Officials: Economic improvement will be slow-paced

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Thomas Siems, director of economic outreach for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, talks to Eastern New Mexico University faculty and students and community members about economy Wednesday afternoon at the university. Three Federal Reserve Bank officials gave presentations on their economical studies. Alisa Boswell Economic improvement for the U.S. […]

Scrapbooking tips featured

Sheryl Borden Information on scrapbooking, self-improvement and budget-friendly turkey meals will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Tyleen Caffrey, an independent scrapbooking consultant, talks about preserving memories in order to leave a legacy as she shows how to develop a one-of-a-kind “lifebook.” She’s from Clovis. Judi Moreo […]

Official seeking public input at city meeting

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is holding a meeting to get public input on infrastructure and capital improvements, according to a news release. The city is revising the Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan and officials want to discuss major projects and purchases that should be included. The meeting will be held 10 a.m. Sept. […]

Press release: City seeks input on city’s infrastructure and capital improvement plan

The City of Clovis will hold a public meeting at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at the North Annex, Clovis-Carver Library, 701 Main Street, Clovis to discuss major projects/purchases that should be included on the City’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP). Residents of Clovis are invited to attend and provide input on projects […]

Emissions cap would be disaster

By Anna Cook: Guest columnist It would be a grave mistake for New Mexico to impose the strict greenhouse gas emission cap that is being considered by the Environmental Improvement Board. The proposed cap, which would apply only in New Mexico, would set us apart not only from surrounding states but from every single state, […]

Emissions program hearing set for Thursday

Kevin Wilson Clovis is one of five stops on the state Environmental Improvement Board’s schedule to discuss a greenhouse gas emissions program. The hearing is 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center, and is scheduled to last six hours. “This is a formal public hearing on two proposals to address climate change in New […]

Wilson Rule would net improvement

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist The mantra is that rules are made to be broken. I disagree. Rules are made to be replaced by better rules. I was reminded of this while at a not-so-close volleyball match at the state tournament last weekend at the Santa Ana Star Center (rejected slogan: “We’re not the casino, […]

Hounds seek improvement

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo is entering his fifth season as the Greyhounds’ head coach after eight seasons as an assistant coach under Bud Elliott. The Hounds begin spring practice on Monday. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds are no longer a former […]

ENMU regents consider further infrastructure improvement

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Board of Regents voted Friday to seek general obligation bonds to complete $11 million in infrastructure repairs. Scott Smart, ENMU vice president for business affairs, described the repairs as “very urgent projects” as he reported the university’s five-year capital projects list. “Each of these infrastructure […]

Capital outlay OK’d

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill Wednesday morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. Curry County Finance Manager Mark Lansford said […]

County commissioners ask state for $24 million

CNJ Staff Curry County Commissioners will ask the state for about $24 million for infrastructure and capital improvement projects. County commissioners approved in a special meeting Wednesday the capital improvement plan for 2009 to 2013 fiscal years. Commissioners met in a work session Monday to prioritize items on the plan, according to county finance director […]

Governor signs capital outlay bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a $622 million capital improvement measure without rejecting any projects with his line-item veto powers. The governor’s treatment of the massive capital outlay bill was in sharp contrast to last year when he angered lawmakers by cutting more than $100 million worth of […]

Clovis Schools repair tag: $106 million

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Gene Bieker, director of operations for Clovis Schools, said the air-conditioner units at Lockwood Elementary School are more than 30 years old. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A forward-looking assessment shows the Clovis Municipal Schools district needs approximately $106 million in capital improvements. The Facilities Master Plan draft report […]

Richardson signs capital outlay bill

By Freedom Newspapers SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law on Thursday a bill providing $82 million for capital improvement projects, including some he vetoed last year. Included in that bill is more than $2 million in projects in the Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca county area. Among those items are: • $220,000 […]

Legislature needs common-man focus

by Ned Cantwell Looking for an opportunity to become totally enraged about a political system that favors the businessman while screwing the little guy? Follow me. There is a move under way to place hurdles in the path of regulations, long, long overdue, to protect convenience-store workers. Because late-night convenience clerks are particularly vulnerable to […]

State school ratings leave Clovis scoring well

By Mike Linn and Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff Fourteen of 17 Clovis schools met the state’s standards for performance and participation, according to ratings released Monday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Clovis High School, Cameo Elementary and Marshall Junior High School failed to meet the department’s yearly progress standards. Cameo failed to meet […]

Renovations planned for Clovis schools

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Lonnie Leslie, assistant superintendent for operations at Clovis Municipal Schools, points out renovations in a Bella Vista classroom Tuesday during a tour of the city’s schools. CNJ photo: Sue Gilmore By Sue Gilmore There are some pretty old schools in Clovis. But, like wine, they keep getting better with age thanks to a decision by […]

Commission considers tax hike

By Jack King The Clovis City Commission will consider a resolution to put a one-quarter percent gross receipt tax increase on the ballot in March 2004 at its regular meeting Thursday. The commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. If passed, the gross receipt tax increase would be […]