Ankle bracelet monitoring program approved

Liliana Castillo Commissioners unanimously approved an ankle bracelet monitoring contract Tuesday that the jail administrator says could save the county thousands in inmate housing costs. Administrator Keith Norwood said the program, which currently only has one participant, has the potential to save the county an average of more than $45 per day for each inmate. […]

County to consider bond question

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners meet Monday to consider posing a bond question to voters in the November general election. The bond, if approved by voters, would pay for a judicial complex. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the commission room at the courthouse. Commissioners will also consider a bid and contract for the […]

Weekly update — Aug. 1

Fugitive convicted of child molestation A St. Louis jury has convicted Jerry Klinker of child molestation. Klinker, wanted as a fugitive by St. Louis authorities, was captured in Curry County in April 2009 in the home of then-superintendent of Clovis Christian Schools Steven Schultze. Shultze was investigated but never charged with any wrongdoing. He and […]

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a productive receiver, but […]

Isler says he will drop lawsuit against school district if given coaching contract

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A federal judge issued a temporary injunction last week that will allow J.D. Isler to finish the rest of the season as Clovis High’s boys basketball coach. The Wildcats host the district tournament championship game Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler says […]

Trucking companies adding about 100 jobs in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Western Dairy Transport LLC Chief Executive Officer David Shelton stands with his trucks at its new Portales location. With Greatwide Logistics Inc. trucking company also expanding in Portales, around 100 net new jobs are expected. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Two trucking companies are bringing around 100 jobs to […]

More scrutiny sought for SIC contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A movement this session to put more eyes on contracts issued by the State Investment Council means potential contractors could face extra scrutiny before landing deals with the state. At least one current contractor says he doesn’t mind the extra attention. Brian Birk, managing partner at Santa […]

Bill seeks more scrutiny over state contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Records show that a contract between the State Investment Office and an international law firm has been amended six times since 2005, boosting the original $30,000 cost to $5.8 million. The deal — which among other things calls for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP to create […]

1-27 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining: 22 Investment panel to review contract: The State Investment Council on Tuesday agreed to have a subcommittee review a multi-million dollar contract with the Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker law firm. As part of the contract, which is drawing scrutiny from state lawmakers this session, the firm is […]

Commissioners say Constitution resolution not on agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will be discussing numerous issues Tuesday morning in Texico, including the Trek for Trash, juvenile detainee housing agreements and service contract renewals. What they won’t be discussing — despite previous advertisements to the contrary — is a resolution supporting the Constitution. “Nobody’s contacted me about […]

Commission OKs events center contract

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CNJ file photo Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum on Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next two years. Global Spectrum has been managing the […]

TRICARE provider switch delayed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be […]

Meetings watch: Board approves car rental contract

At Tuesday’s regular Clovis Municipal School board meeting, the board: • Discussed the per diem mileage rate reimbursement, but tabled the issue when Vice President Mark Lansford and Member Max Best requested more information on what financial impact a raise in the rate would have on the district. • Approved curriculum for 9-12th grades modern […]

ENMU president’s contract renewed

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble’s contract was renewed Saturday by the Board of Regents. Gamble said with the approval of his contract he hopes to continue to improve the university and help students. “Hopefully, to continue to protect the quality of this institution,” Gamble said. “Help it to grow, and […]

Meetings watch: Global spectrum to manage events center until September

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Global Spectrum will manage the Special Events Center through September. Curry County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract with the company. Global Spectrum representative Dean Dennis spent more than an hour going through the contract, highlighting areas that had changed. The commission will get first priority on […]

County will consider events center management contract

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to consider a management contract for the Special Events Center from Global Spectrum at today’s meeting. In addition to discussing the contract, Global Spectrum is expected to address concerns the Commission had about aspects of the contract. In April, commissioners approved a six-month contract […]

County Commission hires Global Spectrum to manage Special Events Center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry Commissioners accepted a six-month contract Tuesday with Global Spectrum to manage the Special Events Center. The contract specifies Global will oversee promotion, function and booking for the center. Dean Dennis of Global said the firm also brings a sister company, Ovations, to

Commission renews county manager’s contract for two years

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to renew the county manager’s contract through 2011, adding a year to his existing contract. Manager Lance Pyle’s contract renewal does not include a pay raise. The vote came following an executive session at the end of the scheduled meeting. “We thought Lance […]

Curry County jail camera system being modified

Freedom New Mexico Installation of a new camera system at the Curry County jail is expected to begin in the next couple of weeks. Curry County commissioners approved a $181,000 contract at Thursday’s special meeting. The new system will allow staff to pan and zoom high-resolution cameras and recordings will be backed up for 30 […]

School superintendent gets contract extension

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education voted during Tuesday’s meeting to extend Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm’s contract with the school district to 2011. The measure passed after a vote of 4-1, with Board Secretary Mark Lansford casting the dissenting vote. Lansford, who has voted in the past in to extend Seidenwurm’s […]