Commission votes down contract negotiations with security firm

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A divided Curry County Commission voted Tuesday against entering into contract negotiations with a security consulting firm for security improvements at the Curry County Courthouse. The 3-2 vote during the meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library covered a recommendation from the county’s courthouse security citizens committee to negotiate with […]

GOP should hold firm on Medicare

Freedom New Mexico May was a lousy month for the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare. A prominent GOP candidate for president criticized it, a seat in Congress was lost because of it, and the party started trying to distance itself from the whole thing. That’s regrettable, because reinventing Medicare is vital to our nation’s economic […]

ENMU regents OK building demolition

Freedom New Mexico At their Friday meeting, the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents granted permission to hire an architectural firm to tear down the Lincoln Hall residency building and build a new building for freshman residents. The facility will contain 360 beds. President Steven Gamble said the university still has to obtain permission […]

Material possessions not key to happiness

I recently heard from a friend who always writes me a long personal letter at Christmas. I was thrilled to receive her Christmas card along with her letter and a picture of her beautiful family. For over twenty-five years, she has worked for a professional firm in a large metropolitan area. On many days, she […]

Firm contracted for Tres Amigas management services

CNJ staff Tres Amigas, the electric power transmission company planning to build a superstation near Clovis, has given global consulting, design and construction firm CH2M Hill a contract to provide program management services, according to a news release. The Tres Amigas superstation is expected to tie together America’s three power grids for the first time […]

County seeks public input on fairgrounds

CNJ staff A public meeting to discuss plans for the Curry County Fairgrounds is being held Tuesday night. Scheduled for 6 p.m. in the indoor pavilion, the public is encouraged to attend, a press release said. A design firm hired by the county to create a master plan for the fairgrounds, will be on hand […]

County meeting scheduled about need for judicial complex

CNJ staff Curry County Commissioners have scheduled a special public hearing Friday to hear more about a needs analysis for a criminal justice complex. At 10 a.m. in the courthouse commission room, the architectural firm conducting the study, Don May, from Rohde, May Keller McNamara Architecture, PC, is expected to give commissioners a presentation. They […]

1-27 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining: 22 Investment panel to review contract: The State Investment Council on Tuesday agreed to have a subcommittee review a multi-million dollar contract with the Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker law firm. As part of the contract, which is drawing scrutiny from state lawmakers this session, the firm is […]

School board selects architect to design new middle school

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education selected an Albuquerque architectural firm Tuesday to design a new $30 million middle school. The request, presented by Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, ranked 13 architects responding to a bid. Fanning Bard Tatum Architects, based in Albuquerque, was ranked number one. […]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said […]