Roberts, Grayson

Grayson Roberts, 85, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at Garrison Geriatrics Center in Lubbock. He was born May 23, 1920, in Clovis to Jack and Sally Roberts. He started school in Clovis in 1926 and graduated in 1939. He married Azleet Randol on Feb. 2, 1941. He was a farmer and worked for the […]

Bills address drug problem

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Local legislators are adamant about two bills they wrote that will hit the Roundhouse in upcoming weeks — separate yet connected propositions for mandatory drug sentencing and rehabilitation initiatives. Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, said he’s introducing a bill that would impose mandatory methamphetamine sentencing, to “get cooks out of […]

Rebate checks coming for some

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The check is in the mail, or at least for most New Mexico taxpayers. The first round of tax rebate checks were mailed Oct. 30, according to the State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. “Anyone who filed a 2004 tax return should automatically receive a check,” Tax […]

Clinton D. Harden Sr.

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Clinton D. Harden Sr. Date of birth: July 11, 1918 Dates of service: April 10, 1943 to December 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Economic growth top priority for local officials

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When business owner Bobby Newman moved to New Mexico 50 years ago, the state, he said, was infamous for three things. “There were three things everybody said about New Mexico: They had the worst roads in the union, we were second only to Louisiana as far as being politically […]

6/28 BRAC letters to the editor

Sen. Harden’s efforts deserve kudos How great it felt Friday morning to participate in Operation: Keep Cannon. We stood on the curb waving flags to communicate with Base Realignment and Closure commissioners how grateful the city is that they were holding a hearing here. The majority of Clovis’ citizens hope that our efforts will prove […]

County OKs events center plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Paul Barnes imagines a special events center on the east side of the Curry County Fairgrounds, he envisions a sea of problems. “The east side is too congested,” said Barnes, who traced the inception of the project to the 1970s, recalling a time when he served as a […]

Harden officially declared winner

Staff reports The Secretary of State’s office on Friday officially declared Clint Harden, R-Clovis, the winner of the District 7 Senate seat. The incumbent Harden defeated Democratic challenger Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes, following a recount of paper ballots in Taos, Union and Colfax counties. Harden’s win means the Senate will continue […]

Harden appears Senate winner

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clint Harden will return to the state Senate next month, according to county clerks who participated in a recount of votes involving the Republican incumbent from Clovis and Robert Frost, D-San Jon. State officials said Thursday they’ve not received official results, but the clerks said Harden’s 36-vote lead prior […]

Recount under way

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A recount is under way that could bring closure to the state Senate District 7 race by week’s end. The state granted Democrat Bob Frost a partial recount in his race against Republican incumbent Clint Harden, R-Clovis, when Harden was declared the winner by 36 votes of the nearly […]

Frost requests partial recount

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A Democratic state Senate candidate who lost his race to the Republican incumbent by 36 votes has asked for a partial recount. Quay County rancher Bob Frost asked for a recount of paper ballots in 11 precincts in the big, east-side district represented by Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. The […]

It’s official: Harden retains Senate seat

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Incumbent Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, won the District 7 seat by 36 votes over Bob Frost, D-San Jon, the Secretary of State’s office announced on Tuesday. Harden received 9,010 votes to 8,974 for Frost. The canvassing of the election Tuesday makes Harden’s win official, though Frost could still call […]

Senate winner expected today

by CNJ staff The Secretary of State’s office will proclaim the winner of the District 7 State Senate race today, putting its stamp of approval on the result of an election that has been too close to call since polls closed Nov. 2. Officials at the Secretary of State’s office said the official canvassing of […]

The wait continues in District 7

Staff and wire reports An official winner of the District 7 State Senate election will not be certain until statewide canvassing is complete two weeks from today. Incumbent Clint Harden, R-Clovis, held a 30-vote lead over Robert Frost, D-San Jon, after Colfax County canvassed their 10 provisional ballots Monday, finding six votes for Harden and […]

Senate winner remains unclear

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden said Saturday he is confident his narrow lead will stand and he will retain the District 7 senate seat. Even so, the Clovis Republican with a 37-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost, D-San Jon, said he is not yet willing to proclaim victory. He […]

Harden holding off challenger

By David Irvin Incumbent New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, held a 232-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost with 97 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday. Harden had 7,913 votes; Frost had 7,681 with 66 of 68 precincts final. If Harden wins, he can credit Curry County where he recorded 76 percent of the […]

First lady feels at home

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First lady Laura Bush addresses the crowd at the ’04 Victory Rally Wednesday at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth)e By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Against the backdrop of a hay-filled truck with a “Viva Bush” sign in the window, first lady Laura Bush told scores of eastern New Mexicans […]

Task force tackling water shortage issues

By Darrell Todd Maurina, CNJ staff writer Responding to drought conditions that have reached emergency levels in some parts of New Mexico, an interim committee of the State Legislature is holding two days of meetings in Clovis to discuss water supply concerns. Tuesday’s first session of the Water and Natural Resources Committee met at Clovis […]

Frost up in District 7 Senate race

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent A lifelong rancher from San Jon was holding a commanding lead over his challenger, a former Raton mayor, for the Democrat nod for Senate District 7 late Tuesday night. About 81 percent of the precincts had been counted. Bob Frost, a 61-year-old San Jon rancher, was leading Fred Sparks of […]

Business group praises Clovis lawmakers

David Arkin’s Political Notebook: CNJ correspondent Two Clovis lawmakers got perfect marks this week from a statewide business group. The Association of Commerce and Industry released their annual report card of state representatives, senators and the governor this week. House and Senate members were scored for their votes on pro-business legislation and constitutional amendments in […]