Air Force Marathon fees increase

By Kathleen A.K. Lopez Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio — Runners looking to participate in this year’s Air Force Marathon Sept. 20 here are running out of time to register for one of the event’s five races before prices increase Aug. 1. Until July 31, the full- and wheeled-marathon registration fee is $75, the half-marathon […]

Commissioners approve pay increase for county manager

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Commissioners and Curry County administrators toured the Special Events Center Tuesday morning after the county commission meeting. Work on the center is about 85 percent complete according to project supervisor Randy Kamradt. By CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners decided to award County Manager Lance Pyle a $14,500 […]

Business feature: More female riders taking to the road

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Carla DuBois, left, of Clovis goes over some of the features of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Monday with Debbie Walton of Clovis at the High Plains Harley-Davidson dealership on Mabry Drive. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Ronnie Jones, general manager for High Plains Desert Honda, has seen a steady […]

Xcel Energy proposes rate increase

CNJ staff Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included in […]

City budget includes increase for fuel

CNJ staff The city’s $33 million 2008-2009 preliminary budget is about $3 million less than a year ago because the city has less capital outlay funds, according to city Finance Director Don Clifton. He said last year’s preliminary budget included construction projects such as the Clovis Area Transit facility that was completed in January. The […]

State gives school budget boost

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools operating budget will increase by about $2 million, according to Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm introduced the school district’s preliminary budget during Tuesday’s board of education meeting. Seidenwurm said she expects the school district to operate on a $57 million budget during the 2008-09 school year. About 90 percent […]

Preliminary city budget includes new position

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission approved a $33.1 million preliminary budget for the 2009 fiscal year during a special meeting Tuesday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. The budget includes $83,000 for an assistant city manager position. The assistant city manager position has been vacant and unfunded for three years, according to city officials. […]

Tuition rate, fees will increase at ENMU

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents voted Thursday to increase tuition, fees, and room and board by about 6 percent for the 2008-2009 academic year. Tuition rates will go up from $1,116 to $1,182 per semester for a full-time student. Student fees will go up from $462 […]

Human Services Department Increases Medicaid Dental Provider Rates

Human Services Department Increases Medicaid Dental Provider Rates Rate Increase and Other Improvements to Encourage More Dental Participation in the Medicaid Program Santa Fe, New Mexico – The New Mexico Human Services Department has increased Medicaid dental provider rates by ten percent, the first increase since 1999.   “This is something that had to be done […]

Domenici announces energy tax increase

DOMENICI STATEMENT ON HOUSE ENERGY TAX INCREASES             WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today issued the following statement regarding House passage of an $18 billion tax increase on domestic oil and natural gas production:             “Here we go again.  The House of Representatives has […]

Winter weather advisory in effect

From Ken De Los Santos, emergency management coordinator for Clovis and Curry County: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING INCLUDES CURRY AND ROOSEVELT COUNTIES THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING. SNOW […]

Sundance Ranch raising adoption fees

Due to rising costs in food and veterinary care for the animals at the Sundance Ranch Feline Sanctuary. We have been forced to increase our adoption fees. The new fees which began on January 1st of this year are $40.00 for cats one-year and older and $50 for kittens less than one-year of age. The […]

Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

Sarah Meyer, CNJ News editor New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent per hour pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage […]

Future of juvenile detention center clouded

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County could lose its juvenile detention center if it does not add more detention officers, according to jail officials. Newly hired County Manager Lance Pyle said the county did not meet staffing requirements during an annual evaluation last month by the state Children, Youth and Families Department. He […]

Power company trying to correct rate increase information

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission has received more than 700 comments about a proposed rate hike for Xcel Energy, a case manager with Xcel said. Most of those comments stem from false information, an Xcel spokesman said. Xcel’s Wes Reeves said the proposed increase, filed in May, is […]

Commission rejects fire department pay increase

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission voted down a proposed pay increase for city fire department employees. The plan called for using about $240,000 from five vacant firefighter positions to increase the pay of about 50 middle-range jobs, which includes paramedic, lieutenant and driver/operator posts. Commissioner Robert Sandoval, who voted against […]

Xcel proposes increase, plans upgrades

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Energy company Xcel Energy is proposing a base-rate increase from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The electric and natural gas company is seeking an overall increase of 6.6 percent from all customer classes. Residential rates would increase by 7.3 percent a month for an average household that uses […]

School meal prices rising

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm told the school board at Tuesday’s meeting there would be an increase of 25 or 35 cents per meal depending on the amount of the district’s food bid in July. She said the last increase of 10 cents was in 2001. Citing higher transportation and food […]

Water rates increasing up to 13 percent

CNJ staff Clovis customers of New Mexico American Water will pay up to 13 percent more for water, according to a New Mexico Public Regulation Commission spokesman. The PRC on Tuesday OK’d the rate increase, pending a final staff review of certain cost adjustments by New Mexico American Water, the PRC’s John Arnold said. New […]

Board awards superintendent 5 percent raise

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Schools Superinten-dent Rhonda Seidenwurm will receive the same 5 percent pay raise other school district employees on average will receive. The school board approved Seidenwurm’s pay increase at Tuesday’s meeting. Her current annual salary was increased $6,425 to $134,925 effective July 1. “It’s a vote of confidence,” Seidenwurm […]