Commission approves zoo upgrade priority list

Kevin Wilson City Commissioner Randy Crowder wanted other commissioners to stop and take a breath at the costs of park improvements due to cost overruns in golf course renovations. The commission opted to play through. By a 6-1 vote, commissioners approved an improvements priority list for the city’s zoo at Hillcrest Park. The list of […]

City officials plan road improvements

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed City Engineer Justin Howalt, left, and Danton Bean, senior structural engineer for HDR Engineering Inc., right, look over portions of Mabry Drive up for repair in 2012. Mabry will be repaired between South Prince and Norris street Improvements will include stripping the old pavement and repaving the road and installing […]

Education column: Secondary schools undergo improvements

Further to recent reports, our secondary school sites have also been undergoing improvements during the summer months, thanks to the efforts of our operations department. Anyone driving by Marshall Middle School will have noticed not only a great deal of construction on the north end of the campus, but a whole new building going up. […]

City receives grant for sewer line along Martin Luther King Boulevard

Kevin Wilson The city has received $500,000 in Community Block Development Grant money toward construction of a new sewer line along Martin Luther King Boulevard. The project, which will require a $176,000 match in city dollars, will replace the sewer line between Mendenhall and 21 st streets. The sewer lines there are 6- to 8-inch […]

Letters to the editor: Clovis in need of improvements

Clovis in need of improvements I would like to respond to the article in CNJ when they voted to buy the Chaparral golf course. I think it is about time the city had a full 18-hole course. Now our high school kids will have a full course to hold their tournaments. I agree with the […]

School board election results

Melrose ballotPosition 1 school board memberKenneth L. Jacobs (Incumbent) – 76Jubal Ray Pierce – 85Position 2 school board memberScott Dickerman – 128Position 3 school board memberNeal Delk – 140 General obligation school bond question:123 for38 againstPublic School Capital Improvements (2 mill) tax question:122 for35 against Grady ballotPosition 1 school board member Jerome J. Provencio – […]

Construction to begin on 21st Street

CNJ staff The city of Clovis will begin construction on 21st Street between Prince Street and Norris Street today. The project is estimated to take eight to 12 weeks, according to City Engineer Justin Howalt. There will be lane closures during the period and drivers are being cautioned to seek alternate routes. The project will […]

Overpass, 21st Street improvements on public works agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Committee merging, updates on the Hull Street Overpass and improvements to 21st Street during Wednesday’s Public Works Committee meeting. Also the agenda for the 8:30 a.m. meeting at City Hall includes a request to present comments on the city’s trial program with polycarts for sanitation instead of dumpsters. The […]

Commission to vote on improvements plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to approve a five-year, $56.1 million capital improvement plan during a special meeting Tuesday. The Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Plan — which outlines capital improvement requests the county will make from 2011 to 2015 — shows a focus on road improvement. The commission will […]

Letters to the editor: Fair has made vast improvements

Fair has made vast improvements I want to thank Lance Pyle, the county commissioners, Jan Riley and Lee Delk and his grounds crew for making the Curry County Fair so handicap friendly. They have a little ways to go, but what they have done is a 100 percent improvement over the past few years. I […]

Commission approves storage building, flooring for events center

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File photo Renovations at the jail include motion sensors in mechanical rooms, new ceilings in the laundry, kitchen, visitation areas and annex, upgrades to controls and a new control station. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County commissioners approved more than $280,000 in bids for the Special Events Center and $500,000 for improvements at the […]

Caprock Inn gets makeover

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Southwest Carpet employee Adrian Nunez rolls up carpet removed from one of the buildings at Caprock Inn. The rooms in the building that temporarily houses mostly unmarried personnel are being redone. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base temporary lodging is getting a face lift. Caprock Inn Superintendent Master […]

Bond proposals on ballot

Bond proposals: Bond A What: provides $14.7 million for senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition. Local impact: $11,200 for improvements to the Alice Converse Senior Center in Curry County, $15,000 for Baxter-Curren Senior Center improvements, $12,516 for Clovis Senior Center equipment, $15,830 for Portales Senior Center equipment, $12,403 for Portales Senior Center meals […]

Clovis receives $1 million for industrial park improvements

Clovis airport receives $637K in funds

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Airport is among three airports in New Mexico to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make improvements to their facilities and runways, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The $637,200 in funds for Clovis will be used to construct a taxiway, which will […]

Airport runway to undergo improvements

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport learned some welcome news, Airport Manager Steve Summers reported at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting. Summers said he was notified recently by the Federal Aviation Administration additional funding was available for runway improvements at the airport. A mill overlay project will start Monday on the airport’s […]

Park prepares for annual concert

Freedom New Mexico The Oasis State Park staff is preparing with the third annual Old Tyme Music concert. The funds raised by the concert go directly to the Friends of Oasis and are used for improvements at the park. The group and the state parks department must agree on how the money is used. The […]

Clovis airport to receive $4.1 million for improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici announced today that the city of Clovis has received $4.1 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make improvements to the Clovis Municipal Airport.

Former commissioner hopes to regain seat

CNJ Staff A former Curry County Commissioner has announced his intention to seek his former seat. Paul D. Barnes, 64, plans to run for the seat in District 5, which he filled from 1991 through 2000. “I’ve enjoyed the years I’ve served my county, and I had a lot of encouragement from a lot of […]

Governor signs capital outlay bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a $622 million capital improvement measure without rejecting any projects with his line-item veto powers. The governor’s treatment of the massive capital outlay bill was in sharp contrast to last year when he angered lawmakers by cutting more than $100 million worth of […]