5/5 Local roundup

Applications sought for new judgeship
A vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court will occur July 1 with the creation of a new judgeship in Clovis by the New Mexico State Legislature.

Applications are being solicited from lawyers who meet the statutory conditions. The deadline to apply is May 22.

Once applications have been received, the 5th Judicial District Nominating Commission will review them and conduct interviews. A reccomendation list will be forwarded to Gov. Bill Richardson, who will have 30 days to make a selection, according to the University of New Mexico School of Law Web site.

For more information or an application, visit http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/ or call 277-4700.

Civic center grand opening Saturday
The Clovis Civic Center will hold its Grand Opening Gala on Saturday night.

According to Manager Neil McMullin, tickets are available until noon today at $30 a person or $300 for a table of 10.

“We have met our goal of 300,” McMullin said, “but we can always add tables.”

The event will kick-off at 6:15 p.m. with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting followed by a reception in the plaza. Attendees will then feast on a filet mignon dinner beginning at 7 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Clovis Mayor David Lansford. Also set to speak is Mich Sauers, president of Global Spectrum, which manages the Clovis Civic Center.

Dancing and entertainment from The Fun Brothers band will follow with a cash bar available.

For ticket information call 763-2000.

— Staff reports