Weekly update — Sept. 27

Street improvements and a new animal control building are among priorities the city of Clovis has outlined in its infrastructure capital improvement plan. The plan, which is required by state Department of Finance and Administration, outlines projects the city would like to work on, if capital outlay or other funding sources become available between 2012 […]

Road plan to be posted for review

CNJ staff Curry County will post its five-year road maintenance and construction plan draft at currycounty.org for citizen review and comment. For information regarding the draft, Roads Superintendent Chris Pacheco can be reached at 762-1501.

Course transfers, local colleges topics at higher education meeting

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Viola Florez listens at the town hall meeting Monday in the Clovis Community College Town Hall. Giving input for a proposed higher education master plan, participants discussed such things as the importance of the institution to the community, dual-credit programs and duplication of courses […]

Higher education master plan up for discussion at town hall meetings

Argen Duncan Members of the public have a chance to tell state officials what they want in higher education in New Mexico. Higher Education Department Secretary Viola Florez and members of her staff are scheduled to hold town hall meetings Monday in Clovis and Portales to collect input about their state higher education master plan. […]

Small budget calls for homegrown fun

Our summer began with a wonderful trip into unknown places, at least unknown to me, though familar to many from this area, as we went to southern Colorado. However, that will probably be the extent of our travels this summer, as like many families, our budget is small. We have found, though, small celebrations can […]

Water authority approves finance plan

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Consultants, lawyers and board members prepare for the Eastern New Mexico Water Authority meeting Thursday at the Texico Fire Department. The board approved a finance plan for the $500 million Ute Lake water project. Jared Tucker The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority approved a finance plan Thursday required to […]

Homeless ID system won’t be successful

Freedom New Mexico A plan to tag each homeless person in Colorado Springs will never work. Those who advocate the ID program undoubtedly mean well. It may seem logical to the orderly, disciplined, rational mind. But it’s never going to work. A story in Monday’s Colorado Springs Gazette told of the ongoing saga of the […]

Commission proposing tax hike

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Courtesy graphic A proposed judicial complex would create a megaplex of justice and county government facilities occupying three blocks of downtown Clovis. Sharna Johnson Curry County commissioners on Wednesday approved a $33 million plan that includes raising taxes to fund a new judicial complex. Now they need voter approval. The plan, presented by Kevin Powers […]

Commissioners to consider tax increases for judicial complex

The question of whether to pass tax increases to pay for a new $33 million judicial complex will be put to Curry County commissioners Wednesday. A plan to develop the complex calls for a general obligation bond of $16.5 million and a .25 percent gross receipts tax increase to be voted on in the November […]

Judicial complex to cost $33 million

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Courtesy graphic A proposed $33 million judicial complex would occupy three blocks from Seventh to 10th Streets. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A $33 million plan to revamp county offices and the courts got a nod of approval from commissioners Tuesday. The plan — presented by Albuquerque architectural firm Rohde, May, Keller, McNamara — […]

Press Release: City wants comments on affordable housing plan

The City of Clovis is in the process of preparing an Affordable Housing Plan for the community to evaluate ways to use public resources to assist in the production of affordable housing.

County rejects revised budget, approves original preliminary plan

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 3-2 majority had the Curry County Commission doing an about face Tuesday, rejecting a proposal to add 10 new detention officers at the jail and voting to approve County Manager Lance Pyle’s original preliminary $11 million budget with additional cuts. The vote came during a special meeting set […]

Obamacare will cause economic heart attack

Freedom Newspapers Less than a month old, Obamacare already is loaded into an ambulance on its way to the ER. The first crisis for the health care overhaul plan is a shortage of doctors. “At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next […]

Staff cuts part of plan to remove $2.3 million from school district budget

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education heard management’s initial suggestions Tuesday to cut $2.3 million from the district’s budget. Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano presented the board with a budget review for school year 2010-2011, pinpointing a $1.2 million decrease in state funding. Another $1 million worth of […]

Greene Acres Park has long history

By Bill Kinyon: Guest columnist As I watch the continued improvements to Greene Acres Park, I am reminded of how it began. I thought that some folks might be interested in the history of the park. In 1963, the Clovis Jaycees were looking for a project. We noticed that the low drainage area south of […]

Trash bin plan not well thought out

I wonder who came up with the idea of doing away with our dumpsters. It is my opinion this would be a horrible mistake. First let me say it would be more costly to the city to buy all the containers. And instead of the truck making a stop for every three or four houses, […]

Flood plan revisions to be reviewed at meeting

CNJ staff The city will review flood plan revisions today at a public works committee meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at Clovis City Hall. “We’re done with our study,” City Engineer Justin Howalt said. “We’re at a point where we’re going to be submitting it to FEMA for our review.” The city […]

Tres Amigas plan moving forward

SANTA FE, N.M. – March 19, 2010 – Tres Amigas, LLC today announced that it received responses at a hearing on March 18, 2010 on the regulatory filings it submitted with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the Tres Amigas SuperStation. FERC’s orders were as follows:

Judge approves Freedom reorganization plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved the Chapter 11 reorganization plan of Freedom Communications. Freedom Communications is the corporate owner of Freedom New Mexico, including the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. Under the plan approved Tuesday, Freedom’s secured lenders including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of […]

Weather slows overpass progress

CNJ staff Recent winter weather has slowed progress of the replacement of the Hull Street Overpass. City Engineer Justin Howalt said the target date for the overpass is now November. Howalt said the plan this week is to work on drilling for the bridge’s foundation. The step involves drilling 70-foot holes, and filling them with […]