VA struggles to meet patient needs

VA struggles to meet patient needs Veterans’ medical facilities in our region are completely overloaded and administrators are lax in hiring enough qualified personnel and keeping on top of ongoing problems. When it takes two to three months for an appointment and you are ill, that is too long — especially when you have to […]

VA struggles to meet patient needs

VA struggles to meet patient needs Veterans’ medical facilities in our region are completely overloaded and administrators are lax in hiring enough qualified personnel and keeping on top of ongoing problems. When it takes two to three months for an appointment and you are ill, that is too long — especially when you have to […]

Yearbook issue needs civility

Some say they’re courageous defenders of diversity — a few kids leading the city of Clovis into the 21st Century against hateful bigots who don’t want change. Others say their actions were inappropriate, irresponsibly promoting an “abhorrent lifestyle” as normal when it really “goes against God’s laws.” Clovis High School yearbook staff members respond by […]

Lighthouse Mission needs summer kids’ meal volunteers

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Lighthouse Mission director Richard Gomez is looking for volunteers to help provide a summer breakfast program for about 50 area children on Saturday mornings. Gomez hopes to offer children food, as well as a time of Bible-based lessons and activities. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Lighthouse Mission director Richard […]

Events center top County Commission issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Republican candidates spoke about their candidacies to members of the community Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library in a public forum. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Those seeking Republican nods for the Curry County Commission agreed Clovis needs beautification. They also agreed zoning isn’t the answer. They also agreed the […]

April 6, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Golf enthusiasts encouraged to act Are we going to stand by as the Clovis Municipal Golf Course is abused? Golfers need to get involved. The building is in disrepair, needs painting and the roof leaks. The irrigation system is not effective. The equipment is outdated. The labor force is too small.• Why? There is no […]

Web poll needs voters

Have you voted in our Web poll this week?

No room for good ol’ boys

What needs to change about Clovis? Steve Gershon says the city needs to lose “the good ol’ boy mentality.” “I think it’s been going on so long here in Clovis

Service to others ‘noble’

What needs to change about Clovis? Gina Hochhalter wants to see a change in attitude among workers. “I’m many times disappointed with how workers view work, as if serving people doesn’t matter or is somehow ‘less than,’ she wrote in an e-mail. “Service to others is the MOST noble

Commission candidates take part in forum

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks George and Mille Lees of Clovis listen to city commissioner candidates answer questions about issues Monday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. About 40 residents attended the forum. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer All the Clovis City Commission candidates agreed water is an important issue. All but one agree Hotel […]

Feb. 19, 2008 Meetings Watch

What: Curry County Commission Meeting When: 9 a.m. today Where: Curry County Courthouse Agenda items include: • An agreement with the state to clean up right of ways entering the county. County Commissioner Tim Ashley said complaints about the shabby state of the medians and drainage ditches on state highways coming into town have come […]

House candidate advocates fiscal responsibility

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Don Wiviott, candidate for U.S. representative in the 3rd Congressional district, told the Roosevelt County Democratic Women on Monday he is capable of finding solutions to America’s problems and will actively work for change in government. “This is a year, honest to God, for change,” Wiviott said. […]

Clovis Animal Welfare League

The Clovis Animal Welfare League needs volunteers to transport animals (must be able to drive to Albuquerque or Santa Fe), to care for animals in their homes on a temporary basis, and to help with fundraising. Information: Darlene Ray, 762-5008.

Clovis mayoral candidates

CNJ staff Tim Ashley Age: 44 Occupation: Construction supply business owner Prior elected offices: Currently serving his second term as Curry County Commissioner. • What do you think is the mayor’s most important job? The mayor’s most important job and first duty is to preside over the board of commissioners meetings. Other “important” duties include […]

City commission candidates — District 4

CNJ staff District 4 David Briseno Age: 51 Occupation: Educator Prior elected position: none • What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? I personally would like to see the Hotel Clovis restored. However, I do understand that coming up with the capital to make […]

Selective Service needs local board member

The Selective Service System needs a volunteer for its local board in Roosevelt County. Volunteers must be U.S. citizens, residents of Roosevelt County, at least 18 years old, and not an active or retired member of the military. Training is provided. Information: Lt. Col. Rob Vaccarella, 575-758-0929, or www.sss.gov.

Officials preparing for Cannon growth

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The impact Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission will have on the local community is still unknown. Everett Frost, vice chairman for the Local Growth Management Org-anization, said his group plans to use Defense Depart-ment funds to hire a consulting firm to study plans for Cannon and make projections […]

Q&A: Senator supports Richardson’s run for White House

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Jeff Bingaman is serving his fifth term in Congress and is chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Following Tuesday’s Senate field hearing at Clovis-Carver Public Library, he answered a few questions for Freedom Newspapers. Q:You came to Clovis for the field hearing regarding the Ute Water Project. […]

Residents ‘almost’ back to normal

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Ron Simonton from Reed Roofing and Construction looks over tornado damage at David Saylor’s house. “I like to think we’re ahead of schedule. We’ve only been working on it a week and a half,” said Simonton. According to Simonton about 50 percent of th By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer […]

Cannon troops take to the skies

Cannon Airmen board a chartered aircraft Sunday morning to begin a planned four-month deployment. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Airmen begin deployment The other shoe dropped during a rainy Labor Day weekend as approximately 400 Cannon personnel deployed over the past week as part of Aerospace Expeditionary Force (AEF) 3/4, according to information provided from the […]