Neighborhood Watch programs in works

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Tech. Sgt. Ernie Revell, left, and Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage answer questions during a Neighborhood Watch meeting held Feb. 18 in Portales at Cannon Meadows. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Residents of Cannon Air Force Base 801 Housing communities in Clovis and Portales are working to start neighborhood watch programs. […]

Monday morning briefing: Winter storm watch

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Please note: The National Weather Service has a winter storm watch in effect through Tuesday. Web site of the day http://twitter.com/chamberclovis Follow the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce on Twitter. Video game Web site of the week Game: Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Genre: Adventure System: DS […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission selects chairman

The Curry County Commission took the following actions Tuesday: • Welcomed Commissioner Bobby Sandoval as chairman for 2010. Commissioner Frank Blackburn served as chairman in 2009. • Passed a resolution supporting development of the Tres Amigas power station in northern Curry County. Officials have said the power hub, expected to manifest after two years of […]

Meetings watch: Curry County Commission to meet

Tuesday, the Curry County Commission will: • Consider a resolution supporting development of the Tres Amigas power station in northern Curry County. Officials have said the power hub, expected to manifest after two years of studies and evaluations are conducted, will connect the nation’s three major electrical grids. • Consider a resolution supporting House Bill […]

10-1 Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

At Thursday’s City commission meeting commissioners are expected to: • Review requests for approval to demolish dangerous buildings at 420 Connelly Street, 1114 Eighth Street, and 1120 Eighth Street. • Consider an ordinance amending the uniform traffic ordinance. • Hear a request from City Attorney Dave Richards for permission to intervene in a rate request […]

Federal Web watch poor proposition

Freedom New Mexico The phrase “net neutrality” has an ingratiating appeal. Net neutrality rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would “prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information” over their networks, the Associated Press reports. Proposed rules also would “bar Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc. … from […]

Meetings watch: Water authority discusses finances, forms

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority met Thursday in the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library: • David Boswell, purchasing agent for the city of Clovis — the fiscal agent for the authority — spoke about the future need for an RFP (request for proposal) on final engineering and design services for the […]

Meetings watch: School projects OK’d

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the campus of Barry Elementary School. • Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she and Deputy Superintendent for Operations Joel Shirley heard news to go ahead on renovations at two elementary school campuses and to start work on a new middle school at the Public Schools Capital […]

Meetings watch: CCC board names health center phase after scholarship providers

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning at the college: • The first phase of the Allied Health Center was named for Don and Gustenia Bonner of Clovis. President John Neibling said the pair have established the CCC Foundation’s largest endowed scholarship fund, which has helped provide financial support for students in […]

Commentary: Important to watch well-being of others

By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs

Meetings watch: Clovis Community College

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees meets 8 a.m. Wednesday at Room 512 of the college. Agenda items include: • Approval of the summer graduation list. • Discussion of employee benefit plans. • Action items regarding the college’s strategic plan, labor management relations board and equal employmet opportunity policy.

Area under severe thunderstorm watch

Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Quay counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. (MDT) Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Meetings watch: Board approves car rental contract

At Tuesday’s regular Clovis Municipal School board meeting, the board: • Discussed the per diem mileage rate reimbursement, but tabled the issue when Vice President Mark Lansford and Member Max Best requested more information on what financial impact a raise in the rate would have on the district. • Approved curriculum for 9-12th grades modern […]

Meetings watch: $19k in lodgers taxes distributed

The Clovis City Commission met Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Discussion items included: • Presentation of a proclamation — Aug. 4 as National Night Out. Mike Ingram of the Clovis Police Department said the event, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. at Greene Acres Park, is intended to heighten crime prevention awareness and generate community support […]

Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission to meet

Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Agenda items include: • A study session following a meeting on the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority. • Introduction of an ordinance extending city limits to include a tract of land in the Stonebrook Subdivision. • A request […]

Meetings watch: Commission approves pay raise for elected county officials

At a meeting Tuesday Curry County commissioners: • Approved a contract for a fund manager to handle some of the county’s investments and renewed an agreement with Eastern Plains Council of Governments. • Approved cost of living and merit pay increases for county employees that would allow departments to use 1.5 percent of their individual […]

Meetings watch: Col. Lenfant presented key to city

This is a supplemental report to Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex: • Mayor Gayla Brumfield presented outgoing Cannon Air Force Base Col. Babette Lenfant with a key to the city. As commander of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, Brumfield said Lenfant was like a city manager […]

Meetings watch: City commission

CNJ staff The Clovis City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Among the items on the agenda: • The commission will discuss an ordinance changing front yard fence restrictions within the city. At a June 1 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Jim Sitterly of 124 Colonial Estates Parkway said […]

Meetings watch: School board votes for third-party audit of school staff

Highlights from the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday. • The board accepted applications for Title I migrant, state bilingual education, Title III English, Title I federal stimulus and Title I consolidated funding. The $1.4 million in stimulus funding would go toward hiring five language specialists and buying Read 180 • A gift […]

Meetings watch: Public Works

CNJ staff The city’s public works committee meets at 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall. Agenda items include: • Discussion and recommendation on dumping fees for nonprofit organizations. • Discussion regarding road work in District 1. • Industrial sewer fees discussion.