Missouri junior college hiring Clovis schools superintendent

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By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Neil Nuttall said presiding at a college is something he always prepared for as he pursued his doctorate degree. The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent agreed Monday to chase what he called a “new dimension” in life by accepting a position as president at North Central Missouri State in Trenton, […]

Questions arise over beverage contract

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer School officials raised concerns Tuesday about $42,000 they feel may be owed to the district as part of a beverage contract. Board Vice President Mark Lansford and Superintendent Neil Nuttall agree the board is owed the money from the New Mexico Research and Study Council, an Albuquerque-based group that […]

Lawsuit questions ‘stop-loss’ authority

Tom Philpott Without evidence that the U.S. occupation of Iraq is protecting America from terrorism, the Army has no legal basis to use “stop-loss” authority to keep thousands of soldiers on active duty and serving in Iraq involuntarily, according to a lawsuit filed this month in federal court. Brought on behalf of a California National […]

School board addresses salary discrepancy issue

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis school board on Tuesday passed a motion allowing it to rectify salary discrepancies that may have occurred in the calculation of the employee pay schedule this year. “One of the school board members said an employee came to him and said his salary was lower this year […]

County renews manager’s contract

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday morning to issue a four-year contract to County Manager Geneva Cooper. All commissioners except Ed Perales voted for the renewal. A person answering the telephone at his business who identified himself as Perales’ son said Perales would not comment. County Attorney Steve Doerr […]

County manager’s contract renewed

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper’s contract will be automatically renewed today for one year. A May 1, 2001, contract, signed by Cooper and county commissioners, ran until today; it has an option to automatically renew for a one-year term unless either Cooper or the commission delivered a notice of […]

Commission votes more than $62,000 for water authority

By Jack King The City Commission voted to contribute $62,476.20 to an operating fund for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority at its regular meeting Thursday night. City Finance Director Don Clifton said the money is part of matching funds water authority members are providing this year under a contract with the U.S. Bureau […]

CCC president recieves more than $43,000 bonus

Ryan Lengerich It pays to stay at Clovis Community College. At least it has for President Beverlee McClure, who has received a bonus of $43,496.31 as part of an incentive plan she agreed to in 1999. CCC’s board of trustees voted unanimously last week to reward the bonus and to amend McClure’s contract, which will […]

Superintendent gets extra year on contract

Ryan Lengerich Clovis schools’ board of education on Tuesday extended Superintendent Neil Nuttall’s contract through the 2005-2006 school year. Following an executive session that lasted nearly two hours, the measure passed by a 4-1 margin with board member Mark Lansford opposing. Lansford had no comment on his vote, saying he could not discuss anything that […]

Sex contract idea is dubious at best

Leonard Pitts Jr. You knew this was coming. It followed as naturally as broken promises follow elections, the inevitable byproduct of Kobe Bryant’s arrest last summer on charges of raping a 19-year-old hotel worker. She says he forced himself on her, he says the sex was consensual. A jury will decide. But a Los Angeles-based […]

BNSF to provide 35 new jobs in Clovis

By Jack King Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has received a contract from the state Job Training Incentive Program Board for $350,000 to provide 35 new jobs at its Clovis railyard, said Theresa Varela, program manager of the state’s Job Training Incentive Program. The railroad company applied for and received the contract in November, Varela […]

DA’s office: No wrongdoing found in awarding events center

By Jack King The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office found no wrongdoing in connection with a design contract awarded for the county’s proposed special events center, District Attorney Brett Carter said Monday. Area residents asked Carter in July to investigate the contract and the manner in which it was awarded after the commission gave the […]

Water authority looks ahead to funds

By Jack King TEXICO — Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority’s board on Wednesday approved two proposals aimed at helping secure federal funding. Officials have said the Ute Water project will cost about $250 million and the board hopes 80 percent of funds will come from the federal government. A request is expected to go before […]

DA to probe county’s events center bid award

By Jack King District Attorney Brett Carter said Tuesday his office has assigned an investigator to look into allegations of wrongdoing in connection with the design and architect’s contract for a proposed special events center in Curry County. Carter said he is responding to complaints from county residents who visited his office last week. In […]

County OKs events center bid

By Jack King The Curry County Commission awarded a contract for architectural services for a county special events center at its Tuesday meeting. The contract went to LPDJ Architects of Bountiful, Utah, but is contingent on the successful negotiation of a contract between the county and LPDJ and on approval of technical language in the […]

Center construction still pending

By Jack King County commissioners said this week it will be at least early August before they consider an architect’s contract or a builder’s contract for the proposed special events center at the Curry County Fairgrounds. County commissioners approved a design for the events center at their July 2 meeting, but held off discussing a […]

County tables railroad contract

By Jack King The Curry County Commission tabled discussion on a proposed contract with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad at its meeting Tuesday, saying more negotiations with the railroad are needed before it can approve the contract. Commissioners voted April 15 to close a railroad crossing at Wheaton Street, which would allow BNSF to build […]