ENMU president to speak on bond issue

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble will visit Dr. James Lee’s Communication 102 public speaking class at 7 p.m. today in Room 111 of the Communication Building, according to a news release. Gamble will speak on Bond D. If the bond passes in the Nov. 2 general election, ENMU will receive $7 […]

Letter to the editor: New judicial complex necessity

New judicial complex necessity A special bond issue will be on November’s ballot. As one part of that issue, Curry County citizens shall decide whether the gross receipts tax will be increased to fortify the existing detention center and increase bed space, including additional beds for maximum-security detainees. Curry County Adult Detention Center was built […]

Bond money will be put to use on updates, upgrades and renovations

Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools’ operations department will be busy updating, upgrading and renovating buildings, parking lots and technology at several schools with money approved in Tuesday’s bond election. Sixty-three percent of voters approved the $16 million bond issue. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible cast ballots in the election. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel […]

Voters approve $16 million school bond issue

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School teacher Keith Ingram congratulates Superintendent Terry Myers after the school bond passed Tuesday in the Curry County Clerk’s office. Liliana Castillo Sixty-three percent of voters approved Clovis Municipal Schools’ $16 million bond proposal Tuesday — 1,561 votes for and 926 against. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible […]

Bond history: Turnouts low, approvals high

Kevin Wilson Turnout generally runs low, and approval generally runs high. At least, that’s been the recent pattern for school bond elections, leading up to today’s bond question. A $16-million bond issue, if approved by voters, will pay for the district’s 20 percent match of a proposed new middle school and a new building for […]

County to consider bond question

CNJ staff Curry County commissioners meet Monday to consider posing a bond question to voters in the November general election. The bond, if approved by voters, would pay for a judicial complex. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the commission room at the courthouse. Commissioners will also consider a bid and contract for the […]

Bond money would mean new face for Lockwood Elementary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School teacher Melissa Romero uses a table instead of an adult-sized desk to make room for a crescent-shaped group reading desk in her classroom, that is about half the size of an adequate room. Liliana Castillo Teachers at Lockwood Elementary School plan what to teach each day as […]

County commission to make decision on judicial complex

Sharna Johnson County commissioners are expected to decide today if a proposed judicial complex that includes a new jail will be put before voters in the November General Election. The project is expected to cost $33 million split between a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase and a general obligation bond raising property taxes. The […]

Officials: Bond election would also provide money for existing schools

Liliana Castillo Leaders at Clovis Municipal Schools say if a special school bond election isn’t approved by voters Aug. 31, it would not only mean no new middle school but no money to expand or repair many existing school buildings. If passed, the $16 million bond issue would leverage almost $57 million in state tax […]

Board to choose from seven sites for middle school

Liliana Castillo The Clovis school board is expected to decide Tuesday on one of seven sites being considered for a proposed new middle school. The district is planning a third middle school to handle district-wide growth, much of it due to expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. The district has scheduled a special bond election […]

City commissioners begin work toward tax extension

Sharna Johnson Clovis commissioners began the process Thursday to raise $7 million by renewing an existing gross receipts tax. Cash generated by a bond sale will be used to improve and repair the wastewater treatment plant. The tax is earmarked to retire the bond and amounts to 1.225 percent on the dollar. An ordinance approving […]

Commissioners to consider tax increases for judicial complex

The question of whether to pass tax increases to pay for a new $33 million judicial complex will be put to Curry County commissioners Wednesday. A plan to develop the complex calls for a general obligation bond of $16.5 million and a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase to be voted on in the November […]

Clovis woman arrested for marijuana distribution

CNJ staff A Clovis woman was arrested Wednesday for distribution of marijuana. Emily Jaramillo, 27, is being held in lieu of $26,000 bond and is charged with distribution of marijuana, two counts of child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Also arrested was Ray Gomez, 37, on a warrant for failure […]

Inmate charged in smuggling case

CNJ staff A 26-year-old Curry County inmate has been charged with two felonies for getting his girlfriend to smuggle narcotics into the jail for him. Michael Padilla was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit trafficking and criminal solicitation to commit a felony, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Padilla is being held without bond. […]

Raids yield drug charges

Freedom New Mexico Three Roosevelt County residents face felony drug charges from two recent raids in Portales by city police, the Roosevelt County Sheriff and the Region 5 Drug Task Force. Tamara Davis, 28, of Portales, was arrested Thursday, accused of distributing marijuana from her home in the 500 block of E. 1st Street, according […]

Military wives share bond

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ Columnist Being friends with your boss’ wife is always tricky but in the military it can be even more challenging. Picture my husband’s boss’ wife holding my hair back while I puke. It doesn’t exactly translate into a great first impression, let alone a good move for his career. But that’s […]

No bond stronger than man, boots

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every real cowboy I’ve ever known hated wearing what they call “hand-me-down” boots — the ones purchased in a western wear store “off the shelf.” My dad’s bootmaker lived in Tucumcari. Whenever Dad needed a new pair he called his bootmaker, and in a month or so they came in […]

Bond proposals on ballot

Bond proposals: Bond A What: provides $14.7 million for senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition. Local impact: $11,200 for improvements to the Alice Converse Senior Center in Curry County, $15,000 for Baxter-Curren Senior Center improvements, $12,516 for Clovis Senior Center equipment, $15,830 for Portales Senior Center equipment, $12,403 for Portales Senior Center meals […]

Oct. 29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Oct. 20 an officer responded to a business in the 600 block of Rencher Street for a fraud report. A clerk said a man gave her a counterfeit $50 bill as part of a payment to bond his wife out […]

Bonds beneficial to communities

By John Neibling and Steven Gamble: Guest columnists As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to share why the passage of General Obligation Bonds C and D in the Nov. 4 General Election should make sense to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties. If Bond C passes, CCC […]