Education pick could bode well for U.S. students

Freedom New Mexico Of course, in a genuinely free (or even constitutional) society there would be no such position as secretary of education at the national level. The U.S. Constitution saw no role for the national government in education and education at the time — a time when literacy and enrollment of children in educational […]

Residents upbeat over Richardson’s new position

By Kevin Wilson and Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico residents surveyed were optimistic of Gov. Bill Richardson’s next move, and the change it will provide in New Mexico. Richardson is leaving midway through his second term as New Mexico governor to join the Cabinet of President-Elect Barack Obama. Richardson, a Democrat, was […]

Police chief sworn in

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steven Sanders is sworn in Monday at city hall as the new Clovis police chief by municipal judge Jan Garrett. The chief will hold a meet and greet today at 1:00 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library in the Ingram Room. CNJ Staff Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders was sworn in […]

County manager reviewing detention center administrator applicants

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CNJ file photo County Manager Lance Pyle said he is in the process of reviewing applications for the position of detention center administrator and will begin checking references soon. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The county has received more than a dozen applications for the position of detention center administrator from around the country. […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Cops and Courts

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas hopes to name a police chief early this week. Thomas said Friday he had conducted face-to-face interviews with three finalists for the position and could have a decision as early as Monday. The selected candidate will be announced as soon as the position is offered and accepted, he said. Thomas […]

Jail administrator position open for applicants

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer County Manager Lance Pyle said the position of Curry County Adult Detention Center administrator would be opened for applicants Wednesday. Pyle said he has also appointed Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Bessette as interim assistant administrator. Pyle said he decided to post the position because, “it’s in the best […]

Preliminary city budget includes new position

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission approved a $33.1 million preliminary budget for the 2009 fiscal year during a special meeting Tuesday at the Bert Cabiness Government Center. The budget includes $83,000 for an assistant city manager position. The assistant city manager position has been vacant and unfunded for three years, according to city officials. […]

City seeks new police chief

CNJ Staff The city of Clovis announced Friday its next police chief will be chosen through an open application process, according to a press release. Police Chief Dan Blair announced last month his retirement from the position. His last day will be June 30. The city will begin taking applications Monday and the position will […]

Clovis to open police chief position

The City of Clovis will begin accepting applications for the Clovis Chief of Police position Monday, May 12th, 2008 when the position will be posted on the City of Clovis’ website at www.cityofclovis.org. Clovis City Manager Mr. Joe C. Thomas advised Friday that the position will remain open until filled and the salary will be […]

City accepting applications for police chief

The City of Clovis will begin accepting applications for the Clovis Chief of Police position Monday, May 12th, 2008 when the position will be posted on the City of Clovis’ website at www.cityofclovis.org.

Clovis police chief announces retirement

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File photo Dan Blair has worked for the Clovis Police Department since 1985. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair announced his retirement Wednesday after 18 months in the position, according to a press release from the department. Blair’s last day will be June 30, the release said. He took over […]

Hatcher named Tucumcari police chief

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher has been named Tucumcari’s new police chief. “We’re real excited to have him,” Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said. Sutherland and the City Commission met Thursday evening in a closed session to discuss the position. Hatcher will replace Daniel Lopez who resigned Feb. […]

Republican presidential candidates

By Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following profiles of presidential candidates are intended to help voters decide whether individual freedom will advance or retreat if the candidate is elected. Today we focus on leading Republican candidates. We looked at Democrats on Wednesday. Mike Huckabee Although former Arkansas Gov. (and ordained Baptist minister) Mike Huckabee’s […]

Candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed Tuesday for the March 4 municipal election: Grady Village council Two at-large positions • Kathy Edwards (I) • Mae Szaloy (I) Melrose City council At-large position, four-year term • Tuck N. Monk (I) • Hulin P. Cargile At-large position, two-year term • Darrel L. Bostwick Texico City council Two […]

Local Roundup: Employee tapped for music commission

CNJ staff A Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce employee has been appointed by the governor to serve on the New Mexico Music Commission. Liz Eisenbraun, marketing director and special events coordinator, has worked to preserve and promote Clovis’ music history through the Clovis Music Festival and development of the Norman and Vi Petty Rock N’ […]

Judicial court employees promoted

CNJ staff The 9th Judicial District Court has announced the promotions of three personnel. Orlando Ulibarri has been promoted to the position of deputy court administrator. A 15-year employee with the court, Ulibarri formerly managed the domestic violence program. He will now oversee the domestic violence program, computer and network information technology, digital recording and […]

Tatum named judge in 9th Judicial District

Freedom New Mexico staff SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed Drew Tatum of Clovis to fill a vacant seat in the 9th Judicial District. Tatum, whose principal office will be in Portales, replaces Judge Joe Parker, who resigned from the position for health reasons on July 31. There are five district judges in […]

State police captain offered position

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez has been offered the city’s top law enforcement position in Tucumcari, according to City Manager John Sutherland. However, the city may not be able to hire Lopez as chief of police until mid-December because of requirements Lopez must meet to keep his retirement […]

Cops and Courts: Police report clerk robbed at gunpoint

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis hotel clerk was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, according to police reports. A clerk told officers a man came into the office of the Rodeway Inn at 1616 Mabry Drive around 11 p.m. and pointed a black rifle or shotgun at her, the report said. He told […]

First Person: Director ‘adopts’ elderly

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Gutierrez Vicki Miller By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Vicki Miller was recently appointed director of Clovis’ Department of Older Adults. She worked in the Clovis-Carver Public Library before she was approached to become interim director in June and assumed full responsibilities last week. Miller’s department is based out of the […]