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


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


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 […]