5/5 Local roundup

Applications sought for new judgeship A vacancy on the 9th Judicial District Court will occur July 1 with the creation of a new judgeship in Clovis by the New Mexico State Legislature. Applications are being solicited from lawyers who meet the statutory conditions. The deadline to apply is May 22. Once applications have been received, […]

Farwell police chief moving on

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — Police Chief Robert Achterberg is moving to New Braunfels, Texas, to take a job as a patrolman. He said he took the job for family and professional reasons. “I will miss the overall community and all the people I met here,” said Achterberg, 50, who served in […]

Education digest — Jan. 26

State principals prepared for job New Mexico principals may be ahead of the class. The state was among five in the nation that requires principals to have the skills necessary to promote student learning, according to a recent Center for Reinventing Public Education report cited by the New Mexico Public Education Department in a press […]

Clovis seeking next AD

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ search for a new athletic director is in full swing and Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm says it is going well. “We have about six to eight applications and we are expecting more before the deadline,” Seidenwurm said. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. Current athletic director Dale Fullerton […]

3/3 Education Digest

CCC hosts GED testing Here are dates related to GED testing at Clovis Community College: March 1-17: sign-up, registration closes at noon on March 17; March 21-25: testing offices closed for spring break; March 29-30: GED testing in Room 220. There will be no GED testing during August due to fall registration at CCC. Students […]

2/24 Education Digest

Domenici offering summer internships U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s Washington, D.C., office is accepting applications for summer internship positions in his office. There will be two internship sessions from May 31 to July 1 and July 5 to Aug. 5. Students must be New Mexican residents or attending a two- or four-year school in New Mexico […]

Board’s search officially begins

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The search for a Clovis schools superintendent is officially under way. Monday was the first day Clovis school officials accepted applications to replace former Superintendent Neil Nuttall. The board will take applications through Feb. 28. No applications were received on Monday, but Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Jim McDaniel said […]

County manager applications due

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Curry County officials say they will review applications for a new county manager on Monday and hope to begin interviews for the position two weeks later. The deadline to apply for the position is 5 p.m. on Friday. The position became open in September when County Manager Geneva Cooper announced her resignation […]

Disabled military to get higher pay

By Tom Philpott Though unseen by an anxious population of disabled retirees, work proceeds at the Pentagon and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to implement a multi-billion-dollar upgrade in retirement benefits. The effort soon will deliver bigger paychecks to 200,000 or more annuitants. Here is how the two new programs — limited Concurrent Receipt […]

Volume is cause of wait for applications

By Tom Philpott Tens of thousands of military retirees still intend to apply for the new Combat-Related Special Compensation. Though the first CRSC applications were filed in early June, only about 1,000 were reviewed and 100 approved in time for payments to begin July 1. Given the volume of applications, waits of two to three […]