Zias hold on in opener, gain split

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU’s Taylor Howard stretches at first base to put out Incarnate Word’s Lea Padilla during the first inning of the second game of Friday’s Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader at Zia Field. Dave Wagner PORTALES — It’s been a tough season for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team and pitcher […]

Thursday morning briefing: Free lawyers, a video game and attending to your mule

Good morning and hold on to your hat. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are expected today. And, here’s just what you’ve been waiting for this blustery day… The Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Free lawyers When’s the last time you talked to a lawyer for free? That’s the promise — free legal advice […]

Press release: Bingaman Aide To Hold Office Hours in Clovis and Portales

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that a representative from his Roswell office will be available on Friday, April 1st in Clovis and Portales to help residents in the area with issues or concerns with federal government agencies. “Office hours give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office […]

Tax ordinance to go to vote

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said the city verified enough signatures to force a special election on a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase. The election would be May 3, pending city commission approval. Kevin Wilson An ordinance approved by the Clovis City Commission to raise gross receipts taxes will now […]

Beer pong tournaments on hold

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Courtesy photo Clovis beer pong tournaments at drinking establishments are on hold pending the outcome of an evaluation by the state’s alcohol and gaming division to determine if it’s a game of skill or chance. Sharna Johnson The question at hand is whether it’s skill or chance that gets the little white ball across the […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Across Northern New Mexico on Thursday

Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Farmer says dairy regulations bad for industry

Argen Duncan New dairy regulations recently put on hold by Gov. Susana Martinez were bad for the industry, according to local dairy owner Alva Carter Jr. In the 2009, state lawmakers adopted a bill requiring strict regulations on groundwater pollution prevention for New Mexico dairies. After a lengthy process, the state Water Quality Control Commission […]

Veteran title honor to hold

Clyde Davis I placed it up there on Facebook and got some comments — many weren’t positive, considering what I put up wasn’t particularly contentious. It was simply a Veterans Day posting. Whereas many say to the veteran,”Thank you for serving,” I thought it might make sense to say, at least from one veteran, “Thank […]

Press release: Bingaman aide to hold office hours in Texico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced today that a representative from his Roswell office will be available in Texico on Tuesday, September 21st to help residents in the area with problems or concerns with federal government agencies. “The office hours in Texico will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from […]

Curry inmate released despite immigration hold

Sharna Johnson Law enforcement is searching for an inmate who was released Thursday night from the Curry County jail despite an immigration hold. Detention Center Administrator Keith Norwood said Ramiro Chavez was released on his own recognizance by order of magistrate court. However, Norwood said there is a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold in […]

Press release: Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Rep. Ben Ray Luj

County commission holding special meeting

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. today in the commission room at the courthouse. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the 2010-2011 county budget.

Our possessions not really ‘ours’

Curtis Shelburne We humans are so full of ourselves. We incessantly strut and preen, spout and sputter, spew and spray forth all manner of self-important nonsense, and the Father hearing his kids so solemnly hold forth must laugh. One day the curtain will be pulled back, and we’ll see clearly for the first time. I […]

Leave politics out of friendships

Yes, most of my friends have similar political convictions to mine. Actually, not just political but also more general philosophical ones, bearing on the theory of being, knowledge, the human good and even the nature of art. But I do have some genuine friends who disagree with me on important matters, including politics. How is […]

Press release: Rep. Luj

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2010 CONTACT: Mark Nicastre, (202) 503-8988

School board to meet

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal School Board of Education will hold a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building, 1009 Main St. The board is expected to enter into an executive session to consider candidates to replace Clovis School Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm’s last day is June 25. A roll call vote […]

Hereford to hold tennis tournament

Freedom New Mexico Hereford Schools is hosting a summer tennis tournament June 4-5 at the high school’s tennis courts. Friday play will include junior singles competition, with 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments for both genders. Saturday’s play features youth doubles, also 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U, with the age of the oldest player recognized. […]

Students selected for county manager of the day

CNJ staff Curry County will hold its first county manager of the day program, starting Friday, in celebration of National County Government Month. Selected participants are Texico senior Miguel Vega (Friday), Melrose senior Mitchum Rush (April 23) and Clovis junior Debra Thompson (April 30). The students will attend an elected officials meeting, take part in […]

Base holding open house

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will hold its inaugural 27th Special Operations Wing open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 on the base’s flightline. The event is free, open to the public and will feature 27 SOW and Air Force Special Operations Command personnel, units and assets. Event parking will be at […]

Two candidate forums set for this week

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Election season is taking hold in Clovis, with a pair of candidate forums this week. The March 2 city election is featured in Tuesday’s KTQM/KWKA radio forum. Also, the state’s five Republican gubernatorial candidates will descend on Clovis Thursday for a forum sponsored by the High Plains Patriots. Bob […]