Habitat for Humanity seeking director

CNJ staff Habitat for Humanity, which serves Curry and Roosevelt counties, is seeking a new executive director. Longtime director Joyce Davis has informed the board of directors she plans to step down from the role and remain on in a volunteer role, effective July 1. The executive director is the chief operating officer of the […]

Gaming authority revokes Raton license

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Gaming Control Board has revoked a gaming license for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton, GCB Deputy Executive Director Greg Saunders said on Tuesday. “What this means for Quay County is we have another opportunity,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming […]

School board meets about superintendent position

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education met in executive session for about an hour and a half Tuesday. The meeting was called to discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent, according to the legal notice. The board’s attorney Dave Richards and longtime Clovis educator G.C. Ross attended the closed meeting […]

School board chooses search firm

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education unanimously chose School Executive Consulting Inc. Thursday to help in the search for a new superintendent. The firms’ services will cost $20,000 plus expenses. Board President Mark Lansford said money to pay the firm would come from the district’s general operational budget. […]

Student services director resigns

CNJ staff Executive Director of Student Services Tamara Moore-Callahan resigned Thursday after 10 years with the Clovis school district. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said Callahan is looking for other professional opportunities. This was the first year Callahan worked as the executive director of Student Services. Callahan’s resignation is effective May 15.

EPCOG holds meeting on personnel issues

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Eastern Plains Council of Governments spent nearly two hours in an executive session Wednesday to discuss personnel matters. Richard Arguello, interim EPCOG director and chairman of the executive committee, did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday following the meeting. Committee member Gary Watkins declined to comment on […]

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 […]

Clovis superintendent candidates complete interviews

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday with the three finalists for the position of superintendent. The finalists, Fort Sumner Schools Superintendent Patricia Miller, Douglas (Ariz.) Unified School District Superintendent Earl Pettit, and Clovis Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, interviewed with the school board, administrative […]

United Way could move as soon as next week

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo United Way volunteer Diane Madrid packs boxes Tuesday at the United Way’s office at 215 Main St. Madrid, a new volunteer, said she’s excited to work in a new building. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is moving. The non-profit is taking up […]

Education digest: Board meeting today

Board meeting today The Clovis school board is holding a special executive session 5:30 p.m. today in the district board room. The board will discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent.

School board meets, takes no action

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education met Saturday in executive session without taking any action. The closed meeting was to discuss “threatened or pending litigation” regarding Coach J.D. Isler’s federal case. Isler was granted a preliminary injunction Friday, reinstating him as head coach of the Wildcat varsity boys team. President Lora Harlan […]

Education digest: School board to meet Saturday

School board to meet Saturday The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session 1 p.m. Saturday to Coach Jerry Isler’s case against the district and the New Mexico Activities Association. Isler, fired by the schools and suspended by the New Mexico Activities Association, is asking U.S. Judge Martha Vasquez to grant […]

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 […]

School board schedules special session

The Clovis Municipal School board of education has scheduled a special executive session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building board room. CMS spokesperson Penny Bailey said the board calls executive sessions about three times a year to discuss business. She said the meeting is closed to the public and a statement will not […]

Distracted driving tough to enforce

By Tibor Machan: Freedom Newspapers columnist For a while now I have observed the alarm about the use of cell phones while driving. There is hardly any doubt that doing so is hazardous. In his Dec. 7 article for The New York Times, Matte Richtel chronicles some of this. He reports on Bob Lucky, an […]

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 […]

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, […]

Clovis school board to hold retreat at ENMU

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal School Board is holding a retreat and work study session at Eastern New Mexico University today. The board will go into executive session from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., then begin a public meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the executive session will consist of her quarterly […]

Hatcher hearing postponed

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An executive session to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was postponed Thursday by the city commission. The executive session was removed from the agenda by City Manager Bobbye Rose. “It was a decision I made to remove the executive […]