Committees may be consolidated

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Kevin Wilson When it comes to recreation and beautification committees, the city is hoping that less is more. That’s the reasoning for an upcoming ordinance for the Clovis City Commission meeting to combine the Parks and Recreation Board, the Ned Houk Park Board and the Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee into one committee with more duties […]

Equine virus presentation scheduled

Freedom New Mexico The Legislative Interim Water and Natural Resources Committee is meeting today at 1:30 p.m. in the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Dr. Dave Fly, state veterinarian with the New Mexico Livestock Board, will give a presentation on the equine herpes virus (EHV-1) outbreak. This will be followed by a status update on […]

Citizens’ committees given three-month extension

Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners voted Thursday to seek an architectural study to remodel the postal building and gave jail and courthouse citizens’ committees a three-month extension. The unanimous votes came during a special meeting held in the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Proposing both, Commissioner Bobby Sandoval said he believes the county […]

Committees plan to ask for more time

CNJ staff The expected recommendation coming from Curry County’s jail and courthouse citizens’ committees is to give them more time. Tuesday marks the deadline the committees were given to present recommendations to the commission with those recommendations expected during a 9 a.m. commission meeting in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. According to the […]

Citizens’ committees to ask for extension

Sharna Johnson The primary recommendation jail and courthouse citizens’ committees will most likely make Tuesday is that they be given more time — but they also have a backup plan of general recommendations. Tuesday is the deadline the Curry County Commission gave to two citizen committees tasked with coming up with solutions to address crowding […]

Financing options presented to citizens’ committees

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Seated next to County Manager Lance Pyle, right, Financial Advisor Kevin Powers spoke to members of the Curry County courthouse and jail citizens’ committees about financing options for solutions to over crowding and security at the facilities. Sharna Johnson There are essentially three ways of raising money to fund courthouse […]

Committees, officials discuss jail solutions

Kevin Wilson A lengthy back-and-forth between citizens and county officials made it evident there are no easy solutions to Curry County’s jail issues. Inexpensive solutions seemed just as rare. Members of three citizens committees met for nearly three hours Saturday morning at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, with discussions about the challenges the county faces in […]

Jail, courthouse committees holding public meeting

CNJ staff Curry County’s Citizens’ Courthouse and Jail Committees will hold a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. An architect and detention experts will speak on issues of detention liability and an assessment that was done of the existing jail in 2008 following the escape of eight […]

VA fails to meet crucial deadline

Senior Democrats and Republicans on the veterans affairs committees have joined hands to scold the Department of Veterans Affairs over missed deadlines and restrictive language drafted for implementing new benefits for caregivers of severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. In an unusual letter last week to President Obama, signed by both chairmen and ranking […]

Committees hear plan for temporary jail

CNJ staff Members of Curry County citizens’ committees studying jail and courthouse issues saw a presentation Thursday for a stop-gap measure to address overpopulation at the jail. The presentation was given by Proteus, an Atlanta company that manufactures temporary detention facilities, while entities try to fund and build permanent facilities. If approved by Curry County […]

Jail, courthouse committee member list

Sharna Johnson The Curry County Commission on Dec. 7, created two committees charged with studying issues facing the jail and courthouse and presenting recommendations to the commission by March 15. As of mid-January, eight members of the committees have resigned, primarily complaining about a lack of transparency and steering by the commission after the committees […]

Letter to the editor: Transparency needed

Transparency needed The letter came to me in December. The Board of Curry County Commissioners has appointed you to serve on the detention center and courthouse committees. The purpose of these committees is to assist the county commission in solving the infrastructure and financial needs of the detention center and courthouse. The letter did not […]

Ex-members question committee roles

Sharna Johnson Just a month after they were created, a pair of county committees have been downsized, with members resigning while questioning their roles. Six committee members walked out of a Thursday meeting, and another sent a letter of resignation Friday. An eighth, Wayland Thomas, a retired journalist on the citizen’s jail committee, said Saturday […]

County forms citizen committees

Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners Tuesday formed two citizen committees to evaluate and make recommendations on issues with the jail and courthouse security. Commissioners ultimately decided to allow all who volunteered to serve on the committees of their choice, resulting in 13 citizens on the courthouse committee and 11 on the jail committee. By unanimous […]

County accepting letters of interest for committee participation

CNJ staff Curry County is accepting letters of interest from citizens who would like to participate in two planned committees to examine jail issues and courthouse security. The committees will provide input and recommendations to the county commission on how to address the problems faced by the county as a result of “the aging infrastructure, […]

Commissioners selected for steering committee

CNJ staff Four Curry County officials have been selected to serve on steering committees for the National Association of Counties, according to a release from the organization. Commnissioner Wendell Bostwick was appointed to the agriculture and rural affairs steering committees. Commissioner Caleb Chandler was appointed to the justic and public safety steering committee. Commissioner Dan […]

Father, son named to search committees for governor-elect

CNJ staff Father and son Caleb and Matt Chandler of Clovis have both been named to search committees for Governor-Elect Susana Martinez, according to releases from Martinez. Matt Chandler, the current 9th Judicial District Attorney, is one of five selected for a transition committee charged with finding candidates for state public safety director and director […]

County commissioners agree to form citizens’ committees

Sharna Johnson Curry County plans to form citizens’ committees to study and provide input on jail and courthouse issues. During a special meeting Wednesday, commissioners voted unanimously to form the two groups at a Dec. 7 meeting. In the meantime, they intend to put out an open invitation to residents who are interested in serving […]

Press release: Interim committees now broadcast live

State lawmakers are in Santa Fe right now, discussing behavioral-health services. A live, streaming audio feed of interim legislative committees is now available online at http://www.nmlegis.gov

Committee and board vacancies

The City of Clovis is seeking volunteers to serve on the following committees: The Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Committee has three (3) vacancies on their board.