President Obama to visit New Mexico oil fields

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — With gas prices steadily on the rise, President Barack Obama makes a stop Wednesday in New Mexico’s oil fields to tout the fact that domestic oil and gas production is at an all-time high. But he’ll also step into solidly Republican territory dominated by an industry upset with his administration’s […]

Navajos look to invest in grid connection project

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids has caught the attention of one of the country’s largest American Indian tribes as it looks to enter the energy race. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has met with developers of the Tres Amigas Superstation and sees […]

Forecast: NM should brace for warm, windy spring

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Forecasters with the National Weather Service say patterns are suggesting New Mexico is in for another warm, windy and dry spring. The prediction came Thursday as water managers, agricultural experts and forecasters met to discuss the state’s drought situation. Last year marked one of the driest years on record for […]

Great Lakes looking to move services from Albuquerque to Denver

Kevin Wilson The Clovis Municipal Airport can continue to use Great Lakes Airlines as its Essential Air Services carrier, or it can fly to the Albuquerque Sunport. It just can’t do both. That’s the message — albeit with an accommodating ultimatum — given by Great Lakes CEO Chuck Howell IV to the Clovis Civil Aviation […]

Tres Amigas bill headed for hearing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are considering a set of proposed tax incentives aimed at enticing the developers of the $1.5 billion Tres Amigas SuperStation to locate their headquarters and an associated trading exchange in the state. The Tres Amigas project, first announced in 2009, includes building a hub across 22 square miles […]

Foreign investors partner with Tres Amigas (updated)

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE —A $1.5 billion effort to link the nation’s three major electricity grids is getting a boost from Japanese investors and a European company well versed in integrating power markets. The partnerships with Mitsui and Co. and the European Power Exchange will ensure access to a large talent pool and funding for […]

Ticket feature: Gabriel Iglesias to perform in Albuquerque

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Courtesy photo Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be performing 7 p.m. Jan. 27 in Albuquerque. Freedom New Mexico Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will be performing his Stand-Up Revolution Tour 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kiva Auditorium of the Albuquerque Convention Center. Gabriel has been described as funny, a gifted performer who can consistently deliver a quality […]

Heavy snow closes roads in New Mexico

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico and delaying holiday travelers trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque and Denver. The snow and high winds struck the region Thursday and forced dozens of drivers off Interstate 40 after […]

NM road crews mopping up after blizzard

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A day after blizzard conditions stranded motorists overnight and caused accidents that killed at least four people in New Mexico, highway crews Tuesday were mopping up and getting pre-holiday traffic back on the roads before another system moves into the state Thursday. Forecasters said the next storm isn’t likely to […]

Four finalists named for top jail job

Freedom New Mexico Four finalists including Interim Administrator Tori Sandoval were named Friday for the position of jail administrator, according to Curry County Manager Lance Pyle. Pyle identified the other three candidates as Gerry D. Billy of Newark, Ohio; Michael D. William of Selah, Wash., and Joe Sprunk of Albuquerque. Pyle also announced a committee […]

New Mexico struggles with winter blast aftermath

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico dealt with the aftermath Tuesday of a severe winter blast that left at least one person dead and closed more schools and highways in the southern part of the state. Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — and Interstate 25 between […]

Wind turns to snow as NM prepares for winter blast

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Wind has turned to snow in New Mexico, as wintery weather shut parts of Interstate 40 for a few hours and caused dangerous driving conditions through Raton Pass. Forecasters expected the worst of the storm to hit western and central New Mexico Friday night into Saturday. Meanwhile, strong winds shut […]

Lobos pull away for 54-33 victory

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Eastern New Mexico University’s women did a nice job of hanging with the New Mexico Lobos Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Zias, they weren’t able to shake their shooting woes. Seniors Porche Torrance and Caroline Durbin combined for 26 points and 16 rebounds and New Mexico, which itself struggled to get […]

Zias basketball capsule, Nov. 22

CNJ staff ENMU (1-3) at New Mexico (0-3) When: 7:30 p.m. today Where: The Pit, Albuquerque Last time out: ENMU lost to Western State (Colo.) 68-52 on Saturday at Pueblo, Colo. Also on Saturday, the Lobos fell short in an upset bid at home against No. 13 Oklahoma, losing 58-56. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Of note: […]

CNJ takes top award

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal on Saturday was awarded the top prize from New Mexico Press Association at its annual Better Newspaper Contest. CNJ won the general excellence award for the fifth consecutive year — the eighth time in nine years — taking honors for news and sports reporting and […]

One pleads in child sex case

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — An Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to using the Internet to coerce a minor to engage in sexual activity, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office. Kevin Dwyer, 37, on Wednesday was sentenced to 20 years in prison during federal court proceedings, the release said. According to the […]

Press release: Child sex exploitation case ends in conviction

From U.S. attorney’s office ALBUQUERQUE – Yesterday in federal court in Santa Fe, Kevin Dwyer, a 37-year-old Albuquerque resident, was sentenced to a 20-year term of imprisonment to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release for his conviction on child sexual exploitation and pornography charges, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales.

Wanted Clovis man arrested in Albuquerque

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A Clovis man on supervised release for a number of crimes but disappeared last week has been caught. Albuquerque police said detectives from the gang unit arrested Marco Rivera on Monday after receiving a tip that he was hiding with a friend in the Albuquerque area. New Mexico State Police […]

Cannon bid awarded

CNJ staff A bid was awarded for a C-130 parking apron at Cannon Air Force Base, and announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense. The $23.7 million contract was awarded to Sundt Construction of Tempe, Ariz. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Albuquerque received 11 bids through the Internet. The estimated date of completion […]

Local teams fall in state LL tourneys

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Curry County All-Stars took a 2-1 lead on a two-run single by Gabriel Montoya in the top of the fourth on Saturday, but Carlsbad came back with five runs in the bottom half and went on to a 9-2 first-round win in the state Juniors (ages 13-14) tournament. The game […]