Jail renovations focus of county meeting

An architect’s plan for more than $9 million in renovations and a possible addition to the Curry County jail is the focus of a special meeting 9 a.m. Friday. The meeting at the Clovis-Carver Library north annex room will open with county commissioners adjourning into executive session to consider the purchase of property. Any action […]

Renovated dormitories readied for airmen

USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley After undergoing renovations, dorms 1156 and 1159 are available to house airmen at Cannon Air Force Base. In addition to individual room upgrades, common spaces such as kitchens and day rooms received new furnishings, appliances, tile and paint. By Emily Crowe: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron The rapid […]

Officials: School construction right on track

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Micah Howard, left, of Portales tests concrete samples for strength Wednesday at the construction site of the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. Lance Langan of Clovis tracks the results to see it the concrete is in compliance. This is the first stage of construction for the performing arts center and […]

DoD focuses on school renovations

On orders from Congress, the Department of Defense is deciding how to spend a first appropriation — $250 million — to upgrade a set of public schools that are in disrepair or disturbingly overcrowded. The catch is that these schools, though part of local school districts, are on stateside bases and 94 percent of their […]

Baxter-Curren Senior Center closing for renovations

The Baxter-Curren Senior Center will close 2 p.m. Tuesday for renovations.The center will reopen May 9. The front office will remain open.Information: 762-3631.

Bond money will be put to use on updates, upgrades and renovations

Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools’ operations department will be busy updating, upgrading and renovating buildings, parking lots and technology at several schools with money approved in Tuesday’s bond election. Sixty-three percent of voters approved the $16 million bond issue. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible cast ballots in the election. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel […]

Suggested fairgrounds renovations estimated at $7.6 million

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson David Fortner of Populous talks about suggested renovations for the Curry County Fairgrounds master plan during a public meeting Tuesday night at the fairgrounds. About 40 citizens attended the meeting. The master plan will be discussed again during the commission’s May 18 meeting in Grady. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff […]

BX readies for renovations

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A facelift at the Base Exchange begins Saturday as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service begins a four-phase project to improve its offerings to its customers. According to Jeff Willis, the BX manager, the BX will maximize its available space and expand […]

Muleshoe schools facelift up for vote

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Muleshoe residents will decide whether to fund a $25 million facelift for four schools in Saturday’s bond election. If approved, the school district’s tax rate would increase 37.5 cents per $100 taxable value for the life of bond, or $375 per year for a home valued at $100,000, according […]

Board meeting about school closures in November

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Anticipating a large crowd, school board members voted Tuesday to hold two meetings next month in the Marshall Junior High auditorium. The two November meetings will center on proposals to consolidate local elementary schools. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm advised the school board to close Ranchvale Elementary School […]

Bond election will decide $5 million for schools

Ryan Lengerich A special school bond election will be held Feb. 3 and $5 million for school renovations hangs on its outcome. The bond money would be directed to the replacement of roofs, building renovations, replacement of heating and cooling systems, parking additions and the addition of fiber optic networks in Clovis public schools district […]

Renovations planned for Clovis schools

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Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent for operations at Clovis Municipal Schools, points out renovations in a Bella Vista classroom Tuesday during a tour of the city’s schools. CNJ photo: Sue Gilmore By Sue Gilmore There are some pretty old schools in Clovis. But, like wine, they keep getting better with age thanks to a decision by […]

School board approves more than $2 million in renovations, additions

By Gary Mitchell Clovis school board members Tuesday approved more than $2 million worth of renovations and additions to Clovis High School as well as the replacing of corridor walls at Gattis Junior High School. Two of the projects amounting to $516,640 will be paid by the state’s Deficiency Corrections Unit, said Clovis schools’ assistant […]