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: 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 […]

Press release: House approves $67 million for Cannon

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives approved over $67 million for construction for Cannon Air Force Base. The funding was part of the FY2010 National Defense Authorization Act which authorizes $15,000,000 in

Clovis school board approves preliminary budget

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board heard a long-range suggestion to start its Tuesday meeting, and ended it with approval of a more immediate need — an $82.5 million budget for the 2009-10 year. The budget, down from this year’s adjusted budget of $85.1 million but up from the 2008-09 […]

Meetings watch: Commission approves preliminary budget

This is a supplemental report on Thursday’s Clovis City Commission at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: • The city approved a preliminary 2009-10 budget of $35.68 million. The state requires a preliminary budget be sent before June 1. Don Clifton, the city’s finance director, said the preliminary total leaves out many items, including grant programs and […]

Lubbock approves alcohol sales

Staff and wire reports A pair of propositions passed, reversing long-standing prohibition of alcohol in Lubbock County. Proposition One, which allows alcohol sales in Lubbock County for off-premise consumption, passed with nearly 32,313 votes, 65 percent of the vote. Of the 50,177 who voted, more than 80 percent voted in the early period from April […]

Committee approves Luj

Washington, DC — Today, the Committee on Science and Technology approved an amendment submitted by Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Meetings watch: Commission approves committee voting power for city manager

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer This is a supplemental report on Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting: • Commissioner Fred Van Soelen raised objections on an ordinance approval and an ordinance introduction, both giving voting status to City Manager Joe Thomas on separate committees. Van Soelen said he had confidence in Thomas’ ability as a […]

Senate approves open committee meetings

By Kate Nash/The New Mexican After more than 10 years of trying to open conference committees, new members of the Senate may have made the difference.

Commission approves hiring of animal removal firm

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The sheriff’s office will hire a service to remove dead large, dead animals from public lands and right-of-ways after commissioners gave their blessing Tuesday to Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray. Last week when a dead calf turned up at the Texico Cemetery, which is public land, Murray said deputies […]

Senate approves Ute pipeline legislation

BINGAMAN BILL TO TACKLE NEW MEXICO’S WATER NEEDS GAINS SENATE APPROVAL WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today approved (73-21) legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman that includes measures he wrote to settle a water rights claim in the Four Corners region, construct a pipeline in eastern New Mexico, and help water managers better plan […]

School board approves bid for fence project

This is a report of Tuesday’s Clovis Board of Education visitation meeting at The Clovis High School Freshman Campus: • Board members approved a $22,960 bid for steel to be used for a fencing project at Clovis High School. The contract was awarded to Glenco, a steel fabrication company. The high school metal and auto […]

Board approves CCC fee increase

CNJ staff This is a report of Wednesday’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting: • Board members approved a fee increase for several courses in the Spring 2009 Semester. CCC President John Neibling said the fees reflect increases in the cost of instructional materials for courses such as welding and cosmetology. • Board members […]

Texas representative visits base, community

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of a House committee that approves funding for the military said Wednesday that Cannon Air Force Base’s future as a special operations wing is secure because of unconventional forces such as al-Qaida. U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said special operations will remain the preferred way to take […]

City approves annexation for land with hotel

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: A cumbersome explanation of a proposal to annex land west of North Prince Street led to an incorrect headline and general misinformation in Friday’s lead page 1 story. The City Commission did annex the property, which includes a Holiday Inn Express under construction. We apologize for the […]

City approves zoning change

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Google maps Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates near Llano Estacado Blvd. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis City Commissioners approved a zoning change for Raintree Estates, but not before they heard “marching orders” to widen Norris Street to four lanes. The measure passed 7-1, with Commissioner Robert Sandoval voting […]

Senate approves funding for Cannon

CNJ staff A supplemental spending package that would help to purchase 30 special operations aircraft and fund a construction project at Cannon Air Force Base cleared another hurdle, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that includes the Air Force’s request for $8 million to construct […]

Senate Committee approves Cannon funding

CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — A supplemental spending package that includes funding for special operations aircraft tied to Cannon Air Force Base was approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, which is primarily designed to support U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, also incorporates FY2009 supplemental “bridge” funding for combat operations. The measure […]

Senate Armed Services Committee approves Domenici’s funding request

WASHINGTON – The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved