Stop sniping, focus on issues with Hotel Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Much has been written and said about plans for renovating Hotel Clovis. Some of what’s been written and said has even been true. We’d like to see the next few weeks of debate focus on substance, not political rhetoric. Voters will decide Aug. 2 whether Clovis will implement the Affordable Housing Plan […]

Area seniors share plans after graduation

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Alejandra Chavez, 18, left, and Bryan Wygant, 18, both Clovis High School seniors, discuss a calculus final they will be taking next week on Friday afternoon at the school library. Both students will be graduating on May 21. Alisa Boswell Graduation season. It’s an exciting and intimidating time of year […]

Rep. Lujan plans Clovis visit

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luj

CCC board of trustees to discuss budget

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees will hold its monthly meeting 8 a.m. today in room 512. The board plans to discuss a proposed budget for fiscal year 2011-2012, Higher Education Department Fiscal Watch Report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, a Labor Management Relations Board, the academic calendar and […]

Extension office plans meeting on wildfire losses

Freedom Reports Agricultural producers in Curry and Roosevelt counties who experienced losses in the wildfire Sunday can get information at a meeting next week, according to a news release from the counties’ Cooperative Extension Service. The meeting is set to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Extension Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, 1900 […]

CCC board meeting to focus on finding new president

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College board of trustees will begin discussions on replacing retiring President John Neibling as its meeting Wednesday. The board plans to recess into executive session for the talks. The board will also plans to take action on the spring 2011 graduation list, the audit report for the 2009-2010 fiscal year […]

Budget plans raise TRICARE fees

President Obama’s fiscal 2012 defense budget request brought a few surprises for military retirees. First, the plan to raise TRICARE fees for working age retirees is more “modest” than retiree advocates had expected, and might be viewed favorably in light harsher possibilities and the mounting debt crisis. Surprise two could discourage 103,000 veterans forced by […]

Bingaman plans to retire

Freedom New Mexico In a surprising move, New Mexico’s Jeff Bingaman, who’s served in the Senate for almost 30 years, announced Friday that he will not run for re-election in 2012. “I believe it will be the right time for me to step aside and allow someone else to serve the state,” he said. “It’s […]

Press release: No evening classes at ENMU-Portales

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will close at 5 p.m. today (Tuesday), and the present plans are to re-open at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).

Roosevelt County jail security chief talks future plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Detention Center Administrator David Casanova, left, and Chief of Security Dent McGill are training their officers to be better prepared to deal with inmates, both mentally and physically. Alisa Boswell Roosevelt County Detention Center Chief of Security Dent McGill took over the post less than three weeks ago. […]

Teachers, administrators disheartened by retirement proposal

Staff and wire reports Some local teachers and administrators are disheartened by a new retirement proposal that may soon be forwarded to the Legislature by the state Educational Retirement Board. Pension plans for public employees are likely to see dramatic changes after the New Mexico Legislature’s upcoming session, say lawmakers working to keep the retirement […]

County commissioners agree to form citizens’ committees

Sharna Johnson Curry County plans to form citizens’ committees to study and provide input on jail and courthouse issues. During a special meeting Wednesday, commissioners voted unanimously to form the two groups at a Dec. 7 meeting. In the meantime, they intend to put out an open invitation to residents who are interested in serving […]

Letter to the editor: City plans disservice to seniors

City plans disservice to seniors I am concerned about the city of Clovis possibly buying the Chaparral Country Club for $3 million and tearing down the well-maintained municipal golf course to make way for more soccer fields. I understand the golf course was developed in the early 1930s. It seems a shame to destroy it […]

Local leaders making plans for bond money

Argen Duncan In the wake of Tuesday’s bond elections, local leaders are making plans to spend the money earmarked for their entities or do without. Voters passed Bonds A, B and C, which provide money to senior centers, libraries and public school, respectively. Bond D, which would have provided money for universities and colleges, failed. […]

New owner plans to reopen Wendy’s

CNJ staff The Wendy’s restaurant on North Prince Street will reopen under new ownership following a full remodel of the building. Real estate agent Jerry Cass said the property has been purchased and the new owner plans to bring the fast-food chain back to Clovis. Remodeling is slated to begin in two weeks, he said. […]

Grandchildren bring lessons in love

Tree Swing Plans and God’s Plan for Love Given the rare opportunity, I can go a long time without answering a phone of any kind and be just fine. In fact, one of the things I like about motorcycles is that talking on a phone on one is almost impossible and not recommended, unless you’ve […]

Officials announce plans for third DOS rollback

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials announced June 8 plans for a third enlisted date of separation rollback with a mandatory DOS of Aug. 31, 2010. This program is part of an overall effort by the Air Force to maintain a quality enlisted force and meet the congressionally […]

County commission to introduce health, safety ordinance

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission plans to introduce a health and safety ordinance during its May 4 meeting the Clovis-Carver Library’s north annex. As drafted by the county’s land use committee, the ordinance addresses health and safety issues in the unincorporated areas of Curry County. County Manager Lance Pyle said in a release that […]

Board sets search plans

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education made plans for the searches for replacements of the superintendent and longtime board member Lora Harlan at their meeting Tuesday. Harlan announced last week that she would resign effective May 28 after 19 years on the board. Board Secretary Max Best and […]

Our plans not as important as God’s

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist It’s amazing how haughty and self-assured we humans can be. We blithely blow through days and weeks and months, confident in our ability to plan our work and work our plan, very impressed with ourselves, masters of our own destiny. And then one little microbe comes along . . […]