Water authority approves finance plan

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Consultants, lawyers and board members prepare for the Eastern New Mexico Water Authority meeting Thursday at the Texico Fire Department. The board approved a finance plan for the $500 million Ute Lake water project. Jared Tucker The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority approved a finance plan Thursday required to […]

County approves alcohol sales during fair concerts

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Curry County commissioners on Wednesday said OK to the sale of alcohol during two concerts at the Events Center during the county fair. Commissioners unanimously approved the measure. Events Center Manager Kevin Jolley said alcohol will be sold in a roped area during the events — one on a Thursday […]

Commission proposing tax hike

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Courtesy graphic A proposed judicial complex would create a megaplex of justice and county government facilities occupying three blocks of downtown Clovis. Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners on Wednesday approved a $33 million plan that includes raising taxes to fund a new judicial complex. Now they need voter approval. The plan, presented by Kevin Powers […]

Disposal dilemma

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker An 80-ton trash compactor flattens a load of garbage into the Clovis landfill Friday. The City of Portales has been hauling it’s trash to Clovis for at least five years, according to Portales City Manager Tom Howell. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales has been trucking […]

Nonchargeable rest, recuperation approved

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials announced March 22 that Iraq and Afghanistan have been designated as nonchargeable rest and recuperation locations, authorizing service members deployed there, for 270 days or more, 15 days of administrative absence to be used in conjunction with benefits provided under the R&R leave program. “This designation […]

Approved spouses unaffected by career program pause

by Carmen L. Gleason: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A week after announcing the temporary halt of the Defense Department’s Military Spouse Career Advancement Account operations, the head of the program assured participants with approved financial assistance that their enrollment will be unaffected. “For those of you who have currently approved financial account documents, […]

SOEMS to begin semiannual inventory

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron will conduct its semiannual 100 percent munitions inventory March 3-5. All issues for custody assets must be complied with by Feb. 26. During the inventory only emergency requests will be processed. These requests must be submitted in writing and approved by the maintenance group […]

Board approves timeline for finding new superintendent

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall presented CHS English department head Renie Smith with a plaque in honor of her being named the teacher of the year for 2008-2009 during Tuesday’s board meeting. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education Tuesday approved a timeline […]

Meetings Watch: City approves two items, celebrates commissioner’s 80th birthday

The Clovis City Commission met in special session Wednesday at City Hall. Both items on the agenda were approved unanimously. Seven commissioners were present. Commissioner Juan Garza did not attend the 10 a.m. meeting.Items approved: • A change order for construction at the Wellness Center. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said a water line had […]

Board approves $600,000 worth of cuts for current school year

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education unanimously approved $600,000 worth of budget cuts to the 2009-2010 school year and $500,000 worth of cuts to the 2010-2011 budget during Tuesday’s special board meeting. The cuts were suggested by administration after the Legislature handed down budget decreases to education during […]

Bingaman talks about the health proposal that was approved by Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked with New Mexico radio about a health care reform bill that was approved by the Senate Finance Committee yesterday. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman101409m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman says he is pleased the health care reform […]

Freedom Chapter 11 first day motions approved

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications, the parent company of Freedom New Mexico, announced Wednesday it has received approval of first-day motions designed to ensure daily operations continue as the company restructures. The relief approved today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware allows the privately-owned media company to pay employee wages and benefits, […]

City approves procession request with restrictions

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Persistence paid off for Sean Ferreira. But it comes with a price. Clovis City Commissioners approved — with strict conditions — an Aug. 28 “Jump Up” religious procession. It will take place from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. along Main and Pile streets between Second and Fifth Streets. Ferreira […]

Sentate approves Bingaman’s public lands bills

For the second time this year, the United States Senate today approved a package of bills introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, which contains several provisions to protect important sites in New Mexico.

March 19, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: two Media literacy: Under a bill approved by both the House and Senate, public schools could offer media literacy as an elective class. The measure (HB342) calls for the electives to be offered to 6th through 12th graders starting in the 2010-2011 school year. Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, is carrying […]

March 5, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 16 Webcasting progress: The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved SR3, which would allow webcasting from the Senate floor. The measure now goes to the Senate floor for debate. Meanwhile, another lawmaker is webcasting from House committee meetings. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, is sending out video of meetings at www.nmgov.tv Fresh […]

Law reducing paperwork approved

The New Mexican Days remaining in session: 21 Penalizing paperwork: The House has approved a measure (HB367) that would reduce the amount of paperwork that state agencies can send to lawmakers. It puts some teeth into a current law that puts a five-page limit on what agencies can send to lawmakers, with a few exceptions.

CCC increases tuition

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The cost of going to school at Clovis Community College will go up a buck starting in the summer. The CCC Board of Trustees approved a minimal tuition increase during Tuesday’s meeting. The cost of one credit hour rose from $29 to $30 for in-state students, while out-of-state students […]

Governor Appoints New ENMU Student Regent

PORTALES–Governor Bill Richardson has approved Robert Wachter as the new student regent at Eastern New Mexico University.

Meetings Watch: City Commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission met Thursday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All business items were approved by 7-0 votes. Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder did not attend. • The city recognized holiday pride with 10 awards. The Hillcrest Park Zoo received an award for its “Christmas at the Zoo” program, and there […]