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 […]

Bond proposals would pump $18 million into communities

Freedom New Mexico Bond proposals in the Nov. 4 general election would provide almost $18 million for Roosevelt and Curry County schools,

Regents vote in support of bond

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday voted in favor of a resolution supporting Government Obligation Bond D. The bond will be on the Nov. 4 election ballot. It would provide $12 million for ENMU, including: • $9 million for the technology building • $2 million for infrastructure • […]

School bond overwhelmingly passes

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CNj staff photo: Tony Bullocks Trudy Cole casts her vote in the Clovis Municipal Schools bond election Tuesday at Mesa Elementary School. The $12-million general obligation bond was approved by 84 percent of the voters. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Voters overwhelming approved a $12 million general obligation bond for four years during Tuesday’s […]

‘Yes’ vote equals matching funds

Rhonda Seidenwurm: Guest columnist On Tuesday, Clovis Municipal School District residents will have the opportunity to go to the polls and vote to continue the five mill tax levy we’ve had in place for most of our lifetimes. A small portion of the $12 million that will be generated by the continuation of this general […]

Bond reduced for man charged with molestation

CNJ staff A district judge Wednesday reduced the bond of a Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation. Larry Hatcher, 47, was released on a $25,000 cash bond and ankle bracelet monitor Wednesday following an arraignment hearing in the 9th Judicial District Court, jail officials said. Court records show Judge Stephen Quinn presided […]

Clovis superintendent recommends not putting vocational bond on ballot

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm believes voters need more information before deciding whether to fund a vocational center for Clovis High School students. School officials were considering asking voters to approve a $12.5 million school bond tax to build a Career and Technical Institute. Seidenwurm said she made her […]

Board to make bond tax decision

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board meets today to decide whether to ask voters in January to approve a $12.5 million bond to fund a vocational center. The bond to build a Career and Technical Institute for Clovis High School near the Clovis Community College campus will ask for a 1.25 mil levy for […]

Narcotics operation nets six arrests

CNJ staff Local law enforcement arrested six Clovis residents following a narcotics operation that began Tuesday night, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Officers seized approximately five pounds of marijuana, less than one ounce of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Chandler said. The seized methamphetamine has a street value of around $500 and the marijuana is […]

Board voting on bond ballot at next meeting

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education will decide in its Nov. 13 meeting whether to add a second question regarding a Career and Technical institute for Clovis High School in the January bond election ballot. The $12.5 million project would be funded by an increase in school bond taxes. The […]

Bond increase discussed for technology institute

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education discussed adding a second ballot question to the Clovis Municipal School’s bond election in January. The question would be added to the regular school bond election, which continues the general obligation bond at five mils, which taxes $132.15 a year on a $100,000 house. […]

Grandmother arrested for heroin trafficking

CNJ Staff A grandmother was arrested on drug trafficking charges Friday after police found heroin in her vehicle, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. Anna Barreno, 46, is charged with possession with intent to traffic heroin, tampering with evidence, child abuse and concealing identity, a sheriff’s department release said. Barreno is being held at […]

Proposal ups tax component 33 percent

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer One component of property taxation would increase approximately 33 percent in 2008 under a finance plan proposed for Clovis Municipal Schools, which would cause an overall property tax increase of about 6 percent. Under the proposed plan, an owner of a home valued at $100,000 would see a tax […]

Police arrest Portales men on drug-related charges

By Freedom Newspapers Portales police made two drug-related arrests Thursday with the help of a police informant, according to a Portales Police Department news release. Chris Roybal, 20, of Portales attempted to sell 3.2 grams of methamphetamine for $225, police said. He is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to traffic. Freddie Dominguez, […]

Letters to the Editor: ENMU grateful for Bond B passage

With the passage of Bond B in the General Election, Eastern New Mexico University will move forward with plans to renovate its Music Building. The bond provides $4.5 million for this purpose. The next step will be hiring an architect to design the renovation for a building that was constructed in 1957 for a program […]

College funding bond passes

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Higher education officials in eastern New Mexico expressed gratitude Tuesday for voters in the General Election who approved millions of dollars for higher education in the region. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed 55 percent of New Mexico voters gave their approval of General Obligation […]

Education bond benefits outweigh pain of tax hike

We seldom recommend voting for a tax initiative. We prefer our government servants to achieve goals by cutting waste and looking to private enterprise, which often is more efficient and effective. That said, a proposal on Tuesday’s New Mexico ballot is worth supporting. It is Bond B, the semiannual General Obligation Bond for Education, which […]

Suspect waives hearing

CNJ Staff Homicide suspect John “Pooh” Cameron waived his right to a grand jury hearing Friday, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. Cameron, 24, is charged with second-degree murder and three counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the Oct. 16 shooting death of Amos Soliz, 19, in front of a home […]

Letters to the Editor: Bond B would greatly benefit students

Editor’s note: Deadline for receiving letters related to the Nov. 7 election is Thursday. Letters addressing new issues will not be published after Nov. 1. On Nov. 7, every voting New Mexico citizen will be given the opportunity to make a positive difference for our state’s universities and colleges. Regardless of your political affiliation, voting […]

Presidents: Bond makes sense

By John Niebling 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 Bond Proposition “B” in the Nov. 7 General Election makes sense for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Bond “B” is worth approximately $118 million to higher education […]