Bond will help grant colleges their wish list

CNJ staff New Mexico voters approved more than $94 million in bonds on Tuesday to help the state’s colleges and universities upgrade infrastructure. But proponents say the voters’ decision will benefit more than just higher education. “When you think of bonds, you tend to think of how it helps the university and that’s not the […]

Raises should benefit all city employees

Letters to the editor I heard several points of views about city employee pay raises Thursday night. There is no doubt that our police department is underpaid. I pondered the thought of who is to blame for low pay for not only the police department, but all city employees. This issue has been batted around […]

G.O. Bonds approved by voters

By Ryan Lengerich A school bond that will designate $8 million to Eastern New Mexico University was approved by New Mexico voters on Tuesday. Bond B will allocate $94.5 million to colleges statewide and raise property taxes by an average of $15.26 per year on a $150,000 home, according to the state Board of Finance. […]

America should educate itself — and then vote

Freedom Newspapers Important decisions will be made in Tuesday’s general election and we hope many voices chime in on the outcomes. Locally we will decide on county commissioners, a county treasurer, state legislators and several bond issues that would raise taxes but help fund education, senior citizens facilities and libraries. At the national level, of […]

Bond would benefit area colleges

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Area higher education officials say a bond that would allocate $94.5 million is crucial to projects planned at local colleges. Voters will decide Nov. 2 if funding the projects is worth a slight rise in property taxes. Bond “B” will provide funding for equipment and building projects at universities […]

It’s OK to pay for education; vote yes for bond

Freedom Newspapers James A. Garfield, the 20th U.S. president, summarized our feelings about education: It is next in importance to freedom and justice, he said. Without education, neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. We seldom endorse tax hikes, but we hope New Mexico voters will OK, on Nov. 2, the semiannual General Obligation […]

Homicide suspect’s bail request denied

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A Curry County district judge on Thursday denied a bond-change request for a Clovis man charged with first-degree murder in connection with a January shootout that left one man dead. Eric Duran, 26, of Clovis, charged with driving a vehicle in which two passengers allegedly gunned down 27-year-old Carlos […]

County considers new events center plan

By David Irvin Curry County’s proposed events center was back in the spotlight on Tuesday with a new plan. The latest proposal, from Schlegel Lewis Architects of Albuquerque, is to build a facility next to the county fairgrounds’ Mounted Patrol Arena, which could share some of the outdoor rodeo arena’s infrastructure. One element that might […]

City takes first step to approve $200 million dollar bond

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer The City Commission gave initial approval Thursday night to the issuance of a $200 million industrial revenue bond to finance the construction of the Southwest Cheese Plant. A special commission meeting will be held May 13 to give final approval to the bond, commissioners said. The proposed bond purchase […]

Local bank wins school bonds bid

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A local bank won the bidding war for $5 million worth of Clovis Municipal School bonds, the school board voted at Tuesday night’s meeting. James Baker and Associates and the Bank of Clovis out-bid seven other companies for the right to buy the bonds voters approved in a March […]

Adult detention center overcrowding makes hole in Curry County funds

By Jack King Curry County is facing a $1.3 million shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year, due mostly to the cost of housing county prisoners out of state, officials said. County Manager Geneva Cooper told commissioners on Tuesday that preliminary figures for the 2004-2005 budget show the county with total revenues of $5.7 million, but […]

Cop shooting trial delayed

Cops and Courts The case of Timothy Michael Burke, 51, accused of shooting Detective Keith Bessette of the Clovis Police Department in 2002, had been set for jury trial on Wednesday but has been postponed to an undetermined date. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter, the case was postponed due to difficulties in […]

Schools ready to make use of bond money

A computer screen at the Curry County Courthouse shows the unofficial results of the school bond election Tuesday night as Clovis School’s Superintendent Neil Nuttall, left, is congratulated on the passing of the bond issue. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. Ryan Lengerich Let the renovations commence. The Clovis school bond has been passed and Assistant Superintendent […]

School issue passes

Vivian Lake, right, a retired Clovis school teacher, signs up to cast her vote during Tuesday’s bond election. Election Judge Jerrie Lou Franse, left, watches at Yucca Junior High School. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich A special school bond issue passed easily Tuesday, paving the way for Clovis Public Schools to receive […]

Clovis’ day of double voting could cause citizens confusion

Ryan Lengerich Motivating many Americans to vote once can be challenging. Today many Clovis residents will be asked to vote twice. The Clovis Public School special bond election will collide with the nationally publicized presidential caucus election today, leaving some local officials concerned over voter confusion. “These are two separate things that are going on,” […]

Schools await bond funds

By CNJ Staff Clovis Public School district residents will find out this week if millions of dollars will be put forward for structural and technological improvements at schools districtwide. A special school bond election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to decide whether the community will put forth $5 million in […]

LETTERS: Bond decision needs to benefit teachers

On Tuesday, Clovis voters will have the opportunity to decide on a $5 million bond election with the money earmarked for school renovations and maintenance, and the addition of fiber optics in the Clovis schools. There will be much talk of the importance of this bond issue to ensure the continued excellence of education at […]

Bond election will decide $5 million for schools

Ryan Lengerich A special school bond election will be held Feb. 3 and $5 million for school renovations hangs on its outcome. The bond money would be directed to the replacement of roofs, building renovations, replacement of heating and cooling systems, parking additions and the addition of fiber optic networks in Clovis public schools district […]

Police: Chevron robber may have attacked cop

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Clovis man is being held without bond, accused of attacking a police officer following a Friday night robbery at the Chevron gas station on the 900 block of North Prince. But police reported they are not certain the man who attacked an officer was the robber. About 7:40 p.m. Friday, […]

Clovis schools receive $200,000

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis Municipal School Board members learned Tuesday evening the district has received nearly $200,000 in funds from a special library bond issue and $6,168 in three different grants to support smaller projects. According to a budget adjustment request, the district will spend $160,000 for textbooks, $10,000 for software, and $26,177 for […]