City infrastructure plan discussed

CNJ staff City staff held a brief public input meeting Monday afternoon regarding an annual update to the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. The plan lists upcoming needs for the city covering fiscal years 2013-2017. Claire Burroughes, legislative and community development director for the city, said the plan helps the city when it asks for […]

Consider other options for hotel

Recently there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the Affordable Housing ordinance/plan passed by the Clovis City Commission. It’s now the subject of a negative referendum election to be held on Aug. 2. It has been said this ordinance will allow the city to demolish, and clear properties that can be donated to […]

Letter to the editor: Coyote hunts provide balance

Regarding Sunday’s letter to the editor opposing the coyote hunt in Grady as a school fundraiser: Who are we as a society to place value on a predatory, and scavenging species? Big-game animals have a worthiness for existence for the food chain they supply us. Cattle, chickens, sheep and goats, the same. Horses can fall […]

Letter to the editor: Job raises should be last priority

Job raises should be last priority Regarding last month’s CNJ article “Texico school boss gets a raise:” Superintendent R. L. Richards was given an annual pay raise of $26,000. His yearly salary went from $112,700 to $138, 700 plus benefits. His contract was not due to expire until June 2012 yet this salary increase started […]

Training won’t hurt communities

Regarding the Pentagon’s proposed training initiative that would create a low-altitude training range covering most of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. I flew almost 4,000 hours in United States Air Force fighter jets. We flew hundreds of low-level sorties in high speed and relatively loud jets every day over densely populated parts of Europe. […]

Jail/courthouse timeline of events

Letters to the editor: Tough decisions await voters Tuesday

Tough decisions await voters Tuesday Over the past several months, the Curry County Commission, members of the court and county management have tried to answer and provide educational materials to every voter in Curry County on the complicated issues regarding the proposed judicial complex on this upcoming ballot. The two issues before the citizens of […]

Letters to the editor: Jail problems lie with leadership

Jail problems lie with leadership Regarding Sunday’s editorial (“Vote no on jail, courthouse”): Amen to Publisher Ray Sullivan and Editor David Stevens. I worked at Curry County Adult Deten-tion Center from July 2008 to December 2009. I worked there through four administrators or interim administrators. The administrators were not the problem. The problems came from […]

Letters to the editor: Time to put stop to tax increases

Time to put stop to tax increases Regarding Curry County’s proposal to build a judicial complex: Vote no on Nov. 2. This bond will cost the taxpayers and property owners $33 million and increase the gross receipts tax by 25 cents (on a $100 purchase) for 15 to 25 years. And this is only the […]

Letter to the editor: Democrats’ side also loaded with liars

Regarding Tuesday’s letter headlined “Let’s vote to take liars out of office.” I’m somewhat surprised at the disparity in perceptions between Kirby Rowan and myself, given that we live, read and listen in the same geographical region. I applaud him for the conviction to speak his beliefs, but I couldn’t disagree with him more. It […]

Letter to the editor: Public shouldn’t ignore red lights

Has there been a change in law regarding running red lights? Public shouldn’t ignore red lights I ask because quite frequently I see individuals run the light at Prince and 21st streets. Specifically, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, I saw three vehicles run a red light in front of a Clovis police officer who did nothing. […]

Letters to the editor: School site should be questioned

School site should be questioned Regarding recent controversy on location of a new Clovis middle school: Hmm, let’s see here. The school district already owns land within city limits on which to build a new middle school. Utilities, roads and such are in place. A developer generously donates 40 acres of land outside the city […]

Codes make country preferable

By Glenda Price: State columnist Three or four years ago a couple I know purchased a home in a nice subdivision in town. The guy has a special talent regarding plants, and their back yard definitely shows it. He planted a young weeping willow in the back corner of their yard, and it has become […]

Joint land use on tap for Monday meeting

Freedom New Mexico Curry and Roosevelt counties will host a policy committee meeting 3 p.m. Monday at the Curry County Courthose commission room. The meeting, which is open to the public, will focus on existing conditions regarding land uses in the counties and Cannon Air Force Base. The purpose of the joint land use study […]

Letter to the editor: City can’t enforce pet ordinance

City can’t enforce pet ordinance Regarding the story headlined “City pet licensing on table” in the March 12 CNJ: When I moved to Clovis 25 years ago, Clovis had a pet license ordinance. It didn’t work then and I don’t think it will work now. The majority of the animals that are running loose belong […]

Letters to the Editor: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ not priority

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ not priority Regarding your Wednesday editorial “U.S. policies on military gays outdated:” I do not agree the policy should be on the list of items that need to be changed. I was in the Air Force from 1977 to 2005. During this time I never heard of any problems with gay […]

City seeks Volunteer to fill Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee seat

The City of Clovis currently has a vacancy for a resident from District 4 to serve on the Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee. This committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall and makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding beautification projects in the community. The City of […]

Letters to the Editor: Federal market regulations needed

Federal market regulations needed Regarding your Dec. 8 editorial “Government in the way of job creation:” The writer says government does not have a clue of how the economy works and its policies keeps small business from creating jobs. This ideology says markets are always right and need no controls. The article reads, “Reduce taxes, […]

No gain from advice columnists

Regarding “Annie’s Mailbox” in Tuesday’s CNJ: What are these advice columnists thinking? “Worried Mom” wrote about her 14-year-old daughter having sex with and being isolated by her controlling 16-year-old boyfriend. The columnists told her to tell the counselor. Are they nuts? This child is a child. Her boyfriend is a sex offender and he could […]

Palin can promote GOP agenda

Regarding last Thursday’s editorial, “Palin’s sudden exit amateur political move:” The reason for Sarah Palin’s resignation appears obvious to me. She resigned partially because of the nasty comments about her family, especially David Letterman’s crude comment for which he should have been fired. Her responsibilities with the state were constantly being interrupted by personal attacks. […]