City conducting siren maintenance (updated)

Benna Sayyed Don’t panic. It’s just a test. The Clovis/Curry County Office of Emergency Management will activate the city’s tornado warning sirens today to test a new siren at one of the city’s fire stations. The test is part of the installation process at Clovis’ fire station three at the corner of Cesar Chavez Drive […]

Letters to the editor: Crossing lacks proper maintenance

Crossing lacks proper maintenance I don’t know if it was the railroad, the state, or the county that paid for the work that was done a couple of years ago to smooth out the railroad crossing going into Farwell, but whoever it was got taken to the cleaners. That crossing gets an awful lot of […]

Our people: Gene Bieker oversees maintenance at Clovis Municipal Schools

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools Executive Director of Operations Gene Bieker said he enjoys ensuring that Clovis students learn in safe and clean buildings. Clovis resident Gene Bieker has worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools for 13 years and is headed for retirement this summer. Bieker retired from a career in the […]

Education column: Maintenance, custodial staff in high gear during summer

You might think that since summer has arrived, everything grinds to a halt, and that nothing much is going on throughout our school district. Not true. In fact, it is during the summer months that our operations department shines. Our maintenance and custodial staff begin their considerable list of projects, many of which can only […]

Education digest — Dec. 16

Schools on holiday schedule Clovis Municipal Schools will begin a holiday schedule after the end of classes Friday, according to a news release. Elementary classes end at 11:30 a.m. and secondary at noon Friday. All school offices, as well as administration, student support center, maintenance and transportation, will close at 2 p.m. There will be […]

Road plan to be posted for review

CNJ staff Curry County will post its five-year road maintenance and construction plan draft at currycounty.org for citizen review and comment. For information regarding the draft, Roads Superintendent Chris Pacheco can be reached at 762-1501.

First person: Keeping up with change

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis native Gary Langford retired after 39 years with Suddenlink. Clovis native Gary Langford worked as a maintenance technician for Suddenlink for 39 years before retiring in June. He said he saw many changes in the system during his time but most happened in the last 10 years. Job title: […]

Education digest: Holiday break starts Friday

Holiday break starts Friday Clovis Municipal Schools holiday break begins Friday. Elementary schools dismiss at 11:30 a.m., secondary schools at noon and school offices will close at 2 p.m. All other offices such as the administration office, Student Support Center, maintenance and transportation will close at 2:30 p.m. Classes will resume Jan. 6. The administration […]

Official: Switch from shared containers in response to dumping, truck maintenance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sanitation Superintendent Rey Martinez said the new 98-gallon polycart trash cans will be taken to the curb twice a week for garbage pick up to reduce the amount of maintenance trucks need from traveling problematic alleys to empty containers. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Public Works department is […]

First Person: County maintenance man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lee Delk says his life is his grandchildren. Lee Delk has been dubbed the king of poo. As Curry County’s maintenance supervisor he and his crew of six are responsible for the maintenance of all county buildings and property, including the roof tops of many of the buildings where pigeons […]

Bingaman: Budget would invest in N.M. air bases

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on MOnday said New Mexico Air Force Bases would receive a total of about $57 million in improvements under the Bush administration’s budget proposal for 2009. All three bases would see upgrades under the plan, which was released by the Bush administration today.    “The budget proposal makes an […]

Maintenance worker honored

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sharon Wilson of Clovis is the 2007 recipient of a Ben Lujan Award for public school maintenance. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Sharon Wilson thought an Albuquerque trip last week was part of a workshop for public school maintenance workers. Instead, Wilson was surprised to learn she was the […]

Voting machine contract criticized

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S, sold the Secretary of State’s Office machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now […]

July 28, 1989

The Clovis News-Journal reported that production personnel at Frozefruit in Clovis would be temporarily laid off while the company underwent general maintenance. … Rev. and Mrs. V. Ray Allen celebrated 20 years as pastors of Bethel Assembly of God. … Watson Motors, 600 W. Seventh, celebrated its first Toyota-Thon Sale.

Education digest: Award nominations being accepted

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An education foundation for the cable industry is accepting nominations for its annual awards, according to a press release. Teachers, school administrators, or anyone helping to improve and transform education for children in and out of school can be nominated for the Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards, administered by […]

Maintenance honors awarded

BY CNJ Staff The Clovis Municipal School District is a recipient of a state award that honors school maintenance departments. Also honored is an employee of their maintenance department. The Clovis district is among 15 of 89 in New Mexico selected to receive the 2006 Ben Lujan Maintenance Achievement Award, according to Les Martinez of […]

Bird droppings making way from roof to offices inside county courthouse

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Curry County Maintenance Supervisor Lee Delk said about 50 pigeons call the roof of the Curry County Courthouse home. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The melodic, soft cooing of numerous pigeons can be heard emanating from the Curry County Courthouse. Although the birds’ calls are musical, the proliferation of pigeon […]

School board approves maintenance plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members unanimously approved the implementation of a facilities master and maintenance plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. will begin assessing schools in the district in the next 2-3 weeks, school officials said. They will look at everything from doorframes to lightbulbs, officials said. […]

Xeriscape offers water-friendly option

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The White Dagger tree only flowers once in its lifetime of 10 to 20 years. It is also known as the century plant. Tequila is made from a close relative in Mexico, according to one Web site. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Just because one lives in New Mexico does […]

State to ask for total control of Buena Vista

CNJ STAFF The New Mexico Health and Human Services Department announced Thursday it will go to Curry County District Court at 2 p.m. today asking that the agency be granted permanent receivership of Buena Vista Nursing Home. Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker earlier granted the state temporary receivership pending today’s court hearing. In a […]