Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Rep. Luj

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

House votes to abolish the death penalty

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

Unmarried couples bill stalls again

By Steve Terrell A domestic partnership bill on Monday fell short of the votes it needed to clear a state Senate committee. The tie vote meant the Senate Judiciary Committee remains a roadblock for backers of legislation allowing unmarried partners in New Mexico — same-sex and otherwise — many of the same rights and privileges […]

Ute water measure expected to hit Senate Thursday

CNJ staff Authorization of the Ute Water Project is expected to be on the Senate floor Thursday, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. By a 68-24 vote Wednesday, the Senate approved cloture on Senate Bill 22. Cloture is a procedure to end debate and limit amendments on a measure, contrary to […]

Ute bill makes progress in Senate

A package of bills, including a measure to authorize the Ute Water Project, passed the first of two procedural votes in the Senate on Sunday. Jude McCartin, a spokesperson for U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said the first vote was a cloture vote to bring the bill to the floor, which passed 66-22. The second […]

Board finalizes vote count

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Canvas Board finalized the votes of the Nov. 4 general election on Friday, according to Election Manager and County Clerk-elect Coni Jo Lyman. She said the final tally of votes totaled 14,506. The final tally included 20 absentee in lieu of and two provisional ballots the board approved. The […]

Roosevelt County election results

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office reports the following preliminary election results, with 21 of 21 precincts reporting. The results also include early voting, but do not include absentee votes. These ballots include a total of 5,965 voters. Straight party ballots included 914 Democrat and 1150 Republican. Totals do not include early and absentee votes, which […]

Chandler, Stoddard, Bostwick take county seats

CNJ staff Caleb Chandler is returning to county government, and Daniel Stoddard and Wendell Bostwick will join him on the Curry County Commission. With 37 of 37 precincts reporting, the former county sheriff and state senator took 60.2 percent of the vote in District 5, winning 2,340 to 1,549 over former county commissioner Paul Barnes. […]

Bailey County says no to alcohol

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Bailey County will remain dry. Voters have defeated a proposal that would have allowed the packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine.The proposal was defeated by 232 votes, with 1,241 voting against.Barry Cowart, president of Concerned Citizens of Bailey County,

Sept. 21, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Our votes can turn country around Is America self-destructing? Why so many fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, properties destroyed, Americans killed, so much immorality that destroy the family unit, failing economy caused by greed and thievery by some corporations? Are we bankrupting our nation toward another 1929 financial disaster? This November we will elect new leaders. […]

Committee recommends lethal injection

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After about a month of research, meetings and euthanasia observation trips, members of the Clovis Animal Control Task Force’s euthanasia subcommittee voted Wednesday to recommend the city switch to lethal injection. The recommendation will be presented to the Animal Control Task Force at an Aug. 18 meeting. The task […]

Incumbents, businessman take commission seats

By Gabriel Monte CNJ staff writer Three incumbents and a longtime city restaurant owner captured City Commission seats in Tuesday’s Clovis municipal election. In District 1, incumbent candidate Randal Crowder soundly defeated floral shop owner Rosalie Riley. In District 2, incumbent Fred Van Soelen, a deputy district attorney, beat Ben McDaniel, a furniture store operations […]

LSC releases baseball, softball polls

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been picked 10th in the 12-team Lone Star Conference in baseball and fifth in the seven-team LSC South Division in softball in preseason polls released by the conference office. The polls were voted on by coaches, sports information directors and various media representatives. The LSC […]

Paul campaign is surprising step for freedom

By Freedom New Mexico Ron Paul, the libertarian-oriented and commendably anti-war 10-term Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate, has in some ways been the most interesting phenomenon of the early going in the campaign. Paul’s Internet-oriented supporters are not only fervent, they have supported him with record-breaking amounts of money, most notably in two single-day […]

Sept. 29, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported Cash Ramey was elected as mayor, winning by 64 votes. … The Clovis baseball team won 16-8 in a game against Grady. … J.M. Hook cleaned watches for $1, claimed a Clovis Journal advertisement.

Voting by mail gets my full support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties […]

Hounds picked for last in LSC South

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Suffice it to say there’s a big split between the top four and the bottom three in the Lone Star Conference South Division football poll. Eastern New Mexico University is at the bottom of the bottom. The Greyhounds were picked seventh in the seven-team division in results of voting by […]

Representatives should proudly display stance

By Freedom Newspapers Should Texans know how their legislators vote on all major items? The answer should be obvious. How else would Texas residents know whether legislators are properly representing their interests? But some people surely will be surprised to find that Texas lawmakers don’t record all votes, and they like it that way. Six […]