Impeachment process should be used more

E ssential to liberty is the separation of powers among the three branches of government: the legislative, the executive and the judicial. As America’s founders established it, too much power exercised by one branch is supposed to be checked by the other two branches. That balance of powers has been brought up in the Republican […]

Board picks bid in bond sale

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools received eight bids for the purchase of $8 million in general obligation bonds Tuesday. The board officially accepted the bid with the lowest interest rate from The Baker Group and the Bank of Clovis during its regular meeting Tuesday evening after the bidding process took place Tuesday morning. Financial […]

Weather information good to have

Clyde Davis Thank the powers that control cable TV for the weather channel. No, I am serious. Because of those powers, whoever they may be, we know how to plan our post Thanksgiving weekend. As I type this, it is a chilly 33 degrees outside and I have been dreading the concept of hanging the […]

Give people power to govern selves

Tibor Machan I have been writing in favor of gridlocks for some time, at least as a second-best option to the one where the government is in the hands of an administration committed to limited powers. I wasn’t thrilled with the outcome last week that sent Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, among others, back to […]

School board to call two candidates back for further interviews

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided Tuesday to call back two of the four candidates for superintendent for further interviews. Mount Pleasant Independent School District Superintendent Terry Myers and Wichita Falls Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Tim Powers will return for interviews Monday and Wednesday. Powers, 55, said he was impressed […]

Officials: Ute water project construction could begin next year

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Postmaster John Yeast provides an overview to Curry County Commission Chairman Robert Sandoval and other county officers Tuesday during a tour of the Gidding Street post office building. Last month, commissioners announced plans to purchase the building for $750,000 and rent space to the post office. By Sharna Johnson: […]

Students head for FCCLA national finals

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From left, Jessica Farkas, Hayley Hoggard, Austin Miller and Autumn Powers. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Yucca Middle School student Autumn Powers planned a wedding from top to the bottom. She compared prices of three vendors for everything from the tuxedo rentals, gowns, and flowers. Her attention to detail in planning the wedding and […]

Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a historic marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]

Late local historian honored

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative is set to honor Rose Powers White, historian of the Portales area’s early days of settlement, with a historic roadside marker. A dedication and reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. July 30 at the Portales Public Library. State Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will speak. Ruth […]

Ute water agreement updated

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Contracted employees of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority updated the Clovis City Commission Thursday on its plans to move into utility authority status. Following a 15-minute regular meeting, Project Manager Scott Verhines and two others held the floor for about an hour. Creating a utility authority, Kevin […]

Editorial: Holidays takes root in trimph over powers

Easter and Passover, signal celebrations in Christianity and Judaism, are linked through the calendar and through long tradition. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that they show other kinships, including some that might be surprising to some who are merely passive believers. The most striking similarity is that both holidays represent liberation from and triumph […]

Super powers won’t make me hero

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I’m not a conventional superhero. I battled my adversary verbally. My adversary, a very cute girl, asked me something I’ve always dreamed a very cute girl would ask me: “If you could be a superhero, which one and why?” Keep in mind, I got asked this question as I sat […]

Fighting terror doesn’t give Bush universal power

By Freedom New Mexico One of the keys to making our government work properly is the balance of powers. It’s a common mistake to think the president runs the federal government, but he doesn’t. He runs the executive branch. His official influence over the legislative and judicial branches is limited to proposing the budget and […]

In Tribute: Keebler salesman took pride in work, religion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Burl Powers of Clovis taught his son plenty of things. There was no shame in doing the same job for decades if it paid the bills. The church and the family were priorities. And you never know when a bear is around the corner. Wendel Powers of El Paso […]

Proposal ups tax component 33 percent

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer One component of property taxation would increase approximately 33 percent in 2008 under a finance plan proposed for Clovis Municipal Schools, which would cause an overall property tax increase of about 6 percent. Under the proposed plan, an owner of a home valued at $100,000 would see a tax […]

FBI raid doesn’t put separation of powers in danger

Freedom Newspapers A number of present and former members of Congress, including such Republicans as current and former House speakers Dennis Hastert and Newt Gingrich, respectively, have criticized the FBI’s decision to search the congressional office of Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat being investigated for accepting bribes. The criticism is understandable but a bit […]

Use of signing statements could threaten liberty

Freedom Newspapers It has long been viewed as an anomaly, even a curiosity, that President Bush, who has been more jealous of the powers and prerogatives of the presidency than any recent inhabitant of that office, has not used his power to veto a single law passed by Congress. Recent surveys of his use of […]

Cats fighting for postseason

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Clovis senior outfielder Devin Sweet takes a cut during practice on Monday at Bell Park. The Wildcats travel to Hobbs for a key doubleheader today. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A little more than a month ago, the Clovis Wildcats beat Valley to advance to the title game of […]

Cats open against Santa Fe in tourney

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Clovis High School senior Daniel Casarez cleans home plate after practice Wednesday as he helps prepare Bell Park for the Clovis Invitational. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Even if he’s not sure what position he’ll play, Clovis High senior Jared Powers is anxious to get the baseball season under […]

2/4 Sandia honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: Audrey Gabaldon, Brady Harlin, Richard Hernandez, Jonah Lucero, Marisa Michael, Patrick Smith, Cory Taylor. A/B Honor Roll: Miriam Alcocer, Teresa Carey, Tate Eppler, Brian Finch, Jada Gooden, Shelby Jones, Abby Powers, Jeff Searcy, Estevan Vasquez. Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Tayelor Chavez, Matt Matelski, Allison Michael. A/B Honor Roll: Andrea […]