City fee hikes suggested

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis wants to raise fees for city services to recoup costs incurred in providing them, according to city officials. The City Commission will vote Thursday on recommending fee increases for animal control, garbage, inspections, library and wastewater services, according to city documents. Recommended increases made […]

Oct. 29, 2006 Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Andrea Patron, 31, pleaded guilty to shoplifting (valued between $250 and $2,500) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and was ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She was given credit for her sentence […]

Oct. 8, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Tommie Padilla, 56, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was ordered to serve six months imprisonment, followed by one year supervised probation, and pay all fines and […]

Sept. 10, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Randall Quinn, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated DWI (third offense). He was ordered to serve one year less one-day imprisonment, followed by nine months and four days supervised probation, and pay all fines and fees. All but 90 days of his […]

July 30, 2006 Court Dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Patrick L. Chavez, 36, was found guilty by a jury of possessing a controlled substance and adjudged to be a habitual offender; and ordered to serve four years and one year, six months imprisonment, and pay all fines and fees. He […]

6/11 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Ninth Judicial District Court: • Robert Sena, 41, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for one year, seven months and 12 days. • […]

5/7 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Aaron Tanner, 34, pleaded guilty to theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, evidence tampering, issuing a worthless check valued at more than $25 (two counts) and forgery. He will serve 18 months in prison, followed by five years supervised […]

ENMU raises tuition, fees for 2006-2007

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Tuition increases at universities throughout the nation have become an annual rite of passage for college students, and Eastern New Mexico University offers no exception. The university’s board of regents approved a measure Monday to raise undergraduate tuition by $72, graduate tuition by $81 and fees by $18 for […]

Shift in funding could relieve pressure

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Joint Chiefs support a sharp rise in TRICARE fees for under-65 retirees and their families, they say, because retiree health costs are soaking up dollars needed to buy new weapons and sustain force readiness. The problem they describe is real but their solution is flawed, says Dov S. Zakheim, […]

Officials wrangle over health care change

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Ignoring the intimidating props — boxes of angry letters from thousands of military retirees — senior Defense officials and military leaders appeared last week before a contentious House subcommittee to make their case for hiking TRICARE fees sharply for under-65 retirees and their families. In the verbal sparring that ensued, […]

3/26 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Damon Martinez, 22, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for two years, one month and eight days. • Alton P. Smith, […]

Lawmakers moving to block fee increase

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Influential lawmakers are moving to block for at least a year the Defense Department’s plan to raise TRICARE fees, co-payments and deductibles for military retirees under age 65 and their family members. Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y., chairman of the House armed services subcommittee on military personnel, and his Senate counterpart, […]

3/19 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Brenda Marie Green, 44, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, is adjudged to be a habitual offender, and is ordered to serve four years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for three years, one […]

ENMU regents ponder fee rise

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University students may see an increase in their tuition and fees next school year — an average of $180 to $200 per student. ENMU administrators during Friday’s Board of Regents’ meeting in Ruidoso presented a proposal to increase tuition and fees by 6.45 percent. “We […]

3/12 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Mytrice Williams, 34, pleaded guilty to forgery and embezzlement ($2500 to $20,000, two counts), and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment followed by three years supervised probation and pay all fines and fees. The sentence of imprisonment was suspended. • […]

2/26 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • John Clark, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery against a household member, false imprisonment, is adjudged to be a habitual offender, and is ordered to serve one year six months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit […]

Health-care coverage changes disputed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Bush administration, in its fiscal 2007 defense budget, unveiled its plan to raise TRICARE fees and deductibles for military retirees under age 65 and their dependents. Co-payments in the TRICARE retail pharmacy network also would climb, but for all beneficiaries except those on active duty. Marine Corps Gen. Peter […]

2/12 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Daniel Gutierrez, 31, was found guilty by a jury of kidnapping (first degree), aggravated battery against a household member, aggravated assault against a household member and is ordered to serve 18 years imprisonment followed by three years supervised probation and pay […]

2/5 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Billy Martin, 51, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact of a minor (a child under age 13, four counts) and is ordered to serve three years imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. He will receive credit for two years, three […]

1/29 Court dispositions

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the 9th Judicial District Court: • Tina Louise Le Clear, 38, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and is ordered to serve 18 months imprisonment and pay all fines and fees. She will receive credit for seven months […]