Education digest: Clovis employees switching positions

Clovis Municipal Schools announced that six employees have moved to different positions with the system, according to a news release. Each position will begin with the start of the 2009-2010 school year.• Tamara Moore Callahan, special education liaison, will moved into the position of Executive Director of Student Support Services.• Esther Steinle, assistant principal of […]

Civil aviation board vacancies

The Civil Aviation Board currently has two positions open.

Texas election schedule

CNJ Staff Election season is in full swing across the Texas panhandle. The following are regional contests with general election information for voters: Filing deadline: Monday Election day: May 9. Early voting: April 27-May 5. Deadline for voter registration: April 9. The following positions are open: (* indicates a candidate who has filed.) Bovina Positions […]

Cannon looking to fill civilian positions

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base maintained a higher than expected civilian workforce during its transition to a special operations wing. The Civil Service workforce at Cannon dropped from 730 in 2006 to 570 at present. However, the civilian personnel office is looking to fill 50 positions on base, according to Cannon Public Affairs Spokesman […]

Air Force authorizes AFSOC move

Lawsuit settlement changes way magistrate judges elected

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer By Gabriel MonteCNJ STAFF WRITERgabe_monte@link.freedom.com The system to elect magistrate judges in Curry County will change in the 2010 election because of a recent lawsuit settlement. Curry County residents Johnny Chavez and Terry Martin sued the state three years ago to change magistrate-judge positions from at-large to districted positions […]

Candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed Tuesday for the March 4 municipal election: Grady Village council Two at-large positions • Kathy Edwards (I) • Mae Szaloy (I) Melrose City council At-large position, four-year term • Tuck N. Monk (I) • Hulin P. Cargile At-large position, two-year term • Darrel L. Bostwick Texico City council Two […]

Four vying to be next mayor of Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ city editor Four people have declared their intention to run for mayor of Clovis in the March 4 election. Mayor David Lansford has held the position for 12 years. In November, he announced he would not run again for personal reasons. Those who have declared their intention to run for mayor […]

Help wanted: Job vacancies abound in area

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Employers in the area are having difficulty filling vacant positions. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer There may be different theories on why good help is hard to find. However, there is one thing experts seem to agree on — low unemployment in the region makes it harder. As of […]

Firefighters continue push for raises

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Members of a newly formed Clovis Fire Fighter’s Association are circulating a petition asking the City Commission to reconsider a plan for department pay raises. The firefighters plan to present the petition at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. During a Sept. 6 meeting, the City Commission voted 4-3 against a […]

Clovis police recruiting woes resurface

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Police Chief Dan Blair swears in new officer Anthony Garcia Tuesday at the police department. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department is struggling to find qualified applicants. The department has seven open officer positions on a budgeted staff of 64, according to Lt. James Schoeffel, department […]

Fire chief promotes new pay plan for staff

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman introduced his plan to retain experienced firefighters in a study session following Thursday’s City Commission meeting. Westerman said the $272,000 plan that calls for revamping the pay and benefits scale for 74 of the department’s 78 positions doesn’t require additional funding. “I achieved that […]

U.S. attorneys’ firings expose judicial defects

By Freedom Newspapers If a mid-level press officer had been more straightforward with the media last December when the Bush administration decided to fire eight of the country’s 93 U.S. attorneys, the simmering scandal over those fired attorneys might never have developed. A spokesman might have said: “U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the […]

Hospital cuts staff

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A financial squeeze has spurred staff cuts and organizational changes at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to PRMC officials. Hospital officials said 40 clinical, non-clinical, support services and management positions will be cut effective Nov. 18. “Our revenues cannot sustain our current staff levels,” reads a statement […]

Task force framework sketched

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Framework for a volunteer organization and its oversight group was sketched Wednesday at a Local Growth Management Committee meeting. The yet-to-be-formed volunteer organization will advise the Local Growth Management Committee regarding growth development and the availability of federal funding for the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base. The […]

Sleep positions show personality

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CNJ Illustration: Andy DeLisleA study of sleeping positions found the most common to be the fetus. CNJ Staff The position a person sleeps in can reveal aspects of personality, according to one study. Six common sleeping positions were analyzed in a 2003 study by Chris Idzikowski, the director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service. […]

CHS looking to fill coaching positions

CNJ staff Clovis High athletic director Brian Stacy said Thursday he hopes to begin interviews for open coaching positions next week. CHS is seeking head coaches in cross country, girls soccer and boys tennis. Stacy said principal Jody Balch will try to do interviews for teaching positions on Monday. “I’d like to do (coaching) interviews […]

School board approves tight budget

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A frugal budget for the Clovis Municipal Schools was approved unanimously Tuesday by school board members. The roughly $50 million budget fell short of the needs of the 18-school district by about $1.4 million, according to Clovis Schools administrators. Compensation came largely in the form of staff cuts. Fifteen […]

Fifteen teaching positions may be cut

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Fifteen teaching and 14 educational assistant positions in Clovis Municipal Schools would be cut under a proposed 2006-2007 school year budget, drafted to compensate for a budget shortfall of about $1.4 million. Four elementary school, five special education and six Clovis High School teaching positions, instead of a previously […]

City OKs annual budget

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved its 2005-2006 budget Thursday night and funded several projects and capital investments with a substantial cash surplus. The new city budget had a surplus of about $900,000 beyond what the state requires the city to hold in reserves, officials said. City Finance Director Don […]