Investigator: Officials broke chain of command

Robin Fornoff A private investigator has determined Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and former Finance Director Mark Lansford each broke chain of command in a dispute over a cost of living pay raise for County Manager Lance Pyle. Investigator Doug Shawn of Universal Investigation Services in Albuquerque was hired after Lansford filed a grievance Jan. […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 7

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Wood William (Bill) R .and Ruth Marie Bernhardt Wood of El Dorado, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6 in Ruidoso. The celebration was hosted by their children: Julie Wood, Chris Wood and Carol Wood Sandoval, grandchildren: Amanda Wood Pullen, Ryan Wood, Janay Summers, Andrew Sandoval, Patrick Sandoval and Taryn Wood and their great-grandchild: […]

Tax special election approved for May 3

Kevin Wilson In a short special meeting Thursday, the Clovis City Commission approved a May 3 special election for a gross receipts tax increase, and the $30,000 budget transfer to pay for it. Both measures, and an unrelated measure allowing city intervention in a water rights case, were approved by 6-0 votes. Mayor Gayla Brumfield […]

Commissioners discuss jail options

Sharna Johnson Commissioner Bobby Sandoval asked the public for help and solutions after voters sent a “loud and clear” message on recent bond issues. “Our constituents spoke and they are our bosses and we got the message loud and clear,” he said during a Friday meeting. “Tell us how to do it. If somebody out […]

New administrator hired at juvenile detention center

CNJ staff Tori Sandoval has been hired as administrator of the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center. Sandoval has been serving as interim administrator since the Jan. 12 resignation of Lucy Deluna, according to a press release. Previously a lieutenant at the adult detention center and in her third year with the county, she was transferred […]

Police: Tucumcari man assaulted, robbed for $5

Freedom New Mexico An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized in fair condition after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. According to court records: Bobby Vandiver, […]

Commissioner tries to revisit alcohol sales

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Robert Sandoval begged his fellow commissioners Tuesday to revisit the issue of alcohol sales at the Special Events Center before three new commissioners take office next year. Sandoval said the county needs the extra $300,000 a year alcohol sales and sponsorships would generate for a facility that is projected […]

City personnel pay discussed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A city committee is comparing city employee salaries with cities similar to Clovis to see if the pay and benefit of some city employees need adjustment. But Employee Compensation Review Board committee member and city commissioner Robert Sandoval said the committee will have to take the city’s budget into […]

Public Record 2/22/08

CNJ Staff Reports The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Feb. 14 through Wednesday: • Albert Sandoval Jr., 23, to Melissa Ann Reyes, 20, both of Clovis • Michael Allan Collier, 22, to Tina Dianna Pender, 23, both of Clovis • Bobby A. Lee, 26, to Victoria Ann Graves, 19, both of […]

Curry County manager to resign

CNJ Staff Curry County Manager Dick Smith has submitted his letter of resignation, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed Friday. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday informing him Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Attempts to contact Dick Smith on Friday were unsuccessful. Assistant County Manager […]