County Commission districts will remain about the same for the next decade. Commissioners on Tuesday adopted Plan A before a near-capacity crowd of nearly 50 onlookers on a unanimous 5-0 vote. The plan that only slightly alters two district borders was one of seven alternative options up for consideration. An earlier motion […]

Old-Timer Days draws young, old alike

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson John Gorley of Melrose tosses candy from his tractor seat during the Melrose Old Timers Day parade Saturday morning. Kevin Wilson The Melrose Old-Timer Days mean the same thing for most participants, whether they left the eastern New Mexico village, stayed there or figured out something in between. The event, […]

Commissaries to be consolidated

In these tight budget times, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has learned it must cut current spending to fund new initiatives for veterans. For example, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., committee chairman, would pay for her Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 by extending by three years, to 2014, a higher fee on veterans who reuse their […]

Six-word summaries say a lot

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Six-worders arrived on the scene a few years back. The six-worder brevity grasps a life story or current condition or philosophy. Column readers were invited to offer their own, did so with creativity, and the invitation is repeated. Here is a current crop of mine: She is a Tea Party […]

Golf course purchase to be discussed at city meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Christian Fontanilla, 11, of Clovis, practices his chip shot Monday afternoon at Chaparral Country Club. The city is considering purchasing the club. Kevin Wilson Clay Bracken said it would break his heart if the current Clovis Municipal golf course was to shut down. “I grew up golfing there,” Bracken said. […]

Shutdown or not, Congress must make cuts

Freedom New Mexico The current appropriations bill — the Continuing Resolution — funding the federal government is set to expire Friday. If it does, it would cause a shutdown of some portions of the government. With the stakes so high, congressional Republicans ought to, as Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., recently told a group in Newport […]

Commissioners indicate preference to keep current air service

Kevin Wilson Clovis city commissioners indicated a preference to keep the city’s current airline carrier during their regular meeting Thursday night. There was little discussion on most items, including a recommendation to stay with Great Lakes Airlines at the Clovis Municipal Airport, in a 50-minute meeting. Great Lakes, which has served Clovis since 2006, submitted […]

Father, son named to search committees for governor-elect

CNJ staff Father and son Caleb and Matt Chandler of Clovis have both been named to search committees for Governor-Elect Susana Martinez, according to releases from Martinez. Matt Chandler, the current 9th Judicial District Attorney, is one of five selected for a transition committee charged with finding candidates for state public safety director and director […]

Candidate profiles: Land Commission

Liliana Castillo The race for state land commissioner pits a veteran against a newcomer, both counting on voters’ thirst for change. Specifically, a change to transparency. Democrat Ray Powell of Albuquerque, 60, had the job from 1993 to 2003. Republican Matt Rush of Portales, 36, is new to politics. Current Land Commissioner Republican Patrick Lyons […]