Committees plan to ask for more time

CNJ staff The expected recommendation coming from Curry County’s jail and courthouse citizens’ committees is to give them more time. Tuesday marks the deadline the committees were given to present recommendations to the commission with those recommendations expected during a 9 a.m. commission meeting in the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Library. According to the […]

Citizens’ committees to ask for extension

Sharna Johnson The primary recommendation jail and courthouse citizens’ committees will most likely make Tuesday is that they be given more time — but they also have a backup plan of general recommendations. Tuesday is the deadline the Curry County Commission gave to two citizen committees tasked with coming up with solutions to address crowding […]

Recommendation downsizes rate hike

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A state Public Regulation Commission hearing examiner recommended a smaller water rate increase for the city’s water provider, according to a PRC document. Hearing examiner Elizabeth Hurst recommended in her Feb. 12 report a 12.6-percent hike, which would generate about $1 million annually in additional revenue for New Mexico […]

County wants equal magistrate districts

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County officials have recommended creating two contiguous and equally populated districts for the Curry County Magistrate Court voting system. The Curry County Commission made the recommendation in response to a joint lawsuit filed by Clovis residents Terry Martin and Johnny Chavez. The joint lawsuit, filed in May, was […]

Ranchvale reprieve: Board decides against school’s closure

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Ranchvale Elementary fifth-grader Devon Boddy, center, gets a hug from family friend Jennifer Settle, left, after hearing during Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal School Board meeting that the rural school will remain open. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The rural Clovis school in jeopardy of closing has been granted a reprieve. Clovis […]

Air Force team projects timeline

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U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici R-N.M. speaks to the Air Force team that was visiting the Clovis and Portales communities Thursday during a meeting at Clovis Community College. (Photo by Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Initial evaluations of the region by an Air Force team ended Friday with a debriefing at Cannon Air […]

Senators commit to finding new mission for Cannon AFB

Staff and wire reports Clovis Mayor David Lansford and Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega met Wednesday with New Mexico’s two U.S. senators to talk about ongoing efforts to find a new mission for Cannon Air Force Base. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission last month handed the eastern New Mexico base a reprieve of sorts. Instead […]

Richardson to meet with commissioner in Los Angeles

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson planned to meet Sunday in Los Angeles with Base Realignment and Closure Commission member Philip Coyle. Hanson Scott, director of the state Office of Military Base Closing and Support, will accompany Richardson. The governor has been trying to meet with all nine members of BRAC, the […]

Clerk called year’s best

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor Like a grown man who never let go of his favorite pair of Chuck Taylors, so Vicki Kelley doesn’t want to let go of her 22 years working at Clovis Municipal Court. The municipal court administrator describes herself as the “old shoe that never wears out” — and she’d […]

Proposal has Clovis changing districts

By Rick White Clovis will be part of a bi-district that includes Class 4A and 5A teams if the state’s governing board for athletics approves the recommendation of a realignment committee. Mario Martinez, chairman of the New Mexico Activities Association realignment committee, said Tuesday the proposal calls for Clovis to be placed in a district […]