Director says EPCOG will follow state open meetings laws

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Eastern Plains Council of Governments’ Interim Director Richard Arguello says a meeting held Wednesday without proper public notice was an oversight that won’t happen again. Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Eastern Plains Council of Governments Interim Director Richard Arguello said Thursday the organization’s failure to notify the public of an […]

Clovis emergency services director to be honored

CNJ staff Jan Elliott, the executive director of emergency medical services for Region 3, is one of 21 to be honored during the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women’s annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. The event is scheduled for May 7 at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Also, Albuquerque […]

EPCOG still without director

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Six months after the dismissal of its director, there doesn’t seem to be much of a hurry to find a new executive director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. “As of this point, we haven’t even advertised,” said Richard Arguello of Clayton, EPCOG chairman and acting executive director. […]

City uncertain when Greene Acres Lake will reopen

CNJ staff Greene Acres Lake continues to be closed to the public and city officials are unsure of when it will reopen. Interim Parks and Recreation Director and Public Works Director Clint Bunch said the lake is being tested regularly for elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria. High levels of the bacteria were discovered and […]

Official: Bacteria numbers in lake dropping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Alfredo Macias of the city’s water and waste department secures netting Monday at Green Acres Lake to prevent people from fishing. The lake was closed to the public Saturday because of elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria and will remain closed until the levels drop to acceptable standards. By Sharna […]

Greene Acres Lake temporarily closed to public

CNJ staff Greene Acres Park lake was closed to the public Saturday because of elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria, according to a news release. Clovis Public Works Director and interim Parks and Recreation Director Clint Bunch said the lake will remain closed until contaminant levels drop to safe levels. Bunch said the lake will […]

Calls oppose cigarette tax hike

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican As its done in previous years, a major tobacco company is running a phone bank to urge New Mexicans to tell legislators to vote against raising cigarette taxes. A spokesman for Altria, parent company of Phillip Morris, said Monday that such calls are supposed to go only […]

New parks director expected to focus on quality of life projects

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The next director of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department will be expected to shift the emphasis to quality of life projects, city officials said. City Manager Joe Thomas estimated receiving about 35 to 40 applications for the position being vacated by Rob Carter, who is leaving the city […]

Parks and Recreation director leaving Clovis

CNJ staff Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter is leaving Clovis to accept a position with Guest Services Inc. of Fairfax, Va. His last day is Feb. 5, according to a press release from the city. A spokesperson said Carter’s position will be advertised immediately and remain open until filled. Public Works Director Clint Bunch […]

Southwest Cheese human resources director running for commission

CNJ staff Brenda Randolph Miller announced Monday she is running for Clovis City Commissioner, District 1. The seat is currently held by Commissioner Juan Garza, who is a candidate for re-election. Miller is director of human resources for Southwest Cheese. Prior to Southwest Cheese, Miller was the human resources manager for Cargill-Sweeteners Division. “This community […]

Press Release: CCC’s McUne earns national award

Delane McUne, Industrial Technology Director at Clovis Community College, is one of six faculty members to receive the Outstanding Faculty of Industrial Technology Award from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) during the ATMAE 2009 Conference awards banquet on November 13, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Press Release: State land chief says parks director refusing millions

SANTA FE – An obscure bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature in 1949 could guarantee the State Parks Division a continuous revenue stream potentially worth millions of dollars, but the division director says he doesn’t want the money, according to Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons.

Parade will light up downtown Clovis

File photo The Christmas Light Parade usually attracts between 80 to100 floats. The parade will run down Main Street from 14th to Grand Streets. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections The annual Christmas Light Parade will light up downtown Saturday. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the route follows Main Street from 14th to Grand. […]

Ticket feature: Christmas light parade big holiday attraction

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File photo The Christmas Light Parade usually attracts between 80 to 100 entries. The parade will run down Main Street from 14th to Grand streets. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The annual Christmas Light Parade will light up downtown Saturday. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the route follows Main Street from 14th […]

New track and field open

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Jette Warnick The 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron attempts an extra point en route to a 25-21 victory over the 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Nov. 11 in one of the first games played on Cannon’s new field. The field cost $1.4 million and replaced the “dust […]

Ticket feature: CCC group performing ‘Holy Ghosts’

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jennifer Brandon, left, and Caleb Brandon, right, play estranged husband and wife Nancy and Coleman Shedman. Mark Schmidt, who doubles as technical director, plays the lawyer Coleman drags with him on his search for his wife and the possessions she took. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As the cast […]

Portales residential rentals dwindling

Cannon Connections file photo Rental residential properties in Portales are “at a historic low,” according to Roosevelt County Economic Development Corp. Director Gregg Fisher. He attributes the shortage to the populations at Eastern New Mexico University and at Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Portales has few vacancies among residential rental properties, […]

Charity officials optimistic despite economy

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico executive director Erinn Burch might understandably be concerned about how much could be gathered during the current fundraising campaign, given the nationwide economic downturn since the end of the last drive. But Burch, along with others in the world of non-profit organizations and […]

EPCOG fires executive director

Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Eastern Plains Council of Governments has dismissed Executive Director Nick Brady. Executive Board member Isidro Garcia confirmed Brady was dismissed Wednesday. “This is a personnel matter and we really can’t elaborate on it,” he said. “With personnel matters, we’ve got to be very careful.” Garcia said the position will be […]

Growth committee proposing executive director hire

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An office for an executive director/planner for the Local Growth Management Committee will be in Portales if the committee is awarded a federal grant. The decision was made during a committee meeting Tuesday at Clovis City Hall. The committee is comprised of representatives from Clovis and Portales. The position, […]