Latest realigment plan eliminates bi-districts

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High is expected to lose two teams in its district if the latest athletic alignments are approved Wednesday by the New Mexico Activities Association’s Board of Directors. The new 5A alignment would put Clovis in District 4 with Hobbs and Carlsbad, a change prompted by excessive travel time […]

City considering police incentive package

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor City officials are hoping a new incentive package for Clovis police will help hike staffing levels and attract more experienced officers to the force. City Manager Ray Mondragon will present an approximately $80,000 annual incentive package for approval at tonight’s city commission meeting. If approved, the average incentive pay […]

Officers receive wanted pay hike

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Clovis city commissioners gave a group of police officers the pay raise they were excluded from in June. But with that raise came some harsh words for the roughly 35 officers who signed a petition to form a union. The commission approved the pay raise by a 7-1 vote, […]

Clovis schools, Boy Scouts partnering again

By Ryan Lengerich, CNJ staff writer Four schools will continue to use a supplemental academic program thanks to donations from two local companies. Boy Scout District Executive Director Scott Kilian told the Clovis school board on Tuesday he has secured $15,000 in funding for a character-building program owned by the Scouts. “Learning for Life,” is […]

Pay raise passes by police

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved pay raises for city workers at their regular meeting Thursday, but excluded, for now, those city police officers who have signed a petition to form a union. Clovis Police Officers Association representative Randall M. Harris told the commissioners it was a “travesty” not to include […]

Issuance of $1.3 million bond approved by county

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer County Commissioners approved issuing a $1.3 million gross receipts tax revenue bond Monday to fund building an annex for the county’s adult detention center. But, County Manager Geneva Cooper said, in order to afford the bond payments — while avoiding a deficit — the commission also must pass two […]

Governor signs capital financing

CNJ STAFF and WIRE REPORTS When Gov. Bill Richardson signed measures into law on Wednesday to finance $485 million in capital improvements across New Mexico, $14 million in projects he cut using his line-item veto powers included money that had been destined for Clovis and Curry County. Funds of $250,000 set aside to renovate a […]

Education Roundup 2/5

Enrollment up at Clovis College Final enrollment figures for the Fall 2003 term at Clovis Community College were announced Wednesday at a board meeting. The figures comprise the regular fall semester, the fall eight-week terms, the short courses and workshops offered during the period of August through December 2003. When compared with the fall 2002 […]

Commission approves alley alteration

By Jack King The city Planning and Zoning Commission approved a change Wednesday in the city’s subdivision regulations that will help clarify when alleys are required in a neighborhood development and when they are not. City Attorney David Richards said the city ordinance previously stated that all lots require alleys unless a “special design plan” […]

Mayor, commissioners get a raise

By Jack King On a 5-3 vote Thursday, the City Commission approved raising pay for the mayor and commissioners a total of $18,000 a year. Under the measure, commissioners pay would increase from $5,000 a year to $7,000 and the mayor’s pay would go from $6,000 to $8,000 a year. The pay increase will go […]