Staff cuts part of plan to remove $2.3 million from school district budget

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education heard management’s initial suggestions Tuesday to cut $2.3 million from the district’s budget. Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano presented the board with a budget review for school year 2010-2011, pinpointing a $1.2 million decrease in state funding. Another $1 million worth of […]

Air Force leaders expand force management options

By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Air Force note: Due to the high volume of traffic on the Air Force Personnel Center personnel services Web site following this announcement, airmen experiencing difficulty accessing the site may direct their questions concerning force management to their base military personnel sections or […]

Meetings watch: Local Growth Management Committee

The Local Growth Management Committee met Tuesday at the Clovis Police Department. • The committee approved the usage of a $133,030 grant from the Office of Economic adjustment, on behalf of the Department of Defense. The money will be used for a regional growth planner position, with up to $90,000 budgeted. Portales Community Affairs Coordinator […]

Officials announce force management measures

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here announced Nov. 16 measures to meet the fiscal 2010 end strength of 331,700, requiring personnel management actions to reduce the force by approximately 3,700 officers and enlisted members through voluntary and involuntary early separation and […]

United Way, CCC offering training

Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Clovis Community College are teaming up to provide non-profit training. Erinn Burch, director of United Way of Eastern New Mexico, said the training will consist of nine monthly four-hour training sessions via instructional television. Topics will include strategic planning and marketing, staff management, financial management, […]

Emergency management conference set

CNJ staff A three-day New Mexico Emergency Management Conference will be held in Clovis beginning Sept. 21. Titled the “Passport to Preparedness”, the conference is at the Clovis Civic Center. The conference will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 and ends with a banquet Sept. 24.

Airman preferences surveyed

By Sharna Johnson:Freedom New Mexico The majority of airmen who could call Cannon Air Force Base home in the future are married and have more than one child, and almost 30 percent plan to buy another home if they relocate to Cannon, according to a survey conducted to plan for a growing military community. The […]

Growth plan highlights housing, mental health challenges

Freedom New Mexico Housing, mental health services, public transportation, future water availability and recreation are among items in the area that need improvement, according to a growth management plan released Monday. The Regional Growth Management Plan is aimed at evaluating the communities within Curry and Roosevelt counties and their needed responses to growth at Cannon […]

Survey: Majority of potential Cannon airmen have families

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steven Blakeley of Spriggs Electric in Clovis wires a home under construction Monday on Lowe Avenue. Blakeley said that business is steady. The number of new residential building permits issued by the city of Clovis in 2009 is up from a year ago. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The […]

Cannon growth plan approved, implementation discussed

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A plan for how the community should respond to potential growth at Cannon Air Force Base was approved Monday morning in a joint meeting of the Local Growth Management Organization and Local Growth Management Committee at city hall. Members also agreed to discuss implementation further and to consult with […]

Ute water meeting set in Tucumcari

Freedom New Mexico The Ute Reservoir Advisory Group is holding a 10 a.m. meeting Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center to discuss water supply management at Ute Lake. The session is about a proposed water pipeline to bring water to Clovis and Portales, according to Mark Murphy, Canadian River Basin Manager for the Interstate Stream […]

County will consider events center management contract

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to consider a management contract for the Special Events Center from Global Spectrum at today’s meeting. In addition to discussing the contract, Global Spectrum is expected to address concerns the Commission had about aspects of the contract. In April, commissioners approved a six-month contract […]

May 15 Cannon Community

Stress Reduction/Management Class — The Health and Wellness Center will host classes on the fourth Friday of each month. They are available for all active duty personnel, beneficiaries, retirees, and civilians. Sign up through the HAWC by calling 784-1004. Joint Mobility/Early Morning Recharge Class — Classes will be held at the Cannon Fitness Center racquetball […]

Teachers union representative: School labor board unnecessary

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools creation of a labor management board Tuesday was in response to the National Education Association’s potential to seek collective bargaining, Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said. The National Education Association, a public sector union, came to Clovis in March to resurrect its following. Consultant Andres Becerra said […]

School board establishes labor board

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday resurrected a local labor management relations board. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the board would serve as a go-between between a union and the district. The board will be made up of three people, Seidenwurm said. One member would be a […]

Drought management for alfalfa

By Leonard Lauriault: Guest columnist While alfalfa is one of the few legumes that can go dormant during extended dry periods, alfalfa growers should consider several strategies to protect their alfalfa stands during drought to protect it for future years. If enough plants survive the drought (5 plants per square foot or 40 stems per […]

Public meetings scheduled for regional growth plan

The following meetings have been scheduled to gain public input on the Regional Growth Management Plan. Presentations of the plan will be presented at: • Cannon Air Force Base Theater, 4:00 p.m., Monday April 20th • Portales City Hall, 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 20th • Melrose Senior Center, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21st • Clovis-Carver […]

City plans to revise flood map

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer If the Federal Emergency Management Agency can’t do it, the city will. During Tuesday morning’s Public Works meeting City Engineer Justin Howalt said it looks like the city may be on its own to revise a FEMA floodplain map and get credit for more than 20 years and $20 […]

Officials ensure homes meet safety standards

By 1st Lt. Carly Johnson: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight The Cannon Housing Management and Dormitory Management Offices ensures that all residents of military family housing can breathe easy knowing that they are living in safe structures without fear of environmental hazards. Cannon’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight tests common household hazards such […]