Letters to the editor: Post office remodel would cost public

Post office remodel would cost public It is plain to see something is rotten in Denmark, as the old saying goes. A group of six postal employees, some from Albuquerque, stood in various places in the lobby of the Gidding Street Post Office on July 16 and offered little or no information about the planned […]

Federal employees group considers closing

CNJ staff The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Curry County chapter faces potential closure. Joe Urban, who has been president of the chapter for more than 20 years, said New Mexico NARFE President Mary Ellen McKay and Vice President Tom Anderson will meet with him Monday for further planning. Urban said he has been […]

Business feature: New dealership arrives in Clovis

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Hamilton Hyundai has a stock of about 30 vehicles. Owner Gary Hamilton said the dealership has 10 employees as of Monday, and he hopes to increase that total to 17 over the next few months. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On Monday, General Motors filed for bankruptcy. Also on Monday, a Clovis Hyundai dealership […]

Education digest: Clovis employees switching positions

Clovis Municipal Schools announced that six employees have moved to different positions with the system, according to a news release. Each position will begin with the start of the 2009-2010 school year.• Tamara Moore Callahan, special education liaison, will moved into the position of Executive Director of Student Support Services.• Esther Steinle, assistant principal of […]

County commission prohibits jail notary service

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tying the knot behind bars just got a little more difficult in Curry County. Commissioners voted Tuesday to prohibit county employees at the jail from notarizing documents for non-employees, including marriage licenses for inmates. The policy was proposed by County Manager Lance Pyle, who told commissioners he was, “concerned […]

DAs employees recognized

Clovis, NM: The New Mexico District Attorney’s Association announced today that Assistant District Attorney Ben Cross and Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s District Manager Kevin Spears were named the 2008 New Mexico Prosecutors’ Community Prosecutor of the Year Award and the 2008 New Mexico District Attorney’s Association Administrative Employee of the Year respectively. The New Mexico […]

CSF take-over bill survives House vote

By John Sena: The New Mexican Hopes that Santa Fe will have a four-year public university next fall were kept alive Monday as the House of Representatives voted 49-16 for a bill authorizing a state institution to take over the College of Santa Fe campus. However, the proposal still faces a major hurdle: Clearing the […]

House bill guarantees wages

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez: The New Mexican House Labor and Human Resources Committee members approved a bill aimed at protecting New Mexico employees from wage theft. House Bill 489 sponsored by State Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, was approved with a 4-2 vote Tuesday. Among other provisions, the bill aims to guarantee that workers get their […]

Feb. 13, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 36 Measuring state workers: A measure by freshman Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, would measure the productivity of state government employees. An analysis of Senate Bill 158 says labor productivity is defined as “the output per worker-hour of labor.” Further, the bill says “labor productivity would be calculated using Bureau of Labor […]

Changes made to tuition policy for CCC employees

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College employees are going to get a choice when it comes to their tuition waivers. Wednesday, The college Board of Regents approved the change, along with a new way to pay for employee travel. The college pays up to four credit hours a semester in tuition for […]

10/21 Business digest

United Way goal increased Cargill employees have set their United Way donation goals to $80,000 this year, according to a Cargill press release. The goal is a 15 percent increase from last year’s $68,500 donation, according to the release. The campaign starts Nov. 3. and donations will help residents in Friona, Hereford and Clovis, according […]

Personal data ends up in wrong hands

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Personal data belonging to approximately 30 Clovis city employees inadvertently ended up on the backside of a Zia Elementary student’s homework assignment Thursday. City Manager Joe Thomas said he was alerted late Friday afternoon after a parent turned the document over to officials. Thomas said his office is investigating […]

Conference opens for business

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As students-to-be filled the registration lines at Clovis Community College, education was already going on at the school. Dignitaries were doing the learning, as they soaked in policy and how they could effectively implement it at the first day of the New Mexico Municipal League Conference. The conference, held […]

City commissioners approve pay raises

CNJ staff Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously Friday morning to approve a pay raise for employees during a special meeting to approve the final budget for fiscal year ending June 2009. The commission also approved a $59.7 million budget. The pay raise, which is an adjustment to the budget, will amount to between 3 and […]

Better attitudes would be good

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

Let’s ride

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

A better way to work?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

These boots were made for kicking

By Don McAlavay: Local Columnist I t was hot as all get-out on a July 4th in the late 1950s at a Clovis print shop where I worked. There were five other employees and the boss, plus a bindery “queen.” That’s what we called women who cut up paper and package printed material for customers […]

Mayor hopefuls discuss water, downtown, city salaries

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mayoral candidates answered questions from an audience of about 30 at the a forum held Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public Library. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis mayoral candidates are in it to win it. The five mayoral candidates attending Tuesday’s forum said if they couldn’t win the March […]