Former EPCOG executive director files lawsuit

CNJ staff The former executive director of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit against the agency and his successor. Nick Brady of Clovis filed the civil suit Nov. 12 in 9th Judicial District Court. Brady accuses EPCOG and his successor, EPCOG board member Richard Arguello, of forcing him to […]

EPCOG approves interim director

CNJ staff The Eastern Plains Council of Governments board unanimously appointed Sandy Chancey as interim director during a Wednesday meeting, Chancey, currently serving as executive assistant, will assume the role Dec. 1. She will replace Interim Director Richard Arguello, who recommended her for the position. Arguello, a Union County commissioner, will complete his commission term […]

Director says EPCOG will follow state open meetings laws

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Eastern Plains Council of Governments’ Interim Director Richard Arguello says a meeting held Wednesday without proper public notice was an oversight that won’t happen again. Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Eastern Plains Council of Governments Interim Director Richard Arguello said Thursday the organization’s failure to notify the public of an […]

Jail overcrowding puts strain on families

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A Curry County Adult Detention Center inmate watches television as another mops the floor in Pod 6 on Friday morning. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer When Tommy Arguello’s 27-year-old son Thomas was arrested in August and held at the adult detention center in Clovis, they would see each other twice […]