County rejects revised budget, approves original preliminary plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 3-2 majority had the Curry County Commission doing an about face Tuesday, rejecting a proposal to add 10 new detention officers at the jail and voting to approve County Manager Lance Pyle’s original preliminary $11 million budget with additional cuts. The vote came during a special meeting set […]

Transportation commission approves red-light camera policy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Communities with red-light cameras installed on state roads have 60 days to remove them according to a policy passed Thursday by the State Transportation Commission. The commission unanimously voted to approve the policy during a meeting held at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. The commission was meeting in Clovis […]

Commissioners approve introduction of pet licensing ordinance

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File photo The city commission will consider an ordinance that will require pet owners to license their animals. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Pet owners in the city could soon be required to license their dogs and cats. Commissioners approved the introduction of an animal licensing ordinance, voting 7-1 in favor during Thursday’s City […]

Commission to vote on improvements plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to approve a five-year, $56.1 million capital improvement plan during a special meeting Tuesday. The Infrastructure and Capital Improvements Plan — which outlines capital improvement requests the county will make from 2011 to 2015 — shows a focus on road improvement. The commission will […]

Commissioners approve contracts, policies

CNJ staff At a special meeting Wednesday the Curry County Commission: • Approved agreements with five local senior citizen facilities. • Approved the sale of 2,500 yards of dirt to Stephens Construction and Ready Mix Inc. • Approved policies for the Curry County Adult Detention Center regarding the use and dissemination of records and photographs, […]

Bingaman votes to approve Sonia Sotomayor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman joined 67 other Senators in voting to approve Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. “I voted to confirm Judge Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court because I believe she has the qualifications, experience, and impartiality necessary to be an excellent justice,” Bingaman said. Justice Sotomayor earned degrees from […]

Bingaman voted to approve emergency spending bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve legislation that contains funding for border security.

ENMU regents approve $51.9 million budget

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents approved a $51.9 million budget on Friday, about $5,000 less than the budget for the 2008-2009 school year. ENMU President Steven Gamble warned the budget will be

Board of Education members approve strategic plan, hold off on third-party review

The Clovis Municipal School’s strategic plan dominated a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday at the CMS administration building: • Board member Mark Lansford asked Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton about specifics on silent audits and cultural training. The silent audit outlined in the plan calls for a third party to visit school campuses posing as […]

County Commissioners approve ankle bracelet policy

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County has a new policy for releasing jail inmates on ankle bracelet monitors. The policy is a direct response to the January escape of 18-year-old Fermin Rodriguez, who cut off his ankle bracelet, fled and remains at large. Then-newly hired jail administrator Lois Bean promised a complete review […]