McCulloch to face Bingaman in November

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Political newcomer Allen McCulloch won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday to face Democratic incumbent Jeff Bingaman in November, and former legislator Gary King won a three-way Democratic race for attorney general. Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera won a four-way contest for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state […]

Candidate Profile: Shirley Hooper

Shirley Hooper is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state against Mary Herrera, Stephanie V. Gonzales and Letitia Montoya in the June 6 primary. The position is currently held by Rebecca Vigil-Giron. Bio: Hooper grew up in Lovington, and has lived and worked in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Portales and Hobbs. She served as […]

Candidate profile: Letitia Montoya

Letitia Montoya, 43, is a candidate for the Democratic nominee for New Mexico secretary of state in the June 6 primary election. The secretary of state is the third-highest state office, after the governor and lieutenant governor, and fills in for them when they are out of state. New Mexico’s chief elections officer, the secretary […]

Assistant Air Force secretary says Cannon mission not identified

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William Anderson, an assistant secretary of the Air Force, toured Cannon Air Force Base on Wednesday. He said there has been progress in the mission-finding process, but no specific mission for Cannon yet. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A candidate mission for Cannon Air Force Base has not been identified, […]

11/29 Business Digest

United Way taking applications soon The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will soon begin to accept applications requesting donor funds to serve area families and individuals. According to the charitable organization, distributing donor funds is the most important function they perform. The funds will eventually serve local families, individuals or children in four priority […]

Udall criticizes Bush administration

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., speaks during a Friends of Democracy luncheon Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., told members of a largely Democratic audience that the Republicans in Washington are not doing enough to help Americans, but also said Democrats need to […]

Mission: Not impossible

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Committee of Fifty member Randy Harris speaks about what might be next for Cannon Air Force Base during a public briefing Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Members of a Cannon Air Force Base advocate group urged the public Tuesday morning to regard the federal decision to […]

Cannon survives … for now

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A federal panel voted Friday to accept the Pentagon’s recommendation to send Cannon Air Force Base’s three F-16 fighter squadrons elsewhere — but stopped short of closing Cannon. Instead, the commission voted 6-1, with two abstentions, to turn it into an enclave, keeping the eastern New Mexico base open in […]

Officials: McClure headed to Santa Fe

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is expected to be named the state’s new Higher Education secretary today, college regents Robert Lydick and Gayla Brumfield and state Sen. Stuart Ingle said. Officials with the governor’s office declined to confirm the appointment, but Bill Richardson scheduled a press conference for 9 […]

CCC president one of five finalists for state department

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is one of five finalists to lead the newly created Higher Education Department, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The other four finalists for Higher Education Secretary position are: • James Fries, former president, College of Santa Fe • Carmen Gonzales, […]

Local applies to be state’s secretary of higher education

CNJ staff Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is one of 13 who applied to be the state’s first secretary of higher education. New Mexico Tech President Dan Lopez, chairman of the search committee, announced the applicants’ names Thursday. The committee plans to review the applications and submit a list of three to five of […]

6/9 Education Digest

Program offers college experience Kids will have a chance to attend college this summer through a program offered by Eastern New Mexico University. The program, running from July 6-29, hold daily sessions in six subjects: Physical education, science, arts and crafts, computers, and swimming and reading. “Kids College” also offers its student the opportunity to […]

BRAC contact info

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To express an opinion about BRAC, here is who to contact: BRAC Commission 2521 S. Clark St. Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: (703) 699-2952 Web site: www.defenselink.mil/brac The 2005 BRAC commissioners are: • Commission Chairman Anthony J. Principi, former secretary of veterans affairs. • Former Nevada Rep. James H. Bilbray. • Philip Coyle of California, a […]

Common sense is why Dems hate Bolton

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist In the late 1990s, John Bolton published an article titled “The Creation, Rise and Fall of the United Nations.” If you had read this essay and not witnessed one minute of his confirmation hearings, you would already know that Democrats were going to despise him. Here is Bolton’s take on […]

Portales superintendent in line for state job

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Portales schools superintendent James Holloway said he will resign at the end of the school year to take a position with the New Mexico Public Education Department in Santa Fe. Holloway will be finishing his eighth year as superintendent of schools in May. The only obstacle remaining with […]

Condoleezza Rice not intimidated by Democrats

Freedom Newspapers Beyond well-phrased generalities, it is difficult to glean from Condoleezza Rice’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just what kind of foreign policy a second Bush administration is likely to pursue — except that it will be what the president wants it to be. Unfortunately, few of the senators questioning the secretary […]

Harden appears Senate winner

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clint Harden will return to the state Senate next month, according to county clerks who participated in a recount of votes involving the Republican incumbent from Clovis and Robert Frost, D-San Jon. State officials said Thursday they’ve not received official results, but the clerks said Harden’s 36-vote lead prior […]

Senate winner expected today

by CNJ staff The Secretary of State’s office will proclaim the winner of the District 7 State Senate race today, putting its stamp of approval on the result of an election that has been too close to call since polls closed Nov. 2. Officials at the Secretary of State’s office said the official canvassing of […]

Several counties wrap up canvasses on deadline

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — John Kerry has picked up more votes in New Mexico as counties finish certifying the results of the Nov. 2 election, but not enough to overcome President Bush’s lead in the state. Kerry picked up 1,424 votes in the state’s most populous county, Bernalillo, and 579 votes in incomplete […]

Harden holding off challenger

By David Irvin Incumbent New Mexico Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, held a 232-vote lead over challenger Robert Frost with 97 percent of the precincts reporting late Tuesday. Harden had 7,913 votes; Frost had 7,681 with 66 of 68 precincts final. If Harden wins, he can credit Curry County where he recorded 76 percent of the […]