Commissioners dig deep for charity

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Mayor David Lansford and commissioners opted to open their wallets and pool a wad of cash rather than spend public money at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Rebecca Holt of the Curry County Relay for Life asked commissioners to waive the $485 fee and provide Ned Houk Park with […]

Savings under health plan overestimated

By Tom Philpott: Military Update At least a few Pentagon analysts believe the Bush administration will face a new credibility challenge if TRICARE officials tell Congress, as they have the Joint Chiefs, that plans to raise TRICARE fees and deductibles for under-age 65 retirees and their families will save $25 billion over nine years. “Somebody […]

Miliarty Digest: Health insurance bump on way

By Tom Philpott Alarmed that soaring health care costs are crimping budget dollars for higher-priority defense programs, the Joint Chiefs intend to endorse the Defense Department’s plan to raise TRICARE fees sharply over the next three years for retirees under 65 and their families, say senior military officers. One officer described a likely scenario, early […]

10/23 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filled in the Ninth Judicial District Court between Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, 2005: • David Jones, 41, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon. He was ordered to serve three years supervised probation and pay a […]

10/16 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court between Sept. 28 and Oct. 5: • Elias Chaves, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer, to resisting, evading or obstruction of an officer and to possession of marijuana (1 ounce or less). He was ordered to serve probation. […]

8/7 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Robert Celestino Cordova Sr., 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, robbery and is ordered to serve five years supervised probation, complete a substance abuse screening program and required treatment, complete and anger […]

7/24 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Joe Gonzales, 27, pleaded guilty to theft of a credit card and is ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation, submit to drug/alcohol screening, comply with recommendations of screener, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, pay probation costs, submit a […]

7/17 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • George Chaparro, 26, pleaded guilty to abuse of a child, battery upon a peace officer and is ordered to serve three years supervised probation, complete parenting classes, complete anger management, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, submit a DNA sample […]

6/26 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Kenneth R. Bair, 46, pleaded guilty to DWI (fifth offense) and is ordered to serve one year imprisonment by Department of Corrections followed by one year supervised probation, pay $5 for the domestic violence offender treatment fee, submit a DNA sample and pay […]

6/19 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Chris Kerby, 25, was found guilty by a jury trial of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and possession of alcoholic beverage in an open container in a motor vehicle and is ordered to serve six days imprisoned by the Curry […]

6/5 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Moses Estraca, 31, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, aggravated burglary (armed after entering), aggravated assault (deadly weapon against a household member) and other allegations. He was ordered to serve five years supervised probation, pay all probation costs, pay all fines, attend a […]

5/29 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in 9th Judicial District Court: • Alisha K. Spell, 23, pleaded no contest to attempted fraudulent use of a credit card (two counts) and ordered to serve two years less two days supervised probation, pay all probation costs, enter into and complete substance abuse rehabilitation arranged by Spell or […]

5/22 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in Ninth Judicial District Court: • Travis Roach, 49, pleaded guilty to larceny (over $250), receiving stolen property and is ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation, pay all probation costs, have no contact with the victims, provide a DNA sample and pay a $100 testing fee. • Pablo […]

5/9 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court of Curry County: • Colleen R. Harmon, 41, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (felony, narcotic drug) and concealing identity, is ordered to serve one year in the Department of Corrections and one year of supervised probation, pay $5 domestic violence […]

Committees to impose enrollment fee

by Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Republican majorities on the House and Senate veterans’ affairs committees have voted to impose an enrollment fee of at least $230 a year on 2.4 million veterans — one of every three now eligible to use VA healthcare. Those targeted are in priority categories 7 and 8, meaning they are […]

Veterans Affairs budget ‘less friendly’

By Tom Philpott In years past, Bush administration proposals to charge low-priority VA healthcare users a $250 annual enrollment fee and higher co-payments on prescription drugs were declared dead on arrival on Capitol Hill. Not this year. The initiatives, to boost VA revenues by $424 million, appear to have survived a first vigorous round of […]

Reader Reaction: Residents weigh in on storm-water fee

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about city commissioners’ decision on Thursday to accept a $50,000 fee to manage storm-water drainage for an area subdivision. Some responses: “I ATTENDED THE COMMISSION meeting. The commissioners accepted a $50,000 fee to help with future impact of the development on storm-water runoff. The fee was acceptable to […]

City accepts storm-water deal

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Chad Lydick, with Lydick engineers, explains the four different solution possibilities to the Clovis City Commission Thursday for storm water drainage retention for Copper Manor #2 in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission on Thursday accepted a fee to manage storm-water drainage for an area […]

More than one-third of CCC students received finicial aid in 2003-04

CNJ staff Clovis Community College disbursed more than $6 million in financial aid in 2003-2004, according to numbers presented by the school at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting. April Chavez, CCC director of financial aid, said more than 1,700 students received some type of aid, making up more than one-third of the school’s enrollment. Many […]

New Building Permits 2/3

ADDRESS, APPLICANT, DESCRIPTION, VALUE, FEE, DATE NEW – RESIDENTIAL > 1012 Jeanie, Larry Moreno, single family residence, $124,995, $402.98, 11/11/03 > 123 Col. Pkwy Estates, R.L Massey Construction, single family residence, $204,373, $607, 11/20/03 > 3917 Springwood Dr., Jesus & Jessica Griego, single family residence, $175,958, $542, 12/1/03 > 125 Springfield, WM. L. Strachan, single […]