Press release: Clovis schools seek nominees for teacher, support staff of year

Do you know an exceptional employee at Clovis Municipal Schools that is making a positive difference in the lives of our students? Nominate that person for Clovis Schools Teacher of the Year or Support Staff of the Year for 2012-2013. Who may nominate? Anyone. Clovis Schools’ employee, parent, student, community member! Nomination forms are available […]

Change to county grievance procedure tabled

Robin Fornoff Curry County commissioners were poised Friday to delete a grievance procedure from their employee personnel policy. Then, four department chiefs objected and the measure failed in a flurry of confusing motions and procedures. “This is ridiculous,” said Commissioner Frank Blackburn, who minutes earlier had aligned himself with Commissioner Robert Sandoval to leave the […]

Lodging awards announced

Courtesy photo Cherill Hamilton Maintenance worker Jarrell Willams was recognized by Cannon Lodging as the Employee of the Quarter.

Recall election jeopardizes union reforms

If a national symbol exists for the movement to rein in the power of public employee unions, it is Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker. He pushed aggressive measures to curb the power and influence of government unions and now faces a union-funded recall campaign, which, if successful will empower unions and expand their power in […]

Fifth jail employee facing termination

CNJ staff Another Curry County jail employee was notified Monday they are facing termination, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. The employee is the fifth to face being fired since the Nov. 13 escape of inmate Narcizo Soto Jr., 35. A sergeant was fired two days later. Three others were served Friday with notice of […]

WWII pilot revisits B-25

Courtesy photo: Dale Harner Ernest Shuey sits in the cockpit of a restored B-25 Oct. 4 at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Shuey, who flew 59 missions in a similar plane during World War II, took a tour while the fighter was at the airport as a traveling exhibit. Kevin Wilson Ernest Shuey of Clovis got […]

Everybody’s Business: Difference between employees, contractors can mean hundreds of dollars

What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? This is one question that does not get asked often, but should. The choice can mean a difference of hundreds of dollars to the business owner. And the answer is … it depends. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are three categories that […]

Everybody’s Business: Businesses need disaster plan

Every business is faced with situations involving employees, products, services, customers, supplies, etc. and all these take up valuable time. Planning for events that may or may not happen continues to be delayed. Such as what happens when and if there is a natural disaster. Of course with the recent earthquake in Washington. D.C., the […]

Business digest: Railroad employee honored

A Clovis employee of BNSF Railway was recognized as one of the company’s Safety Employees of 2010. Locomotive Engineer Rick Spears, who has been part of the Clovis site safety team for more than 10 years, was honored at an April 6 awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. He serves as chairman and facilitator for […]

Former BNSF employee awarded $1.9 million

CNJ staff A Texas jury found BNSF Railway negligent Friday and awarded $1.9 million to a Clovis man for back injuries sustained working for the company. James Phillips’ award came following a four-week trial held in Fort Worth, Texas, in which the 30-year railroad employee made a case that degenerative disc disease in his mid- […]

Police blotter — Feb. 6

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. Jan. 27 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of Main Street for a report of burglary. The owner told the officer he got a call a call from his alarm company notifying him the alarm […]

Agency determines school employee can pursue complaint

Russel Anglin The state human rights bureau determined a school employee has sufficient evidence to pursue a complaint against Tucumcari Public Schools. Carrie Moritomo, public relations officer with the State of New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, confirmed a determination of probable cause issued Aug. 23 in response to Diane Trujillo’s formal complaint alleging she […]

Nov. 10 ENMU Briefs

Employee briefs • Manny Varela (biology) and John Montgomery (anthropology and applied archaeology) attended the 10th Anniversary Event of the Department of Health and Human Services-Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Professions Capacity Building Program Event on Oct. 31 in Florida. • Don Criss of KENW-TV will perform as George Washington in a Chataqua Performance […]

BNSF Railway employee killed

CNJ staff A BNSF Railway employee was killed Wednesday morning outside of Hereford. Joe Faust, a spokesman for the railroad, said Larry Green, 53, was struck by a westbound train about 6:20 a.m. (CDT) near Mile Post 601.3, 47 miles west of Amarillo. Green had been an employee of BNSF for 15 years. Faust said […]

Aug. 14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon July 30 an officer responded to lobby of the police department for a report of embezzlement. A woman said an employee at her Main Street business had taken money from the store. The woman said two customers brought her canceled […]

Scrapbooking garners Cannon employee award

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Debbie Baldwin, 27th Special Operations Medical Dental Group, was recognized by the Society of American Indian Government Employees for her efforts in documenting Native American cultural events. By La Dona Beevers: 27th SOW Public Affairs A scrapbook highlighting Native American heritage was pivotal in earning an employee […]

7-4 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for an embezzlement. A security officer said an employee was caught taking money from a register. He said management noticed the register drawer had been […]

Assistant jail administrator resigns

Curry County is looking for a new assistant adminstrator for its jail. County Manager Lance Pyle confirmed Wednesday that Audrey Barriga resigned effective March 11 as assistant detention center administrator. Barriga could not be reached for comment. Barriga, a former employee of the Eddy County Detention Center, was hired in March 2006. She was serving […]

Teachers union recruits in Clovis

CNJ staff The National Education Association is meeting with members of the Clovis Municipal School District this week as part of a membership drive. According to the school employee union’s Web site, Clovis is the target of the union’s membership campaign. Representatives will also discuss state funding and other issues affecting school employees, according to […]

March 6 police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement. A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and […]