Richardson appoints Ray Mondragon to State Economic Development Commission

CNJ Staff Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Raymond Mondragon to the Economic Development State Commission. Mondragon was appointed last month, according to a spokeswoman at the governor’s office. Mondragon, the director of economic development/government relations at ENMR Plateau, replaces George Munoz who resigned from the position after winning a seat in the state senate in November. […]

Feb. 17, 2009 Business Digest

Grady producer appointed to cattlemen’s beef board The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appointed Grady beef producer Wesley Grau to a three-year term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, according to a board press release. A wheat farmer and a partner/owner of Grau Charolais Farm and Ranch Grau, took the oath of office during […]

Lujan appointed to Homeland Security

CNJ staff Democratic Rep. Ben Lujan’s first committee appointment will have him work closely with Cannon Air Force Base, a spokesman said Wednesday. Lujan, who won the Nov. 4 general election for the 3rd Congressional District, was appointed Monday to the Committee on Homeland Security, according to a press release from Lujan’s office. Created following […]

Grady farmer appointed to state livestock bureau

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pat Woods, a fourth generation farmer and rancher in the Grady area, was named the second vice president of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau in November. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “I don’t think farmers are a bunch of stupid people in bib overalls,” said New Mexico […]

Harris appointed to board of regents

Freedom New Mexico Clovis banker Randy Harris is the newest member of the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents. Harris was appointed Thursday by Gov. Bill Richardson, filling the seat held by Alva Carter, who died in a tragic car accident last month. Richardson also re-appointed Clovis engineer Chad Lydick to the board. Lydick […]

Editorial: Taxpayers have right to know jail findings

Freedom New Mexico Reading the Security Risk Assessment report of the Curry County Adult Detention Center, it is evident why some county officials were reluctant to release it. The findings are damning and hint, at best, at incompetence. How could elected and appointed officials have allowed such a shoddy jail to be built back in […]

New service officer appointed at Clovis Veterans’ Services

George Vargas has been named the new service officer at the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services field office in Clovis. Vargas, 39, was a mental health technician in San Diego and Los Angeles and most recently a Social Services manager in his hometown of El Paso before coming to the NMDVS. Vargas retired from […]

New road superintendent appointed

CNJ staff Dennis Fury has been appointed Curry County Road Superintendent, according to a press release from County Manager Lance Pyle. Fury, a Grady native, has been serving as interim superintendent since former superintendent Danny Davis resigned in May, the release said. He has been with the county almost 12 years, most recently serving as […]

Interim police chief named

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Courtesy photo: Clovis Police Department Mike Ingram has been appointed interim Clovis police chief and will serve until a candidate is selected to fill the position, city officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Veteran officer Mike Ingram was appointed Monday as the interim chief of the Clovis Police Department, according to a press […]

CCC vice president appointed to library committee

CNJ staff SANTA FE — David L. Caffey, vice president for Institutional Effectiveness at Clovis Community College, has been appointed by the governor to the New Mexico State Library Commission, according to a state press release. Caffey has also worked for The University of New Mexico as director of the Harwood Foundation in Taos and […]

Feb. 10, 1933

The day began with temperatures hovering near zero across the region. Raton reported a low of 22-below zero. … With only three candidates vying for three positions on the Clovis school board, officials announced the election had been canceled and the candidates all appointed to the board. … The Kellogg company announced it had moved […]

7/31 BRAC Letters to the editor

BRAC panel should see process through I can’t believe four Base Realignment and Closure commissioners decided to recuse themselves from voting on issues that pertain to their home state. These commissioners were appointed by the president to perform a task that requires them to be fair and impartial. Here is a quote directly from the […]

Clovis resident appointed to state Rodeo Council

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Gloria Wicker of Clovis was recently appointed to the New Mexico Rodeo Council, according to Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. A former city commissioner, Wicker currently serves on the board for the High Plains Rodeo Association. She said she applied for the position in April because she wanted to get […]

Late DA appointment postpones court cases

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Criminal court cases scheduled for Monday were postponed because Gov. Bill Richardson had not appointed a district attorney in time to replace Brett Carter, whose duties end at 5 p.m. today. Carter has accepted a job to work as the district public defender. Incoming District Attorney Matt Chandler — […]

April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

By Jack King In Curry County, 450 children a year suffer some form of abuse or neglect, according to the Ninth Judicial District’s Family and Children’s Court Services. The abuse can range from lack of food, decent clothing and shelter to physical and sexual victimization, said Marsha Gilliland, executive director of CASA, the Court Appointed […]

Clovis lawyer named to bench

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Joe Parker was appointed to the 9th judicial district bench by Gov. Bill Richardson Gary Mitchell When Ramona Parker found out the governor appointed her husband, Joe, to fill a vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court bench, she realized she had just lost her job. Ramona Parker is her husband’s bookkeeper and business manager […]

City agrees to intervene in rate hike

Jack King Clovis city commissioners on Thursday gave approval for the city to formally intervene in a hearing before the state Public Regulation Commission on New Mexico-American Water Company’s request for 27 percent rate increase. On behalf of Clovis’ city government, the interveners will attempt to limit the rate increase, said City Attorney Dave Richards. […]