Firefighters plan to present petition

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis firefighters plan to attend today’s City Commission meeting and ask commissioners to reconsider their decision on a pay plan designed to retain firefighters. Commissioners voted against a pay plan Fire Chief Ray Westerman presented to the commissioners earlier this month that would increase salaries of 50 mid-level emergency […]

Firefighters continue push for raises

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Members of a newly formed Clovis Fire Fighter’s Association are circulating a petition asking the City Commission to reconsider a plan for department pay raises. The firefighters plan to present the petition at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. During a Sept. 6 meeting, the City Commission voted 4-3 against a […]

Water company raising rates in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers New Mexico-American Water Co. has petitioned the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to raise rates for water utilities in Clovis. According to the petition, the water company is requesting an increase of 25 percent from its Clovis customers. New Mexico-American serves more than 14,000 customers in the Clovis area. The reason cited in […]

Alcohol petition lacks enough signatures

Andy Jackson: CNJ Staff Writer A petition to allow Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis bars and restaurants lacked the required signatures to be placed on the ballot for the next municipal election, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon. To have made it on the March 7 ballot, the petition required 733 signatures from registered Clovis […]

Petition seeks alcohol sales on Sunday

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A petition to allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants and bars on Sundays is circulating around Clovis. Petitioners believe alcohol sales on Sunday would benefit the city economy by offering area residents more dining and drinking options. The petition needs 733 signatures (10 percent of the voters in […]

County tax referendum fails

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A gross receipts tax increase adopted by the county in January will go into effect this summer as planned after a petition filed to put the tax to a public vote was ruled invalid. County clerk Mario Trujillo told the County Commission on Tuesday nearly 400 of the 1,300 […]

Residents petition against gross receipts tax

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer County residents concerned over a proposed tax increase have taken matters into their own hands, filing a petition this week to put the tax issue to a vote. Petitioners say the public is already taxed enough and the county needs to tighten up the budget. County officials counter by […]

County approves tax hike

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission raised the gross-receipts tax Tuesday, but a former commissioner vowed to petition the increase. The Commission unanimously approved an ordinance that will raise gross-receipts taxes by .125 percent — or $1.25 more for a $1,000 purchase. The increase will take effect July 1. The board […]

De Baca sheriff may face recall

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer Two De Baca County residents are seeking to recall Sheriff Gary Graves. “Since Gary Graves took office, the community has been split wide open by the actions of this man,” wrote Dennis Cleaver in a press release issued by a group identifying itself as “De Baca County Concerned […]

Tucumcari man wants chief out

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari man is circulating a petition calling for the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend. George Aragon’s petition states: “We, the undersigned Citizens of Tucumcari are petitioning the City Commissioners to request the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend because of his unprofessional and aggressive tactics toward […]