School board meeting to discuss Isler litigation

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday in executive session to discuss litigation involving Clovis High basketball coach J.D. Isler. Isler was suspended in December, and subsequently terminated, for New Mexico Activities Association allegations of recruiting. Isler, who has denied the allegations, was reinstated by a federal judge […]

Attorney: School board receptive to settlement

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education took no action Saturday following a special session to discuss pending or threatened litigation regarding basketball coach J.D. Isler’s lawsuit against the district. Isler was suspended from coaching Dec. 16 by the New Mexico Activities Association and later terminated by the school […]

School board meets in executive session, takes no action

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met in executive session Tuesday to discuss the recent resignation of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. The board took no action before adjourning after about an hour. Seidenwurm announced last week she will resign on June 30. Board members said the closed session was held to discuss plans […]

Local leaders discuss upcoming challenges

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Col. Stephen Clark, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, talks about base housing during Monday’s city/county luncheon at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Not too long into Monday’s city/county luncheon, County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval spoke of what kind of […]

Commission to discuss hosting rodeo

Freedom New Mexico At today’s Curry County Commission Meeting, commissioners are expected to: • Discuss applying to host the New Mexico High School Rodeo next year. • Vote on a contract with HDR Engineering Inc. for services to be used in conjunction with the Joint Land Use Study • Vote on an agreement with Quay […]

School board to discuss budget cuts Tuesday

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board has scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss how the district will handle budget cuts handed down by the Legislature. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the cuts will equal about $600,000 for the district. Seidenwurm said each site or department with a […]

City to discuss overpass agreement with railway

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission will discuss an agreement with BNSF Railway involving upcoming work for the Hull Street overpass in Thursday’s 5:15 p.m. meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The agreement is a precursor to work on the overpass, which was closed last summer. It stipulates that BNSF will supply all labor and […]

Bingaman hosting health care town hall meeting

CNJ staff U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is scheduled to host a health care town hall meeting at 4:15 p.m. today at the Clovis Civic Center. Bingaman will discuss the effort in Congress to reform health insurance as a means of containing rapidly rising health care costs and hear from constituents, according to a news […]

Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]

County Commission to discuss privatizing jail

The Curry County Commission will hold a special meeting Tuesday to hear about jail privatization and other issues from representatives of the New Mexico Association of Counties. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the County Commission room at the courthouse. In November, County Manager Lance Pyle said he was planning to […]

Education Secretary and health officials discuss swine flu with state superintendents and charter school leaders

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Residents discuss challenges of city growth

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent In 2005, Clovis residents gathered in the north meeting room at the library and fretted about their community’s existence. On Tuesday night, a much different tune was being whistled in the same room. Instead of worry about an impeding closure of Cannon Air Force Base, which did not happen, audience […]

Local clergymen discuss significance of Easter Sunday

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico spoke to some area clergy about their thoughts on this Easter Sunday. What is the importance of Easter and its message in everyday life? Gary Piepkorn, pastor of Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales: There are three major points. One would be that Jesus’ resurrection […]

Lujan economic recovery tour comes to Clovis

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM will be in Clovis on Thursday meeting with several groups to discuss the stimulus package recently passed in Washington, D.C. The tour begins at 9 a.m. when Curry County Commissioners convene a special meeting to hear a briefing on economic recovery and investment policy. At noon, Lujan is meeting […]

Rep. Lujan to talk stimulus Thursday

CNJ staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-NM is in Clovis Thursday, meeting with several groups to discuss the stimulus package recently passed in Washington, D.C.The tour begins at 9 a.m. when Curry County Commissioners will convene a special meeting to hear a briefing on economic recovery and investment policy.At noon, Lujan is meeting with […]

Commission to discuss events center amenities, sheriff’s department clothing allowance

CNJ staff An update on amenities for the Special Events Center and a presentation of the second quarter’s financial report are among more than 30 items on the Curry County Commission agenda for today’s meeting. Additionally, Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray is expected to ask commissioners to approve a clothing allowance for investigators and command […]

Racing commission meeting to discuss applications

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Santa Fe and plans to discuss applications for the state’s newest racetrack. Raton, Santa Fe and Tucumcari are vying for the state’s sixth racetrack license. Commissioners will announce today when they will hold a special meeting to declare which site has […]

Meetings will discuss renewable energy

CNJ staff New Mexico energy, rural and economic development organizations are inviting residents to a series of town hall meetings to discuss renewable energy development in rural communities, according to a press release from New Mexico State University. The first meeting is 9 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The next meetings will […]

Candidates discuss issues

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Commission will discuss county fair funds audit today

Curry County commissioners will discuss a state audit of 2007 County Fair funds today in an executive session,