Clovis professionals earn state honor

CNJ staff Two Clovis community leaders were honored at the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award annual dinner on Thursday in Albuquerque. David Briseno, principal of La Casita Elementary, and Ken Huey Jr., chief financial officer of AccessBank in Clovis, were among 15 honored statewide. The NMDPSA recognizes New Mexicans for their “outstanding contribution to […]

Where were you when the world stopped?

Grant McGee I’ve been meaning to write a nice letter to the country singer Alan Jackson for a while now. It would be just a fan letter, letting him know how I think he has been blessed with a great songwriting talent. I thought about writing that letter when I first heard his song “Where […]

School official accepts blame in letter

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor The superintendent of Fort Sumner schools recently sent a letter to the state’s Public Education Department after failing to order a state-mandated test this year for fourth- and eighth-grade students. In the letter — which state officials acknowledged Thursday they have received — Superintendent Lecil Richards applauded the district’s […]

County manager told to cease endorsement

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Ed Perales has demanded in writing that County Manager Geneva Cooper stop publicly endorsing the re-election of District 2 Commissioner Pete Hulder. Cooper refused Perales’ request, also in writing. Both sides called the other’s letter “threatening.” The exchange of letters was prompted by paid advertisements in […]

Governor kicks out base planning commissioner

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque businessman Sherman McCorkle has been dismissed from the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission. Gov. Bill Richardson’s office told McCorkle by telephone Wednesday that his services were no longer needed. McCorkle helped lead a 1995 effort to save Kirtland Air Force Base from cuts. McCorkle says the governor’s […]

What is Rush and Gov. Bill’s real story?

Ned Cantwell Who says the Hatfields and McCoys can’t get along? Think Israel will never come to terms with Palestinians? Think again. The war between the sexes will soon end. Ted Kennedy and Newt Gingrich will go fishing together. Texas Tech basketball coach Bobby Knight is going to write a book called “My 10 Favorite […]

Taxpayers told secrets must be maintained

By David Stevens “Dear boss, “Yes, I understand you’d like to know more about what your employees are doing around here. I imagine you’d like to know more about how your money is being spent. I’m sure you’d like a little insight into our newsroom’s plans for the future. “But I think my staff is […]

City awaits word on car ports

By Jack King City officials said Tuesday they are still waiting on a letter from state General Construction Bureau Chief Fermin Aragon to decide whether to adopt an ordinance on prefabricated carports in the city limits. Aragon said Tuesday he has written a letter providing some guidelines on the issue, but has asked an attorney […]

Police Blotter 11/4

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A Clovis woman called police about 1:40 p.m. Friday to report a suspicious letter. Police arrived and found an envelope addressed to the woman using cut-out newspaper; upon opening it while using security gloves, they found a note saying the woman’s granddaughter […]

Private citizens not fair game for letters

By David Stevens Most letters to the editor received by the Clovis News Journal are published, especially when the writer follows the parameters outlined daily on this Opinion page. Letters must be no more than 300 words, they must be on topics of general interest and the writer must be identified. Letters may be edited […]