Candidates rush to file for open seats

CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Democrat candidate for County Commission District 4 Donald Harrell of Melrose draws his number Tuesday for position on the June 5 primary election ballot. Harrell is taking on incumbent Commissioner Wendell Bostwick. Robin Fornoff Retirements sparked a rush of candidates Tuesday to register for three key Curry County offices in […]

Feral swine running wild in eastern New Mexico

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Courtesy photo: Alan May, State Director USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services. The Department of Game and Fish does not regulate or manage the hunting of feral swine, therefore no permit is required and hogs may be hunted year round. Tonjia Rolan Prolific feral swine populations are ravaging eastern New Mexico range and farmland and creating an ecological nightmare, […]

Roosevelt County farmer appointed to State Fair Commission

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Roosevelt County farmer Matthew Rush to the State Fair Commission. Rush is the executive vice president of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, overseeing day-to-day operations of a 16,000-member farm and livestock organization. He also owns and operates Rush Cattle Company, a family business that specializes […]

Martinez adds Portales man to land protection committee

Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Matthew Rush of Portales to the Natural Lands Protection Committee. Rush was among 11 appointments announced Friday by the governor. Rush is executive vice president, secretary and treasurer of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. With his father, he owns and operates Rush Cattle Co. Rush serves on the […]

Melrose student selected as County Manager for day

CNJ staff A Melrose high school senior will be following the Curry County Manager to work today. Richard R. Rush was selected to shadow Lance Pyle as part of the County Manager for the Day program the second year it has been done. The program is part of National County Government Month. Rush lives on […]

Former land commissioner returning to office

Freedom New Mexico Former Land Commissioner Ray Powell will be going back to the State Land Office. The seasoned Democrat edged out Republican challenger Matt Rush to take back his old job. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed Powell with 52 percent of the vote to Rush’s 48 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Rush […]

Rush scores hat trick in Zias’ 7-1 win

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Senior midfielder Calie Rush of Clovis scored the fourth hat trick in the history of the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program — in a span of just under 19 minutes, no less — and the Zias tied their school record for goals in a match with a 7-1 […]

Stores bracing for tax-free weekend rush

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Megan Neighoff, Brown’s Shoe Fit sales associate, prepares a sandal display Tuesday at the store on Main Street in preparation for the tax-free holiday this weekend. Liliana Castillo New Mexico’s annual tax-free holiday is this weekend and local and corporate businesses in Clovis and Portales are stocking up to deal […]

Matt Rush wins Republican land commissioner nomination

Roosevelt County farmer and cattle rancher Matthew Rush on Tuesday won the nomination in the Republican primary for land commissioner — a position among the most powerful in New Mexico state government. Rush defeated former Bernalillo County GOP executive director Bob Cornelius. Unofficial returns showed Rush with nearly 66 percent of the votes with 65 […]

Candidates log thousands of miles on road to state office

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for a statewide office,” Rush said, while […]

Area rancher running for state land commissioner

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a candidate […]

Businesses, customers object to Texas Avenue median

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A motorist correctly moves to the left of a new median on North Prince Street Tuesday evening only to be blocked head-on by a northbound vehicle that has incorrectly entered the lane. The motorist eventually wove through oncoming traffic to enter the parking lot of Chili’s Grill and Bar. By […]

CHS holding registration rush

CNJ staff The Clovis High School guidance office is hosting a registration rush next week for CHS parents and students, according to a news release. The rush is a time for parents and student to check class credits, review student registration forms, course selections, and graduation requirements, the release said. Guidance and administration office staff […]

Discrepancies discredit global warming data

Freedom New Mexico The rush to impose Draconian, costly regulations to fight global warming is based on allegedly “settled science” showing manmade greenhouse gases increase temperatures. This belief system’s high priests at the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have issued successive reports trumpeting the danger, concluding that we must act immediately. But the science […]

Cannon wife motivated to aid wounded troops

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Leslie Scott organized the same supply drive when she was stationed in England. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections Suffering an injury while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, a soldier can be happy knowing that medical personnel will rush the injured far out of harm’s way in order to quickly treat […]

Black Friday rush just too much

By Karl Terry: Local Columnist It comes once a year and they call it Black Friday. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid the full measure of this annual spectacle — until this year. After purposely planning to purchase a new television with our

Matt Rush to speak at McCain event

Freedom New Mexico Matt Rush of Portales will participate in the pre-program rally for Sen. John McCain’s campaign event Saturday in Albuquerque, according to Marta Kramer, state director for the McCain campaign in New Mexico. “They called this afternoon and asked if I would be one of the speakers,” Rush said Thursday. Rush is the […]

Voters line up as registration deadline nears

CNJ Staff Curry County Director of Elections Connie Jo Lyman said the last minute rush to register, “Is wilder than I have ever seen it in 23 years.” Lyman said Monday there is little doubt people don’t want to miss their chance to vote in this election. “They seem to think (Monday’s) the last day […]

2008 Curry County Fair results

4-H Project Economics and General Project Division Animal Science Exhibit about a livestock animal project Novice 1. Kyla Myers 2. Taylor McSchooler Senior 1. Amber Harrell 2. Shay Lea Workbook or county record book about a livestock project Novice 1. Mackenzee Starbuck Senior 1. Skylar Starbuck 2. Molly Rush 3. Amber Harrell The normal animal […]

Senate OKs $286 billion farm bill

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The long and winding road to a new farm bill got a leg up Friday as the Senate passed its own $286 billion version. The bill, passed on a 79-14 vote, expands subsidies for wheat, barley, oats, soybeans and several other crops and creates new grants for vegetable and […]