Superintendent contract renewal tabled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

Bidding begins for air service contract

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city’s air service provider will be bidding for another two-year contract, according to Great Lakes Airlines spokeswoman Monica Taylor. The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting bids for a two-year contract for commercial air service to Albuquerque from Clovis and Silver City, according to a news release from […]

Texas firm awarded contract for Cannon flight simulator

CNJ staff report The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $8.1 million contract to complete construction of a flight simulator facility at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Phil Howry Co. of West Lake Hills, Texas, will construct a Special Operations MC-130J aircraft simulator facility to […]

Boeing ends contract with CCC citing low participation

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A major aircraft manufacturer ended a contract this week with Clovis Community College to conduct 10-week unmanned aerial vehicle training programs on campus. According to CCC officials, the college received about $130,000 during the two years of the contract. Boeing officials said the number of students entering the program […]

Commissioners approve pay increase for county manager

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Commissioners and Curry County administrators toured the Special Events Center Tuesday morning after the county commission meeting. Work on the center is about 85 percent complete according to project supervisor Randy Kamradt. By CNJ staff writer: Sharna Johnson Curry County Commissioners decided to award County Manager Lance Pyle a $14,500 […]

School board approves budget, superintendent’s contract

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Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm was given a two-year contract with an annual salary of $138,700 at a board meeting on Tuesday. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Following a lengthy executive session, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education approved the 2008-09 budget and the contract of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm, Clovis’ superintendent since 2005, was […]

CCC Board of Trustees approves architect contract

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved hiring an architect to design the proposed Norman and Vi Petty Performing Arts Center on Main Street. Board members approved a $48,000 contract with Albuquerque architectural firm Van H. Gilbert Architect PC. “It will provide a main venue for our […]

Clovis schools boss gets extension

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education added another year to school superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm’s contract. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to extend her contract to June 30, 2010. Seidenwurm was hired on as the district’s superintendent in 2005. “I’m pleased that all five of my board members voted to extend […]

Contract approved for CAFB project

U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today sent out the following news release regarding funding at Cannon Air Force Base: WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici today announced that a $12.1 million contract has been approved to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base, a project first funded before the base was […]

Cannon construction contract approved

CNJ staff WASHINGTON — A $12.1 million contract to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base has been approved, according to a press release issued Friday by Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. First funded before the base was targeted by the 2005 base closure process, the project involves the renovation of […]

Domenici: Cannon to benefit from Army contract

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici today announced that a $12.1 million contract has been approved to renovate a fuel storage and loading facility at Cannon Air Force Base, a project first funded before the base was targeted by the 2005 base closure process.             Domenici, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, was […]

Voting machine contract criticized

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico County clerks across the state are speaking out against the high cost of a maintenance contract for recently purchased voting machines mandated by the federal government. A Nebraska firm, ES&S, sold the Secretary of State’s Office machines for every county in the state last year. With the machines now […]

Commission terminates county manager’s contract

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners voted Wednesday to terminate Dick Smith’s contract as county manager immediately. Smith submitted his notice of resignation last week, giving 60-days notice as required under contract. Commissioners had the option of terminating the contract sooner, which they did during Wednesday’s special meeting. “We’ve just chosen to […]

Smoking ban enacted near county property

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Smokers will have to stay 25 feet from county-owned property before lighting up under a new ordinance approved Tuesday by Curry County Commissioners. Penalties for violating the ordinance include a $100 fine for the first violation, $200 for a second violation within a year of the first; and $500 […]

Sept. 11, 2007 Business Digest

Cotton research program available Cotton producer and importers who want USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service to conduct a referendum regarding the Cotton Research and Promotion Program can sign-up at their local Farm Service Agency office through Nov. 30. No action is needed if a continuance referendum is not desired. In March, USDA endorsed continuation of the […]

Rodeo comes close to being cancelled

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The annual Pioneer Days Rodeo will get started Thursday as scheduled. But there were a few anxious moments at Tuesday’s Curry County Commission meeting. County officials said the event was in danger of being cancelled because the event organizer — Curry County Mounted Patrol — had not signed a contract […]

Albuquerque or bust: Feds revisit air service bid

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Passengers disembark from a Great Lakes plane that arrived at the Clovis Municipal Airport from Albuquerque. (CNJ file photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ air service deal with Great Lakes Aviation has been grounded. City and state officials raised concerns after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Wyoming-based company a contract to […]

Fire training facility OK’d

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman is getting his wish for a fire training facility he estimated to cost $1.4 million. Clovis City Commission awarded contracts for $192,351 at Thursday’s meeting to lay the groundwork for the facility on city-owned property north of Station No. 5 on Brady Avenue near […]

School extends superintendent’s contract

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Schools Board of Education extended Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm’s contract until 2009 on Tuesday, but postponed salary and benefit negotiations. Those terms will be settled during the annual budgeting process, which usually occurs in April, board members said during Tuesday’s school-board meeting. Seidenwurm’s annual salary is $128,500, according […]

Airport expansion plan takes flight

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis Municipal Airport expansion got off the ground Thursday as the Clovis City Commission approved the Airport Action Plan and an agreement for design of the 1,800-foot runway extension. ASCG Incorporated of New Mexico was awarded the runway contract for $238,508, with the Federal Aviation Administration paying 95 […]