County Manager Pyle discusses jail assessment

Curry County Manager Lance Pyle answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Commissioner Hulder discusses jail assessment

Curry County Commissioner Pete Hulder answered questions regarding the future of the jail and possible options for correcting deficiencies identified through an assessment dated Sept. 1. The assessment was conducted by a detention expert with the New Mexico Association of Counties. The interview was conducted via e-mail. It has been edited for clarity and grammar. […]

Assessment suggests replacement of Hull Street overpass

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday a preliminary assessment recommends replacing the Hull Street overpass over rebuilding it. Thomas updated members of the Public Works Committee on the Hull Street overpass during its regular Wednesday meeting. Thomas said early cost estimates for replacing the structure range between $7 million […]

County declines to release jail assessment

CNJ staff Curry County has denied the Clovis News Journal’s request for a copy of a jail assessment presented at a Sept. 3 County Commission meeting. The New Mexico Association of counties prepared the assessment following the Aug. 24 escape of eight inmates from the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Four inmates have since been […]

County officials decline comment on jail assessment

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A preliminary independent assessment of the Curry County Adult Detention Center is in but officials aren’t talking about what it says. County commissioners spent more than 2 1/2 hours in a closed, executive session with consultants on Wednesday, discussing the assessment of the jail, which was prompted by an […]

Private drainage options explored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission has given a private land owner another 30-day reprieve on a decision to build a drainage ditch on his property that may require eminent domain. Commissioners voted at their meeting Thursday to table action after they heard from a licensed civil engineer who spoke on […]

County looking at traffic

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer In response to a spike in subdivision growth, the Curry County Commission voted Tuesday to give its newly formed Land Use Committee the task of assessing the development of roadways and access to subdivisions. County Manager Dick Smith stressed the importance of careful planning at Tuesday’s meeting. He […]

Clovis students taking assessment tests

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Local school students are in the middle of standardized tests this week, and area principals are trying new ideas to motivate students and provide the best testing environments possible. Students will take standardized-based assessment tests in language arts, reading, writing, math and science for two weeks in sessions that […]

Portales principal suspended

By Mike Linn A Portales school principal has been suspended for improper distribution of the New Mexico Writing Assessment, a school official said Thursday. David VanWettering, principal of Valencia Elementary, has been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time for distributing the assessment to his teachers too early, Portales School Board President David Brooks said. […]