What’s happening — March 13

Tuesday Jail bond forum — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, north annex. Information provided on $9.3 million jail bond issue that goes before voters April 3. Information: 763-6016 Republican women — 11:30 a.m., Dakota’s Steak House, Clovis. Guest speaker is Angie Spears, Republican candidate for state Senate. Information: 575-985-2202 Basic computer skills workshop — 9 […]

Forums to be conducted on jail bond issue

Curry County jail Administrator Gerry Billy will conduct four public forums on a $9.3 million bond issue referendum scheduled for April 3. The public forums are: • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Carver Public Library’s north annex. • 11:30 a.m. March 15 at the Melrose Senior Center, 427 Main St., Melrose; • 6 p.m. […]

Absentee, early voting begins on bond issue

CNJ staff Absentee and early voting started Tuesday for a special $9.3 bond issue referendum on April 3, according to Curry County Clerk Connie Jo Lyman. Ballots can be obtained at the clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is the only location to cast early and absentee ballots, Lyman said. Office hours are 8 a.m. until […]

County calls for jail bond election (updated)

Robin Fornoff Curry County commissioners started the new year Tuesday electing Wendell Bostwick as their new chairman and approving a special election for a $9.3 million bond issue to expand and improve the troubled jail. Bostwick replaces former chairman Caleb Chandler. The April 3 election was approved on a unanimous vote, despite Bostwick’s misgivings over […]

Promoting or informing? Elections spotlight fine line

Sharna Johnson In November, Curry County officials continually played a video in the courthouse lobby that critics said promoted passage of a jail bond election. Late last month, someone hung a banner from the city-owned Hotel Clovis that read “SAVE ME VOTE YES,” urging voters approve an affordable housing ordinance. In both cases, government officials […]

City commission adopts phone attendance provision

Kevin Wilson The Clovis City Commission, anticipating a costly failure to make quorum at its Thursday meeting, adopted a provision allowing commissioners to join meetings by telephone. After debate on the language of the expansion to the open meetings act, the commission approved the resolution in a 7-0 vote. The commission has a regular meeting […]

Clovis man arrested for drug possession

Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Clovis man was arrested Friday after investigators found 83 individual packages of marijuana in his home. Mark Anthony Pineda is charged with distribution of marijuana, child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held in lieu of $16,000 bond, according to a press release from the Curry County […]

Give states option to file for bankruptcy

Freedom New Mexico With persistent deficits, soaring pension obligations and mounting bond debts, states like California could well benefit from the ability to restructure their finances through a bankruptcy procedure. Bankruptcy allows the debtor to work through an orderly and equitable settlement of obligations. The idea has been gaining traction, with support from former House […]

School board elections set for Tuesday

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File photo School board elections historically draw a low voter turnout ranging form 5 percent to 12 percent. Liliana Castillo School board ballots for the election Tuesday are full. The election includes choosing board members, a two-mill levy and a bond issue question for Melrose. Melrose Schools’ bond question is for $1.1 million to be […]

Board picks bid in bond sale

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools received eight bids for the purchase of $8 million in general obligation bonds Tuesday. The board officially accepted the bid with the lowest interest rate from The Baker Group and the Bank of Clovis during its regular meeting Tuesday evening after the bidding process took place Tuesday morning. Financial […]

Year in review: Clovis schools gets new superintendent

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Terry Myers was named Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent, replacing Rhonda Seidenwurm, who resigned after five years with the district. Liliana Castillo The past year brought a lot change to schools in Clovis. Clovis Municipal Schools hired a new superintendent, moved toward a new middle school, and the Clovis High School […]

School board to sell $8 million in bonds

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education took what Chief Financial Office Jose Cano called a critical step forward for several construction projects Tuesday. The board adopted a resolution announcing the sale of $8 million worth of municipal bonds. Money generated from the bond sale will be used for construction and technology acquisition […]

Local leaders making plans for bond money

Argen Duncan In the wake of Tuesday’s bond elections, local leaders are making plans to spend the money earmarked for their entities or do without. Voters passed Bonds A, B and C, which provide money to senior centers, libraries and public school, respectively. Bond D, which would have provided money for universities and colleges, failed. […]

Three bond issues approved

CNJ staff Voters approved three of the four bonds created by the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act Tuesday. Bonds A, B and C passed and Bond D was failed. Bond C will devote more than $5 million in bonds to the improvement of public school facilities. More specifically, the money will be used […]

Voters say no to judicial complex bond questions

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Voters overwhelmingly defeated two bond questions aimed at building a $33 million jail and courthouse. Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioner Frank Blackburn doesn’t know what will happen next, but he heard voters’ message loud and clear on Tuesday. “The citizens of Curry County have spoken, so we’ll have to make […]

Voters pass Bonds A, B, C

Liliana Castillo At midnight Tuesday, voters were approving three of the four bonds created by the 2010 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act with 92 percent of the votes in. Bonds A, B and C passed and Bond D failed. Bond C will devote more than $5 million in bonds to the improvement of public […]

Glance at state bond elections

The Associated Press Bond A – Senior Citizens Facility Improvements 542 of 1,457 precincts – 37 percent Yes, 159,221 – 53 percent No, 141,879 – 47 percent

Bond D will have positive impact

As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to outline the benefits of General Obligation Bond D in the Nov. 2 General Election, and why it makes sense to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties. The cost of Bond D is very reasonable. The owner of a $100,000 assessed […]

Official: Bond money would go to classroom renovation at CCC

Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College is one of six institutions hoping to receive $1 million or less from Education Bond D, one of four bond issues on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Education Bond D sets aside money to help improve infrastructure at colleges and universities statewide. Bond D totals $155.2 million and is […]

Local bond questions spark contention

Sharna Johnson Whether to build a new judicial complex and jail may prove to be the most contentious local questions voters are asked to answer Nov. 2. The first phase of the proposed project is expected to cost $33 million, split between a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase and a general obligation bond raising […]