High Plains Patriots threaten city with lawsuit over Hotel Clovis sign

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sign hung from Hotel Clovis seeking support of an Aug. 2 election to decide an affordable housing plan for the city has drawn concern from opponents. The High Plains Patriots, a group opposing the plan, has threatened the city with a lawsuit if it does not take down the [...]

Former EPCOG executive director files lawsuit

CNJ staff The former executive director of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments has filed a wrongful discharge lawsuit against the agency and his successor. Nick Brady of Clovis filed the civil suit Nov. 12 in 9th Judicial District Court. Brady accuses EPCOG and his successor, EPCOG board member Richard Arguello, of forcing him to [...]

Grocery store lawsuit settled out of court

Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit against a grocery store operated by former State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, was settled out of court, Moore said. The suit was filed by the state’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of an applicant for employment at Ranch Market in Clayton. The $30,000 settlement, paid to the applicant, contains [...]

Lawsuit names Tucumcari police officers in theft

By Tom Sharpe Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Tuesday. Rose [...]

Commissioners give consent to file foreclosure suit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Commissioners gave the city consent Thursday to file a foreclosure lawsuit against 128 properties in Clovis. The properties are ones for which delinquent, unpaid sewer, garbage, weed cutting or demolition fees exist, City Attorney Dave Richards told commissioners. The city finance office has diligently tried to collect on the [...]

Isler says he will drop lawsuit against school district if given coaching contract

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A federal judge issued a temporary injunction last week that will allow J.D. Isler to finish the rest of the season as Clovis High’s boys basketball coach. The Wildcats host the district tournament championship game Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler says [...]

Bill would stop payments on 23-year-old suit

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican State Sen. Rod Adair is sponsoring legislation that would cease payments to lawyers in a 23-year-old lawsuit against the state and earmark that money to help those with developmental disabilities. Adair, R- Roswell, says the Jackson vs. Ft. Stanton lawsuit has served its purpose in improving care [...]

Candidate’s business accused of discrimination

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Clayton Ranch Market in Clayton.Clayton Ranch Market is owned by former District 67 State Rep. Brian Moore, who has entered the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico. The lawsuit claims the store did [...]

A few flute notes does not a lawsuit make

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Few flute notes does not a lawsuit make On the song “Kookaburra” : “Marion Sinclair was a music teacher at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toorak_College,_Mt_Eliza) Toorak College, a girls’ school in (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne) Melbourne which she had attended as a boarder. In 1920, she began working with the school’s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guides_Australia) Girl Guides company. One Sunday [...]

Magistrate judge redistricting OK’d

CNJ staff Curry County Commissioners adopted an ordinance Tuesday splitting the magistrate judge election into two districts. The ordinance was drafted in response to an order from a federal judge and is effective Oct. 1. The federal order stems from a lawsuit challenging the at-large system as more difficult for minority candidates to win judicial [...]