Two apply for write-in candidacy

CNJ staff Tuesday was the only day for candidates to apply as write-in candidates for the March 4 municipal elections. The following applied to be write-in candidates: • Michael Jacobs — two-year council term, Melrose. • Stephen Moulds — four-year council term, Melrose.

City commission candidates — District 1

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Clovis City Commission candidates to answer the following questions in 150 words or less. The election is March 4. Candidate: Randal Crowder Age: 57 Occupation: Builder/developer Prior elected positions: City commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem since 2004 —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and […]

Candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed Tuesday for the March 4 municipal election: Grady Village council Two at-large positions • Kathy Edwards (I) • Mae Szaloy (I) Melrose City council At-large position, four-year term • Tuck N. Monk (I) • Hulin P. Cargile At-large position, two-year term • Darrel L. Bostwick Texico City council Two […]

Udall stumps in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. spoke at Clovis-Carver Public Library Friday. “There is no doubt in my mind that we got ourselves into a civil war,” Udall said, speaking of the war in Iraq. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he would make sure Cannon […]

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 […]

Guilty plea entered in case of 2006 death

CNJ staff A Clovis man pleaded guilty late Wednesday afternoon to second-degree murder, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Tony Martinez, 54, pleaded guilty in connection with the 2006 death of Hugo Ochoa, 32. Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced Martinez to 10 years in prison. According to the release, witness statements […]

Court tries to up jury numbers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Dodging jury duty in Curry County is getting tougher. Gone are the days when prospective jurors simply asked court clerks to be excused — and excusals are for three years. Now they must go before a judge. District Judge David Reeb said about 75 people showed up recently for […]

Powell

Air Force Senior Airman Richard B. Powell has been named First Term Airman of the Year by the Air Force Sergeant’s Association, Division 16 (Europe), according to a press release from Army & Air Force Hometown News. He is the son of Bobby R. and Deborah L. Powell of Clovis. The airman is a 1998 […]

Symbolic actions waste of valuable time, energy

By Freedom Newspapers The Senate is debating whether to debate — in its characteristically deliberative manner — on a nonbinding resolution to disapprove of what the stubborn man in the White House has said he wants to do in Iraq. The Republicans delayed consideration for a while, but the Democratic majority might come up with […]

Clovis broker tabbed by governor

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis real estate broker Gayla Brumfield has been hand-picked to assist Gov. Bill Richardson transition to his second term. Brumfield, a small business owner and former Clovis city commissioner, will serve as co-chairman on Richardson’s transition committee alongside Ambassador Edward Romero, former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Brumfield said she […]

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 […]

Inexperience Obama’s biggest asset in presidential run

Sen. Barack Obama has been traveling the country to stump for fellow Democrats. But uppermost in the minds of many is his hinting on national television about a possible 2008 campaign for president. Intellectual yet unassuming, the Illinois Democrat rose from working-class parents of different races to earn degrees from Columbia and Harvard. With his […]

Murray wins spirited sheriff’s primary

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Matt Murray did not cheer or burst into celebration early Wednesday morning when the final votes were counted and he was declared winner of a three-man Republican primary for Curry County sheriff. Instead, the announcement was met with quiet satisfaction, saturated with exhaustion and relief. In a spirited race, […]

Sandoval, Blackburn take county commission seats

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Veteran politicians Robert Sandoval and Frank Blackburn were victors in the Curry County commissioner races on Tuesday. Sandoval defeated Fidel Madrid and Edwin Perales II during the Democratic primary election to fill the District 1 commission seat being vacated by Edwin Perales Jr. Sandoval received 132 votes. Madrid finished […]

Vohs, Edwards win seats

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Len Vohs, left, talks with Clovis Mayor David Lansford on Tuesday at City Hall after Vohs won a seat on the Clovis City Commission. Vohs defeated Gloria Wicker for the District 2 seat. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Just a sliver of registered city voters logged in at polls Tuesday, […]

Election Tuesday

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Leighann Melancon, left, and Joanne Cole roll maps and posters Monday morning to be sent to voting locations in preparation for today’s elections. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) Compiled by CNJ staff Who’s on the ballot The following are sample ballots for Tuesday’s area municipal elections: Clovis Commissioner (4-year term) Vote for 1 District 1 • […]

Not crisis yet, but executive power bears watching

Freedom Newspapers A term few Americans are familiar with has become almost a commonplace during Judge Samuel Alito’s confirmation hearings. How has the judge used the term “unitary executive,” and why has President Bush used the term more than 100 times in “signing statements” issued when he signs bills into law? Most recently, in signing […]

Two city seats contested

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Gloria Wicker signs up to run for the Clovis City Commissioner District 2 seat Tuesday at city hall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Isidro Garcia and Juan Garza Sr. will seek re-election to the Clovis City Commission in the March 7 municipal election. Garcia and Garza will run unopposed. Commissioners […]

Four city seats up for grabs

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two-term Clovis City Commissioner Kevin Duncan said last week he won’t run for re-election, while five-term Commissioner Isidro Garcia said he will. Two other commissioners up for re-election in March said they are undecided on their future plans. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution calling for a regular municipal […]

Anchors’ roles changing in United States

Freedom Newspapers The death last week of Peter Jennings, the debonair longtime anchor for ABC’s evening news program, prompts some thoughts on the changing condition of journalism in the United States today, especially electronic journalism. The last year has seen longtime anchors at all three major networks leave. Does this mean the passing not only […]