Lansford wins mayor’s race (updated)

David Lansford wins Clovis mayoral election over incumbent Gayla Brumfield with 62.5 percent of vote — 2,914 to 1,718

Absentee, early voting begins on bond issue

CNJ staff Absentee and early voting started Tuesday for a special $9.3 bond issue referendum on April 3, according to Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman. Ballots can be obtained at the clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is the only location to cast early and absentee ballots, Lyman said. Office hours are 8 a.m. until […]

Polling places changing for March 6 election

Kevin Wilson Early voting for the March 6 election will continue through this week, with city hall serving as the voting place — the standard for every election. But come March 6, the city’s redistricting efforts — required every decade by law —

Early voting begins Wednesday

CNJ staff Early voting begins Wednesday at Clovis’ city hall. As of Tuesday morning, City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon said 93 voters have requested absentee voter ballots. Melancon said she wanted to advise voters that while they will be voting in the same precincts as in the 2010 municipal election, some voters may be in a […]

Early voter turnout for Portales alcohol election low

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Vines Italian Restaurant server Idette Spears cleans wine glasses Tuesday afternoon. Owner Mark Vigil said the restaurant will begin staying open on Sundays, whether the Dec. 13 special election passes or not. The election is to decide if Portales restaurants will be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays. Alisa Boswell Early […]

Five meetings scheduled on affordable housing plan

CNJ staff The city of Clovis has scheduled five neighborhood meetings to present the Affordable Housing Plan and Ordinance, and answer questions regarding implementation of the plan. The city had previously scheduled a citywide town hall 6 p.m. Monday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. A representative from the New Mexico Mortgage […]

County voting districts to be realigned

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Courtesy illustration Curry County Commission districts must be adjusted to compensate for growth shown in the 2010 census. The commission was given four possible plans during a Monday special meeting. Sharna Johnson Monday began the first of three hearings to determine redistricting of Curry County — an issue to be decided by the commission Sept. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Meetings watch, voting begins and the first Corvette

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Meetings watch • The Clovis Municipal Schools board meets 5:30 p.m. today at the administration building. • The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building. The board plans to close out the 2010-2011 fiscal […]

Voters have wide range of decisions in election

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to a potentially revamped county courthouse and detention center. There are 20,924 registered voters in Curry […]

Parmer, Bailey early voting runs through Friday

CNJ staff Parmer and Bailey County voters have a few state races to weigh in on from now until the Nov. 5 general election. There are no contested elections in Parmer County. The only contested race in Bailey County features incumbent Republican Deb Stone and Democrat Julian Dominguez vying for justice of the peace. Early […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Early voting and discounted child care

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Website of the day Here’s a link to the form you must complete for absentee or early voting in the Curry County Nov. 2 general election: https://mylocalgov.com/currycountynm/WebDept.asp?key=21 Question of the day How did your favorite NFL team do this week? Kick off the discussion […]

Officials pleased with early voting participation

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There’s not an exceptionally large turnout, but officials are pleased with the participation they’ve seen leading up to Tuesday’s primary. “It doesn’t seem to me like it’s that drastically off for a gubernatorial primary,” Curry County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said. “There are significant numbers, I’m not disappointed.” Saturday […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

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 […]

Early voting turnout low in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis City Clerk Leighann Melancon, right, swears in Nita Biekkola as an election judge Monday at city hall. Biekkola will preside over the election site at Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If early voting numbers are any indication, today’s city elections will […]

Early voting registration bills quashed

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican Don’t count on being able to register to vote at early voting sites this year. Two legislative committees effectively killed bills that would have allowed a voter to register right before casting a ballot at early voting sites or at the county clerk’s office when in-person absentee […]

Municipal elections

The city will hold municipal elections March 2 for four commissioner positions and one municipal judge position. All positions are four-year terms. Absentee voting is ongoing through Feb. 26. Voters may either visit City Hall or call the city clerk’s office at 763-9632 for an absentee ballot. Early voting is available starting Feb. 10 at […]

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 […]

Meetings watch: Commission approves committee voting power for city manager

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer This is a supplemental report on Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting: • Commissioner Fred Van Soelen raised objections on an ordinance approval and an ordinance introduction, both giving voting status to City Manager Joe Thomas on separate committees. Van Soelen said he had confidence in Thomas’ ability as a […]

Bonds approved for cheese plant expansion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis city commissioners had no problem issuing bonds for Southwest Cheese, voting 7-0 without discussion to allow the sale of up to $100 million in industrial revenue bonds over a 20-year period. But a matter of 0.1 percent became a mild sticking point at Thursday’s meeting. The commission approved […]