Bieker named Clovis airport manager

Gene Bieker, retired executive director of operations for Clovis schools, is the new manager at Clovis Municipal Airport, city officials announced Wednesday. “Mr. Bieker will be a great addition to the city team,” City Manager Joe Thomas said in a press release. “He brings with him a thorough knowledge of airport management and we look […]

Our people: Gene Bieker oversees maintenance at Clovis Municipal Schools

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools Executive Director of Operations Gene Bieker said he enjoys ensuring that Clovis students learn in safe and clean buildings. Clovis resident Gene Bieker has worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools for 13 years and is headed for retirement this summer. Bieker retired from a career in the […]

School board does walk-through of La Casita

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer School board officials walked through the halls at La Casita Elementary school Tuesday at the board’s first school visitation meeting. The school board voted in its last meeting to have school visitation meetings at Clovis schools. School superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the meetings would show board members what projects […]

“Helping Our Kids and Families” campaign started

CNJ staff Money and gift card donations are being sought to help Clovis public school children and staff members whose families suffered damage to their homes or property from the March 23 tornado. Clovis Municipal Schools and the Clovis News Journal will collect donations for two weeks. The campaign starts Monday and runs through April […]

Clovis Schools repair tag: $106 million

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Gene Bieker, director of operations for Clovis Schools, said the air-conditioner units at Lockwood Elementary School are more than 30 years old. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A forward-looking assessment shows the Clovis Municipal Schools district needs approximately $106 million in capital improvements. The Facilities Master Plan draft report […]

School sewer problems yield hefty repair bill

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sewer line repairs at a Clovis school will exceed projected costs due to asbestos near the line that must be removed, Clovis Schools officials announced Tuesday at a school board meeting. No health risk is posed by the asbestos, most of which has already been removed, Clovis Schools Director […]

Sewer line creates ‘inconvenience’ for school

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The collapse of a sewer line at a Clovis junior high school has stirred up inconvenience, but little else, according to school officials. Officials discovered a main sewer line at Gattis Junior High School had collapsed about a week ago when cafeteria sinks at the school clogged, according to […]

Yucca rushing to get ready

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Paul Vernon, project superintendent for LCI2, looks at a drop ceiling damaged by rain at Yucca Junior High School. (Staff photo: Andy DeLislie) By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Floating floor tiles, damaged plaster and soaked carpets greeted school officials last week after rain seeped through portions of a partially constructed roof and flooded […]

School employees stepping into new roles

CNJ staff Several employees of the Clovis school district will step into new and expanded roles under the direction of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The changes take effect Friday. “While the main intent of this reorganization is to make for a more efficient running of the organization, we […]