Group hosting health care forum

CNJ staff The High Plains Patriots are hosting a health care forum noon Saturday at Marshall Junior High School. Physicians will be on hand to answer questions concerning the proposed Health Care Reform Bill. Others will be present to answer questions concerning water restoration and cap and trade bills. Information: highplainspatriots.com

Little at stake in Sotomayor court hearings

Freedom New Mexico There are potentially consequential questions to which answers may or may not be forthcoming in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of federal appellate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. But the hearings, while sometimes pointed, have been generally civil in large part because so little […]

GI Bill transfer full of questions

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Users of one of the most popular features of the Post-9/11 GI Bill — the option to transfer benefits to family members — will find a few quirks in how Congress designed the transfer provisions as they take effect in August. For example, spouses of active duty members who hope […]

Sotomayor’s stances on issues remain unclear

Freedom New Mexico The Senate Judiciary Committee no doubt will have many relevant questions for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor concerning what role, if any, her gender, ethnicity and empathy play in her judicial reasoning, her judicial temperament and her judicial philosophy. For today we’d like to explore what her written opinions tell us […]

Lujan fields questions on health care, water project during ENMU visit

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PNT Photo: Clarence Plank Congressman Ben Ray Lujan talksto students Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. He also met with the university’s board of regents. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer PORTALES — Health care and a major water improvement project dominated questions Congressman Ben Ray Lujan fielded from Eastern New Mexico University students. Lujan […]

Habitat for humanity work continues in Portales

This Saturday, work on the home at 309 E Kaywood in Portales continues with painting the interior walls. Work begins at 8:00 am until mid-afternoon. Lunch will be provided for construction volunteers at approximately 11:30 am. Also, the ReStore will be open from 2-6 on Friday and from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday […]

First Person: Clovis librarian well-traveled

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Maria Layman helped come up with trivia questions about New Mexico, earning her Clovis High School library a set of 50 books. Marla Layman, the Clovis High School librarian, studied the state of New Mexico and came up with 10 trivia questions about the state. Those questions won the CHS […]

Residents ask questions on proposed rate hike

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Eric Wuest said he’s resigned that water rates will go up. He said he attended a public meeting put together by New Mexico American Water to learn about what he can do to conserve water for his car wash operation. But Wuest asked New Mexico American Water officials Monday […]

County treasurer candidates respond to questions

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked county treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Kathrynn Tate Age: 59 Occupation: Farmer/rancher, small business owner Elected offices held: Curry County Commission • Give a description of […]

Curry County Commission candidate profiles

Editors Note: The Clovis News Journal asked the Curry County Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Commissioner District 2 Democrat Charles Benny Adams Age: 55 Occupation: Retired human resources, training and manufacturing manager in the computer chip […]

DA: Escape investigation ‘progressing’

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler said there are still some unanswered questions about last month’s escape at the Curry County jail after reviewing a state police investigative report. Members of the region’s Major Crimes Unit are reinterviewing inmates and detention officers, he said. Chandler said approximately 10 interviews were conducted […]

Runway closures at Clovis Municipal Airport

Both paved runways 4-22 and 12-30 will be closed for construction in the intersection beginning this Friday, August 15th at 6:30 pm MDST through 5:00 am MDST, Monday August 18th. Length of closure time is dependent upon weather and construction conditions. Great Lakes Airlines has cancelled all flights during this period. Should you have any […]

Denish touring state

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is touring New Mexico this week, answering questions from constituents inside a Department of Tourism bus. A news release from her office reports she’ll be traveling more than 500 miles, visiting eight towns in three days. “I’m looking forward to meeting as many people as possible” said Denish in the news […]

Even Roy Rogers had questions

Alvin Petty’s latest blog is on pain, suffering and evil.

Candidate forum to be held

CNJ staff Candidates for the June 3 primaries have been invited to a Tuesday forum at the KTQM/KWKA building south of Clovis. The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. and is scheduled for a two-hour broadcast on KTQM 99.9 FM and KWKA 680 AM. Advance questions can be sent to ktqm@plateautel.net, and listeners can phone […]

New school program utilizes teachers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Monica Weirauch, left, and Charlotte Howell teach an English class together as part of the inclusion teaching style recently implemented at Yucca Middle School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Municipal Schools is having success with special needs students using a system that utilizes two teachers in classrooms, according […]

Lujan tours eastern New Mexico

While campaigning through southeastern New Mexico this past week, Democratic Congressional District 3 candidate, Ben R. Lujan, sat down with the Freedom New Mexico to answer some questions regarding his positions on some major political issues.Lujan is seeking to win the Democratic primary in a congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Udall. Currently, Lujan […]

Political query raises questions about ethics

Freedom New Mexico No question, there has been a satisfying sense of what-goes-around-comes-around pleasure in the downfall of resigned Democratic New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, as there is when almost any politician is made an object of public disgrace. Spitzer was notorious as a confrontational, even bullying kind of character who as New York’s attorney […]

Questionnaires don’t need answers

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ Columnist Major political parties send out questionnaires to get a handle on how their members feel about certain issues.They are rigged, of course, the questions phrased in such a way as to invite only one response. Here’s an actual question from a list recently sent to Republican Party members: Do you […]

Ned, you have a question?

Columnist Ned Cantwell has a few questions he’d like answered, beginning with “Why do politicians ask loaded questions?”