Meetings watch: Commission approves committee voting power for city manager

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer This is a supplemental report on Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting: • Commissioner Fred Van Soelen raised objections on an ordinance approval and an ordinance introduction, both giving voting status to City Manager Joe Thomas on separate committees. Van Soelen said he had confidence in Thomas’ ability as a […]

Officials holding growth meetings

Local officials are holding a series of meetings to gather public input on a plan to address growth issues related to expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. Areas addressed in the two-year study include land use, public utilities, transportation, education, health and social services, public safety and emergency services, economic and fiscal impact and quality […]

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 […]

Stream commission holding regional meetings

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]

April 8 Meetings Watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday at Room 512 of the college. • Board officers were elected in the first meeting since the re-elections of board members Terry Martin and Russell Muffley. Former board secretary Arnold Martinez moved up to board chair, replacing Gayla Brumfield. Charles Guthals filled Martinez’ previous role as […]

Governor signs bill to open conference committee meetings

SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a bill that would make public legislative conference committee meetings where lawmakers reconcile differences between bills passed in the House and Senate. Richardson says he thinks the public wins by opening up the process the separate chambers use to reach agreement on bills. The governor says the […]

Community invited to IDEA meetings in Carlsbad

The Special Education Bureau of the Public Education Department invites members of the community, parents, and school district personnel to attend the April 23 and 24, 2009 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Advisory Panel meeting at the Carlsbad Municipal Schools Central Administrative Office, 408 North Canyon Street, Carlsbad, NM

Senate approves open committee meetings

By Kate Nash/The New Mexican After more than 10 years of trying to open conference committees, new members of the Senate may have made the difference.

Clovis schools planning growth meetings

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March 5, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 16 Webcasting progress: The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved SR3, which would allow webcasting from the Senate floor. The measure now goes to the Senate floor for debate. Meanwhile, another lawmaker is webcasting from House committee meetings. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, R-Roswell, is sending out video of meetings at Fresh […]

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Clovis Lions Club meetings relocated

The Clovis Lions Club was forced to find a new meeting location when Golden Corral Restaurant closed its doors Dec. 31.The Lions Club now meets at Dr. Ali Ghaffari’s office, 1501 W. Seventh St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Attorney general won’t push to open key meetings

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican When several reform-minded legislators were elected last year — and several old-guard lawmakers lost — many open-government advocates thought there was a good chance of finally opening up what has been called the “last bastion of secrecy” in the Legislature: conference committees. The public has long been barred from […]

Commissioners opposed to same-sex marriage

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler wants to send a message to the state Legislature: Curry County is against same-sex marriage. Three other commissioners are supporting him. Chandler is sponsoring a resolution opposing Senate Bill 12 and House Bill 21, which would make domestic partnership legal in New Mexico. Chandler […]

Meetings Watch: City Commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission met Thursday night at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. All business items were approved by 7-0 votes. Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder did not attend. • The city recognized holiday pride with 10 awards. The Hillcrest Park Zoo received an award for its “Christmas at the Zoo” program, and there […]

Meetings watch: County Commission

This is a report on Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting: Commissioners were presented with a draft of an act that would create the Ute Water Authority by Project Manager Scott Verhines. The act would create a seven-member board to decide issues such as rates and bond issues, Verhines said. Under the proposed legislation, the board […]

Meetings watch: Planning and zoning committee

This is a report of Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. • Commissioners approved a final plan for a portion of the Sahara Pointe subdivision development. The approved plan proposes apartment complexes on 17 acres of land, according to Building Safety director Pete Wilt. The proposed development will be located in the area of 21st […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board

CNJ staff This is a report on the city of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board’s monthly meeting held Tuesday: • The Clovis Water Policy Advisory Board approved a recommendation to the city commission to draft an ordinance regarding fugitive water from commercial and residential properties. The ordinance is in line with the city’s water conservation […]

Meetings watch: Water Policy Advisory Board meeting

Highlights from Tuesday’s city’s water advisory board meeting at city hall: • During an end of summer water usage report, New Mexico American Water Co. Operations Manager Jim Bonner said summer water usage in Clovis averaged between 9 million to 10 million gallons of water a day, the peak water use reached 11.6 million gallons […]

Meetings watch: CCC Board of Trusteess

This is a report of Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting at Clovis Community College: • Board members approved an update of a five-year strategic plan. The plan is updated annually, according to CCC President John Neibling. The updates include building an arts education center, setting up a scholarship fund in the CCC Foundation for military […]