Opponents say affordable housing plan unnecessary

Sharna Johnson Voter defeat of an Affordable Housing Ordinance city officials say was designed to create incentives for private industry to develop housing for low-income residents doesn’t mean housing won’t be built, according to opponents of the measure. Semi-retired banker Darrel Nance said if government gets out of the way and the demand exists, private […]

Social networking seminar offered

CNJ staff A free Comcast Corporation seminar Dec. 15 is designed to help non-profit organizations in maximizing the benefits of social media. Scheduled for 9 a.m. at Eastern New Mexico University, the seminar will teach local nonprofit groups in effectively using social media to “improve the success of events, creating brand perception, increasing donations and […]

Cannon schedules Earth Day activities

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Earth Day, a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment, is celebrated on April 22. It was founded by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wisconsin, as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. The first Earth Day in the United States […]

Legislation protecting government employees passes

By Steven Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican The state Senate once again has passed a bill designed to protect government employees from retaliation for reporting official wrongdoing — something backers said Wednesday is long overdue in New Mexico. Sen. Sue Wilson-Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsor of Senate Bill 96, told fellow senators that had the […]

2-4 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 14 Finding the missing The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill designed to help locate missing people — both children and adults — faster and more effectively. Senate Bill 55, according to its sponsor, Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, includes a timeline for when missing person […]

Cannon selected for pilot program

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base is among five Air Force bases in the country selected for a three-month pilot program designed to market civilian jobs on base. The air base has had a difficult time filling the 50 open civilian positions it has because of its remoteness, according to Cannon […]

Annual Field Day slated for Aug. 28

Mark Marsalis: Ag Sense Each August, the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis holds its annual Field Day. This year, it will be held on Aug. 28. The event is designed to not only help producers become more productive and efficient through education, but to also inform community citizens not familiar with […]

Troop retention affected by GI Bill

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Defense officials are alarmed by the very real prospect that Congress this year will enact the robust GI Bill education plan designed by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. One Defense official, who declined to be named, described the bill as a “retention killer” for the all-volunteer military. Webb reintroduced his bill, […]

Church profile: First Christian Church

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Church: First Christian Church Location: 1700 N. Main St., Clovis Who’s in charge: Senior Minister Jon Forrest Staff: Darren Goddard, associate minister of children and youth; Carla Anaya, secretary; Keith Risdon and Wendell Blair, elders; Bill Wallace (board chairman), Doug McGregor, J.D. “Jim” Hileman, Claude Elswick, Gary Logsdon and […]

Nine inmates utilize ankle bracelets

CNJ staff There are nine Curry County inmates being monitored on an ankle bracelet program designed to reduce jail overcrowding and cut the cost of housing inmates. Only one inmate has violated the program in which inmates are released from the detention center and wear an ankle bracelet that tracks their movements 24 hours a […]

Heartlink program explains the ways of the Air Force

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s Heartlink program, sponsored by the Family Support Center, is a quarterly, all-day presentation offering spouses of Airmen, married five years or less, an opportunity to learn more about military life. Attendees receive free childcare for the event and lunch is provided. Designed to help the Airman’s spouse understand the ways of the […]

GOP needs to let filibuster continue as designed

Freedom Newspapers Jimmy Stewart fans will probably remember the moment in the classic movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” where Stewart’s title character explains, “Now, I had some pretty good coaching last night, and I find that if I yield only for a question or a point of order or a personal privilege, that I […]

Car wash living with conservation measures

By Darrell Todd Maurina Requests to restrict water use in Clovis won’t be a major burden to at least one car wash, according to Washpointe owner and manager Eric Wuest. “It may affect us some, but we already recycle our water,” Wuest said. “It’s not like it all goes down the drain.” Wuest showed a […]