DoD focuses on school renovations

On orders from Congress, the Department of Defense is deciding how to spend a first appropriation — $250 million — to upgrade a set of public schools that are in disrepair or disturbingly overcrowded. The catch is that these schools, though part of local school districts, are on stateside bases and 94 percent of their […]

Air Force to enhance travel orders for deployment

By Master Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Air Force Public Affairs Agency WASHINGTON — In an effort to improve customer support and expedite travel voucher payments, Air Force financial management leaders will mandate standardized use of the Defense Travel System for contingency, exercise and deployment travel, officials said. The change will be mostly transparent to the traveler, […]

Evacuation orders lifted on Ruidoso fire that burned five houses

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Residents were returning home Monday after officials lifted evacuation orders forced by a wind-driven wildfire that burned five houses, drove people from a racetrack casino, and knocked out power in part of a southern New Mexico resort area. Barriers into neighborhoods in the Ruidoso Downs area were lifted at 3 […]

Governor orders offices closed

CNJ staff Citing critical supplies for natural gas and power services caused by inclement weather, Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered non-critical state operations to close Friday to decrease the drain on energy supplies throughout New Mexico. “Due to statewide natural gas shortages, I have ordered all government agencies that do not provide essential services to […]

Press Release: Gov. Martinez orders state offices closed Friday, Feb. 4.

SANTA FE – This evening, Governor Susana Martinez continued to work closely with leaders across the state to provide emergency assistance to New Mexicans impacted by interruptions in natural gas and power services caused by record low temperatures. To hasten the supply recovery, Governor Martinez ordered state operations not providing critical services to close tomorrow […]

Family hitting books

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Wendy Proctor, right, her son Matthew Pringle and daughter Veronica Proctor gather around the table for study time at their Clovis home. The Proctor family is on a mission and they know something about missions. Tech. Sgt. Robert Proctor is active duty military and his wife Wendy Proctor served 20 […]

City orders new supply of pet tags

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As of Sunday, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said 998 registrations had been filed for pets. The department originally ordered 1,000 tags. Kevin Wilson Just weeks into the city’s new pet registration ordinance, residents have already exhausted the city’s first order of tags. As of Sunday, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said 998 registrations had […]

Monday morning briefing: Marching orders

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Marching orders The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches are today in Clovis and Portales. Starts 9 a.m. at Potter Park in Clovis… 10 a.m. in Portales at Roosevelt County Museum on the ENMU campus. Question of the day At a movie theater which […]

Richardson orders furloughs to deal with budget

By Barry Massey: The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered five furlough days for workers in executive branch agencies under his control. Richardson made the announcement as he signed bills Thursday to help the state deal with a $650 million budget shortfall. The governor signed a budget-cutting bill but used his […]

Governor orders freeze on capital projects

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday ordered a freeze on capital improvement projects around the state, criticizing lawmakers for not cutting such spending during last week’s special session. “These pork projects should be the first to be cut before we take any action that affects […]

Program aids military spouses with careers

Office of the Secretary of Defense With Congressional authorization in Public Law 110-417, the Department of Defense is implementing the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account Program to provide resources and assistance for spouses of active duty services members, Guard and Reserve with a spouse on orders for one year. The goal is to support a […]

Governor orders flags lowered

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Area farmers riled by grazing injunction

CNJ staff Washington — Eastern New Mexico farmers may be out thousands of dollars after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction to halt cattle grazing on federally protected land on their property, according to a press release from Rep. Steve Pearce, R–N.M. U.S. District Judge John Coughenour granted a 10-day temporary restraining order last […]

Super snacking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric DeLeon measures out toppings for a pizza at Pizza Hut Saturday afternoon. DeLeon said he’s a little scared about the volume of orders the restaurant will have to deal with on Super Bowl Sunday, which is its busiest day of the year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eric […]

Nov. 2, 1915

The Clovis Journal reported the crew of road builders working between Clovis and Portales received orders from the state to proceed into the city of Clovis. … Accountant Marion A. Walker, hired by the county commissioners to make a thorough audit of records, found more than 4,000 errors in them. … Work was progressing nicely […]

Aug. 14, 1925

First National Bank of Clovis was ordered to pay a 40 percent dividend on deposits that were in the bank when it closed. … H.C. Getty began construction of an addition to Clovis Floral Co. due to steadily increasing out-of-town orders. … Southwestern Drug Co. was having a sale on Victrola phonographs.

Forcing volunteers to serve isn’t shortage solution

By Freedom Newspapers Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked the chief of each service branch for a plan by the end of February to minimize the number of “stop-loss” orders. This is a welcome idea in that these orders have created something resembling a backdoor draft and have hurt morale. But fixing the more fundamental […]

Kassin was giving, caring

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer She was working for a loan company near Fort Benning, Ga. He was a soldier who came in to make regular payments. And then he started coming in to purchase money orders. And then just to buy stamps. Pretty soon, she suspected he was inventing reasons to see her. […]

Involuntary service not sign of totalitarian

Freedom Newspapers The bells heralding Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany’s election as Pope Benedict XVI had barely faded when critics asserted the Bavaria-born Ratzinger had served in the Hitler Youth and was conscripted as a non-soldier “helper” in the German Army during World War II. That the teenage Ratzinger’s time in such involuntary service somehow […]

Market owner cooperating

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor A Clovis man submerged in a year-long battle with the city over complications with his “free market ministry” said Wednesday he will obey court orders to remove unsightly items surrounding his property. In a court order filed Wednesday, Municipal Judge Jan Garrett noted that Henry Parmenter, 74, is attempting […]