Area legislators optimistic on capital outlay requests

Kevin Wilson Area legislators are optimistic that capital outlay requests will be spared the fate of Gov. Susana Martinez’ veto pen, with a March 7 deadline to approve or veto pieces of the $137 million bill. Martinez said last week that vetoes were a distinct possibility for the budget and for capital outlay if it […]

Weather threatening Christmas parade

The fate of Clovis’ Christmas parade will be determined by 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release from Clovis MainStreet.The parade is scheduled to begin on Main Street at 6 p.m. Saturday, but snow and dangerously cold temperatures have been forecast.“At this time, we plan to proceed with the parade,” the release said. “However, […]

Affordable Housing Plan election Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Hotel Clovis in downtown Clovis is the center of today’s special election regarding affordable housing. Kevin Wilson Voters head to the polls today to decide the fate of an affordable housing plan for the city. The plan allows an exception to the state’s anti-donation clause for the purpose of […]

Clovis Wendy’s may be closed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks More than a week ago signs were posted at the business on North Prince and Manana streets was closed for repairs. CNJ staff The fate of Clovis’ Wendy’s restaurant is unclear. More than a week ago signs were posted that the business on North Prince and Manana streets was closed […]

Fate of planet still unsure

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist “Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and while it may never live up to the first Earth Day celebration with a supposed 20 million rallied participants, we can still enjoy the outdoors, clean a river, drink from a Nalgene, turn out the lights when you’re not using them– […]

Fight promoter found innocent in Tucumcari shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks James Burleson, a Socorro fight promoter accused of killing a Tucumcari man in 2007, awaits the verdict Thursday from a Curry County jury. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Curry County jury found Socorro fight promoter James Burleson innocent Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the 2007 shooting death of […]

Deciding fate of detainees is larger issue

Freedom New Mexico The news that President Obama has signed an executive order to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay is welcome indeed. The detainee center has become an international symbol of the practice of skirting U.S. and international law and torture. Whether the torture allegations are valid or not — and we’re inclined […]

March 27, 1927

The Clovis Journal reported four trains bearing more than 4,000 marines were expected to pass through the city on their way west and ultimately to China. The newspaper did not report the exact time of the trains’ arrivals. … The Clovis Journal offered this commentary atop its front page: “The fate of the cotton farmer […]

Rumsfeld’s fate unimportant, give people some facts

Freedom Newspapers Epitomizing the seriousness of the Abu Ghraib prison-abuse scandal, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was as dour and professional as we’ve ever seen him, as he gave a presentation and answered questions before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday. “These events occurred on my watch as Secretary of Defense,” he said. “I […]