School board to meet

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal School Board of Education will hold a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building, 1009 Main St. The board is expected to enter into an executive session to consider candidates to replace Clovis School Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm’s last day is June 25. A roll call vote […]

Commissioners to consider $140,000 in cuts to county departments

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to consider cuts totaling more than $140,000 to county departments during today’s meeting. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office would receive the largest cut, losing $36,000, including some intended for a vehicle, new equipment, vehicle repairs and other items. Under the proposal, the maintenance department […]

Commission to consider resolution supporting Constitution

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Former Clovis Mayor David Lansford thinks supporting the Constitution is worth a little redundancy. That’s why he’s asked Mayor Pro Tem Randy Crowder to carry forth a resolution at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Resolution No. 2513-2009, Supporting the Constitution of the United States, has drawn interest on an otherwise […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

County will consider events center management contract

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners are expected to consider a management contract for the Special Events Center from Global Spectrum at today’s meeting. In addition to discussing the contract, Global Spectrum is expected to address concerns the Commission had about aspects of the contract. In April, commissioners approved a six-month contract […]

Five C’s of credit help determine loans

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist What does it take to obtain a business loan? This is an important question for today. According to local lenders, important elements they consider are the five C’s of Credit: Character, capacity, capital, collateral, and conditions. Other C’s that can be used to evaluate a loan are customer relationship, competition, […]

Drought management for alfalfa

By Leonard Lauriault: Guest columnist While alfalfa is one of the few legumes that can go dormant during extended dry periods, alfalfa growers should consider several strategies to protect their alfalfa stands during drought to protect it for future years. If enough plants survive the drought (5 plants per square foot or 40 stems per […]

County to discuss jail’s electronic monitoring program

CNJ staff The Curry County Commission is expected to consider a policy for the jail’s electronic monitoring program. The 14-page policy is expected to be presented to commissioners by County Manager Lance Pyle. It outlines the purpose of the program, intake criteria, rules of conduct for inmates, fees and what constitutes a violation, among other […]

Commissioners look at jail upgrades

CNJ Staff Commissioners will consider a resolution today to revise the Curry County’s budget to pay $500,000 for repairs and improvements at the jail. County Finance Manager Mark Lansford is proposing the funds be transferred from the general fund to cover the cost of renovations not included in the county’s budget approved in June. Motion […]

Panel to consider zone system for developments

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A measure before the House Taxation and Revenue Committee today would allow the creation of “infrastructure development zones” that could issue bonds and have the power of eminent domain. Each zone would have a board, and the boards would be able to impose special assessments and fees, […]

House panel to consider webcast issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

Consider issues before casting Tuesday vote

It’s not difficult to find someone willing to tell you who to vote for. Just step a few feet outside your home. Check the mailbox. Answer the phone. Attempt to walk to your voting precinct without someone trying to provide instructions. You won’t hear that from us today. We wouldn’t presume to tell you how […]

Commissioners will consider fixed bus routes

Clovis city commissioners will consider approving a proposed fixed bus route system in tonight’s city commission meeting. Also up for consideration in tonight’s meeting is the decision to establish a transportation task force that will work to implement the proposal, according to Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp. Introduced to commissioners in January, […]

Hull overpass petition in circulation

CNJ staff A petition is circulating through the city to ask Gov. Bill Richardson to consider making the Hull Street overpass a priority in August’s special session of the state Legislature. City officials said Wednesday the overpass would be closed until is it rebuilt, replaced or removed. A 6 p.m. town hall meeting is scheduled […]

Keep students’ success in mind

By Sandi Fullerton: CNJ guest columnist In regard to the recent controversy and negative publicity concerning Clovis High School, please consider the following facts: 1. 2008 senior class — received $3.1 million in scholarships. 2. ROTC unit received the Distinguished Unit Award from Air Force headquarters for performing more than 3,500 hours of community service. […]

Motherhood entails all sorts of job skills

Freedom New Mexico Consider this a rhetorical gift to all the moms out there: The term “working mother” is redundant. Please understand we mean no disrespect to anyone. Women who have to balance children and careers face formidable challenges. It’s just that the combination of the words “working” and “mother” sort of implies that a […]

ENMU regents consider further infrastructure improvement

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents voted Friday to seek general obligation bonds to complete $11 million in infrastructure repairs. Scott Smart, ENMU vice president for business affairs, described the repairs as “very urgent projects” as he reported the university’s five-year capital projects list. “Each of these infrastructure […]

Firefighters preparing for height of fire season

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia A sign outside Portales indicates the level of fire danger each day. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area fire departments are preparing for what they consider the height of fire season. High winds and low precipitation are contributing to the high fire danger in Roosevelt and Curry counties, officials […]

Sans writers, TV going down tubes

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Over the last few months, I thought nothing could be more boring than what the writers’ strike had done — old episodes of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” covering weeks-old news. I found out Monday night I was wrong. I was more bored by new episodes of “The […]

Jurors deciding on death penalty

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Stanley Bedford addresses jurors during the penalty phase of his trial at District Court in Albuquerque. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Jurors heard the final arguments about how they can and should punish Stanley Bedford for the deaths of an elderly Portales couple. The jury that convicted Bedford, […]