New Mexico American Water offers lawn incentive

CNJ staff Clovis residents may get cash back if they switch to water efficient lawns. The New Mexico American Water Company is offering rebates of up to $800. The city’s water provider announced the program. The company will cover lawns between 500 and 2,000 square feet and pays 40 cents per square foot. Company spokesman […]

Clovis High students given extra lunch time as grade incentive

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Adapting an old adage, Clovis High officials are hoping the best way to a student’s brain is through their stomachs. Effective upon the release of report cards later this month, Clovis High School students with grades of C or above will be released 20 minutes early for lunch. Those […]

Bill to encourage savings shouldn’t use tax money

Freedom Newspapers New Mexico lawmakers are considering a bill that could create incentives, using some tax dollars, to spur savings for low-income families. House Bill 112 would appropriate $2 million to pay for a matching-fund mechanism. The bill remained in committee Tuesday. It should die there if the wording continues to allow any use of […]

Police pay incentives approved

Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Competition for police officers is so stiff statewide that in one case Clovis taxpayers paid for an officer’s training only to lose him after two weeks on the streets. The pricetag for those two weeks: roughly $40,000, Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey said. That type of figure, along with a […]

City considering police incentive package

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor City officials are hoping a new incentive package for Clovis police will help hike staffing levels and attract more experienced officers to the force. City Manager Ray Mondragon will present an approximately $80,000 annual incentive package for approval at tonight’s city commission meeting. If approved, the average incentive pay […]