Weekly update — Oct. 24

Texico school boss gets raise Texico Schools Superintendent R. L. Richards has received a raise of nearly $26,000 a year, according to a three-year contract approved by the school board in September. Richards is to be paid $138,700 annually through June 2013. The increase started in July. Richards’ previous contract was not due to expire […]

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County attorney contracted Tuesday, Curry County entered into a one-year contract with Stephen Doerr of Doerr & Knudson, PA to serve as county attorney. The rate for Doerr’s services is set at $140 per hour, according to the contract. Doerr & Knudson was the only law firm to respond to a request for proposal, county […]

City negotiating purchase of giraffe

Kevin Wilson City officials say Jay the Giraffe is still a few weeks away. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said Tuesday he is still working on a contract that would bring the male giraffe to the Hillcrest Zoo, where city officials hope he can produce offspring with Jael, a female. “We’re working on the contract […]

School board approves land acquisition for middle school

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal School board of education approved a contract Tuesday to acquire 40 acres of donated land from Clovis developer Sid Strebeck. Thirty acres will be used to build a proposed new middle school. The contract included the offer of 10 additional acres for the future development of an elementary school, sewer […]

Ankle bracelet monitoring program approved

Liliana Castillo Commissioners unanimously approved an ankle bracelet monitoring contract Tuesday that the jail administrator says could save the county thousands in inmate housing costs. Administrator Keith Norwood said the program, which currently only has one participant, has the potential to save the county an average of more than $45 per day for each inmate. […]

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 […]

Weekly update — Aug. 1

Fugitive convicted of child molestation A St. Louis jury has convicted Jerry Klinker of child molestation. Klinker, wanted as a fugitive by St. Louis authorities, was captured in Curry County in April 2009 in the home of then-superintendent of Clovis Christian Schools Steven Schultze. Shultze was investigated but never charged with any wrongdoing. He and […]

Hank Baskett signs with Philly

Clovis native and pro football wide receiver Hank Baskett is a Philadelphia Eagle once again. The Eagles announced signing Baskett early Friday. “I’m glad we had a chance to get Hank back in Philadelphia,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a written statement. “Not only has he proven himself to be a productive receiver, but […]

Isler says he will drop lawsuit against school district if given coaching contract

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A federal judge issued a temporary injunction last week that will allow J.D. Isler to finish the rest of the season as Clovis High’s boys basketball coach. The Wildcats host the district tournament championship game Saturday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler says […]

Trucking companies adding about 100 jobs in Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Western Dairy Transport LLC Chief Executive Officer David Shelton stands with his trucks at its new Portales location. With Greatwide Logistics Inc. trucking company also expanding in Portales, around 100 net new jobs are expected. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Two trucking companies are bringing around 100 jobs to […]

More scrutiny sought for SIC contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican A movement this session to put more eyes on contracts issued by the State Investment Council means potential contractors could face extra scrutiny before landing deals with the state. At least one current contractor says he doesn’t mind the extra attention. Brian Birk, managing partner at Santa […]

Bill seeks more scrutiny over state contracts

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Records show that a contract between the State Investment Office and an international law firm has been amended six times since 2005, boosting the original $30,000 cost to $5.8 million. The deal — which among other things calls for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP to create […]

1-27 Legislative tidbits

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining: 22 Investment panel to review contract: The State Investment Council on Tuesday agreed to have a subcommittee review a multi-million dollar contract with the Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker law firm. As part of the contract, which is drawing scrutiny from state lawmakers this session, the firm is […]

Hangar contract awarded

By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections The government apparently is going under budget on this one. Big D Construction of Salt Lake City was awarded in late September a contract for the building of a 38,300 square foot, single story, single bay maintenance hangar at Cannon Air Force Base. Bids from 15 companies were received for […]

Commissioners say Constitution resolution not on agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will be discussing numerous issues Tuesday morning in Texico, including the Trek for Trash, juvenile detainee housing agreements and service contract renewals. What they won’t be discussing — despite previous advertisements to the contrary — is a resolution supporting the Constitution. “Nobody’s contacted me about […]

Commission OKs events center contract

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CNJ file photo Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners picked Global Spectrum on Tuesday to manage the Special Events Center and fairgrounds for the next two years. Global Spectrum has been managing the […]

TRICARE provider switch delayed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Transition to new managed-care support contractors for 6 million TRICARE beneficiaries across 30 states has been halted while the Government Accountability Office reviews protests filed by losing bidders. TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced last month that Aetna Government Health Plans of Hartford, Conn., won the contract competition and would be […]

Meetings watch: Board approves car rental contract

At Tuesday’s regular Clovis Municipal School board meeting, the board: • Discussed the per diem mileage rate reimbursement, but tabled the issue when Vice President Mark Lansford and Member Max Best requested more information on what financial impact a raise in the rate would have on the district. • Approved curriculum for 9-12th grades modern […]

ENMU president’s contract renewed

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble’s contract was renewed Saturday by the Board of Regents. Gamble said with the approval of his contract he hopes to continue to improve the university and help students. “Hopefully, to continue to protect the quality of this institution,” Gamble said. “Help it to grow, and […]

Meetings watch: Global spectrum to manage events center until September

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Global Spectrum will manage the Special Events Center through September. Curry County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a contract with the company. Global Spectrum representative Dean Dennis spent more than an hour going through the contract, highlighting areas that had changed. The commission will get first priority on […]