Poll finds support for voter ID

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While the Legislature routinely rejects Republican efforts to require New Mexico voters to show identification when casting ballots, a newly-released non-partisan poll indicates voters would approve the idea by a landslide. The poll was conducted in November by Research & Polling Inc., an Albuquerque firm, as part of a […]

City commissioners approve pay raises

CNJ staff Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a pay raise for employees during a special meeting to approve the final budget for fiscal year ending June 2009. The commission also approved a $59.7 million budget. The pay raise, which is an adjustment to the budget, will amount to between 3 and […]

Lawmakers approve senior safety bill

CNJ staff New Mexico lawmakers earlier this month approved $45,000 for The Newman Project, designed to increase safety for senior citizens in the 9th Judicial District, according to a news release from prosecutor Matt Chandler. Gov. Bill Richardson must still approve the funding, the release said. Odis and Doris Newman were Portales senior citizens killed […]

County Commissioners tour detention center

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The smell of industrial strength cleaning solution intertwined with cheeseburgers and French fries lingers. A lone desk lay in the center of a cold, concrete floor with handcuffs dangling from the edge. Male and female inmates in orange, scrub-like uniforms press curious faces to available windows. Those were a […]

City to consider industrial proposal

By Jack King Clovis’ city commission will consider a proposal to issue $250 million in industrial development bonds to defray the cost of Southwest Cheese Co. moving to Curry County. The bonds will be paid off by the company, through revenues from the project, and not by the city, according to commission documents. The commission […]