Child Find screening offered

CNJ staff Grady Schools will be one of four sites for Child Find preschool screening clinics. The free clinic, scheduled for 1 p.m.-3 p.m. April 5, is for children 5 and younger. A representative from ENMRSH and Clovis MECA Therapies will be present at each clinic, which serves to locate, identify and refer as early […]

Weekly update — March 13

Representative trying for impact statement State Rep. Roberto Gonzalez, D-Taos, is trying to force the U.S. Air Force to produce a full environmental impact statement on Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed low-altitude training area. Gonzalez has introduced a joint memorial on the topic to the state legislature. In a Taos News story, Gonzalez says he […]

English-only bills violate our freedoms

Freedom New Mexico Among the various bills offered in Washington and Texas are new efforts to force every U.S. resident to speak English. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has pledged to file an English-only bill in Congress. Worse, similar bills already have been filed in the Texas Legislature. One Texas state representative has filed legislation […]

Gardner selected as Martinez chief of staff

Freedom New Mexico A state legislator who represents Roosevelt County and a former representative for both Curry and Roosevelt counties are among appointed members to the executive leadership team for Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez. Rep. Keith Gardner, R-Roswell, the Dist. 66 representative, was named chief of staff for the seven-member team. Former Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, […]

Crook wins district representative race in landslide

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks State Representative Anna Crook, R-Clovis, talks on the phone Tuesday evening at the Curry County Courthouse while watching the vote tally come in the primary election. Crook went on to defeat challenger Wade J. Lopez. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer State Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, won Tuesday’s primary election […]

Final unofficial primary election results

Curry County Precincts Reporting: 37 of 37 Magistrate judge District 1 Democrat • Johnny Chavez — 428 Republican • Duane K. Castleberry — 646

EPCOG representative calls for more openness, accountability

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler calling for more openness and accountability from the organization. Chandler took over representing Curry County in place of Isidro Garcia. “I am still trying to get up to speed,” Chandler […]

School board member Lora Harlan resigns

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Harlan By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis Municipal Schools board member Lora Harlan resigned Wednesday after 19 years on the board. Harlan, a former president, said in a letter to the board her resignation is effective May 28. Harlan, the representative for District Three, said she feels the process of choosing a superintendent […]

Fort Sumner woman running for District 63 representative

CNJ staff Melinda Russ of Fort Sumner announced Tuesday she is running for District 63 state representative. Russ, an eastern New Mexico native and retired homemaker, is the current chair of the Republican party of De Baca County. Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa holds the position but has announced his candidacy for the position of […]

Bingaman rep holding office hours

A representative from the Roswell office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., will hold office hours from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. “The office hours in Clovis will give area residents a chance to meet with a representative from my office to discuss problems they may face, whether it […]

Coach poor representative of team

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It was Duke. It was UNC. And I was there. On my couch. Today marks the one-week anniversary of the season’s first North Carolina-Duke basketball battle, a rivalry that’s even reached our newsrooms. I still remember the first day I worked with a UNC graduate, and I was working on […]

How to contact your representative

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MCT illustration By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With the economy faltering and jobs possibly hanging in the balance, many want to know what their representative is doing for them in Washington these days. Curry and Roosevelt County are represented in Congress by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, and Sers. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall. […]

Texas representative visits base, community

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

State Representative, District 67 candidate profiles

Editor’s Note: The Clovis News Journal asked State Representative

Bahama Buck’s opening next month

This e-mail arrived on Wednesday from a representative of Clovis’ newest business:

Candidate Profiles: State Representative, District 63

Editor’s Note: The Clovis News-Journal invited candidates for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 63 seat to answer the following questions. Candidates were limited to 300-word answers. Name: Matt RushAge: 34Occupation: Farming/RanchingRunning for: House of Representatives District 63Party affiliation: Republican.Elected offices held: American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Board of Directors; President, Roosevelt County […]

Candidate Profiles: State Representative, District 64

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 64 State Representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Anna Crook Age: Did not disclose. Occupation: Property manager, former fashion consultant. Running for: State Representative, District 64. Party […]

Candidate Profiles: State Representative, District 67

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 67 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Craig L. Cosner Age: 59 Occupation: Retired banker (35 years) Party affiliation: Democrat Elected offices held: None. Gubernatorial appointment […]

June 3 Primary Election Ballot, Voting Locations

Primary Election: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 3U.S. President (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Caucus Feb. 5, 2008(Republican) John McCain(Republican) Ron PaulU.S. Senate(Democrat) Tom Udall(Republican) Steve Pearce(Republican) Heather A. WilsonU.S. Representative, District 3 (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Ben R. Lujan(Democrat) Donald H. Wiviott(Democrat) Benny J. Shendo Jr.(Democrat) Harry B. Montoya(Democrat) Jon Adams(Democrat) Rudy Martin(Republican) Marco […]

District 67 state representative candidate profile: Craig Cosner

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Craig Cosner is a District 67 state representative candidate. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 67 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Name: Craig L. Cosner Age: 59 Occupation: Retired banker (35 years) […]