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  • Clovis mayor lambasts no-show commissioner

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Jul 12, 2023

    CLOVIS — Clovis Mayor Mike Morris on Thursday again called on City Commissioner David Bryant to resign amid allegations he failed to attend a training session the city paid for him to attend. Morris first made the allegation public on June 23 and promised to bring it up again the next time commissioners met, which was Thursday. Morris claims Bryant engaged in a “misuse of public funds” since he stayed in a hotel at city expense where the training was held. Bryant was absent from Thursday’s meeting. He offered no explanation for his absence...

  • Clovis passes anti-abortion ordinance

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Jan 11, 2023

    CLOVIS — An anti-abortion ordinance designed to keep abortion clinics from setting up shop in Clovis will become the city’s newest ordinance with a 7-0 vote of approval at Thursday’s regular session of the city commission. District 2 Commissioner Lauren Rowley abstained from the vote. “I still think we need to wait until after the legislative session,” Rowley said of her abstention after the meeting. The proposed ordinance was tabled the first time it came up for a vote in November. An attempt to un-table the matter failed at a December...

  • Legislators hope for quick session

    Grant McGee, The Staff of The News|Mar 30, 2022

    CLOVIS — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has called the state Legislature back to Santa Fe for a special session slated to start April 5. Legislators wrapped up their regular session Feb. 17. “We just have to work on three things,” said state Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview. “Funding this special session, introducing a bill, which should be a carbon copy of the funding bill she vetoed with her changes and a rebate for state residents. “They should have this all worked out in advance and we should all be done in about 15 minutes,” Woods said. House...

  • McGee: Missing family gathering means missing out on stories

    Grant McGee CMI columnist|Jul 16, 2012

    I got a phone call the other day. It seems there was this big family get-together planned on the Fourth of July. The caller complained they didn't want to go. It seems they were on the outs with another family member. "Well it would seem that if you really don't want to go you shouldn't go," I said. What else could I say? And the call ended. "What did they decide?" asked The Lady of the House. "They're not going," I said. "Boy," said The Lady of the House. "In our day we didn't have a choice. We had to go. Wasn't that the way it was in your...

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