City seeks Volunteer to fill Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee seat

The City of Clovis currently has a vacancy for a resident from District 4 to serve on the Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee. This committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at City Hall and makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding beautification projects in the community. The City of […]

a view from under the pew: amos meets arthur basset

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by throwing himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.

Private, public partnership needed

By Beverlee McClure: Guest columnist When the Legislature meets in special session on Saturday, the state will address issues shared with many private businesses in New Mexico — declining revenues and increased costs in a challenging economic climate. The state’s shortfall has been caused not only by declining revenues as is the case for many […]

Budget adoption on commission agenda

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A request for adoption of the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. The budget is approximately $67.5 million, up from last year’s $59.8 million budget. Don Clifton, the city’s chief financial officer, […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission to meet

Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A study session following a meeting on the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. • Introduction of an ordinance extending city limits to include a tract of land in the Stonebrook Subdivision. • A request […]

Water Board seeks members

Freedom New Mexico The city has openings on the Water Policy Advisory Committee for citizens residing within city limits and one resident from Curry County. The committee makes recommendations to the city commission in areas including water conservation and reuse. It meets 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Anyone interested in serving should […]

Bingaman meets with Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today met with Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meetings watch: City commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Among the items on the agenda: • The commission will discuss an ordinance changing front yard fence restrictions within the city. At a June 1 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Jim Sitterly of 124 Colonial Estates Parkway said […]

CCC Trustees meet today

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets 8 a.m. Wednesday at Room 512 of the college. Agenda items include: • Contract renewals

Rural Water Authority to meet

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets 3 p.m. Thursday at Melrose’s City Hall. • The meeting will be preceded by a 1 p.m. study session. The session will focus on alleviating concerns the City of Portales has about proposed legislation to move the group into a true authority status. Portales officials are concerned […]

Meetings watch: City commission meets Thursday

The Clovis City Commission meets Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Items on the agenda include: • Request for approval of preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010, in the amount of $35.68 million. The budget calls for no salary increases and keeps about $1.8 million in cash reserves. The state requires the city to send […]

Van Jones meets with Luj

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Press release: Gov. Richardson visiting area

SANTA FE — Governor Bill Richardson will visit 14 communities this week as he continues his statewide listening tour. The Governor will travel to Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Ft. Sumner, Clovis, Portales, Hobbs, Carlsbad, Roswell, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Moriarty, Mora and Mosquero. The Governor will meet with invited local leaders, county officials, community leaders […]

Clovis school board meets Tuesday

Clovis Municipal Schools’ board members have called a special meeting at noon Tuesday after last week’s meeting was cut short because several board members had family and personal illnesses that prevented them from attending. Listed as action items on the agenda are: • The Youth Risk & Resiliency Survey, to be presented by Rhonda Sparks; […]

Rep. Luj

Today, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Water authority meeting focused on funding

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meets from 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library Ingram Room. This is the first meeting for the authority since the Ute Water Project was authorized and funded by Congress. The authority will oversee the construction and maintenance of a pipeline to deliver water from […]

New Mexico prekindergarten program meets high quality standards

New Mexico’s PreKindergarten program met nine of 10 possible quality standards in “The State of Preschool 2008” report issued by the National Institute For Early Education Research (NIEER) today. New Mexico and eight other states met nine or more of the standards. “This report shows that New Mexico has invested responsibly in early childhood education, […]

Meetings watch — City commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets in regular session 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Agenda items include: • An ordinance to authorize the sale of industrial revenue bonds for Southwest Cheese. • Approval for two members to serve on the civil aviation board. • Task orders for the Wastewater […]

City commission to meet

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. • The city will hold a hearing on granting a beer and wine license to Fat Boys Barbeque & More, located on 901 Llano Estacado Blvd. The licenses are non-transferrable, City Attorney David Richards said. Restaurants […]

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.