Audit on unaccounted county fair funds to be released

CNJ staff State Auditor Hector Balderas said he plans to release his report today on unaccounted for funds from the 2007 Curry County Fair. Balderas said the report, which contains recommendations and verifies how much money is unaccounted for, will be released to the County Commission and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. County Manager […]

Groups seek funds for tourism events

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Seven presenters made 19 requests Tuesday seeking public funds to help promote Clovis and Curry County events that generate tourism dollars. The request were made during the Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board’s quarterly meeting at city hall. Assistant City Clerk Claire Burroughes told the board $188,000 is the estimated […]

Auditor: Funds investigation complete

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer State Auditor Hector Balderas said Monday he has completed his audit of 2007 Curry County fair funds and plans to share it with county officials this week. In February, county officials requested the state audit 2007 fair funds accounts in an effort to find up to $11,000 in unaccounted […]

ENMR Plateau announces rural safety grants

Clovis – Rural Public Safety agencies are often at a disadvantage in expanding their knowledge and meeting mandated training requirements due to a lack of funds available from the municipalities, towns, villages or counties in which they serve. Most rural communities have volunteers who assist in both fire-fighting and emergency medical response. Rural police agencies […]

Official: Funds audit still in planning

CNJ staff Completion of an audit of 2007 county fair funds is likely still weeks away, according to New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas.

United Way distributes funds to non-profits

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico distributed funds from its 2007-2008 fundraising campaign Friday during its annual meeting. The organization collected about $580,000 for Curry and Roosevelt counties. The money includes designated and undesignated donations, according to United Way director Erinn Burch. Designated funds were donations to a specific group, she […]

County treasurer accused of tampering with public records

1203721226-223bookout.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout surrendered herself to law enforcement Friday afternoon after she was indicted on the charge of tampering with public records By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout was indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, a fourth-degree felony, according […]

More county fair funds may be missing

1203054459-215fairrides.jpg

File photo The Curry County Fair is held in August. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More revenue from the 2007 county fair appears to be unaccounted for and a state auditor has been recruited to assist Curry County in the investigation, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle said he discovered a discrepancy of […]

Bill containing Cannon funds headed to Bush

CNJ staff WASHINGTON – The Senate gave final passage Tuesday to a bill that authorizes funding two projects at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press releases from New Mexico’s delegation. Congress revised the bill to address policy provisions related to Iraq that were opposed by the White House and led President Bush to […]

Attorney looking into fair funds

Freedom New Mexico Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr has taken the lead in the investigation into possible missing county funds, County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday. Pyle said he would not comment on any other aspect of the investigation, including whether or not there is money missing. He referred all inquiries to Doerr, who did […]

County reviewing financial records

Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but there’s no official investigation […]

County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

Counties look to save indigent funds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer New Mexico counties are fighting to keep a program that funds indigent health care and keeps health care costs from rising. A temporary suspension Congress imposed preventing a new Medicaid rule expires in May, according to Interim Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. The rule terminates a state and federal […]

Dec. 6, 1924

At a meeting of superintendents and principals of high schools in the county, resolutions were adopted for formulating a schedule for basketball. … Various organizations in Clovis were assisting in raising funds for the installation of curtains at the high school. … City Drug Co., claimed to have “The Gifts From Every Land.”

Local Roundup: Aquatic center opening planned

CNJ staff Officials hope to open the Clovis Aquatic Center on Monday pending an inspection by the New Mexico Environmental Department, according to Rob Carter, director of Clovis’ Parks and Recreation. Utilizing city and state funds, the facility has undergone approximately $450,000 in renovations, Carter said. The pool was sandblasted and repainted and the deck […]

City to hold hearing on grant funds

CNJ Staff The city of Clovis will hold two public hearings to discuss possible uses for Community Development Block Grant funds: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library, and 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. The city is eligible to apply for up to $500,000 from the program, […]

Funds sought to fix roads

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer The City of Clovis Public Works Committee decided at its meeting Wednesday to recommend the city pick up the balance for funding road improvements that include Sycamore and Main streets. The committee initially asked the state for $222,000, but received $62,000, leaving the city to provide $160,000. Public Works […]

Fire chief: $400,000 in funds expected

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The city should receive about $400,000 in state fire funds in the coming fiscal year that will help pay for equipment and station improvements, according to Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman. The money is enabling the fire department to continue to work to improve its fire protection classification, Westerman […]

Lists: Lodger’s Tax funds

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission approved disbursement of $111,000 in Lodger’s Tax funds Thursday to the following: Ned Houk Park Motorsports: $10,000 New Mexico Municipal League officials: $3,500 Curry County Fair: $5,000 Ethnic Fair: $4,000 Cycle City Promotions: $1,000 Softball: $6,500 Desert Cruzers: $6,000 New Mexico Municipal League 2008 Conference: $10,000 Clovis/Curry County Chamber […]

Road funds go wrong way

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent It’s a good bet Curry County commissioners have heard the old saying about not looking a gift-horse in the mouth. On Tuesday, the county’s governing body didn’t hesitate to accept $1.8 million in state funds to repair a road in Curry County — even though it wasn’t the road earmarked […]