Local primary races shaping up

Robin Fornoff Candidates for Curry County offices have from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file for three seat commission seats and the offices of treasurer and county clerk in the June 5 primary election. Up for grabs on the commission are the District 2 position held by Dan Stoddard, the District 4 seat […]

Ingle seeking re-election

CNJ staff Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced Monday he will seek re-election to his District 27 seat, which includes all of Roosevelt and De Baca counties and portions of Curry, Chaves and Lea counties. Ingle, a farmer and rancher in Portales, has served in the senate since 1985 and has been senate minority leader since […]

Janice Elliott running for commission seat

CNJ staff Janice “Jan” Elliott of Clovis has announced she intends to run for the District 1 seat on the Clovis City Commission. Elliott, 49, is the executive director of Eastern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services Corp., which gives technical assistance with public safety agencies in 12 New Mexico counties. She said her reasons for […]

Election roundup — Jan. 6

John Jones of Clovis has announced his intention to run for the open District 2 seat on the Clovis City Commission. Jones, 63, is a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He has also served in the New Mexico Mounted Patrol for 25 years and holds the office of deputy chief. “I’ve been […]

Render running for commission seat

CNJ staff R.L. “Rube” Render has announced that he will run for the District 4 Clovis City Commission race. Render, 69, is a retired project manager with Lockheed Martin and a retired gunnery sergeant with the United States Marine Corps. “I feel we need to put Clovis back on the track of giving government back […]

Commissioner announces intent to run

CNJ staff District 1 City Commissioner Randy Crowder has announced he will run for re-election. Crowder, 61, is a self-employed general contractor who has held his seat since 2004, said he feels he still has some things he’d like to see through as a commissioner. He served as mayor pro tem from 2006-2010, and served […]

Ticket feature: Brad Paisley to perform in Lubbock

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Courtesy photo: Cindy Harper Country music star Brad Paisley will be performing 7:30 pm. Feb. 16 at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. Freedom New Mexico Country music star Brad Paisley will be performing in Lubbock 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the United Spirit Arena with three-time Country Music Award winners The Band Perry and […]

State auditor stops in Portales

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas, right, who is running for the U.S. Senate, stopped in Portales Thursday morning to visit with city, university officials and community members at Eastern New Mexico University. Balderas told community members, such as ENMU faculty member Leslie Paternoster, he wants to bring the agenda of […]

Mom’s gear: Babba Cover

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MCT This cotton cover is lined with a fabric that has an SPF/UV-blocking rating of 40 to 50. The sides are made of a mosquito mesh that will keep bugs out while letting air in to keep the baby from overheating. Available at Buy Buy Baby stores or online at BabbaCo.com. Price: $50. By Colleen […]

Child safety seat clinic being held

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Transportation will sponsor a 10 a.m. Saturday child safety seat clinic at Wal-Mart in Clovis. The free clinic, taking place in eight cities, is part of the NMDOT’s “100 Days and Nights of Summer” campaign. The clinics, which will last about two hours, are held on a first-come, […]

Former Rep. Heather Wilson seeking U.S. Senate seat

Sue Major Holmes ALBUQUERQUE — Former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson made official Monday what had been rumored for days — she’s running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Wilson announced her decision to seek the GOP nomination at an Albuquerque paper supply warehouse packed with more than 100 supporters. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Two cents, ring a bell and a prelude to seat belts

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Your two cents Here’s your shot to comment on the State Master Plan for Higher Education. The plan is posted on the department’s home page at www.hed.state.nm.us. The deadline for comments is Dec. 10. To comment: E-mail Executive Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary Carlotta […]

Dodge takes District 63 House seat

Kevin Wilson New Mexico’s 63rd House District will stay in the hands of a Santa Rosa businessman. George Dodge Jr. claimed the victory Tuesday night. He will replace Santa Rosa Mayor Joe Campos, who gave up the seat in an unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor. A Democrat, Dodge won with 2,623 votes to 2,193 for […]

Candidate profiles: District 63 representative

Kevin Wilson An open seat in the New Mexico Legislature is between a Santa Rosa business owner and a former House of Representatives page and Senate employee. The District 63 seat, currently held by Democrat Joe Campos, is open following Campos’ unsuccessful lieutenant governor bid. Democrat George Dodge Jr. of Santa Rosa and Republican Melinda […]

Wildcats reserved seat tickets on sale

Reserved seat tickets for the 2010 Clovis football season are on sale at the Clovis High School athletic office and Tankersley’s, 306 Main St. Past ticket holders have until Aug. 19 to purchase their same seats. The cost of reserved seats is $48. Information: Sandy Brownlow at 769-4350, ext. 1023. Advanced single-game general admission tickets […]

Thursday morning briefing: A concert, Border Town days and a front row seat

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Shameless self-promotion Cnjonline.com is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. Check out the newsletter for a form to enter. The prizes are: • Aug 2-8: $20 gift certificate to Weinerschnitzel • Aug 9-15: $20 gift card to S&S Supermarket • Aug 16-22: […]

Two running for soon-to-be-open board seat

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents will vie for the soon-to-be-vacant District 3 school board seat. District 3 representative Lora Harlan announced in March she would be resigning effective May 28. The board must name a replacement to serve the nine months before the election in February. The two candidates are Paul […]

Melrose council seeking applicants

CNJ staff The city of Melrose is seeking applicants for a vacant council seat. The council consists of four members.

Traffic signals stand out for blind

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A new crosswalk to aid visually-impaired residents doesn’t look different from other crosswalks, but vibrating buttons and audio signals are features of the $5,000 system. It was installed the first week of January. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer From the seat of a car, or a nearby building, the […]

Clovis City Commission candidate withdraws

CNJ staff A candidate for the District 4 Clovis City Commission seat announced Wednesday he’s withdrawn from the race. Jarod Wilhite, president of Wilhite Inc. construction company, said in a press release “new business ventures” led to his withdrawal. “Unfortunately, the two priorities (his job and the City Commission seat) are competing against one another […]