Some want to see pay, others see no point

Project: Reader Reaction Curry County officials recently declined the Clovis News Journal’s request for employee salary information. County Attorney Steve Doerr said the records requested do not exist. A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if the newspaper should sue the county to force release of the information. Some responses: “I can’t understand why the […]

Curry County continues history of secrecy

David Stevens Welcome to Curry County, where Big Brother rules. It isn’t a motto the chamber of commerce would want to adopt, but the moniker is accurate for a community whose government bodies seem serious about closed-door meetings, hiding public documents and limiting or impeding the flow of information. Two weeks ago, I complained about […]

Some reactions to pay raise based on untruths

Letters to the editor Editor’s note: Clovis city commissioners on Jan. 8 voted 5-3 to raise salaries for commissioners and the mayor by $2,000 each. I normally don’t respond to letters to the editor, but after reading those from Denver Jones and Ben Moralez (Jan. 8 CNJ), I feel I have to respond. I respect […]

Tax hike for police may not be wise

A petition with 800 signers to raise police salaries was presented to the Clovis City Commission on Thursday. This is a very small number compared to the city population of 33,000 citizens who pay the taxes. A commissioner suggested a property tax increase as the answer. During the presentation, Clovis salaries were compared with Roswell, […]