Voters pass Bonds A, B, C

Liliana Castillo At midnight Tuesday, voters were approving three of the four bonds created by the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act with 92 percent of the votes in. Bonds A, B and C passed and Bond D failed. Bond C will devote more than $5 million in bonds to the improvement of public […]

Letters to the editor: Time for public officials to listen

We wish to thank the Clovis News Journal for its viewpoint to vote no on the jail and courthouse in last Sunday’s paper. I am so thankful someone has finally stood up to our public officials to the point they might just have to listen. On numerous occasions, small groups of people have met with […]

Vote no on jail, courthouse

On Nov. 2, thoughtful voters have plenty of reasons to vote against the $33 million judicial complex that Curry County officials want. We believe they should vote no on the two tax issues that will be on the ballot, for these reasons, among others: • The jail’s poor construction is not why prisoners keep leaving […]

Commissioners amend Hotel Clovis lease agreement

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission quickly approved its only agenda item Wednesday, an amendment to the Hotel Clovis lease agreement with Tierra Realty of Taos. The company is seeking Housing and Urban Development HOME funds, and needed to alter the lease agreements to include HUD environmental assessment requirements. The company is trying to renovate […]

Postponing vote on tax cuts lame decision

Freedom New Mexico Accountability took a back seat this week when Democrats in control of Congress decided to postpone voting on extension of the Bush tax cuts until after the Nov. 2 election. We prefer elected officials to be as accountable as possible. Delaying a vote on extending the tax cuts, which expire Jan. 1, […]

Letters to the editor: Let’s vote to take liars out of office

Let’s vote to take liars out of office With wonderful journalism, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” has documented for us over several months the stunning hypocrisy of many of our national politicians. The essence of this may be old news: “They all lie.” Of course they don’t all lie. But the most egregious offenders who […]

Meetings watch: Commission to vote on dumping fee waiver

The Clovis City Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:15 p.m. today at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A request for approval to issue and sell $7 million of City of Clovis New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Revenue bonds to improve sanitary sewers and treatment plants. • A […]

County awaiting vote to complete complex plan

Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners voted Tuesday to wait on the final phase of an architect’s plan for a judicial complex until after voters decide in November whether to fund the project. They also — following a more than hour-long executive session — granted the county manager authority to proceed with purchasing private properties needed […]

City commission meeting to vote on budget

Clovis City Commission is meeting in special session 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Library. The meeting is to vote on the city’s 2010-2011 budget. Also planned for discussion will be a cooperative agreement with the state transportation department for improvements to 21st Street.

Board taking another look at middle school sites

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools own 40 acres along East 21st Street just west of 7-18 Road which has access to utilities. CMS administrations says the site is too close to Yucca Middle School to build a middle school on it. Liliana Castillo The Clovis school board will meet in a […]

Lawsuit calls for MVD to offer voter registration forms

Kevin Wilson A non-profit group is hoping its efforts will drive more people to the voting booth this November and in elections beyond that. The New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles recently entered a settlement with Project Vote, bringing the state department in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The act requires […]

County budget sent back to make room for jail officers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners told County Manager Lance Pyle to reconfigure his proposed preliminary budget Tuesday and come back with the money to hire 10 new detention officers at the jail. Commissioners were expected to vote on both preliminary budget and jail issues at a meeting held at the Grady […]

Senators Bingaman and Udall Stand Up to Credit Card Companies, Vote to Support Small Business and Consumers

WASHINGTON— The Merchants Payments Coalition, representing 2.7 million U.S. businesses, released the following statement thanking Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) for their support after the U.S. Senate voted to include commonsense swipe fee reform in the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 through an amendment introduced by Sen. Richard Durbin […]

Pet licensing ordinance vote split

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Animal Task Force Chairwoman Linda Cross told city commissioners Thursday that a pet licensing ordinance will help the city get grant money to pay for enforcement. The ordinance was passed on a 5-3 vote. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Despite objections from three commissioners who called it redundant and […]

Reconciliation betrays intent of founders

Freedom New Mexico As the full-court-press by his administration to pass a health insurance bill that polls show most Americans oppose or have serious reservations about, we will have more to say about the curious faux-populist tactics President Barack Obama is using as he becomes increasingly desperate. For now let us just remark that it […]

Melrose elects new mayor

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melrose elected a new mayor Tuesday and raised gross receipts taxes. Tuck Monk with 97 votes was elected mayor by a 19-vote margin over his opponent Donald Harrell. Monk succeeds Lance Pyle, who elected not to seek re-election. “I don’t see any changes when I take office,” Monk said. […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

Commission to vote on improvements plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to approve a five-year, $56.1 million capital improvement plan during a special meeting Tuesday. The Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Plan — which outlines capital improvement requests the county will make from 2011 to 2015 — shows a focus on road improvement. The commission will […]

Labor board members appointed at CCC

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning in Room 512 of the college.All agenda items were approved by a 4-0 vote. The board: • Approved the appointment of two members to the three-member Labor Management Relations board, which was created through a resolution in its last meeting on June 10.Rick Switzer of […]

Sotomayor OK’d for Supreme Court in historic vote

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation Thursday as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in a history-making Senate vote that capped a summer-long debate heavy with ethnic politics. She’ll be sworn in Saturday as the court’s 111th justice, third woman and first nominee by a Democrat in 15 years. The Senate […]