County to meet over budget changes

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle is expected to present a revised budget plan today that would allow for 10 additional detention officers at the jail, as some commissioners have requested. Commissioners are meeting at 9 a.m. in the Commission Room at the courthouse. During a May 18 meeting in […]

Senate votes to override second Richardson veto

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican For the second day in a row, the state Senate has voted overwhelmingly to override a veto by Gov. Bill Richardson of a bill passed last year. The Senate voted 34 to 4 Tuesday to override Richardson’s veto of Senate Bill 460 from last year’s session. The […]

De Baca County manager dismissed

CNJ staff De Baca County commissioners voted to dismiss County Manager John Nuttall during Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, according to Committee Chair Joe Steele. Steele would not state the cause behind the dismissal, saying that he “doesn’t feel comfortable putting personnel matters out there.” Commissioner Tommy Roybal said Nuttall was an at-will employee. “We could […]

Bingaman voted to approve emergency spending bill

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today voted to approve legislation that contains funding for border security.

Commission renews county manager’s contract for two years

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to renew the county manager’s contract through 2011, adding a year to his existing contract. Manager Lance Pyle’s contract renewal does not include a pay raise. The vote came following an executive session at the end of the scheduled meeting. “We thought Lance […]

Senate to switch on Web camera

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican After being taken down before the start of this session, a camera that will broadcast proceedings of the Senate floor over the Internet will return. The Senate voted 37-0 Friday to allow a camera to be installed in the back of the Senate and stream video to the Legislature’s […]

School superintendent gets contract extension

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Board of Education voted during Tuesday’s meeting to extend Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm’s contract with the school district to 2011. The measure passed after a vote of 4-1, with Board Secretary Mark Lansford casting the dissenting vote. Lansford, who has voted in the past in to extend Seidenwurm’s […]

Students making trip for inauguration

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Had she been eligible to vote last November, Clovis High School senior Morgan Duval says she would have voted for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Still, she is excited about her trip this week to the nation’s capital to be among the millions to witness Barack Obama’s historic inauguration […]

City commission votes down euthanasia switch

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis citizens and animal protection groups from around New Mexico touted the benefits of lethal injection to euthanize animals at the Clovis Animal Shelter. The Clovis City Commission disagreed, and voted 4-3 Thursday night against changing from its current carbon monoxide chamber. Commissioners and citizens spoke for about 30 […]

County OKs beer and wine sales at SEC

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners on Tuesday voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the sale of beer and wine at the Special Events Center, reversing an earlier decision against the issue. Chairman Albin Smith provided the pivotal vote, switching his stance on the issue and joining with commissioners Bobby Sandoval and […]