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Curry commission appoints clerk replacement

The unexpected death of Jo Lynn Queener put Annie Hogland in charge of the Curry County Clerk's office. The Curry County Commision decided to keep her there. Hogland, who assumed duties when Queener...

 

Curry officials approve Medicaid resolution

Curry County officials said Tuesday they want to send a clear message to legislators in Santa Fe with regard to counties being mandated to help fund the state's Medicaid program. Commissioners voted...

 

Exclusion miffs co-op

The Curry County Water Co-op wants a seat at the table on a new water committee. But the chair said it’s not built that way. A strategic planning committee, built out of the city’s Water Policy Advisory Committee, rankles Co-op Vice President...

 

Street market idea tabled

CLOVIS — During Thursday’s regular meeting, the Clovis City Commission voted to table a request for street closure between Purdue and Commerce on Main Street during the spring and summer months until more information can be obtained. “We would...

 

Bond upped to $500,000 in Monday stabbing

CLOVIS — A magistrate court judge has increased the bond to $500,000 for a Clovis man accused of stabbing a woman to death on Monday. Lorenzo Martinez, 50, was arraigned before Judge Richard Hollis via videoconference Wednesday. Martinez told...

 

Lawmaker hopes to increase teachers' starting pay

A New Mexico lawmaker is hopeful a measure she has introduced during this legislative session will help address the state's teacher shortage in the form of increased starting pay. According to State S...

 

Planning committee official says work will take time

During Tuesday's Water Policy Advisory Board meeting, the body received an update with regard to the recent activities of a strategic planning committee spearheaded by City Commissioner Ladona...

 

Curry to move forward on appointing clerk

CLOVIS — During its Jan. 21 meeting, the Curry County Commission plans to start the process of appointing a county clerk for the next two years. Deputy Clerk Annie Hogland has fulfilled the...

 

African American history to be celebrated at roundhouse

With the theme "Heritage of Hope, Legacy of Victory" serving as the backdrop, African American Day at the State Legislature will be celebrated today at the Capitol Roundhouse. A Clovis delegation...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 9, 2017

CCC audit report comes up clean

During Wednesday's meeting the Clovis Community College board received a thumbs up regarding an audit report that closed out the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. "Big picture, you all have an...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 8, 2017

Curry County pronounced on sound financial footing

CLOVIS — During Tuesday’s regular meeting the Curry County Commission granted approval of the 2016 fiscal year audit report, with an independent reviewer pronouncing the entity on sound financial footing. “An audit takes the cooperation of the...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 5, 2017

Super Bowl face-off

It's anticipated just over 100 million viewers will tune in to Super Bowl LI this evening to see the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle. Included in the masses will be a pair of Clovis...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 4, 2017

Curry commission adds two plans for detention center addition

During a special meeting Friday, the Curry County Commission added two plans to the two previously existing options for the adult detention center addition and renovation project. “The architect (ASA Architects) is working in de...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 4, 2017

Clovis commission approves alcohol measure

CLOVIS — During Thursday’s regular meeting the Clovis City Commission approved a measure that prohibits alcohol consumption at the Clovis Municipal Airport. “The Clovis City Commission finds that the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    February 2, 2017

School district officials weigh in on cuts

Local school district personnel are lending insight in the wake of Gov. Susana Martinez signing legislation addressing accessing school district cash balances. Martinez approved Senate Bill 114 Tuesday. “The original Senate bill made the cuts but...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 28, 2017

County clerk 'will be sorely missed'

CLOVIS — Curry County Deputy Clerk Annie Hogland had this to say about her friend, Jo Lynn Queener: “Jo Lynn shared such a special bond with so many people. She could light up a room, a workplace and an entire community. And no matter what she...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 28, 2017

Officials detail bond issues at public forum

CLOVIS — The High Plains Patriots hosted an open forum at the Clovis-Carver Library Thursday, with an eye toward the Clovis Municipal Schools general obligation bond and tax levy election. School district officials said they are asking voters to...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 26, 2017

Curry commission clears way for Broadview station house

CLOVIS — During Wednesday’s special meeting the Curry County Commission cleared the way for a new Broadview Fire Department station house. Davtek Corporation will construct the 60-by-100-foot, 6,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal building that...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 25, 2017

Family hopes to aid others with children fighting illness

Kade Dixon lost his battle with pulmonary hypertension after only 13 months of life, but his birthday, resolve and spirit will be celebrated today in Clovis — while also paying it forward to aid other families of children fighting battles. The Team...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 22, 2017

Commission focus on smaller projects

CLOVIS — Heeding the advice of a former city commission and current state legislator, the Clovis City Commission has decided to go small or go home with its capital outlay list. On the advice of Rep. Randy Crowder, R-Clovis, the commission voted...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 20, 2017

Commissioners approve resolution supporting tax measure

CLOVIS — During Thursday’s regular meeting the Clovis City Commission demonstrated support for a state legislative measure helmed by Rep. Randy Crowder that, if approved by voters, would grant authority to all counties and municipalities to...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 19, 2017

Educators credited for higher grad rates

In the wake of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez recently announcing the state’s Class of 2016 established an all-time high graduation rate, local reaction attributes the feat to due diligence of educators. Martinez revealed earlier this week more st...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 18, 2017

Plea deal deadline extended in murder case

CLOVIS — A plea deal deadline was established in district court Tuesday for a Clovis man slated to stand trial later this month for first-degree murder. Jonathan Cruz, 25, is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 30 through Feb. 3 on charges connected to...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 18, 2017

Attorney asks to sever charges in sex assault case

CLOVIS — The attorney representing a man slated to stand trial in district court next month to face criminal sexual contact charges has filed a motion to sever charges. Chris Christensen serves as the lawyer for David Garcia, who is scheduled for...

 
 By Douglas Clark    News    January 14, 2017

Events slated to celebrate life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A series of events commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are slated in Clovis and Portales in recognition of King Day. The Clovis Dr. Martin Luther King Commission,...

 

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