Commission will look at paving lot at events center at later date

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File photo A motion to pave an overflow parking area at the Special Events Center got no support from commissioners, who said it is costly and premature. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A motion to pave an overflow parking area at the Special Events Center got no support from commissioners, who said it is […]

Jail administrator search narrowed to seven applicants

CNJ staff The search for a new Curry County jail administrator is down to seven applicants. County Manager Lance Pyle said he is verifying references and will begin scheduling panel interviews with the top five candidates soon. Pyle said he is hoping to have the position filled by April. The position was posted Oct. 5 […]

Commissioners ask for more transparency on investments

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Asking for more transparency and concluding their communication problems lie with Treasurer Bernice Baker, Curry County commissioners seemed satisfied Wednesday with an explanation of investments during a lengthy study session. Investment Advisor Rob Burpo, owner of Albuquerque-based First American Financial Advisor Inc., gave commissioners a 3 1/2 hour presentation, […]

Analysis of courthouse to be recommended to commissioners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Space and security issues abound in the more than 70-year-old county courthouse — a concern that has prompted an analysis to determine how to fix the problem. County Manager Lance Pyle said a proposal to study whether there is need for a judicial complex is expected to be recommended […]

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 […]

Commissioners table financial relief request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis city commissioners are looking for a way for a slogan to circumvent a clause. That’s why, at an otherwise brief regular meeting Thursday, the group opted to table a request from a resident who sought financial relief for a building he recently tore down. Junior Dallas of Clovis […]

De Baca County manager dismissed

CNJ staff De Baca County commissioners voted to dismiss County Manager John Nuttall during Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, according to Committee Chair Joe Steele. Steele would not state the cause behind the dismissal, saying that he “doesn’t feel comfortable putting personnel matters out there.” Commissioner Tommy Roybal said Nuttall was an at-will employee. “We could […]

EPCOG director: Lunch meeting with county commissioners focused on EPCOG services

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A quorum of Curry County commissioners discussed Eastern Plains Council of Governments services at a private lunch on Tuesday, according to EPCOG’s interim executive director. EPCOG’s Richard Arguello said he had lunch with three commissioners after Tuesday’s County Commission meeting so he could acquaint them with what’s been going […]

Press Release: Land commissioner refuses to force furloughs

SANTA FE – Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons today said he will not implement unpaid furloughs for employees of the State Land Office, as Governor Bill Richardson has proposed to help remedy the state’s budget deficit.

City approves bid for Hull Street overpass

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission spent a little time Thursday discussing city crime rates, and almost none discussing the Hull Street Overpass. After more than 16 months without the structure, and a bid $2.5 million less than expected, commissioners approved work with Hamon Contractors of Denver with no discussion after […]

Commission will not meet on regularly scheduled day

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners won’t be meeting, primarily due to a conference in Orlando, Fla. The meeting scheduled for today was cancelled at the Sept. 15 commission meeting. Commissioners Wendell Bostwick and Caleb Chandler, along with County Manager Lance Pyle, are attending the Office of Economic Adjustment Conference this week. The commission meets again […]

Letter to the Editor: Constitution support manipulative

Constitution support manipulative I am concerned about the manipulative and deceitful nature of the resolution presented Curry County commissioners on Tuesday. There is no doubt the Commission and residents of Curry County support the entire Constitution, not just emphatically and specifically a few amendments. The resolution asked commissioners to affirm the obvious. It also asked […]

Commission supports Constitution resolution

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Constitution of the United States at their meeting Tuesday, with one commissioner unable to attend and vote. The resolution declares support of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically supporting the First and Second Amendments, which grant freedom of […]

Constitution resolution in front of county commissioners

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Curry County Commissioners will be asked to vote on a resolution to support the United States Constitution during a meeting on Tuesday. The 9:00 a.m. meeting will be held at the North Annex of the Clovis Carver Public Library. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A local group’s crusade to […]

Curry ups ante on jail chief search

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County commissioners approved a higher salary range for the jail administrator Tuesday, saying they hoped it would attract high caliber candidates. County Manager Lance Pyle told commissioners jail administrators are hard to come by and in order to compete in national job search, Curry County needs more to […]

City commission considers legislative priorities

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission had some doubts on how many of their legislative priorities could actually get tackled with state budget crunches expected to last through 2010. But at least, commissioners said, there’s been enough progress the 2010 priority list differs from the 2009 list. With two of its […]

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 […]

Residents balk at nuisance ordinance proposal

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Curry County Commission had an unusually large audience during its meeting Tuesday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Many of the residents attended to express their concerns about a nuisance ordinance. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners postponed a decision Tuesday on a […]

Commissioners approve contracts, policies

CNJ staff At a special meeting Wednesday the Curry County Commission: • Approved agreements with five local senior citizen facilities. • Approved the sale of 2,500 yards of dirt to Stephens Construction and Ready Mix Inc. • Approved policies for the Curry County Adult Detention Center regarding the use and dissemination of records and photographs, […]

Commission tables procession request

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sean Ferreira had a vision of honoring God with a procession down Main and Mitchell streets on a Friday evening in August. Clovis City Commissioners had visions of restricted emergency access, traffic inconvenience and noise complaints in the city’s residential areas. They tabled Ferreira’s request until Aug. 6. The […]