Dec. 2 Club Notes

Curry County Federated Republican Women The Curry County Federated Republican Women meeting was held at Dakota’s Steakhouse. Sunland Peanuts representatives Garvin Chandler and Katalin Coburn gave an interesting insight into local business as well as the impact of new developments in the peanut industry. These developments include a number of new flavors of peanut butter […]

Udall formally announces Senate bid

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall formally announced Thursday he will run for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici. Udall’s decision to run for the first open Senate seat in New Mexico in 36 years leaves the state with three wide-open congressional races in 2008. […]

Senate candidate Wilson stops in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson speaks in Portales Monday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson made her first campaign stops in eastern New Mexico on Monday with “listening sessions” in Portales and Tucumcari. “I’m used to running tough races,” said Wilson, while introducing […]

Paul campaign contributors prove power of people

By Freedom New Mexico If this doesn’t get the attention of the mainstream media and the Republican establishment, it’s difficult to figure out just what would. And it’s likely that even more dramatic developments in Ron Paul’s run for the presidency are yet to come. The big news is that Paul, the 10-term Republican congressman […]

Rural Republican values in danger

By Allen Weh: Guest columnist At the beginning of the 20th century, rural America was the center of American life, home to most of the population and the source of the nation’s food and commerce. The core values of hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit and respect for private property took root in these early communities, […]

Source: Domenici won’t run in 2008

By Andrew Taylor: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Pete Domenici of New Mexico intends to retire at the end of his term next year, closing out a 36-year career in Congress, Rep-ublican officials said Wednesday. These officials said the 75-year-old Domenici intends to make a formal announcement today in his home state. They […]

Aug. 11, 1966

R.C. Davidson, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, was a guest speaker at a meeting of the Curry County Federation of Republican women, said Mrs. Hoyt Pattison, club president. … Poor Boys Butcher Shop, located at 801 Prince St., offered a variety of meats and prices. … A meeting held at Our Lady […]

Communications official speaking at Party meeting

CNJ Staff Scott Darnell, communications director for the Republican Party of New Mexico, will be the speaker at the meeting Tuesday of the Curry County Republican Party and Curry County Federated Republican Women. The joint meeting is 11:30 a.m. at Dakota’s Steakhouse. Darnell managed Vickie Perea’s campaign in her unsuccessful run for New Mexico secretary […]

Local Roundup: Seven-year sentence given to county man

CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis man will serve seven years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for charges related to drug distribution, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Leroy Jaramillo was found guilty by a Curry County jury Friday and was sentenced by District Judge Stephen Quinn immediately […]

March 8, 1920

The Curry County Rural Telephone Co. reported it had started setting poles for its phone lines in the northern part of the county. “Work will be pushed with as much rapidity as possible,” a telephone official reported. … W. H. Duckworth was named president of Clovis’ new Republican Club. The Clovis Journal reported the GOP’s […]

CCC candidates share visions

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees candidates were quizzed Tuesday in a forum coordinated by the Curry County Federated Republican Women. Candidates covered their motivations for running, qualifications, and visions for CCC. They also addressed issues facing the community college, including the enrollment decline and the long-standing enrollment gender […]

Safety concerns for speaker lead to tax dollar waste

Freedom Newspapers There were two telltale signs that becoming speaker of the House had gone to the head of Newt Gingrich, the history professor-turned-politician who masterminded the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994. The first was when he asked The Smithsonian to lend him the skull of a tyrannosaurus rex for display in his office. […]

Local Roundup: Multiple Sclerosis walk planned

By CNJ staff The 2007 Valero Energy Multiple Sclarosis Walk is being held April 28 at Clovis Community College. Proceeds from the MS Walks help fund research, and programs and support for persons with MS. Sign-in is at 9 a.m. and the four-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. Board candidate forum scheduled The Curry County […]

Big government biggest enemy for ousted GOP

Freedom Newspapers It has been a long, hard slog, but Republicans in Congress may finally be coming to terms with the primary reason why they enter the 110th Congress as the minority party rather than the majority. To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s electoral guru James Carville, who notably reminded his troops back in 1992 that “It’s […]

President Gerald Ford dies at 93

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, […]

Congress got one thing right: health savings

By Freedom Newspapers The lame-duck session of Congress that also marked the end of 12 years of Republican domination of the legislative branch ended Saturday morning with more of a whimper than a bang. Nine of the 11 “normal” appropriations bills remained unpassed, leaving the federal government to rely on “continuing appropriations” that will fund […]

McCain may lose status as media darling

Editorial Arizona Sen. John McCain owes much of his caché as a media darling, as well as his reputation as a “maverick,” to being a non-Republican Republican who bucks party orthodoxy on a host of issues. One of the only issues on which he doesn’t part company with President Bush and most Republican colleagues in […]

Shift in power could prompt positive changes

Editorial For those of us who believe in limited government, and recoil at the idea that the nation’s well-being is contingent on the amount of make-work legislation Congress cranks out, there are worse things in the world than divided government. Thus, we see a potential silver lining in the storm clouds that rocked the Republican […]

Rumsfeld steps down

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Bush on Wednesday congratulated Democrats on their takeover of the House and strong gains in the Senate and announced he had selected a new defense secretary to oversee the increasingly violent conflict in Iraq. Bush, reaching into the administration of his father, said that former CIA Director Robert Gates […]

New Mexico election roundup

The Associated Press Democrat Lewis wins treasurer’s race ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Democrat James Lewis won a decisive victory over his Republican opponent in the state treasurer’s race, bringing 30 years of government experience to an office that was clouded by scandal. Lewis, who served as state treasurer two decades ago, said he would begin work […]