Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

CNJ staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 percent of […]

Ballot lists candidates, not ideology

Freedom Newspapers A critical drumbeat that Arizona Sen. John McCain isn’t “conservative” enough persists into a second week after Super Tuesday gave him a dominating lead for the Republican nomination for president. McCain is widely viewed as the presumption nominee with a commanding total of party convention delegates. But concerns about McCain’s true commitment to […]

Nothing never tasted quite so sweet

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When your governor seeks the presidency, it’s reassuring to know your lieutenant governor can replace him in New Mexico’s most important times. And the other times too. My e-mail inbox was flooded Monday night with a variety of press releases. The one that got my attention features Lt. Gov. […]

March 16, 1970

Former New Mexico Gov. and Clovis resident A.W. Hockenhull wrote a letter to the editor from his home in Dallas, declaring Clovis “will always be my Magic City.” Hockenhull also wrote that he’d enclosed his check for a year’s subscription to the Clovis News-Journal. … Dear Abby was asked how a newlywed couple could get […]

March 16, 1970

Former New Mexico Gov. and Clovis resident A.W. Hockenhull wrote a letter to the editor from his home in Dallas, declaring Clovis “will always be my Magic City.” Hockenhull also wrote that he’d enclosed his check for a year’s subscription to the Clovis News-Journal. … Dear Abby was asked how a newlywed couple could get […]

Education digest: Domenici accepting intern applications

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., is accepting applications for his summer internship program in Washington, D.C., according to a press release from his office. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at an institution of higher learning. The internship will take place in six-week sessions, with the […]

Late fee waived for Medicare Part D

CNJ Staff Low-income Medicare beneficiaries in New Mexico who are not getting federal prescription drug benefits can still apply for prescription coverage without a late fee, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The Department of Health and Human Services has eliminated 2007 Medicare Part D late enrollment penalties for low-income […]

Massachusetts health bill would burden businesses

Freedom Newspapers Massachusetts is making its second attempt at a form of mandatory universal health insurance coverage, an idea that it first tried, unsuccessfully, in the late 1980s. Last week, the Massachusetts Legislature passed, with almost unanimous bipartisan support, a bill mandating that all residents must have health insurance. Republican Gov. Mitt Romney, a presidential […]

4/2 Letters to the editor

State Democratic Party looking forward The New Mexico Democratic Party is an optimistic and inclusive organization that takes its inspiration from hundreds of thousands of state Democrats, but several beliefs stand out. We believe the 55,000 new jobs created since Democrats took over the state government are a step forward. We believe Gov. Richardson’s continuing […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]