ACU hires Ribaudo to coach special teams

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Former Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo has been named special teams coach at Lone Star Conference rival Abilene Christian. New Wildcats coach Ken Collums made the announcement on Saturday as he begins to build a staff. Collums, ACU’s offensive co-ordinator for the previous six years, was promoted […]

Tucumcari hires new police chief

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Jason Braziel, a Tucumcari police officer for 11 years, was hired as the department’s chief on Wednesday. Freedom New Mexico Interim Operations Commander Jason Braziel is Tucumcari’s new top cop. Braziel accepted the position of Chief of Police Wednesday. Braziel is an 11-year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department. Tucumcari has been without a police […]

Board hires facilitator for superintendent search

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Ross By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal School board makes one personnel decision; hiring the superintendent. For the first time in five years, the board has to make that decision and they’ve hired long-time Clovis educator G.C. Ross to help with the process. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced in mid January she will […]

State hires 21 despite hiring freeze

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican State government in the past seven months has hired 21 new employees despite an ongoing hiring freeze, state personnel records show. The records obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act show that three people were added to the payroll […]

ENMU hires new dean

PORTALES – Eastern New Mexico University has chosen Joseph Kline of Savannah College of Art and Design as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts on the Portales campus. Kline will officially begin September 14 of the fall semester. Kline is enthusiastic about his new position at ENMU. “I was looking for a […]

County hires Wicker to drive van

Freedom New Mexico Curry County hired former city commissioner Gloria Wicker Tuesday to drive women and children to their medical and other necessary appointments. The County Commission voted to hire Wicker at a salary of $1,600 a month through October, at which time her contract will be reviewed. The Mother Child Health van takes women […]

CMS hires Martin to fill deputy vacancy

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools has tapped one of the district’s own to fill its deputy superintendent of instruction vacancy. Personnel Services Director Cindy Martin will take over for Ladona Clayton, who was named superintendent of Clovis Christian School earlier this month. Martin is to start her new job Aug. 1. […]

ENMU hires women’s soccer coach

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has filled one of its two soccer coaching vacancies. Ray Nause, 43, was named women’s coach on Thursday to replace Travis McCorkle, who started the ENMU women’s program in 2003 and the men’s program the following year. McCorkle was hired as women’s coach […]

Melrose hires female police chief

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jennifer Dreiling will begin her first day as Melrose police chief on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Melrose’s first female police chief starts work Monday. Melrose Mayor and Personnel Manager Lance Pyle hired Jennifer Dreiling, 30, during Thursday’s city commission meeting. Dreiling, a 1996 Clovis High School graduate, […]

Clovis hires administrator

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools hired Grady schools Superintendent Joel Shirley as deputy superintendent of operations, according to a press release from Clovis schools. The hire will take effect at the end of the school year. Shirley will be in charge of maintenance and operations, building and grounds, personnel and cafeterias, according to Clovis Schools […]