Negotiations approved for jail finalists

Robin Fornoff Negotiations with two finalists for the Curry County jail administrator’s position were authorized Tuesday by commissioners. County Manager Lance Pyle said he and County Attorney Stephen Doerr will begin negotiating with Gerry Billy as the first choice and Michael Williams as the second choice. Billy is a retired six-term (24 years) sheriff of […]

Jail finalists being interviewed

Robin Fornoff Four candidates on Curry County’s short list for jail administrator face the jury today. County Manager Lance Pyle and six members of an panel appointed by Pyle are expected to complete candidate interviews by the end of the day and make their recommendation to replace former Administrator Keith Norwood, who resigned Sept. 13. […]

Four finalists named for top jail job

Freedom New Mexico Four finalists including Interim Administrator Tori Sandoval were named Friday for the position of jail administrator, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle identified the other three candidates as Gerry D. Billy of Newark, Ohio; Michael D. William of Selah, Wash., and Joe Sprunk of Albuquerque. Pyle also announced a committee […]

ENMU narrows baseball coach search to three

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Jeff Geiser left no doubt about the most important factor in narrowing the search for a new baseball coach to three finalists. “Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program,” Geiser said. Veteran West Texas high school baseball coach Jimmy Webster, Culver-Stockton College (Mo.) head coach Chris Terry […]

Mesalands board announces presidential finalists

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College has announced four finalists for president at the two-year college. The four finalists are as follows: Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City; Jimmy Cargill of Glendive, Mont.; Veldon Law of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mildred Lovato of Albuquerque. Each candidate will tour the campus and have an interview with the […]

School board meeting to interview superintendent finalists

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session next week to interview finalists for the position of superintendent. The meetings are 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the administration building board room. The meetings are closed to the public.

Board to announce superintendent finalists Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education finished two days of interviews Friday with the final four candidates for superintendent. President Mark Lansford said the board is going to reflect on the four interviews over the weekend. He said the board may narrow the candidates down to two finalists and make an […]

City close on Parks and Rec director hire

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis is closing in on a new director for its Parks and Recreation Department. City Manager Joe Thomas said an announcement is expected before the end of the week on the replacement for Rob Carter. He said the city has decided from a field of six […]

Superintendent finalists talk motives, qualifications

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Superintendent candidates, from left, Patricia Miller, Earl Pettit and Joel Shirley By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: Clovis schools narrowed the list of finalists for superintendent to four candidates. However, a spokesperson announced late Friday that Texico Superintendent R.L. Richards had withdrawn from consideration. The process of finding a new superintendent for Clovis […]

Education digest: School board to interview superintendent finalists

School board to interview superintendent finalists The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding six special meetings March 25 and 26 to interview finalists for the superintendent’s job. The meetings are 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 7 p.m. March 25; and 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. March 26 at the administration building […]

Finalists picked for Clovis superintendent

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has announced four finalists for the position of superintendent. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced in January that she would resign June 30. The finalists are Patricia Miller, Earl Pettit, R.L. Richards and Joel Shirley. We will update with more details as they become available.

Finalists named for Greyhound basketball position

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A Division II coach in Indiana, a junior college coach with university ties, and a Division I assistant are finalists to be the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Greg Young of Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas, an assistant under Earl Diddle from 1991-94, joins Richard […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Cops and Courts

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas hopes to name a police chief early this week. Thomas said Friday he had conducted face-to-face interviews with three finalists for the position and could have a decision as early as Monday. The selected candidate will be announced as soon as the position is offered and accepted, he said. Thomas […]

Police chief finalists down to three

CNJ staff The list of police chief finalists is down to three, City Manager Joe Thomas said on Friday. Face-to-face interviews will be conducted Monday with Interim Police Chief Michael Ingram of Clovis and Steven Sanders of Northglenn, Colo., Thomas said. Jan Cary, of Titusville, Fla., will be interviewed Friday, he said. Thomas said a […]

TV show contestant has Clovis ties

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Courtesy photo Amanda Rantuccio, a TV show contestant on “The Bachelor: London Calling,” lived in Clovis while her dad was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. Amanda Rantuccio, one of the three final finalists on “The Bachelor: London Calling,” was born in Clovis. She is a 27-year-old account executive who lives in Orlando, Fla. She […]

CCC president search trimmed to five

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The hunt for a Clovis Community College president has been whittled down to five finalists. An eight-member presidential search committee selected the quintet from a pool of 29 candidates, according to a CCC press release. The college board of trustees approved their recommendations during a Wednesday morning meeting. Among […]

CCC president one of five finalists for state department

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is one of five finalists to lead the newly created Higher Education Department, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The other four finalists for Higher Education Secretary position are: • James Fries, former president, College of Santa Fe • Carmen Gonzales, […]

Portales names super finalists

Freedom Newspapers Portales school officials Tuesday named five finalists for their superintendent’s position. • David Briseno, principal at La Casita Elementary in Clovis and federal programs director for the district. • Jack Burch, superintendent at Elida schools. • Robert Crane, science teacher at Muleshoe High School. • Randy Fowler, a field service agent for the […]

School board should encourage public’s input

Freedom Newspapers The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education has a challenging task ahead: selecting a new leader for the district who has vision, business sense, political savvy and our children’s’ best interests at heart. We urge board members to enliven and enrich the decision-making by inviting the public to help during the interviews with […]